University of Alabama students to perform “42nd Street”

Sometimes stories are meant to be fun. Sometimes singing, dancing and having the audience whistling a tune days after seeing the show is the director’s goal. That is what the University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance is hoping to accomplish with its production of the “42nd Street.” “42nd Street” is set in 1933 […]

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Tusk Mag: Local Q & A with Molly Beech

By Greg Ward Special to Tusk Published: Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. This week, meet dancer and singer Molly Beech. You might have seen her as Eponine in “Les Miserables” or Zaneeta in “The Music Man,” both for The Actor’s Charitable Theatre. Later this month, she’ll be a zombie flapper in the “Addams […]

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Tusk Mag: Local Q & A with Victoria Beale

By Greg Ward Special to Tusk Published: Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. This week, meet dancer and writer Victoria Beale. Q: Who are you? What do you do? A: Victoria Beale. Dance major, minor in creative writing. I picked this major because I’ve been dancing my whole life. Dancing is always something I […]

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Tusk Mag: UA Theatre hosts comedy “Lend Me A Tenor”

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The Crimson White: Character variety brings intrigue to UATD play

By Laura Testino | Published 09/28/14 9:39pm When loved ones share meals around the dinner table, much more is exchanged than dishes of vegetables, breads and desserts. Inevitably, the conversations that blossom from dinner time foster an atmosphere that is either humorous or serious and often somewhere in between. This common phenomenon is portrayed in […]

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Tusk Mag: “Dining Room”: Small cast, many parts

By Mark Hughes Cobb Tusk Editor Published: Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Like his better-known “Love Letters,” A.R. Gurney wrote the “The Dining Room” as a series of episodes. Unlike “Love Letters,” an epistolary tale told by a pair of longtime friends, “The Dining Room” rolls with nearly 60, rather than two, characters. […]

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UA Dialog: Classroom Conversation

Sarah M. Barry is an associate professor in the department of theatre and dance and a winner of the 2013 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award.  Sarah M. Barry begins her modern techniques dance class not with warm up stretches but with a mini-lecture on experiential anatomy. Today’s topic is the anatomy of the spine. She describes the […]

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UA Theatre to Bring Irish Romantic Drama THE CLEARING

From AL.COM: The play was written while the Bosnian Genocide during the 1990s and it shows the “ethnic cleansing” that took place during the 17th Century in Ireland. During this time, in the play, English landowner Robert Preston who falls in love with Madeleine. After they get married, the Parliament decides to remove all of the […]

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UA Theatre to Close Season with Musical SHOW BOAT

From AL.COM: The University of Alabama Theatre and Dance department will present the musical “Show Boat” in the Marian Gallaway Theatre on UA’s campus from April 15-21. The musical will be the last production of the 2012-2013 season for the Theatre and Dance department. Ed Williams is directing the play and describes it as “the American musical theatre coming […]

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UA Production of SHOW BOAT Steams into Mobile

From AL.COM: The University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance will present the classic musical “Show Boat” on Thursday, April 11, at the Mobile Civic Center Theatre. “Show Boat” came to life as a collaboration between Oscar Hammerstein II (book and lyrics) and Jerome Kern (music) and premiered in 1927. Based on a novel of […]

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