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Friends of Niagara University Theatre Celebrating Annual Gala May 2

March 27, 2015

On May 2, the Friends of Niagara University Theatre will celebrate 51 years of Niagara University Theatre when they host the 30th annual Friends of Niagara University Theatre Gala. The festive event includes a 4 p.m. production of Guys and Dolls at the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune... Read on →

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NU Theatre Wraps Up March with Production of ‘Cyrana’

March 19, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

This March 26-31, Niagara University Theatre will present Cyrana, a delightful adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s classic comedy, Cyrano de Bergerac. Cyrana is adapted and directed by Doug Zschiegner, associate professor/associate director of NU Theatre. Cyrana – poet, soldier, and hopeful romantic – is a mistress of all trades, exasperatingly stubborn... Read on →

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NU Players Present Student-Run Production of ‘Love Song’

February 20, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University Players will present an entirely student-run production of Love Song by John Kolvenbach on campus from Feb. 27 through March 1. All presentations will take place in the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall. Directed by NU theatre performance major, Josephine... Read on →

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NU Theatre, Castellani Art Museum Present ‘Eurydice’

February 16, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University Theatre, in collaboration with the Castellani Art Museum, will present Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl Feb. 19-22. This readers’ theater production will be directed by artist-in-residence Adriano Gatto and performed amidst an insightful, specially curated art exhibit. A modern reimagining of the classic Orpheus myth, Eurydice’s contemporary characters and ingenious... Read on →

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Short Play Festival Returns to NU Stage in January

January 18, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University Theatre’s annual smorgasbord of 10-minute plays returns to the stage Jan. 23-31. The Short Play Festival makes for a fascinating dose of theater – and a great entertainment bargain. Three cycles of 10-minute plays written by various playwrights will be presented over two weekends. Comedies, dramas, and everything... Read on →

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Vote for NU in BroadwayWorld Buffalo’s Theatre Awards

December 12, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University Theatre’s production of The Comedy of Errors has been nominated for Best Play in BroadwayWorld Buffalo’s 2014 theatre awards. Niagara University is one of only two colleges included among the professional community in the polling. A number of NU faculty and alumni were also nominated. Voting is now open... Read on →

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NU Theatre Presents ‘A Commedia Christmas Carol’

November 25, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

God bless us, everyone! NU Theatre offers a new twist on a beloved holiday classic Dec. 4-14 with A Commedia Christmas Carol by playwright Matthew R. Wilson. The production will be directed by adjunct professors Robin Patterson and Terry Judd, founding members of Canada’s Theatre Beyond Words, an international touring theater... Read on →

Sweeney Todd Takes the NU Stage in November

October 30, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Just perfect for the dark nights of autumn, from Nov. 6 to 16, NU Theatre presents Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler. Sweeney Todd, a barber unjustly exiled from his home and family, returns to London seeking retribution against the unscrupulous judge... Read on →

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Buffalo’s Fall 2014 Theatre Season Stars NU Students, Alumni, Faculty

September 19, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University will be well-represented onstage as the curtain rises on Buffalo’s fall theatre season. Below is a list of performances (announced as of Sept. 14) featuring NU Theatre students and alumni: The Drowsy Chaperone (Sept. 10-Oct. 12, MusicalFare Theatre) Diane DiBernardo-Blenk, ’89 Renee Landrigan, ’13 Alan Trinca, ’13 All Quiet on the Western Front... Read on →

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Niagara University Theatre Announces 51st Season

August 18, 2014

From October through May, Niagara University Theatre’s 51st season of theatre productions promises an exciting array of entertainment options to suit a variety of tastes. Steve Braddock, director of Niagara University Theatre said, “We’ve chosen an eclectic and engaging array of productions and are delighted to start the season off... Read on →

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