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ABT News

June 8, 2005


One-Hour Program to Include Special Guest Appearance by Angelina Ballerina‚Ñ¢

ABTKids, a special hour-long program designed for children and their families, will be presented by American Ballet Theatre on Saturday, June 18 at 11:30 AM at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Hosted by former ABT Soloist Sandra Brown, ABTKids will be highlighted by a performance of Michel Fokine’s Petrouchka featuring Herman Cornejo, Xiomara Reyes and Isaac Stappas in the leading roles. In addition, Angelina Ballerina‚Ñ¢ will appear onstage to greet the audience and perform a solo. 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 or 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 the ABTKids performance and a post-performance luncheon, please call Katie Diamond at 212.477.3030, extension 3239. Family Day Benefit tickets are priced at $150-$500.

Reckson Associates is the official corporate sponsor of ABTKids. Countrywide Financial is the National Sponsor of American Ballet Theatre and Cole Haan is a Leading Benefactor. Graff Jewelers and Northern Trust are the 2005 Season Sponsors at The Metropolitan Opera House. ABT’s 2005 Spring Season is also made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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