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Arts NC State Returning to Stewart

Fall 2015 means more than the start of a new academic year at NC State. It also means the debut of a new performing arts season from Arts NC State, complete with a newly renovated performance venue in the heart of campus.

Ever since Stewart Theatre opened in the Talley Student Center in 1972, the 800-seat auditorium has served as a principal venue for musical and dramatic performances. Beginning in 2013 Talley’s renovation put Stewart temporarily off limits, forcing large arts events to make do in other spaces around campus. Now that Talley’s renovation is finished the refurbished Stewart Theatre is once again open for business.

The venue will officially rejoin the campus community when NC State Live brings aerial dance troupe Bandaloop to Stewart Theatre on Sept. 17-18. Other NC State Live performances coming up this fall include Blackbird, Fly, a collaboration between violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain and spoken-word artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph, on Sept. 22-23; world-class jazz from the Kenny Barron Trio, on Oct. 24; and Tunisian singer, songwriter, guitarist and composer Emel Mathlouthi, on Oct. 29. More information about NC State Live’s 2015-2016 season is available online.

NC State’s University Theatre will also be getting a lot of use out of the renovated Stewart Theatre. This fall’s productions include the classic Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof, on Sept. 30-Oct. 3; the hilarious comedy Duck Hunter Shoots Angel, on Oct. 21-Nov. 1; and Anon(ymous), an adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey that tells the story of a young refugee traveling through the United States, on Nov. 12-Nov. 22. Visit the University Theatre website to learn more about the 2015-2016 season.