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Ballet Magnificat's World Premier of A Christmas Carol, Jackson, Mississippi




Internationally acclaimed Ballet Magnificat! will present “A Christmas Carol” at Thalia Mara Hall, December 21-22, 2019. The event takes place at Thalia Mara Hall, 255 East Pascagoula St., Jackson, Mississippi 39211.


Inspired by Charles Dickens’ classic, Ballet Magnificat’s world premiere of A Christmas Carol brings Ebenezer Scrooge’s life-changing journey to stage. Follow along in his travels through past and future visions of Christmas, until coming to rest in the present where he must face the decision to continue in bitterness and suffering or to walk in the life he was meant to have.


The cast includes the Ballet Magnificat! and Events Companies, along with two trainee companies and 45 local students. Choreographer and Creative Director Jiri Sebastian Voborsky will be taking the stage as Scrooge. “Choreography is one of the greatest artistic endeavors one can undertake,” he said, “much less choreographing a full-length ballet. However, the reward of bringing this story of redemption to stage is a gratifying venture. I am hopeful that Ebenezer’s powerful transformation will deeply impact the hearts and lives of each audience member.”


Admission: $20-$60
About Ballet Magnificat!
Ballet Magnificat!, the World’s Premier Christian Ballet Company, Founded in 1986 by Artistic Director Kathy Thibodeaux (Silver Medalist II USA International Ballet Competition) and husband Executive Director Keith Thibodeaux (musician and former child star  “Little Ricky” from I Love Lucy show) is comprised of two professional touring companies which have performed for audiences in 40 nations on 5 continents. Ballet Magnificat!’s base in Jackson, Mississippi, is also home to a professional Trainee Program and School of the Arts. They have recently formed Ballet Magnificat! Brasil, a performing company and trainee program headquartered in Curitiba, Brazil.


Media Contact: Erin Beaver
Phone: 601-977-1001
Company: Ballet Magnificat!