Northwestern to host Theatre Preview Days

High school seniors interested in theatre are invited to Northwestern College Theatre Preview Days on Feb. 14 and 15; activities start at 11 a.m. on Friday and continue through noon on Saturday.

On Friday, participants will visit a theatre class and tour the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center as well as the rest of campus, including the college’s new learning commons and fitness center. They can also ask a panel of current theatre students questions about Northwestern’s theatre program, professors and productions. In the evening, students will attend Northwestern theatre’s performance of “Man of La Mancha,” the musical based on the classic novel “Don Quixote.”

On Saturday morning, students will meet with theatre faculty and have the opportunity to audition or interview for theatre scholarships. Scholarships are available for performance, playwriting, and technical and stage management roles in Northwestern theatre. Awards range from $2,300 to $2,600 annually and are based on candidates’ theatre skill, experience and plans to be actively involved in Northwestern theatre.

Events and meals during the Theatre Preview Days are free; parents are also invited to attend.

For more information or to register for Northwestern’s Theatre Preview Days, visit or contact Jennifer Sabo, theatre department secretary, at 712-707-7341 or Space is limited.