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Spring Plays and Performances in Huntsville, Madison and North Alabama


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Spring Plays and Performances in Huntsville, Madison and North Alabama

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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 2021 Spring Activities Guide sponsored by the Heart of the Valley YMCA.

Go on, get started planning your Spring of fun NOW.


James Clemens High School presents Matilda the Musical

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, this is the story of Matilda. Her dreadful parents hate her. Her headmistress is a horrible, nasty, name-calling, life-sucking tyrant who puts kids in cupboards with nails and broken glass. (And you thought you had it bad). This captivating girl-power romp revels in the anarchy of childhood. Celebrating the tenacity, Matilda proves that the strength to be yourself (along with a little telekinetic power) will prevail at the end of the day. Only 200 tickets will be available per show and tickets will only be sold online prior to the show; tickets will not be available for sale at the JCHS Auditorium on the day of the show.

When: March 4-6 at 7PM | March 6 at 2PM
Where: James Clemens High School (map)
Cost: $11-$16.50
More Info: Website | Facebook


Rocket City Improv Presents

Local improv troupe, Rocket City Improv, performs a variety of improv formats for your viewing pleasure! Based on audience suggestions, every single show will be different and unique, so be sure to be there every time! Masking and social distancing will be enforced. Recommended for ages 13+.

When: March 5, April 2 & May 7 at 8PM
Where: Shenanigans Comedy Theatre (map)
Cost: $10
More InfoWebsite | Facebook


Sparkman High Theater presents Beauty and the Beast

“Be Our Guest!” The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. All performances will incorporate social distancing, seat separation, masks requirements, and enhanced regular temperature checks and monitoring for all cast and crew.

When: March 11-March 21 | Thurs.-Sun. at 7PM | Sat. & Sun. at 2PM Postponed, Postponed, dates TBA
Where: Sparkman Fine Arts Center (map)
Cost: $15-$22
More Info: Website | Facebook


Grissom Fine Arts presents SHREK the Musical

Set in the mythical “once upon a time” sort of land, Shrek, The Musical is the story of a hulking, green Ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. Suddenly, a gang of homeless fairytale creatures raids his sanctuary, saying they’ve been evicted by the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad. Shrek strikes a deal: I’ll get your home back if you give me my home back! But when Shrek and Farquaad meet, the Lord strikes a deal of his own: He’ll give the fairytale creatures their homes back, if Shrek rescues Princess Fiona. Shrek obliges, yet finds something appealing – something strange and different – about this pretty princess. He likes her. A lot. But why does she always run off when the sun sets? Tickets may be purchased for in-person attendees as well as live streaming options.

When: March 12-21 | Thurs.-Sat. at 7PM | Sun. at 2PM
Where: Grissom High Auditorium (map)
Cost: $10-$18
More Info: Website | Facebook


Independent Musical Productions presents Drive-In Cabarets

IMP’s monthly drive-in cabaret performances are hosted in the IMP Huntsville studio parking lot, where seating and parking are first come, first served. Social distancing is encouraged and can be practiced by staying in your car (the show will be broadcast to an FM channel on your car radio), tailgating, or sitting in chairs outside your vehicle. There will also be a designated seating area in front of the stage with socially distant spacing for those who want a closer look – but remember to bring your own chairs! A food truck is often present to offer snacks, and a restroom will be available.

When: March 14 at 5PM | April & May show dates TBA
Where: IMP Huntsville (map)
Cost: $17
More InfoWebsite | Facebook


Turnip & Joletta’s Family Game Nights

Your crazy friends, Turnip & Joletta, will bring you a variety of different fun games that will be great for all ages. Come and be entertained and have a chance to win prizes! Masking and social distancing will be enforced at these events.

When: March 27, April 24, & May 22 at 7PM
Where: Shenanigans Comedy Theatre (map)
Cost: $5
More InfoWebsite | Facebook

Tinkerbell Fantasy Playhouse shows in May

Fantasy Playhouse presents Tinkerbell at HBG

Everyone thinks they know Peter Pan. But until you have heard Tinker Bell’s side of the story, you really have not heard it at all. This fresh and intensely theatrical adaptation of the classic story emphasizes play and fun as well as the complicated nature of friendship. A new, twinkling light shines on all the characters you love as J.M. Barrie’s story is reborn from this feisty fairy’s point of view. This show will be a live, outdoor production presented in the Children’s Garden at the Huntsville Botanical Garden.

When: May 15-16, 2021
Where: Huntsville Botanical Garden (map)
Cost: Free for members or included in cost of Garden admission | RSVP Here
More InfoWebsite | Facebook

Some More Great Spring Things…

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Madison Academy presents Cyrano de Bergerac

Come join us for an evening under the trees in our outdoor venue Agora in the Grove on the Madison Academy Campus. Famed swordsman and poet Cyrano de Bergerac is in love with his cousin Roxane. He has never expressed his love for her as he his large nose undermines his self-confidence. Then he finds a way to express his love to her, indirectly.

When: April 9 at 6:30PM | April 10 at 2:30PM, 4:30PM & 6:30PM
Where: Madison Academy’s Agora in the Grove Outdoor Venue (map)
Cost: $5
More InfoWebsite | Facebook

Alabama Youth Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty & More

AYBT presents Sleeping Beauty alongside new and beloved works by AYBT choreographers.

When: April 9-11 | Times TBA
Where: VBC Playhouse (map)
Cost: TBA
More Info: Website | Facebook

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Academy Children’s Theater presents Charlotte’s Web Drive-In Performances

The Children’s Literature Association named this “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling and utterly practical theatrical presentation. The costumes and unit set may be simple or as colorful and elaborate as you wish; it’s the story and relationships that make the show. This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship that will give your actors a great opportunity and your audience an evening of enchantment. This production will be presented drive-in style with viewers in their vehicles. Performance will take place on stage with live actors, and the sound comes in through the radio.

When: April 15-17 at 5PM | April 17 & 18 at 12PM
Where: Academy for Academics and Arts (map)
Cost: $10
More InfoFacebook | Tickets

Huntsville High School presents Something Rotten

Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz. Recommended for ages 13+.
When: April 16-24 | Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30PM | Sat. & Sun. at 2PM
Where: Huntsville High School (map)
Cost: $10-$18
More Info: Website | Facebook

Tennessee Valley Music Showcase

The Tennessee Valley Music Showcase features an awesome lineup of talented local artists. This event is FREE to the public and provides a great place to see live local music performed in the new state-of-the-art venue at the VBC! Tables with seating will be setup to accommodate the six-foot social distancing guidelines. Seating is limited to 200 guests. Facemasks are required. The bars inside Mars will be open and guests can order food for pickup from Rhythm on Monroe!

When: April 17 at 2PM
Where: VBC Mars Music Hall (map)
Cost: FREE
More Info: Website | Facebook

Opera on the Mountain: Learning through the Arts

Come enjoy this operatic version of The Town Musicians of Bremen written for children. This somewhat silly and totally fun production includes the music by famous opera composers such as J. Offenbach, G. Rossini, G. Donizetti, A. Sullivan and G. Verdi. This lighthearted production introduces students to opera in a way that is both enjoyable and inspiring.  After the show join Burritt educators on a tour to meet our real live barnyard animals and learn what these animals provide for the farmer’s family.

When: May 6 from 10AM-11:30AM
Where: Burritt on the Mountain (map)
Cost: $8 Members, $12 Nonmembers
More InfoWebsite

Lee High School presents Spongebob the Musical

The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world!

When: May 6-8 | Times TBA
Where: Streaming online
Cost: TBA
More Info: Website | Facebook


Madison Academy presents Into the Woods Jr. 

Join us for the musical, Into the Woods, Jr at our new outdoor venue The Agora in the Grove. We will have shows May 6-9. The Mother’s Day Matinee will benefit Madison County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association.

When: May 6-8 at 6:30PM | May 8 & 9 at 3:30PM
Where: Madison Academy’s Agora in the Grove Outdoor Venue (map)
Cost: $10
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Fantasy Playhouse presents Tinker Bell 

Everyone thinks they know Peter Pan. But until you have heard Tinker Bell’s side of the story, you really have not heard it at all. When all the fairies in Neverland start dying, Tinker Bell comes to London to find a friend. There she meets a young boy named Peter Pan who has just run away from his family so he can be a little boy forever and have fun. When Tink takes Peter to Neverland, all sorts of wonderful and amazing things happen: flowers grow, animals appear and pirates arrive. But as Peter brings more Lost Boys and the Darling children back to her island, Tink finds she doesn’t like sharing her friend with anyone else. Especially that Wendy girl. This production will be a live, outdoor production presented in the Children’s Garden at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. This free production is included in the cost of admission to the garden!

When: May 15 at 10AM & 1PM | May 16 at 12PM & 3PM
Where: Huntsville Botanical Garden (map)
Cost: FREE with general admission or membership to the Huntsville Botanical Garden
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