BWW Previews: Birmingham's Holiday Offerings

The month of December can be overwhelming and exhausting. Take some time to sit down and relax with a good holiday show! The Birmingham theatre scene is brimming with all sorts of seasonal offerings.

South City Theatre is presenting UH-OH, HERE COMES CHRISTMAS. Opening night is December 12 @ 8 and includes a wine and cheese reception with the cast after the show. Directed by Brent Murrill and based on the writings of Robert Fulghum, UH-OH, HERE COMES CHRISTMAS is a mixture of holiday storytelling as well as original and traditional music. It takes a sometimes cynical, sometimes loving look at the holiday season and how it affects each of us in a different way. Be prepared to laugh, cry and remember your own winter memories during this evening of entertainment. Ready for something a little different this December? Then contact South City Theatre at 205-621-2128 or www.southcitytheatre.com for ticket information. Show runs through December 20 at South City and on December 21 at the Shelby County Arts Council.

For another unusual take on the holidays, contact the Virginia Samford Theatre, where two different shows will be offered. In the smaller Martha Moore Sykes Studio Theatre from December 11-21 you can catch HOLIDAY HYJINX. If you need a girl's night out, full of comedy sketches and songs, this is your show. For a fun way to ease the stress of the holidays call 205-521-1206 or www.virginiasamfordtheatre.org for more information. At the same time you can ask about THE OLD TIME TV SHOW being presented on the main stage at VST. Written and directed by Norton Dill, this show will take you back to the Golden Age of TV variety shows of the 50's and 60's. Fun for the whole family, this play will run from December 12-21.

The Red Mountain Theatre Company presents their HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR from December 4-21. Come hear your favorite holiday music presented by the RMTC youth as well as some of the standard cast members you've come to know and love. Call 324-2424 for more information.

Park Players will be showing CHRISTMAS CAROL HIGH SCHOOL directed by Victoria Boyce. This will be presented at Fultondale Elementary on December 12-14 and at Park Players' performance space at Community Education South December 18 -20. Call 205-590-0155 for reservations.

Although most of these holiday shows are family friendly, just for the youngsters there is Birmingham Children's Theatre. AN ELF TALE and BABES IN TOYLAND are the holiday offerings there. Contact them at www.bct123.org for more information.

Birmingham has such an abundance of theatres, from small and intimate to larger and showier. With performances all over town, we are so lucky to have such a wide variety to choose from. This is only a sampling of what there is to see- contact your favorite theatre to see what they have playing this month. Although I will be spending my holidays telling stories and singing at South City (and I would love for you to join me!) my wish is that you will find something to make your season more entertaining. Merry Christmas!



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