Catch FREE performances of “The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus” at Avondale Park October 17-18

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Eat a cactus?! No, no, no. Photo via Birmingham Children Theatre’s Facebook page

Things get prickly this fall as Birmingham Children’s Theatre kicks off the season with FREE outdoor and virtual productions. Check out their upcoming performance, The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus at Avondale Park Amphitheater October 17-18. 

About the Story

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I’m already entertained, aren’t you? Photo via BCT’s Facebook page

Written by Eric Coble, directed by Alex Ungerman and featuring Rebecca Yeager, The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus follows along with a girl named Sheila and her friends during summer. To beat the heat, the gang comes up with a plan to make the best for ever. But when a clever coyote shows up and sends the friends on a challenging adventure, the story takes a unique turn.

Catch a Show

Public Performances

Where: Avondale Park (Amphitheater). 4101 5th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
When: Saturday, October 17, 10AM & Noon | Sunday, October 18, Noon & 2PM
Price: FREE 
RSVP to attend

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BCT performs The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus in-person and virtually. Photo via Birmingham Children’s Theatre

Virtual Public Performance

When: Saturday, October 24, 10AM
Price: Pay what you can. Price starts as low as $5.

Social Distancing and Other Rules in Effect

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Avondale Park Amphitheater is the perfect setting for an outdoor performance. Photo via Dynamic Civil Solutions’ Facebook page

To keep everyone safe during the public outdoor performances happening October 17-18, safety measures will be in place. Here’s what to know before you go:

  • Though tickets are free, audience members must reserve tickets in advance and show ticket confirmation (digital or printed) upon arrival.
  • Family members will be seated together with 6 ft. of separation between families.
  • Masks are required for all audience members ages 6 and older.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the event area.

Other must-knows:

  • Seating will be on the ground, so consider bringing blankets or chairs.
  • No snacks will be sold at the event, but food is allowed if you’d like to bring your own to enjoy during the performance.

Are you excited about Birmingham Children’s Theatre’s upcoming performance of The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus?Let us know on social at @BhamNow on Facebook and Instagram, or @Now_Bham on Twitter.

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