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Bama Fanfare

DYNAMIC, LIVE PRODUCTIONS

The Arts Council is proud to present the 2013 - 2014 Bama Fanfare Season.  Bama Fanfare is a series of colorful and dynamic productions which include music, dance and theatre for grades K - 6, all taking place in the historic Bama Theatre.  These professional groups are known for quality performances which are both entertaining and educational.  Study guides are available upon request prior to each show.

Deadlines and Payments:  Ticket are $5 per child, and showtimes are 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.  Groups that are pre-paid will receive priority seating.  Seating assignments will be based on the date that payment was received for the performance and available seating space.  Reservations are considered binding.  Full refunds will be given only in the event that 1) the school must cancel due to the weather, or  2) Bama Fanfare must cancel the performance.  For reservations contact Sharron Rudowski, Director of Educational Programs, at 205-345-9801, or by email at education@tuscarts.org.  Make checks payable to the Arts Council of Tuscaloosa.  

Send payment along with a copy of your invoice to:  
The Arts Council
Attn:  Director of Educational Programs
P.O. Box 1117, Tuscaloosa,  AL  35403


"The Teacher from the Black Lagoon and Other Story Books"

November 14, 2013 at 9:30 am & 12:30 p.m.
Appropriate for Grades K - 4     1 hour
This performance by TheatreworksUSA highlights seven favorite children’s stories. The format is that of a musical revue made up of vignettes created by a variety of talented writers and performed by a cast of five actors. (Note: the actors assume various roles throughout the show through quick costume and character changes—a concept which you may need to review for younger children). Books reviewed will be chosen from  The Ants and the Grasshopper, Dogzilla, Grumpy Bird, I Want My Hat Back, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Love-Splat and The Teacher from the Black Lagoon.

"The Monster Who Ate My Peas"

January 23, 2014 at 9:30 am & 12:30 p.m.
Appropriate for Grades K - 2     1 hour
Based on the multi-award winning book written by Danny Schnitzlein and illustrated by Matthew Faulkner, ArtsPower’s newest musical tells the funny and poignant story of a young boy who doesn’t want to eat his peas. When a crafty monster appears underneath his kitchen table, the boy is ready to make a deal with the monster. If the monster eats his peas, the boy will give the monster any of his possessions. First, it’s the boy’s soccer ball. Then, his bike. But, when the monster raises the stakes, will the boy refuse the monster and make the difficult decision to face his own fears? Children and adults alike will be entertained and engaged by this wonderfully written tale about the value of will power. Based on the book The Monster Who Ate My Peas by Danny Schnitzlein.

Additional Opportunities

"The Face in the Courthouse Window"

Performed at the Pickens County Courthouse
Address: 1 Courthouse Square, Carrollton, AL 35447
April 10 & 11, 2014
Appropriate for Grades 4 - 12    90 minutes
$5 per student
One of Kathryn Tucker Windham’s legendary tales comes to life with the annual historical drama The Face in the Courthouse Window.  Written by Barry Bradford, this performance takes place at the historic Pickens County Courthouse in Carrollton, AL, just steps away from where Henry Wells was standing when lightning struck on that fateful day.  The Face in the Courthouse Window  reveals the true story of a black man named Henry Wells who struggles to survive, and asks the question, “How far does one man have to go to save his family and make his mark in the world?”  Q and A session at the end of each performance and study guides available. Contact Leon Manning for performance times and additional information at 792-2978.

Reservation Information

For reservations for Bama Fanfare (except "The Face in the Courthouse Window") contact

Sharron Rudowski
Director of Educational Programs, at
(205) 345-9801
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Make checks payable* to: Arts Council of Tuscaloosa

Send payment along with a copy of your invoice to:

The Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa County,
ATTN: Sharron Rudowski,
P.O. Box 1117
Tuscaloosa, AL 35403.

*Full refunds will be given only in the event that 1) the school must cancel due to the weather, or 2) Bama Fanfare must cancel the performance.

For reservations for Bama Fanfare or Fanfare Caravans contact:

Sharron Rudowski
Director of Educational Programs, at
(205) 345-9801
send email ›