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, November 2020
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, December 2020
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, February 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 2020

Join us and explore motion through a series of lithe and thought-provoking, classic and contemporary performances choreographed by our award-winning faculty. ARDT has garnered a reputation for a unique and graceful phenomenon.

Dance Alabama!, November 2020

A candid and courageous collection of choreographic works, Dance Alabama! returns to the stage with a captivating combination of styles ranging from contemporary to jazz by our talented student choreographers.

MFA Dance Concert, December 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.

Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, March 2020

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 2020

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.