Tuesday, February 20, 2018

One Act Operas Coming to UT Arlington Mainstage Theatre

University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Theatre Company in a co-production with the Department of Music present Giacomo Puccini’s Opera SUOR ANGELICA sung in English and GIANNI SCHICCHI sung in Italian. The two one act operas will run February 27 – March 4, 2018.

In SUOR ANGELICA, Angelica is a sister in a convent who works and prays happily with the other nuns, but also holds a secret longing and a past shrouded with a dark secret. In GIANNI SCHICCHI, a death has occurred in the noble family of the Donati, leaving a “sorrowful” family eager for their inheritance. Rinuccio Donati, a man in love, seeks the hand of a commoner Lauretta, but when troubles arise in the Donati Mansion, their only hope may be Lauretta’s father, the clever and guile, Gianni Schicchi!

SUOR ANGELICA AND GIANNI SCHICCHI feature UTA students from both Departments of Music and Theatre Arts. Production dates are February 27, March 1 and 3 at 8:00 p.m. and March 4 at 2:30 p.m., 2018 in the UT-Arlington Mainstage Theartre (room 174) of the Fine Arts Building North, located at 502 South Cooper Street on the UT-Arlington campus. Ticket prices are $12 for General Public, and $10 for Senior Citizens, Students, and UT-Arlington Faculty and Staff. For ticket reservations, please contact www.UTATickets.com. For more information, please contact the UT Arlington Department of Theatre Arts Box Office at 817.272.2669 or uta.edu/theatre.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Watch a Live Musical Theatre Masterclass with Miranda Crispin at UTA

The University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Theatre Company presents a CONTEMPORARY MUSICAL THEATRE MASTERCLASS with Miranda Crispin, Artistic Director of AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATRE LIVE, PARIS! The Masterclass will be Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 in Studio 143 from 1 – 3 pm in the Fine Arts Building North on the UTA campus (502 South Cooper St.). This event is free and open for viewing to the public. Observers are welcome – arrive at least 15 minutes prior to beginning of the masterclass in order to be seated. Participants will be drawn from the BFA Musical Theatre students.

Miranda Crispin is a world traveler, an actor, director, singer, teacher and language enthusiast. With a Master’s degree in Music Theatre/Opera Performance from Arizona State University, and a B.F.A. from Illinois Wesleyan University, she studied French language at the Sorbonne and has served as an American Ambassadorial Scholar to France from the Arizona State University Institute for the Arts. Currently teaching at the American Conservatory L'Ecole Koenig, Miranda is the star of director Stephane Ly-Cuong’s staging of ‘The Last Five Years’ and vocal director of Ly-Cuong’s production of ‘Edges,’ both set to premiere at Paris’ L’Auguste Theatre.