April 27, 2009
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Bruce Hornsby, Loretta Lynn, The Wailers, Los Lobos, David Sedaris, Buddy Guy and Béla Fleck are among the performers the Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center will present for its 2009-2010 season.
The new season line-up also boasts Hubbard Street 2 Dance, Battleworks Dance Company, Chicago City Limits, McCoy Tyner Trio with Savion Glover, Soweto Gospel Choir, Shawn Colvin, Regina Carter with Kurt Elling and Russell Malone, pianist Gabriela Montero and more. Click here for a complete season calendar.
The Alys Stephens Center is Alabama's own world-class performing arts center on the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) campus. Visit the Alys Stephens Center online at www.AlysStephens.org.
Season subscribers can purchase tickets now. New subscription orders go on sale Monday, May 18. Single tickets go on sale Monday, August 10. For a brochure or to purchase tickets, call 205-975-2787, toll free 1-877-278-8457, go to the ASC Box Office at 1200 10th Ave. S. Birmingham or visit www.AlysStephens.org. Sign up online for the center's popular ASC E-Club for exclusive discounts, show announcements and reminders, ticket giveaways and more.
Since opening in 1996, the Alys Stephens Center has established itself as the center for arts and education in Birmingham. UAB, Viva Health and The Birmingham News are sponsors for the Alys Stephens Center's 13th season as they present the world's best and brightest artists in the center's four intimate, acoustically impeccable venues.
This season the Alys Stephens Center offers nine series sure to please: Legends & Icons Series, Eclectic Palate Series, Beyond Comedy Series, Global Rhythm Series, Red Hot & Jazz Series, Movement & Magic Series, Birmingham Music Club Classically Inclined Series, Birmingham Chamber Music Society Series and the ASC Kids' Club Series.
Returning is the VIP ticket level, which offers first choice of seats and added benefits such as concierge service, discounts, special event invitations and meet-the-artist opportunities. Custom-design a subscription with the popular "It's Your Choice" package by choosing any four regular season performances, then deduct 10 percent from the single ticket total cost. "Continue the Experience" events enhance many shows in the season with free parties, wine tastings, dance lessons, refreshments and more.
Subscription packages begin at $34. Discounts are available for UAB students, faculty and staff and for groups of 10 or more. Student- and kid-friendly tickets are available. Flexible payment options are available for season packages.
In addition to world-class performances, the Alys Stephens Center's Arts in Action program also presents top-quality, far-reaching arts education events, workshops, meet-the-artist events and performances for people of all ages. Since 2002, this education program has presented unique performing arts experiences to more than 15,000 area students and adults each season. Most of these programs are free or very low cost, and even provide free buses from schools to the center for most programs.
The ASC Junior Patrons group offers young professionals the chance to experience great live performances, receive special discounts for many ASC shows, access to the Junior Patron VIP Lounge and invitations to Junior Patron and ASC Social Club events throughout the year, which are free to members.
Located on the UAB campus, the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center 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. For more information on all Alys Stephens Center events and programs, visit www.AlysStephens.org.