Not only does sharp pointe work allow ballerinas to squeeze their toes onto rush-hour subway cars, their deft feet skills allow for easy scribbling of presidential signatures and tossing 85 mph curveballs. Enjoy professional pointe work and its myriad benefits with today’s Groupon to the Midland Festival Ballet's productions of The Nutcracker or The Firebird in Midland.
The Nutcracker performance dates are Saturday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 12 at 2:30 p.m. Choose between the following ticket options:
- $10 for one adult ticket to The Nutcracker (a $20 value)
- $7 for one child ticket to The Nutcracker (a $15 value)
The Firebird performance dates are Saturday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 27 at 2:30 p.m. Choose between the following ticket options:
- $7 for one adult ticket to The Firebird (a $15 value)
- $5 for one child ticket to The Firebird (a $10 value)
Since 1994, the Midland Festival Ballet has gracefully pirouetted through annual performances of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to sold-out crowds in the Midland area. Dance and music enthusiasts alike can watch as professional guest dancers transform into tights-clad tin soldiers who elegantly war with lithe, ballet-company field mice. Watch Amy Fote, principal dancer with the Houston Ballet, as she sashays across the stage to the plucked string melodies of the Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra during this festive performance held in the Lee High School Auditorium.
With the second show, you can immerse yourself in Stravinsky’s The Firebird, a magical tale of princes, princesses, and a magical bird that possesses the innate ability to blow out trick birthday candles. Using George Skibine’s updated choreography, the Midland Festival Ballet's production of The Firebird features guest dancer Melissa Sandvig from So You Think You Can Dance, whose rhythmic toe tapping will aesthetically express Stravinsky's stirring symphony.
Pulse, as part of the Midland Reporter-Telegram, reviewed a past performance by the Midland Festival Ballet:
- …first class music with the chance to observe top dancers performing just a few feet away – Graham Dixon, Pulse