When spring is in the air, there’s always a good show to be seen. Take a look at our local list of spring plays & performances in Huntsville and North Alabama. Ready to frolic? You’ll find a listing for Spring Break Camps, Bunny Sightings, Egg Hunts, Festivals and more in our 2015 Spring Activities Guide sponsored by the Heart of the Valley YMCA.
Go on, get started planning your spring of fun now.
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Lee High Theater is proud to present Our Town the award winning landmark play by Thorton Wilder.
As the play begins, we hear bits of gossip and news about the town: a marriage, a birth, a milkman’s reluctant horse. We get acquainted with young lovers Emily and George, their strong and loving parents, and the many other Grover’s Corner’s locals. The Stage Manager guides the audience through this small New England town in the early 1900s, as it’s inhabitants grow up, get married and discover the beauty of life and death. For the audience, Wilder delivers universal truths about what it means to be human.
Tarzan the Musical
Based on the Disney’s epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes, this musical features heart pumping music by rock legend Phil Collins. This show is suitable for all ages and performed by Grissom Theatre.
Peter and the Starcatcher
If you have ever wondered how Peter Pan became The Boy Who Never Grew Up, find out at Peter and the Starcatcher. The swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan, is an adventure the whole family will enjoy. Based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, it provides a humorous and fantastical backstory for the beloved character of Peter Pan and his arch-nemesis Captain Hook and takes a romp through the Neverland you never knew.
LIT Digital Light Show
A combined effort from The Arts Council and Downtown Huntsville Inc this show is back by popular demand and bigger and better than ever! According to organizers, “Attendees will enjoy lights moving to music, 3D mapped content, interactive video and light displays and projections on oversized helium balloons. Videos, LEDs, music and computer-generated art will surround the square with color and sound. Streets on all four sides of the square will be closed to allow festival goers the chance to truly immerse themselves in the light experience.”
This beloved story is brought to the VBC Playhouse stage by the Sparkman High Drama Department.
The New Shanghai Circus at Princess Theatre
The New Shanghai Circus, an innovative and internationally renowned troupe of Chinese acrobats, aerialists and athletes, perform astounding acts, dating back to the harvest festivals of 2,000 years ago. Together they are some of the best acrobats, contortionists, bicyclists, and jugglers in the world!
Get ready to soar! The Southeastern Raptor Center from the Auburn School of Veterinary Medicine brings everyone’s favorite raptor show to the Garden! You’ll see some amazing raptors take flight and learn some interesting facts, too. It’s a great activity for Spring Breakers and a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a beautiful day at the garden. All ages, seating is first come first served.
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Pinocchio and the Blue Fairy and Swan Lake Act II by Alabama Youth Ballet
Gentlemen and maidens of all ages, dressed in their fairy tale finest, are invited to join us in the royal procession and to witness the splendor of this Fairytale Ballet, directed by David Herriott & Keren Gibb Hilliard. This year AYBT will feature Pinocchio and the Blue Fairy in addition to a portion of Swan Lake at the spring ballet.
Concerts on the Dock
Concerts on the Dock are back! This free eclectic Friday night concert series is family and pet friendly so bring your dog leashes, lawn chairs, dancing shoes, and hula hoops. A $2 per car parking donation is requested and carpooling is encouraged.
Once Upon a Mattress
Huntsville High School is proud to present this musical comedy by Mary Rodgers, Marshall Barer and Jay Thompson. The play is an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen tale “The Princess and the Pea.”
River City Film Festival
The Princess Theatre, in partnership with the Decatur City Schools and Calhoun Community College, sponsor the 5th Annual Film Festival for students and independent filmmakers and features film screenings, workshops and a Red Carpet Awards. $10.00 admission at door includes all programs. The filmmaking workshops held across the street from the Princess Theatre at the Alabama Center for the Arts and all other events scheduled at the Princess Theatre.
Sleeping Beauty by Huntsville Ballet Company
Sleeping Beauty is a story told across the globe and a ballet admired by many. The ballet is full of enchanted characters and passionate dancing … all you could ask for in a classical ballet and traditional fairy tale. The original choreography is by Marius Petipa and set to Tchaikovsky’s score.
Come see Huntsville Ballet Company’s ALL NEW production of Sleeping Beauty, choreographed by Artistic Director Phillip Otto. Special guest artists have been invited to perform alongside Huntsville Ballet Company for this enchanting performance.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!
Theatre Randolph presents an all-school production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! Featuring students in grades 1-12.
The Twelve Dancing Princess
Conditions in his castle have grown lax and King Oakley devises a strict regimen for his daughters that no longer lets them leave the castle grounds. In an effort to break from these harsh rules, the princesses fall prey to the desires of the King’s faithful servant. Thrown in the mix is a gardener and a magical nanny, Fern. Castle-on-Whisperwood-Lake is turned into a place of longing and wishes for the princesses as they journey to the Land of the Muses where they hope to have their dreams come true. By Claudia Haas.
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Lee High Theater is proud to present this timeless Broadway musical. An adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s 1904 play and beloved children’s classic. The whole family is sure to enjoy this production.
Madison Youth Orchestra Spring Concert
A tribute to Romantic Composers and love songs. The Madison City Youth Orchestra provides children and youth of all ages, stages, and instrumentation the opportunity to learn, rehearse, and perform in a full-orchestra setting.
Violins! Violins! Violins!
The annual concert celebrates excellence in arts education and features performances by students in the string programs of the Decatur City Schools and the Symphony School of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra and the Decatur Youth Symphony, directed by Jacob Frank. The concert is made possible by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The event is an annual tradition at the Princess Theatre as part of its partnership in arts education with the Decatur City Schools.
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