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Cast list for SDPAC’s ballet “Christmas Angels” released


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Sylacauga Alliance for Family Enhancement’s (SAFE) Southern Dance and Performing Arts Company (SDPAC) has announced the cast for their 4th annual holiday ballet titled “Christmas Angels.”

“Christmas Angels,” choreographed by Jeanna Sumners, is an inspiring ballet that gives the audience an outside look at the enchantment and excitement of Christmas which quickly gives way to a deeper and more purposeful reason to celebrate the most anticipated holiday of the year.

“This ballet, first performed in 2019, is a way that our student dancers give back to the community they live in,” said SDPAC spokesperson Amy McDonald. “Any profit made from ticket purchases is used to purchase coats for the children in the Talladega County Foster Care Program.”

The 2022 edition will include SDPAC dancers and performers in the following roles:

Orphans – Halle Godwin, Emma Morris, Tate Murchison, Kenleigh Parker, Margo Spanjer, and Lindsey Barnes
Benevolent Angels – Abby Marshall, Anna Theilacker, Lauren Harbin, Natalee Justice, Rachael Barnes, and Rachel McDonald
Little Angels – Dolly Alkaino, Kylee Batson, Avah Butler, Autumn Carter, Hylan Blake Corbman, Sarah Johnston, Adaline Kinard, Maddison Pope, Raelyn Strong, Ramey Sumners, Addison Teague, Riley Varner, and Haley Wilkins
Escorting Parents – Parents of Little Angels
Heralding Angels – Sofia Alcaino, Ty Cobb, Timber Grogan, Nathan McDonald, and Abigail Wilson
Penguins – Kynsley Barnett, Matylda Cannon, Kaylie Hay, Jada Lunceford, and Aeribella Ray
Snow-People – Scarlett Braswell, Braylei Butler, Lucy Giles, Sophia Godwin, Jessica Griffith, Bella Knight, Caroline Murchison, Kate Peoples, Brooklyn Speer, and Evie Welch
Reindeer – Khloe Carter, Layla Glass, Adalyn Hardy, Sierra Jackson, Zoey Pike, Paislee Roberts, Starri Thornton, Crea Turner, and Malayshia Winston
Nativity – Marlana Smitherman (Mary), Nathan McDonald (Joseph), and Rachael Barnes (Star of Bethlehem)
Shooting Stars – Natalie Culberson, Raynzlee Denham, Kynleigh Dickinson, Everly Hollingsworth, Georgia Jacks, Lizzie McGilberry, Ada Partridge, Emilee Roberts, Emily Turner, and Grace Wilkinson
Shepherdesses – Sophie Denton, Skylan White, and Harlie Thomas
Evergreens – Lily Bullard, Alexandra Ricks, and Margaret Wilkins
Innkeepers Daughters – Lily Platt, Marinda Sadler, Bekah Theilacker, and Lexie Wimmer
Gabriella the Cherubim – Shaylyn Vick

“Christmas Angels” will be performed Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2:00 p.m. in the B.B. Comer High School Auditorium.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at, calling (256) 245-1669, or at the door.

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