ALABAMA CHOIR SCHOOL
Offering four 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
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
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 late October, November, March, and April
FEE: no fee
TSO TEACHES: MUSICAL READ ALOUDS WITH MS. P
Learn all about the orchestra in this engaging, 45 minute elementary music and literacy lesson taught by Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Executive Director and Music Educator, Natassia Perrine. Students will explore the families of the orchestra, learn a song about the instruments and perform it along to a read aloud of a children’s book. GRADES: PK-2. FEE: No fee DATES: Schedule at your convenience August 14, 2023 – April 26, 2024.
TSO EDUCATION QUINTET
This traveling team of musicians was designed to bring the orchestra to ALL young audience members across West Alabama. If your school is in Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Pickens, Sumnter, this engaging music program was designed just for you. Your students will explore the woodwind family of instruments, participate in a musical story and have a Q&A with our Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra musicians. GRADES: PK-5. FEE: No fee DATES: Schedule at your convenience Oct 2, 2023 – April 26, 2024.
BLUES IN SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES
The Alabama Blues Project’s 1-hour in-school assembly programs focus on identifying, preserving, and presenting Blues folk traditions, specifically highlighting the contributions of Alabama’s Blues artists. Students get to experience hand-made traditional African instruments and learn the history of how the instruments were made. Participants also sing along and learn biographical information about musical legends and the history of the socioeconomic conditions that influenced the creation of the Blues. GRADES: K-8. FEE: $350
THEATRE UAB: “THE PRINCESS & THE PEA” This commedia version of the classic fairytale bursts with physical humor and witty banter! Written by Rebecca L. Byars & Lane Riosley and directed by Jack Cannon. 40 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: “BROADWAY TODAY!” This cabaret is jam packed with the best of contemporary musical theatre! 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: “POP DIVAS!” (Cabaret) Memorable classics from fierce women of song! Directed by McKenna Shaw. Musical Director: Carolyn Violi. 45 minutes. Fridays only. 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.
THEATRE UAB: “FIERCELY, SHAKESPEARE” Embark on this swashbuckling experience highlighting the excitement, danger, comedy, tragedy and intrigue of Shakespeare’s more action-packed stories. Adapted and directed by Santiago Sosa. 45 minutes. Fridays only. GRADES: Middle/High School. FEE: Free.
BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN’S THEATRE: “STAY AWAKE” BY MARY HALL SURFACE
Imagine an upside down lullaby: Mia and her Dog are getting ready for bed when her mobile comes to life! Using music, movement, and puppetry, young theatre makers will explore shapes, sounds, numbers, and more in this interactive production. Stay Awake invites children into a theatrical world where anything is possible. The next installment in our Theatre For The Very Young Series! 40 minutes.
For Ages 0- 5. FEE: $550 per show. AVAILABLE: September 12- 16 & 19- 23.
BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN”S THEATRE: “THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF” BY JEAN PIERCE
Adventurous Grigsby, spirited Gloria, and book-loving Grace build a bridge to explore the great wide world. But a bullying troll has other plans. The three goats must face their fears and combine their talents to out-smart the troll and chase their dreams. 45 minutes.
For Grades K- 2. FEE: $950 per show. AVAILABLE: September 26- 30, October 3-7 & 24- 28 and October 31- November 4.
BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN’S THEATRE: “PRESENTING: SUPER CAT AND REPTILE ROBOT IN THE TREMENDOUS TICKLE TROUBLE” BY RACHEL BUBLITZ
Cass and Ray are best friends who like different things. Ray enjoys scary movies and smores. Cass prefers ice cream and comedies. They even sometimes disagree on how to play their favorite game: The Adventures of Super Cat and Reptile Robot! Will their friendship survive? Filled with imaginative adventure, best-friend handshakes, and audience interaction, Presenting: Super Cat and Reptile Robot explores how to speak up, listen, and work through our differences. 45 minutes.
For Grades K- 2. FEE: $950 per show. AVAILABLE: February 6- 10 & 13- 17 and March 5- 9 & 19- 23.
BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN’S THEATRE: “WAKE UP, BROTHER BEAR!” BY JANET STANFORD & KATHRYN CHASE BRYER
Spring is here! Sister Bear is awake, energized, and ready to explore but first we need to wake up Brother Bear. Through counting, rhyme, movement, and song young theatre makers will explore the different seasons of the year. Join these beary lovable siblings as they embark on an adventure with melting waterfalls, twinkling stars, and a very elusive fish! The next installment in our Theatre For The Very Young Series! 40 minutes.
For Ages 0- 5. FEE: $550 per show. AVAILABLE: March 19-23 and April 9-13.
FANTASY PLAYHOUSE CHILDREN’S THEATRE & ACADEMY TOURING SHOWS (2023-2024)
All tours feature professional actors based out of Huntsville, Alabama.
The Adventures of Nick Nutrition & His Dog Fiber by Tom Quinn
Who will save the world from the villains of bad eating habits? Have no fear! Nick Nutrition and his wonder dog Fiber are here! By day, an average boy and his dog, but, after school, they become an intrepid pair of superheroes dedicated to improving the minds and bodies of the kids and parents of our fair city. This play offers a fun and entertaining introduction to good eating habits and the importance of daily activity, while providing students with a head start to a healthy future. With Nick’s courage and Fiber’s intelligence, students are empowered to take control of their health! Programs are approximately 60 minutes and include a question and answer session after the show.
Grades: K-6th Fee: $1,250 per show + .62 cents per mile round trip; Available for performances beginning October 2023
Poarch Creek Courage by Mariah Beachboard
Leigh Ann faces bullies at school. Her discontent sparks a supernatural visit from a Creek ancestor from the 1700’s. This matriarch reveals wisdom and courage over the course of four tales. After reliving tales of the Poarch Creek history, Leigh Anne courageously faces her own school bullies. Outcast, oppressed, and forgotten, the most courageous Alabamian community stands against every challenge to become an inspiring success story! Programs are approximately 60 minutes and include a question and answer session after the show. Grades: 3rd-5th; Fee: $1,250 per show + .62 cents per mile round trip
Available for performances beginning December 2023
Freedom Riders by Tom Quinn
Join two girls from 1961, Jennifer and Tiffany, as they explore the intense history behind the Civil Rights Movement. As Jennifer persuades Tiffany to join her on the Freedom Ride to Alabama, historical figures appear to share their own stories. From Martin Luther King, Jr. to Malcolm X to the Little Rock Nine students, witness history come to life onstage. But will their stories be enough to convince Tiffany to join the freedom ride herself? Programs are approximately 60 minutes and include a question and answer session after the show. Grades: 6th-12th; Fee: $1,250 per show + .62 cents per mile round trip
Available for performances beginning February 2024
Our touring shows have accompanying study guide materials at no additional cost and reflect ELA Common Core Learning/ALCOS Standards.
Discounts/Reduced Fees: Schools receive a discount when booking 2 or more performances. Financial assistance may be available for Title 1 schools and other organizations providing services to under-resourced communities. For more details about booking information and each show’s curriculum connections, please visit our website or contact FieldTrips@fantasyplayhouse.com