Current Season Shows
The Black Jacket Symphony
The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience by recreating classic albums in a live performance setting with first-class lighting and video production. A selected album is performed in its entirety by a group of hand-picked musicians specifically selected for each album. With no sonic detail being overlooked, the musicians do whatever it takes to musically reproduce the music exactly as it sounds on the album. Following the album and a brief intermission, the band returns to the stage to perform a collection of greatest hits by the evening’s featured artist.
Steel Magnolias By Robert Harling
Within the walls of Truvy’s beauty shop, set in the deep Bayou of Louisiana, are six women whose lives increasingly hinge on the existence of one another. In each of our lives, we encounter those with whom we share an indescribable bond. They are the ones we’d go to any lengths to support and with whom we can disagree strongly while loving deeply. They change our lives just by being in them and our connections with them defy the limitations of distance and time. At turns both laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, this L.A. Theatre Works production features a diverse cast of six extraordinary characters in a tour de force of female empowerment, resilience and the comfort that can be found right in our own back yard.
The Secret Sisters
Laura and Lydia Rogers went from touring with Levon Helm and and Ray LaMontagne and opening for Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and Paul Simon to losing their label and almost permanently trading harmonies for housecleaning. But there’s a mythical pull to music that kept the sisters moving forward as they came out with a biting and beautiful third LP, produced by Brandi Carlile, You Don’t Own Me Anymore. It’s a documentary of hardship and redemption, of pushing forward when it would be so much easier to drown in grief and a story about how passion and pure artistry can be the strongest sort of salvation. The resulting songs on the album are about life - when everything you think defines you is stripped away - and are as poetic as they are confessional. Featuring soulful gospel grooves and stirring vocal deliveries that never seek perfection over power, the crystalline ring of Laura and Lydia’s voices echo in sweet unison.
Windham Hill Winter Solstice
Master musicians who made their names on the Windham Hill label, pianist Liz Story, guitarist Sean Harkness and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Samite have toured nationally for the past ten years in support of the recording series that sold over eight million copies. A student of Juilliard School of Music, Liz Story has been an artist of great stature throughout the years of Windham Hill into the present times. Sean Harkness, a solo artist with six CDs, has also scored music for television, including ESPN and ABC Sports. Samite has released ten CDs internationally, featuring his signature smooth vocals accompanied by the kalimba, marimba, litungu and various flutes in his mesmerizing style. With warmth and humor, this concert brings the best of acoustic music recognized in indigenous traditions around the world.
Turtle Island Quartet with Cyrus Chestnut
Renowned jazz master Cyrus Chestnut and the Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet continue their remarkable journey together as they traverse the myriad colors of jazz and beyond. Dipping into the rhythms of world cultures, together these five multi-stylistic, singularly gifted musicians come together to embrace forays into folk, bluegrass, swing, be-bop, funk, R&B, new age, rock and hip-hop, as well as music of Latin America and India. A repertoire consisting of hundreds of ingenious arrangements, their collaboration is infused with the global reach of gospel and sacred music - ranging from the Appalachian Mountains to the spiritually defined musical landscape of J. S. Bach, Ellington, Monroe, Coltrane and more.
Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls
Thirty years into one of the most storied careers in popular music, Emily Saliers decided to record her debut solo album. Best known as one half of the iconic folk duo, Indigo Girls, Saliers has been called one of the most insightfully fearless songwriters of all time. While Indigo Girls is still very much alive and well, Murmuration Nation is Saliers’s first release under her own name. Recorded with an all-star band, including Juilliard-trained violinist Lyris Hung, the album explores the rhythmically centered, globally-inspired music, along with the poetic lyricism, that made Indigo Girls a household name and a fixture in American pop culture. Saliers has once again crafted an album that is classic and modern, timeless and daring.
Tickets $27.50 + Processing Fee
The Young Irelanders
Each year, the Irish Cultural Academy brings together some of its finest exponents of Irish traditional music, song and dance as part of one sensational group known as The Young Irelanders. This group has performed across six continents and for many heads of state, Presidents of Ireland, U.S. Presidents, Prince Albert of Monaco, as well as in many noted international venues such as Beijing Opera House, Sydney Opera House, Kremlin State Palace in Moscow, the U.S. Capitol Building, The Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center. Whether it be one of the much-loved vocal numbers like “Galway Bay,” the foot stomping beat of Kerry polkas or a stirring air inspired by the Cliffs of Moher, The Young Irelanders deliver a performance which transports you to a part of the world untarnished by modernity and breathtaking in its beauty.
Broadway's Next H!T Musical
The hysterical Broadway’s Next H!T Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all funny. Under the direction of improv veterans Rob Schiffmann and Deb Rabbai, master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience to create a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full blown improvised musical - complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue and plot twists galore. BNHM’s master improvisers started their success at the famous NYC cabaret club Don’t Tell Mama and have been seen recently at The Triad, Tribeca Film Festival and at the New York Musical Theater Festival among many others.
Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones
Alabama Story is a two-act play based on actual events about a librarian who takes on segregationist state senators in the Jim Crow South when they try to ban a children’s book from Alabama public libraries. This story is woven together through the recollection and experiences of two childhood friends, one black and one white, who were separated by a traumatic incident which only one remembers. Produced by Red Mountain Theatre Company, you’ll be challenged to experience our past while looking toward the future. This production is a part of the Hoover Public Library’s 2019 Alabama bicentennial celebration.
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.
|HOOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MAYOR, CITY OF HOOVER
Michael Krawcheck, Trustee Emeritus
Eloise Martens, Trustee Emeritus
Fine Arts Coordinator
HOOVER CITY COUNCIL