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
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!
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.
**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!
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.