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.
Mark your calendars for Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet’s 43rd season:
Fall for Dance!
Showcase & Competition
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Ticket sales begin – July 15th
SMB Member Pre-Sale begins – July 13th
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
Ticket sales begin – Jan. 20th
SMB Member Pre-Sale begins – Jan. 18th
Saturday & Sunday
April 22 & 23, 2017
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.
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.
Company 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.
Due to inclement weather the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet performance of Peter and the Wolf originally scheduled for Friday, March 11 has been rescheduled.
Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet will now present:
Peter and the Wolf, Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30pm at Riverview Theater
All pre-sold reserved tickets will be honored. Refunds are available by calling the SMB office at 318-221-8500. General admission tickets will be available at the door.
Peter & the Wolf • March 11th Aladdin • April 10th
Tickets for SMB’S Peter & the Wolf and Aladdin are now on sale!
Peter & the Wolf is Friday, March 11th at 6:30 pm at Riverview Theater. This performance features SMB’s Senior Apprentice Company and our “Chance to Dance” participants. “Chance to Dance” is a collaboration with Volunteers of America Lighthouse and provides classical ballet instruction and the opportunity to perform onstage in a professional quality production to children who might not otherwise have this opportunity. The year we have forty-two “Chance to Dance” participants from J.S. Clark Elementary and Forest Hill Elementary. Reserved seating for Peter & the Wolf is available for $12.00 for adults and $2.00 for children 12 and under. General admission is available at the door. General admission is $10.00 for adults and FREE for children 12 and under. Reserved seating may be purchased for Peter & the Wolf online by clicking here or by calling the SMB office at 318.221.8500.
Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet’s Aladdin is Sunday, April 10th at 3:00 pm at the Riverview Theater. Aladdin features an original score by Kermit Poling performed under his direction by the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra.
Make a day of the ballet by purchasing tickets for our Aladdin Princess Tea! The Tea begins at 1:00 pm prior to the matinee performance of Aladdin and offers patrons a chance to meet costumed members of the Aladdin cast along with light refreshments before the show. Tickets for the Aladdin Princess Tea are available for $15.00 per person. A table for 8 can be reserved for $100.00
Tickets for Aladdin and the Aladdin Princess Tea can be purchased online by clicking here or by calling the SMB office at 318.221.8500. Tickets for Aladdin range in from $15.00 to $40.00.