This season the UAB Department of Theatre will tackle weighty and witty plays on race relations, warfare and sexual liberation, along with a coming-of-age musical puppet parable and the annual Festival of 10-Minute Plays.
Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play “Clybourne Park” will kick off the season Oct. 15-19, followed by “Women of War,” an original work created by Kennedy Center honors student Rebecca Harper and Professor Karla Koskinen, Nov. 12-15 and Nov. 19-22.
Theatre UAB will present “In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)” for mature audiences only, Feb. 18-22, 2015. The 12th annual Festival of 10-Minute Plays is set for March 9-14, 2015, and the season will culminate in the quotable and quirky musical “Avenue Q” from April 8-12, 2015. For season tickets or more information, visit the UAB Department of Theatre online or call 205-934-3236.
Theatre UAB, part of the UAB College of Arts and Sciences, chooses its season of plays each year with purpose. Plays are selected to offer the widest array of roles and experience possible to give students professional theater skills.
This year will mark the first class of Theatre UAB’s new Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in musical theater. The BFA in musical theater builds on the department’s nationally recognized B.A. degree in theater to offer the specific training performers need for success in the working world of musical theater.
See some of guitar rock’s most respected artists as they pay homage to one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time when UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center presents “Experience Hendrix” on Sept. 25.
Since 2004, with the endorsement of the Jimi Hendrix family, “Experience Hendrix” has been delighting fans at sold-out shows worldwide, and musicians love this show as much as fans do. It is a time for them to come together and celebrate one of their biggest and most important musical influences.
This star-studded tour stop in Birmingham will feature Billy Cox, original member of Band of Gypsys and The Jimi Hendrix Experience, legendary Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Buddy Guy, along with guitar phenoms Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, Doyle Bramhall II, Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes, and drummer Chris Layton of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble.