9 upcoming shows in Birmingham to attend if you love theatre

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What are some of your favorite shows? (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Lights ups on Birmingham theatre. We gathered nine shows you’ll want to attend this month from inspiring new operas to hilarious straight plays. Keep reading to see when and where to watch.

1. TOUCH—Opera Birmingham + Red Mountain Theatre

Break a leg! (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

As part of Red Mountain’s (RMT) Human Rights New Works Festival, RMT will introduce Opera Birmingham’s TOUCH. This new opera focuses on Helen Keller’s adult life as an activist and humanitarian. The inspiring work is brought to life by composer and writer Carla Lucero and co-writer Marianna Mott Newirth..

2. Amelia Earheart—Birmingham Children’s Theatre

Follow alongside a curious reporter as they uncover the mysterious story of Amelia Earhart. We’re excited to see Birmingham Children’s Theatre tell this American heroine’s story, daring us to be just as courageous as Earhart once was. Public performances are on Saturdays, so don’t miss out.

3. The Sound of Music Ballet—The Dance Studio

One click away. (DJD Theater)

The Dance Studio has partnered with DJD Theater to put on “The Sound of Music Ballet.” This beautiful ballet is inspired by the 1965 musical and the Von Trapp family’s true life story. Find out how the hills are alive at DJD Theater.

4. Alice’s Even Bigger Tea Party—UAB’s ArtPlay

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Great things hide just beyond these doors. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Presented by UAB’s ArtPlay, fall into the world of Alice in Wonderland as things get curiouser and curiouser. This show is locally produced and written, so come down to the Alys Stephens Center for a unique spin on the Mad Hatter’s second tea party.

5. How I Learned to Drive—Birmingham Festival Theatre

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Good morning, Birmingham. (Summer Guffey / Bham Now)

For a story that’s as funny as it is serious, grab a ticket for How I Learned to Drive presented by Birmingham Festival Theatre. Be aware this story is not for the lighthearted.

6. Murder is a Game—Arts Council of the Trussville Area

You’ll be laughing out of your seat while watching this show that follows a mystery. This show isn’t one you want to miss.

7. Arsenic and Old Lace—Leeds Arts Council

A tale that’s as funny as it gets, Arsenic and Old Lace will have you on the floor. Presented by Leeds Arts Council, delve into the chaotic world of the main character after he finds out there are corpses in his aunts’ basement.

8. Beehive: The ’60s Musical—Virginia Samford Theatre

Get groovy with the musical “Beehive”, a celebration of powerful female voices of the 1960’s. Virginia Samford Theatre tells the story from the perspective of six young women who come of age in this divisive decade.

9. Orphie and the Book of Heroes—Emma Taylor Theatre for Youth Series

This show follows Homer, the iconic storyteller of The Illiad and The Odyssey, and an orphan girl, Orphie. Join them on this beautiful adventure of heroism and self-discovery.

Will you be seeing any of these upcoming performances? Let us know @BhamNow.

Summer Guffey
Summer Guffey

Art enthusiast and expert on all things tea.

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