Red Mountain Theatre has announced five shows that will make up the 2021-2022 inaugural season in its new, state-of-the-art facility.
The season will begin Dec. 3 with the Red Mountain Theatre Holiday Spectacular, featuring the Red Mountain Theatre Youth Ensemble (formerly RMT Conservatory), along with adults performing classic holiday favorites.
The Holiday Spectacular will take place Wednesdays through Sundays, Dec. 3 to Dec. 19. The shows on Wednesdays through Fridays will begin at 8 p.m. Saturdays’ shows will begin at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays’ at 2 p.m.
The remainder of the season will include performances of “Once on This Island,” “Once,” “Kinky Boots” and Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.”
“We’re so excited for the first season of shows to take place at our Arts Campus,” said Red Mountain Theatre Executive Director Keith Cromwell. “Each of these shows offers a unique and wonderful theatrical experience for both audience and performers. We can’t wait to see these shows come to life on our stages.”
“Once on This Island is a two-act musical set in the Caribbean Sea that tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl on an island who uses the power of love to unite people of varying social classes.
The play is an adaptation of the popular fairy tale “The Little Mermaid” and garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run in 1990-91, including best musical, book and score.
Performances will begin Feb. 11 and be held each Thursday through Sunday until Feb. 27. Thursday and Friday shows will lift the curtain at 8 p.m., with Saturday shows starting at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday shows beginning at 2 p.m.
“Once,” a 2011 musical based on the 2007 film of the same name by John Carney and adapted for the stage by Enda Walsh, tells the story of an Irish street performer known only as ‘Guy’ and his love interest ‘Girl,’ who fall for each other over their shared love of music.
Once will make its debut at Red Mountain Theatre April 8 and will run Thursdays–Sundays through April 24. Thursday and Friday shows will begin at 8 p.m., with shows on Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday shows beginning at 2 p.m.
Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “Kinky Boots” is set to a Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper and based on a hilarious book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein.
The plot centers on the character of Charlie Price, a man attempting to save his family’s Northampton, England, shoe business who eventually begins to focus on producing high-heeled boots for drag performers.
The show will premiere June 3 and run Thursdays to Sundays through June 26. Thursday and Friday shows will begin at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. shows on Saturdays and 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays.
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” tells the classic story of a girl forced to live with her evil stepmother until a fairy godmother rescues her and delivers her into the arms of Prince Charming.
Performances will begin July 15 and run Tuesdays to Sundays through Aug. 7. Tuesday to Friday shows will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday shows will begin at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and there will be a single 2 p.m. show on Sundays.
All performances will take place at Red Mountain Theatre’s Arts Campus, at 1600 Third Ave. South in Birmingham.
Tickets can be purchased to each show individually or in various packages. Season subscriptions are available at RedMountainTheatre.org. Individual show tickets will go on sale in October.