Rhode Island's Ballet Theatre presents Madeline's Holiday Party on December 2, 2005.

Rhode Island's Ballet Theatre

East Greenwich High School
Avenger Drive
East Greenwich, RI
Times: 2PM
Tickets: Reserved seating is $15
Special Gold Circle seating in the first six rows of center is available at $25
Special Offer: Women and girls who can prove their name is Madeline will be admitted free
Tickets and information: 401-847-5301
Website: http://www.riballet.org

Sunday December 5, 2005

Madeline, an original ballet based on the famous story of a young Parisian orphan and her friends, is the featured ballet in Madeline's Holiday Party, a special celebration of Rhode Island's ballet theatre on Sunday, December 5 at East Greenwich High School, East Greenwich, RI.

Also, on the program are the the most popular dances of The Nutcracker and The Magnificent Toy Shop, an original story ballet and it features Vladimir Putenko, who has danced with the National Opera and Ballet in Kiev, Ukraine; Ballet El Paso; Columbia Classical Ballet; and Festival Ballet Rhode Island.

A wonderful holiday celebration for the entire family, Madeline is one of RIBT's most requested ballets. Children love it. Combining it with selections from the Nutcracker, the most popular ballet of all time; and The Magnificent Toy Shop, RIBT's new ballet celebrating the season, makes a perfect holiday offering for young and old.

The company is reaching out to families who are looking to nurture the arts in their children. "Young people are the audience of the future so we are presenting a familiar story line in Madeline to engage them in ballet which is storytelling without words," - Nancy McAuliffe, Director of RIBT.

Any woman or girl who can prove her name is 'Madeline' through third party identification such as a driver's license, social security card, library card, or even a school report card, will be admitted free. Madeline's Holiday Party will be presented at 2pm on December 5. Reserved seating is $15. Special Gold Circle seating in the first 10 rows of center is available at $25. Call 401-847-5301 for information or visit www.riballet.org.