Arts Council of Tuscaloosa to Present Musical for Children

Arts Council of Tuscaloosa to Present Musical for Children ArtsPower

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.


Showtimes will be at 9:30 and 12:30 p.m. and admission is $5 per seat. Reservations are required and can be made by all public, private and homeschool teachers for their classrooms or individually by parents for their children. The show is appropriate for grades 3-8 and is one hour in length. Contact Sharron Rudowski, Education Director, at 205-345-9801 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make reservations.


Curriculum connections include Family Relationships, Historical, Language/Communication Skills, Multi-Cultural, Musical, and Values-Based concepts.


Synopsis: The importance of courage and personal integrity is presented against the backdrop of the American Civil War in this production. With the onset of the Civil War, the residents of Gettysburg find their lives being turned upside down. Runaway slave Lemuel hungers for the right to vote and longs to fight with the Union Army against the South. He and his employer, Mrs. McIlheny, share common views of suffrage and discrimination. Soon after, a zealous young soldier, Jacob McClain, claims Mrs. McIlheny’s general store in the name of the Confederate Army and demands supplies.  Jacob is Mrs. McIlheny’s nephew, but his allegiance to the South overrides his familial loyalty. However, Jacob and Lemuel manage to bridge their political differences when they discover that they both grew up in the same Georgia county. Lemuel becomes determined to make his own contribution to the war and leaves to join the Union Army with the words of Abraham Lincoln’s powerful Gettysburg Address ringing in his ears.


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Bama Fanfare is a series of colorful and dynamic productions which include music, dance and theatre, all taking place at the historic Bama Theatre. These professional groups are known for quality performances which are both entertaining and educational.

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