UA’s College of Arts and Sciences is preparing for a busy spring season of performances by the School of Music and department of theatre and dance.
The School of Music will get its spring season underway Jan. 28 with “A Night of Billy Joel Music,” featuring UA faculty and student groups. The free event will take place in Moody Music Building’s Concert Hall.
“The performances of all types and genres presented on a regular basis by the School of Music represent the culmination of many hours of hard work, preparation, scholarly study and intensive practice on the part of our faculty and students,” said Charles Snead, director of the School of Music. “A performance can be seen as the realization of a musical dream, once conceived in the abstract, but now brought to reality. Also, our performances provide important and necessary experiences for our students relative to their musical and professional development on their roads toward lifelong careers and related opportunities.”
The department of theatre and dance will open its season Feb. 10 with “Mr. Universe” making its debut at the Allen Bales Theatre.
“Our students and faculty dedicate themselves to long hours of creative research and collaborative practice to produce quality theatre and dance performances for our community,” said Sarah Barry, department chair. “Supporting live arts events can spark your imagination, open your heart and mind to new thoughts or feelings, or even be an intentional escape. Performers feed off the energy of an audience, so we encourage our audiences to come as willing participants in the experience of the show.”
A list of a few spring performances is below. Tickets for events requiring one can be purchased at www.ua.universitytickets.com.
Jan. 31: Spectrum Concert, Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Feb. 10-16: Mr. Universe, Allen Bales Theatre
Feb. 18-23: The Servant of Two Masters, Marian Gallaway Theatre
Feb. 25-29: Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, Morgan Auditorium
Feb. 27-28, March 1: A Celebration of American Opera, Bryant-Jordan Hall
March 26: A Night of Billy Joel Music, Moody Music Building Concert Hall
April 6-12: Hand to God, Allen Bales Theatre
April 7: An Annual Evening of Broadway, Pop and Jazz Favorites, Bryant-Jordan Hall
April 7-11: Dance Alabama!, Morgan Auditorium
April 14-19: Legally Blonde, Allen Bales Theatre
April 16: Huxford Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Combined Concert, Moody Music Building Concert Hall
April 17: Dance Collection, Morgan Auditorium
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