Theatre Happenings

Theatre, Music & Dance Updates for the Tennessee Valley

Coming Productions



Independent Musical Productions

Ragtime

By Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty.

Date and Times:

All performances at Lee High School Main Stage at 2500 Meridian Street in Huntsville, AL.

Synopsis: At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing ... and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, Ragtime weaves together three distinctly American tales — that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician — united by their courage, compassion, and belief in the promise of the future. Their compelling stories are set to a glorious, Tony Award-winning score with a book based on the classic E. L. Doctorow novel.

Director: Patrick Johnson

Tickets: $25-30

Contact: tickets@imphuntsville.org or info@imphuntsville.org or 256-415-7469

Added 6/19

Website: imphuntsville.org



 

Out Loud HSV

Featuring Know Disclaimer

 

Date and Times:

All performances at Pizzelle's Confections RR4 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment, 2211 Seminole Drive in Huntsville.

Synopsis: Out Loud HSV monthly open mic and features create a space for literary arts and spoken word to grow! Join us in Pizzelle’s Confections, studio RR4 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment, for this event. Come early to sign up for the open mic, where you will have 5 minutes to share your work. Then we will have a 30 minute feature with Real Life Poets, Inc. Youth Slam Team, Know Disclaimer! Real Life Poets, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit community service and mentoring organization that believes in creating opportunities and mentoring budding minds to creatively express themselves. It is thier mission to cultivate the youth into tomorrow’s leaders by empowering them to discover the power in their words and ways their voices can initiate change utilizing the spoken word medium. They’ve also established Alabama’s first youth poetry slam team, Know Disclaimer. The Know Disclaimer Poetry Slam Team was created to identify, cultivate, and exhibit exemplary teen poets from the Birmingham Area, through the vehicle of ‘slam poetry’. The team is committed to developing strong and creative writing, with an emphasis on innovative, energetic, and polished presentations. The Know Disclaimer Poetry Slam Team is designed to function as an extension of Real Life Poets programming (adhering to programming guidelines) and to represent the flourishing talent base in the region, as young, modern-day Birmingham griots!

Tickets: Free, accepts donations

Other info: Out Loud is dedicated to fostering new voices and encouraging participation, so even if you have never been to an open mic before, please come on down and hear some new interesting voices and share! All donations will go directly to the Flying Monkey Theatre for use of the venue.

Contact: outloudhsv@gmail.com or sharonsingletary@lowemill.net or 256-533-0399

Added 6/19



 

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. Entrance doors 11 at the water tower, and 16 at the smokestack.

Synopsis: hill out with Epic Comedy Hour in the Flying Monkey Arts theatre, 2nd floor south building, the longest running comedy show in the Southeast bringing local and regional comedians to the Rocket City. This months guest artists include: Keith Bergman, Sam Roger, Jan Gudaitis, Nick Alexander, Spencer Taylor. Michael Rowland and Narado Moore, hosted by Cherith Fuller.

Tickets: $8

Other info: Rated: R.

Contact: sharonsingletary@lowemill.net or 256-533-0399

Added 6/12



 

Film Co-op Studio 251

36th Black Maria Film Festival

 

Date and Times:

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

Synopsis: Sponsored by the Film Co-op, the Black Maria Film Festival “Binge” will be presented in Flying Monkey Arts theatre, second floor south from 4:00 PM to 9:30 PM. The Black Maria Film Festival “Binge” includes all you can watch for $10. The Black Maria’s Documentary Matinee kicks off at 4:00 PM and runs until 6:00PM. There is a dinner and discussion break at 6:00 PM and the Black Maria’s Evening of Shorts resumes at 7:00PM. Cafe tables will be set up around the theatre and lounge with coffee and desserts by Pizzelle’s, snacks and sandwiches from Happy Tummy, or bring along take out from Chef Will’s Palate or a picnic from home. The Black Maria Film Festival attracts and nationally showcases the works of highly accomplished independent filmmakers and is a project of the Thomas A. Edison Media Arts Consortium, an independent non-profit organization in residence at NJ City University’s Department of Media Arts. It was founded in 1981 as a tribute to Thomas Edison’s development of the motion picture at his laboratory, dubbed the”Black Maria” film studio, the first in the world, in West Orange, N.J. The Black Maria Film Festival has been awarded the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Arts Citation for Excellence for eight consecutive years. The Black Maria Film Festival “Binge” features a collection of stellar works touring with the festival this season. The films include animation, documentary, experimental, and narrative from the top award winning works chosen by the festival jury. One of the works featured in the Documentary Matinee program is “Bastard Child” by Knutte Wester, a contemporary artist and filmmaker from Sweden, that premiered at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in November 2016.

Tickets: $10

Contact: sharonsingletary@lowemill.net

Added 6/19



 

Out Loud HSV

Poetry Slam Sundays

 

Date and Times:

All performances at Flying Monkey Theatre at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment, 2211 Seminole Drive in Huntsville.

Synopsis: Join us for an action packed hour long poetry slam! Poetry slam is the competitive art of performance poetry designed to engage both poets and audience, where participants are judged by members of the audience to advance rounds until a winner is chosen. The winner of each event will receive glory and celebration, along with a $10 roll of quarters provided by our lovely sponsor, Karma Rags.
Poets, these events are open sign up, so if you would like to compete just bring three poems (one for each round, if you make it to all three rounds) and show up early(6:30pm ish) to assure you have a space. Each piece should be no longer than 3 minutes or points will be taken off your score. No props, no costumes – just you, the mic, and your words.Audience, you are vital too. Whether you are a judge or just a raucous viewer, we need your love and encouragement to keep the energy high and the momentum rolling. Get loud, get rowdy, and show your support for the people on stage pouring out their hearts to you.

Tickets: Free, accepts donations

Other info: Out Loud is dedicated to fostering new voices and encouraging participation, so even if you have never been to an open mic before, please come on down and hear some new interesting voices and share! All donations will go directly to the Flying Monkey Theatre for use of the venue.

Contact: outloudhsv@gmail.com or kimberlycasey@lowemill.net or 256-533-0399

Added 6/19



 

UNA Summer Theatre

The Mountaintop

By Katori Hall.

 

Date and Times:

All performances at George S. Lindsey Theatre.

Synopsis: The Mountaintop is a fictional depiction of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.'s last night on earth set entirely in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel on the eve of his assassination in 1968 after delivering his legendary “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech.

Director: director

Tickets: $15/$5 UNA Student/Faculty/Staff/Alumni. Tickets are available at the UNA Department of Entertainment Office, 122 W Tombigbee St., Florence (Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon); online at https://www.una.edu/theatre/productions.html; by phone, 256-765-4342; at the door.

Contact: wjdixon@una.edu or 256-765-4342

Added 6/12

Website: www.una.edu/theatre/productions



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