Season 35 Mainstage Shows

SPARK CHANGE

The Great Leap

by Lauren Yee

February 1 – February 25, 2024

Directed by  Wai Yim

When a Chinese-American basketball player from the streets of San Francisco lands in Beijing in 1989, he is caught in the middle of a cultural and political battle on and off the court., As turmoil unfolds in Tiananmen Square. walls fall and secrets are revealed. Lauren Yee’s The Great Leap explores the risks of speaking out and standing your ground in this fast-paced drama that will have you gripped until the final buzzer sounds.

Winner of 2017 Kesselring Prize

Finalist of 2017 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

Sponsored by:

Sara Foxley
Laura Peet Erkes and Corey Erkes

This show is recommended for ages 14+

Thu

Feb 1 – 7:30pm
Feb 8 – 7:30pm
Feb 15 – 7:30pm
Feb 22 – 7:30pm

Fri

Feb 2 – 7:30pm
Feb 9 – 7:30pm
Feb 16 – 7:30pm
Feb 23 – 7:30pm

Sat

Feb 3 – 7:30pm
Feb 10 – 7:30pm
Feb 17 – 7:30pm
Feb 24 – 7:30pm

Sun


Feb 11 – 2:00pm
Feb 18 – 6:00pm
Feb 25 – 2:00pm

Upcoming Shows

Artwork by Sophia Kazmierski

Spark Growth

More of a Heart

by Dave Osmundsen

March 28 – April 21, 2024

Directed by  Allen MacLeod

A mother’s love. A son’s need for independence. As Zachary, an Autistic teenager, comes of age in a world that rewards him for neurotypical behavior, he begins to question his feelings about his upbringing. When tragedy strikes, hidden truths rise to the surface in this beautiful drama about what it means to live a fulfilling life.

Sponsored by:

Bruce Reneaud & Kerry Dobson

Presented in partnership with Great Plains Theatre Commons

Artwork by Sophia Kazmierski

Spark Hilarity

POTUS: Or Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive

by Selina Fillinger

May 23 – June 23, 2024

Directed by  Susan Clement
Assistant Director:  Tatiana Sandoval

When the President unwittingly spins a sexist PR nightmare into a global crisis, seven brilliant and beleaguered women must risk life, liberty, and the pursuit of sanity to save the world. This riotously funny feminist farce is an irreverent look at sex and politics through the eyes of the women in charge of the man in charge of the free world.

Sponsored by:

Devin Fox and Rob Block
Jannette Davis
Rich and Fran Juro
Bruce Reneaud & Kerry Dobson

Previous Shows

Artwork by Michelle Zacharia

SPARK BETRAYAL

Macbeth

by William Shakespeare

September 21 – October 22, 2023

Directed by  Beth Ann Hopkins
Assistant Director:  Isa Gott

William Shakespeare’s dark and bloody tragedy is as relevant today as it was 400 years ago. In this World Premiere adaptation by Beth Ann Hopkins, with original music by Elliot Roth, ambition corrupts a noble mind. Macbeth will betray and destroy all he holds dear.

Sponsored by:

Bruce Reneaud & Kerry Dobson
James and Susan Tracy Charitable Foundation
Ruth H. Keene

Artwork by Carly Frolio

Tickets On Sale Now!

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A Very Die Hard Christmas

by Jeff Schell and The Habit

November 24 – December 17, 2023

Directed by  Susan Clement

BLUEBARN’s holiday smash hit is back! Join us at Nakatomi Plaza as John McClane battles Hans Gruber with Christmas itself on the line. This madcap celebration of 1980s nostalgia will have you rolling in the aisles, whether you’re a Die Hard virgin or you know every line of the movie by heart.

Sponsored by:

Vernie and Carter Jones

Ben and Mel Tepley

Season 35 Spark Events

Tickets On Sale Now!

'Tis the Season with Kathy & Camille

A Holiday Cabaret
Two Night Only Special *Spark* Event

December 8 – 9, @ 7:30 pm

From music classics to your favorite holiday songs

Tis the season… 

…for all kinds of sparkling cheer, from music classics to your favorite holiday songs.   

Featuring

Kathy Tyree and Camille Metoyer Moten

Jeff Jenkins – Co-Music Director

Ananias Montague – Co- Music Director

Jacob Sorensen on Bass

Jonathan Sanders on Drums

Chad Stoner on Saxophone

 

Purchase tickets now through Eventbrite or by calling us at 402.345.1576 M-F 10am-4pm 

Tickets – $44

Not Included in Price of TRUBLU Season Membership


Serving our Community

BLUEBARN Theatre offers a number of special discounts and programs aimed at ensuring that our boundary-breaking, enriching productions are always affordable.

BLUCrew Memberships (35 or under)

*These young arts patron memberships are open to ANYONE under 35 years old! BLUEBARN is committed to making sure our theater remains accessible and affordable for young audiences and students.*    

BLUCrew members will have access to Hot Ticket pricing ($25) for most Thursday and Sunday shows at the BLUEBARN through the box office, for themselves and a guest.  Members will also receive special offers throughout the season.

To join, simply e-mail your name, age, email, and address to sreadman@bluebarn.org

As a BLUCrew member, you’ll receive emails prior to the run of every show confirming the dates your tickets will be available. To reserve and purchase your tickets simply call the box office at (402) 345-1576.

Tickets subject to availability.

Rush Tickets

Because we know you don’t always know you want to see a show until you do. Because we’d hate for you to miss out because you didn’t think you could get tickets last minute. Because we want to make sure we provide as many low-cost opportunities to experience live theatre as possible.

BLUEBARN offers rush tickets for any unsold seat at every performance for only $20.

Rush tickets are available in person at the box office on a first-come, first-serve basis starting 45 minutes before showtime. Limit of two tickets per person.

If you’re willing to take a bit of a risk, you could just find yourself seeing great theatre at a great price.

Rush tickets are not available for the final weekend of any performance run. Exceptions are rare, but rush tickets may not be available for other certain VIP performances and special engagements. Tickets are subject to availability.  We regularly post about sold-out shows on Facebook, and also recommend checking in with the box office on rush ticket availability for a particular show at (402)345-1576.

Nebraska Educators

*BLUEBARN is offering Nebraska Educators a special TruBLU season membership rate of $152 each.*

In recognition of your service to the public welfare and efforts to expand the hearts and minds of your students, BLUEBARN Theatre is proud to offer all Nebraska public and private school educators at every level a $5.00 discount on any ticket, any time. Discounted tickets are available through the box office by phone or in person. Simply identify yourself as an educator and state your affiliation when ordering.

Present your school ID at will call.  Limit 2 per order. Subject to availability. 

Military Personnel

BLUEBARN is offering service members and veterans a special TruBLU season membership rate of $152.*


BLUEBARN has a long-standing commitment to the military personnel in our community. We honor your service and welcome you to our theatre.

BLUEBARN offers a $5.00 discount for U.S. Military Personnel, as well as veterans. When you call or visit our box office simply identify yourself as military or a veteran. You may purchase up to 4 discounted tickets.

Presenting your ID at will call is encouraged but not required. Tickets are subject to availability.



Blue Star Theatres is a program of Blue Star Families and Theatre Communications Group

Healthcare Workers

In recognition of your essential work in these extraordinary times, BLUEBARN is offering all healthcare workers a special TruBLU season membership rate of $152 and $5 off any single ticket.

Group Sales (10+ people)

Bring the whole flock!

The BLUEBARN Theatre is the perfect spot for office excursions, singles mixers, family get-togethers, nights on the town, club outings, class trips and more. Begin your group tradition today!

Groups of 10 people or more receive a $5.00 discount on regular ticket price. To make the most of your group outing contact our Box Office Manager, Sydney Readman at sreadman@bluebarn.org .

Most BLUEBARN productions have audience engagement events that may include guest speakers, panels, and discussions that might enhance your group’s experience. Ask us about renting the lobby for exclusive pre-show mixers or post-show receptions for your group. Group buy-outs and exclusive performances may also be available.

Group pricing is available through the box office or in person only. In addition, Group Discounts cannot be combined with any other offer.

The BLUEBARN Theatre is ADA compliant and committed to meeting your access and mobility needs. We offer special seating, audio enhancement, and large print programs among other accommodations. Audio description service and ASL interpretation is also available upon request. Please let us know how best to serve you when making your reservation.

For ticket reservations
Contact us at 402-345-1576 ext 0 during Box Office hours:
10:00am–4:00pm, Monday–Friday. Office closed Saturday–Sunday.