Theatre Happenings

Theatre, Music & Dance Updates for the Tennessee Valley

Coming Productions



Grissom High Theatre

The Phantom Tollbooth

By Susan Nanus based on Norton Juster's novel.

Date and Times:

All performances at Grissom High School auditorium at 7901 Bailey Cove Road in Huntsville, Alabama.

Synopsis: Here are Milo’s adventures in the Land of Wisdom, where he’s forced to think about many new things. Milo learns of the argument between King Azaz and his brother, the Mathemagician, whose disagreement over words and numbers has led to the banishment of Princesses Sweet Rhyme and Pure Reason. Milo is dispatched to rescue the princesses from the Land of Ignorance. The knowledge and skills that Milo picks up on his journey help him save the princesses. When he must return home, Milo is sorry to leave his friends – but he has been enriched by his experience, and he realizes his attitude toward learning will never be the same.

Director: Lydia Palmes and Benton Davis

Tickets: $12 adults and $8 students/children. Seating for this show is general admission. Buy tickets at grissomtheatre.org or at the door.

Other info: Perfect for the whole family.

Contactghstheatreparents@gmail.com or lydia.palmes@gmail.com or 256-603-8621

Added 10/16

Website: grissomtheatre.org



Fantasy Playhouse

Dr. Osborn's Magical Laboratory Comedy Magic Show

 

Date and Times:

All performances at Fantasy Arts Center, 3312 Long Ave in Huntsville, AL

Synopsis: The Tennessee Valley's No. 1 Magical Mad Scientist is back with weird comedy, magic, wild balloons, and great fun for the entire family

Tickets: $7. Tickets available at 256-539-6829 or online at www.letthemagicbegin.org

Other info: Wear your Halloween costumes if you wish!

Contact: karen.alexander@fantasyplayhouse.com or 256-539-6829

Added 10/3

Website: www.fantasyplayhouse.com



Theatre Randolph

Dearly Departed

By Jesse Jones and David Bottrell.

 

Date and Times:

All performances at Thurber Arts Center at 4915 Garth Road in Huntsville.

Synopsis: The Turpin Family has lost their patriarch, Bud. That means the entire, wackadoodle family will be gathering in Lula, Mississippi for his funeral. You'll die laughing at this hilarious southern comedy!

Director: Connie Voight, Tommy Stanton

Tickets: $5 students/$10 adults in advance

Other info: Rated PG for mild language

Contact: cvoight@randolphschool.net or 256-797-2775 or 256-799-6100

Added 10/16

Website: www.randolphschool.net



UAHuntsville Theatre

The Threepenny Opera

By Brecht and Weill.

Date and Times:

All performances at Chan Auditorium in the Business Administration Building on the UAH Campus at 4832 Holmes Ave NW in Huntsville, AL

Synopsis: Brecht and Weill turned to John Gay's 18th-century The Beggar's Opera to fashion this savage, biting commentary on bourgeois capitalism and modern morality. The bitter tale is told of the predatory outlaw known as Mack the Knife. He secretly marries the daughter of Berlin's underworld boss but is soon betrayed by his sinister in-laws and sent to prison. After being freed by the police chief's daughter, he is again betrayed- this time by a prostitute-and sentenced to death. At the final hour, he manages a reprieve from the Chancellor, thus providing a menacing finale of ferocious irony.

Director: Karen Baker

Tickets: $15 for general admission, $7 for seniors and non-UAH students, and free for UAH students with ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or online by visiting ticket site

Contact: david.harwell@uah.edu or theatre@uah.edu or 256-824-6871

Added 10/16

Website: www.uah.edu/theatre



Bankstreet Players

War Of The Worlds

By H.G. Wells, adapted by Orson Wells.

Date and Times:

All performances at the Princess Theatre at 112 2nd Ave NE, Decatur, AL.

Synopsis: When Orson Welles new radio production troupe, the Mercury Theatre Of the Air, broadcast H.G. Wells story "War Of the Worlds", 1000's of Americans were thrown into a panic, thinking they were hearing news reports about a real Martian invasion. BSP will reproduce the radio broadcast on the Princess stage, complete with sound effects and a very "period" feel. After the recreation of the broadcast, the stage will be quickly cleared, and the audience will be treated to the movie "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". Ticket price covers the entire "Science Fiction Double Feature."

Director: Hannah Carpenter

Tickets: Adult $15 / Student+Seniors $10. Order at boxoffice@princesstheatre.org or (256) 340-1778

Other info: A percentage of the proceeds for this production, so aptly timed to conincide with Halloween, will be donated to the Princess Theatre.

Contact: boxoffice@princesstheatre.org or (256) 340-1778

Added 10/9

Website: www.bankstreetplayers.org and www.princesstheatre.org



Ars Nova

Hansel and Gretel

By Engelbert Humperdinck.

 

Date and Times:

All performances at Ars Nova (in the AB Stephens Music building) at 2828 Drake Ave SW in Huntsville/AL.

Synopsis: In this classic fairy tale, a walk in the forest turns into a discovery of delights and frights. A gingerbread house tempts Hänsel and Gretel’s taste buds but beware … behind those sugar-coated gumdrop walls lurks a witch! Hänsel and Gretel must stick together to free the forest from a wicked spell. See what two clever children did!

Director: Dr. Ginger Beazley, Dixie Harrison

Tickets: all seats $10, general admission. Call 256-883-1105 to purchase tickets in advance.

Other info: Performed in English.

Cast: Thursday, Sunday and Monday evenings:
Caroline Oldfather as Hansel, Carley Beth Goode as Gretel, Tim Tolar as the Father, Dixie Harrison as the Mother, Pat Register as the Witch, Bailey Grace Flynn as the Dew Fairy, Paige Heller as the Sleep Fairy

Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday matinee:
Essie Carpenter as Hansel, Olivia Heller as Gretel, Chris Smith as the Father, Kathryn Witherow as the Mother, Ron Roberts as the Witch, Bailey Grace Flynn as the Dew Fairy, Paige Heller as the Sleep Fairy

Contact: arsnovaschool81@bellsouth.net or 256-883-1105

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Website: www.arsnovahsv.com



 

WBCS Drama Club

Pondered Hearts

By Dan Andree.

Date and Times:

All performances at Whitesburg Baptist Center at 7300 Whitesburg Drive in Huntsville, Alabama.

Synopsis: This is the story of four young women from many walks of life who are taking a 14-day voyage to Japan in 1949 aboard the freighter, Shining Star. They are being sent by The Foreign Mission League to Japan to be teachers for the children of missionaries.

Director: Andrea Thoenes

Tickets: FREE

Other info: Tickets are free, but seating is limited. Free will donations will be taken at the door. Please contact Valarae Pfister for reserved tickets. The play is completely family friendly but will best appeal to older elementary students to adults.

Contact: wbcsdrama@gmail.com or 256-783-3972

Added 10/9



 

Evil Cheez Productions

DRACULA: LORD OF THE VAMPIRES

By Wayne Miller.

 

Date and Times:

All performances at The Jackson House, 119 College St, Moulton, Alabama

Synopsis: The classic Horror story...as you've never seen it before!

Director: Wayne Miller

Tickets: Advance ticket prices are $10. $13 at the door. Tickets will be available beginning September 5th at Moulton's City Hall. Only 40 tickets will be sold to each show.

Other info: Rated PG-13. All proceeds from the play will go to restoration efforts at the historic Jackson House in Moulton. Concessions will be available.

Contact: 256-489-9200 or ww_1001_nights@yahoo.com

Added 10/16

Website: website



 

Evil Cheez Productions

DRACULA: LORD OF THE VAMPIRES

By Wayne Miller.

 

Date and Times:

All performances at The Historic Lowry House, 1205 Kildare Street, Huntsville, AL.

Synopsis: The classic Horror story...as you've never seen it before!

Director: Wayne Miller

Tickets: $12. Tickets available at historiclowryhouse.com

Other info: Rated PG-13

Contact: 256-489-9200 or ww_1001_nights@yahoo.com

Added 10/16

Website: website



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