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Shakespeare in American Integration

From the November 2013 Desktop News | “Shakespeare and American Integration,” a two-day symposium to be held November 15-16, will discuss integration in Shakespeare’s works. The event is part of “Through the Doors,” the yearlong series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of desegregation at UA. Dr. Sharon O’Dair, director of the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies and a professor in the Department of English, envisioned the symposium first through a musical connection. “I knew that trombonist Defeayo Marsalis had […]

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Fall Spectrum Concert This Friday

Free performance highlights talents of music school This Friday faculty and students of the School of Music will collaborate in the fall Spectrum concert, a showcase of UA’s best musicians. Expect everything from classical to jazz selections, all highlighting the immense talent of UA music students and faculty. The concert will culminate in an appearance by the entire University of Alabama Million Dollar Band, which will perform the football cheers and songs Crimson Tide fans know and love. The show begins […]

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UA Presents “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

Students will play key roles in the performance From the October 2013 Desktop News | In April 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sat in a jail cell in Birmingham, writing a letter that would become one of the most famous documents of the civil rights movement. Fifty years later, opera theatre students from the College of Arts and Sciences’ School of Music, in partnership with Red Mountain Theatre Company of Birmingham (RMTC), will bring his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” to life. […]

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Dancers Perform in Fall Showcase

Fall 2013 ARDT performance bound to wow any audience UA’s Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre takes the stage again this week with its fall performance. Pre-professional dance students show off their immense talent in pieces ranging in styles and genres. Opening with a pas de deux from traditional ballet and closing with an experimental, performance-art style piece, the show includes a wide variety of songs such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” from the 1940s and “Falling Slowly” from the popular movie and […]

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Alabama-Cuba Initiative Goes to New York City

From the July 2013 Desktop News | Actors and dancers from The University of Alabama and the Cuban El Instituto Superior de Arte are “on the road” this summer performing in “Alcestis Ascending,” written and produced by Associate Professor Seth Panitch of the Department of Theatre and Dance.  The actors are performing the play this month off-off Broadway at the Harold Clurman Theatre on Theatre Row in New York City and will subsequently take the production to the Raquel Revuelta Theatre in […]

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Through the Doors

On June 11 at 6 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, three musicians with ties to the School of Music will be featured in the “Through the Doors: Courage. Change. Progress” program that marks 50 years of progress at The University of Alabama. The event marks the anniversary of Gov. George Wallace’s “Stand in the Schoolhouse Door” in 1963 and is one of many events being held throughout the year at UA. “It’s an important event for the University and one in […]

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10 Years of SummerTide Theatre

Summer Pre-Professional Experience Highlights Musical Theatre Program From the 2013 Celebrating Excellence | Theatregoers in Tuscaloosa are familiar with the quality of performances in the Allen Bales and Marian Gallaway Theatres on The University of Alabama campus, but there is one more place to see world-class musical theatre from the College’s Department of Theatre and Dance: Gulf Shores, Alabama. Each summer, the department takes a musical to the George C. Meyer Performing Arts Center. For the last 10 years the annual event, […]

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Artistically Fit

Undergraduate music class plans interactive concert The University of Alabama School of Music hosts hundreds of concerts each year in the Moody Music Building, featuring a wide spectrum of musicians and musical styles. The variety of genres and diversity of performers is great — but a concert held this month promises to bring something new to the mix. While a typical School of Music concert assumes the time-honored relationship between audience and performance — musicians play, and audience members listen […]

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UA’s Othello Puts a Creative Twist on a Classic

  “I hate. I hate the Moor.” So spoke Iago during UA’s February 2013 production of Othello. From there, the show picked up speed, racing through each of Iago’s machinations to destroy the title character. “I wanted to transport the audience into the minds of Othello and Iago,” said director Seth Panitch, “so I turned to movement and music to assist us in that concept.” Panitch, who has been directing plays since 1996, included these modern twists on Shakespeare’s classic […]

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