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Senior actors perform comedy

By Patrick Pastrana | October 2, 2013

Patrick PastranaStaff WriterDeKalb | Acting majors will try a first on the stage by experimenting with sketch comedy Friday night.“A Sketch Comedy Show: Not a Sketchy Show” will start at 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Holmes Student Center’s...

Downtown Sycamore to host warm events this weekend

By Samantha Brockett | January 16, 2013

Sizzlin’ in the Snow is being held in downtown Sycamore this weekend to bring some summer flair to the winter months. The merchants of downtown Sycamore are hosting a summer-themed series of events from Friday to Sunday. The idea for the event was created...

Jerry Burnes | Northern Star A group of high school students
practice improv in the Stevens Building OConnell Theatre Friday

NIU hosts theatre workshop for local high schools

By Shelby Devitt | October 31, 2011

DeKalb, Sycamore, Byron, Sandwich and Hiawatha high schools sent students interested in improving their theatre skills to attend a day-long theatre workshop Friday in the Stevens Building. The workshop, taught by NIU graduate students in the schools of...

The Amenti Haunted House begins this weekend at the Egyptian Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m. and admission is $10.

Amenti rises from the dead for another Halloween

By Chris Krapek | October 21, 2010

She's the protector of the land of the dead. She's Amenti, an Egyptian goddess. She's a haunted house. The fifth annual Amenti Haunted House will open its door to the underworld tonight at 7 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. Featuring 20...

‘Timing’ not perfect, but backed by serious talent

By Heather Skrip | September 23, 2010

Sept. 23 served as opening night for a new production put on by the School of Theatre and Dance. "All in the Timing," by David Ives and directed by Josh Anderson, features five cast members in a series of six individual one-act plays. Hailed as a series...

The Egyptian Theatre in downtown DeKalb will play a major role for Huskies SEE DeKalb.

Huskies see DeKalb, Batman this week

By Chris Krapek | August 24, 2010

Huskies can explore downtown, take in a musical performance and even watch a movie on the big screen all for free Thursday. Huskies SEE DeKalb is a welcome event for new students and members of the community aimed to showcase what DeKalb has to offer...