Spring Awakening: The Directors’ Interview

November 14th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—This week, UNO Theatre will begin its run of Spring Awakening, the hit rock musical by songwriter Duncan Sheik and playwright Steven Sater.  Based on the 19th century play of the same name by Frank Wedekind, Spring Awakening is the story of German adolescents struggling to understand sexual intimacy in a society that doesn’t even permit the thought of it. It won eight Tony Awards during its Broadway run, starting in 2006. As expected from any acclaimed Broadway production, the musical offers dynamic songs, choreography and engaging dialogue, but it also negotiates weighty themes, such as sexual abuse, teen pregnancy and suicide.

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UNO Prepares for “Spring Awakening”

November 13th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Tucked away in a corner room on a Friday night, hidden from any would-be listeners, UNO students and faculty are hard at work on their next theater performance.

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Nebraska Wind Symphony and Omaha Symphonic Chorus “Celebrate Nebraska”

October 26th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—The Nebraska Wind Symphony and Omaha Symphonic Chorus have come together for a concert for Nebraska’s 150th anniversary, “Celebrate Nebraska.” The two organizations together comprise about 175 local singers and instrumentalists who will be playing at Millard North High School this Sunday.

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Backwaters Press Hosts Reading and Workshop

October 25th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—The Backwaters Press is an independent literary magazine based in Nebraska, and they’ve been publishing local and international poets and prose writers for the last 20 years. The press also engages with the community through readings and now a workshop series, all in collaboration with Gallery 1516.

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Bug Symposium, “Weirdest Thing to Do in Omaha”

October 6th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Started in 2014 by Dave Crane, The Omaha Bug Symposium was a chance for local bands to perform and for Crane to show some of his own bug photography. Since moving from the West Wing to Midtown Art Supply and now to OutrSpaces, the event has expanded, offering lectures, music, gifts, and art—all bug related, of course.

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Rediscovered Masterpieces: The Music of Robert Owens at UNO

September 28th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Robert Owens, prominent African American composer born in 1925 passed away just this year, but he was relatively unknown in the states until the last decade. Tonight at UNO, Reimer along with pianist Stacie Haneline, cellist Karen Becker, and violist Clark Potter will perform Owens’ work—three American premieres of chamber music, and four pieces written recently by Owens for Reimer, and some selections from Owen’s major influences.

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