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The School of Theatre and Dance will be performing “Carmina Burana,” a cantata first composed in 1935 by Carl Orff for its Fall Dance Concert, starting Nov. 17.

‘Carmina Burana’ to be performed by School of Theatre and Dance

By Eddie Drinkwine | November 17, 2022

DeKALB – The School of Theatre and Dance will be performing “Carmina Burana,” a cantata first composed in 1935 by Carl Orff for its Fall Dance Concert. The first performance will start at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Stevens Building on campus....

The NIU School of Theatre and Dance has different productions throughout the spring semester (Abigail Lamoreaux | Northern Star)

NIU School of Theatre and Dance shines with ‘You Are You’ performance

By Abigail Lamoreaux, Chief Copy Editor | February 28, 2022

On Friday, the NIU School of Theatre and Dance opened a new adaptation of Karel Čapek’s “R.U.R.” under the alternate title “You Are You.” Written by NIU alumnus Matthew Yee and directed by Matt O’Brien of GreatWorks Theatre Company, this...

Streaming services are slowly replacing the concept of movie theatres.

Point/Counterpoint: Movie theaters vs streaming platforms

By JaMaria'h Crider and Parker Otto | January 23, 2022
Streaming services are on the rise, but what about the classic enjoyment of movie theaters?
Fashion Industries Organization to hold auditions

Fashion Industries Organization to hold auditions

By Jacob Roushia | January 26, 2020

DeKALB — The Fashion Industries Organization is looking for male and female models to audition for its 12th annual Kohl’s-sponsored spring fashion show.  Auditions will be 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in Wirtz Hall, Room 210.Members of the Fashion...

University shows care after tragedy

By Northern Star Editorial Board | February 28, 2019

In wake of the tragic loss of human resource management student Trevor Wehner and College of Business alumnus Clayton Parks, the university reacted in a way that allowed students to feel safe and come together rather than growing divisive in fear.Wehner...

Renovations to the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., were postponed two additional weeks following concerns regarding expansion into Palmer Court.  

Egyptian Theatre renovations see postponement to achieve compromise

By Kierra Frazier | February 28, 2019

DeKALB — Following City Council’s vote to push back the renovations of the Egyptian Theatre an additional two weeks, Marketing Director Jeanine Holcomb said the theater is hopeful March 11 will result in approval. The two week postponement was decided...

Anthropology Department Chairperson Kendall Thu, President Lisa Freeman and others discuss the Stevens Building at the Grand opening Friday.

NIU School of Theatre and Dance host Stevens Building grand opening

By Sophia Mullowney | October 14, 2018

DeKALB — NIU faculty, staff, alumni and students gathered Friday at the Stevens Building to celebrate its reopening. Cocktails and appetizers were served, guests were given a tour of the building and the School of Theatre and Dance presented Sam Shepard’s...

School of Theatre and Dance presents Annie Bakers The Flick

School of Theatre and Dance presents Annie Baker’s ‘The Flick’

By Amy Geldean | September 28, 2018

The School and Theatre and Dance is debuting their new performance space in the Stevens’ Building with their production of Annie Baker’s “The Flick,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 through 7 in the Black Box Theatre.“‘The Flick,’ to me, is about life...

Stagecoach delivers hilarity

By Ginger Simons | July 23, 2018

The Stagecoach Players’ production of musical comedy “It Shoulda Been You,” directed by Jan Kuntz, was a delightful romp that kept the audience laughing for the full duration of the show. Cultural clashes, intertwined love stories and misunderstandings...

‘Eurydice’ earns strong praise

By Melynda Lewis | April 10, 2017

The School of Theatre and Dance put on an extraordinary performance of "Eurydice" with touching moments and laughs all supplied by an amazing cast."Eurydice" follows the tale of a husband, Orpheus, played by first-year graduate acting major Avery Bowne....

The School of Theater and Dance is putting on Trestle at Pope Lick Creek as their first production of the spring semester.

“Trestle at Pope Lick Creek” explores relationships

By Sophia Phillips | February 6, 2017

Editor’s note: The following text was edited for length and is not directly quoted.DeKALB | The School of Theatre and Dance’s first main-stage production of the semester, “Trestle at Pope Lick Creek,” premiered this weekend. The Northern Star...

Maine feels closer to home

‘Maine’ feels closer to home

By Carl Nadig | October 16, 2013

Students don’t need to travel far to visit Almost, Maine: The School of Theatre and Dance premieres John Cariani’s romantic comedy at 7:30 p.m. today at Huntley Middle School, 1515 S. Fourth St.Production director Ryan Massie’s interpretation of...