Bama to Broadway: UA grad Michael Luwoye’s journey to Hamilton

By Sherri Jackson Published: February 2, 2017, 9:55 pm Updated: February 3, 2017, 8:45 am Everybody’s gonna know your name… The Broadway hit Hamilton: An American Musical is on its First National tour. Two University of Alabama theatre and dance graduates are among those taking the stage. One of them is playing the lead character. […]

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UA Students Revive Hepburn Classic

By Victoria Martinez Special to The Tuscaloosa News Imagine marrying out of raging passion, then divorcing out of tempestuous anger. Fast-forward two years and you’re getting ready for a second big day. Your ex-husband shows up, out of the blue, with an attractive stranger. Now you find yourself torn between three men: What do you […]

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Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre Reflects On Freedom

February has arrived and we are celebrating Black History Month all across the United States. It’s a time for recognition and reflection as we honor African-Americans that have made an impact on our history. Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, opening February 21, is offering a night of spectacular storytelling and performance to embrace those that have […]

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Dance Alabama! Film Festival 2017

Dance Alabama!, a student organization of UA Theatre & Dance, proudly announces their Dance Alabama! Film Festival 2017. This inaugural event will take place Wednesday, February 1st at 7:00pm in the Ferguson Student Center Theatre. This wonderful collaboration between students of the Department of Theatre & Dance, Telecommunications & Film and Music will give you […]


Dance Alabama! feeds student dancers’ passions

Dance has always been at the center of Natalie Brown’s life. She came to college and decided to major in telecommunication and film, but thanks to Dance Alabama, she still had an outlet to dance. “Dance is so important to me and one of the biggest parts of my life and it’s so important to […]

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Behind the scenes: Student theatre designers create every part of “Appropriate”

When Emily Phillips works on lighting for a play she often does it alone at night in an empty theater. It’s simply her and a dress form on stage, mimicking the presence of an actor. “It means nothing until I see actual people, actual actors walking through it performing the show,” she said. “I have […]

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Panitch Wins UA’s Blackmon-Moody Award

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Seth Panitch, professor of acting in The University of Alabama’s department of theatre and dance, has earned the 2016 Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award. Panitch will receive the award Nov. 11 in a ceremony at the UA President’s Mansion. The Frederick Moody Blackmon and Sarah McCorkle Moody Outstanding Professor Award is one of […]

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University of Alabama students perform musical ‘Falsettos’

By Matthew Speakman Special to The Tuscaloosa News The term falsetto is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as an artificially produced singing voice that overlaps and extends above the modal register. It’s used by singers to break out and hit vastly different, higher notes, singers such as Smokey Robinson, Prince, Frankie Valli, Jeff Buckley, and […]