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Nevada Conservatory Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season

The Nevada Conservatory Theatre is proud to reveal its 2018-19 season! This 15th anniversary season shows the pioneer spirit of the creators of NCT at UNLV in 2003. Each story reveals the enthusiasm and courage it takes to stay true to yourself versus the odds. Details on tickets and season specials is readily available online.

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Directed by J.R. Sullivan
Judy Bayley Theatre
Sept. 28– Oct. 7
Jack Worthing loves glamorous Gwendolyn Fairfax however he has a secret: his double life as “Ernest Worthing.” His buddy, Algernon Moncrieff, finds his secret and adopts the personality of “Earnest” to woo his pal Jack’s ward Cecily Cardew. What follows is an onslaught of uproarious mistakes seasoned by the wittiest discussion, not to mention tea and muffins. Oscar Wilde’s gleaming funny teaches us all the value of being Earnest.

The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Directed by Darren Weller
Black Box Theatre
Oct. 19– 28
Worry. Anxiety. Jealousy. Witchcraft. Arthur Miller’s searing 1953 commentary on McCarthysim concentrates on the village of Salem, Massachusetts, in the 1690s. A series of bad luck, indiscretions, and local ladies dancing “devilishly” in the woods result in the notorious Salem witch trials. This traditional American drama explores exactly what occurs when a community turns versus its own individuals.

Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare
Judy Bayley Theatre
Nov. 30– Dec. 9
The young and positive– possibly overly confident– King of Navarre and his 3 loyal school pals make the ultimate oath: for 3 years they will study, quick, and give up sex. Their vow is quickly tested when the stunning and lovely Princess of France and her 3 witty women reach court. What follows? Subterfuge, shenanigans, and sonnets. Shakespeare’s hilariously wise and hot comedy shows the hard work of accomplishing love while maturing.

The African Business Provides “Richard III” by Carlyle Brown
Directed by Melissa Maxwell
Judy Bayley Theatre
Feb. 15– 24
New York. 1821. America’s first black theater business, the African Business, provides classic plays at a theater in downtown Manhattan for both black and white audiences. However they are challenged when they attempt to put on Shakespeare’s Richard III at the exact same time as the powerful and popular Park Theatre. Carlyle Brown’s amusing and touching play, based upon real-life events, attempts to ask the concern: does Shakespeare come from everyone?

Blood Wedding by Federico García Lorca
Directed by Allegra Libonati
Black Box Theatre
March 8– 17
On the early morning of her set up wedding, a young bride is gone to by the previous love of her life. Old enthusiasms of love and hate are revived when the two lovers leave together. Can their fervent ardor overcome the strictures of Catholic Spanish society? Through the lyrically haunting landscape of poet Federico García Lorca’s moon-soaked imagination, we see the penalties and the satisfaction of rebelling against the status quo.

Legally Blonde by Heather Hach
with music and lyrics
by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Judy Bayley Theatre
May 3– 12
Based upon the hit motion picture starring Reese Witherspoon, this fabulously enjoyable musical adjustment follows the adventures of West Coast sorority girl, Elle Woods. When her sweetheart discards her to go to Harvard Law, Elle figures out to recover his heart at any expense. How far will she go? Will she need to transform herself or will she hold on to her authentic Elle self? One thing’s for sure: Harvard Law will never ever be the very same.

Nevada Conservatory Theatre Announces its 2015-16 season

The Nevada Conservatory Theatre at UNLV is pleased to announce its 2015-16 season, a thrilling mix of Shakespeare, contemporary Broadway hits, and valued American classics.

Christopher Edwards, the artistic director for the NCT, invites the whole Las Vegas neighborhood to engage with the NCT throughout the 2015-16 season: “With an eye towards community engagement and entertainment for young and old alike, we want to get back to exactly what has actually made this theatre business promoting and available.”

The 2015-16 season provides something for everyone in your household, from among Shakespeare’s most long-lasting comedies, to Cole Porter’s traditional American musical, to a dramatization of Harper’ Lee’s ageless novel about coming of age in the racially-segregated south, to Quiara Alegr?a Hudes’s Pulitzer-prize winning play, which checks out the impact of war on a Latino household. Thrill your senses with our creepy Halloween program and feel the magic of the holiday season with our bi-annual production of A Christmas Carol.

In the Main Phase Series audiences will experience 5 expert programs including the work of nationally recognized theatre artists. The NCT will likewise provide three conservatory shows highlighting UNLV’s gifted MFA and Bachelor’s Degree students in its Studio Series. Also look for special events surrounding the theatrical offerings, such as a Halloween celebration, a Holiday celebration, Brush-Up-Your-Shakespeare workshops, playwriting workshops and new trainee matinees.

The 2015-16 season is as follows:

Much Ado about Absolutely nothing

by William Shakespeare
Sept. 17-20 (Studio Series)

In Shakespeare’s cherished romantic comedy, a lover’s trap is set for Benedick, a sworn bachelor and Beatrice, his preferred spoken sparring partner– the gloves are off and a comic love story remains in the making.

Water by the Spoonful

by Quiara Alegr?a Hudes
Oct. 2-11 (Main Phase Series)

When Elliot, a young Puerto Rican guy, returns home from Iraq, he finds that the lives of his member of the family are likewise in chaos. Through the strength of household and the neighborhood of chatroom, we see Elliot’s “look for human connection in a severe and destabilizing world” (Time). This play is winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Reward.

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Oct. 23-Nov. 1 (Main Stage Series)

A Halloween treat of a program for the first annual Halloween Celebration.

A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens
December 2-13 (Main Phase Series)

The timeless holiday tale of Ebenezer Scrooge who believes Christmas is a “humbug” till the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future remind him (and us) of what Christmas is truly all about.

To Kill a Mockingbird

by Christopher Sergel adjusted from the unique by Harper Lee
February 12-28 (Main Stage Series)

Harper Lee’s brilliant maturing story, told from a child’s viewpoint, which shows all of us how understanding and guts can accomplishment over hatred.


by Eric Bogosian
March 10-13 (Studio Series)

Bogosian’s disturbingly contemporary portrait of young, agitated, and disaffected Americans is as relevant today as it remained in 1994 when it premiered at Lincoln Center in New york city.

Kiss Me, Kate

by Cole Porter
April 29-May 8 (Main Stage Series)

Brush up your Shakespeare with this hilarious, toe-tapping musical about the joys and insanity of blending love, rivalry, and the theatre. This terrific traditional American musical presents the very best of well-known composer-lyricist Cole Porter, with hits such as “Too Darn Hot,” “So in Love,” and (obviously) “Brush up Your Shakespeare.”

Organic and Home Grown Playwright’s Festival

Dates TBA (Studio Series)

This brand-new Playwright’s Festival will provide world-premiere presentations of plays by Nevada playwrights. In this two-day brand-new plays workshop and reading series the NCT will showcase the best of regional voices from Southern Nevada.

Nevada Conservatory Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season

Take Me Out– by Richard Greenberg

Darren Lemming is the star baseball player for the NY Empires who is cherished by fans and teammates alike. When he casually announces he’s gay, he triggers a series of troubled and unexpected occasions that reveal a deeply appealing and thoughtful take a look at America’s obsession with baseball and professional athletes.

Judy Bayley Theatre
Sept. 29– Oct. 8

Great Kids– by Naomi Iizuka

Something happened to Chloe after that celebration last Saturday night. Something she says she cannot keep in mind. Something everyone is discussing. Set at a Midwestern high school, in a world of Facebook and Twitter, mobile phones and YouTube. Whose variation of the story do you think? And what does that state about you?Black Box Theatre Oct. 20– Nov. 5 A Christmas Carol– by Charles Dickens-Adaptation TBA Mean-spirited and greedy, Ebenezer Scrooge is checked out by 4 phantoms that show him what the significance of excellent will, cheer, and joy to all mankind really suggests. This new adaptation will have a look at the varied melting pot that is the multi-cultural world we live in.Judy Bayley Theatre Dec. 1– 17 Fences– by August Wilson Troy Maxson, a previous star of the Negro baseball leagues, now works as a garbage guy in

1957 Pittsburgh. Left out as a black

man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his kid, who now desires his own opportunity to play ball. Judy Bayley Theatre Feb. 9– 18 Julius Caesar– by William Shakespeare A successful politician and military leader desires total control of Rome. Unfortunately, she is met opposition from all sides. William Shakespeare’s tragedy about power, corruption, and the fluctuate of a leader is explored in this all female production. Black Box Theatre March 9-25 Pippin– by Stephen Schwartz Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the trick to true joy and satisfaction. He seeks it in the glories of the battleground, the temptations of the flesh

and the intrigues of
political power.

In the end, however, Pippin discovers that happiness lies not in remarkable undertakings, but rather in the un-extraordinary moments that happen every day.Judy Bayley Theatre April 27 -May 6 Tickets can now be purchased on a subscription basis from the PAC box office by phone at 702-895-ARTS(2787). Package office is likewise open one hour prior to and one half-hour past posted curtain time for all ticketed occasions held at the Performing Arts Center.