Preview of UA theater’s 1950s-set “Hamlet”: Reimagining pairs Shakespeare and jazz

By Haleigh Amend Special to The Tuscaloosa News When pondering a new production, Seth Panitch hears music. Not literally, in the beginning, but during development of the script, when finding his own approach. For “Hamlet,” what he heard was ’50s cool jazz. “When I choose a play, the first thing I think about is the […]

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THEATER REVIEW: Actors, director lift production into a higher realm

By Mark Hughes Cobb Staff Writer For a city of just under 100,000, there’s a lot of theater here. The regularly producing companies — Theatre Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre, the Actor’s Charitable Theatre and the University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance — produce four to eight productions per season, each, so sometimes, a […]


Broadway and Silver Screen Hit ‘Doubt’ Comes to UA

UA News The play is a fictional story about a nun who investigates a priest who is allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a young boy at a Catholic school in the Bronx in 1964. The nuns, however, have no authority over the priests, so it’s a struggle to prove their case. “A lot of […]

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New play at Allen Bales Theatre deals with Catholic Church scandal

The stage of the Allen Bales Theatre transforms many times a year, telling stories that excite, entertain and make students think. Starting on the Sept. 19, “Doubt” will have students wondering about the true meaning of the word. Written by John Patrick Shanley, “Doubt” first premiered in 2004 in the Manhattan Theatre Club. The play […]

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Hamlet Trailer

Check out this trailer for the fall 2016 performance of Hamlet!


Doubt Trailer


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