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THREE SISTERS Runs Oct. 17-27

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Northern Kentucky University
Oct. 17-27
Stauss Theatre [Highland Heights]

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.

  • Thu-Sat, Oct. 17-19 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Oct. 20 at 2pm
  • Wed-Sat, Oct. 23-26 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Oct. 27 at 2pm

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Northern Kentucky University
Sept. 26-Oct. 6
Corbett Theatre [Highland Heights]

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.

  • Thu-Sat, Sept. 26-28 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Sept. 29 at 2pm
  • Wed-Sat, Oct. 2-5 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Oct. 6 at 2pm

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NKU SOTA Offering Theatre Performances to High School

NKU_SOTA logoHIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts Theatre + Dance Program is offering school-day performances of their 2019-2020 mainstage season to high schools in the tri-state area. Tickets are $10.00. Reservations are first-come, first-served. Seating is limited! Below is a list of performances with reservation deadlines for the 2019-2020 season.

The African Company Presents Richard III by Carlyle Brown
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 10:30 a.m.
Reservation deadline: Sept. 20, 2019
Corbett Theatre

Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov
Monday, Oct. 21, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 10:30 a.m.
Reservation deadline: Oct. 11, 2019
Stauss Theatre – limited seating

Disney’s Freaky Friday – A New Musical
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 10:30 a.m.
Reservation deadline: Nov. 8, 2019
Corbett Theatre

H.M.S. Pinafore by Gilbert & Sullivan
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m.
Reservation deadline: Feb. 14, 2020
Corbett Theatre

Buried Child by Sam Shepard
Monday, March 30, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, March 31, 10:30 a.m.
Reservation deadline: March 20, 2020
Stauss Theatre – limited seating

Mamma Mia!
Tuesday, April 28, 10:30 a.m.
Reservation deadline: April 17, 2020
Corbett Theatre

If interested in attending one or more of these productions, please contact the SOTA Box Office Manager, Spenser Smith at (859) 572-5809 or smiths13@nku.edu. Detailed information about the plays/musicals is available at nku.edu/theatre.

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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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


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.

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)


  • 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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