Outreach and Community

N.U.R.T. & T.Y.A.

Here comes Lily with her purple plastic purse! And Alexander, as usual, 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! It's a Fast, Furious and Fantastically Funny 40 minutes of Fun!

Once again, well-loved children’s tales, brought to life by trained actors (all are performance majors from Niagara University Theatre playing dozens of your favorite characters) will delight audiences of all ages!

Niagara University Repertory Theatre (N.U.R.T.), an extraordinary and highly successful ensemble of touring entertainers, has been a Western New York tradition for over 40 years.

N.U.R.T. is available to come to your location on selected dates, free of charge, between Friday, July 5, and Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. An application must be submitted with a requested date and time. Applications are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and dates do quickly close out. Phone and fax reservations will not be accepted. Confirmation letters will be sent out after May 24, as applications have been received and schedules confirmed.

Although no fee will be charged, any donation your group is able to provide to help offset travel expenses will be most welcome. Please note that admission may not be charged for these performances.

For further information or to receive an application, please contact Jennifer Stahlman, Office Coordinator at 716.286.8483 or at

2019 Campus Schedule

N.U.R.T. will perform on Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Leary Theatre in the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, here on the N.U. campus.  Performance dates: July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8 & 15.  

N.U.R.T. will also perform at Artpark in Lewiston at 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturdays in July: 7/6, 7/13, 7/20 & 7/27.  


Niagara University Theatre will continue its mission to present engaging, delightful theater for young audiences (TYA) productions with GO, DOG. GO! presented by The Friends of Niagara University Theatre.

Steven Braddock, director of Niagara University Theatre said, “We are thrilled once again to have the opportunity to present a free theatrical production for the whole family. This children’s musical is based on the best-selling books by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. 

GO, DOG. GO! will be directed by Steve Braddock, Director of NU Theatre and Terri Filips Vaughan, professor of dance and Chair of Niagara University’s Department of Theatre and Fine Arts.  Music direction is by Dr. Bridget Moriarty, costume design is by associate professor Maureen Stevens and scenic design is by associate professor David Dwyer.

GO, DOG. GO! will be performed on the NU campus in the Leary Theatre in the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre.

The play will be presented at 7:00 pm on Thurs. July 18, Fri. July 19, Sat. July 20, Thurs. July 25 and Fri. July 26. an afternoon matinee will be presented at 1:00 pm on Tues. July 23. For early risers, the production will be staged at 10:00 am on Wed. July 24 and Sat. July 27.

Reservations are not required for this free production. Please contact the NU Theatre Box Office at 716-286-8685 for information.