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Big Fish: Musical makes a splash in Corbett

Big Fish: Musical makes a splash in Corbett

Rachel Smith, Contributor

September 21, 2018

“Big Fish,” NKU’s new production opening late September at the Corbett Theater, is truly the catch of the day. This musical, using catchy melodies and relatable characters, gives its audience two stories for the price of one. In present-day reality, Will Bloom, a soon-to-be-father, visits ...

PREVIEW: Spring theatre lineup blends social commentary with classics

Student actors Jacob Miller and Alex Slade rehearse as Angels in America's opening date draws near.

Jude Noel and Josh Kelly

January 30, 2018

Whisking its audiences from New York City in the heart of the AIDS epidemic to the deck of a sailing ship and, eventually, to the tumultuous personal lives of a cast and crew putting on a Shakespeare production in the late ‘40s, SOTA’s lineup of spring shows promises a diverse range of settings, th...

Ceramics professor’s ‘Serenity’ a meditative ocean

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

January 22, 2018

Ripples of blue clay form an aqueous mane around the slight form of a face, pushing through the surface of the watery spiral. Raindrops shaped like ghostly humans fall headfirst into a floating sea of clear plastic. With the help of a lighting fixture, a tiny mountain casts the shadow of a body stre...

Improv and energy: Jazz students at NKU

Kayla Upthegrove tinkers on her saxophone.

Erinn Sweet, Contributor

September 13, 2017

Entering a small recording studio on the third-floor of the SOTA building, Eric Snyder, a third-year musician double majoring in jazz studies and music technology--the latter being a new major offered this academic year--tinkered with his instrument, exerting energetic notes and fragmented melodies into...

‘New level of exposure’: Artists reveal work at Juried Exhibition

Emily Thomas, junior  photography major, displays her photo

Abigail Crabill, Contributor

March 29, 2017

Students at NKU were given the opportunity to put their artistic talents on display in the university’s annual Juried Student Exhibition located in the Fine Arts Building’s Third Floor Gallery and Main Gallery, featuring an array of mediums including painting, ceramics, photography, printmaking and visua...

NKU actress reflects upon her professional stage debut

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Chris Robertson, Contributor

March 19, 2017

On opening night, Kearston Hawkins-Johnson stood on stage in front of a crowd of people. In the Know Theatre of Cincinnati, located in Over The Rhine, Hawkins-Johnson could feel her heart pounding. She was making her professional acting debut as the lead character in “Dragon Play.” “I felt shivering in...

Behind the curtain of ‘All Shook Up’s’ production

Behind the curtain of ‘All Shook Up’s’ production

Emily Osterholz, Arts & Life editor

February 14, 2017

Twenty feet high and ten feet wide, LED panels hang high above the stage of Corbett Theater. Before they switch on, these lights might not look appealing, but after the tiny bulbs are ignited, the environment is transformed from a theater to a concert. A new musical comedy, “All Shook Up”, is inspired ...

New director overcomes cult-classic ‘Rocky Horror’

Despite a few challenges, NKU's production team doesn't slow down.

Cole Grecco, Asst. Arts & Life Editor

October 25, 2016

Alex Steele has a lot of expectations to fulfill. Not just because he’s taking over NKU’s performance of “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” a cult-classic which has been done countless times across the country, including several times at NKU. The sophomore theatre major and director of NKU’s “R...

Music, theatre students work side by side for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Though they’re students in the School of the Arts, many actors in the performance “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” have never actually picked up an instrument.

Michael Stegner, Reporter

October 24, 2016

Though they’re students in the School of the Arts, many actors in the performance “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” have never actually picked up an instrument. Until now. The School of the Arts is bringing actors and musicians together from all departments to work side by side to recreate this August...

NKU’s chamber choir sings for a different audience

NKU's chamber choir performed in Niagara Falls and made other stops in Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Montreal.

Cole Grecco, Asst. Arts & Life Editor

October 24, 2016

Hannah Shirkey recalled a moment she had when the Toronto choir that NKU’s chamber choir was collaborating with began singing a piece by world-renowned composer and conductor Eric Whitacre. Shirkey, a senior music education major, walked to the back of the venue to have her own experience with the music...

Henry Konstantinow Theater puts student works into action

In this picture the characters are Eliza Doolittle played by Audrey Macneil, Henry Higgins played by Justin Woolums and Colonel Pickering played by Taylor Greatbatch. In this scene Higgins is telling Eliza she needs to get cleaned up.

Olivia House, Contributor

September 24, 2016

The theatre is unlike any theatre or auditorium on campus. The Henry Konstantinow Theater provides a home for student-produced pieces, allowing directors, producers, actors and designers to grow more as artists while providing a safe place for exploration.   The Henry began as Studio 307 in 2008 when...

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