Each year the UAB Department of Theatre presents a new season featuring five main-stage plays, performed in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.
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A double music and theater major, Nole Jones will compete against 13 semifinalists selected in the NATS National Student Auditions in the College Music Theatre Men division.

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“Avenue Q” is hilarious, irreverent and definitely not for children. “Muppet”-style puppets, alongside human actors, star in this sweetly satiric coming-of-age parable.
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Holden will work with students as they prepare for the department’s production of “Avenue Q” and will give his one-man performance, “The Joshua Show.”
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10 minute2This year the festival includes six new plays written by students, plus one written by Shackleford commemorating the Voting Rights Act’s 50th anniversary.
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A compassionate and stimulating study of sexuality and intimacy, the Tony-nominated play is set in late 19th century, middle-class America, when “female problems” often were dismissed as “hysteria.”
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In this retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, all the beloved characters appear to help Scrooge in his journey toward redemption and enlightenment.

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Recent graduate Rebecca Harper of Valley Head wrote the play with Professor Karla Koskinen. Now she is directing the work, which evolved out of Euripide’s “Trojan Women.”
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Burgeoning singers, actors, musicians, and production and technical students will take to the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, for the free showcase.
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An exploration of race, a student’s original take on women and war, a stimulating study of hysteria, the annual short play fest, and a heart “felt” Tony Award-winning comedy are in store this season.

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Registration is open now for ArtPlay’s fall session, with a variety of arts education classes for all ages set to begin Sept. 2.
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ASFA students will have a guiding hand from UAB Department of Theatre Chair Kelly Allison, who has just joined the high school’s board.
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Student Rebecca Harper and graduate Markeitra Gilliam won a national directing fellowship and physical theater training scholarship, respectively.
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This Computer Music Ensemble spring show is focused on the “Odyssey” theme, and each student-composer created music that invokes the feelings and emotions of an epic quest.
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“Urinetown” takes place in a mythical city with a water shortage where people have to pay to pee, until a hero takes a stand.
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Theatre UAB's enormously popular festival from March 10-15 features eight new plays, all written, directed and acted by students, staff and faculty.
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Theatre UAB’s production was one of approximately 180 entered productions from across KCACTF’s 10-state Region IV, and one of four selected from 42 contending entries.
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Here’s a round-up of what UAB’s talented Music, Theatre and Art and Art History faculty are doing in Alabama and across the globe while on break from classes.
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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.

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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.
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