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NKU School of the Arts Hosts Winter Dance Intensive

NKU_SOTA logoHIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – Northern Kentucky University School of the Arts announces the launch of the inaugural Winter Dance Intensive, a three-day pre-professional Dance Institute for Artists in the Making.

  • What: NKU SOTA Dance Institute – Winter Intensive
  • When: Jan. 15-17, 2022
  • Where: Northern Kentucky University’s campus
  • Registration: nku.edu/wdi (limited to 30 spots) – deadline Jan. 1, 2022

Participants will experience immersive dance training with regional and national guest artists that run their own companies. Throughout the intensive, they will receive industry and technical training in advanced ballet and modern technique and repertory work, and gain insight into multiple performance opportunities in dance. Sessions will be held in a new state-of-the-art dance studio on NKU’s campus.

The registration deadline is Jan. 1, 2022, and is limited to 30 participants. The registration fee is $25, and the program fee is $300 (reduced tuition may be available). Video audition submission is required for participation. The program leads include Tracey Bonner, Megan Flynn, and Missy Lay-Zimmer & Andrew Hubbard.

About NKU: Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 15,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students’ names. For more information, visit nku.edu.

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NKU Presents Interactive Whodunit Musical MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD

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Artwork by Garrett Harrison-Marcum.

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts continues its 21/22 Theatre & Dance season with “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” by Rupert Holmes, running from Nov. 12-21, 2021 at NKU’s Corbett Theatre. “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” is presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals Company.

  • What: “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” by Rupert Holmes
  • When: Nov. 12-21, 2021
  • Where: NKU Corbett Theatre
  • Tickets: nku.edu/sotatickets or (859) 572-5464

In the small town of Cloisterham, England, the young and charming Edwin Drood has been mysteriously murdered. Based on Charles Dickens’ final unfinished novel, Holmes’ Tony Award-winning musical is an interactive whodunit mystery which invites the audience to enter the action. Staged as a show-within-a-show at the Music Hall Royale, this charming and inventive show is sure to intrigue any musical or mystery lover.

Multiple award-winning and critically acclaimed Broadway actor, singer, concert performer, and recording artist Jason Danieley (director) has delighted audiences around the country and world with his incredible performances. In his New York directorial debut, Broadway World called his talents as a director as ‘remarkably impressive’.

The NKU cast features Tim Belton, Ellie Bennett, Megan Carlson, Arianna Catalano, Jason Coffenberry, Ezra Crist, Zachary Farmer, Makenna Henehan, Isabella Huecker, Jeremiah Savon Jackson, Je’Shaun Jackson, Barrett Minks, Kanai Nakata, Ellie O’Hara, Field Oldham, Caroline Rakestraw, Carli Robinette, Avery Sherman, Tre Taylor, Payton Trout, Noah Warner, and Jordan Whittaker. The show is directed by Jason Danieley. The Music Director is Jamey Strawn. The Stage Manager is Jasmine Cosma and Assistant Stage Managers are Ray Archer and Ashlyn Duggan.

Health & Safety Guidelines
With safety in mind, SOTA is moving to touchless mobile ticketing and print-at-home options. If you do not have a mobile device or home printing capabilities, please call the Box Office (859) 572-5464 for alternative options.

Starting Jan. 1, 2022, all sales will become credit card only to create a “touchless” payment environment for improved health and safety of our guests.

NKU is following all CDC and government guidelines, and continues to monitor the COVID situation. Masks are required indoors on campus for all guests, vaccinated and unvaccinated. Actors undergo routine COVID-19 testing in order to perform without a face mask and to ensure safety of our guests. Visit nku.edu/covid19 for the latest information.

About NKU: Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 15,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students’ names. For more information, visit nku.edu.

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NKU School of the Arts Hosting Costume Sale in Time for Halloween

NKU_Costume SaleHIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – Just in time for Halloween, Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts Theatre & Dance Program will be sponsoring a sale of costumes, wigs, and other assorted theatrical items on Oct. 26-27, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. outdoors in the Corbett Amphitheater.

  • What: NKU SOTA Costume Sale
  • When: Oct. 26-27, 2021 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Where: NKU Corbett Amphitheater (rain site indoors at NKU SOTA Atrium/Corbett lobby)

While guests are browsing inventory, Corbett Theatre will be open to tour the sets and view digital projections of NKU’s upcoming production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which opens on Nov. 11, running through Nov. 21.

Payments will be available as credit card only to create a “touchless” payment environment for improved health and safety of guests. NKU is following all CDC and government guidelines, and continues to monitor the COVID situation. Masks are required indoors on campus for all persons, vaccinated and unvaccinated. Visit nku.edu/covid19 for the latest information.

About NKU: Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 15,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students’ names. For more information, visit nku.edu.

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THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Runs Nov. 12-21

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Artwork by Garrett Harrison-Marcum.

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
NKU School of the Arts Theatre + Dance
Nov. 12-21
Corbett Theatre [Highland Heights]

Directed by Jason Danieley
Music Directed by Jamey Strawn

In the small town of Cloisterham, England, the young and charming Edwin Drood has been mysteriously murdered. Based on Charles Dickens’ final unfinished novel, Holmes’ award-winning musical is an interactive whodunit mystery which invites the audience to enter the action. Staged as a show-within-a-show at the Music Hall Royale, this charming and inventive show is sure to intrigue any musical or mystery lover.

10/15/21: COVID-19 Policy

  • Fri, Nov. 12 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Nov. 13 at 2pm & 7:30pn
  • Sun, Nov. 14 at 2pm
  • Wed-Sat, Nov. 17-20 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Nov. 21 at 2pm

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NKU Brings Laughter with Farcical Comedy NOISES OFF

NKU_Noises Off logoHIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts continues its 21/22 Theatre + Dance season with Michael Frayn’s NOISES OFF, running from Oct. 14-24, 2021 at NKU’s Corbett Theatre. NOISES OFF is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

  • What: “Noises Off” by Michael Frayn
  • When: Oct. 14-24, 2021 – weeknights/Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.
  • Where: NKU Corbett Theatre
  • Tickets: nku.edu/sotatickets or (859) 572-5464

NOISES OFF has been called “the funniest farce ever written” and takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. This play-within-a-play captures a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called “Nothing’s On.” Doors slamming, falling trousers, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant plate of sardines all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

Ken Jones, the Rosenthal Distinguished Professor of Theatre at NKU, directs the show. “These actors are the best of the best when it comes to physical comedy,” Jones reports happily. “I love over-the-top. As long as you’re precise, you can never be too big. And, after being locked up for a year, we’re ready to make people laugh!”

The NKU cast features Hannah Beaven, Sylas Craven, Austin Fidler, Trey Finkenstead, Natalie Hayslett, Chloe Hedrick, Joel Parece, Reagan Ruth, Kirby Schwarber, Liam Sweeney, and Hailey Watson. The show is directed by Ken Jones. The Stage Manager is Erin Caudill and Assistant Stage Manager is Alexia Daniels.

Health & Safety Guidelines
With safety in mind, SOTA is moving to touchless mobile ticketing and print-at-home options. If you do not have a mobile device or home printing capabilities, please call the Box Office (859) 572-5464 for alternative options.

Starting Jan. 1, 2022 all sales will become credit card only to create a “touchless” payment environment for improved health and safety of our guests.

NKU is following all CDC and government guidelines, and continues to monitor the COVID situation. Masks are required indoors on campus for all persons, vaccinated and unvaccinated. Visit nku.edu/covid19 for the latest information.

About NKU: Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 15,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students’ names. For more information, visit nku.edu.

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