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Hartselle Enquirer

Princess Theatre sets lineup for 30th season

The Princess Theatre for the performing arts has announced its 30th season for 2013-2014, including six touring arts events in the professional series as well as a variety of special events. Season tickets are now on sale at the theatre’s box office, providing first choice of tickets and discounts. Single ticket sales begin Aug. 26.

The professional series will begin Thurs., Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. with a return appearance by the legendary Blind Boys of Alabama. Grammy winners Riders in the Sky will perform Fri., Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. and will be the centerpiece of the theatre’s 30th birthday party with a variety of activities planned for that day. The new International Blue-grass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year and finest brother duet in bluegrass music, The Gibson Brothers, will be in concert Nov. 7.

The season will continue in 2014 with the Sing-a-Long–a-GREASE Jan. 15 with a screening of the classic film musical starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, complete with subtitles for a sing along, emcee and parade of costumed audience members.

Jon Batiste and his Stay Human jazz band will stop on their national tour Sat., Feb. 22. Then the Princess will kick off Downtown Decatur’s 2nd Annual Mardi Gras celebration with a concert and party by Les Kerr and the Bayou Band Feb. 28.

A variety of other special events include the 3rd Annual Rotary Movie Night Dec. 2 featuring the classic holiday movie “White Christmas.” The 4th Annual River City Film Festival is scheduled March 14-15 in partnership with Decatur City Schools and Calhoun Community College. Classic movies, the Civil War Initiative, special programs and lectures will be scheduled throughout the season.

April 11-13, the annual fundraiser and heirloom plant sale Petals for the Princess will offer a weekend of activities followed by the new Petals Market every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. during June until November at Casa Grande Park on Second Avenue.

For more information, call 256-340-1778 or visit the web site at www.princesstheatre.org.