Performance Groups and Programs
SummerTide is the professional summer theatre of The University of Alabama. Located in Gulf Shores, Ala., SummerTide presents a musical production for one month each summer. Past highlights include Smokey Joe’s Café, Godspell, Grease, and the original musical revue Jubilee!. Students cast in the production also teach a theatre camp for local youth.
In 1997, The University of Alabama was chosen by American Ballet Theatre for the first American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive ever to be held outside of New York or in partnership with a university.
The ABT Summer Intensive offers top quality teachers and master guest teachers that are dedicated to the learning process and growth of each individual student. The program focuses on developing well-rounded dancers by exposure to a wide variety of disciplines with an emphasis on classical ballet technique and key elements of ABT’s National Training Curriculum. Participants are selected for the Intensive through a nationwide audition tour.
Selected students have the opportunity to participate in the annual New York Showcase during their final spring semester. The showcase is performed for an audience of invited guests including AEA and SAG talent agents, casting directors, and other industry professionals.
Alpha Psi Omega
Alpha Psi Omega is a national honor society for students studying theatre. The UA Gamma Gamma chapter presents several productions each semester, typically including a play or musical in our studio theatre and regular installments of Guerilla Theatre, a variety show featuring theatrical, dance, musical and literary acts.
Dance Alabama! is a student organization for dancers that produces a concert each semester of original student choreography. Voted one of the “Top 10 Things to See before You Graduate,” Dance Alabama! concerts showcase choreography that is conceptually original, technically proficient and well-crafted.
Nu Delta Alpha
The dance honor society, Nu Delta Alpha, was established to recognize dance students for academic and artistic achievement. Nu Delta Alpha is designed for dance education students, dance educators and professional dancers to express their devotion to the art form by sharing, recognizing and promoting dance education within schools and communities.
Crimson Stage exists to provide opportunities for University of Alabama students and Tuscaloosa community members to learn about theatre and dance. Our vision is to expand theatre and dance education outside of the classroom and increase outreach in Tuscaloosa. Teachers, students, performers and arts advocates are welcome to join!