P.O. Box 278, Birmingham, AL 35201
Red Mountain Theatre Company is a non-profit professional theatre organization located in downtown Birmingham, AL, with an emphasis on musical theatre. RMTC provides unique educational, training and performing opportunities for aspiring and culturally diverse artists, while growing new and existing audiences through quality theatrical experiences.
RMTC 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 own unique Cabaret Theatre located right in the heart of downtown Birmingham’s Theatre District and summer Mainstage productions performed at the Virginia Samford Theatre (formerly Town and Gown), Summerfest Musical Theatre brings both well-known national performers and incredible local talent to the Birmingham stage. In 2007, Summerfest Musical Theatre officially became Red Mountain Theatre Company 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.