Arts & Entertainment

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.

The Northern Fort Playhouse is excited to announce an evening of Broadway songs at the Ward Hotel Bar on Friday, June 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., presented by the 2017 NFP Company. Especially exciting is the return of NSU alums Yvonne Freese, Sarah Honerman, Emily Davis, and Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha, all of whom will be returning to the Playhouse as the Marvelous Wonderettes. Musical accompaniment will be provided by Mary Marion.

These annual camps for students in grades 7-12 will be held July 19-22 at NSU. At Voice Camp, students can take voice lessons and classes exploring many vocal styles – classical, opera, jazz and musical theater – in a fun and creative way.  At Jazz Camp, students will have the opportunity to play in various jazz groups, take lessons, learn about improvisation, enjoy social and recreational activities and participate in nightly jam sessions.


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