Now announcing our 2022 season!
Get your reserved seats today to these Theatre of Gadsden Shows at the Ritz. While you can still purchase tickets at the door, you can pre-order online and get your pick of seats.
Tickets for our season run of shows are $20 for reserved seating and $18 for seniors, students, and military. Groups of 10 or more get a $3 discount per ticket and are encouraged to call for reservations - 256.547.SHOW (7469)
Season tickets are available year-round! These are 5 flexible tickets - see each show once, bring a friend and use a ticket, see one show five times, any combination you wish! Season tickets are only $85, which is a savings from buying each show individually. Due to the nature of the flexible tickets, these tickets do not reserve your specific seat or performance at purchase! Please call to redeem your season tickets and reserve seats for each show. Many of our shows do sell out and we hate for any of our season ticket holders to miss out due to not having reserved their actual seat prior to a performance!
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Ring of Fire
From the songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and the healing power of home and family. More than two dozen classic hits—including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune—performed by a multi-talented cast, paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a unique musical legend! Though he is never impersonated, Johnny Cash’s remarkable life story is told through his music, climaxing in a concert that will both move and exhilarate!
We're bringing back the show you know and love, with a fantastic mix of both familiar and new faces to the cast, and we are excited to deliver an updated version of this fan favorite in 2022!
The Sound of Music
April 29 - May 7
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.
Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
*This performance has been rescheduled from the original dates. Ticketholders have been rescheduled automatically to new performances dates and have received new tickets via email. If your new tickets do not work, please contact us at 256-547-7469 for exchanges or refunds.
Twain's timeless classic sweeps audiences down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim escape from slavery to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life everyone's favorite characters from the novel: the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they seem; Huck's partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, and their rowdy gang of pals; Huck's drunken father, the sinister Pap Finn; the lovely Mary Jane Wilkes, and Mary Jane's trusting family. Propelled by an award-winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana.
White Plains, Blue Mountain
October 28 - November 6
A new play by Donna and William Thornton, commissioned by The Theatre of Gadsden.
Two murderesses. Two decades. One driven by rage. One driven by greed.
Set in the 1970s in Anniston, Alabama, watch as the masterful investigator who diligently worked the first murders in 1959 weaves a tale of horror as he uses the story of one murderess to ensnare another.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
January 12-15 (2023)
In Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the dysfunctional but wealthy Pollitt family gathers to celebrate aging patriarch Big Daddy’s birthday. But there is more to this gathering than a family reunion-- Big Daddy is dying of cancer, and he hasn’t decided which of his sons will inherit the estate. His options include favorite son Brick, who drinks himself into oblivion in order to bear the oppressive expectations of his determined wife, Maggie, or his less-favored son Gooper, his fertile wife Mae, and their five “no-neck monster” children. While sensuous Maggie “the cat” tries to work her wiles to secure a future for them, Brick spirals deeper into despair, crippled by both physical pain and emotional loss. Lurking under every practiced interaction between the Pollitts is an ulterior motive, under every smile, a challenge, and under every statement, the specter of mendacity. For the Pollitts, the truth is as hazy as the late summer sun in Mississippi, and sometimes the only way to find it is to journey through the lies.
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