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Ruben Studdard Sings Luther Vandross

Imagine having another chance to see Luther Vandross in concert…

There may never be another singer quite like Vandross, but no other voice comes quite as close as that of Ruben Studdard—the remarkable singer hailed as the “next Luther” during his American Idol run.

The audience will be treated to timeless hits featuring the same vocals and music as Vandross, providing the closest experience to seeing the legend live in concert..

Friday, Sep 16 at 7:30 PM & Saturday, Sep 17 at 7:30 PM

All Tickets $55.00 to $45.00

National Endowment for the Arts horizontal

This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

Dawn Larson and Janet Simpson

Dating in the Deep South by Dawn Larsen with SPECIAL GUEST Janet Simpson

A night of powerful female songwriting and storytelling. And to get the party rolling, all ticket holders receive a complimentary drink on the house. Folk musician Dawn Larsen makes her Alabama debut with her award winning show. A poignant comedy, highlighting 10 lessons (and one bonus lesson!) learned on a journey of discovery of who she is, what she wants, and that love is her divine right. Dawn Larsen is the 2020 National Artist of the Year, St. Louis Fringe Festival and the 2018 Rock House Songwriting Competition Winner. With special guest Janet Simpson, a beloved Birmingham based singer-songwriter Wide Open Country identified as “a brilliant genre-defying wordsmith with razor-sharp songwriting.”

Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 PM 

All Tickets $20.00



For this 50th anniversary celebration, Pilobolus questions its own “givens,” turns its traditions sideways, and brings its past into the future. As fresh and vibrant as ever, Pilobolus –that feisty arts organism– puts the “Oh!” in ​BIG FIVE OH!​, and continues to morph its way thrillingly into audiences’ hearts and minds.

The celebration includes signature works from vintage classics to their trend setting innovative work in shadow. Over the past 50 years, Pilobolus has performed around the globe in events ranging from the Oscars to the Olympics and collaborated with some of the world’s greatest influencers and creators.   

Friday, March 10 at 7:30PM

All Tickets $49.00

Anton Nel

Anton Nel, one of the world’s most accomplished classical pianist makes his Birmingham debut. Winner of the first prize in the 1987 Naumburg International Piano Competition at Carnegie Hall, Anton Nel continues to enjoy a remarkable and multifaceted career that has taken him to North and South America, Europe, Asia, and South Africa.

Highlights of Mr. Nel’s four decades of concertizing include performances with the Cleveland Orchestra, the symphonies of Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle, Detroit, and London, among many others. (He has an active repertoire of more than 100 works for piano and orchestra.) An acclaimed Beethoven interpreter, Anton Nel has performed the concerto cycle several times, most notably on two consecutive evenings with the Cape Philharmonic in 2005.

Friday, March 23, 2023 at 7:30 PM

All Tickets $20.00

Cristal Laraé Brister: THE LOVE BETWEEN US

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…

Friday, June 9, 2023 at 7:30 PM
Saturday June 10 2023 at 7:30 PM
Sunday June 11 2023 at 2:00 PM

All Tickets $20.00

Community Partner Events

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

Journey to Africa

Dance Levels: Journey To Africa

Journey to Africa (J2A) is culturally rich expression of African influences on African American culture portrayed artistically through dance from a contemporary modernist perspective. Fulfilling our mission to give everyone the chance to experience dance on a nourishing, empowering, and inspiring level and accomplishing our goal to expressively create works to motivate, inspire, and empower audiences. The production features spoken word, live drumming, and a repertoire of eight dynamic, engaging, original choreographed dances by local and up and coming choreographers.

Saturday, Aug 13 at 6:00 PM

Adults $20 | Child (12 or under) $12

The Dance Studio: The Sound of Music Ballet

The Dance Studio presents “The Sound of Music Ballet”, inspired by the 1965 musical and the Von Trapp family’s true life story. Join us as this lovable cast of favorites dance their way across the Alps and into your hearts.

Saturday, Nov 19 at 2PM & 6PM

Adults $20 | Child (2 & up) $10

Ursula Smith Presents The Brown Sugar Nutcracker

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

Ursula Smith, a celebrated choreographer and dancer, who’s reimagined the traditional tale to create a cultural holiday experience for Birmingham and the Southeast.

The Brown Sugar Nutcracker has been a family heirloom of the Brown’s family for generations. Marissa inherits the Brown’s family nutcracker during The Christmas Annual Family Gathering and her adventure begins when she 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 brighten the season and leave you with a renewed feeling of hope for the holiday season. Come experience why “The Brown Sugar Nutcracker” has become a holiday tradition for the city of Birmingham.

Group Tickets: Group Ticket Discounts for 10 or more are only available for the December 17th @ 3:30PM performance. To purchase, contact the DJD box office @ 205-458-0360.

VIP Tickets: Only available for the December 17th, 7:30PM performance. Only 100 VIP Tickets are available.

VIP tickets include:
*Premier reserved seating,
*Post show “Brown Sugar Sweets” reception
*A complimentary signature cocktail during the show

Sat Dec 17 at 3:30pm & 7:30pm
Sun Dec 18 at 4:00pm

Reserved Seating $48 to $75

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