Arts & Entertainment

Northern State University's Dr. Greg Blair, associate professor of art/Northern Galleries Director will hold an art exhibition in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Gallery from Nov. 17 to Jan. 8, 2018. A closing reception for the exhibition will be held on Dec. 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the JFAC Gallery. Read more here.

The SDCAA and SDAEA Conference  Art Exhibition will be on display in the Northern State University Student Center Gallery from Sept. 18 to Oct. 7. A closing reception for the exhibition will be held in the Student Center Gallery on Oct. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Northern State University music faculty will present the annual NSU Faculty Showcase Recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. The event is free of charge, though donations will be accepted for the music scholarship fund.

NSU Theater presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18-21 in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the beloved Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the Oscar-nominated score as well as new songs by Menken and Stephen Schwartz.

Please join us during Gypsy Days for an NSU reunion! The NSU Fine Arts Reunion will be held 5-7 p.m. in the Johnson Fine Arts Center. Enjoy the company of fellow fine arts alumni, tour the newly renovated JFAC and fine art spaces and meet the Dean of the College of Fine Arts, Dr. Kenneth Boulton. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be provided. 

Northern State University is hosting the Rushmore Junior High Music Camp this week for band students in grades 6-9. The annual camp will culminate in a final concert at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, on the NSU campus green, on the east side of the Student Center. The concert is free and open to the public. It will feature nearly 90 middle school/junior high students performing in choir, Rushmore Singers, jazz band and concert band.

The 44th annual South Dakota High School Honors Choir is taking place July 30-Aug. 4 at Northern State University. The Honors Choir, presented by the South Dakota American Choral Directors’ Association, brings 150 auditioned high school students together for a week of intensive singing at a choral camp. The event culminates with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, in NSU’s Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. Guest Conductor is Dr. Sharon A.

Northern State University has chosen the No. 1 New York Times bestseller “Salt to the Sea” as its 2017 common read. Author Ruta Sepetys will deliver NSU’s annual Common Read Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Theater. The event is free and open to the public. Read more about the 2017 Common Read Lecture.

Northern Fort Playhouse’s 12th season opens Friday, July 7, at 7:30 p.m. at historic Fort Sisseton with a performance of “The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On.” The second show, “Boeing Boeing,” opens at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 8. “Wonderettes” will also be performed at 7:30 p.m. July 15 and 22, and at 2 p.m. July 9. “Boeing Boeing” will also be performed at 7:30 p.m.

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