Miami City Ballet Season Tickets on Sale Now
Tickets to Miami City Ballet's (MCB) upcoming 22/23 season are on sale beginning September 6, 2022. With Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez leading the organization for ten seasons, MCB has risen to be one of the country's most critically acclaimed ballet companies, known for its world-class artistry, youthful energy, and distinct Miami flavor. The 2022/23 season opens October 21, 2022, with performances at the Arsht Center in Miami, Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale, and Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Tickets start at $30.
The ballets, performed to live orchestra, offer something for everyone with epic stories, modern twists, and noteworthy collaborations that see the worlds of fashion, technology, and music intersect.
MCB’s 37th season opens with the world’s greatest love story, Romeo and Juliet. Here, the Shakesperean classic comes to life in a grand full-length ballet with opulent sets and costumes. The second program, Modern Masters, features the company premiere of Martha Graham’s joyous Diversion of Angels, marking the first Graham work to enter MCB’s repertory and José Limón’s pivotal The Moor’s Pavane based on Shakespeare’s Othello. The third program, Fresh & Fierce, features West Side Story Suite bringing Broadway to the ballet, as dancers act and sing some of Leonard Bernstein’s most popular songs.
Entradas, the fourth and final program, invites audiences to experience seminal works by legendary choreographers George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins that anchor MCB to its roots. Special guest conductor, Tania León, a Pulitzer Prize-winning and 2022 Kennedy Center Honors recipient will lead the orchestra through Balanchine’s Symphony in Three Movements with music by Stravinsky and Square Dance by Vivaldi and Corelli, plus Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun and the company premiere of Antique Epigraphs both by Debussy.
In Square Dance, Balanchine’s nod to American folk traditions gets a star-studded Miami-inspired update. With Balanchine’s choreography remaining the same, the reimagined classic will see the role of The Caller return but rewritten by Nicaraguan-born, Miami-raised lyricist, rapper, hip hop dancer, and playwright Rudi Goblen, Tony Award-winner Montana Levi-Blanco is tapped for costume design, Mariana Sanchez will create the sets, and Maria-Cristina Fusté will do the lighting design.
In other highlights, MCB has commissioned three world premieres by diverse choreographers. Durante Verzola will premiere a work that celebrates his adopted home of Miami, featuring music by beloved Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona and designs by fashion icon Esteban Cortázar. Swedish innovator Pontus Lidberg will create a work set to music by minimalist composer Philip Glass that melds film and technology with costumes by Spiridonakos (from former Miami City Ballet soloist turned fashion designer Andrea Spiridonakos). Amy Hall Garner will also see a new work that explores the interplay between modern dance and classical ballet. Garner’s Rita Finds Home, a co-production with Joffrey Ballet, will also be performed by children from the MCB School as part of the company’s community engagement programs with dates to be announced soon.
Of course, no season is complete without George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, filled with “exquisite dancing, music, and costumes.” (The Miami Herald). This year MCB has partnered with Brightline, the nation’s only provider of modern, eco-friendly intercity passenger rail service in the nation, to bring a little more magic to the season of joy with special packages to see the extravagant holiday show.
Watch Lourdes Lopez discuss the season here.
Subscribe for the best seats and savings.
Premium Series (4-program) subscription packages start at $84. Subscriber benefits include pre-sale privileges, first access to the best seats, free ticket exchanges, and savings of up to 30% off single ticket prices.
Flexible Create Your Own Series subscriptions are also available. Select from three or four performance combinations at your choice of theater on any available date. Add on George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® for 25% off.
Singlet Tickets may be purchased beginning September 6 and start at $xx.
Subscriptions and tickets may be purchased through the Miami City Ballet Box Office, Monday – Friday, 9am – 7pm, Saturday, 12pm – 4pm.
Phone or text: 305.929.7010 or Toll Free 877.929.7010
Mail: 2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139