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Juliana Asbill

Juliana Asbill

I’m a recent college grad from Madison, Mississippi, having just finished my time at Mississippi College. I'm an assitant teacher in a 2nd grade class and am always kept on my toes! I saw my first show, Wicked, at the Kennedy Center in 2011 and I was hooked. Since then, I've been privileged enough to see over 30 different shows and love any time I can spend in a theatre! So excited and grateful for this opportunity!



BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Helps Jackson Feel the Earth Move
March 14, 2020

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical began its performance on Wednesday night in Jackson, Mississippi with an empty stage, a grand piano, and a song that sets the tone for an incredible, emotional journey about to be undertaken. The touring production's stop at Thalia Mara Hall on March 11th was presented by Trustmark as part of the theatre's Broadway in Jackson series. 

BWW Interview: John Jesensky of HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS IN CONCERT at Thalia Mara Hall
February 26, 2020

Conductor John Jesensky talks about conducting the score of an incredibly popular movie series live, his love for performing live-to-film concerts, and what drives him to be the best conductor he can be.

BWW Review: CATS Lets the Memory Live Again in Jackson
February 17, 2020

“Are you blind when you're born? Can you see in the dark?” According to iconic lyrics by Richard Stilgoe for one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit shows, Jellicles are and Jellicle do! The national tour of the megamusical phenomenon, Cats, stopped at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, Mississippi as a part of the Broadway in Jackson series presented by Trustmark on February 13th and 14th to show audience members exactly what the lives of Jellicle cats look like, specifically on the night of the all-important Jellicle Ball.

BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE in Jackson - Too Beautiful for Words
November 18, 2019

Just how far would you take sisterly devotion? Would you be willing to take years in a loveless marriage, with a man who believes that the way to get a woman to do whatever he wants her to is to beat her, after already spending years being assaulted by your own father? That's exactly how Miss Celie spends much of her life, in hopes that her sister, Nettie, doesn't have to. Brought to Jackson's Thalia Mara Hall as part of their Jackson Live! Series, The Color Purple's national tour brought those questions, and many more, to mind on November 14th and 15th.

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Makes Some Matches in Jackson
October 28, 2019

If there is one thing that the village of Anatevka has enough of, it is the love of their traditions.  The national tour of Fiddler on the Roof brought some of that tradition to Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, Mississippi on October 22nd. The tour's stop in Jackson opened Thalia Mara's Broadway in Jackson series season presented by Trustmark.  The tour itself is presented by NETworks Presentations.

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND Brings Imagination to Jackson
June 17, 2019

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

With the opening number of the musical "Bright Star", the lead actress promises the audience that there's a good story to tell, and it's one that's inspired by true events. Throughout the course of the performance, the cast of this regional production at New Stage Theatre in Jackson more than delivers on that promise.

BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Brings Four Original Rock And Roll Icons To Jackson
April 26, 2019

On Saturday, April 20th, the audience members at Thalia Mara Hall were treated to an inside look at an iconic moment in rock and roll history. 4 legends of rock and roll and rockabilly all wound up at Sun Records, and what followed was a jam session for the ages.

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Delights Audience Members at Thalia Mara Hall
March 27, 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

What do you get when you take the newest owner of his family's shoe factory that's about to go under and introduce him to a drag queen with a need for some sturdy but sexy footwear? Kinky Boots!

BWW Review: Oh, What a Night! Jersey Boys Brings the Four Seasons to Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson
November 15, 2018

Winter seems to be creeping into Mississippi at the moment, but on November 10th, Jersey Boys brought all Four Seasons to the stage at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson.

BWW Review: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Sheds Light on Dark, Dark Times at New Stage Theatre in Jackson
November 7, 2018

Picture this: Eight people living in a secret annex over a functioning business, spending their days in silence for fear of losing their lives.  Now imagine that being your life for 2 whole years. That was the reality for the Frank family, the Van Daan family, and a Mr. Dussel, who joined them in their hiding place a few months into their stay.

BWW Review: MORNINGSIDE Gives Baby Shower Expectations a Shake-Up at New Stage Theatre in Jackson
September 17, 2018

You've been invited to a baby shower in an upscale neighborhood for a member of a well-respected family. Sounds like a lovely, laid back way to spend an afternoon, right? Guess again!

BWW Review: CELTIC WOMAN: HOMECOMING LIVE FROM IRELAND Brings A Taste of Ireland to Jackson
May 7, 2018

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.

January 22, 2018

Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage brings fans of the classic movie and theatre alike to Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson Mississippi for a night of nostalgia and excitement.

December 27, 2017

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.