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Sleeping Beauty at the RiverCenter!
By Academy Dance Center


 The Academy Dance Center will present its 53rd Annual Spring Production of “SLEEPING BEAUTY,” specially adapted for the students of the Academy at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts in downtown Columbus. Performances are Saturday, May 14th at 7:00 pm & Sunday, May 15th at 2:00 pm.

The classic fairy tale about the enchanting princess who is saved from the evil deeds of a wicked fairy and reunited with her true love by three good fairies, will be performed LIVE on the RiverCenter Stage. This uniquely adapted production is excellent entertainment for the whole family and features a large ensemble cast of local children and adults.

A separate Jazz & Musical Theatre Dance section of the show entitled, “CHICAGO – RAZZLE DAZZLE REVUE!” will showcase iconic and legendary performances from the hit Broadway Production along with highlights from the ‘Roaring Twenties.’


Director & Choreographer: Brantley Arrington

Stage Manager: Pamela Averett

Managing Director & Choreographer: Leah Stewart

Assistant Choreographers & Staging: Ann Flynn, Cope Vinson, Berkley McGee, Courtlyn Holt, Chelle Leary, Amanda Blanchard, Silvia Beltran, & Mary Jane Bowden

Main Cast of Characters:

Aurora/Briar Rose – Cope Vinson

Maleficent – Addison Sutherland

Merryweather – Berkley McGee

Fauna – Mia Bella Harrell

Flora – Allie Dunlap

Prince Phillip – Ashlynn Wilbanks

Diablo – Natalie Burditt

Gorgon – Taylor Beecham

King Stephan – Chloe Geter

Queen Maribelle – Lydia Cameron

King Hubert – Addison Dunlap

Queen Ingrid – Mary Burton Eichelberger

Samson – Bailey Matthess

Jester – Lydia Loudermilk

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




All Seats, General Admission - Tickets: $25.00



Saturday, May 14 – 7:00 p.m. & Sunday,  May 15 – 2:00 p.m.

                                                at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts

                                                900 Broadway – Columbus, GA  31901