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.
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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.
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+.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some More Great Spring Things…
- Take Me to the 2021 Spring Activity Guide
- Local Spring Break Camps for Kids
- Special Spring Events in Huntsville
- Local Farmers Markets & U-Pick Farms
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.
Alabama Youth Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty & More
AYBT presents Sleeping Beauty alongside new and beloved works by AYBT choreographers.
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.
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)
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!
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.
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!
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.
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
More Info: Website | Facebook
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