‘The Revolutionists’ Premieres at UNO Theatre

February 21st, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—UNO’s “Revolutionary Season” continues with historical comedy The Revolutionists this week by one of the most produced contemporary playwrights, Lauren Gunderson. The play creatively reimagines the female perspective during the height of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. It’s a modern take on the roles of Marie Antoinette, Charlotte Corday, who famously killed Jean-Paul Marat, and perhaps lesser known figures, like Haitian Rebel Marianne Angelle, and female playwright, Olympe de Gouges, played by Sam Mashek

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UNO Percussion Annual Pop Concert

February 2nd, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

UNO Percussion’s  fifth annual pop concert is this weekend. A changeup from classical repertoire, the percussion ensemble will be covering contemporary pop tunes, but they won’t be accompanied by a melody section. Only vocalists. To complete the arrangement, it’s the percussionists’ job to create their sonic palette using software, digital samples and electronic interfaces. The pop concert was devised by UNO’s Coordinator of Percussion Studies, Scott Shinbara.

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UNO Professor Hugh Reilly Discusses New Book, “Drinking with My Father’s Ghost”

December 26th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Equal parts history, travelogue, memoir and comedy, UNO Professor Hugh Reilly’s most recent book, Drinking with My Father’s Ghost, is the culmination of nearly forty years of stories from his own travels to Ireland and its pubs and hundreds years’ worth of cultural history and legend.

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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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