Yuletide in Dogtown
The dogs are back in town for this "ArtPlay Presents" holiday favorite! Join Spike, Fifi, Scotty, and Beauregard on this interactive musical adventure created by local playwright - and the ASC's very own - Jerry Sims, as his pups learn what the holidays really mean. Sims has a real knack for making interesting characters come to life. He has written a number of "ArtPlay Presents" originals. With takes on classics such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and A Christmas Carol, his shows have offered families not only a delightful time at the theatre, but also a fun and fulfilling educational experience. There is theatre where you simply sit back and watch, and then there are shows like Dogtown that are participatory and really get the audience involved. Now … are you ready to go to the dogs? Join us for this yuletide performance, but be sure to stick around after it's over. There will be an opportunity for your family to shake … well, uh … paws with these pups immediately following the show! What a "pawfect" treat for the holidays!,
ArtPlay Meet the Artist School Shows: Thursday, Dec. 19, 10am & 1pm, Jemison Concert Hall
Friday, December 20, 2013 · 7 PM
Adults: $10 · Kids: $8
- Saturday, December 21, 2013 · 10 AM
- Saturday, December 21, 2013 · 1 PM
- Saturday, December 21, 2013 · 7 PM
- Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall
For this year’s summer concert, the smaller summer choir will feature the music of recording artists Erica Campbell, Kevin Lemmons, Kirk Franklin and The Commodores, as well as selections from the UAB Gospel Choir’s “Mirrors” CD. Proceeds from the concert will help with expenses related to the choir’s 20th anniversary reunion weekend this fall and its planned tour in Canada in May 2016.
They’ve rocked some of the biggest stages in the business. Finally, Robert Randolph & The Family Band are bringing
their intense, good-time funk, and brilliant pedal steel guitar playing to the ASC. » First, let’s talk guitar. Randolph’s
unprecedented prowess on his instrument garnered him a spot on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”
list. Rolling Stone called the group “one of the most intense live acts in all of jamdom,” making their appearance at the ASC one that should not be missed. Robert Randolph & The Family Band will be a show that will have you dancing in your seat!
Finally. Rickie Lee Jones is coming back to Birmingham! The ASC is thrilled to present the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter for an evening of musical reminiscing and exploration. Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1979 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums. A cultural phenomenon, she graced the cover of Rolling Stone twice in two years, and performed an unprecedented three songs during her second appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” Her latest album and first new music in over a decade, The Other Side of Desire was written, recorded, and rooted in New Orleans.