Monday, November 22, 2010

My Holiday Wish - Dec. 2 at 7 pm

Our Dance Your Dreams! and Project Up students have been busy all fall preparing for their big performance next week! We're so proud to present our first original holiday performance, written and directed by our Outreach Coordinator Hayley Henderson.

The plot revolves around Darby, who has a holiday wish. Will it come true? How will Santa ever know what her wish is, if her letter doesn't make it to the North Pole? With a little help from Santa's envoy, the cast of this delightful production will surely bring a smile to your face.

Help us fill the house next week for this very special production. We only have 40 seats left, so get your tickets soon!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Investigating Merrimack Hall

Check out the Huntsville Times video above to see a report from our overnight investigation with the Alabama Paranormal Society.

Henry Cho comes back to Huntsville

Henry Cho on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Did you see Henry Cho here last year? You may have missed him, since his last show sold out so quickly! He's back for two more live performances next week, November 18-19, each at 8 p.m. If you're planning to come, get your tickets soon - both shows are close to selling out!

Reserve your tickets soon!

P.S. - Watch the clip above to hear Craig give Merrimack Hall a shout-out!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

What's new at Merrimack Hall?

It's been a busy summer for us here at the 'Mack! So what have we been up to? It's already almost October, yikes! Read on for a summer roundup of our activities.

Camp Merrimack 2010
This year, we rolled out two weeks of twice-a-day sessions of Camp Merrimack. In total, we had 60 students attend the workshops, double the attendance from 2009! We are so proud of each and every student. Camp Merrimack is open to children with special needs both physical and emotional, including Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, autism, ADHD and more. Many of these students participate in our Dance Your Dreams! program as well.

Project UP
This summer marked a major milestone for us: the launch of our newest piece of the Johnny Stallings Arts Program, Project UP. Project UP is a performing company for teens with developmental disabilities including Down syndrome. Our initial company of 8 students began the program at a July summer intensive, where they learned performance numbers from Wicked, The Wiz and The Wizard of Oz. Project UP will continue during the 2010-11 school year. We'll keep you posted when our wonderful students have their next performance!

The Mixer 2010
We held our first-ever fundraiser on Friday, August 21 -- a groovy party to celebrate the Johnny Stallings Arts Program for children with special needs. Thanks to all you partygoers and donors, we raised over $32,000 for the program! The event was an incredible success, and we couldn't have done it without you. Missed The Mixer? Don't worry, it will be an annual event! Plus, you can check out event photos on our Facebook page.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Paul Canaan at Merrimack Hall!

We were so lucky to have the amazing Paul Canaan here at Merrimack Hall on Monday. Paul came over for the day to help us promote his Take It From The Top workshop that will be here this summer, which he co-founded with Laura Bell Bundy.

Paul visited WLRH radio station, WAAY, and Huntsville High School for three periods. While at HHS, some very lucky students got to learn a routine from Legally Blonde!

Check out the video above to see Paul teaching the students. Click here for more information on the Take It From The Top program in June!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Rave On! The Buddy Holly Tribute

Photo: Leah Huebner

We were thrilled to have the fabulous production Rave On: The Buddy Holly Tribute here in Huntsville last weekend!

This season has been packed full of throwback, classic shows like It's a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre and Route 66. From the feedback we've received from our audiences this weekend, it seems you all DO still believe in rock 'n' roll!

Many thanks again to the fabulous cast and crew of Rave On. They're one of the nicest, most professional and courteous productions we've ever had grace our stage.

Click here to check out photos from the sold-out shows!