News Releases

  • 2014-2015 Season News

    • May 24, 2015

       

      MONTGOMERY, AL- Alabama Shakespeare Festival (Geoffrey Sherman-Producing Artistic Director) is pleased to announce that performances of Disney’s The Little Mermaid have been extended to July 26th.

    • April 20, 2015
      MONTGOMERY, AL (April 20, 2015) Screen, television and stage star Stephen Lang, will perform his critically acclaimed tribute to American military heroes, Beyond Glory, at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival for three special performances, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. and D-Day, June 6 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. The powerful one-person play, adapted by Lang from Larry Smith’s best-selling book, tells the stories of eight Medal of Honor recipients from World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam.
    • April 09, 2015
      Montgomery, AL (April 9, 2015) Pop music superstar Michael Bolton will be headlining the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s second annual Benefit the Bard concert on Saturday, August 22 at 8 p.m. This fundraiser is presented by Wind Creek Hospitality and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival to support the State Theatre of Alabama’s cultural programming and educational efforts.
    • April 14, 2015
      Montgomery, AL(April 14th, 2015)On April 23rd, join The Alabama Shakespeare Festival for ShakesBEER! ASF is hosting their first ShakesBEER event where over a dozen Southern breweries will have samples of more than 20 craft beers.  Dreamland BBQ will provide BBQ sandwiches and chips and singer Matt Carroll will sing live in the garden. ShakesBEER will begin promptly at 6 p.m. and will end at 8 p.m. All attendees will receive a complimentary tasting glass. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at the ASF Box Office located at 1 Festival Drive in the heart of Montgomery’s stunning Blount Cultural Park or by calling (334) 271-5353. Tickets may also be purchased at The Tipping Point and Railyard Brewing Company.
    • April 01, 2015
      The lust for power drives the tragic tale of a noble monarch driven to madness by family betrayal, treachery and regret in William Shakespeare’s King Lear. Performances of King Lear on the Festival stage begin April 10th.  Tickets start at $30 and may be purchased by calling 800.841.4273, visiting online at www.asf.net or at the ASF Box Office located at 1 Festival Drive in the heart of Montgomery’s stunning Blount Cultural Park.
    • February 26, 2015
      Last night at the Chamber After Hours event hosted by The Alabama Shakespeare Festival and The Montgomery Advertiser, ASF announced a pearls promotion for the remainder of the 2014-2015 season.
    • February 15, 2015
      Among many others, fans of Downton Abbey will love The Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s production of Oscar Wilde’s deliriously funny The Importance of Being Earnest. Friends Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff concoct elaborate deceptions to engage their love interests, Gwendolen and Cecily – but their elaborate schemes fall apart when the formidable Lady Bracknell enters the scene! A tangle of mistaken identities and witty banter spark humor at every turn – while Jack’s earnest wooing of Gwendolyn, the irrepressible Algernon’s realization that he really adores Cecily and the coming together of the aging Canon Chasuble and his prim Miss. Prism, define the word “romance” with three delightful love stories played out simultaneously, with great charm and infectious humor.
    • August 27, 2014
      Coming on the heels of a wildly successful production of Disney’s Mary Poppins, The Alabama Shakespeare Festival announces its new season, which includes another Disney blockbuster, The Little Mermaid.   The titles that will be produced in Montgomery over the course of the 2014-15 season include the heartwarming holiday favorite A Christmas Carol (by Charles Dickens, adapted by Geoffrey Sherman); the beloved musical the LA Times calls “a song-filled valentine”  Always…Patsy Cline (by Ted Swindley); a whimsical and wonderful adaptation of Alice in Wonderland (by Lewis Carroll); one of the funniest plays ever written, The Importance of Being Earnest (by Oscar Wilde), Shakespeare’s epic masterpiece King Lear, Shakespeare’s delightful and romantic As You Like It and Disney’s magical musical extravaganza, The Little Mermaid.

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