Sir Terry Pratchett’s
15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
Enough Stress, America – It’s Time to Laugh! Enjoy Terry Pratchett®’s Wyrd Sisters at the Alban Arts Center!
It’s a comic fantasy about 3 witches (Granny, Nanny, and Magrat) who are holding a quiet coven in the heath when Fate intervenes. Can they save a baby, find justice for a ghost, and restore the rightful ruler of their oddball country? Are magic, a traveling theater and a love-smitten court jester enough to foil the plans of a scheming Duchess, a maniacal Duke, and an entire army?
A tale that borrows — and parodies — and perhaps plagiarizes – from some of William Shakespeare’s best-loved works, Wyrd Sisters is the comedy we need! Director (and Certified Humor Professional) Jim-Bob Williams notes that laughter reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, and promotes community. You’ll find a show that’s entertaining and therapeutic. Tickets are cheaper than your co-pays! Consult with a CPA before deducting as a medical expense.
Rated PG (Double entendres, stage fights, and puns – less intense than a Dr. Who episode, with better language than a Simpsons episode)
Our 2020 Season
Miss Dirt Turtle’s Garden Club
Auditions June 26 & 27
September 3, 4, 5 10, 11, 12
Surviving adolescence is hard anywhere, especially in underprivileged neighborhoods. Five 10-year-old best friends try to survive a summer of broken homes, bullies, thieves – All the many pitfalls of their block. They try to navigate it in a most unexpected way: Working in the sheltered garden of who they thought was just a mean, strange old lady. A woman of very few
words, Miss Dirt Turtle lays a path of “foundation” – Starting with the earth around them. Can there be hope in a world that greatly stacks the odds against these kids? Can five average 10-year-olds, with the help of an Old Head, a social worker and some newly discovered comic book super-heroes, find their way to a bright future? For sure, a seed can’t grow ‘til its planted in the ground.
The Wyrd Sisters
October 15, 16, 17 22, 23, 24
Terry Pratchett takes Shakespeare’s Macbeth and then turns it up ’till the knob comes off. It’s all there – a wicked duke and duchess, the ghost of the murdered king, dim soldiers, strolling players, a land in peril. And who stands between the Kingdom and destruction? Three witches. Granny Weatherwax (intolerant, self-opinionated, powerful), Nanny Ogg (down-to-earth, vulgar) and Magrat Garlick (naïve, fond of occult jewellery and bunnies).
A Christmas Carol
December 10, 11, 12 17, 18, 19
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 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.
Alban arts academy
Spring 2022 Registration is now Open!
For over 12 years now the Alban Arts Academy has been offering classes in the performing arts to students of all ages. Several of our students have gone on to pursue careers in the arts, Several have gone on to the college level to pursue a degree in the arts, but all of them have benefitted from learning to work, play and discover with with passion, empathy and courage. We offer classes for students of all ages (starting at 3years old) and experience levels. Visit our Arts Academy page for more details or simply click the link below to take you straight to our registration form. We can’t wait to see you at our new Arts Academy building right across the street from St. Albans High School at 2121 Kanawha Terrace where we continue to expand our offerings and the ability to teach you or your child all aspects of theatre, acting, and behind the scenes work.
Alban arts academy
fall 21 showcase
The students worked very hard this semester and this video is the product of all that hard work. You can either purchase an Online Stream which will allow you to view the Showcase on YouTube until January 1st 2022 or you can purchase a Digital Download which will give you access to a Google Drive folder with the complete video that you can download and save to watch whenever you want. The Google Drive folder will be accessible until the next semester start on January 17th 2022, so be sure to download and save the file as soon as you get the link. Please enter the email that you will be accessing the Google Drive from as that is the email that will be given access. If you have a Gmail email we recommend using that, but it is definitely not a requirement.
Online Stream – $10
Digital Download – $20