2023-2024 Alabama School of Fine Arts Performance Season
See the students of Alabama School of Fine Arts in action! Performance, exhibits, and symposiums are part of the ASFA curriculum and are a way for students to demonstrate their knowledge and abilities. They also provide accessible arts and sciences experiences for the public. The performance season showcases mainstage dance, music, and theatre productions, readings, art exhibit openings, and research symposiums.
ASFA Theatre Presents: Urinetown the Musical
Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 7 pm, DJD Theater
Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 2:30 pm, DJD Theater
Winner of 3 Tony Awards, 3 Outer Critics Awards, 2 Lucille Lortel Awards and 2 Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, environmental collapse privatization of natural resources, bureaucracy, municipal politics, and musical theatre itself !
ASFA Music Presents: Fall Ensemble Concert with guest artist GAZZA (voted Namibian Artist of the Decade)
Friday, October 20, 2023 at 7:00 pm, DJD Theater
The ASFA Music Department presents its Fall Ensemble Concert featuring: the ASFA Choir conducted by Ms. Margaret Heron, the ASFA Jazz Ensemble conducted by Dr. Robert Janssen, Concerto delle Donne and CDD + 3 both directed by Ms. Cathy Spence, and the ASFA Orchestra conducted by Alexander Fokkens. This performance will present a varied program of great music through the ages, culminating in a performance featuring the ASFA orchestra and Namibia’s 2020 Artist of the Decade, Kwaito Legend, GAZZA!
ASFA Visual Arts Presents: Student Show [free non-ticketed event]
Vulcan Materials Gallery at ASFA
Monday, October 23, 2023 opening reception 5-6:30 pm
ASFA Dance Presents: Fall Repertory
Friday-Saturday, November 3-4, 2023 at 7:00 pm, DJD Theater
Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 2:30 PM, DJD Theater
ASFA Dance presents Wes Chapman’s “Waltz of the Flowers” and “Snow Scene” from “The Nutcracker.” The evening will include world premieres from Yanique Hume from Barbados, Attila Csiki from New York City, Germaul Barnes and Margi Cole.
ASFA Music Presents: Holiday Season Musical Wonderland
Friday, December 1, 2023 at 7:00 pm, DJD Theater
Start your holiday season celebrations with the ASFA Music Department! The ASFA Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and Concerto Delle Donna (+3) will bring you holiday spirit with music, songs and even a sing-a-long. The ASFA Piano department will set a festive tone with dueling pianos and Dr. DeSA, playing holiday favorites in the DJD Lobby.
ASFA Creative Writing Presents: Creative Writing Showcase
School show: Friday, January 12, 2024 from 1:30-3:00 pm
ASFA Theatre Presents:
ASFA Shakespeare Festival: Two Classics (abridged)! One Evening!
Richard III, Directed by John Manzelli (ASFA Chair of Theatre)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Directed By Michael Flowers (Professor Emeritus Birmingham Southern College)
School show: Friday, February 23, 2024 at 1:30 pm
Friday, February 23, 2024 at 7 pm
Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 7 pm
Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 2:30 pm
ASFA Dance Presents: Senior Choreography
Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 7:00 pm, DJD Theater
Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 2:30 PM, DJD Theater
See the six ASFA Dance seniors present their final original choreography projects!
ASFA Theatre Presents:
Brainstorm by Ned Glasier, Emily Lim, and Company Three (Originally presented at the National Theatre of London) directed by David Strickland
Friday, March 15, 2024 at 7 pm, DJD Theater
Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 7 pm, DJD Theater
Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 2:30 pm, DJD Theater
ASFA Visual Arts Presents: Senior Exhibit I [free non-ticketed event]
Thursday, April 4, 2024, opening reception 5-6:30 pm
ASFA Math-Science Presents: Senior Research Symposium [free non-ticketed event]
Thursday, April 11, 2024
8:30 - 11:00 am: Poster viewing for the public
5:00 - 7:00 pm: Poster powerpoint presentations for parents and guests
ASFA Music Presents: Jazz Concert
Friday, April 19, 2024 at 7 pm, DJD Theater
See the ASFA Music Department perform an unforgettable Jazz Concert featuring the ASFA Jazz Ensemble, Concerto Delle Donna and our new mixed voice ensemble.
ASFA Visual Arts Presents: Senior Exhibit II [free non-ticketed event]
Thursday, April 25, 2024, opening reception 5-6:30 pm
ASFA Dance Presents: Spring Repertory
Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 7 pm, DJD Theater
Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 2:30 pm, DJD Theater
The finale to ASFA Dance season will include works by Sara Sanford, Margi Cole, Germaul Barnes and others to be announced. Swan Lake excepts staged by Shawn Black will round out this exciting program of dance.
ASFA Music & Theatre Present: Classic Broadway in Concert!
Friday, May 10, 2024 at 6:30 pm, DJD Theater
A night of the great Broadway music performed by the future Birmingham stars of tomorrow! The ASFA Department of Music and Theatre have teamed up to bring you a night of great music and song. Live orchestra, under the direction of ASFA Chair, Alex Fokkens in the beautiful Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre.