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Theatre and Dance Archives

NIU Fall Dance Concert “Carmina Burana” runs Nov. 17-20

Northern Illinois University’s School of Theatre and Dance will present "Carmina Burana" at the School of Theater and Dance’s Stevens Building beginning Thursday November 17, at 7:30 p.m. Performances continue Friday, November 18, and Saturday, November 19 at 7:30...

Scholarship established, and reception scheduled to honor Melanie Parks before Sunday’s Dance Concert performance

The College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School of Theatre and Dance are hosting a reception, Sunday, Nov. 20, in the lobby of the Stevens Building to honor Melanie Parks who worked for nearly 30 years in the NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts as an...

NIU professors put their unique expertise into a new play about labor icon Mother Jones

A brand new play that brings together a pair of twentieth century labor icons, also brought together a pair of NIU professors. "A Table For Two At The Dill Pickle," written by Irish writer and musician Larry Kirwan will have its world premiere, Sunday, November 13, at...

Theatre and Dance Alumni and Faculty notes

Alumni and faculty of the School of Theatre and Dance are doing some amazing things. Slee Mumford, MFA '22 is performing in the Off-Broadway "Stranger Sings" Stranger Things parody musical. Slee plays Barb, the best friend of Nancy who (spoiler alert) met her demise...
God of Carnage opens at NIU November 9

God of Carnage opens at NIU November 9

What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behavior of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups? Or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums, and tears before bedtime? ‘Boys will be boys’, but the adults are usually...

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NIU presents Much Ado About Nothing

NIU presents Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare's iconic romantic comedy comes to the stage of the NIU School of Theatre and Dance Northern Illinois University’s School of Theatre and Dance will present Much Ado About Nothing in the Sally Stevens Players Theatre on October 7– 9 and October 13 – 15...

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Dance alumnus James Stevko returns to conduct masterclass

Dance alumnus James Stevko returns to conduct masterclass

James Monroe Števko, Chicago who earned his degree in dance from NIU’s School of Theatre and Dance, is currently performing in the Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of Fiddler on the Roof. Last week, he took time out to return to his alma mater and conduct a...

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School of Theatre and Dance 2022-2023 performance season

School of Theatre and Dance 2022-2023 performance season

The NIU School of Theatre and Dance 2022-2023 season features daring new works, familiar favorites and the always crowd-pleasing fall and spring dance concerts. The season opens Friday, September 23 with Melancholy Play. Three performance spaces will be utilized in...

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CVPA alums feature prominently in Netflix’s “Senior Year”

CVPA alums feature prominently in Netflix’s “Senior Year”

The new Netflix movie Senior Year features Rebel Wilson playing Stephanie, who was injured in a cheerleading stunt when she was 17 only to wake from a coma 20 years later and insisting on returning to finish out her senior year of high school and attend her prom. Mary...

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