Free Field Trips to Alabama School of Fine Arts!

  • Alabama School of Fine Arts is excited to offer free performances for Alabama students, and their teachers and chaperones. Students will experience live theatre, dance, or music performances by Alabama's most talented young artists. Held in the professional 500-seat Dorothy Jemison Day Theater on ASFA's campus for an exceptional audience experience.

    Each show includes a study guide for teachers and educators to use in conjunction with the performance and a Q&A with the director of the show. 

    *Transportation is not included. However, there are some funds available to assist with student transport if needed. Please contact  Outreach and Admissions Officer Jaronda Little for more information.   

    3FLYINWEST

     

    The Alabama School of Fine Arts is proud to present two great classic plays in a rotating repertory that relate to and play off each other: Flyin' West & The Three Sisters. We encourage you to stay for the day and see both plays!   

    Friday, October 14, 9 AM to 11:30 AM

    The Three Sisters (by Anton Chekhov and adapted and directed by ASFA Theatre Arts Chair John Manzelli)

    As America begins the road to reconstruction following the Civil War, it turns its eyes to the west and Manifest Destiny. This American telling of Chekhov’s masterpiece follows the struggle of one family to find a place in this new and ever-changing America.

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    And....

    Friday, October 14, 12:30 PM to 3:15 PM

    Flyin’ West (by Pearl Cleage and directed by Yohance Myles)

    Following the end of the Civil War, many former enslaved people took advantage of The Homestead Act and went West to build new lives for themselves and their families. Many of these homesteaders were Black women who overcame tremendous odds to work their own land and make a place for themselves in an often harsh and forbidding environment. Set in 1898, this is the story of some of these African-American female pioneers who settled, together, in the all-black town of Nicodemus, Kansas. “A gripping play…Ms. Cleage writes with amazing grace and killer instinct.” – The New York Times.

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  • FALLCONCERT

     

    Thursday, October 20, 10 AM to 11:30 AM

    Fall Concert

    Under the direction of ASFA Music Department Chair, Alex Fokkens, the fall concert will feature a performance by the ASFA Music Department Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and Ladies Vocal Ensemble. The concert will feature classical and modern music that every student should experience.

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  • achorusline

    Thursday, February, 23, 10 AM to 12 PM

    A Chorus Line, a musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, and a book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante

    The ASFA Department of Theatre proudly presents one of Broadway’s legendary musicals, featuring a live orchestra performed by the ASFA Department of Music under the direction of ASFA Music Chair Alex Fokkens. Opening Off-Broadway at The Public Theater on April 15, 1975, A Chorus Line, originally starring Donna McKechnie, Sammy Williams, Robert LuPone and Carole Bishop, transferred to the Shubert Theatre on Broadway on July 25, 1975 and ran for 6,137 performances before closing on April 28, 1990. On September 29, 1983, A Chorus Line became the longest-running show in Broadway history. In London it played 903 performances at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. It was revived at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway in 2006 and played for 759 performances. A Chorus Line focuses on 17 dancers all auditioning for their spot on Broadway. This popular musical gives accounts of the actors, dancers, and choreographers about their journey to the pinnacle of their careers. 

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    Friday, March 17, 10 AM to 12 PM

    Hashtag Selfie TikTok Zoom (World premiere comedy/drama)

    A dark comedy about the hubris and insanity of the social media funhouse that the world has become, where truth and reality take a back seat to the number of clicks on a person’s TikTok feed.

    Produced by arrangement with The Barbara Hogenson Agency, Inc. All rights reserved. This play was commissioned and produced by the Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham, AL Chair of Theater, John Manzelli (2022). A time for Q&A with the playwright and students will follow the performance. 

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  • jazzconcert

     

    Thursday, April 27, 10 AM to 11:30 AM

    Jazz Concert

    See ASFA's award-winning Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Robert Janssen and sweet harmonies from the ASFA Ladies Vocal Ensemble and the ASFA Music Department Choir directed by Cathy Spence. 

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Degrees and Certifications:

Jaronda Little

Outreach and Admissions Officer

jlittle@asfa.k12.al.us

205-252-9241