Due to overwhelming requests and in honor of Veterans Day, MBT is proud to present this signature ballet. “Colin” tells the story of Artistic Director, Amy Wolfe’s son who volunteered for the Marines and was killed in action in Iraq. Ms. Wolfe developed the ballet in his memory, gaining inspiration by interviewing family, friends and fellow Marines. The ballet uses Colin’s experience to tell of the sacrifice and suffering that can result from Service.


“Colin” and its creation has received international awareness, including this piece by CBS News:


The ballet is set to original music by Mark Menza, performed by the Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra.


Tickets start at $25 and are available at the links below or call the Hylton Box Office at 703-993-7759. 

Performances at the Hylton:

Thursday, November 9 at 7:30pm Tickets

For Opening Night, November 9, MBT invites all Active duty military, veterans and first responders to attend at no charge, by using the code SERVICE, with accompanying tickets offered at 20% off.

Friday, November 10 at 7:30pm Tickets

Saturday, November 11 at 3:00pm Tickets

George Mason University’s Veterans and the Arts Initiative proudly supports this performance by providing a limited number of free tickets for Veterans and Service members on Veterans Day.

Free for Veterans and Servicemembers on Veterans Day (up to two tickets each with ID). Free tickets are limited and only available in person at the Hylton Center Ticket Office.

Streaming begins November 25. Signup at

Colin 2023 Digital Playbill