2017-2018 Season

WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT…

As six actors plan and rehearse a presentation about an African genocide, tensions flare over just how to tell the story. This important new play examines issues of race and agency in storytelling, while offering audiences an intimate glimpse of what it means to create art.

Sep 25, 2017

THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE

Inspired by a classical Chinese play, this parable examines the battle between two women over the possession of a child. Molded in the politically-charged form of epic theatre, this is one of the most celebrated works by legendary playwright Bertolt Brecht.

Oct 03, 2017

ALABAMA REPERTORY DANCE THEATRE

ARDT returns with a new collection of classic and contemporary dance pieces, choreographed by UA’s award-winning dance faculty.

Oct 10, 2017

THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Six spellers, one championship. The stakes are high as these quirky adolescents spell their way to the top, all the while revealing wacky and moving stories about their lives. This Tony Award-winning musical comedy will have you spelling hilarious all the way home.

 

Nov 06, 2017

DANCE ALABAMA!

Dance Alabama! returns to the stage for concerts featuring all new, student choreographed dance pieces that range from ballet to hip hop.

Nov 07, 2017

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

When the family patriarch disappears one night, the Westons gather at their Oklahoma homestead. But as the secrets begin to flow, the gathering quickly turns to chaos. Winner of five 2008 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this rambunctious play takes dysfunction to a whole new level.

Nov 14, 2017

VINEGAR TOM

Set in the seventeenth-century and present day, this play surrounds accusations of witchcraft against several women. Caryl Churchill’s bewitching drama draws a powerful connection between these witch-hunts and the oppression of women.

Feb 13, 2018

ALABAMA REPERTORY DANCE THEATRE (ARDT)

The pre-professional dance company, Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, returns to the stage featuring all-new choreography by award-winning dance faculty.

Feb 20, 2018

A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY

In 1932 Germany, Agnes and her friends find themselves in a pivotal and disenchanting moment in history: the fall of the Weimar Republic and the rise of the Nazi regime. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Angels in America comes a story of political disillusionment across time and space.

Feb 26, 2018

DANCE ALABAMA!

Dance Alabama! returns to the stage for a spring concert featuring all new, student choreographed dance pieces.

Mar 27, 2018

I GELOSI

From its humble beginnings as a group of street performers, the Italian acting troupe I Gelosi, or “The Zealous Ones,” would rise to fame across Europe. Join us as we explore the love, greed and jealousy “behind the masks” of Italy’s legendary commedia dell’arte troupe.

Apr 09, 2018

SWEENEY TODD

Attend the tale! After fifteen years in exile, Benjamin Barker returns to London to seek revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. With the help of his old friend Mrs. Lovett, Barker reopens his barbershop and assumes a new name: Sweeney Todd. Considered by many to be Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece, you don’t want to miss this deliciously wicked musical.

Apr 17, 2018

DANCE COLLECTION

The culmination of the dance season features pieces choreographed by UA dance faculty, graduating seniors and up-and-coming UA dance students.

Apr 20, 2018