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Orlando Sentinel: UCF’s Dance Minor Program Breaks Boundaries Surrounding Gender Roles

November 29, 2021  The UCF School of Performing Arts’ dance minor program is empowering male dancers to be more confident and comfortable with themselves.

Orlando Sentinel: UCF Choirs Offer New Holiday Concert

November 23, 2021  On December 2, the UCF Choirs will take the stage at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for Knights Season of Joy: A UCF Choral Celebration.

Orlando Sentinel: COVID-19 Pandemic Sparks Creativity in UCF’s Dance Department

November 22, 2021  Even with the difficulties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, students and faculty members in the School of Performing Arts’ dance department have found creative ways to express themselves.

Orlando Sentinel: ‘Welcome to the Moon’ Poignantly Finds Laughs in Life, Love

November 18, 2021  “Theatre UCF’s production, on an elegantly atmospheric set by Vandy Wood, finds plenty of laughs in [John Patrick] Shanley’s humorous characters and settings.”

Assistant Professor of Jazz Percussion Clarence Penn Inspires Onstage and Off

November 17, 2021  Despite only being with the UCF School of Performing Arts for a few months, assistant professor of jazz percussion Clarence Penn has already made a substantial impact.

Orlando Sentinel: UCF’s ‘Welcome to the Moon and Other One Acts’ to Honor Late Professor Mark Brotherton

November 10, 2021  Theatre UCF faculty, students and alumni are coming together to produce “Welcome to the Moon and Other One Acts” in honor of the late Mark Brotherton.

NSM Today: ‘More Than Just a Musician’: Violin Professor’s Lifelong Passion Resonates

November 08, 2021  For professor of violin Ayako Yonetani, leaving an audience with the feeling of a memorable and impactful performance is the most important thing.

NSM Today: Broadway on Magnolia Choir Concert Offers a Sense of Community

November 08, 2021  The UCF Singing Knights performed in the first-ever Broadway on Magnolia concert Saturday at the Dr. Phillips Center of Performing Arts with Encore! Performing Arts and the Orlando Choral Society.

Orlando Sentinel: UCF’s Project Spotlight Provides Theater Opportunities for All Majors

November 01, 2021  UCF’s Project Spotlight, a student-run organization, provides collaborative opportunities for students of all majors to take part in productions and develop original works through One Act Festivals and Ten Minute Play Competitions.

How a Car Accident Led This Themed Experience Instructor to Direct Orlando’s Halloween Haunts

November 01, 2021  Themed experience instructor Patrick Braillard ’14MA on his expertise in creating immersive, scary events that bring SeaWorld’s first Howl-o-Scream to life.

Assistant Professor David Reed Awarded Jump Start Fund

October 21, 2021  Assistant professor of acting and directing David Reed was awarded for his project that will help performing arts students prepare audition material using current technology.

NSM Today: Musical Theater Returns to the Main Stage With ‘First Date’

October 19, 2021  After over a year-and-a-half of working through COVID-19 precautions and guidelines, musical theater returns to the main stage in Theatre UCF’s “First Date.”

Connections Found On and Off the Stage in ‘First Date’

October 18, 2021  Theatre UCF’s production of the 2013 Broadway musical “First Date” explores the rollercoaster of emotions that overwhelm individuals on their journey to find love.

Orlando Sentinel: It’s Familiar But More Fun Than the Usual ‘First Date’

October 15, 2021  “Austin Winsberg, Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner set out to mine comedy in this rite-of-pass angst with a musical called First Date, which opened on Broadway in 2013 for a five-month run. The show is onstage in a perky production at Theatre UCF and it helps the show immensely that the...

Orlando Sentinel: Dan Jones Was Costumer, Singer and Friend

October 15, 2021  Daniel M. Jones, Theatre UCF’s costume shop manager for over 15 years, made teddy bears come alive, dressed a musical busybody to the nines, raised his voice in joyous song and explored the art of female impersonation with UCF students.

Daniel Jones Remembered as Dedicated Member of UCF, Orlando Arts Community

October 14, 2021  A Celebration of Life event will be held for UCF’s longtime costume shop manager on Oct. 17. Reservations are required.

UCF’s Themed Experience Program and Christie Digital Announce New Partnership

October 12, 2021  Christie Digital, a global audio visual solutions company, has partnered with UCF’s themed experience graduate programs to provide students with leading technology found in entertainment venues around the world.

Assistant Professor of Jazz Percussion Clarence Penn Awarded a Jazz Road Creative Residencies Grant

October 08, 2021  Assistant professor of jazz percussion Clarence Penn was awarded a $40,000 Jazz Road Creative Residencies Grant from South Arts.

Theatre Professor Jim Helsinger Named Among Orlando’s 50 Most Powerful People of 2021

October 08, 2021  Orlando Magazine’s list highlights prominent leaders in education, tourism, government, entertainment, sports, arts and business.

Announcing the Mark Brotherton Memorial Scholarship in Theatre

October 07, 2021  Mark Brotherton’s indelible impact on his students will live on in the form of the Mark Brotherton Memorial Scholarship in Theatre.