Tag Archives: Northern Kentucky University

NKU SOTA Announces 2019-20 Theatre + Dance Season

NKU_SOTA logo

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts Theatre + Dance Program is excited to announce its 2019-20 academic season. An exact schedule of performances will be released July 2019.                                                                                                                            

THE AFRICAN COMPANY PRESENTS RICHARD III
By Carlyle Brown
Sept. 26–Oct. 6, 2019
NKU Corbett Theatre

In 1820’s Manhattan, William Henry Brown, a free black American, organizes a production of Shakespeare’s Richard III for a predominantly black audience. When the booking of a famous English actor to play Richard III by a rival theatre company threatens to close their production, his African Grove Theatre Company is forced to reflect on their lives – performing jobs of servitude by day and their artistry by night. Drawn to the stage because of their ability to create art out of their own experiences, the company members must determine if their artistry is worth risking it all. Based on a true story, The African Company Presents Richard III carries a timeless message of negotiating racial consciousness in theatre that still resonates today.

THREE SISTERS
By Anton Chekhov
Oct. 17-27, 2019
NKU Stauss Theatre

As the Prozorov sisters and their brother yearn for a return to adventure-filled life in Moscow, the pastoral setting of their new lives brings change and reflection on love, marriage, and career. In a prophetic hinting of the coming Bolshevik Revolution, the playwright weaves a memorable tale about the rise of the working class and social change in Russia. Considered one of Anton Chekhov’s greatest plays, Three Sisters is packed with action and emotion, and explores the aching desire of dreams and the often cold realities that come to pass.

FREAKY FRIDAY
Book by Bridget Carpenter
Music by Tom Kitt
Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Nov. 14-24, 2019
NKU Corbett Theatre

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic.

H.M.S. PINAFORE
By W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan
Feb. 21–March 1, 2020
NKU Corbett Theatre

The gentlemanly Captain Corcoran has a daughter, Josephine, who is in love with a lowly but gallant sailor named Ralph Rackstraw. Meanwhile, the Captain’s former nanny, Little Buttercup, falls in love with him, but he hesitates to reciprocate due to his higher social rank. The whole situation is turned on its head when Little Buttercup reveals a game-changing secret she has kept for decades. H.M.S. Pinafore is filled with robust sailors, star-crossed lovers, and crazy comical antics sure to tickle your funny bone and lift your heart.

BURIED CHILD
by Sam Shepard
March 26–April 5, 2020
NKU Stauss Theatre

Deep in the American Heartland, life seems to have mysteriously come to a stop. Grappling with the disillusionment of American Mythology a family seeks to hide their past, only to become trapped by it. The surprise arrival of an estranged grandson and a mysterious finding in the field ignites the characters like fireworks on the Fourth of July. Alternately funny and darkly macabre,Buried Child weaves a twisted family drama of epic proportions.

MAMMA MIA!
Music and Lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson
Book by Catherine Johnson
April 24–May 3, 2020
NKU Corbett Theatre

On the eve of Sophie’s wedding, her quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the Greek island they last visited 20 years ago. But which one is her real father? The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show that is guaranteed to have you singing and dancing!

SEASON EXTRAS

First Year Show
Nov. 29–Dec. 1, 2019
NKU Stauss Theatre

This production shows off our talented freshman and transfer students. Title will be announced in September 2019.

Dance ‘20
March 20-23, 2020
NKU Corbett Theatre

Featuring a company of our best young dance artists, along with new and innovative works created by faculty, guest artists, and nationally renowned choreographers, Dance ‘20 has something for everyone – theatre dance, contemporary and classical ballet, tap, modern, jazz, and world dance.

For more information, call the NKU School of the Arts Box Office at (859) 572-5464 or visit nku.edu/sotatickets. Tickets will go on sale Sept. 2019.

### NKU ###

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Press Releases, Season Announcements

Tony-Award Winning Musical CABARET Comes to NKU

NKU_Cabaret logoHIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts continues its 2018-2019 Theatre + Dance Season with Kander and Ebb’s Tony award-winning masterpiece CABARET, running Feb. 14-24 at NKU’s Corbett Theatre.

CABARET turns pre-war Berlin of 1931 into a sensual haven of decadent celebration. At the seedy Kit Kat Klub, a young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw, wanders into the club overseen by a garish and flamboyant Master of Ceremonies. He meets Sally Bowles, a talented cabaret performer who holds her admirers at a distance, unwilling to develop genuinely deep emotions. Living in a morally ambiguous void of desperate anxiety, they are determined to keep up appearances as the real world prepares for war. CABARET is a finely-tuned combination of drama and entertainment, resulting in one of the most substantial musicals ever made.

“We’re doing it as a memory piece,” said director Brian Robertson. “The 1998 production made the strong choice to say at the end that the Kit Kat Klub workers were put in camps and mostly likely died in WWII. We’ve decided to start as though the club, its energy, and its time of possibility before the Nazi’s took over, is reawakened and flashes alive before dying again.”

The production also has the main characters as part of vaudeville sketches being performed in the club, which was a previously abandoned warehouse/factory. They are characters assumed by Kit Kat Klub dancers as a form of commentary about today’s changing cultural attitudes. Another dynamic twist in the production includes the portrayal of the Emcee with a female actress (Faustina Gorham).

The NKU cast features Alex Bellocq (Herman/Co-Dance Captain), Meg Carlson (Texas), Arianna Catalano (Helga), Haley Gillman (Kost), Faustina Gorham (Emcee), Sarah Hack (Schneider), Jake Hunter (Victor), JeShaun Jackson (Bobby), Sam Johnson (Ernst), Sidney Kline (Rosie), Blair Lamb (Lulu), Ashley Martin (Fritzie/Co-Dance Captain), Eleanor Morris (Frenchie), Matthew Nassida (Schultz), Makenzie Ruff (Sally Bowles), Alexander Slade (Max), Aaron Marshall (Hans), and Mattison Sullivan (Cliff). The show is directed by Brian Robertson. Other creative team members include Ronnie Chamberlain (Costume Design), Terry Powell (Lighting Design), Zachary Collins (Sound Design), Rob Kerby (Technical Director), Jamey Strawn (Music Director), and Natalie Bellamy & DJ Bruegge (Co-Choreographers). Lindsey Pervis (Scenic Design) is a CCM-Graduate program designer and supported by an award from the Tom and Christine Neyer Family Visiting Artist. The Stage Manager is Emily Vicars and Assistant Stage Managers are Emily Coffey, Megan Beal, and Kelsey Austin.

For more information, call the NKU School of the Arts Box Office at (859) 572-5464 or visit nku.edu/sotatickets.

### NKU ###

Leave a comment

Filed under Press Releases

CABARET Runs Feb. 14-24

NKU_Cabaret logoCABARET
Northern Kentucky University
Feb. 14-24
Corbett Theatre [Highland Heights]

Directed by Brian Robertson

Cast: Alex Bellocq as Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Herman, Meg Carlson as Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Texas, Arianna Catalano as Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Helga, Haley Gillman as Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Kost, Faustina Gorham as Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Emcee, Sarah Hack as Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Schneider, Jake Hunter as Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Victor, Je’Shaun Jackson as Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Bobby, Sam Johnson as Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Ernst, Sidney Kline as Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Rosie, Blair Lamb as Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Lulu, Ashley Martin as Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Fritzie, Eleanor Morris as Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Frenchie, Matthew Nassida as Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Schultz, Makenzie Ruff as Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Sally, Alex Slade as Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Max, Aaron Marshall as Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Hans & Mattison Sullivan as Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Cliff

CABARET turns pre-war Berlin of 1931 into a sexually charged haven of decadence. At the seedy Kit Kat Klub, a young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw, wanders into the club overseen by a garish and flamboyant Master of Ceremonies. He meets Sally Bowles, a talented cabaret performer who holds her admirers at a distance, unwilling to develop genuinely deep emotions. Living in a morally ambiguous void of desperate anxiety, they are determined to keep up appearances as the real world prepares for war. CABARET is a finely-tuned combination of drama and entertainment, resulting in one of the most substantial musicals ever made.

CONTENT ADVISORY: CABARET contains mature language and subject matter.

CABARET turns pre-war Berlin of 1931 into a sexually charged haven of decadence. At the seedy Kit Kat Klub, a young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw, wanders into the club overseen by a garish and flamboyant Master of Ceremonies. He meets Sally Bowles, a talented cabaret performer who holds her admirers at a distance, unwilling to develop genuinely deep emotions. Living in a morally ambiguous void of desperate anxiety, they are determined to keep up appearances as the real world prepares for war. CABARET is a finely-tuned combination of drama and entertainment, resulting in one of the most substantial musicals ever made.

CONTENT ADVISORY: CABARET contains mature language and subject matter.

CABARET turns pre-war Berlin of 1931 into a sexually charged haven of decadence. At the seedy Kit Kat Klub, a young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw, wanders into the club overseen by a garish and flamboyant Master of Ceremonies. He meets Sally Bowles, a talented cabaret performer who holds her admirers at a distance, unwilling to develop genuinely deep emotions. Living in a morally ambiguous void of desperate anxiety, they are determined to keep up appearances as the real world prepares for war. CABARET is a finely-tuned combination of drama and entertainment, resulting in one of the most substantial musicals ever made. CONTENT ADVISORY: CABARET contains mature language and subject matter.

  • Thu-Sat, Feb. 14-16 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Feb. 17 at 2pm
  • Wed-Sat, Feb. 20-23 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Feb. 24 at 2pm

Official page |

Leave a comment

Filed under On Stage

Box Office Manager Sought by Northern Kentucky University

NKU_SOTA logo

Click here to apply online.

Working Title Box Office Manager
Department School of the Arts
Compensation Title Box Office Specialist
Position Number 30001879
Position Status Regular
Work Schedule 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, times adjusted for evening and weekend work schedule as productions occur.
Hours per Week 37.5
Months per Year 12
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence Northern Kentucky University (NKU) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.
Purpose of Position The Box Office Manager is responsible for maintaining the Fine Arts Box Office, which provides ticketing and event staffing support for the School at Northern Kentucky University. The primary venues for fine arts events at NKU are the 650-seat Greaves Concert Hall, 315-seat Corbett Theatre and 120-seat Black Box Theatre. As well as any ticketed Art Gallery events. This responsibility includes maintaining the computerized ticketing system and supervising 4-6 student box office assistants and maintaining records and accounting for all revenue generated. The manager will regularly interact with the public and many other departments and offices within the University.
Primary Responsibilities Supervise the box office during regular hours of operation (approximately 5 hours per day, Mon-Fri- remainder of time is spent with administrative tasks and box office operations for performances).

Provide excellent customer service to both public and internal patrons.

Receive calls, emails, and walk-up patrons, taking and processing single ticket orders and subscription exchanges for fine arts events.

Balance, record and deposit income from daily ticket sales to appropriate departmental accounts, work with Budget Officer and Publicity Manager on accounting of revenue.

Supervise work-study student assistants.

Maintain and update patron mailing lists.

Process season subscription orders for the academic season, including, but limited to the biennial YES Festival of New Plays, summer dinner theatre season, including creation of the events in the computerized ticketing system and processing of mail, phone and walk-up orders for season ticket packages for all events.

Serve as front-of-house manager during performance periods, overseeing day-of-show box office operations and supervising student house managers and ushers for the School performances.

Create and submit sales and performance reports at the close of each School event.

Assist Fine Arts Manager in creation and mailing of seasonal brochures/order forms.

In coordination with the Publicity Manager
– hire, train and evaluate work-study student assistants.
– recommend students for house management positions during the academic year.
– recommend and coordinate box office and front-of-house staff and catering needs for summer dinner theatre.

Qualifications Significant experience in Fine Arts or Event Management or other Arts Administration.

Cash handling and customer service experience required

CPR certified (if not certified at time of hiring, employee would be required to complete training by the end of the 90- day probationary period)

Minimum Education Acceptable Equivalency
Preferred Education Associates Degree
Minimum Experience 2 years
Salary Minimum $15.35/hour
Pay Grade S67

 

Click here to apply online.

Leave a comment

Filed under Casting Call

Cast Announced for CABARET at Northern Kentucky University

NKU_Cabaret logoAnnouncing the cast for CABARET, running Feb. 14-24 in Corbett Theatre. Tickets available at nku.edu/sotatickets.

  • Alex Bellocq – Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Herman
  • Meg Carlson – Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Texas
  • Arianna Catalano – Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Helga
  • Haley Gillman – Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Kost
  • Faustina Gorham – Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Emcee
  • Sarah Hack – Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Schneider
  • Jake Hunter – Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Victor
  • Je’Shaun Jackson – Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Bobby
  • Sam Johnson – Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Ernst
  • Sidney Kline – Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Rosie
  • Blair Lamb – Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Lulu
  • Ashley Martin – Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Fritzie
  • Eleanor Morris – Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Frenchie
  • Matthew Nassida – Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Schultz
  • Makenzie Ruff – Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Sally
  • Alex Slade – Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Max
  • Aaron Marshall – Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Hans
  • Mattison Sullivan – Kit Kat Klub Dancer & Cliff

Book by Joe Masteroff
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Directed by Brian Robertson

CABARET turns pre-war Berlin of 1931 into a sexually charged haven of decadence. At the seedy Kit Kat Klub, a young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw, wanders into the club overseen by a garish and flamboyant Master of Ceremonies. He meets Sally Bowles, a talented cabaret performer who holds her admirers at a distance, unwilling to develop genuinely deep emotions. Living in a morally ambiguous void of desperate anxiety, they are determined to keep up appearances as the real world prepares for war. CABARET is a finely-tuned combination of drama and entertainment, resulting in one of the most substantial musicals ever made.

CONTENT ADVISORY: CABARET contains mature language and subject matter.

Leave a comment

Filed under Cast list