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University Dance Co. Performs April 5-7, Features Kansas City Aerial Arts

In the University Dance Company Spring Concert, students and choreographers examine the ideas of world-building, connection, and suspense through the artform.

Theatre Design Students Advance to Kennedy Center National Festival

Two Department of Theatre & Dance students will represent the University of Kansas in April at the national Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in Washington, D.C., following their recent KCACTF-Region V competition. 

KU Theatre Explores Labor, Community in Award-Winning Drama SWEAT

The University Theatre presents Lynn Nottage’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning play SWEAT, which explores the lives of Rust Belt factory workers and the pressure of productivity.    

KU Theatre, School of Music Co-Present Sweeney Todd, Opening Feb. 16

Before the Broadway national tour begins, a local production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a Musical Thriller, will explore the psyche of the villain and bring the community Stephen Sondheim’s brilliant melodies with the help of KU Opera and Symphony Orchestra.

Milking Christmas, A New Musical Goes Full-Tilt “Merry”

Audiences to the University Theatre’s next production will enjoy cheery musical numbers, over-the-top costumes, and sweet storylines driven by even sweeter characters–literally, some of them are gingerbread cookies.

University Dance Company Presents its Fall 2023 Concert

University of Kansas Department of Theatre & Dance faculty members, along with a regional guest choreographer, will present work in ballet, hip hop, and modern/contemporary dance styles at the University Dance Company Fall Concert November 3 and 4 at 7:30pm and Nov. 5 at 2:30pm.

KU Theatre Opens Its Season with Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties

A Story of Self-Discovery, Empowerment, and the Effects of the Patriarchy in Contemporary Society The University Theatre will open its 2023-24 season with a play that unapologetically dives into taboo topics, dips into a revolution happening around the globe, and features puppetry to he

Announcing the 2023-24 KU Theatre & Dance Performance Season

The University of Kansas Department of Theatre & Dance has unveiled its 2023-24 performance season, which engages talent within the University Theatre, University Dance Company, School of Music, and Department of English, among others.

KU Theatre & Dance 2023 Scholarship and Award Winners

The University of Kansas Department of Theatre & Dance recognized 59 students as recipients of its year-end awards and scholarships, totalling more than $200,000 in financial support.

Cabaret Examines Themes as Relevant as Ever, Opens April 20 at KU Theatre

The University Theatre’s season finale opens with a big, inviting party. That’s one reason why Act 1 of Cabaret is so adored and a reason the musical’s ending hits so hard, said Markus Potter, director and assistant professor in the Department of Theatre & Dance.

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