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UC Irvine students offer a 'Bittersweet Farewell' to a beloved professor and dance pioneer

Friday, June 15, 2018

Donald McKayle mixed love with melancholy in his 2015 lyrical dance piece “Bittersweet Farewell,” which honored deceased friends — bonds made during 70 years working on Broadway and in television, movies, modern dance and academia.

Now Appearing: The UCI Company

Thursday, June 14, 2018

A successful and wide-ranging arts program means a growing number of alumni are thriving on Broadway.

Where to see Shakespeare in Southern California this summer

Friday, June 8, 2018

UCI drama professor Eli Simon was instrumental in creating a charming portable outdoor in-the-round venue that’s perfect for intimate productions of Shakespeare.

OC Weekly’s Midyear Guide to the Best Local Theater

Thursday, June 7, 2018

It’s summertime, and even though the living ain’t always the easiest, OC summertime sure beats the hell out of Stockton summertime. And for those of you who want to immerse yourself in a little bit of artsy-fartsy culture, there’s plenty of stuff both...

Artistic Exposure

Monday, June 4, 2018

Victoria Zepeda, a fourth-year drama major, immersed herself in the arts this year when she stepped up to direct the Brown Bag Theater Co.’s spring production, “Ni de Aquí, Ni de Allá” (“Neither Here, Nor There”).

State of the Art

Monday, June 4, 2018

Although often overlooked, UCI played a key part in shaping late 20th-century art, and Buck’s collection includes a healthy dose of Anteater professors and alumni from the 1960s and ’70s.

“In Conversation with the Hamilton Stage Management Team” at UCI

Saturday, June 2, 2018

UCI Drama and Joel Veenstra, SMA Western Regional Director and Professor in Stage Management, hosted a panel discussion with the Philip touring cast of Lin Manuel-Miranda’s hit show “Hamilton.”

Former Broadway performer directs UCI's ‘American Idiot’ production

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Most students in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine aspire to careers on Broadway. Andrew Palermo is bringing Broadway to the students.

Dance Department invited to peform at National College Dance Festival

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Dance Department was invited to perform at the American College Dance Association’s 2018 National College Dance Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

“Physical Graffiti” Remembers Their Own

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The audience’s breath was taken away by Claire Trevor’s last performance of the year: “Physical Graffiti.” The show was many things: exciting, surprising, jaw-dropping and creative. Most of all, it was touching.