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CHURCH GIRLS The Musical Runs July 5-21

CTC_Church Girls promoCHURCH GIRLS The Musical
Commonwealth Theatre Company
July 5-21
Stauss Theatre [Highland Heights]

Book and story by Ken Jones
Music by Jamey Strawn, Lyrics by Christine Jones
Additional Material by Roderick Justice

Cast: Ken Jones, Rodger Pille, Roderick Justice, James Jones, Jeshaun Jackson, Brandon Bentley & Jamey Strawn

A new campy, cheeky, audacious musical comedy! The “ladies” of the Umatilla Second Christian Church Women’s Auxiliary League are getting together to produce their annual Mother’s Day Pageant.  Six men play every character in this singing, acting, dancing, improvisational tour de force. As the ‘Church Girls’ prepare for their pageant, chaos and calamity bring out less than ‘saintly’ behavior.  The result is Heaven sent hilarity! Includes dinner is served 90 minutes before curtain. 

  • Fri-Sat, July 5-6 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 7 at 6:30pm
  • Wed-Sat, July 10-13 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 14 at 6:30pm
  • Wed-Sat, July 17-20 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 21 at 6:30pm

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Laughter is on the Menu at NKU’s Commonwealth Theatre

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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – Commonwealth Theatre Company at Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts is proud to present the Noël Coward comedy of FALLEN ANGELS, and the farewell production of CHURCH GIRLS: THE MUSICAL. A buffet dinner will be served in the NKU SOTA Art Gallery with performances taking place in the NKU Robert & Rosemary Stauss Theatre.

FALLEN ANGELS
By Sir Noël Coward
June 7-23, 2019

Before Julia and Jane married their husbands Fred and Willy – there was Maurice, a former French lover. While the women’s blissfully ignorant husbands are away on a golf trip, he shows up and reminds them of what they might be missing. Following an evening of drunkenness and fevered anticipation, Julia and Jane become concerned that indiscretions from their past will be revealed, and comedic antics ensue. FALLEN ANGELS is a sparkling, hilarious comedy about rivalry and manners, resulting in a champagne cocktail of wit and charm.

Church Girls: The Musical
By Ken Jones
Lyrics by Christine Jones
Music by Jamey Strawn
July 5-21, 2019

The “ladies” of Umatilla Second Christian Church Women’s Auxiliary League are back and producing their annual Mother’s Day pageant. As the “church girls” prepare for their pageant, chaos and calamity bring out less than ‘saintly’ behavior. The result is Heaven sent hilarity! Making its farewell performance,CHURCH GIRLS: THE MUSICAL is a campy, cheeky, audacious musical comedy that will hit your funny bone and keep you laughing.

Cast for Fallen Angels

  • Rachel Perin as Julia Sterroll
  • Cary Davenport as Frederick Sterroll
  • Mindy Heithaus as Jane Banbury
  • Andrew Bishop as William Banbury
  • Kimberly Lazzeri as Saunders
  • Matt Krieg as Maurice Duclos

Cast for Church Girls: The Musical

  • Rodger Pille as Minerva Beehimer/Rev. Harv Feldspar/Sammy Coldenspore/Harley Buford
  • Ken Jones as Daisy Feldspar/Dale Shirkwater/Felicity Shirkwater/Irma Snead
  • Roderick Justice as Maisy Shirkwater/Myron Posey/Frankie Feldspar/Naomi Mai Hooker
  • James Jones as Larry Coldenspore/Sherry Coldenspore/Shayna Beehimer/Rupert Eikenberry
  • Je’Shaun Jackson as Revita Glory/Jefferson Glory/Darnell Nusspickle
  • Brandon Bentley as Cloretta Powers/Horseshoe Dumpling/Studley Griggs
  • Jamey Strawn as Darlene Opal

Event Details

Dates: June 7-23 & July 5-21 (dark on Mondays and Tuesdays)

Times:

  • Wednesday through Saturday performances at 8 p.m., Dinner served at 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday matinees at 6:30 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)

More information: nku.edu/ctc or 859-572-5464

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FALLEN ANGELS Runs June 7-23

CTC_Fallen Angels promoFALLEN ANGELS
Commonwealth Theatre Company
June 7-23
NKU Stauss Theater [Highland Heights]

Directed by Mike King

Before Julia and Jane married their husbands Fred and Willy – there was Maurice, a former French lover. While the women’s blissfully ignorant husbands are away on a golf trip, he shows up and reminds them of what they might be missing. Following an evening of drunkenness and fevered anticipation, Julia and Jane become concerned that indiscretions from their past will be revealed, and comedic antics ensue. Fallen Angels is a biting, hilarious comedy about rivalry and manners, resulting in a champagne cocktail of wit and charm.

  • Fri-Sat, June 7-8 at 8pm
  • Sun, June 9 at 6:30pm
  • Wed-Sat, June 12-15 at 8pm
  • Sun, June 16 at 6:30pm
  • Wed-Sat, June 19-22 at 8pm
  • Sun, June 23 at 6:30pm
    Dinner is served 90 minutes before curtain.

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New Music Ensemble Celebrates Imagery and Artistry at NKU SOTA

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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts welcomes new music ensemble Zohn Collective on March 20, who will be performing an evening of modern piano trios in collaboration with videographer José Camacho and famed, Mexican cartoonist, José Ignacio Solórzano (a.k.a. “Jis”).

All works on the program relate to the idea of music as a powerful gateway to memory. Audience members may recognize the Ives Trio, which is flecked with numerous quotations of American folk and popular music. Ives evokes memories from his own personal life as well as memories from the collective American consciousness. Other works on the program were written by Daniel Pesca and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, both members of Zohn Collective, and also deal with the idea of music and memory.

“The performance will stimulate audiences to respond more creatively to contemporary and 20th-century chamber music while creating an experience to reflect on the relationship between music, imagery, and memory,” said Hanna Hurwitz, co-director of Zohn Collective and lecturer of violin at NKU SOTA. “The information about the works will be integrated as an artistic, rather than descriptive, component of the event. The intention is to refract that information through a combination of visual and auditory means that gives space for individualized reflection and fluid interpretation.”

Founded in 2017, Zohn Collective is a contemporary music collective, which seeks to produce and perform artist-driven projects generated by its members. For this reason, the diversity of backgrounds, interests, and expertise of each member is an essential and vibrant element of the group’s model. The ensemble core is comprised of nine members, which includes instrumental performers, composers, and a conductor, however, the group may expand or contract as dictated by the repertory of each project. The group recently performed with internationally recognized puppet company, La Coperacha, at the Festival de Mayo in Guadalajara, Mexico, and has given performances and workshops at the University of Kentucky, Belmont University, Oberlin Conservatory, Notre Dame, and University of Chicago.

“Jis” José Ignacio Solórzano is a renowned cartoonist, conceptual artist, and radio personality born in 1963 in Guadalajara, México. He has been a longstanding contributor to many of the preeminent newspapers and magazines in Mexico (La Jornada, Milenio, Galimatías, among others) and is co-author of the fabled comic strip “El Santos”. He has presented numerous exhibits of his work at noted galleries in Mexico and abroad and published several books with his drawings, comic strips, and cartoons, for including one in English, titled Cats don’t exist for Fantagraphics.

Zohn Collective will perform Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 7 p.m. in Greaves Concert Hall at NKU. Admission is free and open to the public. Parking is available for patrons in Lots D & I on campus. For more information about NKU’s School of the Arts, please visit nku.edu/sota or follow on social media @NKUSOTA.

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THE BLACK BOY IN PINK Runs April 5-14

NKU_Yes Festival 19 logoTHE BLACK BOY IN PINK
Northern Kentucky University
Part of the Y.E.S. Festival
April 5-14
Konstantinow Studio Theatre [Highland Heights]

Written by Isaiah Reaves
Directed by Brian Robertson

Cast: Je’Shaun Jackson as Wyatt, Thomas Smith as Rudolph, Nathaniel Clifford as Douglas, Sally Modzelewski as Iris, Cameron Myers as Vincent, Haley Gillman as Blair & Gabriela Barbosa Gonzalez as Wyatt’s Mother

THE BLACK BOY IN PINK is a bold new work by a young provocative playwright set in his hometown of Cincinnati. The year is 1959. Wyatt Frost is a young black man who has been forced to make hard choices to survive. Flickering across his fuzzy RCA Victor television set comes the possibility of a different existence. As his life becomes entangled with the legacy of a picturesque local wealthy family, will Wyatt be able to choose the life he has always wanted? Will he be able to color pink his otherwise black and white existence?

THE BOY IN PINK has free admission, but reservations are required due to limited seating. Please visit the YES Festival website at nku.edu/yesfestival for more information or call the Box Office at 859.572.5464.

  • Fri, April 5 at 7:30pm
  • Sat-Sun, April 6-7 at 2pm
  • Wed, April 10 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, April 12-13 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, April 14 at 2pm

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