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Alexandria’s Metropolitan School of the Arts Presents ‘Coppelia’ April 27 and 28 at GW Masonic National Memorial

Tickets range from $18 to $25; meet the cast after shows

Meredith Odegard Dancing as Swanhilda in MSA’s Upcoming Performances of Coppelia. (Photo: Metropolitan School of the Arts)

ALEXANDRIA, VA-Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) will perform its spring ballet, “Coppelia,” Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial (101 Callahan Dr.). Noon and 5 pm shows are scheduled for both days.

“This ballet entertains audiences of all ages and serves as a wonderful complement to the timeless charm of classic fairy tales,” the school’s Artistic Director Jacqueline Doherty told The Zebra Press. “It’s an introduction to the historic world of ballet, showcasing a range of narratives beyond the traditional ‘princess’ stories.”

“Coppelia” is a love story containing a bit of mischief. Reality and fantasy are blurred in the performance, where dancers bring the scenes to life.

Molly Scannell and Charlie Abel Preparing to Charm Audiences in Coppelia at the end of April. (Photo: Metropolitan School of the Arts)

The ballet will feature MSA seniors Meredith Odegard (attending the College of William and Mary to study history and dance), Jacob Anderson (accepted into the Joffrey Ballet’s Trainee Program), and Molly Scannell (joining the Tulsa Ballet’s Trainee Program).

Jacob Anderson as Franz. (Photo: Metropolitan School of the Arts)

Professional dancer Shaw Wu is also part of the cast. He is currently with the Washington Ballet’s Studio Company.

Tickets range from $18 to $25. Purchase HERE. Following the shows, the audience is welcome to meet cast members.and shop in the Springtime Marketplace.

This story has been updated.

[SEE ALSO: Healthy Kids Day April 20 at YMCA Alexandria]

Kelli Goel

Kelli Goel is a food blogger with The Zebra Press and lives with her husband and children in Alexandria, Virginia.

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