SAVANNAH BALLET THEATRE TO PRESENT ORIGINAL JACK THE RIPPER BALLET – OCT. 21-22, 2022

SAVANNAH, GA – Sept. 12, 2022 – The Savannah Ballet Theatre (SBT) is slated to celebrate the spookiest time of year by performing Jack the Ripper at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22 at Tybee Post Theatre, 10 Van Horne Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328. Tickets start at $20 and are available for purchase on the Events page on Tybee Post Theater’s website, www.tybeeposttheater.org.

Most people are familiar with the story of Jack the Ripper, an unidentified British Victorian era murderer, but not those of his victims. This ballet tells the story from the perspective of the five female victims known to have been killed by this criminal. These victims, often referred to as ‘The Canonical Five’, were murdered over a three-month period between August and November 1888. To this day, Jack the Ripper remains an unsolved case. His identity was never discovered, and he was never brought to justice.

“We are very excited to bring back this fan favorite for the Halloween season after its debut in 2019. These shows quickly sold out in the past and we’re anticipating another good turnout this year,” said SBT Artistic Director Suzanne Braddy. “This was the first historically accurate ballet created by SBT. We created it from the women’s perspective, and I think it’s even better than the traditional Jack the Ripper tales.”  

This rendition of Jack the Ripper is a contemporary production created by SBT in 2019 that demonstrates how the traditional art form of ballet has evolved for today’s audiences. This 55-minute performance is suggested for children 13 and older. While the ballet will not be gory, it does feature adult content.

SBT is Savannah and southeast Georgia’s only professional dance company. It is their mission to develop and showcase the talent of dedicated Savannah dancers alongside top professional dancers who train in the studio, and to engage in educational outreach and promotion of the art of dance within the community.

For more information about Jack the Ripper or on the history and mission of the Savannah Ballet Theatre & School of Dance, please visit www.savannahballettheatre.org.

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For media inquiries, please contact Kristyn Fielding at kristyn@lesleyfrancispr.com or 229-393-6457 or Lesley Francis at lesley@lesleyfrancispr.com or 912-429-3950 or the team at 912-417-LFPR (5377).

SAVANNAH BALLET THEATRE’S THE WIZARD OF OZ RETURNS TO SAVANNAH – SATURDAY, APRIL 23

SAVANNAH, GA – March 21, 2022 – The Savannah Ballet Theatre (SBT) will present its original ballet adaptation of The Wizard of Oz for two performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 at the Lucas Theatre for the Performing Arts, located at 32 Abercorn St. in downtown Savannah. Featuring performances by SBT’s world-renowned professional dancers, this one-of-a-kind ballet is perfect for all ages.

SBT’s production will feature multimedia projections, spectacular sets, and colorful costumes sure to capture the magic that fans have treasured over the years. There will be a character meet and greet and photo opportunity following the performance in the lobby.

“We are very excited to bring back one of our favorite performances to Savannah. I always look forward to seeing the children who came to the show dressed in their Wizard of Oz costumes to meet the cast after the performance,” said SBT Artistic and Studio Director Suzanne Braddy. “Savannah Ballet Theatre is looking forward to presenting The Wizard of Oz to the community and hope that all will come out and see our beautiful adaptation of a classic.”

Tickets for The Wizard of Oz can be purchased for $25 for tier two seats and $30 for tier one seats from the Savannah Box Office by calling 912-525-5050 or visiting www.savannahboxoffice.com. The Lucas Theatre is only handicap accessible on the first floor. Please take this into consideration when purchasing tickets.

SBT was established in 1998 under the artistic direction of Suzanne Braddy. Recognized as the premiere dance company in Southeast Georgia, SBT is best known locally for its annual production of the perennial holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. SBT presents a full season of classical and contemporary dance and has staged productions of Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid, an original adaptation based on CS Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe and many more.

SBT is Savannah and southeast Georgia’s only professional dance company. It is their mission to develop and showcase the talent of dedicated Savannah dancers alongside top professional dancers from all over who train in the studio, and to engage in educational outreach and promotion of the art of dance within the community. For more information about this performance or the SBT, please visit www.savannahballettheatre.org.

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SAVANNAH BALLET THEATRE ANNOUNCES RETURN OF THE NUTRACKER DOWNTOWN AND ON TYBEE ISLAND –DEC. 15, 16 & 18

SAVANNAH BALLET THEATRE ANNOUNCES RETURN OF THE NUTRACKER DOWNTOWN AND ON TYBEE ISLAND –DEC. 15, 16 & 18

SAVANNAH, GA. – Nov. 17, 2021 – The Savannah Ballet Theatre (SBT) is slated to celebrate the holiday season with four live productions of The Nutcracker this December. Two of the performances – at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Dec. 18 – will be shown for the very first time at Savannah’s own Johnny Mercer Theater, located at 301. W. Oglethorpe Ave. The 1 p.m. performance will be a special low-sensory show for people with autism, sensory sensitivities, or other disabilities. The other two performances will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15 and Thursday, Dec. 16 at the Tybee Post Theater, located at 10 Van Horne Ave.

The legendary score by Tchaikovsky will fuel the performance of this classic holiday ballet, which demonstrates the story of a young girl’s dream of a Christmas gift come-to-life to become her beloved prince. There’s no better way to get in the holiday spirit than by joining SBT as they guide members of the audience through a magical holiday dream.

“We are thrilled to bring this incredible Christmas production back in front of a live audience for the first time in two years,” said SBT artistic director Suzanne Braddy. “The local dancers at our professional company are filled with excitement for this year’s performance as it features guest artists, exciting projections and beautiful costumes to create the magical experience that the audience looks forward to each year. We could not have put this production on without the generous support of our sponsors, on Tybee Island, and our SBT patrons.”

Tickets for the Tybee Post Theatre performances on Dec. 15 and 16 are $25 and will be sold at Tybee Post Theater Box Office. Tickets for the Johnny Mercer Theater performances on Dec. 18 are $25 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster. The low-sensory performance at 1 p.m. on Dec. 18 is free and open to the public, thanks to the City of Savannah’s ACE grant.

SBT is Savannah and southeast Georgia’s only professional dance company. Their mission is to develop and showcase the talent of dedicated Savannah dancers alongside top professional dancers who train in the studio and engage in educational outreach and promotion of the art of dance within the community.

For more information about The Nutcracker or the Savannah Ballet Theatre & School of Dance, please visit www.savannahballettheatre.org.

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For media inquiries, please contact Kristyn Fielding at kristyn@lesleyfrancispr.com or 229-393-6457, Lesley Francis at lesley@lesleyfrancispr.com or 912-429-3950, or the team at 912-417-LFPR (5377).