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“It’s true that it’s a coming of age story, but it’s a little more than that. It’s the coming of age story of an artist,” Director Patricia Skarbinski said about her upcoming theater production, “Look Homeward, Angel,” based on the novel of the same name by author Thomas Wolfe. Opening Thursday, March 27, the Northern...
Gabriel Iglesias
The NIU Convocation Center, the Campus Activities Board and the Student Association are bringing Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias and his “Unity Through Laughter” to campus at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10. Convocation Center doors open at 6:30 p.m. Martin Moreno will host the show with special guests Alfred Robles and Rick Gutierrez. Tickets for the “Unity...
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The NIU Music Building resounds with music and excitement on Saturday, March 15, as the NIU Community School of the Arts presents its 11th Performathon. All funds raised are used for arts scholarships for young people in the community. Featuring about 50 musicians of all ages, the Performathon is the community school’s major fundraising event...
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NIU’s School of Theatre and Dance will present “Intimate Apparel” by award winning playwright Lynne Nottage. The play runs Thursday, Feb. 13, through Sunday, Feb. 16, in the Holmes Student Center Diversion Lounge on the NIU campus. Performances will start at 7:30 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Set in 1905 New...
“We’re not trying to justify a murderer but rather to understand him,” Director Alexander Gelman says about the Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance’s upcoming play, “Woyzeck.” Opening Thursday, Feb. 20, “Woyzeck” tells the story of Franz Woyzeck, a lowly German soldier and wig maker who is slowly driven to insanity and who...
Summer camp: visual arts
Dance, visual arts, theater and instrumental jazz are on the summer camp agenda at Northern Illinois University this summer. These six-day residential camps for junior and senior high school students are scheduled in July. Campers work with faculty, alumni and students and gain a greater appreciation for the life of an artist. Dance Camp is...
Ruth Page School of Dance
Chicago’s Ruth Page School of Dance will hold auditions at NIU for its four-week 2014 Summer Intensive Program. Auditions will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, in Room 113 of Gabel Hall. Registration begins at 3 p.m. The program is open to dancers 10 and older – from the young dancer...
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“We’ve laughed our way through rehearsals,” Patricia Ridge says of her upcoming theater production of “The Underpants” at NIU. “There are a lot of fun surprises along the way.” Adapted from Carl Sternheim’s classic farce, “Die Hose,” by renowned comedian and actor Steve Martin, “The Underpants” is a fast-paced comedy that will kick off the School...
A young boy takes a piano lesson through the NIU Community School of the Arts.
Registration is open for the spring semester at the NIU Community School of the Arts, sponsored by the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The community school offers year-round programming, with 80 teachers and 400 students who come from 50 towns and cities for classes, lessons and ensembles. Programs for children and adults begin in...
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NIU’s Fall 2013 Dance Concert is all about love. Opening Thursday, Nov. 21, the School of Theatre and Dance will present its first dance production of their 2013-2014 theatre season and feature performance pieces that present the many sides of being in love. In order to more fully explore this complicated theme, faculty members Judy...
Two NIU students’ worlds of memories and dreams will burst forth from the doors of two household cabinets in the Holmes Student Center Diversions Lounge at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 24. NIU School of Theatre and Dance seniors Caitlin Cavannaugh and Christie Coran will present “In Progress,” a two-woman physical theater...
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This year, NIU will participate in its first Dance Marathon from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Campus Recreation Center. A philanthropic event that benefits the Children’s Miracle Network, all donations will support the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. During the dance marathon, participants strut their stuff...
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