Student theatrical productions take place at David Falk Theatre, a fully-equipped, 1,000-seat historic theater built in 1928. There is no seniority; freshmen are allowed to audition for all productions in their first semester. UT’s numerous performance opportunities include:
Main Stage Productions
Each year, The University of Tampa celebrates the performing arts through four main-stage presentations: two musicals and two theatre productions. Auditions, which are held during the second week of classes, are open to all students on campus. Musical theatre and theatre majors are required to audition for University productions, while those pursuing minors are encouraged to audition.
Recent musical productions have included Les Miserables, Working, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Drood. Recent theatre productions have included Six Characters in Search of An Author, Moon Over Buffalo, Measure For Measure and Temptation.
Cabaret and Experimental/Revue Productions
The department also sponsors one cabaret/musical revue and one experimental/ studio theatre production each year. Experimental productions have included an evening of short plays by Harold Pinter, performances of student devised and directed works, and an evening of contemporary one-act plays. Auditions are held during the first week of class; students rehearse on Friday afternoons in preparation for a final performance at the end of the semester. Cabarets take place in the state-of-the-art Allen N. Reeves Theater on the second floor of the Vaughn Center. Each one has a theme (i.e., composer, topic or time period). Recent cabarets have presented songs about travel, a holiday-themed cabaret and a revue featuring the music of Bock and Harnick.
Spring Dance Concert and Dance Happening
The Spring Dance Concert showcases choreography by faculty and guest artists and includes styles ranging from ballet and modern to jazz, tap and hip hop. Twice a year, Dance Happenings feature student-choreographed works. An Evening of Experimental Dance is also performed in the fall. All students are welcome to audition.