This spring brings a new season of experiences from UTC’s Theatre, Art, and Music departments. Prepare to travel to new lands and times and see strangers in a new light from campus artists and visiting guests.

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Arms and the Man kicks-off the the theatre production’s season as it runs February 23-27. The comedy transports us to a Bulgarian town in 1885 in the midst of war. Love triangles,
chocolates, and bullets ensue.

For their second and final show of the season, the Theatre department presents Evita, running April 19-23. This award-winning musical chronicles the life of Argentina’s beloved Eva Duarte Peron. Her story unfolds in mid 20th century Buenos Aires as she climbs the social ladder and transforms into celebrated actress, and from there, First Lady of Argentina.

Both shows are presented Tuesday-Saturday in the Dorothy Hackett Ward Theatre, UTC Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. with an additional matinee on Saturday, 2:00 p.m.

The Theatre department will also offer three Patten Performances: Patten Unplugged with Cardon Smith on January 30, Beausoleil on February 24, and Pilobolus on April 18. All performances will take place at 7:30 in the Dorothy Hackett Theatre, Fine Arts Center. For more information, visit the UTC Theatre Company’s website here.


The Music department has a variety of offerings for the Spring semester, including performances from campus composers on February 29 and Opera Workshops on April 8 and 9. Additional performances include concerts with the Jazz Band, Orchestra, and UTC’s Choirs.

Unless otherwise noted, all music performances take place in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. For a full list of the season’s events, visit the Music department’s calendar here.

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An impressive exhibit of 55 juried pieces from Art students of all levels is currently on display in the Cress Art Gallery until January 30. Juror Vesna Pavlovic, Assistant Professfor at Vanderbilt, selected the works from 176 student submissions. Pavlovic’s public lecture takes place on Monday, January 25, 5:30 p.m. in room 356 of the Fine Arts Center, with a Jury Awards Presentation and Public Reception following.

Photographer Amy Elkins will visit campus February 8-12 as part of the Diane Marek Series. Elkins’s award-winning research highlights the occupants of death row in our prison system. Her lecture, Black is the Day/Black is the Night and Other Projects takes place on February 9 at 5:30 p.m.

The Department of Art Senior BFA Thesis Exhibitions will run April 2-29. Opening receptions will be held on April 5 and 19 at 6 p.m. for the two shows.

The Cress Gallery is open and free to the public. For more information, please visit their website here.

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