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  1. ABT in Detroit, Feb. 8-11, 2018

    I'm not surprised that Copeland was given 2 shows (out of originally 4) because I think (and this is just speculation of course) that the Michigan Opera Theatre is trying to make up for the PR fiasco that occurred when ABT brought Sleeping Beauty to Detroit, and Copeland was only performing in 1 show initially, and as Florine. In the end they added an additional performance, 2 more Copeland Florines, and let people join a waiting list to swap tickets since by the time the cast was revealed 98% of the seats were sold out--they had even opened up the back mezzanine, which is very rare for the ballet/opera season! Still, it's very disappointing Lane won't get to perform as Juliet. I was hoping since she had danced Aurora in Detroit they would have her on stage again. The tickets I bought when they first came out ended up being for Seo/Stearns... I was pleasantly surprised as Seo as Aurora when they came to Detroit, so we'll see!
  2. ABT in Detroit, Feb. 8-11, 2018

    Heads up! If you've already bought a ticket through the UMS (University Musical Society) then you should be getting an exclusive email with the cast list. They've (not surprisingly) added a Saturday matinee to the run. I can't post the list yet since it's not meant to public until November 2nd, which is also when the matinee tickets go on sale, but if anyone is looking to see certain performers, PM me and I'll let you know what date to get.
  3. Hello from Detroit!

    Thank you! I'll definitely be posting about productions I see from now on. Oh wow, thanks for the heads up! I'll have to check this out!
  4. ABT in Detroit, Feb. 8-11, 2018

    For anyone who's looking for tickets and doesn't want to wait, you can get them early through the UMS site: https://ums.org/performance/american-ballet-theatre/ The Michigan Opera Theatre single tickets go live on August 21st. Looks like they gave UMS 1/2 blocks in each section to sell early. No cast announcements yet, aside from Copeland being scheduled for 2 out of 4 performances.
  5. Hello from Detroit!

    Hello! I'm a ballet fan who has liked ballet since I was little, but who has only been able to start attending live productions in the past few years. So far I have only seen 5 productions live, but I'm excited to see more each year! I live in the Detroit area, and thankfully we've been getting at least one professional story ballet per year as part of the Michigan Opera House season. We get a lot of contemporary companies coming in as well, and there's a local youth company that puts on 1 full narrative ballet each year (well in addition to The Nutcracker). My first live production was the Houston Ballet's "Giselle" which opened up a new world for me, since I felt I finally "got" ballet after seeing a full production on stage.