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Dec 15 – The Johnny Manhattan Orchestra

The Johnny Manhattan Orchestra will perform for your dancing and listening enjoyment on Friday, December 15, 2017 at the DelRay Ballroom, 817 R Street in Lincoln’s Haymarket. The performance will be from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. There is a $10.00 per person cover charge at the door ($8.00 per person for groups of 10 or more). A short dance lesson will begin at 6:15 p.m. and is included in the cover charge. Participation in the dance lesson is optional. The DelRay Ballroom will be set up cabaret style with tables and chairs surrounding a large dance floor. Full beverage service will be available.

The Johnny Manhattan Orchestra is a professional 19 member big band performing FULL ORCHESTRA ARRANGEMENTS of the greatest hits of the Swing Era, including music from Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, Les Brown and Count Basie. We’ve nearly doubled our library of classic Swing Era tunes so no two shows will be alike this season. Each performance simulates a 1940’s live radio broadcast from a famous New York City venue complete with vocalists Kellyn Kelly and Ruby Diamond, and Master of Ceremonies/Trumpeter Extraordinaire Johnny Manhattan.
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Dec 13-17 – Nebraska Rep Holiday show

Nebraska Rep Launches
First Annual Holiday Celebration
THE HOLIDAY CABARET
Featuring Chicago’s THE LAKESHORE DOLLS
“All dressed up in stardust and tinsel.”
Don’t miss the Rep’s annual holiday celebration,
THE HOLIDAY CABARET!

Enjoy holiday classics by favorite Rep performers, emerging artists and surprise guests. To headline this year’s Cabaret, the Rep welcomes Chicago’s premiere, sweet-singing female trio, The Lakeshore Dolls. Get into the holiday spirit and join us for this toe-tapping, uplifting night of song, good cheer and revelry.

Wednesday, December 13 | 7:30 PM
Thursday, December 14 | 7:30 PM
Friday, December 15 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 16 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 17 | 2:00 PM

in the Studio Theatre, Temple Building, 12th & R Streets.
Tickets are available now through the
Lied Center Ticket Office at 301 North 12th Street,
402-472-4747 or 800-432-3231 Monday through Friday from
11:00 AM – 5:30 PM, or online at liedcenter.org.
A regular ticket is $30, $15 for students and members of OLLI
(Osher Lifelong Learning Institute).
Seating, in cabaret style around tables, is limited and is general admission.
The Lakeshore Dolls are an acapella trio, based in Chicago, whose aesthetic is reminiscent of The Andrews Sisters, but who sing music ranging from 1940s standards to pop hits of today. The girls met during a production of Sweet Charity in 2014, and have been singing together ever since. The Dolls arrange all of their own music, taking inspiration from each girl’s unique voice and style, and the belief that sometimes the most unlikely combination of songs makes for the best arrangements!
For more information: thelakeshoredolls.com
THE HOLIDAY CABARET ensemble is:
THE LAKESHORE DOLLS (Darcie, Molly, Taylor)
Bryce Bassett, Alisa Belflower, Matthew Carter, William Grange, Michelle Ingle, Krista Lawrence, Aguel Lual, Nick Prior, Karen Richards, Ryan Savage, Kellyn Wooten.

THE HOLIDAY CABARET band includes: Vincent T. Learned (conductor, keyboards), Jonah Bennett (bass), Stephen Cantarero (bass), Jami Fristo (drums) and Gary Shuda (drums).

THE HOLIDAY CABARET designers are: JD Madsen (scenic), Jordan Taylor Thomas (lighting), Araceli Ramirez (sound) and Jamie Bullins (costume coordinator). The production is stage managed by Matthew Knight.

Dec. 13-16, 17 ‘The Holiday Cabaret’

Nebraska Rep begins new holiday tradition with ‘The Holiday Cabaret’

The Nebraska Repertory Theatre creates a new holiday tradition with "The Holiday Cabaret" Dec. 13-17 in Studio Theatre.
The Nebraska Repertory Theatre creates a new holiday tradition with “The Holiday Cabaret” Dec. 13-17 in Studio Theatre.

The Nebraska Repertory Theatre begins a new holiday tradition this December with “The Holiday Cabaret.” Enjoy holiday standards performed by past Rep performers, emerging artists and our special guests and Chicago’s premiere, sweet-singing female trio, The Lakeshore Dolls.

Performances are Dec. 13-16 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Studio Theatre in the Temple Building. For tickets, contact the Lied Center Box Office at (402) 472-4747 or online at http://www.nebraskarep.org. The show is conceived and directed by Nebraska Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Andy Park.

“One of the things I’m really excited about this cabaret is that it’s actually a really traditional style of cabaret performance,” Park said. “You get comedy, and you get old-fashioned holiday songs and musical styles. People will get a real sort of throwback holiday cabaret experience. There’s just something about this that just feels right for the holidays. It’s like going home to visit with family and friends. It’s warm, and I think it’s going to be a lot of fun for the audience.”

The audience will also be able to enjoy holiday goodies and libations during the performance. There will also be a live band, musically directed by Vince Learned.

“It will be a very typical cabaret-style band with piano, bass and drums,” Park said. “We’ve invested in the band because we want it to be just extraordinary.”

The show will also feature The Lakeshore Dolls, an acapella trio from Chicago whose aesthetic is reminiscent of The Andrews Sisters, who sing music ranging from the 1940s standards to pop hits of today.

“These performers are so tight vocally,” Park said. “They’ve been performing for years. They perform all over the place, and they’re very much in the tradition of The Andrews Sisters. In fact, they’ll do a couple of Andrews Sisters songs, I’m sure.”

The total cast includes 14 people.

“Many of them are some of the top students here in the program,” Park said. “And then we also have a couple of guests, like Dr. Bill Grange, who will be making an appearance. One of the songs he will be singing is ‘You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.’ It’s going to be fun.”

Park will also be performing in The Holiday Cabaret.

“I’m a ventriloquist so I’m going to bring my puppet with me to perform, which will be fun,” he said. “I think it’s going to be a good show.”

There are other surprises in the works as well for the performance, as Park creates what he hopes will be a new holiday tradition for Lincoln.

“The hope is that this is a new holiday tradition, and we’ll mix it up a little bit every year, “Park said. “Hopefully this will be something that the families will realize is here every year and will make it part of their holiday traditions.”

http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/artsatunl/7311/41591

 

Nebraska Repertory Theatre | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Great professional story telling. Strong vocals and acting. -keith

Nebraska Repertory Theatre   ABIGAIL/1702

The Nebraska Repertory Theatre, the state’s only regional professional theatre, associated with the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, launches its first year-round season September 30, 2017 with ABIGAIL/1702 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

October 11, 12, 13 at 7:30 pm and October 8, 15 at 2:00 pm in the Lied Center’s Johnny Carson Theater. Tickets are available through the Lied Center Ticket Office at 301 North 12th Street, 402-472-4747 or 800-432-3231 Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm, or online at http://www.liedcenter.org. A five-show season ticket is $120, $60 for students and member of OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). Individual tickets for ABIGAIL/1702 are $30, $15 for students and OLLI members.

The Nebraska Repertory Theatre, affiliated with the Actors’ Equity Association, has been on hiatus since its final summer season in 2014. A new collaboration between the Nebraska Repertory Theatre and the Lied Center for Performing Arts, and a merger of the Nebraska Rep and University Theatre begins with ABIGAIL/1702. According to Park, “Nebraska Rep is thrilled to kick-off our 49th year with a bold new vision. For decades, we’ve served Lincoln as a professional summer repertory theatre. We are pleased to announce that we are now a year-round theatre. The theme of our season this year is Classics Reimagined. Not only are we reimagining Nebraska Repertory Theatre and expanding our season, but all of our shows this year tell familiar stories in a new way.”

ABIGAIL/1702     Ten years after The Crucible’s infamous seductress, Abigail Williams, danced with the devil in Salem, darkness returns. As she cares for a young sailor on the brink of death, a mysterious stranger from Abigail’s past catches up with her, sending her on one final, suspense-filled quest for redemption.

Park explains the background of the play: “Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, is a fictionalized account of the Salem Witch Trials that occurred in 1692. The play takes aim at the hysteria that swept colonial Salem, Massachusetts and caused twenty innocent victims to hang as witches.”

At the beginning of Miller’s play, Reverend Parris catches his niece, Abigail Williams, and several of her friends dancing in the woods. Fearing severe punishment, the girls pretend to be possessed by friends, family members and neighbors.

Park continues, “Abigail Williams is a cunning manipulator. She easily whips the other girls into an emotional frenzy…One man, John Proctor, knows that [she] is lying…Worried for his friends and neighbors, John threatens to reveal his infidelity with Abigail to the court if necessary to stop her…Eventually, Abigail stands by as even John is accused. Unable to watch John Proctor hang, Abigail steals Reverend Parris’ life savings and flees from Salem. ABIGAIL/1702 begins 10 years after John Proctor and 19 others were falsely accused, sentenced and hung for witchcraft.”

 

 

THE SEASON CONTINUES…                                                                                                   

THE SERPENT by Jean-Claude van Itallie | November 3 – 19

THE HOLIDAY CABARET conceived by Andy Park, featuring Chicago’s The Lakeshore Dolls | December 13 – 17

AVENUE Q | March 2 – 16

THE REP’S RISING STARS | March 30 & 31

William Golding’s LORD OF THE FLIES adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams | April 13 – 22

Source: Nebraska Repertory Theatre | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

(9) A Young Shy Girl Walks On Stage, but within Seconds Everyone’s Jaw Hit The Floor – YouTube

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The Lincoln Senior Chorus

The Lincoln Senior Chorus is starting its singing schedule again.  The chorus was organized in 1967 and has been singing ever since.  The group has about 35 members and always looking for more.

The chorus practices on Monday mornings for an hour at the F Street Recreation Center at 13th ad F  Streets and sings a regular monthly schedule at senior citizen facilities.  The chorus also performs several special bookings.  The program for the regular schedule consists of hymns, happy songs, songs that the residents will recognize and can sing along.  A different program is sung at the other bookings.

The director is Jack Cole who has had much experience teaching and directing musical groups.  Susie Cook is the accompanist for thr group.

This is a great opportunity to volunteer and reach many people while doing something that you enjoy.

If you like to sing and would like to be part of this group or book a performance, contact Darlene Barnett at 402-466-6925 or Jack Cole at 402-483-7813.

Free Jazz – Summer Concert Series

Free Summer Concert Series
Live jazz music will be in the air throughout the summer in Lincoln, Nebraska thanks to James Terry and JazzTime Smooth Radio. He was recently encouraged when Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed April 2017 as Jazz Appreciation Month just as plans were finalized for two free community concert series.
For the third consecutive year, Downtown Lincoln Association will follow in the tradition of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s, Jazz in June series with Tower Jazz. Starting, July 11, at Tower Square, 13th and P Street, free jazz concerts will be played on Tuesday evenings from 7 – 9 pm.
As part of the Lincoln Parks and Rec Department’s, Party in the Parks events, free concerts are also scheduled on Friday evenings from 7 – 9 pm, in July and August at Lincoln’s Union Plaza, located north of 21st and O Street. Partnering with Ryan Larsen, owner of Roots Music, the series will start on the First Friday, July 7 and run through August 25. Celebrating the diversity of the community a variety of music styles will be showcased.
ABOUT
James Terry provides the best in live jazz entertainment for local and regional events. He also owns JazzTime Smooth Radio, an internet radio station where jazz music can be enjoyed 24/7 at jazzztimessmoothradio.com. JazzTime Smooth Radio operates from the SCC Focus Suites, located at 285 South 68th Street Place in Lincoln.
For more information contact: James Terry/402-580-6983

Source: JazzTime Smooth Radio – index

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