TIP OF THE WEEK: Active Shooter Awareness Video

At our safety training on August 1st Officer Greg O’Toole showed us the new video NDSP did for Active Shooter Awareness. I wanted to get you all the link in case you want to view it again. For those of you who couldn’t make it, now you have easy access to see it. It’s in the packet we handed out, but it’s a little tricky to type it all! If you haven’t seen it, please watch it as it’s important to be as prepared as we can for these kinds of emergency situations.

Here you go:



TIP OF THE WEEK 2: No Game Day Mass on September 30th

Some of you may be wondering why we have no events on Saturday September 30th. Since there is a home football game, shouldn’t we be having a Game Day Mass? Glad you asked! Well the reason is that the game start time is 5:00 PM. This presents a problem as the mass would be too late if it were after the game and if it was before the game it would be too early to count the mass as the weekend mass obligation. These are the rules, I don’t make them up. I’m just the messenger! So all of you who were counting on ushering that Game Day Mass, never fear, we have 6 more you can work! Thanks in advance for signing up!

TIP OF THE WEEK: New System for Parking Vouchers!

There has been a change in the parking voucher system with the Eddy Street Commons parking lot. Previously patrons showed us their parking ticket and we gave them a voucher ticket. Now the tickets at Eddy Street have changed, so we are updating.

The patron gets a parking ticket at Eddy Street. When they show it to us, we give them a sticker to place on the back of the ticket. When the customer returns to the Eddy Street lot, they show one side of the ticket (with a code) to the scanning machine and when the code is scanned it shows them the amount due. Then they flip the ticket over and the machine scans the sticker that we provide, and it then shows the amount due as “Paid”.

If any patron asks for a voucher sticker while the Ticket Office is open, please send them there. If the Ticket Office is closed, please let the house manager or student house manager know and we’ll get them one. There you go!

CENTER HIGHLIGHT: Sorin: A Notre Dame Story!

We had a few events this summer that gave a mini-preview of the new play Sorin: A Notre Dame Story. The play is part of the celebration of Notre Dame at 175 years. Wow! 175! Notre Dame, you don’t look a day over 150! Anyways, the play, made by Notre Dame alums, centers around the life of Notre Dame founder Edward Sorin and will have its premiere run in our own Decio Mainstage Theatre!

Performances are scheduled throughout the semester to coincide with home football games. The premiere on August 30th will be for Holy Cross priests and will have a special start time of 6:42 PM. Why?…well, because 6:42 PM is 18:42 in military time, 1842 being the year Notre Dame was founded. There you go!

The rest of the shows will have a normal start time. Every Thursday before a home game weekend will have a special showing for Advisory Council members and VIP guests. These shows will start at 7 PM.  There are a few home gameFriday performances open to the public: September 8th , October 20th and November 17th. These will be at 7:30 PM as to give people time to get here after the pep rally.

We’re expecting solid crowds for all of these and looking forward to being the main home for the show this semester. Next year they’re taking the show on the road to cities across the United States.

The website for the show is up and has some info on the talent behind the play. Check it out at:


CENTER HIGHLIGHT: Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival at DPAC!

Soon the NDSF events begin in our building! We kick off with Explore: Much Ado About Nothing on Wednesday August 2nd. The NDSF- Cabaret with the multi-talented Angela Ingersoll will be on Monday August 7th. Then the main event: Much Ado About Nothing runs from August 15th to the 27th in the Decio.

Here is the info on these great events:

Explore Much Ado About Nothing with Director Drew Fracher

Wednesday, August 2nd Tours at 6:00pm and 7:00pm

Decio Mainstage Theatre

Go “Beyond the Stage” with director Drew Fracher and members of the Much Ado cast and design team. Talk with actors, touch the costumes, and tour our star-spangled stage. (Only 50 tickets available for this exclusive event.)



Angela Ingersoll Cabaret

Monday, August 7th at 7:30pm

Decio Mainstage Theatre

“Simply magnificent.” – Chris Jones of The Chicago Tribune. Join the astonishing Angela Ingersoll for an evening of live music with members of our 2017 company. Ingersoll, fresh from an acclaimed turn as Judy Garland in Porchlight Music Theatre’s End of the Rainbow, will be playing Beatrice in this summer’s production of Much Ado. Catch this rising star in an intimate cabaret performance.


Much Ado About Nothing

2017 Professional Company/ Directed by Drew Fracher

Tuesday, August 15th– Sunday, August 27th

Decio Mainstage Theatre

“…then there was a star danced, and under that was I born.” When men come home from war, marriage is on their minds, but will all end well in Shakespeare’s much-beloved comedy?

Actors Theatre of Louisville regular Drew Fracher sets the play to the tunes of the mid-1940s, drawing on popular big band music of WWII. Our star-spangled production of Much Ado will keep your toes tapping and bring tears to your eyes, but “how much better is it to weep at joy, than to joy at weeping?” Featuring Angela Ingersoll as Beatrice and Cameron Knight as Benedick.