The Glass Menagerie
October 13, 2017 – November 5, 2017
“In memory, everything seems to happen to music.” At the behest of his mother Amanda, Tom brings home a gentleman caller for his painfully shy sister, Laura. The themes of how family, the power of memory, and our perception shape reality are as impactful today as when this Tennessee Williams masterpiece premiered 70 years ago—one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century.
A Christmas Carol
November 19, 2017 – December 24, 2017
A heartwarming must-see that will get you into the swing of the holiday season with Scrooge’s search for redemption and a spectacular, magical evening of ghosts, spirits, festivity, and goodwill. Under new direction this season, there are sure to be a few extra surprises in store for all who love Alabama’s favorite holiday tradition. “God bless us, every one!”
The Snow Queen
January 6, 2018 – February 3, 2018
The fairy tale that inspired Disney’s Frozen and the White Witch character in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe comes to magical life on ASF’s Octagon Stage. Children will be spellbound as Gerda struggles to free her friend Kai from the clutches of an evil queen with a frozen heart. With the help of her faith and loyalty, Gerda proves that love can always triumph over evil.
January 26, 2018 – February 11, 2018
Inspired by the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, The New York Times described Fly as “a superior piece of theatrical synergy.” With a focus on hope, endurance, and accomplishment, Fly tells the story of the first African-American Army Air Corps fighters who flew over the skies of Europe and North Africa during World War II. Fly dramatizes the historic contributions made by the Tuskegee Airmen to the desegregation of the American military and the furthering of civil rights.
Much Ado About Nothing
February 22, 2018 – May 6, 2018
“Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, men were deceivers ever…” The delightfully antagonistic relationship of Beatrice and Benedick is at the heart of this Shakespearean comedy. They skewer each other with witty repartee until they must join forces to save innocent young lovers threatened by a common enemy.
The Miracle Worker
March 3, 2018 – May 6, 2018
“Interesting, absorbing and moving.” – The New York Post. This classic is based on the true story of Anne Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller, who grew up in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Trapped in her own world, Helen is unable to communicate. Anne realizes there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark silence, and her success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: “water.”
March 9, 2018 – March 25, 2018
“Bear Country feels like a winning game in a championship season” – Tuscaloosa News. The Southern Writers’ Project world-premiere production of Bear Country returns to the ASF stage for a limited run to commemorate Alabama 200’s 2018 theme, “Honoring Our People.” Meet the legendary Paul “Bear” Bryant as he reminisces about the career that turned him into an icon and dispenses his particular brand of life coaching, which made him a champion to his players on and off the field.
April 20, 2018 – May 5, 2018
“If music be the food of love, play on!” So the love-struck Duke Orsino moons over Lady Olivia, who is in turn struck with love for a handsome youth. Little does she know, her “youth” is actually a disguised Lady Viola, who is in love with Orsino. Mistaken identities abound in this rambunctious romp, which is one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies.
July 4, 2018 – July 15, 2018
“One of the best family musicals ever penned” – Chicago Tribune. The sun will come out tomorrow! Adults and children alike can’t resist the irrepressible optimism of Annie’s story of a special little orphan girl who refuses to give up hope. With a delightful cast and memorable song-and-dance numbers, such as “It’s A Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” and “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” Annie delivers “the ultimate feel-good musical.” – Time.
July 20, 2018 – August 5, 2018
In the midst of the Great Depression and impending war, a struggling Jewish family (well aware that family members have been disappearing overseas) escapes reality with dreams of Hollywood and romance. Starstruck is a world-premiere production developed through the Southern Writers’ Project.
Menopause The Musical
August 25, 2018 – September 16, 2018
Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black-lace bra, memory loss, hot flashes, and night sweats! Menopause The Musical features 25 re-lyricized tunes from the ‘60s and ‘70s, culminating with a salute to women who are experiencing ‘The Change’. Come see what nearly 11 million fans all over the world are laughing about!