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With new songs by Tony Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Working” explores “the extraordinary dreams of ordinary people” — American workers.
As Theatre UAB’s musical theater BFA program grows, students are up to the challenge of this sophisticated Stephen Sondheim musical, which includes his most popular song, “Send in the Clowns.”
All of the plays in the March 6-10 festival are written, directed and acted by students, staff and faculty from the UAB Department of Theatre. All tickets are $5, and shows typically sell out.
Playwright Tom Stoppard’s hilarious lampooning of murder mystery conventions features feuding theater critics Moon and Birdboot as they are swept into the whodunit they are viewing. The “play within a play” is based in three acting styles interwoven together: the farcical, the melodrama of “who done it thrillers” and Theatre of the Absurd.
Theatre UAB alumnus Luke Harlan, newly graduated from Yale School of Drama, returns to direct a provocative play that examines gender and power through the lens of the 17th century witchcraft trials in England.

“Clybourne Park” explores race relations and gentrification in surprising and wickedly funny ways, with the changing face of a Chicago neighborhood as backdrop.

Enticed to UAB by a Computer Music Ensemble concert, Birmingham’s Kevin Peek is graduating with a music technology degree and an array of skills to make it in the music business.
“Urinetown” takes place in a mythical city with a water shortage where people have to pay to pee, until a hero takes a stand.
Join Theatre UAB as it presents a beautiful telling of the painfully honest, hopeful and unexpectedly witty 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

After beginning his theater career at UAB while still in high school, Corner’s Kevin Allinder is now graduating and moving forward to grad school.

Ripped from the 1992 World Weekly News tabloid headline, “Bat Boy: The Musical” is a big-hearted satire, set to a peppy, pop-rock score.

See seven plays in one performance when Theatre UAB presents the 10th annual Festival of 10-Minute Plays, featuring super-short plays.

UAB Theatre’s playwright-in-residence will have his adaptation of “R.U.R.” performed in New York City, with alum Dustin Cañez as assistant director.

Theatre UAB has announced two new shows for its current season: a staged reading of “8 The Play” and “Bat Boy: The Musical.”
A Tony- and Pulitzer prize-winning play about family drama and the elusive nature of truth kicks off Theatre UAB’s new season.

Enjoy 35 free, short films in two hours when Theatre UAB presents its third annual film fest Sept. 29, featuring works by UAB students.

Theatre UAB will present “Proof,” “Don’t Trifle with Love,” “Charley’s Aunt,” the 10th annual Festival of 10-Minute Plays & “Bat Boy: The Musical.”

Vessela Warner of Theatre UAB is contributing her writing talents to a new play, “EcoCentric” presented by Overground Physical Theatre Company in New York City.

“Dowager Daughters of Transcendence,” a new play by Theatre UAB’s Cheryl Hall, picked for world premiere and 20 shows by Chicago theater.

Music created by UAB students for the show “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” earns Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival honors.

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