Theatre Happenings

Theatre, Music & Dance Updates for the Tennessee Valley

Coming Productions



Huntsville Community Chorus

Into the Woods

By Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine.

Date and Times:

All performances at VBC Playhouse at 700 Monroe Street in Huntsville, AL.

Synopsis: “Careful what you wish for…” In Stephen Sondheim’s fairy-tale inspired musical, the characters venture Into the Woods to make their wishes come true, and find much more than they bargained for! A witch, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and the princes in agony will all be there, along with the songs and stories you love in this modern classic. Be entertained by wonderful young performers and find out what happens after “happily ever after”!

Director: James Desta

Tickets: Adults $23 • Seniors/College $20 • K-12 Students $15 Tickets available online at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=74047 or by calling the HCCA Office at 256-533-6606.

Other info: INTO THE WOODS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). Recommended for older children through adults.

Cast: Witch: Sarah Coleman
Baker: John Coleman
Baker's Wife: Abigayle Williams
Cinderella: Janie Clasgens
Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf: Ben Davis
Rapunzel’s Prince/Mysterious Man: Stephen Haymond
Rapunzel: Hannah Fluker
Jack: Connor Meyer
Jack’s Mother: Aurora Russell
Little Red Riding Hood: Maddie Austin
Cinderella’s Stepmother: Brittany Jane Proctor
Florinda: Sophie Hosna
Lucinda: Anna Fanning
Cinderella’s Father: Riley Miller
Granny: Sasha Damian
Steward: Brandon Rutherford
Narrator: Brooks Daniel

Contact: info@thechorus.org or 256-533-6606

Added 7/10

Website: www.thechorus.org



 

Curtain and Lights Theatre Company

Father's Little Dividend: Sequel to Father of the Bride

By Heather Anderson.

Date and Times:

All performances at The Loft at First Baptist Church at 123 Church Street N.E. in Decatur, AL

Synopsis: In the sequel of "Father of the Bride," newly married Kay Banks Dunstan announces that she and her husband are going to have a baby. Not ready to be a grandfather, Stanley Banks keeps quiet while everyone else fawns over the parents to be and bothers them with baby names and nursery decorations. Ironically, his silence makes him the person Kay turns to for help, which in turn helps him.

Director: Heather Anderson

Tickets: $12.00

Other info: A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Calvary Love Ministries, INC. An orphanage in Liberia.

Cast: Stanley Banks - Dakota Layton
Ellie Banks - Nichole English
Kay Banks Dunstan - Heather Anderson
Buckley Dunstan - Kaleb Carter
Tommy Banks - Conner Deke
Sarah Banks - Hannah Dorr
Herbert Dunstan - Jim Anderson
Doris Dunstan - Kathy Anderson
Delilah - Samantha Vickers
Buzz - Nathan Johnson
Natalie - Lottie Christian
Sally - Kita Christian
Johnny - Malikhai Orr
Sharon - Joslyn English
Baby Dunstan - Claire Corzine

Contact: handers2@my.athens.edu or 256-353-0423

Added 7/24

Website: Facebook



 

Grounded Coffee Improv Players

Improv Night Show

 

Date and Times:

All performances at Grounded Coffee at 12120 County Line Road, Suite C, Publix Shopping Center in Madison, AL, 35756.

Synopsis: Laughter and fun for ages 5 to 95, in the tradition of "Whose Line is it Anyway?" Live improv comedy, created from audience suggestions, right before your eyes.

Director: Wendy Morgan

Tickets: $7, lap children are free. Purchase your tickets at Grounded Coffee. Only 30 tickets per show! Family friendly comedy. Coffee drinks, non-coffee drinks and pastries available for purchase.

Other info: Cast: Matt Buchman
Steve Lambing
Wendy Morgan
Fred Sayers

Contact: info@thegroundedcafe.com or (256) 258-9637

Added 7/24

Website: website



Whole Backstage Theatre

Evita

By Rice/Webber.

Date and Times:

All performances at the Dot Moore Auditorium, 1120 Rayburn Avenue, Guntersville, AL

Synopsis: Evita is based on the historical story of María Eva Duarte de Perón, a poor Argentinian girl who grows up to be the wife of the president of Argentina, worshipped by her people. As a young woman who longs for an acting career, fame, and fortune, Eva quickly learns that her feminine wiles hold power among a culture, and a political system, run by men. Once she makes it to Buenos Aires, Evita finds fame and power in her powers of seduction, eventually seducing the rising political figure, Juan Perón, who becomes the President of Argentina. As First Lady of Argentina, she aligns herself with the poor, winning herself, and Perón, popularity among Argentinians. Evita becomes a hero to the poor and the working class—and an enemy to the rich. A young and unknown revolutionary, Ché, narrates the rise and fall of the beloved matriarch of the Argentinian people. This blockbuster musical, made even more famous as a 1996 Hollywood film starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, shows both the righteous determination, and the ruthless power, of Argentina’s 20th century matriarch.

Director: Rich Resler

Tickets: $10/$16/$18

Cast: LYNN FULWIDER (Eva); JONATHAN WATTS (Che); STAN WITHEROW (Peron); WESLEY ROREX (Migaldi); and ANDREA WITHEROW (TheMistress). The cast also includes JENNIFER ABREU, SCOTT BEARD, CHRIS CARTER, HUNTER COOK, VIVIDIANA CURRIER, MINDY EGAN, CASEY HARRIS, JIM HARRIS, CADLEY JACKSON, PHYLLIS KEMBEL, NORA MEDINA, MORGAN PARKER, DESSIE PULLEN, JON RAYNOR, DEZARAY RICHEY, JAMEELAH RICHEY, ZAKIYA RICHEY, KATIE STEWART, GRANIA SULLIVAN, HARLEY TANDY, HANNAH TAYLOR, ASHLEIGH WALKER, DANIEL WILLIAMS, JENNIFER WINSLOW, and GIGI WITHEROW.

Contact: office@wholebackstage.com or 256-582-7469

Added 7/31

Website: www.wholebackstage.com



 

Evil Cheez Productions

THE RETURN OF THE ROOK

By Wayne Miller.

 

Date and Times:

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

Synopsis: It has been 3 years since The Rook was last seen. The police theorize that he has died, or else suffered some crippling injury. But at the lovely old estate of Waverly, things are amiss. Attacks in the night. People disappearing. Is the lady of the house suffering a relapse of her previous mental breakdown--or has The Rook returned? As with the previous entry in this series, the audience will be given a 5-minute break towards the end of the performance to compare notes and reach a decision. Can they--can YOU--solve the mystery--before it's too late?!

Director: Wayne Miller

Tickets: $12. Ticket Link: www.historiclowryhouse.com/theatrical-performances-by-evil-cheez-productions

Other info: Rated PG

Cast members:
Tanja Lewis Miller
Jeremy Woods
Valerie MacMurdy
Duncan Watkins
Jonathan Bain
Michelle Huguley
Melissa Worobec
Greg Branham
Paul Ferguson

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

Added 7/31

Website: website



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