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—one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century—premiered 70 years ago.

A Christmas Carol

November 19, 2017 – December 24, 2017

A heartwarming must-see that will get you into the spirit 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!”

Recommended for ages 5+
Run time: approximately 2 hours* with intermission
*This is an estimated run time that is subject to change.

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 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 faith and loyalty, Gerda proves that love can always triumph over evil.

Recommended ages 4+
Run time: approximately 70 minutes*, no intermission
*This is an estimated run time that is subject to change.

Fly

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, including desegregation of the American military and the furthering of the civil rights movement, of the Tuskegee Airmen.

Recommended for ages 11+
Run time: approximately 2 hours* with intermission
*This is an estimated run time that is subject to change.

Much Ado About Nothing

February 22, 2018 – February 25, 2018
April 25, 2018 (ASF Garden Benefit Performance)
May 5, 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 join forces to save innocent young lovers threatened by a common enemy.

Recommended for ages 11+
Run time: approximately 80 minutes*, no intermission
*This is an estimated run time that is subject to change.

The Miracle Worker

March 3, 2018 – March 18, 2018
April 27, 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, Helen Keller, who grew up in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Trapped in a world of her own, 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.”

Recommended for ages 9+
Run time: approximately 1 hour 45 minutes* with intermission
*This is an estimated run time that is subject to change.

Bear Country

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.

Recommended for ages 11+
Run time: approximately 1 hour 50 minutes* with intermission
*This is an estimated run time that is subject to change.

Twelfth Night

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.

Recommended for ages 12+
Run time: approximately 2 hours* with intermission
*This is an estimated run time that is subject to change.

Annie

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–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 the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” and “Tomorrow”) Annie delivers “the ultimate feel-good musical.” – Time.

Recommended for ages 4+
Run time: approx. 2 1/2 hours* with intermission
*This is an estimated run time that is subject to change.

Starstruck

July 20, 2018 – August 5, 2018

In the midst of the Great Depression and impending war, a struggling Jewish family (well aware that loved ones have been disappearing overseas) escapes reality with dreams of Hollywood and romance. Starstruck is a world-premiere production developed through the Southern Writers’ Project.

Recommended for ages 13+
Run time: approximately 2 hours* with intermission
*This is an estimated run time that is subject to change.

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!

Recommended for ages 13+
Run time: approximately 1 hour 45 minutes* with intermission
*This is an estimated run time that is subject to change.

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