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Metropolitan Ballet Company to present two children’s storybook classics – Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse and Peter Pan


Metropolitan Ballet Company Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse , photo by E.A.Kennedy,III

Metropolitan Ballet Company (MBC) will open its season with two extraordinary storybook productions and a company premiere. Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, with sparkling choreography by Jennifer Sommers, is based on the book by award-winning children’s author Kevin Henkes. The fairytale classic Peter Pan is a breathtaking original production by noted New York City choreographer Kanji Segawa and was created for MBC in 2007.  Also on the program will be Robert Rodham’s Snow Scene and Snow Pas de Deux from The Nutcracker, once a part of Pennsylvania Ballet’s original Nutcracker production. These magical story ballets, brought to life with exuberant dancing, will delight children of all ages.


Metropolitan Ballet Company presents Peter Pan, photo by E.A,Kennedy, III

The performances will be held at 1:00pm and 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 17th and 1:00pm and 4:00 pm on Sunday, November 18th at the Josephine Muller Auditorium at Abington Friends School, 575 Washington Lane, Jenkintown, PA 19046.  Tickets for this family-oriented program are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Running time of the program is one hour and 10 minutes. To order tickets or for more information, please call 215-663-1665, email collinsvidnovic@verizon.net or visit www.metropolitanballetcompany.org to purchase tickets online.

Metropolitan Ballet’s Family Concert Series continues to enchant young families by bringing popular stories to the stage. Previous ballets performed in MBC’s Family Concert Series have included Fancy Nancy: Bonjour Butterfly, The Rainbow Fish, Hansel & Gretel, Cinderella and Coppélia.

Metropolitan Ballet was recognized in the October 2011 issue of Pointe magazine as one of seven ballet studios across America that is producing major talent, and was most recently presented with the 2012 Youth America Grand Prix Outstanding School Award at the Regional Semi-Finals in Philadelphia.  The Company has also received national acclaim for its performances at the prestigious Regional Dance America festival, and for its Boys’ Scholarship Dance Program, which provides tuition-free training for more than 50 boys ages 7 through 18. Metropolitan Ballet Company is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization providing scholarships, performance training for pre-professional dancers and outreach programs designed to promote a love and appreciation of dance in our community.

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