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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 →

Niagara University theatre students were treated to a workshop with famed puppeteer Mike Peterson.

Acclaimed Puppeteer Presents Workshop for NU Theatre Students

April 11, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University theatre students were treated to a puppetry workshop April 8 featuring special guest artist Mike Peterson. Peterson regaled NU students with stories derived from a lifetime’s worth of prominent puppetry experience, including work on Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock and Labyrinth with David Bowie and George Lucas. Other credits include Audrey... 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 →

Mother Hicks graphic

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 →

Pictured at the opening of 'Kid Victory' are, from left, Greg Pierce, librettist for 'Kid Victory,' acclaimed composer John Kander, Dr. Sharon Watkinson, chair of Niagara University’s theatre department, and Steve Braddock, director of NU Theatre.

NU Theatre Leaders Reconnect with Composer John Kander in NYC

February 28, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Steve Braddock, director of Niagara University Theatre, and Dr. Sharon Watkinson, chair of NU’s theatre department, were recently in New York City to support the opening of acclaimed composer John Kander’s new musical, Kid Victory. Kander is a longtime friend of Niagara University Theatre. The Broadway legend received an honorary... 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 →

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 →

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