Arts & Entertainment

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.

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will return to Aberdeen on Monday, Nov. 27, 7 p.m. at Northern State University School of Fine Arts. Tickets are now on sale. Tickets start at $28. Platinum Experience tickets feature artist Meet N Greet and branded gift items; Gold Circle Gift Packages include branded gift items. Groups of 10 or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts by calling 1-800-320-1733.

BYU's Living Legends is coming to the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center! Tickets are on sale now at and also at Kessler's and the Oil Room. Don't miss this opportunity to attend this great event! In a performance of extravagant dancing, culturally-inspired music and intricate costumes, Brigham Young University’s Living Legends celebrates the Latin American, Native American and Polynesian cultures in their show, Seasons.

The Northern State University Symphonic Band and Concert Band will perform their “Band Extravaganza: A Musical Smorgasbord!” concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Main Theater. Tickets for the event are $5 for adults, $2.50 for NSU faculty/staff and free to NSU students with ID.


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