UGA to premiere Vogel's 'Things Fall Apart'

Posted 5 years 2 weeks ago

Next week, UGA will host the world premiere of a new musical work by professor emeritus Roger Vogel:


"Things Fall Apart," a song cycle by University of Georgia's Roger C. Vogel based on excerpts from Chinua Achebe's novel of the same name, will premiere Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. in the Ramsey Concert Hall of the UGA Performing Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

The English-language novel "Things Fall Apart" was written by Achebe, a Nigerian author. Originally published in 1958, the narrative tells the story of Okonkwo, a leader and wrestling...

The Arts at UGA

Posted 5 years 1 month ago

The fine and performing arts units in the Franklin College - the Lamar Dodd School of Art, the department of dance, the department of theatre and film studies and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music - have long been the heart of the university. Not only do these units provide performance and exhibition opportunities for our students, they are important venues for the cultural life of the campus community and they are visibly engaged in our wider mission: educating a cultivated citizenry for Georgia. These units welcome school children and alumni alike, and quite often for the public,...

University Theatre announces its 80th season

Posted 5 years 1 month ago

One of the most dynamic units in the Franklin College, indeed in the entire University, is the department of theatre and film studies. Long a mainstay on our campus, they have engaged our students, faculty and facilities to keep the campus and community entertained and informed for more than a century. Now in 2012, they announce their 80th season as University Theatre:

The season's highlights include former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove's play "The Darker Face of the Earth," the musical "The Fantasticks" by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt and a new version of Shakespeare's "...


Posted 5 years 5 months ago

Get ready for the University Theatre production of Chicago.

The University of Georgia University Theatre will present Chicago, the world-famous musical about fame, fortune and "all that jazz" on April 12-14 and 18-21 at 8 p.m. and on April 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre. Originally crafted by John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, Chicago at UGA will be directed by Tony award-winning guest artist Chet Walker.



Pirates of Penzance

Posted 5 years 7 months ago

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music Opera Ensemble presents The Pirates of Penzance Feb. 17-19 at the Fine Arts Theatre.

First performed in New York City on New Year’s Eve in 1879, The Pirates of Penzance is a comedic, family-friendly tale of British pirates and policemen, and love and leap years. It features some of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most famous songs, including “I am the very model of a modern Major-General.” 

“This is a tremendous opportunity for families and music lovers of all ages to discover the joy of Gilbert and Sullivan,” said Frederick Burchinal, the...