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ABT News

May 23, 2008

SATURDAY, MAY 31 AT 11:30AM at

One-Hour Performance
to Feature Special Appearance
by Angelina Ballerina‚Ñ¢

All Seats $25

ABTKids, a unique hour-long program designed for children and families, will present a special performance of highlights from the Company’s 2008 Spring Season on Saturday, May 31 at 11:30 AM at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Narrated by ABT II Artistic Director Wes Chapman, ABTKids includes a special guest appearance by Angelina Ballerina‚Ñ¢. American Ballet Theatre will perform excerpts from Swan Lake, Études, The Merry Widow, Le Corsaire, The Sleeping Beauty, and original works by ABT dancers Marcelo Gomes and Craig Salstein. A post-performance photo opportunity with Angelina Ballerina‚Ñ¢ is free to all ticket holders in the Belmont Room on the Grand Tier level of the Metropolitan Opera House.

Tickets for ABTKids are $25 and are available at the Metropolitan Opera House box office or by calling 212-362-6000. The Metropolitan Opera House is located at Broadway and 65th Street in New York City.

CA, Inc. is the leading corporate sponsor of ABT’s Family Initiative. ABTKids is generously supported through an endowed gift from Thomas and Lydia West in loving memory of Vivian B. West. Payless ShoeSource¬Æ is the underwriting sponsor of Family Day.
ABT’s 2008 Spring Season is also made possible with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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