Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Kickstart the costume costs for Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's production of "Tales from Beatrix Potter," April 21, 2013

The Wizard of Oz / SMB Ballet by trudeau
The Wizard of Oz / SMB Ballet, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

"The Tales of Beatrix Potter," originally created for England's Royal Ballet, will be performed by Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet on April 21," says Kendra Meiki.

"A cast of over 100 talented local dancers will grace the stage as Ducks, Mice, Hedgehogs, Flowers, Butterflies, Bunnies, Pigs, and Frogs. Transforming our dancers into these beloved childhood characters will require us to purchase and create dozens of brand-new costumes, masks, and props that are not currently a part of SMB's costume inventory. Luckily, we have an AMAZING team of volunteer seamstresses who work tirelessly to create visual magic on stage. We have also located a great online source for custom masks that will help to bring our vision to life," says Meiki.

Contributions to offset the costs of the costumes would be terribly helpful to the SMB board and parents. Thus they have turned to Kickstarter.com to solicit $$ and offer incentives to their supporters.

There's a charming film as well as a gentle pitch awaiting viewers at the Kickstarter/SMB site.

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