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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 https://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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Johnny Carson

calendar icon13 Jan 2016    

$20M gift to establish Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

Lincoln, Neb.--Those who want an education at the vanguard of new forms of filmmaking and emerging media -- including virtual production, interactive and mobile media,  film special effects, augmented and virtual reality, game design and more -- will one day get the chance to study at the new Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.      

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calendar icon11 Dec 2015    

UNL's Johnny Carson School playwrights selected for festival

Lincoln, Neb.--Two student playwrights from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film have been selected to participate in the Region V Festival 48 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival National Playwriting Program January 17-23, 2016, at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota.
 

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Michael Barth and Emma Fisher in "Mary's Wedding." Courtesy photo.

calendar icon23 Nov 2015    

Theatrix concludes Fall season with 'Mary's Wedding'

Lincoln, Neb.--Theatrix, a student-run theatre company within the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, will conclude its Fall season with "Mary's Wedding" by Stephen Massicotte.

Dustin Mosko, a second-year MFA directing student and Theatrix’s artistic director, will be directing the play.

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Photo by Doug Smith. Back: L-R Shade Ingraham and Hunter Mruz Front: L-R Becca Hess, Nick Prior, Abbie Austin, Desiree Bartels

calendar icon30 Oct 2015    

Carson School presents 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'

Lincoln, Neb.--The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film continues its 2015-2016 theatre season with "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." Performances are Nov. 12-14 and 18-21 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. in the Howell Theatre.

Tickets are $18 regular, $16 faculty/staff/seniors and $12 for students and are available in advance from the Lied Center Box Office at (402) 472-4747 or (800) 432-3231 or one hour prior to curtain in the Temple Lobby. Tickets may also be purchased online at https://go.unl.edu/theatretix.

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Carson School alumnus David Tousley is an assistant set designer on the new stage production of "Frozen" at Disney's California Adventure theme park. The production opens next summer.

calendar icon30 Oct 2015    

Carson School alumnus Tousley is an assistant set designer for new Disney 'Frozen' production

Lincoln, Neb.--Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film alumnus David Tousley (M.F.A. 2015), is an assistant set designer on the new stage production of “Frozen,” which opens next summer at the Hyperion Theatre at Disney’s California Adventure theme park.

He began working on the project last spring after making an earlier connection with designer Robert Brill.

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Nebraska Masquers presents Temple of Terror Oct. 29-31.

calendar icon27 Oct 2015    

Nebraska Masquers presents Temple of Terror haunted house

Lincoln, Neb.--Nebraska Masquers, an RSO of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will produce its annual Temple of Terror haunted house. Temple of Terror: Nightmare on R Street will be open from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31.

Tickets are $5 per person, or $3 per person if you are with a group of five or more people. Temple of Terror: Nightmare on R Street will lead visitors on a tour of the rooms and theaters located on the third floor of the Temple Building on UNL's city campus. The Temple Building is located at 12th and R St.

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"The Winding Stream" celebrates a country music dynasty—the Carter and Cash family. Beth Harrington

calendar icon16 Oct 2015    

Filmmaker Beth Harrington to attend screening of "The Winding Stream" at the Ross

Lincoln, Neb.--This deftly crafted documentary, "The Winding Stream," opening at The Ross on Friday, Oct. 30, celebrates a country music dynasty — the Carter and Cash family.
 
The Norman A. Geske Cinema Showcase presents Beth Harrington, director of "The Winding Stream," who will be appearing at the 7:30 p.m. opening night screening on Friday, Oct. 30 for a Q&A with the audience following the screening.
 

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