Nebraska Repertory Theatre announces 2019-2020 season
calendar icon08 Apr 2019
Lincoln, Neb.--The Nebraska Repertory Theatre, Nebraska’s Actors’ Equity Association professional regional theatre, is pleased to announce its 2019-2020 season. Season packages are now available by contacting the Lied Center Ticket Office at 402.472.4747 or 800.432.3231 or at the ticket office window at 301 North 12th Street Lincoln NE between the hours of 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets are available online at liedcenter.org.
Season tickets, including tickets to five productions and a special invitation to the OUR TOWN WORKSHOP, are the best value at $150 regular and $75 for students and members of OLLI. Individual tickets, available in August, are $39 regular and $19.50 for students/OLLI.
Subject matter may not be suitable for all audience members. Please visit nebraskarep.org for more information.
The Nebraska Repertory Theatre is produced in partnership with the Lied Center for Performing Arts with support from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and Swanson Russell.
Artistic Director Andy Park says of the season, “Theatre has a way of shining a light on our lives. While we watch characters struggle or triumph on stage, we contemplate big questions and consider our own position in life. This season, The Rep explores themes of personal identity, coming of age, reflecting on the past and living in the moment.”
The “Find Yourself at The Rep” season includes:
THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE
October 2 – 13, 2019
By Matthew Lopez
Directed by Steve Scott
Lied Center’s Johnny Carson Theater
“A hilarious comedy with a huge heart.”
He’s young, he’s broke, his landlord’s knocking at the door, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby! To make matters even more desperate, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a small, run-down bar. When the bar owner brings in a drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business – and himself. Find out what happens when the “The King” becomes a queen!
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
November 6 – 17, 2019
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Andy Park
“A moving and timeless classic.”
Revisit one of the most beloved plays of the 20th Century, Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. This riveting “memory play” follows the fragile Wingfield family: Tom, an aspiring poet; his painfully shy sister Laura; and their mother Amanda, a faded southern belle. Dreams and reality collide in this play of exquisite beauty.
THE HOLIDAY CABARET
December 12 – 21, 2019
Directed by Andy Park
“A night of holiday music and comedy.”
Don’t miss The Rep’s annual holiday celebration, The Holiday Cabaret! Enjoy holiday music performed by favorite Rep performers, emerging artists and surprise guests. Get into the holiday spirit and join us for this toe-tapping, uplifting night of song, good cheer and revelry.
A THOUSAND WORDS
February 12 – 23, 2020
Directed by Andy Park
“A powerful and innovative world premiere.”
It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words, Join Nebraska Rep on an incredible and deeply revealing journey that explores the power of a photograph to capture a moment in time. There are no actors in this groundbreaking production – only real people with meaningful photos and stories that you’ll have to experience firsthand to believe.
OUR TOWN Workshop
March 23, 2020
Play by Thornton Wilder
Music by Craig Woerz
Directed by Arthur Feinsod
“A profound look at life.”
Nebraska Rep is excited to invite Our Town director and Thornton Wilder scholar Dr. Arthur Feinsod; and composer and founder of Media Storm Craig Woerz; to workshop a new score for Thornton Wilder’s classic play Our Town. Our Town is a moving and profound look at life in the small town of Grover’s Corners. This poignant American tale explores friendship, love, and death, but most importantly, what it truly means to live. Season ticket holders will get an exclusive invitation to The Rep’s Our Town Workshop presentation, featuring readings from the play, live musical selections from the new score, and a chance to meet the creative team.
April 1 – 12, 2020
Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Roger O. Hirson
Directed by Melissa Zaremba
Lied Center’s Johnny Carson Theater
“A magical musical spectacle.”
The winner of four Tony Awards, Pippin is the story of a young man’s journey to be extraordinary. Magic, mystery and music invite disaster as Pippin is led closer and closer to an unforgettable Grand Finale. With humor, romance, illusion and heart, Pippin explores one of life’s most important questions: “Who am I?”
Additional information on our guest directors:
STEVE SCOTT (Director, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE)
Steve Scott was the Producer for over 30 years at Goodman Theatre, where he oversaw more than 200 productions; he is now a member of Goodman’s Artistic Collective. His Goodman directing credits include Ah, Wilderness!; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Horton Foote’s Blind Date; Rabbit Hole; Binky Rudich and the Two-Speed Clock and No One Will Be Immune for the David Mamet Festival; Dinner With Friends; Wit; the world premiere of Tom Mula’s Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (co-directed with Michael Maggio) and the 2011 and 2012 editions of A Christmas Carol. Other directing credits include productions at Northlight Theatre, Silk Road Rising, American Blues Theater, A Red Orchid Theatre, Redtwist Theatre (where he is a company member), Shattered Globe Theatre, Eclipse Theatre Company (where he is an ensemble member) and many others. He is a member of the Jeff Committee’s Artist and Technical Team, a board member of Season of Concern and an advisory board member at Congo Square Theatre; he also teaches on the faculty of the Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University. He was one of six resident directors for WBEZ’s series “Stories on Stage,” and has contributed articles to a variety of publications, including the Encyclopedia of Chicago. Scott is the recipient of six Jeff Award nominations, an After Dark Award, the Illinois Theatre Association’s Award of Honor, Eclipse Theatre Company’s Corona Award, the 2017 Special Jeff Award for career achievement and the League of Chicago Theatre’s Lifetime Achievement Award. As an actor, he most recently appeared in Next Theatre Company’s production of Are You Now or Have You Ever Been…? (Jeff Award for Outstanding Ensemble).
MELISSA ZAREMBA (Director, PIPPIN)
Ms. Zaremba: Most recently choreographed the Regional Premiere of “Matilda” at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Choreographic and Directorial Credits include: Off-Broadway (Choreographer – “Attack of the Elvis Impersonators”), Chicago (“How to Succeed…;” “Sister Act,” “La Cage Aux Folles” *Choreographer), Atlanta – Suzi Bass Award Nomination for “Smokey Joe’s Café” (Director/Choreographer), “A Taffeta Christmas” (Director/Choreographer); Colorado - “The Addams Family,” “All Shook Up,”(RMRT) and Collegiate productions of “Mary Poppins” (ACU) and “A Funny Thing Happened…” (Northwestern). She served as Assistant Director on “Showboat” with The Dallas Opera. As a performer Melissa has performed and/or Dance Captained dozens of productions across the country. Highlights include 8 years as a Radio City Rockette, toured the country as Lorraine Flemming on the 1st National Tour of “42nd Street,” and performing as a Principal Dancer with Washington National Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago. She has taught at Columbia College and Roosevelt University in Chicago, for the Rockette Summer Intensives (as seen on MTV), as a Guest Artist with Abilene Christian University and is currently on faculty at Colorado Academy (Denver). She holds a BPA from Oklahoma City University and an MFA in Choreography from Jacksonville University, and is a proud member of AEA and SDC.
The Nebraska Repertory Theatre Management Staff:
Andy Park, Artistic Director
Julie Hagemeier, General Manager
Brad Buffum, Production Stage Manager
Jamie Bullins and Mitch Critel, Production Managers
Molly Gilmartin, Company Manager and Outreach Coordinator