Theatre group rehearses Gianni Schicchi on stage.

Department of Theatre News

The Department of Theatre in the College of Fine Arts offers programs in performance, production and technology taught by experienced faculty, while taking advantage of the entertainment richness of Las Vegas.

Current Theatre News

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Arts and Culture | July 25, 2019

From intense and thought-provoking to fun and uproarious, NCT celebrates its 16th season with something for everyone.

Karsyn Wilson sitting on stage in an empty theater.
Research | May 1, 2019

Through interviews and writing, this Research & Creative Honors Program participant discovered how storytelling empowers marginalized groups.

Research | April 16, 2019
UNLV’s Research & Creative Honors Program provides undergraduates with unique opportunities that prepare them for graduate studies.
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People | April 15, 2019

UNLV alums share their experiences in the working world.

portrait of woman
Arts and Culture | April 12, 2019

Based on the blockbuster movie starring Reese Witherspoon, this fabulously fun musical adaptation follows the adventures of West Coast sorority girl Elle Woods.

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Arts and Culture | March 11, 2019

Founded in 2003, the hall honors people who have made significant contributions to the visual arts, performing arts, or architecture.

Theatre In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 26, 2019

This collection of portraits celebrates Las Vegas’ dynamic and inspiring African-American community, which includes world-class entertainers and chefs, top-flight executives, and a 9-year-old who’s already eyeing a presidential run. Their backgrounds may be varied, but their messages of reflection, appreciation and hope are echoed in every image.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 30, 2018

Like Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Pippin is a prince — the son of the medieval king Charlemagne.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 12, 2018

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 9, 2018

For some, it’s their first turn at bat. Other players have been in the game for some time.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 15, 2017

JJ Brennan started his bachelor’s degree when Harry Truman was president and “Hopalong Cassidy” was a popular TV series.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
May 15, 2017

An 85-year-old man is among the UNLV students who will be graduating Saturday.

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Recent Theatre Accomplishments

May 6, 2019
Clarissa Otoo (Hospitality), Zulma Arceo (Public Health), Caroline Farah (Teaching and Learning), Cambria Del Castillo (Theatre), and Camisha Fagan (Sociology and English) successfully completed their involvement in UNLV’s Grad Rebel Advantage Program. All five are undergraduates. The Grad Rebel Advantage Program helps prepares students for...
April 15, 2019
Johann Heske (Theatre), a UNLV senior and former campus recreation lifeguard, recently used his UNLV lifeguard training to help save a life while on a plane. While on a flight from Germany to Las Vegas, a passenger had been drinking, and could not be awakened. Heske, seated two rows back, jumped up and offered help. He put the passenger's seat...
February 11, 2019
Marcus Civin (Art), Pete Reyes (Academic Resources), Clarence Gilyard (Film), and Nevada Conservatory Theatre (Theatre) all were recognized by Desert Companion/NPR in their "Best of the City 2019" issue in February. All were included in the Arts + Entertainment section. Civin was selected as "Best Figure in Local Culture," while Reyes was selected...
September 13, 2018
On Sept. 5 the Academic Success Center (ASC) celebrated its 10-year anniversary and as part of its celebration recognized former students, faculty, departments, and community leaders that have made the ASC such an exemplary center. They are: Dean’s Award - Carl Reiber (formerly of the provost's office) Dean’s Award - Regent Kevin Page Founder’s...
August 1, 2013
Brackley Frayer (Theatre) is designing the lighting for the musical Sugar, which is being directed by Tony Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning Glenn Casale (Theatre) at the California Music Circus in Sacramento. The show opens Aug. 23.
June 1, 2013
Jonathan Deans (Theatre) recently was nominated for a Tony Award for his sound design for Pippin on Broadway.