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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THEATER REVIEW: Shakespeare takes center stage in ‘Equivocation’

By Mark Hughes Cobb Staff Writer Published: Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 11:00 p.m. There’s much to chew on in Bill Cain’s “Equivocation,” a play asking what would have happened if William Shakespeare had written about the failed assassination of King James I, known as the Gunpowder Plot. It tangles with questions of authorship, and […]

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‘Young Frankenstein’ comes to University of Alabama’s Marian Gallaway Theatre

By Kassidy Abernathy Special to Tusk Published: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 11:00 p.m. Frankenstein’s monster has traded his hobnailed boots for a pair of dancing shoes. Based on the classic 1974 movie by the same name, the musical “Young Frankenstein,” with book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and music and lyrics by Brooks, […]

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UA production ‘Equivocation’ links Shakespeare and the Gunpowder Plot

While he has only been in town for a few months, David Trump is quickly adjusting in hisfirst semester at the University of Alabama, studying in the master of fine arts actingprogram. Trump is originally from Louisville, Ky.; he attended Northern Kentucky University forhis bachelor’s. While getting used to his new town, Trump has auditioned, […]

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Dance Alabama: A singular sensation

By Ellen Johnson | Staff Reporter The lights come up, and 15 dancers are standing on the stage. Soft blue lights reveal that each is costumed in an oversized T-shirt. They are silent, but they are about to use their bodies to tell a story that doesn’t need any words at all. “It puts an interesting feeling […]

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