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Ms Metropolitan Ballet performed Spring Gala

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – While an updated version of Alice in Wonderland is in theaters, Sunday the Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet thrilled fans with its performance of the fairy tale.

Families were treated to a day at the ballet where the story of Alice's fantastic journey down the rabbit hole came to life on the Thalia Mara Hall stage.

This is the ballet company's 2010 Spring Gala and 17th year performing.

Lewis Carroll's 145 year old tale is set to dance and brought smiles to the faces of young and old.

More than 50 dancers from across the metro Jackson area were featured in the one act ballet.

Professional guest artists from the American Ballet Theatre and American Ballet Theatre II also performed.

"It is an original ballet created by myself and I did the choreography, and you're going to see all the crazy characters, the Cheshire Cat, Alice, the Mad Hatter, the March Hair, Tweedledee and Tweedledum. So it should be really good for the audience," said Artistic Director Jennifer Beasley.

The audience and cast got a chance to meet during the Mad Hatter's Tea Party that followed at the Mississippi Museum of Art.

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