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May 25, 2006


One Hour Narrated Program for Families to Include Appearance by Angelina Ballerina‚Ñ¢

ABTKids, a special hour-long program designed for children and families, will feature a special performance of “Cinderella At The Ball” from the full-length version of James Kudelka’s Cinderella on Saturday, June 3 at 11:30AM at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Hosted by former ABT dancer Kate Lydon, the ABTKids performance of “Cinderella At The Ball” will be performed by Xiomara Reyes in the title role, Guillaume C≈çté as Her Prince Charming and Simone Messmer and Maria Riccetto as Her Stepsisters. ABTKids will also include the pas de deux from George Balanchine’s Apollo, performed by Paloma Herrera and Jose Manuel Carreño.

Angelina Ballerina‚Ñ¢ will make a guest appearance at ABTKids to greet young fans. A post-performance photo opportunity with Angelina Ballerina‚Ñ¢ is free to all ticket holders at the Metropolitan Opera Shop.

Tickets for ABTKids are $18 and are available at the Metropolitan Opera House box office of by calling 212-362-6000. The Metropolitan Opera House is located at Broadway and 65th Street in New York City.

For information on tickets to ABT’s Family Day Benefit, which includes ABTKids and a post-performance luncheon, please call Katie Diamond at 212-477-3030, ext. 3239. Family Day Benefit tickets are priced $150-$500.

ABTKids is generously supported through an endowed gift from Thomas and Lydia West, in loving memory of Vivian B. West. American Financial Realty Trust is the Leading Sponsor of Family Day. CA, Inc. is the leading sponsor of ABT’s Family Initiative. Countrywide Financial Corporation is the National Sponsor of American Ballet Theatre. Northern Trust is a season sponsor of ABT at the Metropolitan Opera House. ABT’s 2006 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. American Airlines is the Official Airline of ABT.

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