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Broadway Theatre League Bringing Free Kid’s Shows Back to Huntsville Students

Broadway Theatre League Bringing Free Kid’s Shows Back to Huntsville Students

a man sitting on a stage at the ArtRageous show painting a portrait of a nurse wearing a face mask

Broadway Theatre League wants to bring students back to their stages! This Fall, BTL has a free student outreach program they hope more school groups will take advantage of this year, especially in light of their current season. ArtRageous and Hot Peas N’ Butter are both shows BTL are bringing to Huntsville, and they want educators to know about them!

How to Participate

Huntsville’s Broadway Theatre League provides two performance times for each Student Outreach show. Both performances are FREE of charge and now taking school group reservations. Any school within driving range of the Von Braun Center is welcome to attend. Preschool groups are included when the show is age appropriate as is Hot Peas N’ Butter. Homeschool groups are also welcome – BTL asks that a minimum of 10 per group is required.

Note: Right now the Von Braun Center are is still seating with a reduced capacity and considering livestream for those not able to come in person.

Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 12:30pm & 7pm
Friday, August 27, 2021 at 9:30am & 7pm
Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 1pm

This show will stimulate creativity with inspiration and engagement. This show combines captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting music with artistic creativity developing new ways to learn vocabulary words & measurements for math skills (STEAM). We will also be honoring Front Line Workers.

Hot Peas N Butter
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 9:30am
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 12:30pm & 7pm

This is an award-winning multicultural family music band which features music from many countries and generations. The show theme is Transportation and the show title is: “Getting Around Safely with Hot Peas ‘n Butter!” This lively show will have educational components on language, geography and modes of transportation.

Book Your Fall Field Trip Now!

Please fill out this Interest Registration Form if you would like to schedule a field trip. Broadway Theatre League knows numbers at this point will change but hope you will be able to come. Classroom Study Guides are available upon request.

Teachers or principals should contact David Herriott at 256-518-6155 to make a reservation for a single classroom or grade level. David can also be contacted via email at

kids at show final
School shows from 2019 – we miss those cute faces in the audience!
A Free Show? How Is That Possible?

BTL started the Student Outreach program in 2005 and there was a nominal fee at that time. Now, thanks to grants from The Alabama State Council on the Arts, Arts & Cultural Grant Program from the City of Huntsville and The Arts Council, and many BTL supporters, performances are free.

Exposing kids to The Arts enhances creativity, increases student engagement at school, sharpens critical intellectual skills, and teaches teamwork. Read more about why education in The Arts matters here.

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