Evening Performances

6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Show

Sunday Matineés

5:00 p.m. Dinner
6:00 p.m. Show



Dear NKU SOTA Patron,

First, we’d like to thank you for your continuing support of the performing arts at Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts. It’s thanks to you that we can offer world-class dance, music, and theatre.

With the New Year comes change, so we’d like to share some important news about changes to ticketing.

Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the following changes will be implemented:

  • Online orders will incur a $2/ticket fee (reduced from $3)
  • Phone orders will incur a $2/ticket fee
  • There are no additional fees for walk-up/in-person ticket purchases

These fees help offset the costs of the ticketing service and to protect and securely process your personal information, which keeps NKU compliant with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI/DSS). We strive to keep these fees as low as possible while maintaining service.

Also, if you call the Box Office (859-572-5464), you will be presented with the following prompts:

  • Press "1" to purchase tickets over the phone
  • Press "2" or remain on the line for general information or to leave a voice message

If you have questions about these changes, please don’t hesitate to contact us at or call the Box Office Manager at 859-572-5809.

Again, thank you for your support.

Presenting our 2020 Summer Dinner Theatre Season!

Commonwealth Theatre Company at Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts is proud to present the musical comedy of BEGUILED AGAIN, and the comedy of NANA'S NAUGHTY KNICKERS as their 2020 summer dinner theatre season. A buffet dinner will be served in the NKU SOTA Art Gallery with performances taking place in the NKU Robert & Rosemary Stauss Theatre.

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Conceived By J. Barry Lewis, Lynnette Barkley and Craig D. Ames
Music Arrangements by Craig D. Ames
Co-Directed by Dee Anne Bryll and Ed Cohen
Music Directed by Damon Stevens
June 4-21, 2020

The remarkable partnership of composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Lorenz Hart spanned twenty-four years, resulting in the scores for thirty stage musicals and nine films. While their songs are acknowledged as among the most sophisticated and witty of their time, they could also be stunning in their simplicity and directness. BEGUILED AGAIN illuminates the astonishing breadth of their output with a musical menu offering nearly fifty selections from the incomparable Rodgers and Hart songbook. This cleverly compiled potpourri juxtaposes the urbane and the melancholy, the sardonic and the romantic, providing ever-changing and contrasting emotional journeys that give this revue real momentum. There is no linear plot or 'and then they wrote' narrative. Rather, the songs are grouped thematically in ways that allow them to tell their own stories and reveal their splendor in the process. BEGUILED AGAIN is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

By Katherine DiSavino
Directed by Michael Hatton/Corrie Danieley
July 9-26, 2020

Bridget and her grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget. It seems her sweet grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling handmade naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five-borough area! Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her nana get arrested – or worse – evicted? NANA'S NAUGHTY KNICKERS is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

Event Details

Dates: June 4-21 & July 9-26 (dark on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays)


  • Thursdays through Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m., Dinner served at 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday matinees at 6 p.m., Dinner served at 5 p.m.

Place: Fine Arts Center on NKU Campus
1 Louie B. Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099

Tickets: $40 single tickets or $65 for two-show package (includes buffet dinner and show). Tickets will go on sale in March 2020.


TWO-SHOW PACKAGE: $65 (a savings of $15!)



  • MAIL-IN order form: purchase with a check.
  • CALL US (859) 572-5464: purchase with credit card.
  • IN-PERSON at SOTA Box Office: purchase with credit card, cash, or check.
  • ONLINE: purchase with credit card.

All Tickets include buffet dinner and show.

  • Buffet dinner: Served in the SOTA Art Galleries (3rd floor).
  • Performances: Take place in the Robert & Rosemary Stauss Theatre (1st floor).
  • Complimentary valet parking: Provided in the circle in front of the Fine Arts Center.


  • The theatre is kept cool for the comfort of the performers. You may wish to bring a sweater or jacket.
  • All ticket requests will be filled in the order in which they are received.
  • Seating will be arranged into parties of four to six. Every effort will be made to seat larger groups at tables near one another.
  • Parties wishing to sit together MUST submit the completed form and payment in a single envelope.
  • Once table and ticket assignments are made, changes are subject to availability.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Tickets must be purchased at least two days in advance.