This Week at SOTA

NKU School of the Arts - Jan. 22, 2020

Presenting our 2020-2021 Theatre + Dance Season

NKU SOTA is excited to announce its 2020-21 Theatre + Dance academic season. An exact schedule of performances will be released in August 2020. Tickets will go on sale in September 2020. Click here for the full announcement.


NOISES OFF // Sept. 24 – Oct. 4, 2020

ZANNA, DON’T! // Oct. 22 – Nov. 1, 2020


FLOYD COLLINS // Nov. 13-22, 2020
SOTA is thrilled to have Broadway actor, singer, concert performer and recording artist JASON DANIELEY as director of FLOYD COLLINS.

9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL // Feb. 19-28, 2021

THE Y.E.S. FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS – 20TH ANNIVERSARY // April 8-18, 2021
Featuring a first-of-its-kind regional collaboration with The Carnegie producing a new play by Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s Producing Artistic Director, D. Lynn Meyers.

Amy Gillingham, NKU Philharmonic featured on PBS

Amy Gillingham and the NKU Orchestra program are featured on KET's Kentucky Life. The special is currently airing on PBS. The segment runs from the beginning of the episode for about 8 minutes and is currently running on PBS. Click the link below to watch it now!

Summerfair Emerging Artists Exhibition

Congratulations to Visual Arts students Sagarkumar Galolia, Kyle Brinker, and Celeste Bergman. They are exhibiting works at the Summerfair 2020 Emerging Artists Exhibition. This past Friday, a total of 4 awards were given out overall - Celeste received 3rd place and Sagar received 1st place! The exhibition will be up through Feb. 1 at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 2728 Short Vine St. Come out and show your support to these outstanding artists!

Helping Australia Wildlife

With the coverage of the Australian bushfires, Theatre + Dance faculty Anna Catton, Ronnie Chamberlain, and Cat Schmeal wanted to help. Various Facebook groups, like American Rescue Crafter, requested animal bedding and other soft goods for rehab and wildlife sanctuaries who were running low on supplies.


A call was sent out to the Theatre + Dance program to partake in an impromptu sewing event. Besides purchasing some fleece, all materials were either donated or reused from leftover fabric from various projects. Almost all items needed to be crafted from 100% natural fibers so a lot of the lining materials were made using 100% cotton t-shirts. Besides being able to help a cause in need, there were students who had never sewn before so they got to learn a new skill.


The total projects amounted to around 80. The items will be used in Australia or other animal rescue/sanctuary places in the United States or other countries that are in dire need as well. No matter where the items end up, they will be going somewhere good!

Presenting the 2020 Summer Dinner Theatre Season

NKU SOTA's Commonwealth Theatre Company is proud to present the musical revue of BEGUILED AGAIN, and the comedy of NANA'S NAUGHTY KNICKERS as their 2020 summer dinner theatre season. Tickets will go on sale in March 2020. Visit nku.edu/ctc for more information.


BEGUILED AGAIN - The Songs of RODGERS & HART // June 4-21, 2020


NANA'S NAUGHTY KNICKERS // July 9-26, 2020

Upcoming Events

FE20: Full and Part-time Faculty Exhibition

Thru Feb. 21 | Main Gallery

Reception: Thursday, Jan. 23, 5-7 p.m.


“Chasing Indiana’s Game: The Hoosier Hardwood Project” Photos of Chris Smith

Thru Feb. 21 | Third Floor Gallery

Reception: Thursday, Jan. 23, 5-7 p.m.


Faculty Recital: William Herzog, violin

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m. | Greaves Concert Hall


Faculty Recital: Joy Burdette, soprano

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m. | Greaves Concert Hall