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University Dance Company 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. Ballet, contemporary, hip hop, and jazz dance styles provide uplift and entertainment in this repertoire concert.

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 Theater 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 this February

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, KU Symphony Orchestra, and voice and

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

Audiences to KU 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

The University Theatre will open its 2023-24 season Oct. 6 with a play that unapologetically dives into taboo topics, dips into a revolution happening around the globe, and features puppetry to help tell the story. 

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 Award and Scholarship Recipients

The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Kansas recognized 59 students for academic merit and contributions to Departmental performances at its year-end awards ceremony in May.

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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