Latest UM Theatre Production Asks: ‘What Would Elle Do?’

'Legally Blonde: The Musical' brings live acting back with a bend and snap

OXFORD, Miss. – After more than 18 months away from auditorium stages, the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film is returning, unleashing all that pent-up energy with a spectacular production big enough to fill the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. “Legally Blonde: The Musical” opens Friday (Oct. 29) at theRead the story …

Season’s Final Goodnight Market Features Climate Change Theatre Action

Department of Theatre and Film brings family-friendly street performance to community

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film is joining a global movement to draw attention to climate change through theater. On Friday (Oct. 1), the department will present “Dreaming Green,” a short, family-friendly street theater-style event featuring large puppets, during the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council’s Goodnight Market from 5 to 8Read the story …

Helping to Set the Stage

Gift creates space at the South Oxford Campus for new costume design shop

OXFORD, Miss. – In the hands of a costume designer, reams of fabric can be used to transport a theater patron to another time or even another world. A $650,000 gift establishing the Nancye Starnes Theatre and Film Fund at the University of Mississippi celebrates those transformations and expands the educational experiences of students whoRead the story …

UM Awards Six Achieving Equity Grants

Grants to explore areas of diversity, equity, inclusion

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is funding six Achieving Equity Grants for faculty, staff and students to advance diversity, equity and inclusion through research and creative scholarship. First funded in 2020, the competitive seed grant program explores challenges common to UM and other institutions where the knowledge gained will lead to advancements inRead the story …

Musical Theater and Film Blend to Take Audiences to Satirical Dystopia

Digital production showcases stage, screen talents of UM students

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film‘s innovative 2020-21 season continues with another opportunity for students to create and present theater in a way they have never done before. “Urinetown: The Musical” will be available to stream on-demand from 8 a.m. Friday (April 9) through 11:45 p.m. Sunday (April 11).Read the story …

All the World’s a Stage

UM theater program adapts to bring Shakespeare to audiences in time of social distancing

OXFORD, Miss. – To safely bring theater to the public in the time of COVID-19, the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film is using ingenuity to put a modern spin on a classic idea. “Pop-Up Shakespeare,” a series of informal, catch-them-when-you-can performances, combines the time-honored tradition of staging Shakespeare’s plays outdoors with theRead the story …