Nutcracker Tickets on Sale October 3rd

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Don’t miss the must-see performance of the holiday season as Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet brings The Nutcracker to life at Shreveport’s Riverview Theater on December 9th, 10th, and 11th! New this season, SMB has added a third performance of this popular holiday classic. SMB’s The Nutcracker opens Friday, December 9th at 7:30pm, with additional performances on Saturday, December 10th at 3:00pm, and Sunday, December 11th at 3:00pm.

Professional guest artists Anais Chalendard and Patrick Yocum of Boston Ballet join SMB with a cast of more than 100 local dancers in this holiday classic led by Artistic Director Kendra Meiki. The Shreveport Symphony Orchestra conducted by SMB Music Director Kermit Poling will accompany the performances on Friday, December 9th and Sunday, December 11th.

Special events for the 2016 production include a cash bar – sponsored by T&M Fence Co. – during the Friday evening performance and the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea – sponsored by Strawn’s Eat Shop – Sunday, December 11th at 1:30 pm. Tickets for the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea include a character meet and greet from 1:00 to 1:30pm and a light lunch. Make a day of the ballet by purchasing tickets for the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea and the Sunday matinee performance of The Nutcracker.

Tickets for The Nutcracker and the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea go on sale October 3rd. Performance tickets range from $16 through $42. Tickets for the tea are $16 each or $105 for a reserved table for 8. All ticket prices include LA state sales tax. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking HERE or by calling SMB at 318-221-8500.

Event Sponsors:

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SMB Kicks Off 43rd Season!

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Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet kicks off our 43rd season with Fall For Dance! on Saturday, September 10th at Riverview Theatre!

Fall for Dance! 2016 features Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet, Candace Dance Company, Christian Dance Center, Endeavor Dance Incorporated, and The Centenary College Choir.

Tickets available by clicking HERE.

VIP tickets:
The VIP cocktail hour starts at 5:00pm. VIP tickets are $30 plus tax and include premium seating for the performance and heavy hors d’oeuvres and two drinks during the cocktail hour. This is a family friendly event featuring special activities for our VIP kids!
General admission tickets:
Adult (13 and above) – $12.00 plus tax
Child (12 and under) – FREE
Doors open for show seating at 6:00pm.
Performance begins at 6:30pm.
Order tickets online or call 318-221-8500 for more information.
Sponsored by:

Nichols Family Foundation

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AUDITION NOTICE: Nutcracker Minor Cast

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Minor cast dancers performing as soldiers during Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet’s The Nutcracker!

Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet announces minor cast auditions for the 2016 performances of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker!  Auditions will be held at Shreveport Dance Academy on Saturday, September 17th, 2016. Please visit our Auditions page to register for an audition time and for information on audition and performance requirements.

Minor Cast dancers will perform as Reindeer, Mice, and Soldiers alongside SMB’s Company members and professional guest artists from Boston Ballet.

SMB produces the only local performance of this beloved ballet that utilizes a live orchestra and showcases talented local dancers in leading roles.

If you have questions, please contact the SMB office at 318-221-8500.

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Announcing SMB’s 43rd Season!

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Mark your calendars for Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet’s 43rd season:

Fall for Dance!
Showcase & Competition
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Riverview Theater
Ticket sales begin – July 15th
 SMB Member Pre-Sale begins – July 13th

The Nutcracker
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
December 9, 10 & 11, 2016
Ticket sales begin – October 3rd
 SMB Member Pre-Sale begins – Sept. 26th

Tales of Beatrix Potter
Senior Apprentice Company & “Chance to Dance” performance
Friday, March 17, 2017
Riverview Theater
 Ticket sales begin – Jan. 20th
 SMB Member Pre-Sale begins – Jan. 18th

Peter Pan
Saturday & Sunday
April 22 & 23, 2017
Riverview Theater
 Ticket sales begin – Feb. 6th
 SMB Member Pre-Sale begins – Feb. 1st

Tickets for performances are available for purchase by visiting SMB ticket sales or by calling the SMB office at 318-221-8500.

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Give For Good 05.03.16

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 CLICK HERE to support SMB!

How do you tutu? Stop by and show your support for Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet during our Give for Good event May 3rd from 10-5pm outside The Moppet Shoppe. Walk our red carpet, snap a selfie, and show everyone how you tutu to support SMB by posting your picture on social media with the hashtag #HowDoYouTutu. We’ll have fun photo props sure to get your selfie lots of online love and a donation station to make it easy to support SMB on Give for Good day!

Give for Good is a 24-hour online giving challenge led by The Community Foundation of North Louisiana to raise unrestricted dollars for non-profit organizations in our community. Every gift is amplified thanks to The Community Foundation’s Lagniappe Fund! On May 3rd, 2016 visit the Give for Good site to make your donation to support Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet.

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ALADDIN TICKETS ON SALE NOW

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CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR ALADDIN

Join Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet and The Shreveport Symphony Orchestra April 10, 2016 at Riverview Theater as we present Aladdin starring SMB Principal Dancer Sarah Kate Roblow and special guest Eddy Tovar.
SMB’s Aladdin features an original score by composer Kermit Poling and choreography by SMB Artistic Director Kendra Meiki. Poling will also conduct the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra for this matinee performance.
Make a day of the Ballet and start your magical Aladdin journey with at the pre-performance Aladdin Princess Tea. The Tea inculdes a character meet and greet where you’ll have a chance to take photographs and get autographs. We’ll also have fun activities and a light meal.
Tickets for Aladdin are available for $15.00 – $40.00 and tickets for the Aladdin Princess Tea are $15 each or $100 for a reserved table for 8 people. Tickets can be purchase online by CLICKING HERE or by calling SMB at 318-221-8500.
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COMPANY AUDITIONS for 2016-2017 Season

Swan LakeCompany auditions are scheduled for Monday, April 18th.  Click here to register!

There will be a PARENT INFORMATION MEETING scheduled for Monday, March 21 at 6:00 pm at Shreveport Dance Academy.

Junior Company (ages 10-13) will be 4:00-5:30.

Senior Company (ages 12 and up) will be 6:00-8:00.

Those who qualify will be invited to audition for soloist/principal on Monday, April 25th.

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