Category: Theatre

UATD set to perform ‘Urinetown’

Although it may sound off-putting, “Urinetown” is actually a musical comedy about a town where private bathrooms do not exist. In order to save on the town’s water consumption, citizens must use public, pay-per-use amenities that are owned by Urine Good Company, which is run by the evil Caldwell B. Cladwell. This Tony Award-winning musical is now being performed in […]

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Amateur theater group to present farce in Ferg

Four couples at an upscale New York diner party hardly makes for an interesting evening. Add a bullet wound, missing hostess, suicide conspiracy, police and slew of other complications, though, and you have “Rumors: A Farce,” a play by Neil Simon. The College of Engineering Does Amateur Radical Theater will bring this intricate play to the Ferguson Theater stage this […]

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UATD tech weeks always a balancing act

Behind every stage performance is a sequence of decisions, cooperating to create a specific atmosphere for the audience to enter. Each of these decisions, which often come down to the specific angle of a light or arm movement, are rehearsed and controlled until they become second nature for the cast and crew. These countless hours of rehearsal often culminate with […]

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‘Birthday Party’ brings expanded cast to stage

Possibilities may seem endless when a group of people unite for a celebration. Playwright Harold Pinter explores some of the most unconventional of these possibilities in his play “The Birthday Party,” which will be performed by The University of Alabama’s Theatre and Dance Department in the Allen Bales Theatre this week. Matt Davis, a second–year MFA directing candidate, directed the […]

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Broadway revivals best when they add new twists to classic shows

Over spring break, I had the incredible experience of going to New York for the first time and seeing my first ever Broadway show: “Pippin.” Now, “Pippin” is amazing for several reasons including a Tony Award-winning director and actors, an incredible Steven Schwartz score and some death-defying circus feats. But what struck me most about the show is that it […]

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