SummerTide Theatre returns to SBCT beginning June 4
Summertide, the University of Alabama’s professional summer theatre, returns to Gulf Shores for its eighteenth season to present Starting Here, Starting Now Starting Here, Starting Now at South Baldwin Theatre from June 4 to July 2. Tickets will are currently available at SummerTide.org or by calling the SBCTnbox office after May 25 at 251-968-6721.
“We are excited for SummerTide Theatre to return to Gulf Shores with Maltby and Shire’s Starting Here, Starting Now after last year’s hiatus,” said director Matt Davis, assistant professor at The University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance.
After celebrating its sixteenth anniversary in 2019 with Forever Plaid, Summertide took a COVID hiatus in 2020.
Since 2004, SummerTide has brought shows such as Ring of Fire, The Marvelous Wonderettes, and Pump Boys and Dinettes to entertain audiences in Gulf Shores and the surrounding areas.
With Music by David Shire and Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., each song tells a story of modern romance or finding oneself. The audience is taken on a tour of love, heartbreak and self-discovery with subjects ranging from loneliness and love triangles to anticipation and adventure.
“This is a great show for today, as it explores the excitement of young love and the importance of human interaction. This bold journey takes the young cast through all the highs and lows of relationships in a very candid and personal way,’’ the director said.
“Maltby and Shire’s songs tell perfectly crafted stories. They’re unique, exciting, filled with interesting characters, and they really showcase the versatility and talent of our performers. We look forward to sharing these songs.”
For the past 40 years, UA Theatre and Dance has produced student and faculty-directed, performed and designed work and cultivated the next generation of performing arts professionals through comprehensive programs. Info: theatre.ua.edu.