Fantasy Playhouse Brings “Akeelah and the Bee” from Screen to Huntsville Stage

In celebration of Black History Month, Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater proudly presents the third production in their 58th season of children’s theatre, Akeelah and the Bee. Be sure to save at least one of the show dates in February and make plans to bring your whole family!

About the Show

11 year-old Akeelah spells words because her daddy taught her to, not because she’s trying to get a reputation as “the Brainiac.” After she wins her school’s bee, she studies for the national competition through personal difficulties: school bullies, gun violence outside her window, and mourning the loss of her father. Audience members will cheer Akeelah’s triumphant journey about the transformative (adjective, “t-r-a-n-s-f-o-r-m-a-t-i-v-e”) power of community, mentors, and friendship.

Akeelah and the Bee is a show originally based on the 2006 inspirational movie starring Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, and Keke Palmer. It is family-friendly and recommended for ages 9 and up.


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The cast of “Akeelah and the Bee” in rehearsal at Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater.        (Photo Credit: Bryan Bacon with The Redstone Rocket)

Showtimes for Akeelah and the Bee

Show Dates & Times:
The show runs February 15th – 17th and 22nd – 24th, 2019. Friday night shows are at 7:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday shows are at 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm. After each weekend performance, the actors will be in the outer lobby of the Playhouse for meet-and-greet period.

Cost: Tickets are $15 dollars. Group discount rates available for groups of 10 or more – $2 off each ticket.
Purchase tickets by calling 256-530-6829, visiting fantasyplayhouse.com, or visiting Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater at 3312 Long Ave SW.


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Win Tickets!

You could win four tickets to see the show! Just follow the directions in the box below. We’ll announce a winner February 13th.


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“Akeelah and the Bee” is supported by the 2019 Arts and Cultural Grant. Thank you to the City of Huntsville for supporting programs like this production, and other nonprofit arts organizations locally!

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