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clockwise from upper left:  Amy, Ben, Madeline, Mady, Michael & Ricky.

calendar icon18 Aug 2016    

New CAST announced for Hixson-Lied College

Lincoln, Neb.--The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts announces its 2016-2017 CAST.

The six members of the CAST will share their stories with prospective students this year through online videos, social media and special appearances. They also serve as Hixson-Lied College Student Ambassadors.

This year’s cast includes:

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Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film alumna Megan Kraft is the head of props for Sesame Street Live:  Make a New Friend, on tour now.

calendar icon26 Apr 2016    

Carson School alumna Kraft is head of props for Sesame Street Live

Lincoln, Neb.--Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film Alumna Megan Kraft (B.A. 2013) is the head of props for Sesame Street Live. She began her new position in April.

“I have longed to tour ever since I was in school,” she said. “So when I was offered the head of props position for one of the tours of Sesame Street Live, I initially thought, ‘FINALLY, this is my foot in the door!’ I was so excited to start a new adventure that would challenge me.”

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Ciara Hergott (left) and Hunter Mruz star in "Smudge."

calendar icon20 Apr 2016    

'Smudge' closes the UNL Theatrix season

Lincoln, Neb.--Theatrix, the student run theatre company within the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, will close its spring season with SMUDGE by Rachel Axler. It is a dark comedy that delves into the lives of expecting parents Colby played by Ciara Hergott and Nick played by Hunter Mruz. Please note that the show has mature themes.

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(left to right) Alumni Achievement Award winners Marcia Goldenstein (Art), Robert Woody (Music )and Jim Hanna (Theatre and Film).

calendar icon15 Apr 2016    

Honors Day Celebration is April 23

Lincoln, Neb.--The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts will celebrate faculty, staff, student and alumni achievement at its annual Honors Day Celebration on Saturday, April 23. The event is by invitation only.

Among the awards to be presented will be the following Alumni Board Awards:

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70 students from across Nebraska have been selected as Nebraska Young Artist Award recipients for 2016.

calendar icon01 Apr 2016    

2016 Nebraska Young Artist Award recipients announced

Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts has announced the winners of the 19th annual Nebraska Young Artist Awards.

      The Nebraska Young Artist Awards annually recognize 11th grade students from Nebraska who are gifted and talented in the areas of visual art, dance, music, theatre, and film and new media. These students exemplify the pinnacles of creativity in one of the fine and performing arts.

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UNL, Nebraska Wesleyan, Union College and Southeast Community College students are now admitted to all screenings and events sponsored at The Ross any time for $5.

calendar icon24 Mar 2016    

UNL student discount offered at The Ross

Lincoln, Neb.--As of July 1, 2015, UNL students are admitted to all screenings and events sponsored by The Ross at any time of the day or night at the price of $5 (with student ID).  Effective immediately, students from Nebraska Wesleyan, Union College, and Southeast Community College will be admitted at the same $5 price (with student ID).
 

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L-R: Lynn Twarowski, Janae Dunn, Lindsey Parodi, Julia Utter. Photo by Bridget Vacha.

calendar icon24 Mar 2016    

University Theatre season closes with 'She Kills Monsters'

Lincoln, Neb.--The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film closes its 2015-2016 season with SHE KILLS MONSTERS by Qui Nguyen, an action-packed and comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games.

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(left to right) Amy Almond, Hunter Mruz and Abbie Austin rehearse a scene from Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit" on Feb. 11. Photo by Michael Reinmiller.

calendar icon19 Feb 2016    

Carson School opens spring semester with 'Blithe Spirit'

Lincoln, Neb.--The Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln opens its spring semester season with the ‘spirited’ Noel Coward comedy BLITHE SPIRIT, directed by Professor Virginia Smith, Head of the Directing Program.
 
Performances are Thursday through Saturday, March 3, 4, 5 and Wednesday through Saturday March 9, 10, 11, 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 13 at 2:00 p.m. in Howell Theatre first floor of the Temple Building, 12th & R Streets, Lincoln.
 

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Theatrix presents the New Artists Festival Feb. 18-20.

calendar icon05 Feb 2016    

Theatrix presents the New Artists Festival

Lincoln, Neb.--Theatrix, the student run theatre company within the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, will begin its spring season with the New Artists Festival, which will feature three plays written by student playwrights as well as an art gallery featuring art students’ work.  
 
Trey Martinez, a junior in both theatre performance and directing/management, will direct junior Matt Knight’s short play "Cat's Got Your Tongue," a play that features a talking cat with a large personality and a very funny, yet very confused owner.
 

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Fine and Performing Arts undergraduates are encouraged to sign up for an open audition timeslot on Feb. 18-19 to become a member of our 2016-2017 CAST. Sign up at go.unl.edu/fpacast.

calendar icon26 Jan 2016    

Hixson-Lied College seeks new CAST ambassadors at open casting calls

Lincoln, Neb.--The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts is inviting all undergraduate students to audition for the 2016-2017 CAST on Feb. 18-19 from 3-6 p.m. in 103 Woods Art Building. Students should sign up for an interview timeslot at http://go.unl.edu/fpacast.

The six students who are selected will serve as brand ambassadors for the college. CAST ambassadors will promote pride and develop awareness of the college and its academic programs through videos, social media, printed materials and special appearances.

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