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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


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, Featured Story

“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?

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

Maria Dossett, Arts & Life Editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, Featured Story

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”

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

Michael Stegner, Reporter

October 24, 2016


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

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

Henry Konstantinow Theater puts student works into action

Olivia House, Contributor

September 24, 2016


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

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

New theater season announced

Erin Mullins, Reporter

March 18, 2015


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

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

Through the lens of a theatre major

Gavin Colton, Reporter

February 26, 2015


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

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

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

Carrie Crotzer, Managing Editor

February 19, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story, Reviews

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...

Ken Jones named director of new School of the Arts

Ken Jones named director of new School of the Arts

Mac Payton, Reporter

February 12, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, News

Ken Jones, who has been the chair of the theater and dance department at NKU for 11 years, has recently been named the director of the new School of the Arts, approved by the Board of Regents on last month. The new school will combine the three departments of visual art, theater and dance, and music...

TGIT: Dr. Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk giving students a masterclass

Gavin Colton, Reporter

January 29, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life

NKU students had the chance to work with a fresh face at last Friday’s (Jan. 23) TGIT performance. Students reveled in the opportunity to work with a fresh face in a hands-on masterclass setting. Dr. Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk, associate professor of voice and opera at the University of Alabama at Bi...

The first theater crossover in Griffin: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”

The first theater crossover in Griffin: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”

Lizzie Kibler, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

January 24, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, Featured Story

  “It’s just a jump to the left!” The leather and fishnet clad crowd brought to the floor of the digitorium in Griffin Hall followed the song’s direction. “And a step to the right!” For anyone who hasn’t been to a Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow cast, it’s common for the cr...

Theatre department’s spring lineup sure to dazzle

Theatre department’s spring lineup sure to dazzle

Erin Mullins, Reporter

January 14, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

NKU’s theatre department is doing things a little different with this spring’s line bringing to life three very different productions: “Les Miserables,” “Mud Nostalgia” and The Y.E.S. Festival. Michael Hatton, assistant theatre department chair, said the variety of productions the theat...

‘Failure’ finds a balance between tragedy and fun in latest theatre production

‘Failure’ finds a balance between tragedy and fun in latest theatre production

Nancy Curtis, Editor-In-Chief

November 20, 2014


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

It’s 1928, and before year’s end Nelly, June and Gerty, the three Fail sisters, will all tragically lose their lives. But just because there’s tragedy doesn’t mean there isn’t some whimsical fun along the way. “I really think it’s a true tragic comedy in the sense that I’m looking t...

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