The Nebraska Repertory Theatre will present five plays and musicals in its 2019-2020 season, capped by a two-week April 2020 run of the musical “Pippin.”
Nebraska’s Actors Equity Association professional regional theatre also will present Tennessee Williams’ classic “The Glass Menagerie” and will workshop Thornton WIlder’s “Our Town.”
Season-ticket holders will get an exclusive invitation to the “Our Town” workshop presentation, featuring readings from the play, live musical selections from a new score and a chance to meet the creative team behind the project, director and Wilder scholar Arthur Feinsod and composer and Media Storm founder Craig Woerz.
Feinsod is one of three guest directors for the Rep’s season.
Steve Scott, the 30-year producer of Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, where he oversaw more than 200 productions; will direct the season-opener “The Legend of Georgia McBride,” a comedy about an out-of-work Elvis imitator who has to turn the King into a queen to support his wife and family.
Melissa Zaremba, an experienced choreographer, director and Colorado Academy faculty member, will direct “Pippin,” the musical that won Tony Awards in both its original early ‘70s run and in revival.
Rep Artistic Director Andy Park will direct “The Glass Menagerie,” the annual holiday celebration “The Holiday Cabaret” and “A Thousand Words,” an exploration of the power of a photograph.
“Theater has a way of shining a light on our lives,” Andy Park said in the release announcing the season. “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.”
Season-ticket packages, including five productions and the “Our Town” invitation are $150, $75 for students and OLLI members. Tickets are available at the Lied Center for Performing Arts box office, by phone at 402-472-4747 and at go.unl.edu/repseason.
Individual performance tickets will be $39 each, $19.50 for students and OLLI members. Individual tickets will be available in August.
The Rep’s 2019-2020 season is:
Oct. 2-13: “The Legend of Georgia McBride”
Nov. 6 -17: “The Glass Menagerie”
Dec. 12-21: “The Holiday Cabaret”
Feb. 12-23: “A Thousand Words”
March 23, 2020: “Our Town” Workshop
April 1-12: 2020: “Pippin”