UA Theatre & Dance Will “Jazz” Up Hamlet (Planet Weekly)

UA Theatre & Dance swings open their doors at the Marian Gallaway Theatre to present the Shakespearean classic Hamlet, October 4-8 at 7:30PM & October 9 at 2:00 PM. It’s the sordid tale of a prince who is asked by the ghost of his father to avenge his death. The tangled webs are woven as […]

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UA Theatre and Dance presents “Hamlet” (The Crimson White)

Norwegian actor Ingolf Schanche as Hamlet, ca. 1920. The all-too familiar image of a Shakespearean man in Victorian garb holding up a skull and reciting a soliloquy is one that many forget is derived from the play “Hamlet.” Of the sprawling works of William Shakespeare, “Hamlet” is one of the most well-known. UA Theatre and […]

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Preview of UA theater’s 1950s-set “Hamlet”: Reimagining pairs Shakespeare and jazz

By Haleigh Amend Special to The Tuscaloosa News When pondering a new production, Seth Panitch hears music. Not literally, in the beginning, but during development of the script, when finding his own approach. For “Hamlet,” what he heard was ’50s cool jazz. “When I choose a play, the first thing I think about is the […]

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Broadway and Silver Screen Hit ‘Doubt’ Comes to UA

UA News The play is a fictional story about a nun who investigates a priest who is allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a young boy at a Catholic school in the Bronx in 1964. The nuns, however, have no authority over the priests, so it’s a struggle to prove their case. “A lot of […]

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New play at Allen Bales Theatre deals with Catholic Church scandal

The stage of the Allen Bales Theatre transforms many times a year, telling stories that excite, entertain and make students think. Starting on the Sept. 19, “Doubt” will have students wondering about the true meaning of the word. Written by John Patrick Shanley, “Doubt” first premiered in 2004 in the Manhattan Theatre Club. The play […]

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Father’s life inspired movie “Service to Man” Film festival circuit lauds UA professor’s work

This weekend’s 18th annual Sidewalk Film Festival, celebrating new independent cinema, will again take place in and around downtown Birmingham’s Alabama Theatre, an area known as its historic Theatre District, which includes not only the 2,200-seat movie palace, but the Carver Theatre, the restored vaudeville Lyric Theatre, and a number of smaller venues opened for […]

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University of Alabama dance troupe to perform at international festival

By Mark Hughes Cobb The Tuscaloosa News The first dictionary definition of “entropy” revolves around thermodynamic energy, a system’s disability to convert to mechanical work. The one most of us could more readily understand is “gradual decline into disorder.” While in the physics of our known universe matter seeks its highest degree of disarray — […]

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Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre’s spring concert this week

The Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre’s spring concert will be Wednesday through Saturday in the Morgan Hall Auditorium on the University of Alabama campus. The group is a pre-professional dance company composed of dance students at UA, performing works choreographed by faculty members and guest choreographers once each semester. The spring concert includes seven faculty works […]

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Dance the night away: Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre to put on show

By Sam West At a dance recital in a crowded theatre, the use of cell phones is typically strictly forbidden. But at an upcoming show put on by the University’s Theatre and Dance department, it will be encouraged. The Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre is putting on a recital that premieres on Feb. 23. One segment […]

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