Family Concert Series 2021: The Story of Ferdinand and Robin Hood

By Metropolitan Ballet (other events)

3 Dates Through Jan 16, 2022

Metropolitan Ballet Company’s 25th Annual Season of Performances opens on January 15th & 16th.  Seating has been arranged with social distancing in mind, with an unused seat in between groups of 2 and 3. For safety, all patrons are required to wear masks inside the venue regardless of vaccination status. Attendees ages 5 years and older should provide proof of vaccination or a negative test result taken within 24 hours in advance of show. Children under 5 are welcome, with masks in place. Please arrive early. Doors open 45 minutes before show. Thank you for your participation.

Admission: $15 in Advance/$20 at the Door
Run time is 60 minutes, with no Intermission

“The Story of Ferdinand” is based on the beloved children’s book by Munro Leaf, with iconic illustrations by Robert Lawson. Ferdinand is a young bull who prefers to smell the flowers (and dance!) rather than fight in bullfights.. Choreography is by the nationally acclaimed Jennifer Sommers, Director of the Houston Ballet Academy, and long-time creative collaborator with Metropolitan.

“Robin Hood,” features Robin and his group of Merrymakers, along with Friar Tuck, Little John, and Maid Marian. This athletic, abstract interpretation of the 1938 film is choreographed by John Selya, renowned as a former Twyla Tharp dancer, current Tharp colleague – staging her works worldwide – and Tony Award-nominee for his role in Tharp’s Broadway smash, Movin’ Out!   Selya is also a member of Metropolitan’s faculty.

The world premiere of Robin Hood is made possible by a generous gift from Joy Falk Schorr, CEO, DJS Associates, Inc., and by the generous support of community businesses, foundations and individuals.  Thank you!