THE ARTS ASSOCIATION OF EAST ALABAMA PRESENts
The Opelika Center For The Performing Arts
The Classic Story on Stage
Seen by millions across the globe, this classic romance story pairs two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.
It’s the summer of 1963, and 17 year- old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman is about to learn some major lessons in life as well as a thing or two about dancing.
On vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents, Baby shows little interest in the resort activities, and instead discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters when an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerized by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle the resort dance instructor.
Baby’s life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off with breathtaking consequences.
Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. THE KING AND I is “too beautiful to miss” (New York Magazine).
After wowing the world with their riviting performance of Stand By Me at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle , The Kingdom Choir is now coming to America.
When Celie claims a powerful new vision for her life in the climatic showstopper, “I’m Here” – well, let’s just say, in that electrifying moment you’ll be awfully glad you’re there, too.
With festive favorites and modern holiday hits, you’ll want to bundle up and get to your seat on time for The Ten Tenors, Home for the Holidays. And bring a little snow with you, too!
With a vibrant cultural scene and connections to a wider world of the performing arts, Siberia is sharing with us the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra, Do you think it’s coincidence that the orchestra would choose to land in the Deep South and Florida during January?
The internationally acclaimed percussion artists of TAO bring to North America their newest production, Drum TAO, with modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming, Taiko.
Combining finely developed classical technique and dancing en pointe - all the while making fun of it all in hilarious parodies of the great ballets of the ages - the Trocks are the complete package.
Firmly positioned as a leading exponent of his instrument, “The hottest guitarist in the world” (Sunday Times), Miloš Karadaglić, continues to top record charts and delight audiences worldwide.