Current Season Shows
CMA Award winner and six-time Grammy nominee Deana Carter is probably best known for her mega hits “Strawberry Wine” and “Count Me In.” As a singer, songwriter and producer, Carter showcases her own blend of country and retro-rock sprinkled with the folksy qualities that have garnered her well-deserved respect and wild acclaim. In addition to her songwriting fame, she earned a Golden Globe for Best Original Song in the motion picture Anastasia titled “Once Upon A December” and was named one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People.”
PUSH presents Dracula
This National Tour of PUSH Physical Theatre’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 horror novel, Dracula, is like nothing audiences have ever seen before. With the addition of respected Rochester actor and writer, Danny Hoskins, Dracula is not only an experiment in true collaboration, but a daring departure from the company’s usual silent treatment. By combining the company’s speechless artistry with traditional dialogue-driven theatre, the collaborators have created a groundbreaking, thrilling and unforgettable ride into the warped world of one of literature’s most famous villains in a spellbinding, cinematic-like masterpiece.
Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
A man who needs no introduction, Ricky Skaggs is a 15-time Grammy Award Winner, as well as a 15-time IBMA Award Winner, including accolades for Instrumental Group of the Year, an award Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder have taken home eight times in the last decade. Mandolin master Ricky Skaggs became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1982, the youngest person to be inducted at that time. Most recently in 2018, he garnered three more Hall of Fame inductions, the National Fiddler Hall of Fame, IBMA’s Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and country music’s greatest honor, the Country Music Hall of Fame, for a total of six hall of fame inductions in his lifetime. All six awards speak to his ability to masterfully cross genres with versatility in styles and instruments, earning him the distinction of one of bluegrass’s most dynamic live performers and sought after icons.
Adapted from two of Truman Capote’s most famous stories, The Thanksgiving Visitor and A Christmas Memory, and inspired by Capote’s own experiences growing up in Depression-era Alabama, this play follows the adventures of a young boy during a holiday season - Capote’s literary representation of his younger self. Consequently, there are two characters to represent Capote at two different stages of his life - the seven-year-old Buddy and the middle-aged Truman - in a production that embraces the charm of southern tradition, the relationship of family and the importance of our shared humanity. Holiday Memories is brought to you by Red Mountain Theatre Company in collaboration with Philip Mann and the Alabama center for the Arts and features Suzanne Mann.
Frequent performers at the Grand Ole Opry, The Isaacs are a Nashville-based, multi- award winning family group, consisting of siblings Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary, Rebecca Isaacs Bowman and their mother, Lily Isaacs. The band’s unique style showcases tight family harmony and blends their multi-genre musical influences of bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk, country and southern gospel, earning them two Grammy nominations, eight Dove awards and numerous high profile collaborations, as well as select dates with Football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw who produced their two latest projects, Nature's Symphony in 432 and Favorites.
Graceland and Asleep on the Wind by Ellen Byron
Two one-acts, Graceland and Asleep on the Wind, are sure to conjure images of our southern landscape. Graceland takes place at the front entrance of the late Elvis Presley’s mansion three days before the estate is to be opened to the public. Two ardent Presley fans, Bev and Rootie, each determined to be the first to enter the sacred precincts, progress from dispute to growing compassion and shared confidences. Asleep on the Wind is the prequel to Graceland, taking place ten years prior in a small clearing in Bayou Teche, Louisiana, the “special place” that Rootie refers to in the other play. This is where Rootie and her favorite brother, Beau, frequently come to talk in private and where the shy and reclusive Rootie comes to escape the outside world. Both touching and evocative, these vignettes are a warm-hearted and charming look at the human experience. Directed by Henry Scott.
Annie Moses Band
With more than a dozen albums to their credit, the Annie Moses Band is a talented ensemble of songwriters, singers, musicians and Julliard-trained siblings combining technical skill with exhilarating showmanship. The band’s innovative and eclectic blend of folk, classical and traditional arrangements continues to delight audiences around the world. They have appeared in a record number of airings on PBS and regularly on stages as diverse as Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry.
The Kingdom Choir
London’s The Kingdom Choir™ is best known for their show stopping performance at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The group’s performance of "Stand by Me," seen by a global audience of over two billion, instantly catapulted the choir to worldwide fame. Founded in 1994 by award-winning conductor Karen Gibson, the choir draws from various Christian traditions and is dedicated to creating a sound that reflects the community they share through their warm energy and enthusiastic performances.
Live From Laurel Canyon
Laurel Canyon originates from its intersection with Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood and slices its way through the Hollywood Hills. The show, Live from Laurel Canyon, created by master composer Brian Chartrand, is a 90-minute retrospective of music and stories of some of the most influential artists of the era such as The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Carole King, James Taylor, the Mamas & the Papas, Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt and Jim Morrison who resided there from 1965 through 1976, forever changing the landscape of American pop music. Much more than a “tribute” act, Live from Laurel Canyon not only performs the music you love, but takes you on a journey through the stories that inspired the songs when an entire generation of youth were searching for a sound to define them.
The Library Theatre is sponsored in part by the City of Hoover and the Friends of the Hoover Public Library.
The Library Theatre is a professional venue bringing world-class entertainment to an intimate setting in the heart of Hoover.
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MAYOR, CITY OF HOOVER
Michael Krawcheck, Trustee Emeritus
Eloise Martens, Trustee Emeritus
Fine Arts Coordinator
HOOVER CITY COUNCIL