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SOTA: All events, including mainstages and Henry shows, canceled

SOTA: All events, including mainstages and Henry shows, canceled

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

March 19, 2020

NKU’s School of the Arts has canceled all mainstage shows, according to an official statement by the department. All art exhibitions and concerts by the music department are also canceled. Student-run plays in the Henry Konstantinow Theatre were canceled last Friday. 

Spring Theatre Preview

Spring Theatre Preview

Northerner Staff

February 19, 2020

The theatre is meant to be a reflection of society. Good theater makes us laugh, cry or shout—but above all, it makes us think about the world we live in. NKU's School of the Arts comes together to put on different shows each semester, whether the shows are on the main stage or in the completely...

Henry play ’26 Pebbles’ reflects on Sandy Hook

Some cast members rehearsing a scene in 26 Pebbles.

Andrea Rinck, Contributor

February 19, 2020

“26 Pebbles,” a play about the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting, will run in the Henry Konstantinow Theater from Feb. 24 - 26. On Dec. 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Lanza shot and killed 20 first graders and six adult staff mem...

SOTA’s ‘Buried Child’ reflects on death of American life

SOTA’s ‘Buried Child’ reflects on death of American life

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

February 19, 2020

“Buried Child,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning three-act play that reflects on the death of the American dream, is the oddest play of the season, according to junior BFA acting major Trevor Browning. “It’s totally unlike anything they’re doing this semester,” Browning said. “It’s bookended b...

SOTA’s ‘Cabaret’ opens Thursday

Cabaret opens Feb. 14

Corinne Byrne, Reporter

February 14, 2019

To an outsider, watching students dance across a stage in their underwear may seem odd. Fishnet tights, sparkly bras and high heels demand attention. But the costume pieces are only a glimpse into the exciting world of “Cabaret." “Cabaret “ first hit the stage in 1966. Based on the 1951 play “I Am a Camera,...

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 ...

SOTA theatre fest seeks brand new plays. Could yours win?

The Y.E.S. Festival will be from April 4-14, 2019.

Maria Dossett, Arts & Life Editor

August 30, 2018

NKU’s School of the Arts seeks submissions for its 19th Biennial Year End Series Festival of New Plays, the Y.E.S. Festival.

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...

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...

New theater season announced

A scene from Les Mis which had its final performance of the season on March 1. The 2015-2016 season was announced last week.

Erin Mullins, Reporter

March 18, 2015

From Shakespeare to a Seussical; from Shaw to Sondheim, the 2015-2016 theater season was recently announced and the lineup is impressive. The variety of shows that will be offered next season truly shows the flexibility NKU’s theater department has in the kinds of shows they choose to produce. It also s...

Through the lens of a theatre major

Philip Krinsky is a senior BFA performance major.

Gavin Colton, Reporter

February 26, 2015

From photographs featured in local exhibits to sharing screen time with stars like Don Cheadle and Patrick Wilson, Philip Krinsky has explored a plethora of avenues throughout his time at NKU. Krinsky, senior BFA in performance major, hones in on all of his passions as he prepares for graduation in Ma...

The power of ‘Les Miserables’ takes NKU’s mainstage

A scene from Les Mis which had its final performance of the season on March 1. The 2015-2016 season was announced last week.

Carrie Crotzer, Managing Editor

February 20, 2015

With power and presence, one of the largest casts Corbett Theatre has ever seen took the mainstage Feb. 18 in NKU’s latest production, “Les Miserables.” Director Ken Jones sticks with your standard approach to tell the tale of the social struggle and indifferences in the years after the Frenc...

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