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NU Players Present ‘The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds’

February 16, 2017

From Feb. 24-26, the Niagara University Players will present an entirely student-run production of The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel in the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall. Directed by Sabrina Kahwaty, a senior theatre major at NU, The... Read on →

Students directing during the Short Play Festival

Short Play Festival Thrusts Students into Director Roles

February 8, 2017

“Art isn’t good or bad, it is about what effect is has on you.” – Johnny Barden, ’17 As the second semester began at Niagara University, the juniors in the theatre department produced their annual showcase of 10-minute short plays. Many may not know that NU students have the privilege to... Read on →

NU Theatre Presents 2017 Short Play Festival

January 12, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Comedies, dramas, and everything in-between from Jan. 20-28 when NU presents its annual Short Play Festival – a smorgasbord of 10-minute, student-directed plays. If one is not to your taste, you only have to wait 10 minutes until the next one. Some of the plays contain adult situations and language. The... Read on →

The NU Theatre production of 'The Drowsy Chaperone' was named the Best Musical of 2016 by BroadwayWorld Buffalo. The show's director, Doug Zschiegner, captured the prize for Best Director in a Musical.

NU Theatre Production Captures Award for Best Musical of 2016, Zschiegner Named Best Director

January 8, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University Theatre’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone was named the Best Musical of 2016 by BroadwayWorld Buffalo, according to results released Jan. 6. In addition, the show’s director, Doug Zschiegner, associate director of NU Theatre, was selected for Best Director in a Musical. The Drowsy Chaperone was onstage at NU... Read on →

Freshman Kayla Reumann tries on a musician's jacket over a waistcoat she made as part of a Costume Construction course at Niagara University. Old Fort Niagara Music Director Suzannah Emerson is holding up pants that complement the 1770s British 8th Regiment uniforms.

Old Fort Niagara and Niagara University Partner to Make Historic Clothing

December 14, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Old Fort Niagara Association and Niagara University have partnered on a creative project to produce 18th century men’s waistcoats, which theatre department students are sewing and donating to the fort’s fife and drum corps. Five university students in associate professor Marilyn Deighton’s Costume Construction class have spent 20-25 hours... Read on →

NU Theatre Presents ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

November 28, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

This Dec. 1-11, Niagara University Theatre will present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the award-winning musical by William Finn, Rachel Sheinkin and Rebecca Feldman. It is the hilarious tale of six prepubescent, misfit contestants, vying for the championship of a lifetime, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to... Read on →

NU Theatre Opens ‘Stage Door’ Nov. 3

October 28, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

From Nov. 3-13, the stage will be set for possibilities and promises as NU Theatre presents Stage Door by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Directed by Amanda Lytle Sharpe, adjunct professor of speech for the actor, Stage Door is a legitimate valentine to the theatre, paying tribute to those... Read on →

NU Theatre Kicks Off 53rd Season with ‘The Macbeth Insurgency’

October 5, 2016

From October 13-17, NU Theatre presents The Macbeth Insurgency (Shakespeare Deconstructed) to launch its 53rd season. Adapted and directed by associate professor and associate director of NU Theatre, Doug Zschiegner, The Macbeth Insurgency takes center stage at the university’s Leary Theatre. Shakespeare wrote the murderous Macbeths to ask the same... Read on →

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Niagara University Theatre Announces Schedule for 53rd Season

September 20, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University Theatre’s 53rd season of theatre productions promises a diverse collection of entertainment options to suit a variety of tastes. Steve Braddock, director of Niagara University Theatre, said, “We are excited to begin the season with The Macbeth Insurgency, adapted and directed by Doug Zschiegner. This contemporary take on... Read on →

Amanda Lytle Sharpe

Niagara University Theatre Professor Honored by YWCA of the Niagara Frontier

September 15, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Amanda Lytle Sharpe, adjunct professor of theatre at Niagara University, will be honored Sept. 27 during the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier’s “Niagara Awards: A Tribute to Women.” The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls. Sharpe has served as an adjunct professor... Read on →

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