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Old Favorites, New Discoveries Make Up NKU Theatre's 2018-19 Season

Old favorites and new discoveries fill Northern Kentucky University’s 2018-2019 theatre and dance season.

Here’s the line-up:

Big Fish, Sept. 27-Oct. 7. Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, the musical tells the larger-than-life tale of Edward Bloom, a man who leads a full and fantastical life – according to the stories he tells his family. His adult son, Will, who is getting married and expecting a child of his own, is no longer amused by his father’s extravagant tales and is determined to find his father’s “true” life story, once and for all.

Marisol, Oct. 23-28. José Rivera’s dark, poetic and magical tale follows a young, book-smart woman named Marisol Perez, who works in Manhattan as a copy editor. After narrowly escaping a vicious attack, she is visited by her guardian angel who informs her that she can no longer serve as Marisol's protector since she has been called to lead an angelic campaign to dethrone and kill an old and senile God – a struggle which throws the human world into complete chaos.

Pride and Prejudice, Nov. 29-Dec. 9. Jane Austen’s beloved romance of manners, courtship and relationships. When the independent-minded Elizabeth Bennet meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, all feelings of attraction are muted by his pride and her prejudice. As their worlds keep colliding, their attraction increases and the sparks begin to fly in directions no one could have predicted.

Cabaret, Feb. 14-24. Welcome to pre-WWII Berlin and the seedy Kit Kat Club, where struggling American writer, Cliff Bradshaw, wanders into the club overseen by a garish and gender-bending Master of Ceremonies. He meets Sally Bowles, wannabe femme fatale lost in the morally ambiguous world of the nightclub as war approaches.  

THE Y.E.S. FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS, April 4 – 14. Always intriguing, see world premieres in NKU’s 19th Biennial edition of its Year End Series of New Plays. Titles will be announced in January 2019.

Season extras are the annual First Year Show, Nov. 9-11, showing off the talents of freshmen and transfer students and Dance ’19, April 26-28, featuring a company of young dance artists in a program of new works created by faculty, guest artists, and nationally renowned choreographers in styles including theatre dance, contemporary and classical ballet, tap, modern, jazz, and world dance.

For more information call the NKU School of the Arts box office at 859-572-5464 or visit nku.edu/sotatickets. The schedule of performances will be released in August, tickets will go on sale in September.

-Jackie Demaline, RCN Arts