Mobile Arts Council (318 Dauphin St.) highlights more than 50 member artists through Aug. 30. Featured works include quilts, photography, illustrations, prints, ceramics, sculptures, paintings and more.

Included artists are Joan Adams, Shawn Berdux, Gail Bramer, Karen Bullock, Mike Carmichael, Hunter Cobb, Kevin D’Amico, Julie Day, Mitchell Dembowski, Jack Dempsey, Sarah Rutledge Fischer, Kathy Friedline, Lucy Gafford, Sahar Kamali, Satomi Kamei, Stewart Heath, LeBaron Heathcoe, Catherine Helmsing, Marsha Hodges, Alma Hoffmann, Kellie Jane Holland, Conroy Hudlow, Jeff Johnston, Michelle Jones, Heath Jordan, Mrinal Joshi, Frank Jurjevich, Laura Jurjevich, Vincent Lawson, Ruby Lange, Terry Lepre;

Guy Marcinkowski, Ainsley McNeely, Benita McNider, Bertice McPherson, Elise McClellan, Karen McGhagin, William Morris, Kay Newman, Cheryl Nicholls, Trey Oliver, Sherry Peckens, Michelle Pujols, Vanessa Quintana, Barbara Rettig, June Reddix-Stennis, Robert Schroeter, Laurie Shaerer, Nikki DeBert Shaw, Michael Smith, Michael Thomas, Lynda Smith Touart, Lisa Warren and Herb Wiley.

An opening reception will be held Aug. 10, 6-9 p.m. The free gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 251-432-9796 or go to

JJP stages Greek-Swede mashup hit

What happens when you mix Scandinavian pop music with a Mediterranean love story? You get a hit stage play-turned-film now coming to Joe Jefferson Playhouse (11 S. Carlen St.).

When British theatrical producer Judy Cramer met the songwriters who turned Swedish musical combo ABBA into 1970s megastars, she sensed the potential for their chart-climbing hits in musical theater. Her instincts were right.

“Mamma Mia!” opened on London’s West End in 1999 and played 13 years. It jumped the pond in 2001, becoming the ninth-longest-running Broadway show and the longest-running jukebox musical in Broadway history.

JJP’s production runs Aug. 10-26. Friday and Saturday curtain is 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees are 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $10 to $20. They are available through the box office at 251-471-1534 or at

CCT season premiere on Aug. 10

Chickasaw Civic Theatre kicks off its 55th season with the classic musical “My Fair Lady” Aug. 10-26. The story of a professor’s scheme for a working-class woman turned society dame has been a staple of stage and screen since its 1956 Tony Award-winning premiere. It introduced “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” “The Rain In Spain,” “On the Street Where You Live” and “I Could Have Danced All Night” into the Great American Songbook.

This latest version at Lola Phillips Playhouse (801 Iroquois St.) stars Thomas Rowell, Stacey Driskell, William Watts, Jackson Henson and Mark Wyatt. It’s directed by Michael Box.

Friday and Saturday curtain is 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee is 2 p.m.

Tickets are $18, $15 for seniors, students and military. Box office opens one hour prior to curtain.

For more information, call 251-457-8887 or visit