A Closer Look

Gallery Talk: “Rohming Around”

by Mackenzie T. Nichols Biography Thank you all for coming here today to “Rohm” around these beautiful sculptures, I know that the Norton Center Staff and I really appreciate it. What did you come to see today during your common hour on the last day of classes? Well, you came to see five modern abstract sculptures [...]

By | 2017-05-31T15:11:59+00:00 May 31st, 2017|A Closer Look, Student Spotlight|

Careful the things you say…

Without doubt, Stephen Sondheim is the most important artist in the history of the American Musical Theatre. He has made his career by repeatedly reinventing the traditions of the genre into something entirely new. Sondheim was essentially raised by Oscar Hammerstein (composer of South Pacific, Oklahoma, Carousel, and The King and I, to name but [...]

By | 2017-06-01T14:34:59+00:00 January 29th, 2017|A Closer Look, Notes from the Faculty|

2016-2017 Season Announcement!

The Norton Center for the Arts is proud to welcome audiences to a new season of incredible performing arts at Centre College. With the belief that the arts have a powerful ability to galvanize and transform a community, the Norton Center is committed to serving as a catalyst that energizes the city and the region, [...]

By | 2017-06-02T16:53:18+00:00 June 26th, 2016|A Closer Look, From the Director's Desk|

Ragtime Audition Notice!

AUDITION NOTICE Centre College's Norton Center for the Arts, in conjunction with Phoenix Entertainment, is searching for a young male actor to portray the role of “Young Coalhouse” in the National Tour of Ragtime at the Norton Center on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. REQUIREMENTS: Young Coalhouse is a young African American boy, ideally around 4 years old [...]

By | 2017-06-01T14:44:24+00:00 November 13th, 2015|A Closer Look, Program Notes|

Get to know MEMPHIS

On Friday, March 27 the critically acclaimed production "Memphis" will perform in Newlin Hall. This musical tells the story of DJ Huey Calhoun, a good ole’ local boy with a passion for R&B music and Felicia Farrell, an up-and-coming black singer that’s ready for her big break. Learn more about this Tony Award winning show before you go [...]

By | 2017-06-01T14:45:50+00:00 March 1st, 2015|A Closer Look, Program Notes|

Afternoon Tea with Emily Brontë

AFTERNOON TEA IN HONOR OF MISS EMILY BRONTË Tuesday, March 3, 2015 2:00 PM Norton Center Board Room | Centre College Featuring Special Guest Bruce Richardson  of Elmwood Inn Fine Teas $55 Per Person (Price Includes one (1) tickets to Wuthering Heights at the Norton Center on Friday, March 6) Click HERE to view the reply [...]

By | 2017-06-01T14:47:00+00:00 January 29th, 2015|A Closer Look, Education and Engagement|

Brush up on your Brontë: A Summary of Wuthering Heights

On Friday, March 6 Aquila Theatre will take the stage for its performance of Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights. Published in 1847 the novel is set on the Yorkshire Moors and tells a captivating story of passion and revenge. Learn more about this incredible performance before you go with the plot summary below: ACT I Scene 1: Nelly [...]

By | 2017-06-01T14:47:08+00:00 January 28th, 2015|A Closer Look, Program Notes|

Kyogen Today

At its essence, Kyogen is both comedic and satirical in nature. It pokes fun at the wealthy and powerful in feudal Japan. At the same time, it gets at the heart of what makes people tick and acknowledges, even relishes, our follies and foolishness. For the past six centuries, Kyogen playwrights and actors have shown [...]

By | 2017-06-01T14:47:18+00:00 January 19th, 2015|A Closer Look, Education and Engagement|

Japan Took Center Stage at Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair

Visitors to the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 were treated to all the wonders of the Industrial Age. One of every six Americans made their way to Chicago to experience the 65,000 exhibits spread across 633 acres of fairgrounds. They were amazed by the clean and safe elevated railway and the electric launches plying the [...]

By | 2017-06-02T17:44:23+00:00 January 7th, 2015|A Closer Look, Concert Connections|

Understanding the Eras of Russia’s Great Composers

By the time Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote his Slavonic March in 1876, Imperial Russia had become the world’s largest country, encompassing one-sixth of the world’s land surface, eleven time zones, and dozens of different national groups. Yet Russia remained a poor and largely agrarian country. Its serfs had been emancipated only in 1861, and with [...]

By | 2017-06-01T14:47:47+00:00 October 8th, 2014|A Closer Look, Notes from the Faculty|