Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet and the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra bring this holiday classic to life on the Riverview Theater stage December 9th and 10th.
The 40th anniversary performances of SMB’s The Nutcracker feature a cast of more than 100 local dancers led by Artistic Director Kendra Meiki, San Francisco Ballet principal dancers Dores Andre and Luke Ingham, and live music performed by The Shreveport Symphony Orchestra under the direction of SMB Music Director Kermit Poling.
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Green Room Pre-Show Party – Saturday Dec. 9th
Join us at 5:00pm in the “Green Room” inside the beautiful arboretum of the newly opened Shreveport Aquarium. Enjoy our signature 40th Anniversary Nutcracker cocktail and passed hor d’oeuvres. Green Room VIP guests will also receive a commemorative Nutcracker 40th Anniversary ornament feature artwork by Emily Welch of Magnolia Creative Co.. Adult ticket price includes one signature cocktail, hors d’oeuvres, and an ornament. Cash bar available. Under 21 ticket includes non-alcoholic beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and an ornament.
Event Sponsored by:
Edgar & Flo Cason, Dan & Amanda Cason, and Loggy Bayou Blends, Inc.
Land of Sweets Meet & Greet – Sunday, Dec. 10th
Join us after the show beginning at 5:45pm at the newly opened Shreveport Aquarium for a VIP meet & greet with dancers in full costume! Meet guest artists Dores Andre and Luke Ingham from San Fransisco Ballet, plus SMB’s Snow Queen, Dew Drop Fairy, Clara, and The Nutcracker! Snap a picture and get an autograph while you enjoy our Land of Sweets dessert buffet. Ticket price includes dessert buffet, non-alcoholic beverages, and a keepsake poster for autographs.
Event Sponsored by:
The Moppet Shoppe
Tickets for all performances and VIP events can be purchased online by clicking here or by calling SMB at 318-221-8500.
Join us Wednesday, November 1st from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at
Enjoy hor d’oeuvres, wine tastings, and the exhibits on display at The Meadows, as well as art from local artists displayed as part of our silent auction.
Tickets are $40 per person and $25.00 without wine.
Please make your reservations by October 23rd.
Tickets will not be available at the door.
Guests must be 21 years old or older.
100% of the proceeds from ticket sales goes to support the mission and projects of The Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet.
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All proceeds from ticket sales and silent auction purchases, as well as a portion of the proceeds from wine orders benefit Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet.
Support Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet with a season membership for our 44th season!
Fall for Dance – Sept. 9th, 2017
The Nutcracker – Dec. 9th & Dec. 10th, 2017
The Three Little Pigs & Little Red Riding Hood – March 16th, 2018
Cinderella – April 8th, 2018
SMB memberships provide patrons with exclusive ticket-purchasing priority for our productions, as well as ticket vouchers at most levels. Members can purchase tickets for all SMB 2017-2018 season performances beginning August 1, 2017 through October 1, 2017. Ticket sales for Fall for Dance and The Nutcracker open to non-members on August 7, 2017. Tickets sales for The Three Little Pigs & Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella open to the public the first week of December.
SMB productions and outreach programs are funded through a combination of federal, state, and local grants; corporate sponsorships; and generous individual donors who are committed to the preservation of the performing arts in our community.
To become an SMB member for our 2017-2018 click here or call 318-221-8500.
NEW MUSIC! NEW CHOREOPGRAPHY! FLYING DANCERS!
Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet debuts the new ballet PETER PAN April 22 and 23 at Shreveport’s Riverview Theater! The performance features guest artist Simon Wexler of American Ballet Theatre (ABT) as Peter Pan and a cast of more than 75 local dancers!
Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell, and all the characters from this classic tale are brought to life with imaginative new choreography by SMB Artistic Director Kendra Meiki, grand scenery, and enchanting new costumes.
SMB’s PETER PAN features a captivating score written by Kermit Poling and performed by The Shreveport Symphony Orchestra. This performance marks the mid-south premiere of Poling’s original score.
This magical production will take you to Neverland with dancers soaring above the Riverview stage thanks to Flying By Foy; the most prolific and widely-respected theatrical flying service in the world!
SMB’s PETER PAN opens Saturday, April 22nd at 6:30pm, with an additional performance on Sunday, April 23rd at 3:00pm. Performance tickets range in price from $15 through $45 and may be purchased online at http://www.shreveportmetroballet.org or by calling the SMB office at 318.221.8500.
Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet ‘s season is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Department of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works. Supported in part by a grant from the Shreveport Regional Arts Council with funds from the City of Shreveport.
Online registration is now open for Company auditions for Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet’s 2017-2018 season. To learn more and to register for an audition please visit our Audition Information page.