Tickets to the Birmingham Arts Drive-In, scheduled for June 30th, and tonight, Friday, July 31st, sold out fast. No worries, though! Now, you can watch from home as the show is live-streamed via Facebook.
With theaters and auditoriums closed since March, so many local performers and performing companies have been without a venue or an audience. In an effort to support the arts and bring some cheer to Birmingham residents during these unusual times, several performing arts groups have joined efforts to bring us the Birmingham Arts Drive-In!
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The Alabama Ballet, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Alys Stephens Center, Red Mountain Theatre Company, and Opera Birmingham, together with WBHM bring you The Birmingham Arts Drive-In for FREE. Share pics of your family enjoying the show from home on social media with #BhamArtsDriveIn!
The show includes these performances:
Catch the performance of “Wait for It” from “Hamilton,” performed by Brandon McCall of Red Mountain Theatre Company. Other Red Mountain Theatre performances include Alie B. Gorrie performing “On My Way” from “Violet,” and Kurt Jenkins and Kristen Campbell performing two songs from “Bright Star.”
The Alabama Ballet will be performing select dances featuring real-life couples Madison Ryan and Andres Castillo, and Carolina Marques and Frederick Lee Rocas. Dances featured are from “The Nutcracker” and were choreographed by Balanchine and Roger Van Fleteren.
The Alabama Symphony Orchestra will perform Mozart’s “Eine kleine Nachtmusik,” conducted by Carlos Izcaray. Violin performers are Daniel Szasz, Pei-Ju Wu, Serghei Tanas, and Sodan Lim. Cello performances by Warren Samples. Double bass performances by Alexander Horton, and viola performances by Rene Reder, Zakaria Enikeez.
Jazz guitarist, Eric Essix, a favorite performer from the Alys Stephens Center, brings his original songs, “Creole Strutt,” “Foot Soldiers,” and “Gravitate.” Joseph Stallworth will be on keyboards, Sean Michael Ray on bass, and PJ Spraggins on drums.
Soprano Kathleen Farrar Buccleugh from Opera Birmingham, accompanied by Christy Vest on piano will perform three songs, “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “Chacun le sait,” and “O mio babbino caro.”
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