Dresden dancer to appear in spring production

Dresden dancer to appear in spring production

Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 8:00 pm

Meyer Blaine Maddox will appear in the Ballet Arts Inc. production of “Dorothy in the Emerald City” March 24-25 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson.
Maddox is the daughter of Kerri and Mark Maddox and is a sixth-grader at Dresden Middle. She is an apprentice member of Ballet Arts Inc. and is cast in the roles of Munchkin and Baby Crow.   
“This creation will entertain the entire family.  Come be swept away!” said Maddox. 
Ballet Arts brings a childhood favorite to the stage during this production of Dorothy in the Emerald City. 
This ballet features some very special effects as dancers will be literally flying in the air as Dorothy and her friends travel the yellow brick road. 
Performances are set for Saturday evening at 7 and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $21 to $29 for reserved seating and $16 to $18 for general admission and are available online at www.balletartsjackson.org, or in person at Special Occasions located at 118 Commerce Center Circle in Jackson or by phone (731)668-3240. Also, tickets can be purchased with a smart phone straight from the posters displayed in area businesses. 
“We are excited to be presenting our spring production of Dorothy in the Emerald City on March 24-25 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center,” said Pat Brown, artistic director. “The dancers have been working hard to make this an extraordinary production.  We have a very unique surprise for the audience as special characters will be flying.”
Maddox encouraged “Wizard of Oz” fans to attend the production and to take advantage of two other opportunities for imaginative entertainment over the weekend. Glinda’s “Over the Rainbow” Daddy Daughter Dance is that Friday at Carl Perkins Civic Center.  Daddies and daughters are invited to come dressed as their favorite Wizard of Oz character or to impress and join Glinda the Good Witch to dance along the yellow brick road. To complete the Oz weekend, Dorothy’s Ruby Red Slipper Tea Party is Sunday just prior to the matinee performance.  Ruby slippers are optional as party-goers have tea with characters from “Dorothy in the Emerald City.”    
Maddox added, “You don’t have to go to Kansas or travel the yellow brick road to see the wizard.  Just come to Jackson!”
published in The  WCP 3.13.12

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