University of Kentucky
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Students in the University of Kentucky’s Department of Theatre and Dance receive the highest caliber theatre training – whether their passion is onstage or backstage - and our success is proven with? a growing alumni network in creative careers across the country. We are committed to helping our students develop their full potential. Acting, playwriting, theatrical design, directing – check. Collaborations with other departments – check. Special programs including musical theatre and dance – check. Education abroad opportunities in France and England – check. Flexible major that allows for double majoring – check. It’s all here at UK Theatre and Dance!
Notable Alumni Include: Lisa Asher, Claude Binder, Robert Brock, Beth Collins, Shawn Senavinin, Maia Sutton, Joe Verciglio, Matt Wheeler
Faculty Info: Heather Brown, Kristen Cerelli, Kathryn "Teka" England, Herman D. Farrell III, Nelson Fields, Patrick Garr, Cary Gillett, Stephanie Harris, Russell Henderson, John Holloway, Nancy C. Jones, Geraldine Maschio, Mary Joy Nelson, Susie Thiel, Melanie Turner, Tracy Ward, Stephen Wrentmore, Rhoda-Gale Pollack, Andrea Richardson, Christina Ritter, James W. Rodgers, Peter Allen Stone, Zachary Stribling.
Houston Grand Opera Announces Concert of Arias 2021 Finalists
January 18, 2021
Houston Grand Opera has announced the nine finalists for this year’s Concert of Arias, the 33rd Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers, to be presented live from the Wortham Theater Center on February 5, 2020, at 7 p.m. CT.
Former ICM Literary Agent Mitch Douglas Dies at 78
November 20, 2020
Calvin Mitchell (Mitch) Douglas passed from metastatic brain cancer on November 5th, 2020 at Calvary Hospital, Bronx, NY. He was 78 years old.
Chris Stapleton to Perform at 54th Annual CMA Awards
November 09, 2020
Chris Stapleton will perform “Starting Over” during the 54th Annual CMA Awards—airing this Wednesday, November 11 at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT on ABC.
Chris Stapleton Debuts Music Video for 'Starting Over'
September 21, 2020
The music video for Chris Stapleton’s “Starting Over” is out now (watch below). Directed and filmed by Becky Fluke, the video features footage from the song’s recording process at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A.
'Invictus', a New Anthem for New York City Premieres Tonight on LINCOLN CENTER AT HOME
September 01, 2020
Invictus (meaning 'Unconquered') a new anthem for New York City in this unique moment in time for a 15-piece brass ensemble, composed by Anthony Barfield and commissioned by Lincoln Center, premieres tonight! The work pays tribute to the resilience of this city and its people, reflecting hope and the anticipation of a better future on the horizon.
University of Kentucky Students Discuss Working on the Virtual Women's Theatre Festival, the Future of Virtual Theatre, and More
July 27, 2020
This summer, three University of Kentucky students are working on bringing theatre to people virtually, through the Womena??s Theatre Festival (WTF) based in Raleigh, North Carolina, which runs through August 1.
University of Kentucky Opera Theatre Will Close Out GRAND NIGHT AT HOME With a Singalong
July 27, 2020
The University of Kentucky Opera Theatrea??s virtual a?oeGrand Night at Homea?? will end in a special singalong.
Governor's School for the Arts Announces Virtual Summer Program
May 07, 2020
The Governor's School for the Arts (GSA), a program of Kentucky Performing Arts (KPA), will be hosted virtually this year to maximize the safety of students, staff and faculty amid the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
University of Kentucky Opera Theatre Offers Online Options in Lieu of GRAND NIGHT Performance
April 27, 2020
The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre has canceled its June production of a?oeIt's a Grand Night for Singing!a?? due to the current health crisis. However, the company is offering at-home options for patrons to enjoy.
David R. Gross Releases Historical Fiction Novel DEFENDER OF THE TEXAS FRONTIER
April 09, 2020
Author David R. Gross has announced the promotion of his historical fiction novel, Defender of the Texas Frontier.
BWW Interview: Audrey Belle Adams of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at The Saenger Theatre
February 04, 2020
Get ready kids and former kids, for the most magical show we've had at the Saenger Theatre all season! CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is opening next week, and the cast is ready to take us on a journey to Willy Wonka's candy kingdom.
The Louisville Memorial Auditorium Will Host THE IRISH TENORS in March
January 31, 2020
The Louisville's Memorial Auditorium has announced an outstanding concert in celebration of St. Patrick's Day and Irish heritage with THE IRISH TENORS on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The famed Irish trio will be accompanied by Global Creative Orchestra [KY] with guest conductor, Dr. Everett McCorvey, and singers from the University of Kentucky Opera Theater.
The Irish Tenors to Kick Off Spring Tour at the St. George Theater
January 29, 2020
The Irish Tenors a?" Ronan Tynan, Anthony Kearns, and Declan Kelly a?" have been the acknowledged Celtic music kings since they burst upon the scene during a 1998 special. With ten best selling CD's to their credit, they share company with the likes of The Three Tenors and Andrea Bocelli as the biggest money makers PBS has presented.
Chris Stapleton Confirms 2020 'All-American Road Show' Headline Tour
January 29, 2020
Chris Stapleton's “All-American Road Show” will return this summer and fall with an extensive new run of shows including stops at Washington State's Gorge Amphitheatre on June 20, Atlanta's Truist Park on July 18, Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on October 2 and New York's Madison Square Garden on October 10. Additionally, on August 29, Stapleton will make his headline debut at Chicago's famed Wrigley Field with special guests The Highwomen, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell. Additional guests along the tour include (in alphabetical order) Dwight Yoakam, Elle King, Hank Williams Jr., Kendell Marvel, Margo Price, Nikki Lane, Sheryl Crow, The Marcus King Band and Yola.
MTC Music Academy Announces 5 Week Vocal Masterclass with Special Guests And Personalized Audition Material
January 28, 2020
MTC Music Academy presents a 5 week Vocal Masterclass featuring intensive technique coaching with Founder and Voice Teacher, Tegan Miller, as well as expert input from rest of the creative team, Music Director, Assaf Gleizner (Office the Musical) and Rep Coach, Andre Catrini (Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit). The classes will also include handpicked, personalized audition material for each student and a showcase for two Casting Directors, Holly Buzcek (HDB Casting/Wojcik/Seay Casting) and Alison Franck (Franck Casting), as well as the creative team. In this showcase, actors will present their new material and receive live, constructive feedback.