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The Lakeland Genesis Concert Series presents

Enjoy the lively and familiar works from American composers like Leonard Bernstein and Duke Ellington at the all-American evening of symphonic music! Special guests from Florida Dance Theatre will perform with Aaron Copland’s iconic ballet, Appalachian Spring.

Guest Artists

Florida Dance Theatre

FDT-web cropFDT presents The Story of Tom Sawyer with Appalachian Spring
DREW ROBINSON – Tom Sawyer, the mischievous boy with a good heart
LEXIE LUCENTE – Becky Thatcher, Tom’s dream girl; DENTON GAY – Huck Finn, the town’s outcast; STEFAN DOLBASHIAN – Joe Harper, Tom’s closest friend; CAITLYN HARDEGREE – Amy Lawrence, Tom’s ex-girlfriend; MOLLY AHLER – Sid Sawyer, Tom’s Half Brother; KATRINA OGDEN – Mary Sawyer, Tom’s Cousin; JORDAN RAYBON -Aunt Polly, Tom’s aunt and guardian; JERMAINE THORNTON – Judge Thatcher-Becky’s father, the county judge; AUBREY WHIPPLE – Mrs. Thatcher-Judge Thatcher’s wife and mother to Becky; SARAH WALSTON – Lucy Harper, Joe Harper’s sister; DEVIN HAMILTON – Benjamin Rogers, Joe Harper’s close, but gullible friend; SARAH DACEY – Suzie Rogers, The town’s model child; MICHAEL HOLLAND – Crazy Joe, the villain

Sponsored in part by GEICO.

Festival Overture on The Star Spangled Banner, Buck
Three Dances from “On the Town,” Bernstein
Duke Ellington Medley, arr. Custer
An American Elegy, Ticheli
Appalachian Spring, Copland

Single tickets on sale September 18 at The Lakeland Center:
Gold $35
Silver $25
Bronze $15
Students free with ID or parent ticket


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