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'Pirates' ready to set sail in Freed Center Production

Mar 20, 2017 - Comments: 0
The cast for the upcoming show, "The Pirates of Penzance," do a full run-through for the first time after learning the music and dialogue in just under two weeks. Resident Artist and Musical Theater Program Director Kirsten Osbun Manely will be directing the show for the first time since 1993. (Northern Review photo / Nathan Grizenko)

This article is the first installment in a three-part series in which the reader is introduced to the art of musical theater and learns how the cast and director work together to produce a stunning performance.

William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s whimsical and comedic operetta, “The Pirates of Penzance,” will return to the Freed Center for the Performing Arts April 6-9 since its last showing in 1993.

Ben Vereen Performs With Message of Gratitude and Acceptance

Jan 31, 2017 - Comments: 0
Broadway legend Ben Vereen (Photo by Isak Tiner).

Broadway performer Ben Vereen gave a show at the Freed Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday Jan. 28, dancing and singing through pieces from his various performances and others that were close to him while he speaking on the importance of equality and the arts. 

Senior musical theatre students 'turn the page' as undergraduate performers

Nov 16, 2016 - Comments: 0
The group of senior musical theatre majors performed at Viva Maria's in Ada on November 12 for the first phase of their senior capstone project. (Northern Review photo/Kasy Long)

Ohio Northern University's Department of Theatre Arts prepares its students for a future career in theatre and dance. Six musical theatre students are preparing for this journey through their senior capstone projects. The first cabaret was held on November 12 at Viva Maria's in Ada. 

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" highlights 1960's Golden Age

Apr 06, 2016 - Comments: 0
"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" begins April 7 in the Freed Center. (Northern Review photo/Dominic Turnea).

Ohio Northern University's Department of Theatre Arts proudly presents its spring musical, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," this weekend inside the Freed Center for the Performing Arts. The production perfectly captures the ups-and-downs of the 1960's Golden Age. 

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