On Stage

By Venue 2019-2020 Season

Marian Gallaway Theatre

Intimate Apparel
October 1-6, 2019

A story of human resilience in times of oppression, secrets and segregation in the early 20th century. An African-American seamstress sews intimate apparel for a wide range of clientele in 1905 and navigates romance and life’s hardships while carrying the secrets of others.

The Importance of Being Earnest
November 19-22, 24, 2019

Oscar Wilde’s comical triumph and commentary on class, society and the crazy things we do for love. When Gwendolyn Fairfax and Cecily Cardew believe they are both in love with the same man, Earnest, a small fib turns into a tangled web of emotions.

The Servant of Two Masters
February 18-23, 2020

An adaptation of the historic play Il Servitore di due Padroni, The Servant of Two Masters harkens to Italian commedia dell’arte. Among plots of mistaken identities and disguises, a hungry young man named Truffaldino sees the opportunity to serve two households as the opportunity for two dinners and seizes his chance. What comes next is a farce that is not to be forgotten!

Legally Blonde
April 14-19, 2020

In 2001 Elle Woods burst onto the screen captivating our hearts with her story of finding oneself in the face of heartbreak and doubt. After Elle’s boyfriend, Warner, breaks up with her to go to Law School at Harvard, Elle becomes determined to get into the same school and on the way finds friendship and a newly ignited passion for justice. This musical adaptation of the blockbuster movie was nominated for seven Tony Awards including Best Book in a Musical and Best Score.

Allen Bales Theatre

The River
September 23-27, 29, 2019

This intimate and chilling story about a cabin, a river and three people leads the audience through twists and turns, darkness and mystery and truths about how the ghosts of our past come back to haunt us.

The Pirates of Penzance
November 11-17, 2019

The quintessential comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan tells the tale of Frederic, a young man who was accidentally given to a band of pirates to be their apprentice. While Frederic longs for a life of love on land, he meets a young woman named Mabel and they fall in love before Frederic must return to the ship. Touting well ­known (and often parodied) songs such as “The Major-General’s Song,” this musical is bound to be remembered.

Mr. Universe
February 10-16, 2020

Drag queens, a bloodied-up stranger and a wild night in New Orleans is where the audience meets the cast in this show that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. This play forces the audience to ask the difficult questions about truth and lies, perspective and perception, and the character’s mysterious motivations.

Hand To God
April 6-12, 2020

In this dark comedy, a young man makes a puppet in Sunday School that quickly becomes possessed by the devil… or is it? In a play about what drives humans to do the things we do, playwright Robert Askins forces us to confront uncomfortable truths about what we collectively believe and who we blame for our choices.

Morgan Auditorium

Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre
October 8-11, 2019; February 25-29, 2020

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

Dance Alabama!
November 12-15, 2019; April 7-11, 2020

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

Dance Collection
April 17, 2020

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