Once January hits, most people are bundling up and settling in for the long slog until spring. But at Plano Metropolitan Ballet, things are just starting to heat up.
Since 1998, the company transforms a well-known fairy tale into an original full-length ballet for a January debut. This long-held tradition continues this year with the production of “The Frozen Kingdom.” Based on the popular Disney movie “Frozen,” “The Frozen Kingdom” is designed to engage audience members of all ages, taking them on an exciting, magical journey.
“‘The Frozen Kingdom’ brings our favorite characters to life on stage through dance, music, costumes and storytelling,” says Plano Metropolitan Ballet Artistic Director Cindi Hanson. “Our audience will experience joy through the love of two sisters and laughter from our silly snowman, reindeer, trolls and our many other cast members.”
All Plano Metropolitan Ballet productions are created with young student dancers in mind, with limited use of outside dancers for lead male roles. “One thing that makes our annual ballet different is that it’s created specifically for the members of our company,” says Cindi.
Plano Met, founded in 1987, is a not-for-profit dance company featuring approximately 65 student ballerinas, ranging in age from 10 to 18, who train at the Gotta Dance studio in Plano. Its annual fairy tale shows are the result of months of dedicated work by choreographers, and the traditional stories are often updated and new characters added to better fit the cast.
All performances of “The Frozen Kingdom” will be held at the Courtyard Theater, 1509 Avenue H, Plano. General audience performances are at 7PM January 1 and January 9 and 3PM and 7PM January 16. Girl Scout exclusive performances are at 3PM and 7PM January 2, 7PM January 8, 3PM January 9 and 7PM January 15. Tickets are on sale now for $16.
Dancer shown at top is Plano Met Ballet’s Chloe Murphy // photo by Jennifer ShertzerPlano Met Ballet Website >