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Spafford Hall 206
1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, S.D. 57401
Phone: 605-626-2514
Fax: 605-626-2263
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2013-2014 Theatre Season: 'Can You Hear the People Sing?'
New for this year
  • NSU Theater returns to the beautifully restored Krikac Auditorium
  • Shuttle carts will be available to take audience members from the JFAC lot to the Krikac
  • All seating is now reserved for all shows
Why not consider playing a larger role?
NSU Theater patrons enjoy these additional benefits:
  • Patrons get special recognition in our programs
  • Patrons get to buy tickets a full week in advance before the general public
    and as a special bonus, two weeks in advance for our spring production
    of Les Misérables!
  • All patrons who donate $50 or more will receive two complimentary tickets to December’s production of
  • Patrons have the satisfaction of knowing that their donation will assist deserving and talented NSU Theater students


Another Evening of Student One-Act Plays
February 27, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Original one-act plays produced and directed by NSU Theater students presented as a scholarship fundraiser.  Tickets are all $10 (no discounts or passes) and all proceeds go to scholarships for musical theater and theater students.

“Big laughs… It's remarkable what intelligent wit can accomplish—a jaggedly imaginative mix of skewering humor and energetic glee." —NY Times
 Poster for the play Bat Boy

Story and Book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe
Licensed under agreement with Weekly World News
October 16-19, 2013, 7:30 pm
Can a musical based on supermarket tabloid story be any good?  The answer is a resounding you bet!
BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL is a hilarious musical comedy about a half boy/half bat creature discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. The local sheriff brings Bat Boy to the home of the town veterinarian, where he is eventually accepted as a member of the family and taught to act like a "normal" boy by the veterinarian's wife and teenage daughter. Bat Boy is happy with his new life, but when he tries to fit in with the narrow-minded people of Hope Falls, they turn on him. Bat Boy and the veterinarian’s daughter Shelley are now in love and run away together from the ignorant townsfolk, but these star-crossed lovers cannot escape their fate
Krikac Auditorium/All Seats Reserved
Patron tickets go on sale Monday, September 30 in the Wolf Shop
Public tickets go on sale in the Wolf Shop Tuesday, October 7
Ticket prices are $14 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and non-NSU students




An animated Shakespeare image

An animated Shakespeare image



A Midsummer Night’s Dream
December 6 and 7, 2013, 7:30 pm
NSU Theater-On-Tour presents a double bill of two 40 minutes adaptations of William Shakespeare’s masterpieces designed to tour area schools.  These special versions were created for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s outreach program.  To celebrate the start of the tour, NSU Theater-On-Tour offers two performances of the two plays on two nights.
Krikac Auditorium
All seats reserved
Public tickets go on sale in the Wolf Shop Monday, November 25
All seats are $10- no discounts or passes for this production






"Extraordinary....compelling...the play is also a remarkable piece of writing. —New York Times
"The Amish Project is thought-provoking, compelling theatre..." —
“Will leave you breathless.” - - Chicago Sun Times



Poster for the play The Amish Project

The Amish Project is a gripping and incisive exploration of the 2006 Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, that quickly polarized the nation, united a community and forged an unexpected path of compassion and forgiveness in its wake. Imbued with great poetry and surprising humor, this show investigates a divided community’s attempts to reconcile crushing loss and tested faiths in spite of a sea of cultural differences



Krikac Auditorium/All Seats Reserved

Public tickets go on sale in the Wolf Shop Monday, February 3

Patron tickets go on sale Monday, January 24 in the Wolf Shop

Ticket prices are $14 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and non-NSU students


“Thrilling, Spectacular & Unforgettable”- NY Times
“A five star hit.  Astonishingly powerful”- The London Times
“Magnificent Misérables- artistic perfection” Le Figaro, Paris
Poster for the play Les Miserables

Book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg
Music by
Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyrics by
Herbert Kretzmer

This international smash-hit may just be the most popular musical in the world.
In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted daughter. His world-view shattered, Javert commits suicide, and Valjean at last attains the peace he has sought for so long.  Epic, grand and uplifting, LES MISÉRABLES packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world.
April 9-12, 2014, 7:30 pm
Johnson Fine Arts Center
All Seats Reserved
Patron tickets go on sale Monday, March 17 in the Wolf Shoppe
Public tickets go on sale in the Wolf Shop Monday, March 31
Ticket prices are $14 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and non-NSU students
Northern Theatre reserves the right to change productions and dates based on ability to perform.
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