NKU COMMONWEALTH THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2020 SUMMER SEASON
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – Commonwealth Theatre Company at Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts is proud to present the musical comedy of BEGUILED AGAIN, and the comedy of NANA’S NAUGHTY KNICKERS as their 2020 summer dinner theatre season. A buffet dinner will be served in the NKU SOTA Art Gallery with performances taking place in the NKU Robert & Rosemary Stauss Theatre.
BEGUILED AGAIN – The Songs of RODGERS & HART
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Conceived By J. Barry Lewis, Lynnette Barkley and Craig D. Ames
Music Arrangements by Craig D. Ames
Co-Directed by Dee Anne Bryll and Ed Cohen
Music Directed by Damon Stevens
June 4-21, 2020
The remarkable partnership of composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Lorenz Hart spanned twenty-four years, resulting in the scores for thirty stage musicals and nine films. While their songs are acknowledged as among the most sophisticated and witty of their time, they could also be stunning in their simplicity and directness. BEGUILED AGAIN illuminates the astonishing breadth of their output with a musical menu offering nearly fifty selections from the incomparable Rodgers and Hart songbook. This cleverly compiled potpourri juxtaposes the urbane and the melancholy, the sardonic and the romantic, providing ever-changing and contrasting emotional journeys that give this revue real momentum. There is no linear plot or ‘and then they wrote’ narrative. Rather, the songs are grouped thematically in ways that allow them to tell their own stories and reveal their splendor in the process. BEGUILED AGAIN is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.
NANA’S NAUGHTY KNICKERS
By Katherine DiSavino
Directed by Michael Hatton/Corrie Danieley
July 9-26, 2020
Bridget and her grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget. It seems her sweet grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling handmade naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five-borough area! Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her nana get arrested – or worse – evicted? NANA’S NAUGHTY KNICKERS is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
Dates: June 4-21 & July 9-26 (dark on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays)
- Thursdays through Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m., Dinner served at 6:30 p.m.
- Sunday matinees at 6 p.m., Dinner served at 5 p.m.
Place: Fine Arts Center on NKU Campus – 1 Louie B. Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099
Tickets: $40 single tickets or $65 for two-show package (includes buffet dinner and show). Tickets will go on sale in March 2020.
More information: nku.edu/ctc or 859-572-5464
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