We have a wide range of Theatrical Productions, Concerts, and Events to accommodate a variety of artistic tastes this season at the Historic Shoals Theatre. Take a peek at our schedule to see all that we have in our upcoming repertoire! Just click on any photo to purchase tickets to that event!
The Many Disguises of Robin Hood
March 19-22, 2020
It is with heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of the Gingerbread Players Production of “The Many Disguises of Robin Hood.” All tickets purchased for this production will be eligible for a refund. With the ongoing state of affairs, we feel as if it is in the best interest of both our Patrons and the Shoals Community Theatre to follow the request of the CDC in practicing “social distancing” and the cancellation/postponement of large gatherings to help slow the spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus. We want to thank you for your continued support of the Shoals Community Theatre and ask that you bear with us as we navigate these uncharted waters and stay posted to both our social media channels and our email blasts for updates on other future events.
-The Shoals Community Theatre Executive Board
The Case of Humanity Vs. Pontius Pilate
It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of “The Case of Humanity Vs. Pontius Pilate.” All tickets purchased for this show will be refunded. We hope to put this production on again in the future, but this remains to be seen. We ask that you continue to bear with us as we proceed in during this unprecedented event and follow the CDCs recommendation of social distancing. As for future events, we will be making those decisions and sharing them via our social media channels and our theatre email blast soon.
We thank you for your continued support.
-The Zodiac Players
-The Shoals Community Theatre Executive Board
Mickey Buckins Birthday Bash
Again we are coming to you with news in relation to the Coronavirus and its effects on local events. Due to the spread of the virus in Alabama, and following the CDC's recommendations of "Social Distancing," we are postponing the Mickey Buckins Birthday Celebration. As of now, we do not have a rescheduled date. As soon as we reschedule, we will share that information with you via social media channels as well as our email blast. If you have purchased a ticket to this show, it WILL still be valid for the rescheduled date. If for some reason you will not be able to attend once we reschedule, you will be eligible for a refund. Please stay posted to our social media channels for any more updates concerning the Shoals Community Theatre and upcoming events as they relate to the Coronavirus pandemic.
-The Shoals Community Theatre Executive Board
Mickey is a veteran in the Muscle Shoals music industry, as a songwriter, studio musician, audio engineer, recording artist, and record producer. As a free-lance percussionist he has worked with Dionne Warwick, Bob Dylan, Gus Hardin, Jerry Reed, Helen Reddy, The Oak Ridge Boys, Mac Davis, Millie Jackson, Dr. Hook, Clarence Carter, Larry Gatlin, Bertie Higgins, Levon Helm and Alicia Bridges.
Many artists have recorded Mickey's songs, such as, "When We Loved" by Melissa Manchester, the number one hit "Tell Me A Lie" by Janie Fricke, "Remember The Good Times" by Wayne Newton, "We Don't Live Here" by Billy "Crash" Craddock, "Double Lovin'" by The Osmonds, "I Can't Stop" by Patti Austin, "The Feeling Is Right" by Clarence Carter, and "I'm Nobody's Baby Tonight" by Tony Joe White.
Come join us for an evening of music featuring Jimmy Hall, Lenny LeBlanc and Travis Wammack and the Snake Man Band along with the MS All-Stars and more to be announced!
Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical
April 30 - May 3, 2020
The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in the musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy- and Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn and double-Oscar- and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over.
An evocative tale of two men – one, a doctor, passionate and romantic; the other, a terrifying madman – and two women – one, beautiful and trusting; the other, beautiful and trusting only herself– both women in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret. A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll is driven to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of mankind's most challenging medical dilemmas. Rebuffed by the powers that be, he decides to make himself the subject of his own experimental treatments, accidentally unleashing his inner demons along with the man that the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde.
The Secret Sisters "Saturn Return" Tour
May 9, 2020
The Secret Sisters—Laura and Lydia Rogers—grapple with love and loss on new album Saturn Return, due out February 28, 2020.
Saturn Return is the Alabama-based duo’s second release for New West Records. Like its predecessor, 2017’s Grammy-nominated You Don’t Own Me Anymore, the record was produced by Brandi Carlile and Phil and Tim Hanseroth.
The elements that made listeners fall in love with the band’s 2010 self-titled debut album—sweet, strong voices, carefully crafted musical arrangements, and soul-baring songwriting—are still present, but there’s also newfound confidence and individuality. The album is named after an astrological occurrence in which the planet Saturn returns to the same place in the sky that it occupied at the moment of a person’s birth. During this phase, which happens approximately every 29 ½ years, said Laura, a woman “comes into her own and has this awakening in herself about who she is as a person. It can also be a very traumatic time where your whole world just seems to radically shift.”
“When this is happening, you begin to feel the pressure of time and awareness of your own mortality,” Lydia added. “It brings the important aspects of life into sharper clarity and it centers your mind on what’s really important.”
Recorded in Carlile’s home studio in Washington state, Saturn Return heralds the arrival of a new era of The Secret Sisters, who both experienced their first Saturn returns while making the record. Carlile challenged the sisters to sing as individuals instead of relying solely on close harmony singing, and for the first time, Laura and Lydia performed separately in the studio. This is also the first album in which The Secret Sisters composed all the songs without any co-writers.
Death and life entwine like newlyweds’ fingers throughout Saturn Return. Shortly after the sisters began writing for this album, both of their grandmothers passed away within a week of one other. At the same time, the sisters were preparing to start families of their own.
The record begins with “Silver,” a prescient meditation on motherhood and the beauty found in the hard-won wisdom that comes with age, and the sisters share one another’s sorrow in closing track “Healer in the Sky,” an understated ballad—written by Lydia and sung by Laura—that builds into a moment of catharsis.
First single “Cabin,” written from the perspective of a woman who has been assaulted, haunts listeners long after the song’s final notes fade away. The song—a battle cry for the mistreated and mishandled—was written while Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings dominated the media. “He did not have permission / But he had his way / If I tell his secret, they won’t believe me anyway,” the duo sings over wailing guitar.
During The Secret Sisters’ live performances, “Cabin” has become a battle cry for those who have been mistreated or struggle with the long-lasting impact of trauma. Said Laura, “This song was our way of saying, ‘We hear you, and we know it hurts…we know you’re not over it and that’s okay.’”
Grief never fully disappears, and the joy found in its wake is sweeter because of it. After recording Saturn Return, both Lydia and Laura welcomed their first children. “Hold You Dear,” a tender ballad laced with piano and strings, was written in fifteen minutes by a thrilled and terrified Laura the day she learned she was pregnant. Infectious “Hand Over My Heart” captures the freewheeling thrill of finding true love, while “Late Bloomer,” written by Lydia, is an anthem celebrating those who, like The Secret Sisters, ignore trends and flourish their own way, at their own time.
With Saturn Return, The Secret Sisters have truly come into their own as artists, songwriters, and singers. “I’ve come to feel like this is what we were meant to do,” said Lydia. “That’s a really good feeling.”
Tickets go on sale Friday, January 10, 2020 at 10am.
Matilda: The Musical
June 4-7 & 12-13, 2020
Inspired by the “twisted” genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 90 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!
Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.