University of Nebraska at Kearney
Department of Music & Performing Arts
As Thousands Cheer
sketches by MOSS HART music & lyrics by IRVING BERLIN
Nov. 28 – Dec. 1
Miriam Drake Theatre
Inspired by the newspaper headlines of the day, As Thousands Cheer was the Depression era version of Saturday Night Live or The Daily Show. Moss Hart’s sharp, witty sketches complement Irving Berlin’s broad range of songs in a clever look at the daily news covering everything from tabloid affairs, photos of the rich and famous, and advice to the lovelorn, to comic strips and weather reports. Considered a masterpiece of that specialized genre known as the topical revue, As Thousands Cheer inspired some of Hart’s best solo work as a comedy writer and afforded Berlin the opportunity to pen some of the greatest musical gems.
UNK Theatre Box Office
Box Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday Noon – 5 p.m.
Tuesday 1- 5 p.m.
Friday Noon – 4 p.m.
Also open one hour before each performance
$ 10.00 – Adults
$ 7.00 – UNK Faculty/Staff
$ 7.00 – Seniors, Non-UNK Students
$ 5.00 – Groups of 10+
$ 3.00 – UNK Students (with a valid ID)