Jan Hunter, Ben Burford, Kristie Tingle Higginbotham, 2016

Jan Hunter, Ben Burford, Kristie Tingle Higginbotham, 2016


Contact: Karen Swann 205-566-7464



12th Annual Croonin’ For Critters

Set For March 21, 2019

(Birmingham, Ala) - Birmingham professionals will sing on behalf of homeless animals at the 12th annual Croonin’ For Critters, Thursday, March 21st, at WorkPlay. Happy hour with Rick Carter in the WorkPlay bar begins at 5:00pm, theatre doors open at 6:00pm with the show starting at 7:00pm., with Special guests, The Disco Amigos

 Advance tickets are $25 and available at www.workplay.com. Day of show tickets are $30. Proceeds will benefit the 41st annual Do Dah Day, a fundraiser in support of homeless animals, set for May 18th, 2019, in Rhodes Park on Birmingham’s historic Highland Avenue.

 Hosted by Birmingham lawyer, Tommy Spina, Croonin’ For Critters borrows from the American Idol format. Contestants will perform a song accompanied by the Robbins-Morton Orchestra followed by performance critiques from celebrity Judges, Pam Huff, Bruce Ayers and Ona Watson.

 The audience will vote for their favorite singers through $1 donations. Audience members can vote for their favorite singer or singers as many times as they wish.  The top vote getter will be named Birmingham’s Critter Idol 2019 . A separate award will go to the most talented Critter Idol 2019 .

 Sponsors include:

 Fawal & Spina, Stewart Dansby, Steve Serra Auto Group , McCorquodale Transfer, Waldrep, Stewart and Kendrick, Heninger, Garrison and Davis, Servis1st Bank, Frank Barefield/ Abbey Residential , Steve and Karen Hudson, Ward and Cooper, Nationwide Insurance/ Randy Jones, Saab Tire and Automotive, Robins-Morton,  Equity Resources, Dr. Robert Morris, Just Happy Hounds, WorkPlay, ABC 33/40, CW21, MY68, and Lizard Daddy Dog Biscuits.


Kristie Tingle Higginbotham, Ben Burford, Jan Hunter, Tommy Spina, 2015

Kristie Tingle Higginbotham, Ben Burford, Jan Hunter, Tommy Spina, 2015



4:00pm - WorkPlay opens

5:00pm - Happy Hour in WorkPlay Bar

6:00pm - WorkPlay Theatre doors open

7:00pm - Croonin' For Critters begins - SHOWTIME!


Croonin’ For Critters is a 501(c)(3) charitable group working exclusively for the benefit and general welfare of animals and organizations dedicated to the general welfare of animals.