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Three cheers for summertime – it’s the perfect opportunity to kick back with some cold beverages and heaps of popcorn to enjoy some classic summer films. These are a few of my favorites…

Theatre Tuscaloosa’s 2018-2019 season “We Go Together” will feature three plays, two musicals, the Alabama Community Theatre Festival, a one-week showing of A Christmas Carol, and two SecondStage productions.

Summer is the loudest and most exciting season for movies, and this year doesn’t seem to give us a break for all the cacophony – not that we want one.  Actually, this year’s crop of sequels and kids’ movies looks to be a great deal of fun...

The upcoming fall 2017 Bama Art House Film Series has been announced. The series features six screenings at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa, with the first scheduled for August 22.

A program of The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, this series will feature drama, comedy, action, and a documentary. The lineup will conclude with the Manhattan Short Film Festival.

If you feel the heat of the summer bearing down on you and you need a little escape – but you don’t have time to take a beach trip, why not take a short break by taking in a movie? I’ve said before that one of my favorite things in the world is to escape into a cool (yay!) dark theater to check out a movie. ANY movie. I love them all. I especially love indie films, and if you’re the same, I’d highly recommend enjoying the films each week at the Bama Theatre downtown during the Summer Art House film series. Hats off to the Arts Council of Tuscaloosa for bringing these new and unique indie films to T-Town!

Greetings, all. Here’s to yet another outstanding week of exciting events here in Tuscaloosa and Northport. This week, you’ve got plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy yourself.

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The 2017 season for the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater gets underway early next month, and this year’s lineup is as impressive as ever, according to city officials. Headliners include the likes of John Legend, Dave Matthews and Soundgarden.

Former University of Alabama theatre student Michael Luwoye made history as the first actor to be cast as both Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr in the national “Hamilton” tour. Luwoye, who is performing as the Alexander Hamilton alternate on Broadway, received his B.A. from UA in 2013.  

Since leaving Tuscaloosa, Michael Luwoye has also appeared off Broadway as Jacob in “Invisible Thread” – a role that earned him a 2016 Lucille Lortel Award nomination. He has also appeared in numerous regional theater productions. 

Seth Panitch, director of the undergraduate and graduate acting programs, worked with Luwoye in four different classes before his graduation. Panitch said Luwoye’s approach is old school, but in the best of ways. 

For more than seven years, The Actor’s Charitable Theatre, or ACT, has been providing the Tuscaloosa area with a wide variety of musicals, plays, dinner theatres and children’s acting camps. This month, The ACT celebrates its 30th stage production when it presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the historic Bama Theatre, Sept. 16-19. Beauty and the Beast will kick off The ACT’s 2016-2017 season, entitled “Bringing the Classics to a New Generation,” and will feature a variety of familiar ACT cast members, as well as a few newcomers to the stage.

Screenings in the Bama Art House Film Series Fall 2016 will begin on Aug. 16 and will feature eight films, starting with the 2016 film “Love and Friendship” – based on Jane Austen’s novella “Lady Susan,” and starring Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny and Xavier Samuel.

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