Department of Theatre and Dance

A&S in the News – July 2-July 8

Dig deeper into Old Cahawba history Selma Times-Journal – July 5 Old Cahawba Archaeological Park is giving visitors a chance to dig deeper into the history of Alabama’s first state capitol. The park will hold archaeological days on July 21-23 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. On Friday, July 22 Dr. Virgil Beasley,… Read more »

Dancers Awarded Summer Scholarships to Top Jazz Institution

From the April 2016 Desktop News | Three UA dance majors will spend an entire month this summer dancing in Chicago at Gus Giordano Dance—one of the best dance institutions for jazz training. “Gus Giordano is one of the oldest and largest institutions for training dancers in the professional world,” said Cornelius Carter, the director… Read more »

From Bama to Broadway

From the February 2016 Desktop News | Before going to Broadway, the seductive history of New Orleans’ red light district, The Countess of Storyville, will come to life on stage at The University of Alabama. Margot Astrachan, the 2014 Tony Award-winning producer for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, is producing the show, which… Read more »

Faculty Selected for 2016 Alabama-Greece Partnership

From the November 2015 Desktop News | Seven faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences will travel to Thessaloniki, Greece, in May as part of an academic partnership with faculty members at Aristotle University. The UA faculty members have proposed projects that they will complete in partnership with Aristotle University faculty members. Dr…. Read more »

The Life of a Costume

From the September 2015 Desktop News | Research, sketches, mock-ups, photographs and actual costumes curated by The University of Alabama’s Donna Meester will be displayed Sept. 4-25 at UA’s Gallery in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in downtown Tuscaloosa. The exhibit, “The Life of a Costume: From Page to Stage,” provides a glimpse into… Read more »

UA’s Dance Program Ranked 15th in Nation

From the September 2015 Desktop News | A new ranking of college and university dance programs ranks The University of Alabama 15th in the nation among public and private universities. The dance program is part of the Department of Theatre and Dance in UA’s College of Arts and Sciences. The ranking also places UA’s dance… Read more »

‘Cast Party’ Arty Party

From the April 2015 Desktop News | All-inclusive Caribbean getaways; collectibles autographed by Nick Saban and former Crimson Tide football starters; and priceless memorabilia from New York City’s famed Tavern on the Green restaurant are just a few of the one-of-a-kind items that will be auctioned at the 11th annual Arty Party fundraiser hosted by… Read more »

‘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… Read more »

Tennessee Williams Tribute

From the March 2015 Desktop News | UA theatre students performed dramatic readings from the plays of Tennessee Williams March 2-3 as part of a tribute to Williams and his friendship with Dr. Marian Gallaway, longtime professor of theatre at UA. Gallaway and Williams met in 1938 and became lifelong friends. The two-night tribute included… Read more »