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

The Merchant of Venice, Coming Soon!
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.

Shooting Star, Coming Soon!
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.

Antigone, March 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.

Spring Awakening, April 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.

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.

Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, March 2021

Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre is back with graceful performances choreographed by our nationally-acclaimed dance faculty. Join us on an eclectic and lively journey through motion.

Dance Alabama Film Festival, April 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.

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.