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The Pajama Game

NU Theatre Presents ‘The Pajama Game’ April 20-30

April 12, 2017

Exploding with fun and nostalgic theatricality, NU Theatre tops off its 53rd season April 20-30 with an energetic production of The Pajama Game, book by George Abbott & Richard Bissell, and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. Directed by associate professor/choreographer Terri Filips Vaughan, The Pajama Game... Read on →

Sabrina Kahwaty, '17

Theatre Major Sabrina Kahwaty Takes a Seat in the Director’s Chair

March 28, 2017

The Niagara University theatre department presented its student-produced show, The Effect of Gamma Rays on The Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds, Feb. 24-26. The Niagara University Players show was also student-directed, a position fulfilled this year by senior Sabrina Kahwaty. “The process was incredible,” Kahwaty explained. “Getting to work with an all-student cast... Read on →

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NU Theatre Presents ‘Mother Hicks’

March 16, 2017

Mother Hicks, by Suzan Zeder, from March 23-27 is earth, and fire, and water, and blood, and tears… Directed by Steve Braddock, director of NU Theatre, Mother Hicks is the inspiring folkloric story of three Depression-era outsiders: Girl, an orphan who is passed from home to home; Tuc, a young... Read on →

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 →

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 →

Christmas Festivities Lighting Up Niagara University

December 6, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Niagara University. Festive red ribbons adorn campus light poles, a giant evergreen festooned with white lights illuminates St. Vincent’s Circle and events celebrating the season are taking place on what seems like a daily basis. More than 100 members of the campus... 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 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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