'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' to premiere at Jesse Auditorium!

Missouri Contemporary Ballet (MCB) is proud to present its original production of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’. This production will be held at Jesse Auditorium on June 1st at 7:00pm and June 2nd at 2:00pm.

Based on the novel by Lewis Carroll, this production will feature original choreography by Artistic/Executive Director Karen Mareck Grundy set to an original musical score by local musician Tom Andes. Original costumes and props will also be featured in this production.

In addition to the MCB dancers, this production will also feature 40 students from Columbia and surrounding areas, including students from our “Dance Outside the Box” project. These students have been rehearsing since February with School Director/Company Artist Caroline Millikin and Company Artist Caitlin Younker. Ballet Master Ken Braso and Ballet Mistress Elizabeth Updegraff will also take the stage in this world premiere.

Tickets are $19-$29 for adults and $10-$15 for students and youth. Our Opening Night, June 1st, is Student Night; Student and youth tickets are only $5-$8. Student and youth tickets are intended for currently enrolled college, K-12, and MCB students. Tickets can be purchased at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts box office, 573-882-3781, or at www.concertseries.org.


Founded in 2006, Missouri Contemporary Ballet is Columbia’s resident professional dance company that is committed to creating dance entertainment through the art of contemporary ballet. MCB creates exciting, edgy, hip entertainment to make the experience of live dance an artful and joyful event for all ages.

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