2012-2013 Schoolfest Season

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer   Festival Stage
    By Laura Eason

    Adventure and danger abound as two of the nineteenth century’s best known teens, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, seek hidden treasure, witness a murder, attend their own funeral, and get lost in a maze of caves as they try to keep themselves one step ahead of evil Injun Joe’s Bowie knife. This fast moving and entertaining adaptation stays true to Twain’s unforgettable images of life on the Mississippi.

    Appropriate for most audiences.

    October 3,4,5,8,9,10,11,12,15,16,17,18,19

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    A Christmas Carol  Festival Stage
    Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens
    The snowy London streets ring with carols that set the stage for Dickens magical tale of hope and redemption. Drop in on scenes of celebration and mirth, promise and hopelessness, plenty and meagerness as the past, present and future reawaken Scrooge’s conscience.  A great family outing to brighten your holiday.

    Appropriate for most audiences.

    Please call or email to be added to the waiting list. 334.271.5345 or acollins@asf.net 

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    Macbeth  Festival Stage
    By William Shakespeare

    When three witches prophesize that war hero Macbeth is destined to become the king of Scotland, he begins to believe his own publicity. Encouraged by his equally power obsessed wife, Macbeth murders his way to the top and finds that to stay there requires endless acts of treachery, deceit and bloodshed.

    9th-12th Grade

    January 22
    May 16

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    Ethel  Octagon Stage
    By Terry Burrell

    Superb actress, playwright and singer Terry Burrell captures the body, soul and voice of legendary 20th century African-American diva Ethel Waters in this mesmerizing musical. From the stage of her nightclub act, the audience journeys through Waters’ life from being a forgotten child to the unforgettable voice that made songs such as Stormy Weather, Taking a Chance on Love, Heat Wave and Am I Blue a part of the American songbook.

    10th-12th Grade

    February 6,7,12,13,14,19,20,21,22,26,27,28
    March 1


    To Kill a Mockingbird  Festival Stage
    By Christopher Sergel
    Adapted from the novel by Harper Lee

    The play that Alabama is most proud to call its own comes to inspired life on ASF’s stage. Set in Depression-era Monroeville, and told through the voice of the beloved tomboy Scout, this Pulitzer Prize-winning tale embodies the life-long lessons of childhood, fairness and the courage to stand up for what is right, no matter the cost.

    Appropriate for most audiences.

    Please call or email to be added to the waiting list. 334.271.5345 or acollins@asf.net 

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    Twelfth Night  Octagon Stage
    By William Shakespeare

    Rescued from a shipwreck on the shores of Illyria, and believing her twin brother was lost at sea, Viola assumes the identity of a young man to become the page of the handsome Duke Orsino. But Viola doesn’t count on getting a royal crush on the duke, or the gal the duke adores falling in love with her—or him—whomever. And wait! Is Viola’s brother really at the bottom of the sea? The comical confusion will leave you drowning in laughter.

    7th Grade and above.

    May 15,17

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    Around the world in Eighty Days  Festival Stage
    By Mark Brown
    Based on the novel by Jules Verne

    Five actors play 39 roles in this action packed comedy adventure set in the 1800s that is flat out fun and funny. Fearless Phileas Fogg takes on the challenge of his life when he agrees to a wager that he can circle the globe in a mere 80 days! But stampeding elephants, raging typhoons, runaway trains and a relentless detective who thinks Fogg is a fugitive do their best to foil this amazing race against time.

    5th Grade and above.

    April 16,17,18,24,25,26,30
    May 1,2,3,15

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