Department of Theatre and Dance

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Behind the Stage: Talking "The Wolves" with Training Captain and Cast Member Ashleigh Avallone
Behind the Stage: Talking "The Wolves" with Training Captain and Cast Member Ashleigh Avallone

Wrapping up our 2021-2022 season, Glimmers in the Dark: Tales of Grit and Grace, is The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe. Directed by Dr. Tessa Carr, this all-female play about a high school soccer team features the collaborative work of three senior students. Ashleigh Avallone, Addison Peacock, and Anna Vu, otherwise known as “Triple A,” have teamed together with director Dr. Carr to transform the Telfair Peet Blackbox into an indoor soccer arena. Turning a group of actors into convincing soccer players is not an easy task, but there was no one better than Ashleigh Avallone for the job. 

Venturing Into the Woods Thirteen Years Later
Venturing Into the Woods Thirteen Years Later

In February 2009, the Auburn University Theatre Department performed Into the Woods for the first time to showcase its brand-new degree program, Music Theatre. Thirteen years later, the now Department of Theater and Dance has once again chosen this musical to mark the department’s first collaboration with the Auburn University Music Department at the Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University. 

Behind the Stage: "Talking Into the Woods" with Sound Designer Bailey Fenn
Behind the Stage: "Talking Into the Woods" with Sound Designer Bailey Fenn

Opening March 4th and running through March 6th, Auburn University Theatre and Dance continues its season with Into the Woods. This classic Sondheim musical will be brought to life in collaboration with the Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center and the Auburn University Department of Music. This opportunity to perform at a new venue opens the door for new experiences and chances for growth for our students. Among the students impacted by this opportunity is Sound Designer Bailey Fenn. 

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