Tag: musical theatre

UA Theatre Production Coming to Montgomery

From the February 2019 Desktop News | Prepare yourself for an immersive and glitzy trip into the past. UA’s theatre program is preparing to present their rendition of beloved musical theatre classic, The Drowsy Chaperone, with faculty director Stacy Alley and technical director Randy deCelle at the helm. Originally conceived as a parody riffing on old-fashioned musical theatre, The Drowsy Chaperone follows the story of the quirky narrator, Man in Chair, seeking to cure his “non-specific sadness” by revisiting his favorite musical […]

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Professors Earn Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Awards

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From the November 2018 Desktop News | Two College of Arts and Sciences faculty members received Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Awards from The University of Alabama National Alumni Association in 2018. This year’s honorees include Stacy Latham Alley, director of musical theatre and an associate professor of musical theatre and dance, and Nathan James Parker, an instructor in creative writing. Stacy Alley, who came to UA in 2010, is a professional director and choreographer whose recent teachings and artistic credits include work in Denmark, Tanzania, […]

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A&S in the News: July 9-15, 2017

Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program COLLEGE NEWS: July 9: Tuscaloosa News – July 9 Seventeen college students from a variety of academic programs participated in the summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program in chemistry at The University of Alabama in 2017. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation. The NSF has supported the REU program in the UA department of chemistry for 31 years, providing 371 students, mainly from primarily undergraduate institutions in the Southeast, a 10-week summer research […]

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‘42nd Street’ Goes to Mobile

From the April 2015 Desktop News | The Department of Theatre and Dance staged a performance of the award-winning musical “42nd Street” to a nearly sold-out house at the Mobile Civic Center on April 9. Performances are also being held in Tuscaloosa at the Marian Gallaway Theatre April 14-19. Some 60 UA students and faculty traveled to Mobile to present the full-scale musical. This is the third time the department has taken a large-scale production to a major Alabama city […]

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Backward Thinking

Sondheim Musical Challenges Performers Merrily We Roll Along, running November 10-16 at the Allen Bales Theatre, is one of Stephen Sondheim’s most experimental musicals. The story of a composer and lyricist and their rise to prominence, Merrily We Roll Along is a show where time runs backward, beginning when the characters were in their 50s, traveling back through important events in their lives. This unique premise creates a challenge to actors, who must convincingly age in reverse onstage. Daniel Hulsizer, […]

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From Vancouver to Hawaii to Australia

From the August 2014 Desktop News | How does it feel to perform before thousands of people every night and wake up in a new country every morning? Jess Berzack has one word for it: incredible. Berzack, a 2014 musical theatre graduate, recently returned from a nine-month contract as a lead singer aboard Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody of the Seas. The cruise ship sailed from Vancouver to Hawaii before spending the majority of its time in and around Sydney, Australia. Berzack […]

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