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 2017 Spring Activities Guide sponsored by the Heart of the Valley YMCA.
Go on, get started planning your spring of fun now.
Backyard Jams Free Sunday Concert Series
Bring your appetite and your instruments for these free weekly concerts in Downtown Huntsville’s back yard. The grill fires up at 5PM for a celebration of music, food and fun – and best of all, it’s all family-friendly! Hear some of the region’s best professionals and along with talented local musicians around The Lumberyard. Pick a tune yourself? Feel free to join in! Jam sessions both pre- and post-show are encouraged.
Fantasy Playhouse presents Miss Nelson is Missing
Miss Nelson can’t control her crazy classroom because she’s too nice. But when she disappears, her replacement is the hard-as-nails, detention-loving, recess-cancelling, homework-overloading substitute teacher Viola Swamp! With the Big Test approaching, the kids suddenly realize how much they miss Miss Nelson and they’ll do anything — including hiring a private eye — to solve the mystery of her disappearance and bring her back.
Huntsville Youth Symphony Winter Concert
The Huntsville Youth Symphony will perform the Yellow River Piano Concerto, featuring pianist Melody Ng, as well as Karl Jenkins’ Requiem in collaboration with the Huntsville Community Chorus.
Broadway Theatre League presents Cinderella
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award® – winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists!
Spring Puppet Show
Visit the library for a delightful spring puppet show with stories, rhymes, music and a craft.
Puppet Show at the Garden
Children throughout Madison County delight in the HMCPL Puppet Troupe’s productions of popular stories, songs, and tall tales. These shows bring stories to life to promote literacy in a fun, accessible, and entertaining way. During spring break week the troupe will travel to Huntsville Botanical Garden to put on a show certain to entertain everyone!
Grissom High School presents Beauty and the Beast
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this magical musical transports us to the heart of provincial life in a little French town. In this “tale as old as time,” the lovely Belle must tame the Beast to transform him back into a handsome prince. With its spectacular costumes and sets, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is family entertainment at its best.
Swinging with the Sweethearts: A Celebration of the 50’s and 60′
The Rocket City Sweethearts are Huntsville’s premiere 1950’s and 1960’s ladies singing group. Featuring Jacinda Rose Swinehart, Sonja Eames, Heidi Crane, and Caroline Taylor, these ladies will make your evening nifty with their 1950’s dresses, hairstyles, and golden voices. Come enjoy all your favorite tunes from the flirty fifties and swingin’ sixties in this two hour flash to the past.
Madison Community Band Spring Concert
The Madison Community Band, a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Public Charity, based in North Alabama, follows a long tradition of community bands. An all-volunteer organization, the band is comprised of musicians of all ages and backgrounds.
Alabama Youth Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty
When: March 31 and April 1 at 7PM; April 1 and 2 at 2PM. March 30 at 7PM is a FREE Special Needs performance; March 31 at 1PM – Home School performance.
Where: VBC Playhouse (map)
Cost: $12 – $18; Special needs performance is FREE (no reservation required); Private School & Homeschool performance is $5
More Info: Website | 256.881.5930 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre is the non-profit performing company of Alabama Youth Ballet. Come see their performance of the timeless classic, Sleeping Beauty. If you are family that encounters obstacles when attending theater events because some members in your family have special needs, Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre will be presenting a special performance on March 30 at 7PM that is free of charge for families with children with disabilities.
Sparkman High Theater presents Footloose
Kick off your Sunday shoes and cut loose as the rock ‘n’ roll musical sensation Footloose bursts on to the stage in a show sure to get your toes tapping. Based on the 1980s hit film that took the world by storm, Footloose the musical sizzles with the same spirit of youth, rebellion and romance. City boy Ren thinks his life is over when he is forced to move to Bomont, an American rural backwater. But things are far worse than he could have ever imagined, as the town bans dancing. It isn’t long before Ren can’t resist breaking the rules, and he’s not alone.
Huntsville High School presents The Little Mermaid
In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. This beautiful love story for the ages is based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen story and animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, this fishy fable with capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea”, “Kiss the Girl”, “and “Part of Your World”. Fun for the entire family!
Watoto Children’s Choir in Concert
The Watoto’s Children’s Choir, whose members are orphans and vulnerable children, will present their new worship program Signs and Wonders on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Signs and Wonders features original music from Watoto Church in Uganda, Africa as the children celebrate the joy of salvation through worship and dance, and share personal stories that are filled with hope and the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. Although admission is free, Signs and Wonders is a benefit program. All proceeds go to Watoto Child Care Ministries as they continue to rescue vulnerable women and children in Africa, and prepare Uganda’s next generation of leaders.
Huntsville Ballet Company Spring Repertory
Spring 2017 brings a mixed program for the Huntsville Ballet Company including a guest performance of Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes Pas de Deux by guest artists from Ballet Chicago, Billy the Kid by Huntsville Ballet Company and a special presentation by the Huntsville Ballet Company of Balanchine’s Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux Choreography by George Balanchine.
Fantasy Playhouse presents Pinocchio
From the moment the wooden puppet Pinocchio comes to life until he becomes a real boy for rescuing his father from the great fish, the excitement never ends. Join the Blue Fairy and her friends as they lead the audience through the tale of the boy whose ‘nose’ grew.
Concerts on the Dock
Concerts on the Dock has grown from a small gathering of music lovers to an institution in the Huntsville music scene since the first note was struck in 2008. This free, family friendly series is all about creating a laid back atmosphere for friends of Lowe Mill to enjoy original content and interesting new acts, Friday nights during the Spring and Fall. Bring chairs, picnics, friends and pets on a leash and join us under the water tower!
- April 21 – Mojo Flo
- April 28 – Lamont Landers
- May 5 – Harlequin Jazz Band
- May 12 – AJ Ghent
- May 19 – Arts Fishing Club
- May 26 – Startlingly Fresh Showcase
- June 2 & 3 – 13th Annual Cigar Box Guitar Festival
- June 9 – BonnaWHO? Festival
Matt Adams Master Illusionist
Matt’s family-oriented illusion show called Connections has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people around the world!
Matt performs impossible levitations and predictions, mind reading with an animated drawing, and even an illusion that takes place within the hands of the audience members themselves! Garden Members can mingle with Matt and enjoy walk around magic prior to the show.