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It’s part concert, part storytelling, and for Tuscaloosa, it’s an event that is the first of its kind. 

The inaugural Druid City Songwriters Festival will be held June 21-24 in downtown Tuscaloosa and will feature more than 40 songwriters. 

“It’s a new type of event that we are bringing to the area,” said Megan McMillan, a local songwriter who is organizing the festival. 

Did you know that life under the sea is better than anywhere on land? That’s according to a small crustacean named Sebastian the crab in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Audiences will get to see for themselves, experiencing life under the sea as The Actor’s Charitable Theatre brings this musical to the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa June 1-4.  

Theatre Tuscaloosa will present Pamela Parker’s Second Samuel May 18-27, 2018, in the Bean-Brown Theatre on the Martin Campus of Shelton State Community College.

Second Samuel is set in the late 1940s in a sleepy, south Georgia town by the same name. In Second Samuel, it's hard to keep a secret, but everybody's got one. As the play starts, Miss Gertrude, the town’s beloved music teacher, has just passed away. While her friends and neighbors prepare for her funeral, her mysteries are unveiled, turning the entire town upside down.

The Tuscaloosa Community Dancers’ annual production of The Nutcracker is always a community favorite, but the organization is about much more, year-round. Recently, TCD teamed up with the Boys & Girls Club of West Alabama for an outreach program, and this weekend, the group will hold its second annual Ballet & Brunch fundraising event. 

Everyone has probably heard of the magical place of Neverland where a team of lost boys, a band of pirates, and a tribe of Indians all dwell. Now the Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre is bringing Peter Pan JR. to the Bama Theatre on April 20-22.

The Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra is once again partnering with the Tuscaloosa Community Dancers for the annual Family Discovery Concert – set for Monday, March 5.

The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will present the musical “Fourscore and Seven Years Ago” at the Bama Theatre on January 23, 2018. A production of the professional ensemble ArtsPower, the show is part of the Bama Fanfare educational series at the theatre.

Ever heard of a wardrobe with a majestic lion, an evil witch, and even a couple of talking beavers inside? Well, come journey through the magical land of Narnia where you will meet these characters and more as the Actor’s Charitable Theatre (ACT) brings The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe to the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa, Dec. 15-18. 

For over 30 years, the Tuscaloosa Community Dancers have enchanted audiences with their annual performance of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker. Undoubtedly, this year's dancers, under the direction of Alden Phillips, a Tuscaloosa native and alumna of the performance group, will continue that tradition. 

The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa recently awarded grants to local non-profit organizations for arts related projects. The awards took place through its annual Small Grants Program with financial assistance provided to visual art, theatre and dance projects. Grants were also awarded through the Arts in Education sector of the Community Foundation of West Alabama. 

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Druid City Living (DCL) is Tuscaloosa, Alabama's premier community newspaper, covering the great people, places and activities of the area.

 

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