UNK Department of Music & Performing Arts presents ‘As Thousands Cheer.’ Playing Nov. 28 – Dec. 1, with Dec. 2 matinee at 2 o’clock.

Paul Brodine Smith


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

7:30 p.m.

Dec. 2
2 p.m.

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
(308) 865-8417


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

Ticket Prices:                
$   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)