ArtPlay, the education and outreach initiative of UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, endeavors to educate, inspire, and nurture creative growth and self-expression in people of all ages by providing innovative arts education programming in a collaborative and holistic environment.
Today, March 5, 2015, ArtPlay will be closed due to the possibility of Severe Weather! Cancelled Classes will be either extended or rescheduled. Questions, please email email@example.com.
WHAT’S NEW -
SUMMER CAMPS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR REGISTRATION!
ArtPlay is proud to announce the following drama and visual arts camps offered this summer.
Extended Care is available for all camps.
Space is filling up quickly, so register online TODAY!
A Year With Frog and Toad, Kids – Musical Theatre Camp
Schoolhouse Rock Live!, Jr. – Musical Theatre Camp
Currently full, please call to be placed on waiting list
Legally Blonde, Jr. – Musical Theatre Master Camp
The third session of camp is celebrating its third exciting year! Camp 3 is our three week Master Camp. We wanted to offer our older campers an extra week for master classes leading up to the two weeks following when we will mount the show. At this camp, the kids will have a week of intensive classes in improv, musical theatre dance, voice, character development, acting, and auditioning. This week prepares them for the second week when they will audition for the show. There will be more than one performance for friends and family to attend. This is a great opportunity for young actors.
Discovering the Visual Arts Camp A
Discovering the Visual Arts B
Our winning visual arts camps offers classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, crafts, and more! Each day offers a new discovery with the end of camp being their very own art show.
UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center
UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center proudly unveils ArtPlay, a new arts education and outreach initiative for our community.
26 Apr 15 // Birmingham, AL 35205
This dance party tells stories of adventure, tenderness, and the wild terrain of the human heart. Perfect for all ages, our Wild Rumpus will have you roaring for more. Join Birmingham Contemporary Dance Company DANCEe for this celebration of original dance works. Known for her innovative choreography that infuses a multitude of different dance disciplines, Elizabeth Ross with DANCEe bring exciting original work to the Alys Stephens Center stage. Sometimes comical, sometimes tender, this dance party tells stories of adventure, imagination, and the wild terrain of the human heart. Our Wild Rumpus will have you roaring for more …Wolf-suits optional.
Tickets – Adults: $11 · Kids: $9
Order tickets online today at www.alysstephens.org
1 May 15 // Birmingham, AL 35205
Celebrate spring at the ASC with the return of a FREE family community event, Cirque Alys 2, featuring Australia’s Sway Poles! » Sway Poles is a Melbourne-based arts company whose work fuses theatre, dance and circus at an elevated medium. Artists sway from 16-foot-tall poles creating a large scale visual art installation. » Originally based on the image of a field of wheat swaying in the breeze, the poles extreme strength and flexibility allow the performers to bow to impossible angles, swaying back and forth in a hypnotizing dance. » With a world-renowned repertoire that celebrates a wide variety of themes and stories, the company has achieved near-cult status in almost every continent across the globe. » Don’t miss this opportunity to see Australia’s Sway Poles perform “Swoon” during their ASC residency.
20 Jun 15 // Birmingham, AL 35205
Are you a Musician? Do you Love Alabama? The ASC wants you to write or compose a piece of music about living in Alabama!
You can be one of the six finalists chosen to perform live, June 20th at LOCAL. From the six finalists, one winner will be selected to win a $1,000 performance fee. Entries will be accepted up until April 20th. Don’t miss your chance, last year’s finalists received over 20,000 views on the ASC YouTube channel alone. For more information about Make Music Alabama email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan 20th - Project begins
Apr 20th - Submission Deadline
May 20th – Six Finalists Announced
June 20th - Live Performance at LOCAL
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO SUBMIT AN ENTRYAll recorded video entries will be judged by local art and entertainment experts. Six finalists will be selected and announced on May 20 on the ASC’s Facebook Page.
- One overall winner will receive a $1,000 performance fee for best “Make Music Alabama” entry.
- One finalist will receive a $500-performance fee for Best Live Performance at LOCAL.
- The remaining four finalists will receive a $250-performance fee to perform their song-live at LOCAL.
- All genres and instruments are eligible-from classical and jazz to rap and country, and everything in between.
- The song must be an original piece written about Alabama.
- A video of any production quality (even a smartphone) must be submitted to the Alys Stephens Center email via YouTube link. Only one submission per person/group.
- Email submissions to email@example.com. The deadline is April 20th.
- If your song includes lyrics, please plan to submit those as well. We may also request a score.
- In order for us to post your video on our YouTube Channel you will need to complete a release form and submit it with your video at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you are 18 years old and younger, a parent or legal guardian must sign release form with you.
Make Music Alabama Judges
Eric Essix » Recording Artist in Jazz Hall of Fame
Scott Register » Birmingham Mountain Radio Host
Carla Jean Whitley » Music Writer/Editor
Jeffrey Cain » Owner of Communicating Vessels
Daniel Beard » Producer/Engineer at Fame Studios
For more information on each of our judges, visit our “Meet the Judges” page.