Theatre Season Preview


Each fall, local theatres roll out a preview of what will be on their stages through next summer. We gathered all of them in one place to help you figure out what you want to see when. Watch for our new theatre column each month in print with previews of select productions and schedules for the month.

ACTA Trussville—Trussville’s Community Theater
actatheater.com, (205)655-3902

  • Snow White: Sept. 30-Oct. 2, Oct. 7-9
  • It’s A Wonderful Life: Dec. 2-4, 9-11
  • Love Thy Neighbor: Feb. 17-19, 24-26
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: April 21-23, 28-30

Alabama School of Fine Arts
djdtheater.org, (205) 458-0360

  • The Penny Dreadfuls: Oct. 21-23
  • A Piece of My Heart: Feb. 24-26

Alys Stephens Center
alysstephens.org, (205) 975-2787

  • A Dicken’s Vest Pocket Christmas Carol: Dec. 17
  • Enchantment Theatre Company’s Peter Rabbit Tales: April 21

Birmingham Children’s Theatre
bct123.org, (205) 458-8181

  • African Tales: Sept. 27-Oct. 21
  • A Christmas Carol: Nov. 15-Dec. 18
  • Twas The Night : Nov. 29-Dec. 16
  • Einstein is a Dummy : Jan. 31-Feb. 24
  • Wake Up, Brother Bear : Jan. 10-28
  • Ballonacy: Feb. 28-March 31
  • James and The Giant Peach : April 4-28

Birmingham Festival Theatre
bftonline.org, (205) 933-2383

  • Red Herring: Sept. 22-Oct. 15
  • I & You: Nov. 3-26
  • Stop Kiss: March 16-April 8
  • Crimes of the Heart: May 4-27

Birmingham-Southern College
bsc.edu/academics/theatre/productions.cfm, (205) 226-4780

  • Fiddler on the Roof: Oct. 19-23, 27-29
  • Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World: Nov. 17-20
  • Noises Off: Jan. 26-29
  • The Trojan Women: April 27-30
  • Student-Directed One Act Plays: May 16-17

Red Mountain Theatre Company
redmountaintheatre.org, (205) 324-2424

  • Holiday Spectacular 2016: Dec. 2-18
  • Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill: Feb. 2-5
  • School of Rock : April 21-30
  • DREAMGIRLS: May 12-28
  • Fiddler on the Roof: June 9-25
  • Newsies: July 7-30

Samford University
tickets.samford.edu, (205)726-2853

  • Sleeping Beauty: Oct. 21-23
  • Nice Work if You Can Get It: Dec. 1-4
  • Ten Minute Play Festival: Dec. 10
  • The Crucible: March 23-26
  • Musical Theatre: New Works Initiative: April 6-9
  • One Act Festival: May 4

South City Theatre, Pelham
southcitytheatre.com, (205) 621-2128

  • Design for Murder: Oct. 7-15 (also Oct. 21-22 at Homewood Public Library)
  • Steel Magnolias: Oct. 21-22
  • Dashing Through the Snow: Dec. 9-17
  • Over the River and Through the Woods: Jan. 27-Feb. 4 (Also Feb. 10-11 at Homewood Public Library)
  • Love, Loss and What I Wore: March 31-April 8
  • Our Town: May 19-27
  • Doubt: A Parable: June 16-24
  • The Music Man: July TBD

Terrific New Theatre
terrificnewtheatre.com, (205)328-0868

  • Daddy’s Dyin’…Who’s Got The Will?:  Sept. 8-Oct. 1
  • Grand Concourse: Oct. 27-Nov. 19
  • Love is a Blue Tick Hound: Dec. 8-17
  • BINGO! The Winning Musical: Jan. 12-Feb. 4
  • The Mystery of Love & Sex: March 2-25
  • TBD: April 27-May 20
  • The Savannah Sipping Society: June 22-July 15

Theatre Downtown
theatredowntown.org, (205) 565-8838

  • The Birds: Oct. 20-Nov. 5
  • Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some): Dec. 8-17
  • The Miss Firecracker Contest: Jan. 26-Feb. 11
  • Short Festival TBA: March 8-25
  • Nana’s Naughty Knickers: April 27-May 14
  • Bad Seed: June 8-24
  • Southern Baptist Sissies: July 27-Aug. 12
  • Trevor: Sept. 7-23

Virginia Samford Theatre
virginiasamfordtheatre.org, (205)251-1206

  • Monty Python’s Spamalot: Sept. 16-Oct. 2
  • Twelfth Night: Nov. 4-13
  • A Christmas Story: The Musical: Dec. 2-18
  • Ring of Fire: Jan. 26-Feb. 12
  • Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr.: March 3-12
  • Exit Laughing: March 16-26
  • The Marvelous Wonderettes: April 20-30
  • Gypsy: June 29-July 16
  • Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, Jr.: July 27-Aug. 6

Theater League Broadway in Birmingham
BJCC Concert Hall, theaterleague.com/birmingham/, (205)458-1022

  • Broadway Christmas Wonderland: Dec. 16-18
  • Dirty Dancing: Jan. 13-15
  • Stomp: Feb. 21-22
  • Once: Feb. 24-26
  • The Phantom of the Opera: April 5-16

UAB
alysstephens.org, (205)975-2787

  • You Can’t Take It With You: Oct. 19-23
  • Vinegar Tom: Nov. 9-12, 16-19
  • The Real Inspector Hound: Feb. 22-26
  • 2017 Festival of Ten-Minute Plays: March 6-10
  • A Little Night Music: April 5-9

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Did we miss any local theatres? Email madoline@b-metro.com.

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