Brian Walker

Ballet Theatre explores new 'Frontier' and taps traditional 'Coppelia'

Ballet Theatre of Maryland's production of "Frontier: The War of 1812 on the Chesapeake" comes to the Chesapeake Arts Center at 3 p.m. March 17 as part of the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum. The show continues the association's season bringing historic events alive in performance.

This acclaimed ballet, capturing the spirit of the young United States, was inspired by the letters and memoirs of Dolley Madison and other women of the period.

It depicts major events of the conflict, from the declaration of war and the burning of Washington, D.C., to the battle of Fort McHenry and the writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Perhaps the most...