In Tuesdays (8/18) Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Andrew Marton reports, “Metropolitan Classical Ballet, the Arlington-based dance company that has been a fixture on the Metroplex’s dance scene for more than a decade, announced Tuesday that it will severely curtail its upcoming season, including eliminating all three scheduled repertory shows at Bass Performance Hall. The cuts begin with the Sept. 28 program. Also eliminated were scheduled performances March 15 and June 19. That will leave four performances of The Nutcracker at the University of Texas at Arlington’s Texas Hall and an unspecified number of performances of the holiday favorite in San Antonio. The ballet’s school, often a key money-maker for the company, will also remain open and fully operational. The economic climate, with the overall cost of playing Bass Hall, contributed to the ballet’s decision.”

Posted August 19, 2009