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Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s 2016-2017 Season Unleashed
Date: 10/21/2016 until 4/23/2017
Time: 7:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Location: Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (View Map)
Description: PRESS RELEASE: Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s 2016-2017 Season Unleashed Immediate Release: Press Release Contact: Dianna Cuatto 410-224-5644 (w); 443-891-3408 © Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Maryland’s premier professional ballet company, is excited to reveal an exquisite array of performances for its upcoming 2016-2017 Season. I am incredibly excited to unveil Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s (BTM’s) 2016-2017 Season and invite you to share in an amazing journey as we step together through the pages of magic, intrigue, power, passion, drama, humor and adventure at our home theater at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis. Our journey begins on October 21, 21, and 23, 2016, with America’s first and most beloved original mysterious, ghost story: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. This masterful retelling of Washington Irving’s masterpiece will meet your every expectation. Everyone loves a ghostly, spooky tale about things that go bump in the night—especially when the tale is full of good humor and beloved characters. The lanky, comedic school teacher, Ichabod Crane, pits himself against the athletic “jock”, Brom Bones as they vie for the attention of the lovely, mysterious, wealthy Katrina Van Tassel. And of course the spooky specter at the bottom of all the mysterious happenings is the Headless Horseman himself who will make a guest appearance onstage at Maryland Hall. Next, I invite you to ride the Holiday Express to the most famous destination of all time—The Nutcracker, December 10, 11, 17, and 18. 2016. Battle the Rat Queen and her minions and help Clara rescue her beloved Nutcracker as you share in her magical adventures and the spirit of tradition with your loved ones. Travel once more through the realm of the Snow Queen to the Kingdom of Sweets with Clara and her Prince to the place where dreams come true and Holiday spirit abounds. Look for some new sets pieces in our annual production at Maryland Hall. On February 19, 20, and 21, 2017, our journey takes us to under the sea for the world premiere of BTM’s The Little Mermaid at Maryland Hall, based upon the 1837 fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson. A mischievous young mermaid takes us on the adventure of a lifetime when she willingly gives up her freedom of life in the sea to become human, gain an immortal soul, and win the heart of a handsome young Prince. But it will take all of her courage, selflessness, and determination to make her dreams come true by defeating a sneaky sea witch, her devious sea wraith companion, while saving two kingdoms in the process. Together, we will dive into a world of drama, magic, intrigue, music and adventure as we explore life under the sea and on land through the powerful language of dance. Of course, our journey wouldn’t be complete at Maryland Hall without our April 24, 25, and 26, 2017 performances of Innovations 2016-2017 where BTM will captivate you with innovative pieces that will transport you from the Classical to the Dramatic to the Contemporary, exploring emotions and themes relevant to all of us. Journey with BTM’s dynamic, versatile dancers to explore the depth and power of the mesmerizing language of classical dance in all its forms with new and returning choreographic and musical works. For information about BTM, go online at www.balletmaryland.org. Or call: 410-263-8289. For tickets: Go online at www.marylandhall.org. or call: 410-280-5640. If you are looking for even more places to journey with us, you can catch The Nutcracker before anyone else at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA), Thanksgiving Weekend, November 26 and 27, 2016.or you can visit Camelot with us at the BCPA on March 19, 2017, when BTM presents Dianna Cuatto’s award winning Excalibur: The Sword in the Stone. And as a subscriber, you can add these destinations on as a bonus. For information or tickets, go online at www.balletmaryland.org. Or Call: 410-263-8289. If you missed The Sleeping Beauty last season, you can catch it again on Saturday, November 5, 2016, when BTM travels to the Convention Center in Ocean City sponsored by the Worcester County Public Library. For information, go online at www.balletmaryland.org. Or Call: 410-263-8289. Or you can travel with BTM to make history at the Lyric in Baltimore in our first season as a Resident Company. The Nutcracker is our first destination with two performances on Saturday, December 3, 2016 and two on Sunday, December 4, 2016. To match the grandeur of the Lyric, Our Nutcracker will be dressed with all new sets, some new, additional choreography, plus live music with the Concert Artists of Baltimore and some special events to be announced. And on April 1, 2017, you can journey with us back in time once more to Camelot when BTM presents Excalibur: The Sword in the Stone to Maggie Sansone’s powerful score and played live by her and her ensemble of musicians including. This ballet was voted one of the10 “must see events” by Metro Theatre Guide in 2015. For information, go online at www.balletmaryland.org. Or Call: 410-263-2829. For tickets, go online at www.thelyricoperahouse.com. Or cal::410-900-1150. If that isn’t enough, you can choose to take advantage of our free events with BTM’s Maryland Hall performances including: a Halloween Spooktacular party with the Legend of Sleepy Hollow in October, the ever popular Sugar Plum Parties at The Nutcracker, the Under the Sea Festival Party in conjunction with The Little Mermaid, or the Season Grande Finale Party with our April performance of Innovations-all on Sundays at Maryland Hall. As you can see, you will want to journey with the Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Maryland’s premier professional ballet company, through an adventurous 2016-2017 Season where the powerful language of dance will transport you to the most magical, mysterious, innovative destinations you can possibly imagine. ……………………………………………… Ballet Theatre of Maryland, located in Annapolis, MD., is designated as the premier professional ballet company and school in the state of Maryland. The company is comprised of 16-18 professional dancers, 10-12 Apprentices and 10-12 Trainees. The school of dance has and all professional faculty with teachers all still current in the field with degrees in dance education and/or certifications from top training schools. Our school has locations in Annapolis at Maryland Hall, the Merritt Annex, Brooklyn Park and Easton, providing quality training for ages 2 through adult, pre-professional and professional in ballet, jazz, modern, tap, etc. It also provides students opportunities to perform with the professional company in some of the professional productions with age appropriate challenges in many of our full-length story ballets. For information about BTM, visit us at www.balletmaryland.org or call 410-263-8289. For Maryland Hall tickets only, go online at www.mdhallarts.org or call 410-280-5640. Contact BTM for all other ticket information. For all other tickets, see above information.
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