All performances are in the NDNU Theatre unless otherwise noted.
The Department of Theatre and Dance is dedicating the 2012-13 Season to Keith Kreitman, Bay Area critic, writer and arts advocate. Kreitman passed away in August.
William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
April 12–21, 2013
Shakespeare's popular comedy is set on a Caribbean island, where twin siblings Viola and Sebastian get mixed up with the locals in a love triangle complicated by cross-dressing and mistaken identities.
The production will also feature dance segments, and the songs called for in the script will have original musical melodies written and performed by Johnny Villar, a junior theatre major.
Twelfth Night is directed by Michael Elkins, with choreography by Coleen Lorenz and scenic design by R. Dutch Fritz.
Performances are April 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m., April 21 at 2 p.m.General admission is $10.00. For tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 650-508-3456.
Kaleidoscope Colors In Motion: NDNU Muves Dance Company Spring Showcase
April 25, 26 and 27, 7:30 p.m.
Kaleidoscope will take you into the world of colors, shapes, sounds and movement. This year, NDNU Muves Dance Ensemble is proud to present a show that will take you through different environments of energy, creativity and emotions. Styles of music and dance range from classical to hip hop and everything in between.
General Admission $10.00. Coleen Lorenz, director of NDNU Dance Department, artistic director.
Past Performances This Season
NDNU Festival of Theatre and Dance
August 10–September 1, 2012
Festival directed by R. Dutch Fritz.
New Ground Theatre Dance Company
August 10 – 19, 2012
A story in dance about Energy, Relationship, Awakening, and Change. The New Ground Theatre Dance Company features artistic direction by NDNU faculty Coleen Lorenz. “The show AXIOM relates to our personal energyand how it becomes played out in everyday life. We take a look at the seven mansions from Teresa of Avila, the seven chakras from Eastern tradition, and the dark night of the soul by John of the Cross, and offer a contemporary vision around how these concepts affect our self and our relationships,” says Coleen. “AXIOM is a composite of all styles of dance with a strong script, but with no dialogue. In the show we focus on certain universal movements affecting us all – pulse, our connection to the earth itself; flow, which isthe flow between man and woman and the earth and all beings; power, which is the dynamic force in our life; heart, our ability to surrender and allow change; and higher mind, which is the awareness and freedom to choose our inner path and purpose, and follow it.”
For tickets and more information, please visit newgrounddance.com. AXIOM is an AUM – Arts Unity Movement Production.
Shows: August 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m., August 12 and 19 at 2 p.m.
New Ground Theatre Dance Company
August 10 – 19, 2012
This performance has passed.
Lenten Puddingand Rules of Love by Joe Pintauro. Directed by Karen Byrnes.
Post-Its by Paul Dooley and Winnie Holzman. Directed by Mike Walsh.
How Wars Start, Paranoia Will Destroy Ya and Fear of Flying by Michelle Motoyoshi. Directed by Michelle Motoyoshi.
Do You Know The Way To San Jose by Travis Leland. Directed by Melinda Marks.
Joy With Wings: A Daughter's Tale by Becky Parker Geist. Directed by Becky Parker Geist.
The Queen's Gambit by Iris Kokish. Directed by Cole Ferraioulo.
Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: Correspondence with an American Soldier in Vietnam by Karen Byrnes. A film of the original play and veterans' panel response.
Paintbrush Diplomacy by Karen Byrnes and VIV G. A documentary film about the life of Char Pribus, co-founder of the international organization, Paintbrush Diplomacy.
The Bicycle, The Raven and The Box Vanishes, three short films by awarding-winning NDNU student Johnny Villar.
August 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Lenten Pudding, Rules of Love, Post-Its, Joy With Wings, Between Yesterday and Tomorrow, Corey Page and Friends
August 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Lenten Pudding, Rules of Love, Post-Its, How Wars Start, Paranoia Will Destroy Ya, Fear of Flying, Paintbrush Diplomacy, The Bicycle, The Raven and The Box Vanishes
August 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Lenten Pudding, Rules of Love, Post-Its, Do You Know The Way To San Jose, The Bicycle, The Raven, The Box Vanishes and Arouse-Pandora Two.
August 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Lenten Pudding, Rules of Love, Post-Its, Do You Know The Way To San Jose, The Queens' Gambit
August 31 at 7:30 p.m.
How Wars Start, Paranoia Will Destroy Ya, Fear Of Flying, Joy With Wings, Paintbrush Diplomacy, The Bicycle, The Raven and The Box Vanishes
September 1 at 7:30 p.m.
How Wars Start, Paranoia Will Destroy Ya, Fear Of Flying, Joy With Wings and Between Yesterday and Tomorrow
Ticket information: All tickets are general admission $10.00 at the door.
Noel Coward's Hay Fever
October 19–28, 2012
Noel Coward’s Hay Fever is a sophisticatedly sexy and entertaining comic play. In addition to this wacky celebration of all things British, the performance includes a musical tribute to Noel Coward, celebrating his music and lyrics. Some of Coward’s best songs will be performed by NDNU students and veteran musical theatre actor Brent Holland, who has been a featured performer for Beach Blanket Babylon for twelve seasons and the Ghost of Christmas Present in NDNU’s annual “A Christmas Carol: The Gift.”
Performances are October 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m., October 28 at 2 p.m. For tickets or additional information contact the NDNU Theatre box office at (650) 508-3456 or email email@example.com.
A Christmas Carol: A Gift To The Community
December 7–16, 2012
February 7–9, 2013
The Student Showcase provides the capstone experience for senior theatre majors. Each student assumes overall responsibility for selecting and casting a play, and coordinating the design and technical support provided to the production by the Theatre and Dance faculty and staff.
This year's Student Showcase features Lanford Wilson's "The Great Nebula in Orion," directed by Danielle Vivion, and Peter Shaffer's "The Private Ear," directed by Margaret Gorrell. "The Great Nebula in Orion" presents a chance meeting between two childhood friends. While each is outwardly successful, they both struggle with an internal emptiness. In "The Private Ear," boy invites girl for dinner, but boy is awkward and his attempts at romance hopeless.