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Current Season Shows

Blind Boys of Alabama

“The fusion of the Blind Boys’ Deep South gospel with New Orleans funk, R&B and jazz creates a superweapon of roots music uplift...will raise goosebumps on even the most tatted-up arms of resolutely futurist hipsters.” ~ Rolling Stone

Winners of five Grammy awards, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award, four Dove awards, Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductees and invited to sing at the White House by three different presidential administrations, the Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends in gospel music. Formed in the late 1930s at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in Talladega, The Blind Boys are known for crossing multiple musical boundaries with their remarkable interpretations and stirring harmonies in a career spanning over seven decades.

Tickets $25

Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 25, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Golden Dragon Acrobats

Among their distinctions are two most prestigious New York Drama Desk award nominations for their Broadway debut.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company today. While many historical records provide evidence for the development of Chinese acrobatics as far back as the Xia Dynasty (4,000 years ago), it is most commonly held that the art form gained popular acclaim approximately 2,500 years ago when it began to capture the attention of the country’s most powerful emperors. World-renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, opera, martial arts and sports in a display of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.

Tickets $25

Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

George Winston

Ever evolving, Winston is also recording on slack key guitar, which is the beautiful fingerstyle guitar tradition, unique to Hawaii, which began in the early 1800s and predated the steel guitar by over half a century.

With over a dozen albums to his credit, platinum recording artist and Grammy award winner George Winston is one of the most recognized solo pianists in the world. Winston’s concerts feature his signature style of rural folk piano, New Orleans R&B and stride. Acclaimed albums include Autumn, December, Winter Into Spring and Summer, inspired by the seasons and topographies, as well as his Vince Guaraldi “Peanuts” tribute album, Linus and Lucy - the Music of Vince Guaraldi, and rock-inspired recording, Night Divides the Day - The Music of The Doors.

Tickets $25

Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 13, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Scrooge!

The Musical

In 1970, renowned writer-composer-lyricist Leslie Bricusse adapted the classic Charles Dickens tale, A Christmas Carol, into the hit screen musical, Scrooge! It went on to enjoy a highly successful tour as a charming stage musical, including new songs not included in the film and performed by all of your favorite Christmas characters. You won’t want to miss what theatre critics have called, “a musical on a grand scale - a rollicking, frolicking feast of entertainment!”

Tickets $25

Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Dianne Reeves

“She roams and explores, growls and catches at notes and phrasings. It is this audacity that makes Reeves’ voice an awesome instrument.” ~ People Magazine

Dianne Reeves is THE pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world. As a result of her breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess and unique jazz and R&B stylings, Reeves received the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for three consecutive recordings - a Grammy first in any vocal category. Featured in George Clooney’s six-time Academy Award nominated Good Night, and Good Luck, Reeves won her fourth of five Best Jazz Vocal Grammys for the film’s soundtrack. In 2015, her latest release and first in five years, Beautiful Life, won the 2015 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Reeves is a natural wonder not to be missed.

Tickets $25

Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Kellylee Evans

“Try to put singer/songwriter Kellylee Evans into any one musical category, and marvel as she effortlessly soars over, under, dances around, or bursts through it. Her electric, eclectic vibe is a heady brew of jazz, soul, blues, Caribbean and more.” ~ Jazz Review

A rising star from Canada, singer/songwriter Kellylee Evans will immediately draw you in with her naturally magnetic charm, effervescence and a musical spirit critics have described as “effortless.” Her chameleon-like performances have gained worldwide acclaim for their electrifying conjuring of soul, pop and hip-hop grooves that feel simultaneously fresh and retro. With three albums and two Juno awards to her credit, Kellylee continues to awe and impress audiences around the globe with her undeniably current sound.

Tickets $25

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Alan Doyle

His 10+ albums have been declared Gold and Platinum and have sold over 1.2 million copies worldwide.

Singer, songwriter, actor, producer and newly-minted, best-selling author, Alan Doyle is probably best known as the lead singer for the beloved band Great Big Sea. Formed in 1993 with Sean McCann, Bob Hallett and Darrell Power, their signature style fused traditional Newfoundland music with their own pop sensibilities. Now embarking as a solo artist, his music’s joyous spirit continues to shine with the optimism of Doyle’s own ethos, “We’re lucky to be here, so let’s make the most of it.”

Tickets $25

Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

LUMA

“A stunning illuminated spectacle that’s tough to categorize . . . refreshingly original . . . get ready for the ride of your light.” ~ Charleston’s The Post and Courier

LUMA Theater is an exhilarating light spectacle that captures the audiences’ imaginations by using the dark as the canvas and light as the brush to create colorful illusions by combining rhythmic gymnastics, dance, magic, puppetry and physics with well-coordinated motion. It is an experience that will leave you mesmerized and full of wonder. “Art in Darkness” is the first all-female cast in LUMA’s long history featuring Melissa Staroszik, Canada’s rhythmic gymnastics champion, and seven talented and beautiful dancers.

Tickets $25

Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 22, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Larry Gatlin Trio

Ever versatile, Gatlin also starred as the lead in the Tony award winning musical, The Will Rogers Follies, on Broadway.

With over a dozen Top 40 hits to his credit, Larry Gatlin is an icon in country music. His career, spanning four decades, has taken him from dusty Texas stages to the White House and from Broadway to the Grammy awards. Raised on gospel music, Larry found himself in Nashville in the early 70s, aided by the legendary Dottie West, writing songs that would be recorded by Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Elvis Presley, while songs he recorded with his brothers, Steve and Rudy, such as “Sweet Becky Walker,” “Broken Lady” and “All the Gold in California,” landed them atop the country charts.

Tickets $25

Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Support

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
Gary Ivey

Sara Rast, Chairman
George Farmer
Hal Humphrey
Michael Krawcheck
Eloise Martens

Library Director
Linda R. Andrews

Fine Arts Coordinator
Matina E. Johnson

HOOVER CITY COUNCIL
Jack Wright, President
Brian Skelton, President Pro Tempore
John Greene
Joe Rives
John Lyda
Rear Admiral John T. Natter, US Navy (Retired)
Gene Smith