Outreach and Community

N.U.R.T. & Summer Musical



It’s that time of year again!  Here comes Lily, with her Purple Plastic Purse!  And Alexander, as usual, is having a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day… and Pierre just doesn’t care!  Yes, N.U.R.T. is back and better than ever!  Once again, well-loved children’s tales, brought to life by trained actors, all Theatre Performance majors from Niagara University, playing dozens of your favorite characters, will delight audiences of all ages!  

On the Leary Stage: 

Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
July 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 10 and 17

On Tour:

Niagara University Repertory Theatre (N.U.R.T.) will be available to come to your location on selected dates, free of charge, between Tuesday, July 11th and Friday, August 18th, 2023. Although no fee will be charged, any donation your group is able to provide to help offset gas expenses and other travel costs will be most welcome.
* Please note that admission may not be charged to these performances. *
Applications are filled on a first come, first serve basis and dates do quickly close outPhone reservations and email will NOT be accepted.   Priority will be given to groups that accept and abide by our COVID- safety protocols. Confirmation letters will be sent out after May 29, as applications have been received and schedules confirmed. 
Please scan the QR code below to begin the application process, or visit

  • Questions about the production can be directed to Steve Braddock at 716-286-8329.
  • Scheduling questions may be directed to Keirsten Thomas at 716-286-8483  

Summer 2023 Main Stage Musical

Sondheim Tribute Revue

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

NU Theatre’s homage to the musical genius and winner of multiple Tony and Grammy awards, an Oscar, and the Pulitzer Prize. Widely acknowledged as the most innovative, influential and important composer and lyricist in modern Broadway history, for more than 50 years Stephen Sondheim has set an unsurpassed standard of virtuosity in musical theatre.

Thursday, August 3 @ 7 pm
Friday, August 4 @ 7 pm
Saturday, August 5 @ 2 pm  7 pm
Sunday, August 6 @ 2 pm

***** Tickets are free of charge and first come, first served. No reservations will be taken for this production.


COVID safety protocols:
At this time, masking is not required for NU Theatre Patrons. However, due to the intimate nature of The Leary Theatre, masks are strongly encouraged.

***** Please see our Health & Safety Protocols page as protocols may change as conditions warrant, in accordance with the CDC and the State of New York. Our primary responsibility is the continued health and safety of both our students and our patrons. Please check back often.

We look forward to making you smile again this summer!