Alban Arts Academy
Fall 2020 Virtual Showcase
This semester our showcase is going online. You will have several ways to watch the show this semester. You can watch an online stream of showcase the week of November 22nd-28th, this is a watch once and done option. Or you can get a digital download that you can have to save and watch as many times as you would like, or you will be able to pay for a physical DVD to have and watch as many times as you like. Prices will be as follows
Online Stream – $10
Digital Download – $20
DVD – $30
All options will be available to purchase by clicking the link below. Everything will be available after November 22nd once all videos are edited and compiled.
Our 2020 Season
A Christmas Carol
October 10 & 11
Dec. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20.
A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.
The Diary of Anne Frank
December 5 & 6
February 26, 27, 28
March 5, 6, 7
In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne’s voice shines through.
Space Preachers: The Musical
February 6 & 7
April 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25
In this original adaptation from the 1990 film Strangest Dreams: Invasion of the Space Preachers by Daniel Boyd, Mr. Boyd and musical genius Mark Scarpelli bring this cult classic onto the stage. This heartwarming science-fiction adventure pits a delirious dentist, a pencil-weilding accountant and a shapely space woman against an egotistical intergalactic evangelist! Something strange is going on in the backwoods and hills of West Virginia. The once cheerful townsfolk are becoming mindless, moronic automatons. Is it an alien invasion? No, it’s much worse than creatures from space… it’s PREACHERS from space!!! And they’ve arrived under the leadership of the evil Reverend Lash, who is using his faithful following to control the minds of the hapless Earthlings! They’re from out of town, she’s from outer space and together, they’re all going out of their minds!!!
A Christmas Carol
sTREAMING INTO YOUR HOME THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
A Christmas Carol is a play about a mean-spirited and selfish old man, Ebenezer Scrooge, who hates Christmas.
One cold Christmas Eve, Scrooge is unkind to the people who work for him, then refuses to give to charity, and then is rude to his nephew when he invites him to spend Christmas with him.
When Scrooge gets home, he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner Jacob Marley – and then by three ghosts! They are the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future.
The Ghost of Christmas Past takes Scrooge on a journey through Christmases from his past, taking Scrooge to see himself as an unhappy child and a young man more in love with money than his fiancé.
The Ghost of Christmas Present shows Scrooge his clerk, Bob Cratchit’s family. At Bob Cratchit’s house Scrooge sees Tiny Tim, who is very ill, but full of spirit. The ghost then takes him to see his nephew Fred’s Christmas celebrations – which he had been invited to, but rebuffed.
Finally, The Ghost of Christmas Future terrifies Scrooge by showing him visions of his own death…
The ghosts’ journey through time teaches Scrooge the error of his ways. When he wakes up on Christmas Day he is full of excitement, and buys the biggest turkey in the shop for the Cratchit family before spending the day with his nephew, full of the joys of Christmas.