Theatre Happenings

Theatre, Music & Dance Updates for the Tennessee Valley

Coming Productions


Epic Comedy

Epic Comedy Hour


Date and Times:

All performances at Flying Monkey Arts Theatre at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment 2211 Seminole Dr., SW in Huntsville, AL.

Synopsis: Happy hand turkey day! Epic Comedy Hour is located in the Flying Monkey Arts theatre on second floor south. The orange doors 11 or 16 are the easiest way to enter. Regional comedians this month include: Lane Lonion, Mary Devon Dupree, Justin Thompson, Kareem Chapman, Chris Ivy, Akeem Woods, Austin King, and A.C. Roe; hosted by Scott Eason.

Tickets: $8

Other info: Rated:R.

Contact: or 256-533-0399

Added 11/13

Bankstreet Players

Humbug! A Christmas Carol

Book, Lyrics & Music by Chuck Puckett. Additional Music by Gary McKenzie & Carol Puckett.

Date and Times:

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

Synopsis: Everyone knows Charles Dickens' tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the flinty miser who is transformed by the spirits of Christmas. The story is credited with bringing the modern celebration of Christmas to the world. Well, the the story itself has been transformed in this world premiere of a new musical retelling of the familiar tale, giving it new life in song. Bank Street Players is proud to present this brand new work, complete with 16 original songs sure to keep you humming, and to put you in the perfect mood for the season. Join us, won't you? Warm your own heart as you witness the thawing of Scrooge's heart in this timeless classic, true to the story told by Dickens. But with a few surprises sure to entertain... and perhaps even give pause to celebrate the wonder in this best of all seasons. "God Bless Us Everyone!"

Director: Carol Puckett

Tickets: $18, $15 for seniors & students. Reserve seating. Contact the Princess to reserve your seat: or (256) 350-1745.

Other info: Family friendly. Cast list:

Ebeneezer Scrooge - Phil Parker
Bob Cratchit - Corby Holland
Jane Cratchit - Laura Kee
Tiny Tim Cratchit - Madelyn Bentley
Belinda Cratchit - Auburn Lancaster
Martha Cratchit - Hannah Yarbrough
Peter Cratchit - Elias Lokken
Ghost of Jacob Marley - Gary McKenzie
Christmas Past - Ashleigh Vickery
Christmas Present - Nate Gillikin
Young Scrooge - Kevin O'brien
Belle - Meredith Johnson
Betsy Littleton - Robyn Mitchell
Fotheringay - Patrick Haughaboo
Danbridge - Ben Callahan
Barnsworth - John Coleman
Boy Scrooge, Ignorance - Logan Bentley
Fan Scrooge - Olivia Wunch
Scrooge's Father, Old Joe - Andrew Foxx
Scrooge's Mother - Erika Ladner
Mister Fezziwig - Chuck Puckett
Mrs Fezziwig - Hannah Carpenter
Felicia Fezziwig, Elizabeth - Shelby Vaughn
Fred Hollister - Ethan Mitchell
Lydia Hollister - Kate Higgenbotham
Want - Abby Norris
Mrs, Smeed, Charwoman - Rachel Hutchens
Mrs Dilber, Housekeeper - Jane Burrell
Undertaker - Hugh Morgan
Beggar Tom - Jim Gillikin
Ethan a Lad - Ethan Lybrand
Christmas Present Sprite - Alice Haughaboo
Christmas Present Sprite - Heyleigh Ferris
Schoolboy - Nicolas Adornette
Schoolboy - Robert Norris
Lady Astor (Alice) - Allison Smith

Contact: (256) 350-1745 or

Added 11/13


Fantasy Playhouse

A Christmas Carol

Book adaptation by Elaine L. Hubbard: Original music and arrangements by Mary Ann Bishop: Original lyrics by Elaine L. Hubbard.

Date and Times:

All performances at VBC Playhouse at Corner of Monroe & Clinton in Huntsville, AL.

Synopsis: The Huntsville Holiday tradition is back with a fresh interpretation of the Dickens' classic! Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a ghostly musical journey through his past, present, and future, as he receives the most important Christmas gift of all -- redemption through the power of love.

Director: Lucas Kiker

Tickets: Adults $20; Students (17yrs & under) $15. Tickets available at 256-539-6829 or online at

Other info: Simple Helix - Season Sponsor. Redstone Federal Credit Union - Holiday Performance Partner

Contact: or 256-539-6829

Added 11/13


Grissom High Theatre

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

By Barbara Robinson.

Date and Times:

All performances at Grissom High School auditorium at 1001 Haysland Rd. SW in Huntsville

Synopsis: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is a high-energy comedy about what happens when the “worst kids in town” decide they want to be in the annual Christmas pageant. The result is a hilarious yet touching play that teaches the town a lot more than any traditional show.

Director: Lydia Palmes

Tickets: $5 for students/children and $8 for adults. Tickets are general admission and are available at and at the door.

Other info: This play is perfect for the whole family. or or 256-603-8621

Added 11/13



Curtain and Lights Theatre Company

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens, adapted to the stage by Romulus Linney.

Date and Times:

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

Synopsis: An adaptation of the story of Ebenezer Scrooge's journey from an embittered, ungenerous creature into a giving, caring human being at the hands of three spirits, who, one Christmas Eve, show him what life means

Director: Heather Anderson

Tickets: $12

Other info: Appropriate for all ages! Proceeds will fund our Summer 2018 Show: Annie the Musical


Ebenezer Scrooge...Kaleb Carter
Bob Cratchit...Jackson McDaniel
Mrs. Cratchit...Heather Anderson
Martha Cratchit...Emma Schroer
Peter Cratchit...Conner Deke
Belinda Cratchit...Hannah Dorr
Gillian Cratchit...Sela Mote
Miranda Cratchit...Elspeth Mote
Tiny Tim Cratchit...Aliza Mote
Fred...Conner McDaniel
Jacob Marley...Dakota Layton
Ghost of Christmas Past...Hannah Brown
Ghost of Christmas Present...Samantha Vickers
Ghost of Christmas Future...Grayson Fink
Scrooge as a Boy...Samuel Brown
Fan...Lottie Christian
Mr. Fezziwig...Grayson Fink
Mrs. Fezziwig...Sherry Perry
Belle...Katelyn McDaniel
Young Adult Scrooge...Dakota Layton
Fezziwig Daughters...Grace Johnson, Emmy Jones, Nichole English
Caroline...Nichole English
Caroline's Husband...Stephen English
Julia, Fred's Wife...Emmy Jones
Lucy...Katelyn McDaniel
Topper...Grayson Fink
Ignorance...Samuel Brown
Want...Kita Christian
Orphan Boy...Grayson Fink
Old Joe...Dakota Layton
Charwoman...Sherry Perry
Undertaker's Woman...Samantha Vickers
Laundress...Jaime Bradfield
Charity Workers...Grace Johnson, Hannah Brown
Fezziwig Guests...Cast
Children at Crossroads School...Emma Dorr, Lilly Breland, Amelia Cousin

Contact: or 256-353-0423 or 256-616-9471

Added 11/20

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