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May 10, 2021

Dear friends,

We have some joyful news to share with you, and also some unfortunate news. We must again cancel our planned production of A Chorus Line. We would have loved to close out our 32nd season with this beloved musical. However, even at this late stage of the pandemic, it would be irresponsible to produce an indoor musical in our intimate space with 23 cast members in close proximity throughout. As always, we are prioritizing the safety and well-being of our artists and audiences.

Now, for the joyous news. We will still be bringing you a stunning evening of musical theater. This Season of the Unknown has been full of surprises and we hope you find this surprise announcement as delightful as we do. In place of A Chorus Line, we are proud to present Sunset to Starlight: A Celebration of American Musical Theatre… BLUEBARN style. Please join us for an incredible evening outdoors with some of the finest talent in Omaha and iconic songs from all your favorite musicals (including A Chorus Line!) under the Music Direction of Maestro Hal France. Our Bonfire Series has been such a great way to bring theatre back to our lives this spring, and our outdoor amphitheatre, under the setting sun, will be the perfect way to experience the magic of musical theatre.

Purchase your tickets today, Sunset to Starlight, will run for only eight performances! See below for more information and full list of all the amazing artists we have lined up for this enchanted evening of shining stars.

With joy,

Susan Clement
Producing Artistic Director

BLUEBARN Theatre’s guiding principals are to provoke thought, emotion, action, and change through theatre. Over the past week, both nationally and locally, we have been tragically reminded why those principals are so essential. In his seminal 1996 speech ‘The Ground on Which I Stand’, August Wilson said “I believe in the American theatre. I believe in its power to inform about the human condition, I believe in its power to heal, ‘to hold the mirror as ’twere up to nature,’ to the truths we uncover, to the truths we wrestle from uncertain and sometimes unyielding realities.” As we face the unyielding realities of injustice, racism, violence, brutality, and murder, BLUEBARN is committed to making sure all people have a voice on our stage, to uncovering the truths that bind us together, and to facilitating action, change, and healing.


Red Summer Script

In September of 2019, BLUEBARN produced Red Summer, a new work by Omaha playwright Beaufield Berry.  

“When I wrote Red Summer last year, I delved into a world of job shortages, incendiary headlines, corrupt governments both national and local, weaponized white woman tears, nationwide race riots, Black PTSD and mental health and an unprosecuted lynching in downtown Omaha. It was set in 1919.” 

PDFBeaufield has graciously allowed us to share her script with you. 

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BLUEBARN is committed, no matter the circumstances, to keep telling stories. We are working to support the artists and create the art that will embrace our current reality and illuminate the path forward.

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The Best Things America Built in 2016

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