Alabama State University will hold a performance of the gospel musical “Crowns” at 7 p.m. nightly Thursday through Saturday.

Representatives of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival will evaluate the performance for possible inclusion at a regional festival in Daytona, Fla., in 2013.

The university’s Department of Theatre Arts will perform the musical at the Leila Barlow Theatre on campus.

The inspiration for “Crowns” was a photo-bibliography by photographer Michael Cunningham and journalist Craig Marberry that collects the stories of women who wear church hats.

General admission is $8 and $6 for students with a valid ID. read more…