UNK musical revue ‘The World Goes ’Round’ opens Wednesday at Miriam Drake Theatre

KEARNEY – University Theatre at Kearney is presenting “The World Goes ’Round,” a stunning revue of the songbook from the Tony Award-winning team of John Kander and Fred Ebb.

Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Miriam Drake Theatre.

Filled with humor, romance, drama and nonstop melody, “The World Goes ’Round” is a thrilling celebration of life and the fighting spirit that keeps us all going. With pieces from well-known musicals such as “Cabaret,” “Chicago” and “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” this hit parade features a number of unforgettable gems, including “Mr. Cellophane,” “Maybe This Time,” “Cabaret” and “New York, New York.”

The performances are directed and choreographed by UNK Director of Dance Noelle Bohaty with musical direction by professor of music Anne Foradori. This production runs a little more than two hours, including a 15-minute intermission. All seating is general admission. Face masks are strongly encouraged, but not required.

When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (April 27, 29 and 30) and 2 p.m. Sunday (May 1)
Where: UNK’s Miriam Drake Theatre
Cost: Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for non-UNK students and seniors; $7 per person for groups of 10 or more; and free for UNK students with a valid ID.
Box office hours: Noon to 1:15 p.m. and 2:30-5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 12:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; noon to 5 p.m. Fridays; and one hour prior to each performance. For reservations, contact the UNK Theatre Box Office at 308-865-8417 or boxoffice@unk.edu.


Cast (listed by hometown)
Aurora, Colorado – Nathaniel York, ensemble
Falls City – Zachary Allen, ensemble
Ingalls, Kansas – Rheann M. Rodenbur, dance ensemble
Lincoln – Chloe Bohaty, dance ensemble
Meadow Grove – Angel Qualset, ensemble
North Platte – Maximus T. Wohler, ensemble
Omaha – Elizabeth Anne, dance ensemble
Omaha – Emma D. Emde, ensemble
Omaha – Hannah Petersen, ensemble
Omaha – Rebekah Petersen, dance ensemble

Columbus – Ryan Sims, percussion
Grand Island – Aaron Borer, reeds (UNK graduate)
Hartington – Sadie Uhing, trumpet
Kearney – Alison Gaines, bass (UNK faculty)
Kearney – Todd Thalken, piano/rehearsal accompanist (community)
Lincoln – Haley West, trombone
Scottsbluff – Dakota Empfield, synthesizer 

Student Artistic and Production Staff
Amherst – Maria E. Klingelhoefer, assistant stage manager
Flagler Beach, Florida – Anna Calloway, assistant stage manager
Kearney – Lainey Schmeits, stage manager
Kearney – Taury Himmerich, assistant lighting designer
Lexington – Giovanni Flores, sound designer
Lincoln – Nathan Hayes, properties master 

Faculty/Staff Artistic Team
Noelle N. Bohaty, director and choreographer
Anne Foradori, musical director
Del DeLorm, lighting designer
Julie Douglass, costume designer
Darin Himmerich, scenic designer