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The Montgomery Symphony Orchestra Performed their “Broadway Under the Stars” Concert at ASF

The Montgomery Symphony Orchestra came back with their 34th annual ‘Broadway Under the Stars’ concert. Alabama Shakespeare Festival hosted the free event Thursday evening. The orchestra performed a variety of Broadway favorites including: West Side Story, Wicked, Hamilton, and the Sound of Music. Audience members were encouraged to bring picnic food and chairs to enjoy the concert. This concert was…

Alabama Shakespeare Festival Renames Rehearsal Halls After Two Longtime Actors

Two longtime actors with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival are being honored in a big way. ASF announced on Wednesday that Rehearsal Hall A and Rehearsal Hall B will be renamed after Philip Pleasants and Greta Lambert. The rehearsal halls will now be known as “The Pleasants” and “The Lambert.” Pleasants and Lambert have been part of the Shakespeare Festival for…

Bridge at Blount Cultural Park Closed for Repairs

Photo provided by the City of Montgomery Blount Cultural Park’s stone bridge on Festival Drive will be closed for repair work starting today. City engineers estimate a two to three month timeline until reopening. The project comes as part of routine maintenance that is required throughout the bridge’s lifecycle to ensure its safety for those driving or walking. A detour…

Alabama Shakespeare Festival Celebrates 35 Years in Montgomery

  Alabama Shakespeare Festival (Photo from Alabama Shakespeare Festival/Sky View Media) This week marks the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s 35th anniversary in Montgomery. The first performance at the Carolyn Blount Theatre was December 7, 1985. ASF was founded as a summer theatre festival in Anniston in 1972.  Even after several successful seasons in Anniston, ASF found itself facing ever-rising expenses tied…

“A Christmas Carol” Goes Digital at Alabama Shakespeare Festival

A holiday tradition in Montgomery is undergoing changes because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” will be streaming digitally this year rather than being presented in a theatre setting. What makes this version even more unique is one actor, Greta Lambert, will take on several roles in this holiday favorite. ASF…

Alabama Shakespeare Festival Pushing Through the Pandemic

The pandemic has hit theaters across the country pretty hard, specifically our local Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Alabama Shakespeare Festival: A River Region treasure since 1985. “These whole grounds, which were Red Blount’s yard… a part of his property, were really designed for this theater,” ASF Executive Director Todd Schmidt said. Alabama Shakespeare Festival, originally a summer festival in Annistion is…

Alabama Shakespeare Festival Postpones Spring and Summer Productions

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival has decided to postpone summer productions. Because the Safer-at-Home order prohibits large public gatherings, ASF felt the postponement was the safest reaction for the safety of ASF patrons, artists, and employees ASF is working to reschedule productions of “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella”, “Million Dollar Quartet”, and “Stages.” “The Moth” has also postponed its Mainstage storytelling event…