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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.
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...

Through the lens of a theatre major

Philip Krinsky is a senior BFA performance major.
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,...

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.
February 19, 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...

Ken Jones named director of new School of the Arts

Ken Jones accepting the School of the Arts director position. Jones has worked for Disney and has directed multiple musicals on the NKU mainstage. - See more at:
February 12, 2015

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...

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

January 29, 2015

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....

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

Students go through 'the virgin trials.' A time-honored tradition that Rock Horror first-timers go through.
January 24, 2015

  “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...

Theatre department’s spring lineup sure to dazzle

Theatre department's spring lineup sure to dazzle
January 14, 2015

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...

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

The department of theatre and dance is one of three departments in the College of Arts and Sciences that will make up the new School of the Arts
November 20, 2014

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...

A tale of fear, grief and comedy: Lonely Planet review

Tony Newton and Jack Manion as Jody and Carl in lonely planet.
November 6, 2014

"These people are boring," Jack Manion as lead character Carl exclaims after storming into Jody's Maps store. Although Carl spends a good portion describing how drab and uneventful the people around him...

A night with “The Wedding Singer”

Cast of The Wedding Singer.
October 24, 2014

If you’re lucky, you experience something in your life that lingers with you and for a moment, you are both honored to have witnessed it and saddened that it's over. That was exactly how I felt when...

Romantic comedy classic takes NKU’s stage

 Senior Noah Berry as Robbie Hart with freshman Xander Wells as Sammy and sophomore Taylor Greatbatch as George
October 22, 2014

The theatre department’s second show of the season is bringing a comedy classic to the stage. “The Wedding Singer,” based on the film starring Adam Sandler, takes the comedy and puts it to original...

Theatre department brings Greek Gods to life

October 1, 2014

NKU’s opening night production of The Bacchae was an exciting, sensual experience that left the audience mesmerized and certainly people were talking about it. This classic Greek tragedy by Euripides...

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