A BLAST OF BRASS
A fun-filled 45-minute program designed to introduce students to the brass family of the symphony orchestra. This narrated program is presented by the Tuscaloosa Symphony Brass Quintet. Designed for audiences up to 500. GRADES: K-6 FEE: $275
ALABAMA BLUES PROJECT
The Alabama Blues Project promotes and preserves the Blues as a traditional and contemporary art form, with particular focus on Alabama’s great Blues legacy.
GRADES: K-12 FEE: $400
SINGING FROM BACH TO ROCK
The Bach to Rock ensemble at Shelton State Community College presents a wide variety of songs from 17th century art songs to the popular styles of today. Fridays only. GRADES: K-8 during October, November, March, and April
FEE: no fee
WHAT IS JAZZ?
A fun look into jazz through performance and interaction between students and musicians. Jazz is put into context for students then introduced to the jazz style, repertoire and history. Presented by faculty and students in Jazz Studies at UA. 25 – 50 minutes.
GRADES: K-6 FEE: $175
ALABAMA CHOIR SCHOOL
Offering three different choirs for you in separate age groups between grades 1-12. ACS performs an entertaining 30-minute program of wide-ranging musical styles and languages. 25 – 50 minutes. GRADES: 1-12 each semester in mid to late November and late April FEE: Free
THEATRE UAB: “LOVING SHAKESPEARE”
This winning blend of comedy and drama is a great introduction to Shakespeare’s most memorable and beloved works. Fall in love with the best of the Bard! Adapted and directed by Santiago Sosa. 50 minutes. Fridays only. GRADES: Middle/High School. FEE: Free.
THEATRE UAB: “CONTEMPORARY BROADWAY” (Cabaret)
Celebrate the industry with this medley of songs currently on Broadway and at the movies. If you aren’t already hooked on these cutting-edge new works, you soon will be! Director/Choreographer: Roy Lightner; Musical Director: Carolyn Violi. 45 minutes. Fridays only.
GRADES: Middle/High School. FEE: Jefferson County: $200; Bibb, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount, Cullman, Walker & Tuscaloosa: $250 + 62 cents per mile; All other counties: $300 + 62 cents per mile.
THEATRE UAB: “ALICE IN WONDERLAND”
In this compact version of the Lewis Carroll masterpiece, Alice’s plummet down the rabbit hole introduces her to a host of outlandish characters, ingeniously played by four actors. Written by William Goldsmith and directed by Jazzy Pedroza-Watson. 50 minutes. Fridays only.
GRADES: K-5. FEE: Jefferson County: $200; Bibb, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount, Cullman, Walker & Tuscaloosa: $250 + 62 cents per mile; All other counties: $300 + 62 cents per mile.
THEATRE UAB: “HEROES VS. VILLAINS!” (Cabaret)
Audiences will delight to the quintessential battle between good and evil in this lighthearted medley from popular films and Broadway classics. Directed by Cooper Ellis. 45 minutes. Fridays only.
GRADES: ALL AGES. FEE: Jefferson County: $200; Bibb, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount, Cullman, Walker & Tuscaloosa: $250 + 62 cents per mile; All other counties: $300 + 62 cents per mile.
BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN’S THEATRE: “TWINKLE, TWINKLE LITTLE STAR” BY ERNIE NOLAN
A new galactic recruit, a missing star, and a bit of unexpected mayhem create the world of the Star Keepers. Every night, the Star Keepers must make sure each star is awake and ready to shine, but what happens when one goes missing? This interactive play takes kids ages 0- 5 years on a journey that reminds all of us that mistakes happen, but no problem is too big if you ask for help. The next installment of our Theatre For The Very Young Series! 40 minutes.
For Ages 0- 5. FEE: $500 per show. AVAILABLE: August 23- September 28, Tuesdays & Wednesdays.
BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN’S THEATRE: “AMELIA EARHART” BY KATHRYN SCHULTZ MILLER
A curious reporter begins to uncover the story of Amelia Earhart’s mysterious disappearance, and what he finds along the way pieces together the thrilling life story of one of America’s most fascinating heroines. Just as the world was inspired by one young woman’s courage to dare the impossible, this show will inspire young audiences to undertake their biggest, wildest dreams. 60 minutes.
For Ages 8 And Older. FEE: $850 per show. AVAILABLE: September 14- October 28, Tuesday- Friday.
BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN’S THEATRE: “GOLDILOCKS and THE THREE BEARS” BY JEAN PIERCE
Oh, that Goldilocks. She’s managed to do it again. She’s stumbled across the Three Bears and everything seems just not quite right. In honor of our 75th Anniversary, we had to include a BCT classic from one of our favorite playwrights, Jean Pierce. Join this reimagined Goldie in a guitar-flying, porridge-tasting, bed-hopping spree! 45 minutes.
For Ages 4- 8. FEE: $850 per show. AVAILABLE: March 7- 24 and April 4- 22, Tuesday- Friday.
BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN’S THEATRE: “INSIDE OUT” BY KATHRYN CHASE BRYER & NATASHA HOLMES
It’s bedtime! But instead of getting ready for bed, two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! While playing dress-up, a glove becomes a dancing fish, a shirt becomes a fantastical creature, and a sock dance rocks the closet! In this interactive show, discover the joy of turning things inside out. The next installment of our TVYA Series! 40 minutes.
For Ages 0- 5. FEE: $500 per show. AVAILABLE: April 4- 26, Tuesdays & Wednesdays.