Production Companies, Theatres & Troupes


 

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Arts Council of the Trussville Area Theatre:  Also known as ACTA. ACTA Theatre is a non-profit community theatre located in the ‘heart’ of Trussville. There’s something for everyone at ACTA; children’s performances, musical theatre, comedy, dramatic arts, classics, tragedies and quality entertainment right in the heart of Trussville. ACTA Theatre is located at 224 Parkway Drive, Trussville. 
Take I-59 from Birmingham to exit 141.  Exit bearing right and follow that road onto what will shortly show itself to be toward town.  Watch on your left for streets named after trees. Oak Street will be one of them.  All of a sudden you will see North Mall Street.  If you see South Mall Street or downtown, you missed it.  Take a left onto North Mall Street. Go to Parkway Drive (a straight quarter mile?) and take a right.  It is on the left. The Arts Council of the Trussville Area;  225 Parkway Drive, Suite 103Trussville, AL  35173.  205-655-3902.  Separate tax deductible contributions are also greatly appreciated.   Map to ACTA . Visit the website http://www.ACTATheater.com 

 


 

The Bards of Birmingham: The Bards of Birmingham stages exceptional productions of Shakespeare plays, drawing on the talents of young actors all over the Greater Birmingham area.  In addition to memorizing the lines and complex blocking involved in doing a Shakespearian production, our young thespians are often called upon to learn stage combat, singing, Renaissance dancing, and fencing.

The Bards of Birmingham was launched in 2008 as the Cahaba Valley Players with the goal of empowering young people in the Greater Birmingham area by bringing them the experience of Shakespearian theater. In 2010, the Cahaba Valley Players were reconstituted as the Bards of Birmingham and found a host at East Lake United Methodist Church, where all of the performances take place.

 


 

Birmingham Area Theatre Alliance: The Birmingham Area Theatre Alliance (BATA) is non-profit organization advocating the role of theatre in the cultural life of metropolitan Birmingham. The group meets monthly to foster closer relationships among theatre people at all levels, professional, community, university, and high school. BATA has opened lines of communication between literally all the groups in the Birmingham area.

     Present BATA members include the Alabama School of Fine Arts, Altamont Theatre, The American Village, Birmingham Children's Theatre, Birmingham Festival Theatre, Birmingham Summerfest, Center Stage Productions, Hoover Library Theatre, John Carroll High School Theatre, Levite Jewish Community Center, Little Theatre Players, Montevallo Main Street Players, Mountain Brook High School Theatre, Park Players, Samford University Theatre, Seasoned Performers, South City Theatre, Theatre UAB, Thirteenth Street Ensemble, University of Montevallo Theatre, and Vestavia Hills High School Theatre.

 


 

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Birmingham Children's Theatre: Birmingham Children's Theatre offers Creative Drama Workshops. For more information about the workshops, Please contact the Workshop Information Director Stephen Pierce at 458.8185. Founded by the Junior League of Birmingham in 1947, Birmingham Children's Theatre is Birmingham's only full-time professional theatre and is one of the largest children's theatres in the country. Now in its 61st season, BCT operates a three-theatre complex in Birmingham, Alabama, and produces four touring shows each season with a combined audience of more than 200,000 annually.

Nancy Jones 205-458-8187.   Visit http://www.bct123.org/. Map to Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center .


 

Birmingham Festival Theatre:   Reservations 933-2383.  Birmingham Festival Theatre, founded in 1972, is the city’s oldest theatre producing plays for adult audiences.  The theatre is located at 1901 ½ 11th Ave South, the corner of 19th St South and 11th Ave South.  The entrance is behind the Golden Temple Restaurant.  For additional information, visit http://www.bftonline.org/ . Map to BFT

 


 

Birmingham Southern College Theatre:  Map to BSC

 


 

CAST: CAST (Community Actor's Studio Theatre) Inc. is the latest incarnation of  theatre in the greater Anniston area (the original home of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival). Our performance home is located at the JSU/McClellan Theatre, 1000 Gamecock Drive, Anniston, AL 36205. Information about the troupe may be gotten by calling (256) 820-CAST ( 2278) or by emailing kimdobbs711@yahoo.com.

 


 

CenterStage Productions: Grand Musicals, Fun Comedy and Meaningful Drama.  Visit their website at http://www.Centerstage-Productions.org or contact info@Centerstage-Productions.org for more information.  CenterState Productions is a 501(c)3 Organization. CenterStage's normal venue is the theater at the Virginia Samford Theater (aka Town & Gown, aka Clark Theater) in the Highlands by Caldwell Park.   Map to the Virginia Samford Theatre


 

City Equity Theatre: http://www.CityEquityTheatre.com 

 


 

CDF’s Stage Door Youth Theatre Company: A new division of Children’s Dance Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, serving our community through the power of dance since 1975. CDF is pleased to expand their programming to include this exciting new venture into the world of youth theatre.  Under the direction of Charla Cochran, StageDoor YTC is committed to providing engaging, innovative and socially relevant theatre for young performers, and audiences of all ages. Like CDF’s other programs, StageDoor Youth Theatre believes in nurturing the creative spirit in everyone, encouraging its young performers to grow artistically while at the same time providing excellent arts entertainment for our community. We are excited to announce our first full season. The plays will be performed at CDF’s Community Arts Center Theatre at 1715 27th Court South in Downtown Homewood.  For more information about this theatre company or the educational opportunities that CDF provides in the field of drama and dance, please call CDF at 870-0073 or visit our website:  http://www.childrensdancefoundation.org/2004/cdfhome.htm


 

 

Dane Peterson’s Theatre Series:   Dane Peterson's Theatre Series brings together Alabama's talented upcoming actors and technicians and celebrates the achievement of the highest quality work possible. Offering a theatrical venue with nurturing theatre professionals heading the team continues to be the heart of the Series. Our past six seasons have produced GODSPELL (1999), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (2000), WEST SIDE STORY (2001), GUYS AND DOLLS and TRUE WEST (2002), The Who's TOMMY (2003), YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN (1999 Revival) (2003), A CHORUS LINE (2004) and GODSPELL (2005).  Additional information may be found at www.dptheatreseries.org


 

Drama Kids of Alabama: Drama Develops Kids! Drama Kids builds confidence, speaking skills and acting skills in young people and teenagers ages 3-17. With public speaking being the ultimate fear among adults, the DKI staff is passionate about developing the character, confidence, and speaking skills of children that set them on a path for lifelong success. Drama Kids International is the largest after-school drama program in the world with over 40,000 students enrolled worldwide. Drama Kids International of Alabama offers Preschool Workshops, School Year Drama Classes, Summer Camps, and Scout Workshops throughout Jefferson, Shelby and St. Clair Counties. Drama Kids offers: Preschool workshops for 3-5 year olds, KinderKid classes for 4-5 year olds, Lower Primary classes for 5-8 year olds, Composite Primary classes for 6-10 year olds, Upper Primary classes for 9-12 year olds, DKI Acting Academy classes for 12-17 year olds and Adult Acting classes for 18 and older. For class schedules or more information call 205-822-2050 or visit www.dramakids.com <http://www.dramakids.com/>.

 


 

Homewood High School:   Main Auditorium and The Bailey Theatre. Visit  http://pandora.hhs.homewood.k12.al.us/groups/theater/index.html
Map to HHS

 



 

Huntsville - Madison County Performing Arts:   This is not really a production company, but it is an excellent website for North Alabama. Visit http://home.hiwaay.net/~beaumont/.

 


 

Leeds Arts Council Community Theatre:   Take I-65 South to I-459 heading to Atlanta (North/East?) . Veer off on I-20 toward Atlanta.  Take the Leeds exit (this is Hwy. 78).  Turn right at the end of the exit ramp.  Go approximately 3-4 miles to the intersection of Hwy. 119 and 78.  You are on Parkway Drive.  Continue through the next two lights.  As you approach the third light slow down and park.  The theatre is on Parkway Drive and is the last building on the left.  There is a sign "Leeds Arts Council Community Center."  The address is 8140 Parkway Drive. Visit http://www.LeedsArtsCouncil.org

 


 

Looney's Tavern Entertainment Park:   Looney's Tavern Entertainment Park is located on Highway 278 E seven miles east of Double Springs, AL and 29 miles west of I-65 at Cullman, AL. Enjoy performance theatre year-round in either the indoor Dual Destiny Theatre or Looney's Amphitheatre. For information call 1-800-566-6397. Also see http://www.looneystavern.com/
Audition info: Open call for actors male/female in age range 21 and up. Also need actor/musicians in same age range that play stringed instruments and/or piano. All roles are paid. Auditions by appointment for details call 1-800-566-6397.

 


 

Magic City Actors Theatre: Magic City Actors Theatre (MCAT) is the newest theatre company to Birmingham. Currently housed in various cars around town, Magic City will perform its first season at the historic Virginia Samford Theatre. MCAT will be producing mainstage musicals and plays and starts its first season with four shows. Please visit our website www.mcactorstheatre.com or email info@mcactorstheatre.com  for more information. Magic City Actors Theatre is a 501(c)(3) organization.


 

Montevallo Main Street Players:    Montevallo Main Street Players, formed in 1972, produces four plays a year in various venues in Montevallo.  Address:  P. O. Box 33, Montevallo, AL 35115.  For more information, call 665-2714.

 


 

Park Players:   Park Players is a outdoor theatrical organization dedicated to the performance of quality plays, including the works of William Shakespeare.  Visit our website at www.bhamparkplayers.com or contact us at info@bhamparkplayers.com 


 

Pell City Players: The Pell City Players are the performing arts group of the Pell City Performing Arts Center (aka the Pell City Center) located next to Pell City High School. Buy tickets on-line at www.pellcitycenter.com Box Office: 205.338.1974. Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Politically Incorrect Cabaret: The Politically Incorrect Cabaret was formed in April, 2004 and holds exclusive rights to the title. Having recently appeared in Atlanta, Biloxi, Huntsville and Birmingham, AL, the troupe of roughly a dozen singer/actors, dancers and instrumentalists presents satirical Berlin-style variety cabaret. Featuring improvised dialogue, standup comedy, dance, authentic Berlin Cabaret songs and Broadway hits updated with original lyrics by it's own writers, the P.I. Cabaret confronts today's political climate head on. Decidedly risqué, progressive and outrageously costumed, the group rocks with deliciously dark energy and a devastatingly accurate bashing of fascists past and present. For more information mailto:dianemcnaron@aol.com  or phone 205.838.1391. Visit our webpage: http://PlticllyIncrrct.site.with.us  

 


Positively Funny, Inc.: A professional Improvisation Comedy company located in Birmingham, Alabama with a regional reach.  Our company uses our Improvisation skills for: corporate training, corporate entertainment, youth & teen education; youth & teen social theatre; training classes; and public performances.  Additional information may be found at: www.positivelyfunnyinc.com.

Perform-4-A-Purpose: Perform-4-A-Purpose is the youth & teen educational and social theatre division of Positively Funny, Inc.  We use Improvisation as a basis for our educational workshops that target young people, teaching and promoting a positive-choice lifestyles.  This division also serves as our social theatre outreach division.  Perform-4-A-Puprose not only uses the talents of our professional actors in its efforts, it also looks to the teen community through our Teen Improv troupe.  Classes and workshops in Improvisation for teens is also conducted by the Perform-4-A-Purpose division.

 


PVHS Theatre: The theatre department of Pinson Valley High School located in Pinson, Alabama. PVHS Theatre is a program that produces contemporary plays, classical plays, world premieres, and musicals all featuring the talents of the students, faculty, and staff of Pinson Valley High School.  PVHS Theatre performs its shows in the beautiful Fine Arts Center Auditorium, which is also available for rental. PVHS Theatre is located at 6895 Hwy 75; Pinson, AL 35126. For more information, call 205 379 5100 x 639 or e-mail us at theatre.pvhs@gmail.com. Visit PVHS’ website at pinsonvalleyhigh.jefcoed.com.

 


 

Red Mountain Theatre Company (formerly Summerfest): (Business Office) PO Box 278, Birmingham, Alabama 35203, United States. Phone: (205) 324-2424 ; Fax: (205) 324-3434  www.redmountaintheatre.org  Email: info@redmountaintheatre.org   Red Mountain Theatre Company, formerly Summerfest Musical Theatre, is a non-profit, professional theatre organization located in downtown Birmingham, AL. With an emphasis on musical theatre, RMTC provides unique educational, training and performance opportunities for aspiring and culturally diverse artists from the region. The RMTC Cabaret Theatre is located in the historic Kress Building, on 19th Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues North.  This space is a unique and intimate setting for some of RMTC’s most exciting and energetic shows.  RMTC’s Mainstage Productions are held each summer at the Virginia Samford Theatre, located at 1116 26th Street South.  RMTC’s Youth Musical Theatre Workshop is one of the premier musical theatre workshops in America, providing an intense two-week musical theatre education for over 300 children aged 7-18.  Additional workshops are offered throughout the year. For more information about Red Mountain Theatre Company, please call or visit our website.

 


 

Renaissance Theatre, Inc.:    This group promotes theatre in Huntsville, Alabama. Visit http://www.renaissancetheatre.net/

 


 

Samford's "A View Askew" Improv Troupe:  For more information about upcoming performances, or if you are interested in hiring "A View Askew" to entertain at your own event, please contact Melissa Butler by phone at 726-7348 or by e-mail at mlbutler@samford.edu

 


 

Seasoned Performers & Seasoned Readers: The Seasoned Performers touring theatre has original plays and theatrical reading especially for groups in retirement centers, schools, churches, community centers and libraries.  These lively performances by senior adult actors and readers are available to audiences of all ages. Plays tour Monday through Thursday mornings during April, May, October and November each year. Fees are $70 in Jefferson County and $100 plus mileage in nearby counties. Also available in Jefferson County are a variety of reading programs.  Fees for readings are $45.   For more information check our website at http://www.seasonedperformers.org, call 205-978-5095 or email Martha Haarbauer at mailto:martha@seasonedperformers.org .
Also available are a variety of reading programs, including Sunbonnets to Suffrage:  The Alabama Woman, Her First 100 Years, Is This Funny or What? and, for very young audiences, Showing Our Colors.  Fees for readings are $40 in Jefferson County.  A bonus reading program is offered at a 25% discounted rate when a performance of the play is booked.
Seasoned Readers read, and Seasoned Performers perform works at various community sites. Both groups are made up of Seniors and meet at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church on Thursdays.  For more information call 205-978-5095 or email Martha Haarbauer at SeaPerf@bellsouth.net.

 


 

Shades Valley High School: www.svtheatreacademy.com Theatre Director Roy Hudson.  Map to SVHS .
1999 State Trumbauer Festival:  2nd Place - One-Act Play, Professional Excellence Award, Entire Cast Awarded All-Star Cast, Best Ensemble, Best Actor at District, 26 Students in Top five places, 78 Superior ratings.
2000 State Thespian Festival:  Best of Show - One-Act Play, Alabama's Rep to International Festival, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Five All-Star Cast members, Best Ensemble, Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, 19 Students qualified for International Festival 
2000 International Thespian Festival:  Performance in Play Marathon, Peformance on Mainstage, Winner of Thespian Scholarship, Finalist in Solo-musical
2000 Mt. Brook Invitational:  Won 1st Place in 12 of 18 events, Placed 2nd or 3rd in 15 events.

Most recent productions: Separate But Equal (Fall 2006), Seussical ( Spring 2006), Forever Plaid (,Winter 2006, Fall 2005), Proof (Fall 2005), The Comedy of Errors( Fall 2005) Pippin ( Spring 2005) Most recent awards: Spring 2006 1st Place, Secondary School One Act Play Festival, Southeastern Theatre Conference, Spring 2006 Best Choreography Secondary School Festival ,Southeastern Theatre Conference, Fall 2005 1st Place Alabama State Trumbauer One Act Play Festival, Fall 2004 1st Place Alabama State Trumbauer Festival. Shades Valley Theatre has been selected to perform on the main stage of the International Thespian Festival the previous 2 summers.

 


 

Snead State Theatre:   Boaz, Alabama  http://www.snead.edu/theatre/

 


 

The Stevan Grebel Youth Ballet of Alabama is a non-profit organization providing dance education to the Jefferson-Shelby County communities, as well as throughout the state of Alabama.  For more information, call The Stevan Grebel Center for Dance at 205-987-7234 or visit http://www.grebeldance.com/. contact: Ranay Lucas.

 


 

South City Theatre:     South City Theatre is a non-profit community theatre located in Alabaster, the “heart” of Shelby County!  Founded in 1998 by Alan & Francie Gardner, South City Theatre has grown to produce a year round adult theatrical season, conduct seasonal acting workshop productions for kids (Acting Up!) and an annual Summer Musical Theatre Camp. 

South City Theatre is only 17 miles from downtown Birmingham at I-65 South and highway 31.  The theatre offers seating for 99 and produces mainly dramas and comedies, classical to contemporary.  For the date of the next audition or information about classes, visit their web-page at http://www.SouthCityTheatre.com


 

 


 

Terrific New Theatre: Visit http://www.TerrificNewTheatre  TNT has been presenting quality, cutting edge shows for over twenty years! All performances are at 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Ticket prices are $20.00 for all shows except for TADA nights, every Thursday except opening night, where you "pay what you can"! TNT is at 2821-A 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35233. For a good time, call (205) 328-0868.  Located in the Dr. Pepper complex at 2821 Second Avenue South.

 


 

Theatre Downtown:   Founded in 2006 by Billy Ray Brewton and Cindy deSa, the company is now operated by Billy Ray Brewton and J.J. Marrs.  Theatre Downtown strives to bring top notch theatrical entertainment to Birmingham audiences and beyond, offering the latest in cutting edge contemporary theatre, as well as new interpretations of popular shows from years past that have been out of the spotlight for far too long.  Theatre Downtown performs at PLAYHOUSE (1816 3rd Avenue North/Across from The Alabama Theatre).  To reserve tickets, our number is (205) 306-1470, or by e-mailing:  theatredt@gmail.com.  Visit us at www.TheatreDowntown.org.  We are always looking for fresh talent, so feel free to e-mail us about auditions or how you can help out!

Want to Support A Show on Our Season? PRICE:  $5000.00.  By sponsoring a show on our season, the individual or business will receive top billing on all publicity (JOHN DOE Presents “Closer”) and information regarding the show, as well as an entire performance to be used how the individual/business chooses.  The sponsorship monies will go towards all show-related costs including:  sets, costumes, printing, stipends, etc.

Want to Purchase an Entire Performance? PRICE:  $1500.00.  By purchasing an entire performance you and your fellow guests will receive the date of your choosing all to yourselves.  Ticketing will not be open to the general public and available to only those you select.  You are free to give those tickets away or sell them; you choose the guest list. 

Want to Become A Theatre Downtown Donor? Corporate Sponsorship ($1500); Lobster & Dom Perignon ($500+); Steak & Merlot ($250-$499); Taco & PBR ($100-$249); RC Cola & Moon Pie ($99 and under). By becoming a Theatre Downtown donor you will have your donation tier and name printed in all Theatre Downtown programs and your contribution will go directly into the theatre for show expenses and operational expenses.

Want to Purchase 2010-2011 Season Tickets? PRICE:  $100.00 (for 7-shows) or $90.00 (for 6-shows).  This is the quickest and most efficient way to help the theatre.  A season pass entitles you to a ticket to each performance on our 2010-2011 season, based on a 7-show or 6-show format. 

Want to Purchase an Ad in Our Program? PRICE:  www.theatredowntown.org for details.  Our shows are frequented by every possible demographic so your businesses’ ad will definitely receive the attention it deserves.  Theatre Downtown caters to a sophisticated and edgy clientele.

Want to Become A Theatre Downtown Founding Company Member? PRICE:  $35.00.  Founding Members will have their headshots matted and framed and accompanied with an engraved plaque and will be present for all Theatre Downtown events.  Members also receive special promotions, invitations and other goodies throughout the year.  You won’t be disappointed!

 


 

The Library Theatre:    This is not really a production company, but it is an excellent theatre.  Maybe the best in the area. Map to Hoover Library   Visit http://www.thelibrarytheatre.com

 


 

The Parable Players:    The Parable Players are sponsored by and perform at the Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church.  Their performances are always a tough ticket, so contact them early.  Tickets are normally $10, (205) 822-9631 (reserved seats only)  Visit http://www.ParablePlayers.com.

 


 

Theatre LJCC:   This production company began as a revival of the old Center Players.  For more information about Theatre LJCC, its past, current, and future productions visit  http://www.bhamjcc.org/theatre. Map to the LJCC

 


 

Torrential Downplay Productions:   "A comedy troupe of no good actors, directors, writers and troublemakers" is how they bill themselves.  It is a very funny troupe (and the "no good troublemakers" part is probably true).  They now perform regularly at Liquid 360 every Sunday night at 8pm.   However, they do go on the road too. If you are interested in auditioning for a paid position, or for more information,  call Catherine at 933-2336 or visit http://www.tdimprov.com

 


 

Virginia Samford Theatre:   aka Town & Gown Theatre. aka Clarke Theatre http://www.VirginiaSamfordTheatre.org  Tickets 205-251-6805. Virginia Samford Ticketing System (VSTTS).  Please specify which performance, how many in your party, credit card number, expiration date, name on the card. Reserved tickets will be held at Will Call until 20 minutes before show time.  Map to the Virginia Samford Theatre

 


 

Whole Backstage Theatre:   Guntersville, Alabama  http://www.WholeBackstage.com