The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance educates the artists, scholars, educators and entrepreneurs of the future. Students are prepared with expert skills, instilled with passionate enthusiasm, and emboldened to challenge and inspire the world through the power of the performing arts.
Recognizing extraordinary excellence in performing arts entrepreneurship, leadership, and social impact, the EXCELprize will insure sustainability of festival in future years.
SMTD has partnered with the Gershwin family to bring the music of George and Ira Gershwin to students, scholars, performers and audiences across campus and worldwide.
The Department of Theatre & Drama, in conjunction with the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, will present this showcase of songs and scenes that have been banned from American stages, in order to raise awareness about censorship and free expression in theater. The performances will feature selections from Cabaret, Chicago, Almost, Maine, Rent, and Angels in America, among other notable works.
Professor Robert Najarian is directing the show and the cast will be comprised of actors from the Department of Theatre & Drama, the Department of Musical Theatre, and from the local professional community.
Free - no tickets required
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