Northern Kentucky University's School of the Arts (SOTA) announces updates to its 2020-21 Theatre + Dance academic season. With challenges to produce live, in-person theatrical productions, NKU SOTA has pivoted its programming to theatre and dance projects on film.
Select productions from the previously announced season lineup have been postponed to the 2021-2022 season. Mamma Mia ticket holders may call the Box Office at (859) 572-5464 and leave a message or email email@example.com.
For the 2020-2021 season, NKU SOTA will produce a series of streaming productions. Details on these programs will be available as they become available. Please note release dates are subject to change. Check back regularly for updates or on the NKU SOTA Theatre + Dance Facebook page.
By W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan
Available on YouTube
A replay of last season's H.M.S. Pinafore production will be available to view for free on the NKU SOTA YouTube channel. The production is dedicated in loving memory to Ally Davis (Little Buttercup), who tragically passed away this past July. Patrons will have to option to donate to the Ally Davis Memorial GoFundMe fundraiser.
The gentlemanly Captain Corcoran has a daughter, Josephine, who is in love with a lowly but gallant sailor named Ralph Rackstraw. Meanwhile, the Captain’s former nanny, Little Buttercup, falls in love with him, but he hesitates to reciprocate due to his higher social rank. The whole situation is turned on its head when Little Buttercup reveals a game-changing secret she has kept for decades. H.M.S. Pinafore is filled with robust sailors, star-crossed lovers, and crazy comical antics sure to tickle your funny bone and lift your heart.
By Pasek & Paul
On-demand thru May 2021
Edges is not a traditional musical; it is an exciting song cycle that highlights burgeoning adults asking classic coming-of-age questions. The songs cover such universal issues as love, commitment, identity, and meaning. Characters deal with confronting emotions, escaping expectations, and deciphering complicated relationships.
Streaming on the ECS website
Emerging Choreographer's Showcase (ECS) is a student-produced and student-led showcase promoting artistic expression and personal growth. NKU Dance Alum Kat Wolf established this showcase back in 2014 and for its sixth season, ECS will be delving into dance on film. The program will be available the NKU SOTA Vimeo channel.
By Charles Mee
By William Finn
By Rajiv Joseph
By Miller & Tysen
Ken Jones will host a panel of special guest artists and alumni, sharing their experiences. These events are open to the public via Zoom. Recordings of these panels will be available to view on YouTube.
Visit nku.edu/nas to learn more.
This exciting new series of virtual round-table, town-hall-type sessions will be co-moderated by Daryl Harris and a guest professional in the arts.
Visit nku.edu/sota/summitseries to learn more.