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Camp Smile-A-Mile Brings Local Families Together

About 100 Montgomery area pediatric cancer patients, survivors and their families were at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts this afternoon.The visit was hosted by the non-profit organization Camp Smile-A-Mile, which provides support for cancer patients and their families. Lunch was served and the families mingled before attending a performance of Annie at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Savannah DeRieux is…

Alabama Shakespeare Festival Names New Artistic Director

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival has named a new artistic director.  After a year-long search, Rick Dildine has been appointed by the ASF Board of Directors, becoming only the fourth artistic director in its 45-year history. Dildine is an Arkansas native and is currently the Artistic Director/Executive Director at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. In his eight years there, attendance has grown…

Alabama Shakespeare Festival Parking Lots to be Repaved

Visitors to Blount Cultural Park will notice a lot of activity around the Alabama Shakespeare Festival this week, as workmen diligently work to repair and repave parking lots. “It’s been ten years since the parking lots and roads were last paved,” said Chief Operating Officer, Mike Vigilant. “It was really urgent that we get the lots and roads taken care of as…

Singer Michael McDonald to Headline Benefit the Bard Fundraiser

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival welcomes five-time Grammy Award winner Michael McDonald to headline the 3rd annual Benefit the Bard fundraiser. McDonald was part of legendary rock bands the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan. Smokey Robinson and Michael Bolton headlined the fundraiser in the past, which raises money for the theaters cultural and educational efforts. ASF officials say they’re looking forward to…