Arts & Entertainment

The Northern State University Theater Department will present the musical "Fun Home" in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Black Box Theater.

Performances will run nightly April 9-13 and is recommended for ages 12 and up.

The production is directed by Professor of Theater Daniel Yurgaitis, with musical direction and conducting by Michael Skyles. In addition to design and production work by the Northern State Department of Theater faculty and staff, guest designer Andria Ball is in residence through opening night.

NSU Symphonic Band will be holding their concert entitled “Band Extravaganza III – Band a la Mode” April 14, at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Jewett Theater.

The concert will feature the NSU Symphonic Band, conducted by NSU Professor of Music Dr. Rolf Olson, and NSU Concert Band, conducted by Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Audrey Miller.

The program will present pieces performed by the NSU Concert, Symphonic and combined bands.

Admission is free and open to the public. Ice cream will be served after the concert.

Northern State University Theater will present Shakespeare's “Hamlet” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 on the NSU campus. The one-hour adaptation will be performed in the Johnson Fine Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre. The show is a senior project production by NSU student Brittany Quinn. There is no admission charge and seats are first come, first seated. For more information, call 605-626-2563.

The Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center will be adorned in holiday cheer as the NSU School of Fine Arts hosts its highly anticipated “Holiday Extravaganza” on Tuesday, Dec. 4. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the JFAC Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater.

Several additional activities are also planned for the evening, refreshments and music, courtesy of several NSU student chamber groups, will greet the public throughout the beautiful JFAC lobby prior to the main concert.

Northern State University senior Breanna Marzahn will hold her senior art exhibition reception 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 20 in the President’s Gallery in Spafford Hall. 

Her senior art exhibition will be open from Nov 19 to Nov. 30, and showcase her many paintings.​

Madison Aguirre's senior art exhibition, including watercolor and acrylic painting, ceramic sculpture and ink drawing, is on display in the Student Center through Nov. 16. A closing reception will take place 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 16, with snacks provided.

NSU grad Darryl Tonemah is returning to his alma mater to present a free concert in honor of Native American Heritage Month and to celebrate the release of his brand new album “Red Dirt Remarks.” “The Bridges Concert,” will be an intimate acoustic performance presented in support of the Native American Student Association, Multicultural Student Affairs and The American Indian Circle Program, as a continued effort to uplift, empower and bridge cultures through his music. The Bridge Concert will take place on Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Johnson Fine Arts Center.

The “Northern Lights: Celebrating Grieg, Vinje and Krerulf” festival of Norwegian music and poetry will be held in the Northern State University Krikac Auditorium Nov. 8-9.

Thursday, November 8:

7:30 p.m. Krikac Auditorium—Opening concert “Celebrating Grieg and Vinje.” Performances by guest artist Dr. Paul Hindemith, Dr. Darci Bultem, Dr. Marla Fogderud, and guest artist Mr. Keith Teepen.

Friday, November 9:


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