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Carl Peoples


I grew up in Birmingham and attended UAB, where I majored in Theater.   However, I credit the late James Hatcher at Town & Gown Theatre for my true education about theater as a vocation.   After being cast in a few shows at Town & Gown theatre and then shows at Six Flags Over Georgia and Opryland theme parks, I moved to New York and was cast in the European Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar playing Peter and understudying Jesus. Upon returning from Europe, I moved to Los Angeles and was cast in my favorite role, Pharaoh in the Los Angeles production Of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. While in L.A. I worked with some entertainment greats as well as some great television shows as an actor, director & producer. 

A few years ago, I purchased my grandparents small farm in Birmingham from my family and moved home from Los Angeles to be close to my parents.   Basically, after doing theatre, TV, entertainment and concert work all over the world for over 30 years, I have come home to bring what I know and love to the place that I have always called home. 

CAT received our 501(c)(3) status from the IRS in March of 2014 and hit the ground running with successful events and a solid prospectus for exciting seasons of entertainment.   With entertainment ideas that are fresh and innovative, as well as the connections to make them happen, we sit poised to hit high marks and bring Birmingham and Central Alabama the type of entertainment that builds educational elements directly into the events: by incorporating the model that James Hatcher used back in my Town & Gown Theatre days, we plan to bring name talent to the Magic City to perform with Birmingham’s own stars.   I am a proud  member of Actors Equity Association as well as the Producers Guild of America,  Academy of Television Arts & Science, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and Academy of Country Music.

Board of Directors

Jonathan Harrison (Chair) - Teacher, Birmingham City Schools/Retired

Theo Edwards-Butler (JAB Rep) - The Modern Greenbook/Actress

Michelle Motley Bush - Bank Ware/Retired

Natalie Collins - Actors Equity Member/Actress/Choreographer

Bradley Davidson (Treasurer) - Principal, Boll Weevil Strategies, LLC

                                 VP/Controller, Southern Gentry, LLC

                                 VP/Controller, Real & Rosemary, LLC/Caveat Coffee, LLC

Renee Davis - Manager, Spire (Alagasco)

Lani Dill - Choreographer

Dr. Andrew Duxbury - Highly Rated Geriatric Specialist

Spiro Gerontakis - Theater Educator, Magic City Acceptance Academy

Melanie Hollenstein (Secretary) - Office Manager,Central Alabama Theater/Actress

Heather Curl Lebischak - Executive Director, Gardendale Chamber of Commerce

Carl Peoples (Executive Artistic Director) - CEO, Peoples Productions

Carolyn Violi - Broadway Producer/UAB Faculty, Musical Director

William H. "Billy" Weems - Attorney

Advisory Board

Tammy Bowman - Executive Producer, Theatre; Concerts & Live Events

Melinda Dickinson - Owner, Commas Incorporated 

Norton Dill - Executive Producer, Dill Productions

Deanny Hardy - Executive Director, Steeple Arts Academy of Dance

Aundrea Hearn - Senior Copywriter, American Cancer Society

Elaine Hendrix - TV, Film & Broadway Actress

Ty Herndon - Grammy Nominated & DOVE Award Winning Recording Artist

Emily Herring - Professor of Vocal Performance, University of Montevallo

Doug Johnson - CEO, E+ Productions

Pam Marr - Producer, In Vision Communications

Teddy Martin - Manager, FedEx

Dr. Phillip Maxwell - Chiropractor

Butch Noland - Sr. Production Manager, Walt Disney Imagineering

Catherine F. Vaughn - Veteran Broadway Actress

Jamie Whitehurst - Director of Development, Episcopal Place


Executive Artistic Director  - Carl Peoples

Office Manager/Volunteer Coordinator - Melanie Hollenstein 

House Manager/Volunteer Coordinator - Jonathan Harrison

Concessions Manager - Judy Smith

Box Office Manager - Renee Davis

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