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Metropolitan Ballet Theatre’s 31st annual performance season will continue with a fun classical ballet, La Boutique Fantasque, an interactive ballet experience not to be missed!

Your ticket includes:

Pre-performance:  Lobby activities: Children will visit MBT’s toyshop to select a small toy. (one included with each child’s ticket); Facepainting

During the performance:  Interactive elements during the ballet

Intermission:  Magic show on stage & activities continue in the lobby **

Post-performance:  Stay to meet characters from the ballet 

Performance postponed due to health advisories – date TBD

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3/12/20 4:30pm

MBT’s upcoming performances of “La Boutique Fantasque – The Magic Toyshop” have been cancelled. This decision is made in partnership with the Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College, and is the responsible decision to protect the health of our community.

Our goal is to reschedule the performance for later this spring, but of course no decision can currently be made in that regard.

We are following up with ticket buyers in the next few days. On behalf of everyone at MBT – dancers, staff, and faculty – we truly appreciate your commitment to MBT and ask you to please be patient with us as we make decisions in the best interest of the health and safety of our students, staff, volunteers, and community.

With thanks,
The team at MBT

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Click for statement from MBT regarding health advisories

  

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre presents a different full-length ballet each spring, and this year’s 31st Anniversary Season spring production is sure to delight audiences of all ages!

La Boutique Fantasque, the Magic Toyshop will include fun “Magic Toyshop” experience in our lobby, as well as a chance to meet members of the cast after each performance. This is not a performance to be missed!

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Performances:

Sat. March 21 – 12pm & 4pm

Sun. March 22 – 12pm & 4pm

Special post-performance meet-n-greet for children of all ages will be held after each performance. Students will be able to ask questions, take photos, and get autographs.

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**This performance includes a magic show at intermission to add to the experience of The Magic Toyshop!  Stay in your seats for a portion of intermission to see Adam Stone, a corporate and family entertainer who uses mentalism, hypnosis, and magic to entertain audiences both young and old.  He is comfortable on stage performing for large groups as well as within more intimate settings, such as private parties, corporate meetings, weddings, and other social events.  He brings humor and joy to everything he does and can make absolutely anyone laugh. Adam began both his ballet and magical debut in The Midatlantic Youth Ballet’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker as Drosselmeyer in 2016.  Since then he has been performing in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Delaware. MBT is excited to have Adam join us for this production season!

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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 storybook for children.

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.

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  • Performances are held at 12pm and 4pm Saturday and Sunday.
  • Tickets for this special performance also include fun, interactive experiences for children in the lobby before the show and during intermission.
  • Each performance also includes an opportunity to meet cast members after the show; Girl Scouts have often used this opportunity to work toward their dance or theater patches. 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.

Performance Location:

Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center
Montgomery College
51 Manakee Street
Rockville, MD 20850

Ticket Prices:

$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)

Performance postponed due to health advisories – date TBD

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Attention Girl Scouts! Work toward your arts and dance patches by attending one of our special Girl Scout performances. Click here for more info.

Join us for The Magic Toyshop Tea Party to meet the characters from La Boutique Fantasque before the full-length ballet is performed!

MBT hosts a Tea Party in our studio for young dancers to meet some of the characters from our Spring production and see small previews of the performance!

Wear your favorite fairytale or ballet costume, and meet the characters from MBT’s La Boutique Fantasque!
Sunday, March 8th: seatings at 11am & 1pm

Enjoy a fun ballet class and mini-performance with the characters from the ballet, sweet treat, craft, and meet the performers!

$20 per child; all children must be accompanied by an adult. Age appropriate age 3-7.

Each sitting will last approximately 60-75 minutes.

Tea Party Tickets – click here

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Please click here for information about how to sponsor MBT’s programming or advertise in the playbills for MBT’s performance season, which includes The Nutcracker, The Nutcracker Suite, a Spring Ballet, and our Gala. For additional sponsorship and recognition opportunities, please click here.