UNL Opera presenting Violet in Westbrook April 12 and 14
calendar icon10 Apr 2019
LINCOLN, Neb.— The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music’s Opera program will present Violet on Friday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. and then again on Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m. in Room 130 of the Westbrook Music Building. Tickets for the performance are free and open to the public, but a limited number of tickets are available.
Winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered Off-Broadway in 1997, and then revived on Broadway in 2014 to critical acclaim, Violet is an inspiring musical with a spirited score by Tony-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Shrek; Fun Home). Violet is based on the short story, The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts. As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade leaving a scar across her face. With enough money finally saved, she travels in search of a miracle – the healing touch of a TV evangelist who will make her beautiful…she hopes. Miracles arrive, but not always as expected.
VIOLET features a cast of UNL’s award-winning voice and theatre performance students directed by Alisa Belflower with music direction shared by Louis Claussen.
Internet-Only Ticket Sales Begin on April 1, 2019 at noon. Visit unltheatretickets.universitytickets.com or this direct link: https://go.unl.edu/p35q