Theatre UCF Announces 2022-23 Season

July 26, 2022  With a variety of plays and musicals ranging from Shakespeare to bluegrass, Theatre UCF’s 2022-23 season looks at the relationship between individuals and institutions, exploring themes of power structures, corruption and social systems, as well as lighter moments of comedy and love.

Theatre Studies Alumna Heading to Tokyo’s Summer Olympics

July 13, 2021  Theatre studies alumna Kristen Thomas ’16 is headed to Tokyo’s Summer Olympics as the co-captain of Team USA’s rugby sevens team.

Theatre UCF’s 2021–22 season explores contemporary American theatre

June 09, 2021  Theatre UCF explores the question “what does it mean to be an American?” in a season of works by contemporary American playwrights that tackle experiences from the complexities of adolescence to the ups and downs of adulthood, from losing everything to finding the love of your life.

Pegasus PlayLab returns with virtual and outdoor plays

April 23, 2021  This summer, Theatre UCF’s Pegasus PlayLab returns in virtual and outdoor formats. Pegasus PlayLab is a festival at the University of Central Florida dedicated to developing plays by emerging playwrights from around the country. Each summer, audiences are invited to hear staged readings and experience full productions and workshops of...

Photos That Capture the Creativity of 2021 UCF Celebrates the Arts

April 14, 2021  Although UCF Celebrates the Arts looked a little different this year, the heart of the annual festival remained the same: the arts are built on community.

UCF’s Theatre for Young Audiences Program Is Much More Than a Niche Field

April 12, 2021  “The Grumpiest Boy in the World,” which will be performed at Celebrates the Arts, is the latest production out of the Theatre for Young Audiences program — an important arts education field that provides a range of skills and career opportunities.

Video: UCF Music charges on and adapts during Covid-19

April 12, 2021  UCF Symphony Orchestra Director, Chung Park, and UCF Percussion faculty member, Thad Anderson, discuss how UCF Music adapted during the Covid-19 pandemic. Their year of hard work culminates in their first live performances in front of an audience at UCF Celebrates the Arts 2021.

UCF band embraces diversity in season ending performance

April 12, 2021  UCF’s wind ensemble and symphonic band ended their season by celebrating diverse composers Thursday evening.

UCF SoAl Chorus sings 19th Amendment’s praises

April 12, 2021  The centerpiece of the group’s rehearsal, a piece titled “Suffrage Cantata,” pays tribute to the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote.

Visual Arts Take Center Stage at UCF Celebrates the Arts

April 09, 2021  This year, UCF Celebrates the Arts will feature a series of events highlighting the visual arts and visual artists at UCF from April 2 to 10.

An Immersive Percussion Piece Leads Variety of Ensemble Events at UCF Celebrates the Arts

April 07, 2021  Leading a score of diverse ensemble events at UCF Celebrates the Arts, “Inuksuit” will immerse performers and audiences alike in a unique percussion experience.

Celebrate the Arts From the Comfort of Your Couch

April 05, 2021  This year, UCF Celebrates the Arts is harnessing the power of art — and the virtual world — to bring our community together.

UCF Alum Gets 2nd Chance at Celebrates the Arts

April 03, 2021  One year after the pandemic thwarted his dream of stage managing the annual festival, Bobby Malke ’20 gets a second chance to take his place behind the stage at UCF Celebrates the Arts.

UCF-Orlando Jazz Festival ’21 Goes Virtual

February 23, 2021  Jazz is all about improvisation and experimentation — and that is what the annual UCF-Orlando Jazz Festival will do when it improvises and goes all virtual Feb. 26-27.

Orlando Sentinel: UCF flute faculty member Nora Lee Garcia featured in 86th Bach Festival

February 22, 2021  The flutist soloed on Mozart’s Concerto No. 1 during Saturday night’s soothing “Concertos by Candlelight” and then returned Sunday afternoon as a featured player on a more lively program of Bach’s “Farewell” and “Peasant” cantatas.

Orlando Sentinel: A raucous Renaissance throwback at Theatre UCF

February 21, 2021  “Seamus Lea Daugherty is quite funny as the self-deluded father, and Juniper O’Hara has a lovely delivery of Ione’s noble and love-filled sentiments. As Bacchus, Drew Stark booms with authority, and Maddy La Roche makes an engaging wheeler-dealer Scaramouch. Ultimately, the work feels like an academic acting enterprise, lifted by...

NSM Today: Behind the “scenes”: UCF Opera back in person

February 18, 2021  The UCF Opera Program is back face-to-face and is preparing for their first live performance since COVID-19 hit.

Meet the Artists of “Paper House”

February 16, 2021  Paper House, on view at the UCF Art Gallery beginning February 17, explores the unique backgrounds and perspectives of Studio Art & Design MFA program candidates.

Orlando Sentinel: Theatre UCF goes simple for ‘Songs of Inspiration’ | Review

February 05, 2021  Theatre UCF returned to live performance this week — in a different-than-usual place with a different sort of show. “Although masked, Tori Micaletti conveys optimism with eyes and eyebrows on the peppy ‘Orange Colored Sky.’ Alexa Comeau shares the excitement of a young woman who has just met her Mr....

Theatre UCF returns to the stage this spring

January 14, 2021  This spring, Theatre UCF is back on stage for three outdoor performances including a hopeful musical concert, a colorful commedia dell’arte play and a family-friendly show about wanting to be anything but average.