The ArtWorks@TheDJD 2023-2024 Performance Season: Featuring six award-winning national theatre and musical acts that you won’t want to miss!  SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE!  Select any 3 shows for just $75!

We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming performances!

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America’s Legendary Comedy Improv Company!

The Second City’s What The Elf? features a seasonal blend of hilarious scenes, songs and our trademark improvisation with a sprig of holiday mischief for a night of spirited fun. Funny, bright and original, Second City’s What The Elf? is the perfect alternative to the same old holiday shows. The Second City has your ticket to all that’s ridiculous about this magical season!

Tickets: $29-$35 + Fees. This performance is profanity free and recommended for Ages 16+

Friday, December 8, 2023, 7:00 PM


The New York Times, Miami Herald, and Jazz Times Magazine have compared powerhouse jazz vocalist Nicole Henry to Whitney Houston and Natalie Cole for her dynamic range, impeccable phrasing, and bluesy gospel style. Whether burning through a swing tune or gently caressing a ballad, Nicole truly makes each song uniquely her own and “aims right for the emotional center.” (Billboard) See her perform her latest topping album, “Time to Love Again” and prepare to be entertained!

Tickets $29-$45 + Fees

Friday, January 26, 2024, 7:00 PM

National Endowment for the Arts horizontal
South Arts

This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and Artworks@TheDJD.

Puppy Pals bursts on the scene with a hilarious entertainment experience for the entire family and the dog lover in all of us. This canine spectacle stars mostly rescued dogs. From shelters to showbiz, the show features a variety of stunts – from a jumping hurdle routine, climbing and diving off a high ladder, balancing on a barrel, jumping rope, dogs driving cars, and many other challenging, fun, and other spectacular stunts and breathtaking feats.
Wesley Williams leads the puppies and audience through challenging and comical tricks as they show everyone who is really boss! Full of surprises and laugh-out-loud canine comedy this performance appeals to children of all ages. This is not only a show but a family fun experience. SEEN ON AMERICA’S GOT TALENT!

Tickets $15-$20 + Fees

Special Discounted Family Four Packs Available!Select Four Upper Gallery Seats, and receive 20%.

Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM


The DJD is proud to partner with the Greater Birmingham Humane Society (GBHS) to present this production. 10% of every ticket sold will be donated to help the work of GBHS.

Cristal Laraé’s The Love Between Us explores the story of one woman’s profound love for her daughter and the inexplicable joy and soul-shattering heartbreak that comes along with loving a child she did not birth. Pieces from her past emerge as she navigates a life she is both grateful for and swore to never live.

This one-woman show peels back the layers to reveal the inner workings of a beautiful, complex, and often unexplored relationship. The Love Between Us is a story of family, identity, and of course, love.

It asks the age-old question, “What do you do when life doesn’t turn out the way you planned?” but with a twist…

All Tickets $25 + fees

Friday, June 21, 2024 at 7 PM and Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 7 PM

Alabama School Of Fine Arts Events

Note: These events are NOT part of the ArtWorks@TheDJD Performance Series.

Two Classics! One Evening! 1hr each. 

Richard III, Directed by John Manzelli (ASFA Chair of Theatre) 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Directed By Michael Flowers (Professor Emeritus Birmingham Southern College)

ASFA Department of Theatre is proud to present it’s first annual Short-Attention-Span Shakespeare Festival. Do you find it hard to understand Shakespeare? We do to sometimes! Do you find the plays way too long? We agree!

That’s why we created  the Short-Attention-Span Shakespeare Festival. Each classic Shakespeare play in only one hour (give or take) with all the beauty, all the drama, and all the comedy (well the essence at least). But the fun doesn’t stop at intermission. Between shows there will be an extended break where (In true Shakespeare style) audience members are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch or purchase from our concession. 

Each Performance consists of both plays and a Festival Intermission.

Sat Feb  24, 2024 5:00 pm
Sun Feb 25, 2024 2:00 pm

Total Event time 3 hrs.

Adults $15 | Student $8 | Children (2 & up) $8

ASFA Dance Department Presents: Senior Choreography 2024

Six Seniors present their final choreography project, always an ASFA Dance favorite.

Sat March 2, 2024 7:00 pm
Sun March 3, 2024 2:30 pm

Adults $15 | Student $8 | Children (2 & up) $8

ASFA Theatre Department Presents: Brainstorm

The ASFA Theatre Department Presents: “Brainstorm” by Ned Glasier, Emily Lim and Company Three (Originally presented at the National Theatre of London). Brainstorm is a unique theatrical investigation into how teenagers’ brains work, and why they’re designed by evolution to be the way they are.

Inside every adolescent brain, 86 billion neurons connect and collide to produce the most frustration, chaotic and exhilarating changes that happen in human bodies. Created in collaboration with neuroscientists Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and Dr. Kate Mills, the play is a blueprint for a company to create and perform by drawing directly on their personal experiences.

“…a very cunningly put-together piece, drawing with unflinching honesty on material excavated from the young people’s own lives …and capturing the hormonal rush and wild mood swings of teenage existence.

…the real beauty of this memorable show is that it’s not just all about them-it’s definitely about us too.” – The Guardian (UK).
Directed by David Strickland

Fri March 15, 2024 7:00 pm
Sat March 16, 2024 7:00 pm
Sun March 17, 2024 2:30 pm

Adults $15 | Student $8 | Children (2 & up) $8

ASFA Music Department Presents: Jazz Concert

See the ASFA Music Department perform an unforgettable Jazz Concert featuring the ASFA Jazz Ensemble, Concerto Delle Donna and our new mixed voice ensemble.

Fri April 19, 2024 7:00 pm

Adults $15 | Student $8 | Children (2 & up) $8

ASFA Dance Department Presents: Spring Repertory 2024

The finale to ASFA Dance season will include works by Sara Sanford, Margi Cole, Germaul Barnes and others to be announced. Swan Lake excepts staged by Shawn Black will round out this exciting program of dance.

Sat May 4, 2024 7:00 pm
Sun May 5, 2024 2:30 pm

Adults $15 | Student $8 | Children (2 & up) $8

ASFA Music & Theatre Departments Present: Classic Broadway in Concert!

A night of the great Broadway music performed by the future Birmingham stars of tomorrow! The ASFA Department of Music and Theatre have teamed up to bring you a night of great music and song. Live orchestra, under the direction of ASFA Chair, Alex Fokkens in the beautiful Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre.

Fri May 10, 2024 6:30 pm

Adult $15 | Student/Child 2 & Up $8

Community Partner Events

Note: These events are NOT part of the ArtWorks@TheDJD Performance Series.

Unless U Presents: "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Start your holiday season off with “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” presented by the talented students of Unless U on December 7th! We invite you to join us for a night filled with magic and fun!

Thu Dec 7th at 6:30 pm

All tickets $10 + fees

Backstage Dance Centre presents:
A Holiday Spectacular "BELIEVE"

Backstage Dance Centre’s Holiday Spectacular “BELIEVE” has something for everyone. If you could take the Rockettes, Nutcracker & Broadway’s Holiday Musicals and roll them into one, it would be this show! The most entertaining holiday show in Birmingham!

Previously voted Birmingham’s “Best Kick Line” by Radio City Music Hall and Capital One. A Dancing, Singing , Toe-Tapping good time! Don’t miss out….Backstage Dance Centre’s, “BELIEVE” is a must see!

Sun Dec 10th at 6:00 pm

All tickets $25 + fees

Ursula Smith Presents The Brown Sugar Nutcracker

Don’t miss Ursula Smith’s ever-evolving Holiday classic, “The Brown Sugar Nutcracker.”

Ursula Smith has re-imagined the traditional tale to create a cultural holiday experience for the city of Birmingham and the Southeast Region.

The Brown Sugar Nutcracker has been a family heirloom of the Brown’s family for generations. Marissa Brown inherits the family nutcracker during the Christmas Annual Family Gathering. The adventure begins when Marissa discovers her Brown Sugar Nutcracker is a gateway to a Magical World.

The Brown Sugar Nutcracker is a legacy to all families for generations to come and a magnificent spectacle. This production will lift your spirit and leave you with a renewed feeling of hope for the holiday season. Come experience why “The Brown Sugar Nutcracker” has become a widely-celebrated cultural holiday experience.

VIP Tickets: Available for the 7pm show only

VIP tickets include:
Pre-Show VIP Reception
Premium Seating

Get your tickets early-this event will sell out!

Sat Dec 16 at 3:00pm & 7:00pm

Reserved Seating $48 to $78

Alabama Ballet Presents An Evening of Twyla Tharp

Alabama Ballet presents a mixed-repertoire performance of two iconic pieces by legendary choreographer Twyla Tharp. Baker’s Dozen embodies this sense of economy and integration, which is closely tied to Tharp’s Indiana Quaker roots. The movement expresses harmony, playfulness, and easy virtuosity. Nine Sinatra Songs presents a glamourous portrait of seven couples that traces the arc of romantic relationships. The dancers swing, swirl, tango and cha-cha through a glittering ballroom.

APR 5 – APRIL 7, 2024

Reserved Seating $45 to $55

Alabama Ballet Presents Bonnie & Clyde

Follow the historically significant story of the two most beloved bank robbers in U.S. history as Alabama Ballet takes you on Bonnie and Clyde’s journey leading to their demise on May 23, 1934. VanFleteren’s clever use of music, both classical and popular from the 1930’s era, brings a modern freshness to the chronicled tale.

MAY 31 – JUNE 2, 2024

Reserved Seating $45 to $55

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