Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Dixie Swim Club (Community Theatre Production)

The Huntsville Community Theatre Presents: Dixie Swim Club
Location: Old Town Theatre (1023 12th St.)

The Huntsville Community Theatre is working hard to prepare for their first production in 2012. The first play of the season is Dixie Swim Club. Dixie Swim Club is a play about five southern women who became friends through their college swim team. These five women vacation together every August as a way to break free from their everyday lives and revitalize their friendships. The play spans over thirty years in the lives of these women.  Sam Weeks is directing this play. This is his second time directing for the Huntsville Community Theatre.

Production Schedule:

February 10, 2012: 7:30pm
February 11, 2012: 7:30pm
February 12, 2012: 2:00pm
February 17, 2012: 7:30pm
February 18, 2012: 7:30pm
February 19, 2012: 2:00pm

Reserve your tickets by clicking HERE.

Can't Help Lovin': The Music of Jerome Kern (SHSU Production)

Event: Can't Help Lovin': The Music of Jerome Kern
Location: SHSU Showcase Theatre
Dates: February 15-17, 2012 at 8:00pm, February 18, 2012 at 2:00pm
Price: $12.00 for General Admission/ $10.00 for Senior Citizens and Students

From February 15th through February 18th, the Theatre Department will be performing Can't Help Lovin': A Music Review, which features the music of Jerome Kern. Kern is one of the most important American composers of the 20th century and wrote a vast number of songs that have been used in over a hundred stage productions. The most famous musical that features Kern's work is Showboat, but his songs are also featured in several other musicals that were hits during their time. Some of the more popular songs he composed include the following: "The Way You Look Tonight," "Long Ago (and Far Away)," "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," "Ol' Man River," and "A fine Romance."

Can't Help Lovin': A Music Review is directed by Laura Avery. This sounds like a perfectly romantic show to go to during the week of Valentine's Day!

For more information or to reserve tickets, call the box office at 936-294-1339.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Art Mural Contest (Deadline: Fri., Feb. 10)

Hey, Huntsville artists! The City of Huntsville is holding a contest that will determine who paints the mural at the new basketball court at Kate Barr Ross Park. Three winners will be chosen to receive a cash prize. The prize for 3rd place is $150; 2nd place is $250. The grand prize winner will win $500 + paint supplies and will paint their submission at center court.

All submissions must be related to basketball. The deadline for submissions is 5p on Fri., Feb. 10. The grand prize winner must be able to start painting their mural no later than Feb. 20 and be finished no later than March 10. 

If you are interested in participating in the contest, you must hand deliver your entry to The Office of Community Development (1212 Avenue M). Your submission can be no larger than 20" x 36" and must be accompanied by a submission form. You can pick one of those up at The Office of Community Development (City Hall), The Wynne Home, or online at the City's website. 

The contest is open to all residents of Walker County. 

Good luck!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

January Phoenix Commotion Tour (Sat., Jan. 28)

If you have lived in Huntsville for a while, you have probably heard of Dan Phillips or Phoenix Commotion.  Dan and his team build homes from recycled materials. Because most materials used are found or donated, no two homes are alike. If you have never seen one of these in person, perhaps you should. They are works of art that are both fun and functional. 

The January tour of the Phoenix Commotion houses will start at 2:30p on Saturday, January 28. The cost is $10 per person. You can view the 2012 schedule and sign up for the tour by clicking here. The tour starts at The Bone House and participants caravan to the other locations. 

The Bone House - Photo courtesy of www.phoenixcommotion.com

If you can't make it to a tour, you can view the homes online by going to www.phoenixcommotion.com and hovering over the "Projects" link at the top of the page.