December 2, 2010


Friday, Jan. 14-Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011

The Complete World of Sports (Abridged) Comedy Show by Reduced Shakespeare Company, shows at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15 in UAB's Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Break out your favorite team's jersey and sport it to this show to win a great prize. Tickets are $45, $38, $28; $20 student tickets. Call 205-975-2787 or go to From the earliest cavemen playing "Neanderthal in the Middle" to your own kid's soccer practice, the entire history of athletic competition will be blasted in a tour de force of physical theater. A marathon of madness and mayhem ensues as the world's great sporting events are shrunk down to theatrical size.

Joshua Bell. Download image.

Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011

A Special Evening with violinist Joshua Bell, 7 p.m. in UAB's Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Tickets are $85, $65, $45; $20 for student tickets. A special post-performance dinner package with Bell is available. This event is a celebration of arts education at the ASC. Call 205-975-2787 or go to Bell has made a seamless transition from violin prodigy to major talent. Now in his 40s, Bell is among the most respected classical and chamber musicians in the world. He will be joined by pianist Sam Haywood.


[Rescheduled, date to be announced]

Patty Griffin, call 205-975-2787 or go to

Friday, Jan. 28, 2011

Spencers-Theatre of Illusion, 8 p.m., in UAB's Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Tickets are $37 adults, $17 for kids. Call 205-975-2787 or go to A magical, high-tech stage show combines drama, comedy, romance and suspense, with elaborate illusions and dazzling special effects. It also features a two-day residency program for therapists and physicians with the Spencers' acclaimed "Healing of Magic" program and school workshops for special-education students.

Ira Glass. Download image.

Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011

An Evening with Ira Glass, 8 p.m. in UAB's Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Tickets are $57, $47, $37; $20 for student tickets. Special $125 VIP package available with a meet-and-greet with Glass. Call 205-975-2787 or go to Radio producer and host of This American Life, heard locally on 90.3 WBHM, Glass will share great stories and recreate the radio show onstage for an enlightening, fun and educational evening - a must-see for fans.

About UAB's Alys Stephens Center

The Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, part of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is one of the Southeast's premier performing arts centers, hosting the best in international, national and local performance. Home to the UAB departments of Theatre and Music and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, the ASC also presents its own season, bringing the world's best music, dance, theater, comedy and family entertainment to Alabama.