9 upcoming shows in Birmingham to attend if you love theater

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What are some of your favorite shows? (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Lights on Birmingham Theatre. We’ve rounded up nine shows you’ll want to catch this month, ranging from inspiring new operas to hilarious ones. Keep reading to see when and where to look.

1. KEY—Opera Birmingham + Red Mountain Theater

Break a leg! (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

As part of the Red Mountain Human Rights New Works Festival (RMT), RMT will present TOUCH by Opera Birmingham. This new opera focuses on Helen Keller’s adult life as an activist and humanitarian. The inspiring work is brought to life by composer and writer Carla Lucero and co-writer Marianna Mott Newirth.

2. Amelia Earheart—Birmingham Children’s Theater

Follow alongside a curious reporter as they uncover the mysterious story of Amelia Earhart. We are thrilled to see the Birmingham Children’s Theater tell the story of this American heroine, challenging us to be as brave as Earhart once was. Public performances are on Saturdays, so don’t miss them.

3. The Sound of Music Ballet—The Dance Studio

A click. (DJD Theater)

The Dance Studio has partnered with DJD Theater to present “The Sound of Music Ballet”. This beautiful ballet is inspired by the 1965 musical and the true life story of the Von Trapp family. See how the hills come alive at the DJD Theater.

4. Alice’s Even Greater Tea Party – UAB’s ArtPlay

Great things are hiding just behind those doors. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Presented by UAB’s ArtPlay, fall into the world of Alice in Wonderland as things get more and more curious. This show is produced and written locally, so come to the Alys Stephens Center for a unique version of the Mad Hatter’s second tea.

5. How I Learned to Drive—Birmingham Festival Theater

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Hello Birmingham. (Summer Guffey/Bham now)

For a story as funny as it is serious, take a ticket to How I learned to drive presented by the Birmingham Festival Theatre. Be aware that this story is not for lighthearted people.

6. Murder is a Game – Trussville Area Arts Council

You’ll laugh from your seat watching this mystery-following show. This show is not one you want to miss.

7. Arsenic and Old Lace – Leeds Arts Council

A story as funny as possible, Arsenic and old lace will have you on the floor. Presented by the Leeds Arts Council, delve into the chaotic world of the main character after discovering that there are dead bodies in his aunts’ basement.

8. Beehive: The Musical of the 60s—Virginia Samford Theater

Get groovy with the musical “Beehive,” a celebration of the powerful female voices of the 1960s. Virginia Samford Theater tells the story from the perspective of six young women who came of age during that divisive decade.

9. Garfish and the Book of Heroes—Emma Taylor Theater for Youth Series

This show follows Homer, the iconic storyteller of the illiad and The Odyssey, and an orphan, Orphie. Join them in this beautiful adventure of heroism and self-discovery.

Will you be attending any of these upcoming performances? Let us know @BhamNow.