Reflecting on A Bright Room Called Day

By Kyle Van Frank This February, UA Theatre and Dance presented the Tony Kushner play, A Bright Room Called Day. The play, directed by third-year graduate director Tom Alsip, chronicles the experiences of two seperate groups at different points in history. The majority of the show follows the turmoil a group of people face during […]

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Spring 2018 ARDT

by Kyle Van Frank This week, Morgan Auditorium is once again ablaze with the magic and wonder of dance. I had the pleasure of sitting down with senior dance major, Olivia Zimmerman, and reflecting on her time here at UA and her last Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre. This concert is especially exciting for Zimmerman, as […]

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BFA Theatre, Musical Theatre Concentration

The Musical Theatre concentration in the Department of Theatre and Dance is committed to fostering a student’s talent and technique in all aspects of musical theatre. Students enjoy the advantage of being part of a vibrant liberal arts community with the added benefit of more intimate class sizes.   Designed to prepare students for a […]

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Vinegar Tom’s Music Connects Distant Times and People

by Kyle Van Frank The collaborative spirit of theatre is alive this semester in the Marian Gallaway Theater. UA Theatre and Dance’s head of Directing and Director of Vinegar Tom Annie G. Levy has teamed up with 2017 Jonathan Larson Grant-recipient composer Erato Kremmyda to help the cast of Vinegar Tom devise music for the […]

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Published: Tom Alsip in Southern Theatre

Being a Prof and a Pro                                                   Tom Alsip is a Graduate Teaching Assistant, originally published in SETC’s Southern Theatre Magazine, Winter 2018, Issue 1.

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Faculty Focus: Dominic M. Yeager, Southern Theatre Fall 2017

Is Your Theatre Prepared for the Unthinkable? Active Shooter planning and awareness By Assistant Professor Dominic M. Yeager, published in Fall 2017, Issue 4 of SETC’s Southern Theatre Magazine.  

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UA Theatre and Dance to perform ‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle’

By Mark Hughes Cobb / Tusk Editor Posted Nov 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM Whether for comedy or tragedy, or dark places in between, unhappy families yield the richest material. Tolstoy would agree, as would Arthur Miller, Sam Shepard, Tennessee Williams, and actor-writer Tracy Letts, Pulitzer- and Tony-winner for “August: Osage County.” For its Broadway premiere in 2007, the several-week […]

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UA production of award-winning ‘August: Osage County’ opens Tuesday

By Mark Hughes Cobb / Tusk Editor Posted Nov 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM Whether for comedy or tragedy, or dark places in between, unhappy families yield the richest material. Tolstoy would agree, as would Arthur Miller, Sam Shepard, Tennessee Williams, and actor-writer Tracy Letts, Pulitzer- and Tony-winner for “August: Osage County.” For its Broadway premiere in 2007, the several-week […]

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THEATER REVIEW: Cast, crew generate hilarity, hysteria

By Mark Hughes Cobb / Staff Writer Posted Nov 18, 2017 at 9:20 PMUpdated Nov 18, 2017 at 9:29 PM Dianne Teague. Dianne Teague. Dianne Teague. If saying her name three times would magically make her appear in every show from here on out, consider that an incantation. It’s tempting to review “August: Osage County,” the searing production of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer-winning dark comic-drama at […]

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Plains Propeller: Dianne Teague brings new dimensions and a familiar face to August: Osage County

By Nathaniel P. Reid There is a house sitting alone on the windswept plains of Osage County, Oklahoma. Dwelling in that house is a woman comprised of equal parts venom and vigor and her name is Violet Weston. Wife, sister, or mother to most of the characters in Tracy Letts’ slice-of-life drama August: Osage County, […]

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