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

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

Lizzie Kibbler, Reporter

November 6, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Viewpoints

"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 are, Carl and Jody are hardly boring people. The show opens with one setting that is used througho...

A night with “The Wedding Singer”

A night with “The Wedding Singer”

Eriin Mullins, Reporter

October 24, 2014


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

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 “The Wedding Singer” ended at NKU’s Corbett Theatre because the moment I sat in my seat and ...

Romantic comedy classic takes NKU’s stage

Romantic comedy classic takes NKU’s stage

Nancy Curtis, Editor-In-Chief

October 22, 2014


Filed under 2014, A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

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 songs and dance. “This is the big show of the semester,” Taylor Greatbatch, a sophomore musical t...

Theatre department brings Greek Gods to life

Erin Mullins, Reporter

October 1, 2014


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

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 follows the journey of the god Dionysus who has come to his hometown of Thebes to prove his divini...

NKU Theatre opens season with Greek tragedy The Bacchae

NKU Theatre opens season with Greek tragedy The Bacchae

Erin Mullins, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2014


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

The first play of the NKU theatre season opens this Thursday and brings to life a classic Greek tragedy. The Bacchae is the story of Dionysus, the god of wine and revelry, who seeks vengeance upon Pentheus, the king of Thebes and his family. Pentheus has rejected that Dionysus is a god, born to Zeu...

Theatre class promotes practice over teaching

Theatre class promotes practice over teaching

Lizzie Kibler

September 16, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

“It’s the Fine Arts building’s best kept secret,” stage manager Katarina Anhofer said. This secret is Studio 307, also known as the 307 Series, which is a completely student-run series of stage productions tucked quietly away in Fine Arts’ room 307. The cast, director, and stage managers ...

Fall theatre line-up kicks into high gear with casting

Matt Hepner, Contributor

September 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

Auditions for this semester’s theatre productions kicked off on Aug. 19, with callbacks and castings wrapping up this week. Building off of successful shows from last year such as “Legally Blonde: The Musical” and “Arabian Nights” the stage is set for a successful semester for the theatre departm...

Theatre department demonstrates its love of the stage with this season’s lineup

Matt Spaulding, Features Editor

August 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

The theatre department has been involved in meetings for months getting ready to bring three different productions to the stage this fall semester. “If you’ve never given NKU theater and dance a try, if you’ve never come out to one of our productions this is a great season to give us a try,”...

Convocation speech reminds university why it’s special

Convocation speech reminds university why it’s special

Richard Cracchiolo, News Editor

August 15, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, News

Northern Kentucky University’s original dedication was held on a cold November morning in 1961, according to President Mearns. He said that many elected officials spoke with optimism that a $1 million dollar investment would pay dividends for the people of Northern Kentucky. One official, Mearns sa...

Join the ‘All Girl Band’ as ‘A…My Name is Alice’ hits the stage

Join the ‘All Girl Band’ as ‘A…My Name is Alice’ hits the stage

Nancy Curtis and Erin Mullins

March 20, 2014


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

As the lights go up on stage and the first few notes start to play, we see a variety of women all wearing white dresses. Soon, one woman sings about being “trapped in the doubt of [her] life.” Other women sing about being “fed up with rules,” or “needing some peace,” and even drowning in ...

A look into the variety of spring theatre productions

A look into the variety of spring theatre productions

Nancy Curtis and Erin Mullins

January 30, 2014


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

The NKU spring theatre line-up will share the power of storytelling with the audience as well as affirm that we all have a desire to be entertained. Michael Hatton, assistant theatre department chair, said the whole season shows “the variety of theatre that exists” and there is something for ev...

Theatre dept. prepares for fall curtain call

Erin Mullins, Staff writer

August 21, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life

The theatre season is starting for NKU and many students will have a chance to participate in two distinct plays and a musical this semester. The first production this fall will be “Moby Dick--Rehearsed,” a play by Orson Welles about a theatre troupe that comes together to rehearse “King Lear,”...

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