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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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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NU Theatre for Young Audiences presents Julianne Moore’s ‘Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical’

July 7, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

From July 28-Aug. 6, Niagara University Theatre will continue its mission to present engaging, delightful theater for young audiences with Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical, presented by The Friends of Niagara University Theatre. Steven Braddock, director of Niagara University Theatre, said, “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to present a... Read on →

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Niagara University Repertory Theatre Presents Free Children’s Theatre at NU and Artpark

June 24, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

This summer, NU Theatre’s 40-year tradition of entertaining children and families with its N.U.R.T. storytelling troupe continues! Here comes Lily with her purple plastic purse! And Alexander, as usual, is having a “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day…” and Pierre just doesn’t care! Yes, Niagara University Repertory Theatre (N.U.R.T.) is... Read on →

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Forced to Miss Commencement, NU Theatre Grad Receives Diploma on Kavinoky Stage

May 16, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University theatre major Kathleen Macari made the decision a few months ago that she would forego walking during her undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday in order to play the lead role in her first professional show. So during the curtain call of that evening’s production of Wait Until Dark... Read on →

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Educators, Humanitarians, Alumni Celebrated During Niagara University Commencement

May 16, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University graduated 971 new alumni during a trio of commencement exercises held May 12-14, 2016. The celebration got underway Thursday, May 12, with the awarding of advanced degrees to 273 students, including 11 who received doctoral degrees in leadership and policy. Attendees heard remarks from Chantal Kreviazuk, one of... Read on →

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Dr. Tim Ireland Chosen for UAlbany School of Criminal Justice Distinguished Alumni Award

May 11, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Timothy Ireland, dean of Niagara University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been chosen as a recipient of the University at Albany School of Criminal Justice Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Ireland will deliver an address during the school’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14, in Page Hall Auditorium on... Read on →

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