Metropolitan Ballet Theatre’s 29th annual performance season will continue with a fun fairytale ballet:
Alice in Wonderland
Metropolitan Ballet Theatre presents a different full-length ballet each spring, and this year’s production of “Alice in Wonderland,” is sure to delight audiences of all ages!
You’ll watch curious young Alice’s adventures with mischievous and comical characters like the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Duchess, the Cheshire Cat, the Caterpillar, the dancing roses, swirling cards, and the Queen of Hearts.
Sat. March 17 – 12pm* & 4pm
Sun. March 18 – 1pm & 5pm*
*Special post-performance “cast chat” for children of all ages will be held after select performances.
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, using 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 over the 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 1pm and 5pm Sunday.
- The 12pm performance on Saturday and 5pm 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
$18 for groups of 10+ in advance
$19 for seniors/students/children in advance
$23 for adult tickets in advance
$26 for all tickets at the door (if available)