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  • UAB Arts Week 2024 is set for April 10-20
    Experience the arts on campus and in the community with this showcase of performances and events featuring students in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • UAB Department of Theatre and Red Mountain Theatre co-present the musical “Sister Act,” April 5-21
    They have historic ties, but the co-production of “Sister Act” marks the beginning of a new era. UAB students, faculty and alumni make up two-thirds of the team uniting to present this show.
  • Theatre UAB, ArtPlay present free performance for children, “The Princess and the Pea,” on March 8
    This fun and engaging performance of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale is for children in grades 1 through 6, making it perfect for school field trips.
  • Totally ’80s Shakespeare as Theatre UAB presents “Two Gentlemen of Verona” from March 4-8
    UAB Department of Theatre’s bodacious Bard: Two pals fall for the same girl in a reimagined John Hughes-meets-Shakespeare world — 40 years since first performing the play in 1984.
  • Alabama’s Jalen Kirkman wins national “Finding the Voices of Tomorrow” competition
    Kirkman, 20, a UAB junior from Florence, Alabama, studying musical theater, was awarded the Chip Hand Prize for Vocal Excellence in the NextGen National contest presented by the American Pops Orchestra.
  • Hear a new, original play brought to life by Theatre UAB on Feb. 24
    The developing work, following the true story of the Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, will premiere at UAB in November.
  • Feb. 21-25, Theatre UAB presents “The 39 Steps”
    This farcical stage comedy is an entertaining parody of the Alfred Hitchcock film, set with notorious characters, 1930s music and costumes, intrigue, and physical slapstick in a host of delightful classic spy story situations.
  • One-on-one mentoring uncovered a path to Broadway for theatre alumnus
    With both parents serving in the armed forces, Jereme Kyle Lewis was an "army brat" throughout his life. With each move and army base, he became accustomed to the repetitive process of joining a new school, making friends and exploring the neighborhood. For Lewis, however, there was one extra step when joining a new community: finding the area's theatre or drama club.
  • UAB’s Henry Panion III leads concert-documentary “A Symphony Celebration: The Blind Boys of Alabama” on PBS stations nationwide
    Grammy- and Emmy-winner Panion arranged and orchestrated the Blind Boys’ classic hits for this performance, featuring members of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and a 300-person combined college choir.
  • UAB student one of 10 finalists chosen from hundreds for national voice contest
    Now a finalist in The American Pops Orchestra “NextGen National: Finding the Voices of Tomorrow” competition, UAB musical theater major Jalen Kirkman performed the jazz standard “Guess Who I Saw Today.”
  • Theatre UAB presents “Everybody” Nov. 8-11 and Nov. 15-18
    In this modern take on a 15th-century morality play, follow Everybody as they journey through life’s greatest mystery: the meaning of living.
  • Theatre UAB presents the musical “Fun Home” from Oct. 11-15
    This musical tells the true story of a woman grappling with her relationship with her father, a closeted homosexual who committed suicide only months after she herself came out.
  • Theatre UAB announces 2023-2024 season, including partnership with Red Mountain Theatre
    Theatre UAB and Red Mountain Theatre will collaborate to present “Sister Act” in April 2024, bringing professional theater resources together with the next generation of musical theater talent for one incredible production.
  • UAB’s Valerie Accetta, Jenny Fine awarded $5,000 Alabama State Council on the Arts grants
    Head of musical theater Accetta is training to become an Estill Voice Training mentor and course instructor — the first in Alabama and one of only 12 in the country.
  • “SpongeBob” actor Troy Serena learned all his moves at UAB
    Voted Best Performer in a Musical by Birmingham Broadway World for his sensational performance as SpongeBob SquarePants for Theatre UAB, Serena will reprise the role for professional theater after graduation.
  • Theatre UAB presents “Into the Woods” in a new way, April 12-16
    Are we already in the woods? This production of Sondheim’s beloved play looks at the dangers society has created with sets inspired by Birmingham’s Sloss Furnaces.
  • In April, explore UAB’s academic arts performances
    For “April is for the Arts,” the UAB College of Arts and Sciences highlights the extraordinary talent from across the college’s fine art academic units for a month of events.
  • Renita Lewis keeps taking steps forward
    When Renita Lewis enrolled in college in 2008, she was focused on two things: playing basketball and studying nursing. So, it might be a surprise to learn that she is now an accomplished actor earning her Master of Fine Arts degree in Drama at The Julliard School and starring in a play at Lincoln Center in New York City. For Lewis, the pivot into the arts began with the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Theatre.
  • Theatre UAB presents “Sanctuary City” from March 6-10
    Audiences are in for an unconventional experience in this brisk 90-minute show, which uses citizenship and documentation to speak on identity, belonging and privilege and is shaped by the actors’ own heritage.
  • See absurd comedy “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” from Feb. 22-26 at UAB
    Acclaimed as a post-modern dramatic masterpiece, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play.

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