Hear how one Nashville sound designer got his start at the Virginia Samford Theatre

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Justin Walker returns to the sound booth as a professional, where he was once just learning the ropes as a high school student. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

When Toto pulls back the curtain at the Virginia Samford Theatre (VST), you won’t find the Wizard of Oz, but Justin Walker. Learn how the man behind the scenes and a Birmingham native became an integral component for shows in Nashville and beyond. Plus, hear why it was an honor to return to the theatre as a sound designer for Frozen Jr. and The Fantasticks.

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The Fantasticks, an intimate show told 6 ft apart, runs Oct. 15-25

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Director Carl Dean who also plays El Gallo in “The Fantasticks.” Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

The Fantasticks, a whimsical tale embracing everything love has to offer hits the stage of the Virginia Samford Theatre October 15-25 in Birmingham. Watch the story told in a way like no one’s ever seen it as two meddling fathers and one enigmatic narrator interfere with a teenage couple attempting to navigate life. Get tickets now.

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REOPENING: Catch “Love, Linda” at Virginia Samford Theatre September 17-27

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Jan Hunter as Linda Lee Thomas in “Love, Linda” at the Virginia Samford Theatre. Photo via Bham Now

You know the saying, “Behind every great man is a great woman?” Linda Lee Thomas, the driving force behind legendary songwriter Cole Porter, is the blueprint. Uncover the story of how this Southern beauty inspired the musician’s timeless songs when you buy tickets to “Love, Linda” at the Virginia Samford Theatre (VST) September 17-27.

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‘Always…Patsy Cline’ opens June 13 at Virginia Samford Theatre. Orig​ina​l cast and director from 8 years ago. Win tickets!

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Emily Herring as Patsy Cline. Photo via Virginia Samford Theatre

Emily Herring and Celeste (Lessie) Burnum are returning to the Virginia Samford Theatre Mainstage as Patsy Cline and Louise Seger in Always…Patsy Cline along with director Norton Dill. These three first brought the show to the Virginia Samford Theatre in 2011. Find out how to win tickets or buy them now.

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12 plays and musicals you need to catch before they’re gone, including Beauty and the Beast by Red Mountain Theatre Company

Red Mountain Theatre Company will perform the Beauty and the Beast Broadway musical at the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater in Birmingham, pictured here. Photo via Facebook.

You don’t have to be a theatre buff to enjoy these amazingly creative plays and musicals in Birmingham.  Continue reading “12 plays and musicals you need to catch before they’re gone, including Beauty and the Beast by Red Mountain Theatre Company”

Opening this Thursday. An Invisible Woman: Aging Gracefully in an Anti-Aging Age

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A Comedic Look at Women Over 50

You and your mama don’t want to miss this! A new comedic show An Invisible Woman ~ The disappearing act of a 50-year old! opens Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Virginia Samford Theatre. Written by and starring comedic entertainer Sunny Brown, the show explores the ways society tries to make women of a certain age fade from view, just as they begin to find themselves again. Continue reading “Opening this Thursday. An Invisible Woman: Aging Gracefully in an Anti-Aging Age”

Car crashes into Virginia Samford Theatre entrance this morning

Scene this morning at the front entrance of the Historic Virginia Samford Theatre
Scene this morning at the front entrance of the Historic Virginia Samford Theatre

This morning someone drove through the front entrance of the Historic Virginia Samford Theatre on Southside.  The crash shattered the glass, knocking over the entrance light fixture and the Christmas tree inside.  The force of the crash deployed the car’s air bags.

We were unable to obtain additional details about the driver or how the accident occurred.

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Scene this morning at the front entrance of the Historic Virginia Samford Theatre