Theatre Happenings

Theatre, Music & Dance Updates for the Tennessee Valley

Theatre Happenings

Last updated 15 December, 2014.

Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment Announces Expansion

[Lowe Mill and Flying Monkey provide an incredible space for the arts, performance and otherwise, in Huntsville. Proud to help spread the word on this expansion - Chuck.]

America’s biggest privately ­owned visual arts center is about to get even bigger. On Saturday, December 20, Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment will open its newly redeveloped north wing to the public. The north wing will house 31 new studios, a new gallery, and The Mill’s first dedicated art classroom. The Grand Opening will feature a ribbon cutting by local officials and a building­wide open house with demonstrations and performances for all ages.  Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment is widely recognized as an incubator for creativity and small businesses and the Mill’s latest tenants were specially chosen to continue that legacy. Dozens of professional artists and creative businesses will open their new studios just in time for holiday shopping, including a rapid prototyping makers space, a gourmet popsicle shop, a 72 ­seat classroom, and a new home for the Huntsville Art League.

More information can be found here.

Theatre Groups - Send Me A Liaison Email

Still need to hear from a few more groups (you know who you are). If you represent a local theatre group, please send me the email address of a person I can contact. I plan to send out periodic reminders so y'all can be sure to get your productions and auditions in time to be listed. And also to notify you in those cases when the weekly email might be going out early. Email your contact info to Thanks!

The Theatre Brokerage

If you're a director or producer, occasionally you might not be able to cast your show from the audition. Or maybe you need to scrounge up a sound or lighting person, or a set designer. In these cases, might I suggest the Theatre Brokerage. Send me the details, I'll list the needed talent here and on the website. There are LOTS of actors (and techies) who read this newsletter. Hopefully, y'all can hook up via this mechanism. Just send me an email, and include the following:

Email to

Click on a link to see more information about a show, audition or event. Newly added events are marked in red. Those opening this week in green.

Productions Summary

Show Group Open / Next
The SantaLand Diaries Last Weekend! Alabama Creative Artists 18 Dec
Coriolanus Last Weekend! Rocket City Shakespeare 19 Dec
Lowe Mill Out Loud Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment 17 Dec
Sanders Family Christmas Renaissance Theatre 17 Dec
Only Six Laughing Days 'Til Chrismas Comic Science Improv 19 Dec
Venus in Fur Alabama Creative Artists 1 Jan

Auditions Summary

Show Group Date
A Midsummer Night's Dream UAH Theatre 12 Jan

Theatre-Related Events

Event Group Date
Fantasy Academy Winter Session Fantasy Playhouse 26 Jan

Theatre Brokerage

Directors! Producers! Email me when you need to finish casting a show, I'll list it here. Email to

Needed Group Show

Music and Dance

Event Group Date
Thursday Night Swing Flying Monkey Arts 18 Dec
Harpeth Rising Flying Monkey Arts 12 Dec
Huntsville Swing Dance Society Regional Meet Up Flying Monkey Arts 13 Dec
Messiah Central United Methodist Church in Decatur 21 Dec

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