theatre

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,… Read more »

Gulf Shores Is “All Shook Up”

From the June 2014 Desktop News | In its 11th season, SummerTide Theatre will be shaking things up this summer in Gulf Shores, where The University of Alabama’s professional summer theatre company will present All Shook Up by Joe DiPietro. Performances will run June 6-July 4 Tuesdays through Sundays beginning at 8 p.m. at the George C…. Read more »

Panitch Wins Burnum Award

From the May 2014 Desktop News | Following his passion for acting has led Seth Panitch, associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, to interesting places, from the stages of New York to Cuba and beyond. The zeal he brings to teaching has done the same. In recognition of his work, he was… Read more »

UA in Prestigious Shakespeare Festivals

From the April 2014 Desktop News | Nicholas Burroughs is an actor with a plan. Burroughs, a senior majoring in musical theatre, has been invited to perform at the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival after he graduates in May. “I feel extremely honored to be working with such a famous theatre,” said Burroughs, a native… Read more »

Friends and Family Honor Ed Williams with Theatre Scholarship

Gifts of more than $32,000 from the friends and family of Dr. Edmond Williams have established The Ed Williams Endowed Scholarship in Theatre. The fund will support scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in theatre. Williams, of Tuscaloosa, earned his bachelor’s degree in 1967 and master’s degree in 1968 from The University of Alabama and his… Read more »

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… Read more »