Sparrow Pediatric Patients To Perform in Alice in Wonderland

CREATED Apr 4, 2014

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Lansing, MI - The Children’s Ballet Theatre of Michigan is preparing a full length ballet based on the classic children’s story Alice in Wonderland. For the 5th straight year, former Sparrow Pediatric Patients will be center stage as part of the company. Performances will take place at Holt High School Auditorium Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3rd at 7:30 p.m., followed by a matinee Sunday, May 4th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available at CBTDance.org

The Sparrow dancers with physical limitations have benefited from a variety of pediatric services throughout Sparrow, which has enabled them to perform in activities such as this ballet production. Five guest dancers represent Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals: Caitlyn Wells, Caroline Thomas, Sonya Webster, Jordan Goward, McKenzy Cobb and Olivia Franklin.

“What these kids go out and do would inspire anyone to get out of their comfort zone and stretch their limitations,” said Nadine Methner, a speech pathologist for Sparrow’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Services. “Many of them may have difficulty walking, but that doesn’t stop them from dancing across the stage.”

Members of Children’s Ballet Theatre are pleased to continue the tradition of hosting a fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and are encouraging audience members to donate $1 during the show.

CBT is a premiere audition based company comprised of dancers ages 8-18 who reside in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Jackson, Shiawassee and other outlying counties. The company also performs The Nutcracker Ballet at the Michigan State University Wharton Center for Performing Arts every Thanksgiving weekend.

View a preview of the performance here. 

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