The Sound of Music Cast

The Sound of Music Live at The Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre

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Experience live at The Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre, The Sound of Music reimagined as a ballet, inspired by music from the 1965 musical film, and the von Trapp family’s life story. You don’t want to miss this one day only ballet performance by The Dance Studio on Saturday, November 19 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. “We are excited about bringing this timeless classic to the city of Birmingham completely reimagined and full of dance,” said Jaclyn Shiflett, Artistic Director.

Sound of Music performance
Save the date for The Sound of Music at the Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre on November 19.

Students of The Dance Studio have auditioned and been cast as characters from the story and have been hard at work learning choreography with Artistic Director Jaclyn Shiflett and guest star John Mingle, who is dancing the role of Captain von Trapp.  John Arthur Mingle is celebrating his eighth season with the Alabama Ballet. John trained on scholarship with the San Francisco Ballet School, Pacific Northwest Ballet School, American Ballet Theatre, Dallas Metropolitan Ballet, and Ballet Frontier of Texas. John earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from Southern Methodist University where he danced the role of Waltz Man in George Balanchine’s Serenade at the opening of the renowned Winspear Opera House. Prior to joining Alabama Ballet, he danced professionally with the Cincinnati Ballet and Dayton Ballet. Since joining, John has been seen in principal roles such as Basilio and Espada in Don Quixote, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Prince Désiré in The Sleeping Beauty, Cavalier in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, Von Rothbart in Swan Lake, Big Boss Man in Blue Suede Shoes, and Allegro in Western Symphony. 

The Sound of Music PerformancePlease join The Dance Studio in bringing this timeless classic reimagined and full of dance to the stage at the Alabama School of Fine Arts’ Dorothy Jemison Day Theater this November. I am so excited and can’t think of a better way to kick-off the holiday season,” Shiflett says, adding, “This beautiful ballet includes over 40 young dancers from communities throughout the Birmingham community.” This beautiful performance is a unique, magical and budget friendly experience you will never forget. Tickets are general admission and $20 for adults and $10 for children (2 and up). Click here to purchase tickets. †

Birmingham Christian Family is giving one winner two tickets to experience this timeless classic reimagined as a ballet. In addition to tickets, the winner will receive a gift basket filled with great items including a O’Henry’s Coffee Basket with Coffee Products and a pair of ballet pointe shoes signed by the cast of the Sound of Music. To enter, like, share and comment on the giveaway post on our Facebook page


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