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 during this unprecedented time, NKU SOTA 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, including Noises Off, Torch Song, Mamma Mia and the YES Festival of New Plays. Mamma Mia ticket holders may call the Box Office at (859) 572-5464 and leave a message or email email@example.com.
By W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan
Available on YouTube beginning Sept. 18, 2020
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.
Available on YouTube beginning Nov. 23, 2020
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 YouTube channel.
This exciting new series of in-person and virtual round-table, town-hall-type sessions will be co-moderated by Daryl Harris and a guest professional in the arts.
Ken Jones will host a panel of special guest alumni, sharing their experiences after graduation. These events are open to the public via Zoom. Only NKU students/faculty/staff can attend in-person. Recordings of these panels will be available to view on YouTube a couple days after they occur.
For the remainder of the 2020-2021 season, NKU SOTA will produce a series of streaming productions. Details on these programs will be available at a later date.
Season updates will be posted on the NKU Theatre + Dance website and on the NKU Theatre + Dance Facebook page.