UNK Theatre’s ‘[title of show]’ musical opens Wednesday

Title of Show PosterKEARNEY – The University Theatre at Kearney and Alpha Psi Omega present “[title of show]” Wednesday through Sunday (Feb. 14-18) at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

“[title of show]” is a one-act musical about two struggling writers, Jeff and Hunter, who write a musical and submit it to the New York Musical Theatre Festival. The show follows the struggles of the author and composer/lyricist and their two actress friends during a 3-week creative period, along with subsequent events leading up to the show’s production.

Jeff and Hunter decide to follow the old adage, “write what you know,” and set off on a unique musical adventure: writing a musical about writing a musical. As the deadline looms, insecurities creep in and jealousies flare. Will the team succeed with their musical? Could it even win a Tony? In this intelligent, playful, lovable new musical, the audience is treated to an inside look at the tough work of being a creative artist.

When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday (Feb. 14-17); 2 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 18)
Where: UNK Studio Theatre, Fine Arts Building
Cost: Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for non-UNK students, seniors and UNK faculty/staff; $7 per person for groups of 10 or more, and free for UNK students with a valid ID. For tickets, contact the UNK Box Office at 308.865.8417 or boxoffice@unk.edu.
Other: This production is for Mature Audiences

Cast (listed by hometown)
Grand Island – Thomas Prentice
Lincoln – Trisha Marie Miller
North Platte – Seth D. Mavigliano
Scottsbluff – Hunter Scow
Sutherland – Darien Myers

Student Production Staff
Bennington – Beth Hagedorn, stage manager
Gretna – Jessica Buss, assistant stage manager
Hastings – Tanner Peshek, director
Humboldt – Anthony Knudson, scenic designer and technical director
Riverdale – Trevor Altwine, properties master
Scottsbluff – Mikayla Fulk, costume designer

Faculty/Staff Artistic Team
Anne Foradori – musical director
Del DeLorm – lighting designer
Aaron Hynds – sound designer

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-Photos courtesy of Kerri Garrison

Writer: Todd Gottula, UNK Director of Communications, 308.865.8454, gottulatm@unk.edu
Source: Susan Deiger, 308.865.8406, deigerski@unk.edu
Student Director:
Tanner Peshek, peshektj@lopers.unk.edu

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