“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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The scene behind the scenes in “The Countess of Storyville”

Editor’s Note: “The Countess of Storyville” will premiere this week at the University of Alabama as part of its development process on the road to Broadway. In addition to professional actors, local talent will be used in this week’s performances. Staff writer Mark Hughes Cobb landed a role and today and Tuesday, he’ll show what […]

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Scarlett Walker takes the stage at Alabama

You may remember Scarlett Walker as Miss Alabama Outstanding Teen 2010 or as Distinguished Young Woman of Alabama 2012. Now a senior at the University of Alabama, the Oak Mountain High School graduate has taken her talent to the theatre as an actress. From Feb. 16-20, Walker will take the stage alongside Broadway and other […]

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SEC honors University of Alabama theater professor Seth Panitch

Seth Panitch, a theater professor at the University of Alabama, was chosen Wednesday as the 2016 SEC Faculty Achievement Award winner for UA. Faculty members at all 14 SEC institutions were chosen for the award, which honors academic achievements in research and scholarship. Panitch serves as director of the master of fine arts and undergraduate […]

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‘Arcadia’ ties math into lives, relationships

Fermat’s Last Theorem went unsolved for nearly 358 years until mathematician Andrew Wiles released a successful proof in 1994, a year after Tom Stoppard’s play “Arcadia” debuted in London. It was announced last month that Wiles was awarded the Abel Prize – similar in prestige to a Nobel – for his proof of Pierre de […]

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UA Theatre to present “Arcadia”

By Aaron Bonner | Published 04/07/16 9:25am | The theater is a place of escapism – one where attendees can view a world untouched by the editing process of film, where emotion is raw and pieces can bring the audience together to reach an understanding about major issues or themes. This is the idea behind […]

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UATD to perform Mel Brooks musical classic Young Frankenstein

By Ellen Johnson | Published 11/16/15 9:35am | Updated 11/16/15 9:27am “Young Frankenstein” will run at the Marian Gallaway Theatre from Nov. 17-22. CW | Danielle Parker The story of “Frankenstein” is one that is familiar to many, but next week at the Marian Gallaway Theatre, the dark and twisted tale will be told in […]

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