I’m a recent college grad from Madison, Mississippi, having just finished my time at Mississippi College. The vet where I work keeps me busy, but in my spare time, I love to read, spend time with my horse, and see as much theatre as possible. I saw my first show, Wicked, at the Kennedy Center in 2011 and I was hooked. I’m so excited and grateful for this opportunity!
Finding Neverland's national tour landed in Jackson, Mississippi on Tuesday, June 11th with the promise of a glimpse into the creation of one of the most beloved Disney stories of all time - Peter Pan. And who better to weave that tale than the author himself, J.M. Barrie? Closing out the 2018-2019 Broadway in Jackson series presented by Trustmark, the musical captivated audience members at Thalia Mara Hall with adventures with pirates, indians, fairies, and even a crocodile.BWW Review: BRIGHT STAR Brings Bluegrass and Romance to New Stage Theatre in Jackson June 6, 2019
'Doe - A deer, a female deer.' Well, we're definitely not lacking in deer here in Mississippi, but on Saturday, March 23rd, the term was put into a new context - a lesson on the major musical scale - courtesy of the cast of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music.BWW Review: LES MISERABLES Builds the Barricade in Jackson March 13, 2019
When the lights dimmed in the theatre on March 8th, the cast of Les Miserables began what can only be described as a musical marathon. With practiced precision, they began a performance where, for almost 3 hours, singing was the only form of communication, and the entire audience was transported back to the 19th century in France, where a man served 19 years in jail for stealing bread, spent years chased by a relentless police inspector, young love was found for one but crushed for another, and a revolution was fought for by a group of students and citizens who will risk their lives for what they believe is right.BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Brings Some Fancy New Footwear to Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson February 12, 2019
When the lights went down at Thalia Mara Hall on May 3rd before the band began playing, the silence seemed to be electrified. Once the Jackson, MS performance by Celtic Woman's Homecoming tour got underway, however, it was apparent that no one in the audience wanted that silence to return. Closing out Thalia Mara's 2017/2018 season, the production ended the year's events with a performance well-deserving of the standing ovation received.BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Brings That Detroit Sound To Jackson March 11, 2018
"Reach out and touch somebody's hand, make this world a better place if you can." With its incredible opportunities for audience participation, the cast of Motown the Musical did just that at their performance on March 7th. Stopping for one night in Jackson, Mississippi, the tour made the world a better place for the theatre-goers in the audience of Thalia Mara Hall.BWW Review: CHICAGO Heats Things Up in Jackson March 1, 2018
Monday night's performance of Chicago the Musical began with a promise of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and a little treachery, a promise it delivered upon in spades. The musical's national tour stopped at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, Mississippi as a part of the Broadway in Jackson series presented by Trustmark. The tour itself is presented by Barry & Fran Weissler.BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ Casts a Spell on Jackson February 10, 2018
On February 7th, Dorothy, Toto, and all of their friends made a stop in Jackson, Mississippi on their way to the Emerald City. In addition to the young lady wearing the famous blue-checkered dress and ruby slippers on the stage, there were at least a dozen miniature Dorothys scattered throughout the audience in the auditorium of Thalia Mara Hall. The theater was packed with audience members of all ages who had come to experience the nostalgia and magic of the beloved movie musical The Wizard of Oz on stage.BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY Dazzles Jackson January 22, 2018
The Christmas festivities didn't end on December 25th this year for many theatre-goers in Jackson, Mississippi. Attendees of all ages could be found in the auditorium at Thalia Mara Hall for the December 26th performance of A Christmas Story: The Musical.