Metropolitan Ballet Theatre’s 30th Anniversary performance season will continue with a fun fairytale ballet, Thumbelina, which will be presented along with an original work to celebrate MBT’s 30th Anniversary!
Metropolitan Ballet Theatre presents a different full-length ballet each spring, and this year’s 30th Anniversary Season spring production is sure to delight audiences of all ages!
Come to see Thumbelina’s adventures as she is captivated by the forest and its beauty. You’ll meet the friendly flowers, the mysterious and wicked Mrs. Toad and her son, the helpful butterfly and fish, the dancing beetles, the old mouse, and the mole. As Thumbelina wanders into the Land of the Fairies, she’ll meet her Prince and new friends, to finally discover where she belongs!
Thumbelina will be presented along with a very special, original work, in celebration of MBT’s 30th Anniversary. This is not a performance to be missed!
Sat. March 16 – 12pm & 4pm*
Sun. March 17 – 12pm & 4pm*
*Special post-performance “cast chat” for children of all ages will be held after each 4pm performance. Stay in your seats to meet the director, choreographers, and some of the cast. Students will be able to ask questions, take photos, and get autographs.
Each spring, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre presents a different full-length ballet or mixed repertory production to the community. Metropolitan Ballet Theatre has produced dozens of enchanting ballets, including fairy tales such as Cinderella, ballet classics like Coppelia, short stories like Peter and the Wolf, and other delightful originals such as Snow White and Thumbelina, featuring the music of the famous classical composers. In March 2016, MBT produced its first completely original ballet, Becoming Sugar Plum, the story of how the Sugar Plum Fairy came to be, complete with an original score from composer Alexandra T Bryant, choreography from Elizabeth Odell Catlett and Katerina Rodgaard, and lighting from Lynn Joslin. Ms. Catlett and Heather Katz wrote the accompanying childrens storybook.
For mixed repertory productions, local choreographers also get the chance to have their works debuted in a professional setting by MBT dancers. Vanessa Carmichael-Elder (from Teatro De Danza Contemporanea), Nicole Y.M. McBrayer (from Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance) and Derrick Spear (from Washington Reflections Dance Company) have all choreographed works for MBT in past years. These choreographers bring different dance styles to MBT, challenging the dancers to move beyond what is normally taught in class and wowing audiences with their diversity, innovation and creativity.
- Performances are held at 12pm and 4pm Saturday and Sunday.
- The 4pm performance on Saturday and 4pm performance on Sunday each include a “cast chat” where Girl Scouts and other students may stay after the production for a short chat with the cast. Please see our Girl Scouts Outreach page for more information.
- All seats are general admission.
- Lobby opens one hour prior to performance time; house opens 30 minutes prior to performance time.
Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center
51 Manakee Street
Rockville, MD 20850
$19 for groups of 10+ in advance
$24 for seniors/students/children in advance
$28 for adult tickets in advance
$27/$31 for tickets at the door (if available)