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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

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Sept 30 – Arts for the Soul: Women of the World

performing original and traditional folk music

Group portrait of Women of the World
Group portrait of Women of the World

The Arts for the Soul Music & Fine Arts Series at First Presbyterian Church, 840 S. 17th St., Lincoln, is pleased to announce the first concert of the 2017-18 season on Saturday, Sept 30, 7:00 p.m., featuring the award-winning group Women of the World.

Women of the World is an award-winning international a cappella vocal quartet that performs original and traditional folk music with a contemporary twist, in 30 languages. Mentored by Grammy Award-winning vocalist Bobby McFerrin, they create music that is borderless and carries the undeniable message of unity and peace. The week prior to their Lincoln concert they will be one of eight groups competing in the finals of the A Cappella Open contest at Carnegie Hall!

Arts for the Soul offers OLLI members a ticket discount. Tickets for OLLI members for this concert are $12.

Call First Presbyterian Church at 402-477-6037 for more information.

Source: Arts for the Soul: Women of the World | Announce | 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

Top 10 skills children learn from the arts – The Washington Post

Source: Top 10 skills children learn from the arts – The Washington Post

Full story is even better. -keith —–
Top 10 skills children learn from the arts
By Valerie Strauss January 22, 2013
1. Creativity
2. Confidence
3. Problem Solving
4. Perseverance
5. Focus
6. Non-Verbal Communication
7. Receiving Constructive Feedback
8. Collaboration
9. Dedication
10. Accountability.

Haymarket Farmers’ Market begins May 6th

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The Haymarket lives up to its name each Saturday morning as farm fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, and handmade items from over 100 vendors are sold on the streets and sidewalks. The Haymarket Farmers’ Market serves as one of Lincoln’s main social and culinary event. It is a place where people gather to shop, meet with friends, and exchange ideas and recipes and to plan the perfect feast. Farmers’ Market is ever changing in its effort to present an enormous array of fresh locally grown produce and farm produced products. The Market displays glorious flowers, delicious bakery items and Nebraska arts and crafts. You will find baskets and tables overflowing with wonderful products that you can only find on Saturday mornings in this historic district.

 

The Haymarket District awakes early on Farmers’ Market Saturdays to take part in the market day festivities. Many of the restaurants and retail stores open early offering a unique selection of food, antiques, clothing and specialty gifts. It is a grand display of how rural and urban business can work together to offer a rich shopping experience.

 

The Market boasts a “Performance Showcase” program. Featured are both local and Nebraska talent performing folk, jazz, blues, classical and dance. It is indeed a delight to applaud these talented artists. Farmers’ Market also offers educational demonstrations to inform customers and vendors about various programs like nutrition and aging. There are also many civic organizations that hand out information and give demonstrations at the Market.

 

 

The Market is a growing entity that provides Lincoln with quality, uniqueness and service. We will be expanding the market again this year, staging vendors along Canopy Street, from P Street north to Q Street. The City of Lincoln’s Haymarket Farmer’s Market is open during 2017 every Saturday from 8:00am to 12:00pm, beginning May 6th and continuing through October 14th.

Returning market managers Linda Hubka, the Market’s Vendors Relations Manager and Jeff Cunningham, the Market’s Business Manager will be happy to provide any additional information needed. Feel free to contact Linda or Jeff at the Haymarket office, 435-7496.

 

For more information contact The Historic Haymarket (402) 435-7496

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