Local Birmingham Theatre for February 2019

Don’t miss the final curtain call for these great shows!

The Hundred Dresses The Hundred Dresses
Birmingham Children’s Theatre (map)
Cost: $20-$28
Feb 16 - 23

Wanda Petronski is the new girl in town. Her Polish accent and single faded blue dress set her apart, but she insists she has one hundred beautiful dresses at home. Her disbelieving classmates tease her mercilessly until one day, Wanda’s desk sits empty. A musical based on the beloved Newbery Honor Book by Eleanor Estes, The Hundred Dresses is a powerful and timeless story about bullying, friendship, and forgiveness.
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Maytag Virgin Maytag Virgin
Birmingham Festival Theatre (map)
Cost: $25
Feb 7 - 23

Come see this Alabama Premiere by internationally award-winning playwright, Audrey Cefaly! Maytag Virgin follows Alabama school teacher Lizzy Nash and her new neighbor, Jack Key, over the year following the tragic death of Lizzy’s husband. The play explores the ideas of inertia and self-enlightenment, and the bridge between the two.
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Fences Fences
Alabama School of Fine Arts (map)
Cost: $5 students / $10 adults
Feb 22 - 24

Fences takes place in Pittsburgh, PA in 1957. The play follows Troy Maxson, a 53 year old man struggling to provide for and protect his wife and son. Filled with tremendous love & struggle, laughter, and gritty realism, Fences is an African-American story that breaks barriers… with heart & eternal humanness.
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Hay Fever Hay Fever
Theatre UAB (map)
Cost: $6 - $15
Feb: 20 - 24

Misunderstandings and tantrums abound when the four members of the self-absorbed Bliss family each invite a guest for the weekend. Noel Coward’s beloved play is a delightful mix of high farce and comedy of manners.
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39 Steps The 39 Steps
Leeds Theatre and Arts Center (map)
Cost: $10
Feb 15 - 24

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented, minimalist cast), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!
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Cheaper by the Dozen Cheaper by the Dozen
ACTA Theatre (Map)
Cost: $8 - $12
Feb 15 - 24

Efficiency engineer, Frank Gilbreth, is an unusual parent. Frank takes every opportunity, while raising his twelve children, to study motion and increase efficiency. But his unorthodox methods don’t always achieve the desired effect, as it causes continual clashes between the children and himself, not to mention the loss of several potential boyfriends. Oldest daughter, Ann rebels, but the children soon learn to appreciate all that they have.
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