The Jazz Babies

Merle Dollar with Chuck King on trumpet, Peyton Grant on piano, Tom Dameron on tuba, and Gaines Brake on clarinet. An evening of music for old souls who are young at heart. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online through LAC website. Or just walk up on Sunday afternoon! We hope to see you there! A bonus feature is that Tom Dameron’s art is on display in the LAC lobby!

Young Frankenstein opens tomorrow July 22nd!


Young Frankenstein

Directed by Michael R. Bridges

Performance dates:
July 22nd, 23rd, 24th – 7:00 PM
July 25th – 2:00 PM
July 29th, 30th, 31st – 7:00 PM
August 1st – 2:00 PM

Tickets: $15

to purchase tickets visit

Leeds Theatre and Arts Center
8140 Parkway Drive – Leeds, Alabama

Young Frankenstein
is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

The Comedy of Debbie Childers

Debbie Childers
Debbie Childers’ quick wit and hilarious stories make her presentations unforgettable. She loves the Bible, loves to talk, and loves to have fun – the perfect combination for an entertaining and meaningful speaker with a message of value. Debbie’s audiences laugh their way into a lesson that will change their lives forever.

No stranger to audiences, Debbie’s entertainment journey began when she began speaking at medical conferences and seminars. It was during this phase of life that she realized what a passion she had not just for speaking, but for entertaining. In continuing her pursuit of her newfound passion, Debbie began drawing inspiration from everyday life. Her husband, Tim, a pastor, provides a lot of her material as well as the everyday things that happen to Debbie, that do not just happen to other people! Her ability to find the humor in life while focusing on her faith and transparency with everyday life issues has given her the opportunity to speak at several churches, keeping the audience both laughing and inspired.

Realizing she had a knack for humor, in 2018 she entered the “Jeanne Robertson Humor Competition” and won, cementing her as a true humorist. Winning the contest and being recognized by Jeanne for her talents, was a huge factor in Debbie realizing it was her calling to entertain people. Emphasizing clean comedy that you can take both your grandma and your grandkids to see, make an evening with Debbie Childers a must attend event.

June 26th – 7 pm – $10

Tickets available at

The RedCoats

The Redcoats on Saturday April 17, at 7 pm. Tickets $20.

Several years ago, Mark Lanter and Garry Burttram were having a late night chat at Local Color. The conversation went to their mutual love of all things “Beatles”. Mark told Garry he had an idea for doing a show of early Beatles music, covering their first releases and albums. He already had a name picked out…The Red Coats. Garry responded, Let’s do it!” The first {“type”:”block”,”srcClientIds”:[“9b2a4e15-ad02-41d9-9225-5b1d5914f61d”],”srcRootClientId”:””}Red Coats show was a stunning success and became a crowd favorite. The rest as they say, is history.

The Red Coats are Mark Lanter drums, J Willoughby guitar, Aaron Branson bass, Brad Wolfe lead guitar, and Peyton Grant keys. The lads have put together a show for true Beatles fans. This show will be Beatlemania Part One, which covers singles and albums from 1962 through 1964. What sets this show apart from Beatles imitators is Mark Lanter’s back stories and anecdotes throughout the show that make the music come alive.

The Art of Annette Davenport – Gallery Reception

Sunday April 11th – 1:30 – 3:30 pm

“I began tole painting on wood in 1987 & enjoyed it. About 16 years ago I decided to try painting acrylics on canvas & have found my niche. I have shared my love of painting with some friends & we paint together every week. I plan to keep painting as long as I can.”

Refreshments available by donation.

Leeds Arts Council & Steve Pennington’s Broadway Bound Present – A Night with the Music of Frank Wildhorn

Friday and Saturday, January 29-30, 2021 – 7 pm
Sunday, January 31, 2021 – 3 pm
Leeds Theater and Arts Center
8140 Parkway Drive in downtown Leeds, AL
Tickets $10

Come enjoy the music of Steve Pennington’s Broadway Bound troupe as they entertain with a selection of songs written by the prolific Frank Wildhorn, popular composer of Jekyll & Hyde, Dracula, the Musical, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and many others. To reserve your seats, contact the Leeds Arts Council office at (205) 699-1892  or   Someone will call or email you to confirm your reservation. All seats are reserved. You can pay at the door by cash, check, or credit card.


Thursday, Friday, Saturday October 1-3 and 8-10, 7 pm
Sunday, October 4 and 11, 2 pm

Leeds Theater and Arts Center

8140 Parkway Drive in downtown Leeds

Victoria Boyce, director

Tickets $10

To reserve your seats, contact the Leeds Arts Council office at (205) 699-1892  or   Someone will call or email you to confirm your reservation. All seats are reserved. You can pay at the door by cash, check, or credit card. Masks are required for audience members while inside the theater. There will be empty seats between audience members of different households to maintain social distancing. If you make reservations as a group, that group will be seated together.

On a dare from her fellow street urchins, 14-year-old Wiggins tries to pickpocket a strange old man. Not only is Wiggins unsuccessful, but the old man, who is actually Sherlock Holmes in disguise, manages to take the gold ring that was in Wiggins’ pocket and leave behind a note directing her where to go to get it back. When Wiggins goes to 221B Baker Street to retrieve the ring, she is shocked to find out how much Holmes knows about her based on a quick observation. After Wiggins sees Holmes use the ring to solve a case, Wiggins proposes to work as his assistant. Intrigued by her potential, Holmes agrees to begin training Wiggins on a trial basis, so long as she helps Mrs. Hudson with the chores. Wiggins and Holmes must learn to trust each other as Wiggins and her group of street urchins help him solve two dangerous mysteries: The Red Headed League and The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle.


for students in grades 3-12

Tuesdays (Aug 25-Dec 8), 5:30-6:30 pm
Taught by Victoria Boyce

Victorian Drama: A fun, family-friendly look at Victorian theater and basic acting skills with a performance based around Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Showcase dates are Friday December 18 at 7 pm, and Saturday December 19 at 2 pm. Classes will include stage combat and dance as well as acting training. For students in grades 3-12. Spots are limited so call (205) 285-7635 to register. Registration open year-round, so your student can start at any time.

Auditions for Newsies!


Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right!

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

Assuming that Gov. Ivey opens up Alabama this week, auditions will be held on Saturday May 2, 10 am and 11 am; Monday May 4, 7 pm and 8 pm; and Tuesday May 5, 7 pm and 8 pm. Please contact Debbie Landry by email or phone (info below) to let us know which date and time work best for you, so that we can control the number of people anticipated at a given time. More details will be available soon about this process.

Males and females, teens and up (a few parts for younger children no younger than 7). Those ages teens to mid-thirties especially encouraged to audition, although there are roles for those older as well. Please prepare 16 bars of preferably musical theatre song, but any song is fine as long as it showcases what you can do! An accompanist will be provided; please bring sheet music in the appropriate key for your audition.

Cold readings from the script will also be conducted, with a possibility of callbacks. A movement/choreography combination will be taught. Dance experience is a plus but not necessary—we will teach you what you need to know within your ability. Veteran performers AND newcomers encouraged to audition! This is a community theatre production, so all are welcome, but understand that quality of the finished product will definitely be expected and is not going to be compromised—great experience for all. This is indeed a dynamic and absolutely exciting show you want to be a part of. For questions you may e-mail the director, Michael R. Bridges

To schedule an audition, contact Debbie Landry at (205) 699-0712 or

Performance dates are July 23-26 and July 30-31 and August 1-2.