Abington Friends School’s Josephine Muller Theater
575 Washington Lane, Jenkintown, 19046
Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door
Available for purchase at the MET office or HERE!
Metropolitan Ballet Company will bring two family-friendly ballets – one premiere and one classic – to audiences this fall, as part of its 25th Anniversary celebration. “Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet” is a premier by choreographer Mary LeGere. The ever-exuberant Fancy Nancy learns to love a less-than-fancy role in her ballet school’s production, while cheering on her best friend who has a lead part. The award-winning illustrator of the Fancy Nancy series is Robin Preiss Glasser, former Pennsylvania Ballet dancer, who, along with Mary LeGere was a dance colleague of Met’s Founder, Lisa Collins Vidnovic. The three performed together and have remained life-long friends.
Also on the program is Graduation Ball, a ballet repertoire favorite! David Lichine’s classic comedy ballet in one act is set in Vienna where the lovely students of a fashionable girls’ school invite young cadets to their graduation ball. This international favorite boasts exuberant dancing, youthful romance, and an atmosphere of fun, all to the sweeping musical score by Johann Strauss II. Another highlight is the flirtatious dance between the Old General, who leads the cadets, and the school’s Headmistress. These parts will be danced by Daniel Mayo, lead men’s faculty for Metropolitan (formerly BalletX), and his real-life wife, Julia Mayo, Head of the Dance Department for DeSales University. The two met as students at Juilliard.
Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet. Text Copyright @2012 by Jane O’Conner. Illustrations Copyright @2012 by Robin Preiss Glasser. Used by permission of HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.