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Production of ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Continues to Benefit Rape Crisis Center, Teach Important Lessons

The cast of UA students, faculty and staff, as well as Akron community members, on stage.
The Women’s Studies program hosted the production in E.J. Thomas Hall on Jan. 31.
February 3, 2020

The University of Akron’s Women’s Studies program hosted a performance of “The Vagina Monologues” at E.J. Thomas Hall on Jan. 31.  The production was organized and directed by Dr. Mary Triece,...

Women’s Studies Program Presents ‘The Vagina Monologues’ at E.J. Thomas Hall

Flyers are located across campus with information on “The Vagina Monologues” performance.
January 29, 2020

The University of Akron’s Women’s Studies program will be hosting a production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” on Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. in the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.  This...

“Out of Silence” Coming to UA

April 29, 2019

The University of Akron School of Dance, Theatre and Arts Administration and the New World Performance Lab are partnering to present Out of Silence: Abortion Stories from the 1 in 3 Campaign on May 2-4...

‘One Funny Mother’ Coming to E.J. Thomas Hall March 23

Blizzard’s popular Broadway show is coming soon.
With millions of views on YouTube for her comedic speeches, former Miss America contestant, host and current mom Dena Blizzard, is coming for a live performance.
March 21, 2019

Set on a tour ending in London, Dena Blizzard will be performing her one-woman comedy act at E.J. Thomas Hall at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019.   Blizzard is a mother who shows her talent of...

‘Finding Neverland’ Makes Way To Broadway in Akron

‘Finding Neverland’ Makes Way To Broadway in Akron
February 19, 2019

‘Finding Neverland’ is coming to EJ Thomas Hall on March 5-6, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Broadway in Akron Series, which has brought shows like ‘Rent’, ‘The Sound of Music’ and ‘Rock of...

Scared Scriptless Coming to Akron

Scared Scriptless Coming to Akron
February 19, 2019

EJ Thomas Hall is hosting the Scared Scriptless show put on by Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, most known for their comedy and improv work on Whose Line is it Anyway? on April 4, at 7:30 p.m. Many...

“The Vagina Monologues” Showcases Empowerment, Benefits Rape Crisis Center

The University of Akron raised money for The Rape Crisis Center of Summit and Medina Counties with a production of The Vagina Monologues.
February 4, 2019

E.J. Thomas Performance Arts Hall hosted a production of “The Vagina Monologues” on Jan. 26 to raise money and awareness toward fighting sexual violence against all those who identify as women worldwide. The...

E.J. Thomas Hall Presents: Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues

Edwin J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall at The University of Akron.
January 27, 2019

The University of Akron is again hosting Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues at E.J. Thomas Hall on Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets for this event are on sale now on Ticketmaster. According to their website,...

Champions of Magic Set to Perform at E.J. Thomas Hall

The illusionists include Fernando Velasco (left), Richard Young (left center), Alex McAleer (front center), Kayla Drescher (right center) and Sam Strange (right).
A magic show comprised of five professional and famous illusionists, this performance will feature several entertaining and interactive acts that are family friendly.
December 3, 2018

The Champions of Magic, a magic show featuring five world-class illusionists, will be performing at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall on Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. as part of their 2018 international tour. Tickets...

‘Rocky Horror Show’ Playing at Akron Civic Theatre

For the 25th anniversary revival show, the LGBT Akron Arts Festival in association with the Millennial Theatre Project is presenting this show.
October 30, 2018

Presented by the LGBT Akron Arts Festival in association with the Millennial Theatre Project, "The Rocky Horror Show" is showing at the Akron Civic Theatre every night at 8 p.m. from Oct. 30 to Nov. 3...

“The Vagina Monologues” Returns to The University of Akron, Feb. 3, 2018

Edwin J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall at The University of Akron.
The Women’s Studies Program and the Multicultural Center are sponsoring this year's rendition of “The Vagina Monologues” by V-Day at The University of Akron.
January 31, 2018

“The Vagina Monologues” is returning to the E.J. Thomas Performance Arts Hall Saturday, Feb. 3, to raise awareness towards violence against women and girls. Mary Triece, director of the Women’s...

Open Casting Call for “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”

(Photo courtesy of the Theatre Guild at The University of Akron)
January 23, 2018

Everyone remembers the heartwarming tale of Quasimodo from the Disney classic, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." This semester, the Theatre Guild at The University of Akron will be putting on its own rendition...

Akron Symphony Orchestra to Perform Score from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

(Photo courtesy of
November 9, 2017

On Nov. 11, E.J. Thomas Hall will be hosting The Akron Symphony who will be performing award-winning composer and Oscar winner, John Williams’ score from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. This...

Akron Symphony Performing “Video Games Live”

The Akron Symphony performs. (Photo courtesy of
October 27, 2017

At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, music from the most popular video games will be performed by the Akron Symphony at “Video Games Live.” E.J. Thomas Hall will be hosting the event and their website...

“The Skin of Our Teeth” Opens Oct. 26

(Photo courtesy of The University of Akron’s School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration)
October 23, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, “The Skin of Our Teeth” written by Thornton Wilder is celebrating its seventy-fifth anniversary. Professor of Theatre at The University of Akron, James Slowiak, is directing...

Kinky Boots Coming to E.J. Thomas Hall

(Photo courtesy of E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall)
The Tony Award winning musical, “Kinky Boots” will be at E.J. Thomas Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 10 and Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
October 9, 2017

On its fifth year on Broadway, “Kinky Boots” will be making its way to Akron after being seen by over 5 million people worldwide. “Kinky Boots” has won six Tony Awards including Best Musical,...

Akron Symphony’s Opening Night: The Slavic Soul

Guest cellist, Tony Rymer.
September 22, 2017

The Akron Symphony Orchestra will open their 2017-2018 season on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 8:00 p.m. at EJ Thomas Hall with a special concert titled, The Slavic Soul. The Orchestra’s opening concert will...

Tuesday Musical: Prelude! Opens September 16

UA composer, James Wilding.
Tuesday Musical will open it’s 2017-2018 season with a special 130th anniversary concert and party called “Prelude!”
September 15, 2017

Tuesday Musical is an Akron arts organization that presents concerts and performances created by some of the finest classical musicians and also provides meaningful education and engagement programs for...

“Songs for a New World” Coming to Akron in September

E. J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall is slated to host 11 events through the end of October and the first show to start off the fall 2017 semester is “Songs for a New World.”
August 28, 2017

Tony award winner, Jason Robert Brown who is known for “Parade” and “Bridges of Madison County” is bringing his first musical to Akron. Brown’s “Songs for a New World” is very diverse,...

“The Spirit of Christmas” concert

44th annual Christmas concert from Dec. 11 through Dec. 13.
December 7, 2015

The Christmas story is one that the average person is very familiar with. Many people have grown up seeing it in nativity scenes, reading about it in books, or hearing about it in church. The Chapel...

‘Comedy of Errors’ shakes up UA

The cast of 'The Comedy of Errors' performs at UA's Sandefur Theatre on Thursday evening.
November 9, 2015

The University of Akron theatre department is currently performing Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” in the Sandefur Theatre at Guzzetta Hall. Opening night took place Nov. 5 and will continue...

Coming out in the Union: UA’s second annual drag show

Malibu Peru struts across the SU Theatre stage.
October 14, 2015

In honor of National Coming Out Day, the Zips Programming Network hosted a drag show in the student union theater Monday night for a very full and enthusiastic audience. There were more than 200 in...

Blood Wedding

Stage design for the play Bloodwedding
March 2, 2015

“Blood Wedding’s” Spanish drama provides a theatrical experience for UA students to attend. The play premiered at the Sandefur Theater in Guzzetta Hall on Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Originally written...

Issues highlighted in Black History Month play

Director and cast members from the play, Or Does it Explode?
February 18, 2015

In honor of Black History month, “...Or Does it Explode?” premiered at UA’s Daum Theater on Thursday, Feb. 12 for the Rethinking Race series. This play is based off of the Langston Hughes poem...

Classic Broadway musical revamped

Classic Broadway musical revamped
February 12, 2015

The four-time Tony award winning musical, “Camelot,” was held at EJ Thomas Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 10 and Feb. 11. This famous Broadway musical first premiered in the 1960s and the production continues...

Theater department hosting auditions for “Blood Wedding”

December 3, 2014

The University of Akron is searching for cast members for their upcoming play, “Blood Wedding.” “Blood Wedding” is a tragedy by Federico Garcia Lorca, a Spanish poet, playwright, and theatre...

MEN hosts poetry slam

Hosts Taveon Brown and Tyese Kipler make introductions
November 11, 2014

Poetry resonated throughout the Student Union on Nov. 5, 2014 as the Male Excellence Network hosted their annual “Battle for the Soul: The Redemption.” MEN’s poetry jams have been gaining popularity....

The Midtown Men bring back 60s rock

Midtown Men singing to a full house.
November 3, 2014

The Midtown Men, made of 4 original cast members from Jersey Boys: Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer visit Akron for the first time to put on...

Grabowski gives students a laugh

Adam Grabowski performing in the Student Union ballrooms
October 23, 2014

Over 400 students filled the Student Union Ballrooms  to see comedian Adam Grabowski. Grabowski has been highest-rated comedian and the youngest to win 2013 Comedian of the Year by Campus Activities Magazine. His...

Michael C. Anthony Amazes Students at E.J. Thomas

Michael C. Anthony Amazes Students at E.J. Thomas
Hypnotist entrances the students
September 8, 2014

“Focus on the center of my hand” was the command that placed 30 UA students into a hypnotic trance from Michael C. Anthony. This event every year has students at the edge of their seats ready for one...

Shakespeare Company performs at UA campus

Juliet played by Allison Good and Romeo played by Matthew J. Wheeler  in Romeo&Juliet.
August 4, 2014

The University of Akron’s Shrank Hall was put to great use this summer, as it has become home to Akron’s own Rubber City Shakespeare Company. In its second season, Rubber City Shakespeare Company...

Play continues despite recent drama

December 5, 2013

Despite the recent drama in the UA Theatre Program, an entirely student-run program will be taking the stage for one last production of the semester on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. at Sandefur Theatre in...

Local theater group brings Shakespeare to UA campus

October 22, 2013

Rubber City Shakespeare Company is bringing classical theater alive around the UA campus this fall, led by UA alumnus and Producing Artistic Director Dane Leasure. Shakespeare’s classic shipwrecked...

None Too Fragile’s ‘Nerve’ departs

October 1, 2013

The feelings of a first date are unmistakable — nerves are at an all-time high and the butterflies in a person’s stomach are hard at work, searching for a way to escape. Getting to spend time with...

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