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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“UA theatre department brings “”Ghosts”” to life”

By Sam West | Assistant Culture Editor The death of a lord throws an aristocratic family into turmoil. A mother is left without her husband, and a son returns home to learn his father wasn’t the man he thought he knew. This is the story of “Ghosts,” a play by Henrik Ibsen that will be […]

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A LOOK INSIDE // THE COUNTESS OF STORYVILLE

On February 16, Marian Gallaway Theatre will open its doors and introduce The Countess of Storyville — the highly anticipated, University of Alabama Theatre and Dance in unison with the industry’s elite, newest musical production. As the audience takes a journey back in time to 1910, the story centers around a wealthy and beautiful woman […]

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Bravin’ it to Broadway: “The Countess of Storyville”

By Daniel Parra Mejia and Ellen Johnson | CW Staff “ It isn’t often that a theatrical production makes a stop in Alabama while on its way to Broadway. This week, UA Theatre and Dance will bring to life “The Countess of Storyville,” a new show that is in the working stages of getting to […]

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REVIEW: Work in progress, ‘Countess of Storyville’ shines with strong cast, production

For many years Broadway shows would work on new plays and musicals out of town (i.e., New York), to find what worked with audiences, to clear scripts from too much clutter or to strengthen themes or characterizations, to provide exposition without leaving audiences unclear about who was who and what was happening and why, and […]

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