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ALL SHOOK UP Runs Feb. 16-26

nku_all-shoot-up-logoALL SHOOK UP
Northern Kentucky University Theatre
Feb. 16-26
[Highland Heights]

It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.” The story is all new, the hits are all Elvis.

  • Thu-Sat, Feb. 16-18 at 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 19 at 3pm
  • Wed-Sat, Feb. 22-25 at 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 26 at 3pm

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Commonwealth Theatre Co. at NKU Announces Summer Dinner Theatre Season

CTC_logoHIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – Commonwealth Theatre Company at Northern Kentucky University is proud to announce our 2017 Summer Dinner Theatre season. Performances begin in June 2017. Tickets on sale in March 2017.

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THE 39 STEPS
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From the film by Alfred Hitchcock
From the novel by John Buchan
June 7 – 25, 2017 | NKU Stauss Theatre

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have THE 39 STEPS, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic and excitement of live theatre. This Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, nearly 100 zany characters (played by a talented cast of 4), and amazing feats of theatre wizardry. A riotous blend of virtuoso performances, some good old-fashioned romance, and wildly inventive stagecraft, THE 39 STEPS amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure.

Director: Mike King

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BURGERTOWN
Book by Ken Jones
Music by Jamey Strawn
Lyrics by Christine Jones
July 5 – 23, 2017 | NKU Stauss Theatre

Set in the Windy City, BURGERTOWN is another delicious musical comedy from the team that brought you CHURCH GIRLS. A timid fry cook (played by audience favorite Roderick Justice) accidentally invents the hottest new craze in the fast-food world — the Triangle Burger — and takes the humble BurgerTown restaurant from its lowly place beneath the tracks to soaring new heights. In this kooky musical adventure, our shy hero overcomes disgruntled customers, corporate greed, and organized crime as he chases success, romance, and a fast-food fortune.

Director: Ken Jones

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For more information call the NKU School of the Arts Box Office at 859.572.5464 or visit commonwealth.nku.edu

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2017 Summer Dinner Theatre Season Announced by Commonwealth Theatre Company

CTC_logoCommonwealth Theatre Company is excited to share their 2017 Summer Dinner Theatre season! We open in June with THE 39 STEPS, a zany stage adaptation of a Hitchcock Thriller. In July, the team that brought you CHURCH GIRLS presents another kooky musical comedy — BURGERTOWN!

Tickets will be on sale beginning in March 2017.

THE 39 STEPS
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From the film by Alfred Hitchcock
From the novel by John Buchan
June 7 – 25, 2017 | NKU Stauss Theatre

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have THE 39 STEPS, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic and excitement of live theatre. This Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, nearly 100 zany characters (played by a talented cast of 4), and amazing feats of theatre wizardry. A riotous blend of virtuoso performances, some good old-fashioned romance, and wildly inventive stagecraft, THE 39 STEPS amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure.

BURGERTOWN
Book by Ken Jones
Music by Jamey Strawn
Lyrics by Christine Jones
July 5 – 23, 2017 | NKU Stauss Theatre

Set in the Windy City, BURGERTOWN is another delicious musical comedy from the team that brought you CHURCH GIRLS. A timid fry cook (played by audience favorite Roderick Justice) accidentally invents the hottest new craze in the fast-food world — the Triangle Burger — and takes the humble BurgerTown restaurant from its lowly place beneath the tracks to soaring new heights. In this kooky musical adventure, our shy hero overcomes disgruntled customers, corporate greed, and organized crime as he chases success, romance, and a fast-food fortune.

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THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Tap Dances onto the NKU Stage

nku_thoroughly-modern-millie-promoHIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – Northern Kentucky University | School of the Arts | Program of Theatre and Dance presents THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE December 1 – 11, 2016. Performances will take place in the Corbett Theatre in the Fine Arts Center.

Director Jamey Strawn says he is “excited to highlight the music of (Tony Award-winning) composer Jeanine Tesori.  In a field dominated by men, it is exciting to showcase the work of this fabulous and successful female writer.  Shows at NKU are chosen as part of a rotation that is designed to expose students to a wide variety of genres and musical styles.  We chose Millie because it celebrates the 20’s dance styles and tap sequences, iconic characters, and strong roles for female actors.”

For Strawn, “the joy comes from working collaboratively with all of the elements to assemble this complex logistical jigsaw puzzle and create a work that excites, inspires, and entertains an audience.”

Choreographer Tracey Bonner hails the show as “a wonderful opportunity for our students that are building up advanced dance skills through our program. It requires a highly energetic and active ensemble that provides much of the backdrop for the social and cultural statements of the time period of prohibition and the post suffragette movement… The dancing itself touches on historical themes of the Charleston, the beginnings of swing dance, and social dance becoming a formative component to popular culture.”

“This show specifically provides a great way to feature our large numbers of female students in the School of the Arts and embody the spirit of strong women.  The piece offers a real world example of an empowered female setting out to take the world by storm.” Bonner hopes the show encourages the young women onstage and off “to realize their value personally; their opinions and convictions are important to the continued evolution of our culture and society. This is a beautiful thing to watch these young women discover about themselves: that their voices and the art they create matters and is respected.”

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
By Jeanine Tesori, Dick Scanlan, and Richard Henry Morris
December 1 – 11, 2016 | NKU Corbett Theatre

A high-spirited romp, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE tells the story of a small-town girl who travels to New York City to marry for money instead of love. Audiences will relive the roaring 1920s in this Tony Award-winning musical featuring jazz, thunderous tap dancing, frisky flappers and dashing leading men.

For more information call the NKU School of the Arts Box Office at 859.572.5464 or visit theatre.nku.edu.

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THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Runs Dec. 1-11

nku_thoroughly-modern-millie-logoTHOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Northern Kentucky University
Dec. 1-11
Corbett Theatre [Highland Heights]

A high-spirited romp, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE tells the story of a small-town girl who travels to New York City to marry for money instead of love. Audiences will relive the roaring 1920s in this Tony Award-winning musical featuring jazz, thunderous tap dancing, frisky flappers and dashing leading men.

  • Thu-Sat, Dec. 1-3 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 4 at 3pm
  • Wed-Sat, Dec. 7-10 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 11 at 3pm

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