Academy Dance Center Presents—‘Babes in Toyland!’

Oct 3, 2017



For information contact:

Brantley Arrington, Director

Phone: (706) 561-8085




Academy Dance Center Presents—‘Babes in Toyland!’


Columbus, GA—10.3.2017:  The Academy Dance Center will present ‘BABES IN TOYLAND!,’ specially adapted for the dancers of the Academy’s 2017 Ensemble Company, at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts on Saturday, December 16th  at 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, December 17th  at 2:30 p.m.


All roads lead to magical, merry Toyland as Mary Contrary and Tom Piper prepare for their Holiday wedding! But villainous Barnaby wants Mary for himself, so he kidnaps Tom, setting off a series of comic chases, searches, and double-crosses! The "March Of The Wooden Soldiers" helps put Barnaby in his place, and ensures a "happily ever after" for Tom and Mary with a spectacular Christmas Celebration! This charming holiday adaptation is excellent entertainment for the whole family and features a large ensemble cast of local children and adults.


Stage Manager: Pamela Averett

Lighting: Bill Rich with RSL Theatricals

Sets/Props: RSL Theatricals, Laura Broaddus, & Benita Finley

Costumes: Sandra Dawson of Creatively Yours

Choreographers: Brantley Arrington, Kassi Bosco, Leslie Ginn, Laura Broaddus, Michele Rogers-Cook, & Ashlyn Averett

Narration/Voices: Sam and Sarah Beman, Jim Pharr, Michele Rogers-Cook, & Sandy Dawson



Mother Goose – Mattie Beth King

Mary Contrary – Maggie Espiritu

Tom Piper – Evan Harris

Barnaby – Sophie Marsh

Gonzorgo & Roberta – Sara Mac Green & Alana Averett

Little Bo Peep – Cope Vinson

Toymaker & Grumio – Renata Tompson & Victoria Grant

Woodland Fairy – Cadie Parker

Goldilocks – Hannah Ahuja

Jack & Jill – Adlie Green & Ava Dunlap

Spider Queen – Leslie Anne Flynn

Floretta – Mia Bella Harrell

Toyland Chief – Abby Seavers


For information contact the Academy office at (706) 561-8085.




Ticket Price: $15.00, general admission


PERFORMANCE TIMES: Saturday, December 16 – 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 17 – 2:30 p.m. at the  RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway – Columbus, GA.