Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater & Academy (FPCTA) is thrilled to announce its 63rd season of all original adaptations and plays written by Alabama authors presented by Redstone Federal Credit Union. FPCTA kicks off the all-new season with Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book adapted by Josh Mitchell. Following this wild adventure, FPCTA presents a new adaptation of the Huntsville holiday staple, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol written and directed by Cherie Evans. In February, we travel back to Nysland Wood for the next fairytale installment by Stephen Tyler Davis, Rapunzel and the Beanstalk. Rounding out its season FPCTA launches a new play about the two infamous primates of Alabama history that led the space race in 1959. Space Monkeys! The Adventures of Baker & Able will have its world premiere in May 2024.
“Yes, our 63rd season is all new and very ambitious- but if anyone can pull it off, the innovative Magic Makers at Fantasy can.” says Artistic Director Stephen Tyler Davis.
“We are so excited to create these worlds with our FPCTA production teams, artists, and volunteers. It’s a great time for the theatre community in Huntsville!”
FPCTA is committed to its legacy of inspiring audiences of all ages through live theatrical productions. Each performance will take place at the Von Braun Center Playhouse located in Downtown Huntsville. Don’t miss the chance to share the magic of FPCTA with your family! Season tickets will go on sale June 5, 2023. For more information about the 63rd Theater Season and our Academy classes and camps, visit our website at
The Jungle Book | Based on the work of Rudyard Kipling
Adapted by Josh Mitchell
October 20-22 & October 27-29, 2023
Deep in the mysterious Jungle lives Mowgli, a curious young boy raised by wolves. When the mighty roar of a fearsome tiger forces Mowgli to leave the only home he’s ever known, the young boy sets off on a journey where he meets an array of jungle creatures. Mowgli must rely on the guidance of his new friends, a pragmatic panther and a big brother bear as he learns valuable
life lessons through self-discovery, brave adventures, and the rules of the jungle.
A Christmas Carol | Based on the book by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Cherie Evans
December 1-3, 2023 & December 7-10, 2023
Huntsville’s most beloved family holiday tradition returns to the Fantasy Playhouse stage for the 33rd year this December! Take a trip in time through the past, present, and future with the miserly Mr. Scrooge, three Christmas Spirits, and all the whimsical characters of London town. With more theater magic than ever before, this Charles Dickens classic will delight all ages as an inspiration to keep Christmas in our hearts all year long.
Rapunzel and the Beanstalk
Original script by Stephen Tyler Davis
February 22-25, 2024
Rapunzel and Jack have always lived on the same cobblestone street but never knew it! Between them sits the run-down cottage of the worst witch in Nysland- Willy Nilly Walliwort. She trips over her broomstick and always leaves her hat behind. Her spells come out wrong and her potions are just plain pitiful. When Willy Nilly tries to make new friends she invites her neighbors over for her delicious magic beans! But if she fumbles the recipe, she might end up with a beanstalk she didn’t bargain for…and are those beautiful locks of vines growing from Rapunzel’s head? Climb on up for this adventure to giant places about friendship, trying your best, second chances, and the power of positivity!
Space Monkeys! The Adventures of Baker & Able
Original Script by Stephen Tyler Davis
May 9-12, 2024 (Sensory friendly show, May 11th)
3…2…1…Blastoff! It’s 1959 in Huntsville, Alabama and the space race is on! Scientists around the world were depending on all sorts of creatures to discover the great beyond! But in America, two brave monkeys led the charge for space exploration- Baker and Able! Buckle up and hold on tight as these two courageous creatures take us on an adventure through their imagination, deciphering data and preparing their human astronauts for a discovery of galactic magnitude. A story of friendship, sacrifice, and dreaming big, this world premiere play will inspire all ages through a special Alabama story set at our very own U.S. Space and Rocket Center.
Information about tickets, special performances, and times can be found on our website: fantasyplayhouse.org/
Any community members interested in volunteering as a resident artist can apply through the Magic Makers portal on our website! We are creating teams to build these exciting new productions and currently accepting applications for production teams and volunteers.
The application can be found on our website: fantasyplayhouse.org/volunteer
Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater and Academy (FPCTA) provides theatre arts access through production, education, and outreach, reaching more than 31,000 residents annually, including 21,000 children and youth. FPCTA enriches the lives of children and families through theatre and arts education, encouraging students to become self-confident, academically successful, creative-thinking citizens who are more likely to invest in their communities as adults. FPCTA’s core programs include live children’s theatre productions, classes, camps, workshops, and educational outreach through after-school theatre classes and In-school touring programs. Recognizing the transformative power theatre arts can have in the life of a child, FPCTA prioritizes theatre arts access for all by engaging local underserved communities.
FPCTA is supported in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the City of Huntsville Arts and Cultural grant program, and the Daniel Foundation of Alabama. FPCTA’s 63rd season is presented by Redstone Federal Credit Union. Additional season support by Minuteman Press.