Red Mountain Theatre is a non-profit professional theatre organization located in downtown Birmingham, AL, with an emphasis on musical theatre. RMT provides unique educational, training and performing opportunities for aspiring and culturally diverse artists, while growing new and existing audiences through quality theatrical experiences.
RMT HISTORY – The curtain first rose on Summerfest in 1979, when James Hatcher of the University of Alabama in Birmingham Theatre Department and Birmingham’s Mayor David Vann realized the need for a summer “stock” company. Summerfest was originally created to provide productions as part of the UAB Town and Gown Theatre’s academic year but over its 30 year history, has grown to become one of the only year-round professional musical theatre organizations in Alabama. With its new state-of-the-art facility located right in the heart of Birmingham’s Parkside District, RMT brings both well-known national performers and incredible local talent to the Birmingham stage. In 2007, Summerfest Musical Theatre officially became Red Mountain Theatre and continues the organization’s original mission to offer professional-quality productions, Youth Programs and Education and Outreach opportunities to our local and national arts communities.