On Stage

2020-2021 Season

The 2020-2021 Season will be delivered in a digital format. While we continue to provide necessary educational opportunities for our students in performance and design and production, we will be filming all production processes. The final products for theatre productions will be presented in documentary style describing the processes of making theatre and dance productions will be presented as virtual performances.

Viewing access may be secured through our ticketing system free of charge with a recommended gift of $20 to UA Theatre and Dance. We will provide a specific link when each production is ready to be viewed. Thank you for your patience and continued support of UA Theatre and Dance.

Theatre Performances

Instructions on how to view the show will be in your ticket confirmation email. Please make sure you are viewing the show through Google Chrome or Firefox and that your browser is up to date with the latest update.

The Merchant of Venice, February 26 – March 7, 2021
Directed by Reid Watson

When Antonio, a merchant, defaults on a loan by Shylock, a moneylender, drama ensues as Bassanio, Antonio’s close friend and Portia, a rich heiress set out to save Antonio. Set in 16th century Venice, the Shakespearean play, an exemplary benchmark of friendship, is the constant struggle between the quality of mercy and equity.

This show will be available for streaming February 26 – March 7. Please visit ua.universitytickets.com to reserve your tickets. Tickets are $5. Student tickets are free. Students must be logged in to view the student ticket option.

Shooting Star, March 12th – 21st, 2021
Directed by Seth Panitch

It is 1972, and a young Billy Griffin, his voice and attitude forged on the desperate streets of race-torn Baltimore, puts his dreams where his mouth is, fleeing the comfort of home for the brilliant lights of “Motown” Detroit.

This show will be available for streaming March 12th – March 21st. Please visit ua.universitytickets.com to reserve your tickets. Tickets are $5. Student tickets are free. Students must be logged in to view the student ticket option.

Antigone, April 2nd-11th, 2021
Directed by Matt Davis

Within Fitts and Fitzgerald’s translation of Sophocles’ Antigone, we explore the never-ending struggle between the individual and state, human and natural law, and how the need to protect one’s culture and family can often lead to tragedy.  In this timeless Greek masterpiece, we are reminded why the human race remains what we are, who we are, and where we are.

This show will be available for streaming April 2nd-11th. Please visit ua.universitytickets.com to reserve your tickets. Tickets will be available to purchase on March 24th. Tickets are $10 and free for UA students. Students must be logged in to view the student ticket option.

Spring Awakening, May 3-9 2021
Directed by Stacy Alley

Based on Frank Wedekind’s play with the same name, Spring Awakening follows a group of adolescents’ journey to adulthood. Witness a group of friends navigate life in the presence of adults who exercise control but withhold advice set to an unforgettable blend of rock, pop and folk music.

Content Warning: Be advised, Spring Awakening includes depictions of heavy themes including sexual content, explicit language, sexual assault, abuse, abortion, and suicide. Viewer discretion is advised.

Student Tickets – $5
Adult Tickets – $10

Dance Performances

Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, October 23, 2020

This concert is comprised of a collection of screendances produced by the esteemed dance faculty at UA.We hope you will be treated to a transformative visual experience that merges both performance and cinematic aesthetics, while capturing your imagination around the infinite possibilities of how movement may be presented. ARDT has garnered a reputation for a unique and graceful phenomenon. Viewing access may be secured through our ticketing system, free of charge with a recommended gift of $20 to UA Theatre and Dance. You will need to create an account in our ticketing system upon checkout and you will receive a confirmation email from University Tickets containing the link to the concert. The video will be available through this link starting at 7:30pm on October 23rd until November 13th.

Virtual Talk-Back: October 23, 2020

We invite you to join us for both the talk-back and the virtual concert as we embark upon our first virtual performance of the Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre.  Participation is free. Register to receive the Zoom link by filling out this form. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent an hour prior to the session.

The UA Department of Theatre and Dance will host a virtual talk-back for the Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre’s Fall Dance Concert. Join the production’s choreographers, directors, and composers before and after the premiere of the concert for an informal conversation about the creative process. This guided, casual and wide-ranging conversation will offer a look into the evening’s performance through the eyes of these creative artists.

At 7:00pm, the directors and choreographers will introduce their pieces, and then viewers will be directed to a link that will guide them to the premiere viewing of the concert. The talk-back about the pieces will follow the viewing of the concert at 8:15pm.

Dance Alabama!, November 13, 2020

A candid and courageous collection of choreographic works, Dance Alabama! comes to your screen with a captivating combination of styles ranging from contemporary to jazz by our talented student choreographers. Viewing access to Dance Alabama! can be secured through our ticketing system, ua.universitytickets.com, beginning Monday November 9th, free of charge with a recommended gift of $20 to UA Theatre and Dance. You will need to create an account in our ticketing system upon checkout and you will receive a confirmation email from University Tickets containing the link to the concert. The video will be available for viewing beginning on November 13th at 8:00am. 

MFA Dance Concert, December 4, 2020

UA Theatre and Dance presents a collection of works choreographed by the inaugural class of candidates pursuing their Masters of Fine Arts in Dance. Viewing access can be secured beginning November 30th through our ticketing system, ua.universitytickets.com, free of charge with a recommended gift of $20 to UA Theatre and Dance. You will receive a confirmation email upon checkout from University Tickets containing the link to the concert. This concert will be available for viewing starting December 4th at 7:30pm.

MFA Dance Concert Virtual Talk Back, December 4, 2020

The UA Department of Theatre and Dance will host a virtual talk-back for the MFA Dance Concert on December 4th at 8pm CST. Participation is free. Register to receive the Zoom link by filling out this form. A Zoom link will be sent an hour prior to the session. During the Talkback, the choreographers will talk about their process behind their pieces. Please make sure to register an hour prior to the session as registrations will close at 7pm CST.

Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre Spring 2021, March 19th – April 8th, 2021

ARDT returns with a collection of screendances that will guide you through a transformative visual experience merging both performance and cinematic aesthetics, while capturing your imagination around the infinite possibilities of how movement may be presented.

This show will be available for streaming beginning at 7:30pm March 19th through April 8th. Tickets will be available to purchase on March 10th. Tickets are $5 and free for UA students. Please visit ua.universitytickets.com to reserve your tickets.  Instructions on how to view the show will be in your ticket confirmation email. Please make sure you are viewing the show through Google Chrome or Firefox and that your browser is up to date with the latest update.

ARDT Virtual Talk-Back: March 19th

We invite you to join us for both the virtual concert and the talk back as we embark upon our second virtual performance of the Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre. This guided, casual and wide-ranging conversation will offer a look into the evening’s performance through the eyes of these creative artists. Participation is free. Register to receive the Zoom link by filling out this form. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent via email an hour prior to the session. Registration closes at 7:00pm, March 19th. The talk-back about the pieces will follow the viewing of the concert at 8: 20pm.

Dance Alabama! Film Festival, April 9th – April 30th, 2021

Created to promote a collaboration between cinematography, music, dance and composition, the Dance Alabama Film Festival is a collection of short dance films created and choreographed by students.

This show will be available for streaming beginning April 9th through April 30th. Tickets will be available to purchase beginning March 31st. Tickets are $5 and free for UA students. Please visit ua.universitytickets.com to reserve your tickets.  Instructions on how to view the show will be in your ticket confirmation email. Please make sure you are viewing the show through Google Chrome or Firefox and that your browser is up to date with the latest update.

Box Office

For information about prices, policies, and more, visit the Department of Theatre and Dance Box Office page.

Tickets will be available online at ua.universitytickets.com.