Beguiling season of dance and theatre at UNT features enchanting fairy tale, jazzy Shakespeare and more

“Twitterpated” Choreographed by Shelley Cushman
Photo by Dylan Braun
Students pictured: Kodi Giovannini, Amy Tuley, Amanda Will
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The beloved fairy tale about the beautiful Cinderella opens the University of North Texas Department of Dance and Theatre's fall season in September with its family-friendly story. In November, New York guest director Maggie L. Harrer directs a modern jazz take on Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream. The season ends with the annual New Choreographers Concert, featuring original dances choreographed by students.

Performances will be held at the University and Studio theatres found in the Radio, Television, Film and Performing Arts (RTFP) Building, located at the corner of Welch and Chestnut streets. For more information, call 940-565-2428 or visit


A Play for Young People

Dramatized by Charlotte B. Chorpenning

Directed by Lorenzo Garcia

10 a.m. Sept. 27, 28 and 29 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)

7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 and 29 (Friday and Saturday)

2 p.m. Sept. 30 (Sunday)

$10 for adults; $7.50 for students, UNT faculty/staff and seniors

School and group discounts available

Studio Theatre in the RTFP Building on the UNT campus

This bewitching dramatization features the classic story of Cinderella, who is as good and kind as she is beautiful and graceful. 

A JAZZ DREAM: based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Directed by Maggie L. Harrer

(Guest Director from New York)

7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 through 3 and Nov. 8 through 10 (Thursdays through Saturdays)

2 p.m. Nov. 4 and 11 (Sundays)

$10 for adults

$7.50 for students, UNT faculty/staff and seniors

University Theatre, RTFP Building on the UNT campus

This modern jazz take on Shakespeare's passionate romp is filled with the passion of lovers thwarted, love lost and gained, an enchanted forest and an irresistible jazz beat that keeps the woods jumping.

New Choreographers Concert

Artistic Director Shelley Cushman

8 p.m. Nov. 30 (Friday)

8 p.m. Dec. 1 (Saturday)

2 p.m. Dec. 2 (Sunday)

$5 for general admission

University Theatre in the RTFP Building on the UNT campus

This showcase of original dances features works by advanced choreography students.

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