Vinegar Tom’s Music Connects Distant Times and People

by Kyle Van Frank The collaborative spirit of theatre is alive this semester in the Marian Gallaway Theater. UA Theatre and Dance’s head of Directing and Director of Vinegar Tom Annie G. Levy has teamed up with 2017 Jonathan Larson Grant-recipient composer Erato Kremmyda to help the cast of Vinegar Tom devise music for the […]

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Plains Propeller: Dianne Teague brings new dimensions and a familiar face to August: Osage County

By Nathaniel P. Reid There is a house sitting alone on the windswept plains of Osage County, Oklahoma. Dwelling in that house is a woman comprised of equal parts venom and vigor and her name is Violet Weston. Wife, sister, or mother to most of the characters in Tracy Letts’ slice-of-life drama August: Osage County, […]

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Contemporary Rhthym: Student choreographers defy convention in Dance Alabama!

By Nathaniel P. Reid Variety is the spice of life, they say and the choreographers of Dance Alabama! are cooking up something fantastic for their audience. Whereas Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre (ARDT) showcases the excellent choreography of the Dance faculty, Dance Alabama! is a chance for students to choreograph new works of their own and […]

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Vintage Verbiage: Real life spelling champions dazzle in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

By Megan K. Hill UA Theatre & Dance is opening our second musical of the semester this week with another William Finn masterpiece, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This show takes place inside the final round of the Putnam Bee where six contestants are fighting for the chance to compete in the National […]

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On Pointe: Professor and Student Travel to Russia to Learn from Old Masters

By Megan K. Hill   The University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance strives to educate and develop our students to be the best versions of themselves. This includes opportunities like the one Shyanne Biefield, Senior Dance major, experienced this summer when she was asked to study ballet at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. […]

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Assembling an Epic Score

Assembling an Epic Score: Student musicians put a new twist on old techniques in The Caucasian Chalk Circle By Nathaniel P. Reid The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht is not a musical. Azdak doesn’t tap-dance while delivering sentences and Grusha doesn’t bring the audience to their feet by belting out a genre defining 11 […]

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Join the Line at Jim ‘n Nick’s on Thursday

As we close our season with A Chorus Line, UA Theatre & Dance will host its last Theatre Thursday event on April 20 at 5:30pm. Join us at Jim ‘n Nicks before the show for discounted appetizers and a fun dinner with your friends! The Theatre Thursday series began last year as an initiative for […]

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LA RONDE talkback

Join us as we take to the Allen Bales stage for the final time this school year with La Ronde, the gripping story of romance between classes in 1890’s Vienna. The work by playwright Arthur Schnitzler is a commentary on the rigid morals and class system of the time. By pairing various couples of characters […]

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Al’s Pals Volunteers Lead Matthews Elementary Students in Dance and more!

Al’s Pals is a University of Alabama volunteer organization that allows students to go into local elementary schools as mentors and other leadership positions. These mentors are college students who pair with a student to assist them in homework help and other enrichment activities once a week after the school day. For the second year, […]

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UA Theatre & Dance brings local dance students to campus

The second annual University of Alabama Dance Festival was this Saturday, April 1st from 9 am to 4 pm. The festival offers local 6th-12th grade dance students access to two workshops, lunch, an opportunity fair presented by UA student organizations, and a ticket to the matinee performance of Dance Alabama! Tuscaloosa is home to several […]

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