David Sedaris

One of the ASC's favorite artists of all time is back! Join Grammy-nominated humorist, playwright, and author David Sedaris for a most entertaining and intellectually provocative evening as he celebrates the release of his ninth book, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls. This new collection of essays from the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author takes readers on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences. Whether railing against the habits of litterers in the English countryside or marveling over a disembodied human arm in a taxidermist's shop,Sedaris takes us on sidesplitting adventures that are not to be forgotten. Sedaris, who has been called the "rock star of writers," came to prominence on December 23, 1992, when he read on National Public Radio his essay titled SantaLand Diaries, about being an elf at Macy's department store during Christmas in New York. A huge hit with listeners, he began recording a monthly segment for NPR based on entries in his personal diary. He soon signed a book deal with Little, Brown and Company. After the publication of his first collection of essays and short stories in 1994, his next five books became New York Times Best Sellers. Whether you're a longtime Sedaris fan or a newcomer testing the waters, you're guaranteed to have a fun evening!

Book Signing Following the Performance
 

Performances

  • Friday, November 8, 2013 · 8 PM
    A: $61.50 · B: $52.50 · C: $41.50

Venue

  • Jemison Concert Hall

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Vagina Monologues
Monday 3/31
Vagina Monologues 03/31/2014
$10.50, 15.50
SHOW 7:00pm
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Jabberwock 2014: The Blackout
Wednesday 4/02
Jabberwock 2014: The Blackout 04/02/2014
$5.12, 5.25, 7.25
SHOW 7:30pm
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The Devastatiing Divas of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, Iota Lambda Chapter Present Jabberwock 2014: The Blackout. Special event showcasing talent like you have never seen before.

Bach's Concerto for Two Violins
Friday 4/04
Bach's Concerto for Two Violins 04/04/2014
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Bach's Concerto for Two Violins
Saturday 4/05
Bach's Concerto for Two Violins 04/05/2014
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Tuesday 4/08
UAB Choirs 04/08/2014
$5.00, 8.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Urinetown: The Musical
Wednesday 4/09
Urinetown: The Musical 04/09/2014
$12.00, 15.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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Urinetown: The Musical. Music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Greg Kotis.
Directed by Valerie Accetta
In a Gotham-like city a catastrophic twenty-year drought has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets to conserve water. The citizens must use pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company, a malevolent corporation run by the corrupt Caldwell B. Cladwell. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Winner of three Tony awards and one of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, Urinetown has been touted as reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be!

Jazz: The Essentials w/ Marcus Roberts Trio
Thursday 4/10
Jazz: The Essentials w/ Marcus Roberts Trio 04/10/2014
$38.50
SHOW 7:00pm
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Join us on this journey through the history and development of jazz. This innovative new program, developed by Alys Stephens Center Curates, will spend the next three years on this journey from the very beginning of this American art form through all of its branches with a focus on live performance, education, outreach, and foundation-building.
We begin with Ragtime and the Early New Orleans Sound. The first half of this evening is dedicated to surveying the exciting beginnings of Ragtime through the history, music, and artists - led educationally by UAB’s artist-in-residence Eric Ess...

Urinetown: The Musical
Thursday 4/10
Urinetown: The Musical 04/10/2014
$12.00, 15.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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Urinetown: The Musical. Music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Greg Kotis.
Directed by Valerie Accetta
In a Gotham-like city a catastrophic twenty-year drought has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets to conserve water. The citizens must use pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company, a malevolent corporation run by the corrupt Caldwell B. Cladwell. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Winner of three Tony awards and one of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, Urinetown has been touted as reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be!

Urinetown: The Musical
Friday 4/11
Urinetown: The Musical 04/11/2014
$12.00, 15.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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Urinetown: The Musical. Music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Greg Kotis.
Directed by Valerie Accetta
In a Gotham-like city a catastrophic twenty-year drought has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets to conserve water. The citizens must use pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company, a malevolent corporation run by the corrupt Caldwell B. Cladwell. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Winner of three Tony awards and one of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, Urinetown has been touted as reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be!

Ovation
Friday 4/11
Ovation 04/11/2014
$25.00, 35.00, 45.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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Ovation, a mixed repertory performance features one of the most celebrated excerpts in classical ballet, The Kingdom of the Shades from La Bayadere. Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo, set to the iconic score from Aaron Copland, rounds out the program. Considered an early example of an American ballet, Rodeo combines the exuberance of a Broadway musical with the discipline of classical ballet technique. The company is excited to return to the Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre for Ovation.

Classical Mystery Tour
Friday 4/11
Classical Mystery Tour 04/11/2014
$19.00, 29.00, 39.00, 49.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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John Prine with special guest Shelly Colvin
Friday 4/11
John Prine with special guest Shelly Colvin 04/11/2014
$50.50, 61.50, 69.50
SHOW 8:00pm
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Ovation
Saturday 4/12
Ovation 04/12/2014
$25.00, 35.00, 45.00
SHOW 2:30pm
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Ovation, a mixed repertory performance features one of the most celebrated excerpts in classical ballet, The Kingdom of the Shades from La Bayadere. Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo, set to the iconic score from Aaron Copland, rounds out the program. Considered an early example of an American ballet, Rodeo combines the exuberance of a Broadway musical with the discipline of classical ballet technique. The company is excited to return to the Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre for Ovation.

Ovation
Saturday 4/12
Ovation 04/12/2014
$25.00, 35.00, 45.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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Ovation, a mixed repertory performance features one of the most celebrated excerpts in classical ballet, The Kingdom of the Shades from La Bayadere. Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo, set to the iconic score from Aaron Copland, rounds out the program. Considered an early example of an American ballet, Rodeo combines the exuberance of a Broadway musical with the discipline of classical ballet technique. The company is excited to return to the Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre for Ovation.

Urinetown: The Musical
Saturday 4/12
Urinetown: The Musical 04/12/2014
$12.00, 15.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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Urinetown: The Musical. Music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Greg Kotis.
Directed by Valerie Accetta
In a Gotham-like city a catastrophic twenty-year drought has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets to conserve water. The citizens must use pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company, a malevolent corporation run by the corrupt Caldwell B. Cladwell. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Winner of three Tony awards and one of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, Urinetown has been touted as reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be!

Urinetown: The Musical
Sunday 4/13
Urinetown: The Musical 04/13/2014
$12.00, 15.00
SHOW 2:00pm
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Urinetown: The Musical. Music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Greg Kotis.
Directed by Valerie Accetta
In a Gotham-like city a catastrophic twenty-year drought has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets to conserve water. The citizens must use pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company, a malevolent corporation run by the corrupt Caldwell B. Cladwell. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Winner of three Tony awards and one of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, Urinetown has been touted as reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be!

Ovation
Sunday 4/13
Ovation 04/13/2014
$25.00, 35.00, 45.00
SHOW 2:30pm
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Ovation, a mixed repertory performance features one of the most celebrated excerpts in classical ballet, The Kingdom of the Shades from La Bayadere. Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo, set to the iconic score from Aaron Copland, rounds out the program. Considered an early example of an American ballet, Rodeo combines the exuberance of a Broadway musical with the discipline of classical ballet technique. The company is excited to return to the Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre for Ovation.

Monday 4/14
UAB Gospel Choir Spring Concert "Gospel Anthology III: Evolution 04/14/2014
$6.00, 7.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Classical Masters: Mozart & Grieg
Friday 4/18
Classical Masters: Mozart & Grieg 04/18/2014
$13.00, 16.40, 17.25, 23.15, 24.50, 25.00, 32.00, 33.55, 33.75, 48.95
SHOW 7:30pm
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John Legend
Friday 4/18
John Legend 04/18/2014
$49.50, 59.50, 68.50
SHOW 8:00pm
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Coffee Concert: Mendelssohn's Reformation Symphony
Friday 4/25
Coffee Concert: Mendelssohn's Reformation Symphony 04/25/2014
$19.00, 27.00, 33.00
SHOW 11:00am
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Bruch's Scottish Fantasy
Friday 4/25
Bruch's Scottish Fantasy 04/25/2014
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Bruch's Scottish Fantasy
Saturday 4/26
Bruch's Scottish Fantasy 04/26/2014
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Sunday 4/27
ASYO Spring Concert 04/27/2014
$7.00, 10.00, 15.00
SHOW 5:00pm
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ArtPlay Parlor Series: Ji
Thursday 5/01
ArtPlay Parlor Series: Ji 05/01/2014
$20.00, 21.00, 30.40, 32.18, 37.50, 50.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “a gifted young pianist who is clearly going places,” 22-year-old Ji has a compelling musical presence and a career that began at the age of ten, when he was the youngest pianist to win the New York Philharmonic’s Young Artists Competition, and subsequently played at Avery Fisher Hall under Maestro Kurt Masur. In December, Ji makes his debut at New York’s Merkin Hall and the Kennedy Center before arriving in Birmingham for this ArtPlay debut.
Well-known in his native Korea, Ji performed Korea’s first outdoor classical concer...

Thursday 5/01
Contemporary Visions 05/01/2014
$12.00, 24.00, 32.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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Saint-Saens's Piano Concerto No. 2
Friday 5/02
Saint-Saens's Piano Concerto No. 2 05/02/2014
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Saturday 5/03
Alabama Ballet: Tapper Showcase 05/03/2014
$15.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Saint-Saens's Piano Concerto No. 2
Saturday 5/03
Saint-Saens's Piano Concerto No. 2 05/03/2014
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies
Saturday 5/10
Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies 05/10/2014
$24.00, 39.50, 49.00, 62.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Mozart's Requiem
Friday 5/16
Mozart's Requiem 05/16/2014
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Mozart's Requiem
Saturday 5/17
Mozart's Requiem 05/17/2014
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Baroque Trumpet
Tuesday 5/20
Baroque Trumpet 05/20/2014
$12.00, 24.00, 32.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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Coffee Concert: Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto
Friday 5/30
Coffee Concert: Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto 05/30/2014
$19.00, 27.00, 33.00
SHOW 11:00am
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Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto
Friday 5/30
Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto 05/30/2014
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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