Category Archives: dance/theater

Got plans this weekend? 4.4 – 4.6

April showers bring May flowers … that’s if you stock up at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens big sale. Big is an understatement. This is the largest plant sale in Alabama history! Lots to choose from, good prices and all proceeds go to the Gardens. I myself want to do everything possible to support the Gardens and keep the admission free. It will break my heart if they ever start charging. To attend the sale is free too and the hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Happy planting!

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Got plans this weekend? 3.28 – 3.30

And so another month comes to a close. Here’s what you can do during the last weekend of March, starting with lunch.

Today from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. is the 5th Annual Empty Bowls Event at St. Vincent’s Hospital in the Bruno’s Conference Center. Except the bowls aren’t really empty.

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Immediate Casting Need at Birmingham Festival Theatre!

bft logo Immediate casting! Birmingham Festival Theatre needs to cast two lead roles in their production of Hiding Behind Comets which is already in rehearsal. These roles must be cast by Monday 1/7.

TROY – 22 – Bartender in a one horse town bar. Twin brother to Honey. Measured and reserved with a healthy dose of smarta**.

HONEY – 22 – Troy’s twin sister. Small-town sexy, brazen, and impulsive. The flip side of Troy.

Contact the director (Stephen French @ 205.307.9272) to schedule a time to read today (Sunday), January 6. The show rehearses Monday – Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. and runs Thursday – Saturday from 1.31 to 2.16 with one matinee performance on 2.10.

Got plans this weekend? 10.26-10.28

While Halloween isn’t until Wednesday, you can take your costume on a test-run at the Alabama Theatre tonight. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the Rocky Horror Masquerade Ball. You have until 8:15 p.m. to register for the costume contest. And while it would be more fun to dress as Brad or Janet, there is also a general category. After the judging, it’s time to sit back and watch the movie. Actually, you don’t just sit — there is a lot of audience participation. I suggest you read up on the do’s and don’ts. Tickets are $17 at the door.

Definitely if you have children, I think you should check out Art in Avondale Park Saturday. I’ve already written a bunch about it here. In case of rain, the festivities will be on Sunday. The event is free.

This is the last weekend to experience “The Phantom of the Opera” at the BJCC. The show’s run here ends Sunday. I’ve seen several touring products of Phantom and haven’t been disappointed yet. If you at all like musical theater, witness for yourself the power of the music of the night. Tickets run from $25-65.

For something to talk to fellow theatergoers about before the curtain rises, check out this Birmingham News article about Helena native Rebecca Luker’s turn as Christine.

If you can’t get enough Phantom, The Alabama is showing the original 1925 silent film at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for 12 and under. But I think you’ll have more fun if you leave the kids at home.

Vulcan Performers open for Hairspray tonight

One of Birmingham’s newest dance companies, The Vulcan Performance Company will make their first public appearance this evening as the opening act for a movie.

The performance will take place before a screening of the new film Hairspray at the Rave Motion Pictures theater location in Hoover. The troupe will also be giving away tickets to their first show, taking place on August 18 (at the Carver Theatre), Hairspray soundtrack CDs and other prizes.

Seems like it would be a great way to spend the evening for those not wanting to deal with "Potter-mania".

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Vulcan Performers – Myspace profile