The Dolores Hydock presentation of “Soldiers in Greasepaint,” which was accompanied by The Birmingham Harmony Belles, was a huge success! The audience of over 100 enjoyed an extremely entertaining evening listening to a master orator bring the USO story alive. The Birmingham Harmony Belles added a sense of realism with their beautiful renditions of the Andrew’s Sisters classics hits.
A special thanks to all those who contributed to our HVAC fund. We hope to see you again soon at the Leeds Theater & Arts Center – A Fun Place to Be!
Shades Mountain Air will bring their special mix of bluegrass, newgrass, and gospel to the Leeds Arts Center on Saturday, August 19, at 7:00 pm. All seats are $10.
Shades Mountain Air has been together since 1998, performing at a wide variety of venues. The members are: Nancy Womble on bass and lead vocals; Gary Furr on guitar and vocals; Greg Womble on banjo and vocals; Don Wendorf on banjo, mandolin and hammer dulcimer; and Melanie Richardson Rogers on fiddle and vocals. They have all been playing and singing for many years and all have performed with other groups and bands. Their musical experiences are as diverse as classical, folk, rock and roll, and contemporary Christian. However, they have found a common love in original acoustic music, roots music, and bluegrass.
They describe themselves as “an acoustic band that mixes modern, traditional, and gospel bluegrass styles”. You will hear a little of everything from Bill Monroe to James Taylor and even something they call “mariachigrass” along with original compositions by Gary. Tight vocals, solid arrangements, good picking, and high energy is coming your way!
Reservations are not required, but if you wish to make reservations, call the LAC office at 205-699-1892. Leave your name, phone number, and the number of tickets you need and we will return your call. We are handicapped accessible so let someone know before showtime if you need special seating.
The Leeds Arts Council is so proud to announce that our play “THE RABBIT HOLE” won these honors at Actfest 2017 in Wetumpka:
Best in Show
Best Supporting Actress – May Page Wilson Lyons
As winners of the Alabama State Festival we have advanced to participate at the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) in Lexington Kentucky in March of 2017. We will be joined by the Wetumpka Depot Theater’s “GLASS MENAGERIE”. This is such a great honor to be representing our state in this competition as only two productions were chosen.
We will be sending our award winning cast Cliff Keen, Jr., Ashley Richardson, Pam Elders and Mary-Page Wilson Lyons, the lighting and sound tech Clark French and the Directors Dianne Rowe and Cliff Keen, Jr.
October 14th-16th and 21st-23rd, Friday and Saturday show time at 7 pm, Sunday show time at 2 pm- Leeds Arts Council is proud to present Ed Sala’s Bloody Murder directed by Cliff Keen, Jr.
From Dramatic Publishing – A group of the usual British murder-mystery types gather for a weekend retreat at the sumptuous country estate of the esteemed Lady Somerset. There’s the major who served in India; the inebriated, fading actor; the innocent ingénue; the exotic lady in red; the mysterious Chinese gentleman; the rich dowager aunt and her faithful maid and worthless nephew. Suddenly, one of them dies of poison! Well, of course. Oh, what fun! But wait … Her Ladyship refuses to summon the police! She says she won’t go through all this, again. All what, again? And why were they all invited here in the first place? Is this actually just another formulaic, all-too-predictable mystery story? Or is it something diabolically … different? … Characters rebel against their author- It’s bloody murder.
Tickets are $10 and seating will be reserved; however reservations aren’t required. The Leeds Theatre and Arts Center is located at 8140 Parkway Drive in historic downtown Leeds. The theatre is handicapped accessible and has free parking on the street. For reservations, call 205-699-1892, email email@example.com, or find Leeds Arts Council on Facebook.