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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.

KU Theatre Design Student Earns Spot at National Kennedy Center Festival

KU Theatre & Dance students earned awards and recognition from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region V. Almost all of this outstanding work was part of actualized productions of the University Theatre. 

Love and Information, a Kaleidoscope of Quick Encounters, Searches for Meaning in Collaborative Production

Audiences to the University Theatre’s spring season opener will witness a unique performance from within the Department of Theatre & Dance with a script that’s been transformed by students.  

Everybody Opens Dec. 2, Promises Audience Participation, Dark Comedy

A play opening soon at the University of Kansas explores a topic that’s become ever-more relevant in recent years: death.

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