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April 15, 2011 17:30 ET

Broadway In Birmingham Announces the 2011-2012 Season at the BJCC Concert Hall -- Including the Return of WICKED!

BIRMINGHAM, AL--(Marketwire - Apr 15, 2011) - Something WICKED this way comes as part of the exciting Broadway In Birmingham 2011-2012 season of performing arts events. MagicSpace Entertainment's Broadway In Birmingham is thrilled to announce its 2011-2012 season featuring the return of Broadway's biggest musical blockbuster, WICKED. Also coming to the BJCC Concert Hall will be the revival of the landmark musical production of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady. Audiences will marvel when ornaments come to life in Cirque Dreams Holidaze, and Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical South Pacific will warm hearts in its sweeping romantic love story.

Broadway In Birmingham will offer a Season Extra as Hal Holbrook brings his legendary one man show Mark Twain Tonight! to the BJCC. More show specials may be announced at a later date.

Broadway In Birmingham looks to continue its dedication to providing exciting performing arts events for patrons of all ages. Each show in our line-up was carefully chosen and is sure to create a memorable theatre experience for Birmingham audiences. Our goal is to enhance the patron experience with exclusive benefits and personal customer service.

Broadway In Birmingham's enhanced commitment to excellent customer service offers exclusive Season Ticket Holder benefits such as a flexible exchange policy, the privilege of purchasing additional tickets to all shows and Season Extras before they go on sale to the general public, and priority renewal for future seasons. Returning this season will be the Premiere Club where members will have access to the exclusive Premiere Club Lounge with complimentary hors d'ouvres and beverages before each show and desserts at intermission, lost ticket insurance, complimentary parking in the 11th Avenue parking deck, invitations to special Premiere Club events, and recognition in each show's Playbill program.

Broadway In Birmingham is committed to being a part of the local arts education community and has partnered with the Birmingham Children's Theatre to provide educational opportunities and tickets through its various programs and donates a portion of their ticket sales to support BCT and arts education.

Broadway In Birmingham is currently accepting renewals from current theatre season ticket holders and orders from those wishing to become season ticket holders will be accepted starting May 16th. Four show 2011-2012 season ticket packages start at just $124! Complete details about Broadway In Birmingham season tickets and ordering information is available online at BroadwayInBirmingham.com, by phone at 205.458.8489 or 888.611.0964, and in person at the BJCC inside the offices of the Birmingham Children's Theater (see map to BJCC). Broadway In Birmingham office hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 to 6:00 pm. Broadway In Birmingham group ticket sales are offered on a priority basis before tickets go on sale to the general public and are available for groups of 15 or more. For additional information on group sales, call 205.458.8194 or email GroupSales@BroadwayInBirmingham.com.

Don't miss your chance to get the best seats for the hottest events in Birmingham this season by becoming a Broadway In Birmingham subscriber!

Broadway In Birmingham 2011-2012 Season Show Details:

My Fair Lady
November 11-13, 2011
BJCC Concert Hall

Don't miss My Fair Lady in Birmingham this fall as one of the greatest musicals of the golden age takes the stage at the BJCC. Based on George Bernard Shaw's play and Pascal's movie Pygmalion, with book music and lyrics by Lerner and Loewe, My Fair Lady is triumphant. With "Wouldn't It Be Lovely?," "With a Little Bit of Luck," "The Rain in Spain," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "On the Street Where You Live," "Get Me to the Church on Time," and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," it's no wonder everyone -- not just Henry Higgins -- falls in love with Eliza Doolittle.

The show's 1956 Broadway production was a smash hit, setting a new record for the longest run of any major theatre production in history. It was followed by a hit London production, a popular film version starring Audrey Hepburn, which won eight Academy Awards, and numerous revivals. My Fair Lady has been called "the perfect musical."

Cirque Dreams Holidaze
December 2-4, 2011
BJCC Concert Hall

In what the Atlantic City Weekly calls, "A Jaw Dropping Winter Wonderland," ornaments come to life when the costumed characters of Cirque Dreams Holidaze perform astonishing feats that celebrate the holiday season with spectacle, imagination and whimsical dreams.

Marvel at gingerbread men flipping through the air, toy soldiers skillfully marching on thin wires, snowmen daringly balancing, icemen sculpting powerfully, penguins spinning, puppets caroling, and reindeer soaring high above a landscape of holiday wonderment. An original musical score with some holiday favorites combined with dazzling costumes and a sparkling stage set makes Cirque Dreams Holidaze the perfect holiday show in Birmingham for the entire family.

WICKED
Broadway In Birmingham Season Ticket Holder Dates: February 17-19, 2012
Full Run: February 15-March 4, 2012
BJCC Concert Hall

WICKED is back in Birmingham by popular demand! Entertainment Weekly calls WICKED "the best musical of the decade," and when it first played Birmingham in 2009, it broke box office records and nearly sold out every performance. Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, WICKED is Broadway's biggest blockbuster, a cultural phenomenon and was just named "the defining musical of the decade" by The New York Times.

Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the Land of Oz. One -- born with emerald green skin -- is smart, fiery, and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious, and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for "the most complete and completely satisfying new musical in a long time" (USA Today). Broadway In Birmingham season ticket holders will be ensured the best seats to WICKED at the BJCC next spring!

South Pacific
April 27-29, 2012
BJCC Concert Hall

"Simply Wonderful! Beguiling Theatrical Magic!" hails the New York Post for the breathtaking new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific. A stunning reinvention produced by Lincoln Center Theater, South Pacific swept the 2008 Tony® Awards, winning seven honors including Best Musical Revival and Best Director for Bartlett Sher. Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. The beloved score's songs include "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair," "This Nearly Was Mine," and "There is Nothin' Like a Dame."

Based on James Michener's Pulitzer Prize winning book, Tales of the South Pacific, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan, and is directed by 2008 Tony® Award-winner Bartlett Sher.

Broadway In Birmingham Season Extra Show:

Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight!
October 7, 2011
BJCC Concert Hall

The year 2010 marks the 175th anniversary of Mark Twain's birth and the 100th anniversary of his death. To celebrate the Year of Mark Twain, Broadway In Birmingham welcomes Hollywood veteran and acclaimed actor Hal Holbrook in his Tony® Award winning "Mark Twain Tonight!" This one man show is always fresh with material gleaned from Mark Twain's writings and reveals Hal Holbrook's rare ability to portray both the wit and witticism of this country's finest author. Hal Holbrook has appeared in nearly 40 films -- the most recent won him an Academy Award nomination for his role in "Into the Wild." Don't miss this opportunity to see Hal Holbrook as "Mark Twain Tonight!" in Birmingham this fall.

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