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Love, Politics Satirized in Theatre UCF's Gershwin Musical

October 16, 2017
Theatre UCF presents a hilarious and timeless all-American classic, Of Thee I Sing, in the theatre’s Main Stage starting Thursday, Oct. 12. The musical by George and Ira Gershwin is a story of an American presidential candidate who promises to marry the partner chosen for him at a beauty pageant but ends up falling for…

UCF Alumnus partners with Theatre UCF to bring play about Sandy Hook to Orlando

September 26, 2017
On Oct. 5 – Oct. 8, the University of Central Florida will bring 26 Pebbles – a play written by BFA musical theatre alumnus Eric Ulloa ’04 – to the Orlando Repertory Theatre. Ulloa’s 26 Pebbles was created as a response to the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. As a socially active individual, Ulloa felt…

Hsu as Guest Pianist for US-China Piano Festival in Northwest China

September 6, 2017
UCF Piano Professor Yun-Ling Hsu was invited as the guest pianist for the Second US-China Piano Festival held in Ürümqi (Xinjiang Province), Northwest China from July 28 to August 5, 2017.  The largest city in China’s western interior, Ürümqi has been a multi-ethnic city and was a major hub on the Silk Road. The festival has been specially…

CFE Federal Credit Union and FAIRWINDS Credit Union Support Theatre UCF

August 16, 2017
The UCF School of Performing Arts is pleased to announce that CFE Federal Credit Union and FAIRWINDS Credit Union are supporting Theatre UCF as joint sponsors of the 2017-18 season. This sponsorship will help diversify the school’s theatre programming by introducing students to different genres, and new as well as classical works. It will also…

UCF Flying Horse Big Band's Record Climbing the Charts

June 14, 2017
The Flying Horse Big Band is garnering a bit of national attention for its most recent album, Big Man on Campus, which at the time of this writing is #6 on the Roots Music Report (RMR) Top 50 and #45 on the JazzWeek Top 50.

Theatre UCF’s 2017-18 Season Features New and Provocative Works

June 13, 2017
Theatre UCF, part of the UCF School of Performing Arts, examines current social issues and focuses on new and contemporary plays in its 2017-18 season. This is the first season planned by artistic director Julia Listengarten and it includes plays and musicals that are rarely produced in Central Florida. Listengarten is a professor of Theatre…

1st Generation Student Encourages Classmates to Give Back

April 25, 2017
Josh Goodridge, the first in his family to attend college, believes in the power of education so much that the senior already donates his time and money to UCF’s giving drive to financially help other students. During the university’s recent annual Believe campaign, Goodridge spoke at the final presentation for the program because he wanted…

Successful UCF Celebrates the Arts 2017 Already Looking Ahead to 2018

April 20, 2017
Just a few days after the third annual UCF Celebrates the Arts concluded its eight-day run of concerts, presentations, lectures and workshops, planners have already started working on next year’s festival. “If you liked UCF Celebrates the Arts 2017, just wait until you see 2018,” said Steven Chicurel-Stein, interim director of the School of Performing…

Dr. Luis Araya joins the UCF Faculty as Assistant Professor of Trumpet

April 18, 2017
Dr. Luis Miguel Araya is the new Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University of Central Florida. He is a member of the world renowned Dallas Brass, and most recently was the Trumpet Artist in Residence at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. Known as versatile musician, he has played a wide range of…