REVIEW: Work in progress, ‘Countess of Storyville’ shines with strong cast, production

For many years Broadway shows would work on new plays and musicals out of town (i.e., New York), to find what worked with audiences, to clear scripts from too much clutter or to strengthen themes or characterizations, to provide exposition without leaving audiences unclear about who was who and what was happening and why, and […]

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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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Highly Technical Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre

Cell phones, free downloads, and audience participation are not always associated with Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre (ARDT), but Assistant Professor and choreographer Rebecca Salzer is looking to change that. Her piece “The Flow of Boats” specifically asks audience members to take out cell phones and play the original music composed by Amir Zaher. Audience members […]

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What do we fear? UA Theatre & Dance presents Ghosts

UA Theatre & Dance delivers a haunting and passionate tale with the Henrik Ibsen classic Ghosts beginning February 22nd in the Allen Bales Theatre. Anybody can relate to the story of this nineteenth century play. Similar themes have been told in such films as American Beauty, Ordinary People or The Godfather trilogy. What do they […]

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