See Broadway classics with a twist in “A Grand Night for Singing”, Sept. 14-24—tickets on sale now


A Grand Night for Singing
See A Grand Night for Singing at Virginia Samford Theatre, September 14-24. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Virginia Samford Theatre (VST) brings Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway-style classics to Birmingham—in a fresh new way—in A Grand Night for Singing, September 14-24. Get your tickets, then read on for must-know details about the show.

A Grand Night for Singing—event details

What: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s A Grand Night for Singing
When: September 14-24 | Thursday-Saturday 7:30PM, Sunday 2:30PM
Where: Virginia Samford Theatre, 1116 26th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205
Cost: Adults $45 | Students $23

See Birmingham’s top musical theatre talent

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You’ll be swept off your feet by these top Birmingham talents. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

You’ll experience songs from smashing musicals like South Pacific, Oklahoma and The Sound of Music in A Grand Night for Singing at VST, September 14-22. 

If you already know and love these songs, get ready to hear them in an all-new way. Five of Birmingham’s best musical theatre talents will perform, sweeping you off your feet with their very own renditions.

  • Kristen Campbell: Kristen’s been acting since high school—her very first role was in a Rodgers and Hammerstein production. Since then, she’s performed on theatre stages across Birmingham. Some of her VST productions include Parade and The Sound of Music.
  • Caleb Clark: You’ve likely seen Caleb stunning audiences on Birmingham’s many theatre stages. In his last VST role, he played Bobby in Company. You’ve likely seen Caleb’s stunning performances in Birmingham’s many theatres.
  • Kristi Tingle Higginbotham: Kristi has been lighting up the VST since it was Town and Gown Theatre. Her first show was in 1982 in the production of Call Me Madam. Other VST performances include The Sound of Music, Chicago and Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5.
  • Richie Lisenby:  Ritchie has been seen in numerous New York productions. And you may have seen him at VST in Escape from Margaritaville and Company
  • Dana Porter: She has performed for and taught many groups at local theatres including the VST. Her most recent production with the VST was in the Sound of Music.

Excited to see Rodgers & Hammerstein’s A Grand Night for Singing at the Virginia Samford Theatre, September 14-22? Grab your tickets now.

A Grand Night for Singing offers a unique local twist

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Richie Lisenby and Dana Porter in A Grand Night for Singing. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Broadway’s celebrated composers Rodgers and Hammerstein have given us great music for decades, but in this special show, you can expect to hear some new and memorable twists.

“What’s fun is you get to hear songs sung by different genders than they were in the original. My character sings Love Look Away from Flower Drum Song, which is usually sung by a female character. I’ve always loved the song but it’s never been appropriate to sing it in another context. But here it is as a tenor role in A Grand Night for Singing and I get to sing it.” 

Richie Lisenby, Actor/Vocalist

Don’t let the name of the show fool you, either. There’s much more to A Grand Night of Singing than, well, singing.

“It’s not just us standing and singing and not doing anything. We will all be relating to each other…it’s going to be a beautiful evening. Audiences are really going to connect with the show.”

Kristi Tingle Higginbotham, Actress/Vocalist

Locals of all ages will enjoy A Grand Night for Singing

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Kristi Tingle Higginbotham, Dana Porter and Kristen Campbell perform in A Grand Night for Singing at Virginia Samford Theatre. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Whether experiencing Rodgers and Hammerstein for the first time or the 100th time, A Grand Night for Singing offers something for everyone, young and old. If you’re considering booking a babysitter so you can attend the show, you may want to bring your kids along.

“I love bringing my children to the theatre. I love watching my children watch people on stage. I think this production could be a magical moment for a parent to watch their children experience Rodgers and Hammerstein.”

Dana Porter, Actress/Vocalist

The Virginia Samford Theatre is a must-see

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Don’t miss A Grand Night for Singing, September 14-24. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

If you’ve been to the VST, you  know what a gem it is. If you haven’t been…*gasp*…it’s time you go!

This Romanesque playhouse has been at the heart of The Magic City’s theatrical legacy since its construction in 1927. Donning numerous names over its history, incredible talent has come through its doors to light up the stage in countless and inspiring productions.

“[The VST] is really wonderful. The building itself is such a jewel…every corner of this place has so much history. It’s just a beautiful place to work.”

Caleb Clark, Actor/Vocalist

Don’t miss your chance to see Rodgers & Hammerstein’s A Grand Night for Singing at the Virginia Samford Theatre, September 14-24? Get your tickets now.

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