Since the mid-1980s, the UAB Department of Theatre has supported troupes of student actors bringing quality performances to venues all over the state.   Together these troupes have logged countless miles on the road and entertained thousands of people each year -- at every stop, representing the goals of UAB and the Department of Theatre.

The shows we have offered for touring over the years have varied widely.  Here are the shows we have available for booking now:

  • THEATRE UAB CABARET: Cinemagic! Hollywood’s Best Movie Music
    Arranged by Mac Huff & Mark Brymer
    Directed by Valerie Accetta
    Musical Direction by Carolyn Violi
    Celebrate the silver screen with this exciting revue spanning decades of movie magic. Selections include Moon River, Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head, Under The Sea, Flashdance...What A Feeling, Night Fever, Footloose, Meet The Flintstones, a medley from Frozen, and many more!
    Appropriate For: All Grade Levels, Retirement Communities and other Adult Facilities.
    Running Time: Approximately 40 minutes.

  • clare-melody2THEATRE UAB KIDS ON THE BLOCK: Dealing with Bullies
    Directed by Lee Shackleford
    UAB Kids on the Block is our longest-running touring show, entertaining and teaching school audiences for more than 30 years! Our puppeteers bring a delightful cast of characters to life with colorful, large-scale puppets acting out interesting, thought-provoking stories. Elementary-school kids all over the state have loved the UAB Kids on the Block shows -- probably never realizing just how much they’ve been learning in the process. Our program "Dealing with Bullies" is designed to raise questions and offer solutions about this age old problem. How should you respond when you’re being bullied? Why do people bully other people? What constitutes bullying? How can you make bullying stop? All of these questions and more are addressed in this insightful and challenging program. Along the way, kids in the audience meet Eddy Franklin, a boy who endures daily harassment from an older boy. Eddy’s friends Melody and Clare give him practical advice and guidance based on their own experiences -- and they ask the kids in the audience for their suggestions as well.
    Appropriate For: Grades K-4.
    Running Time: Approximately 40 minutes.
  • shksprTHEATRE UAB SHAKESPEARE COMPANY: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Abridged,
    Adapted and Directed by Dennis McLernon
    The hilarious highlights of the Bard’s enchanting comedy are presented by a company of five actors. Young lovers find their lives complicated by feuding faeries, magic and mayhem.
    Appropriate For: Middle Schools, High Schools, Retirement Communities, and other Adult Facilities.
    Running Time: Approximately 50 minutes.

    Directed by Dennis McLernon and Amyna Price
    Being a student in today’s world presents more challenges than ever. Theatre UAB’s innovative Tolerance Project explores behaviors, choices and consequences in the middle and high school arenas. Four scenarios are presented on Mixing it Up at Lunchtime: Including New People in Your Group; Real Consequences of Gossiping and Bullying on Social Media; Hurtfulness and Bias in Popular Song Lyrics; and The Differences Between Supporting Your Team and Verbal Abuse of the Other Team. Actors will lead discussions after each scenario to help foster awareness in students of the power of their actions, words, and thoughts. Our program is an excellent addition to diversity and tolerance strategies explored in the classroom.
    Appropriate for: Middle & High Schools. To encourage discussion, The Tolerance Project works best for audiences of 50 students or fewer.
    Running Time: Approximately 50 minutes.

    Written by William Goldsmith
    Directed by Jack Cannon
    Goldsmith’s compact version of the Lewis Carroll masterpiece has been delighting audiences for years at Columbus Children’s Theatre, Ohio, where he serves as Artistic Director and Playwright. Alice’s plummet down the rabbit hole introduces her to a host of outlandish characters, ingeniously played by four actors.
    Appropriate For: Grades K-5.
    Running Time: Approximately 45 minutes.

Interested in booking one of our tours, or just curious about the touring program?  
Contact our Program Manager, Mel Christian by email at or by telephone at (205) 934-3237.