Season 35 Engagements Events

Engagement events are free and open to the public.

Current Engagement Events

The Great Leap

“Curtain Call” Post-Show Talkback w/ Cast and Creatives

Friday, February 2nd | on stage, immediately following our 7:30 pm show

Immerse yourself deeper into the world of The Great Leap by participating in an enriching talkback session with our talented cast and crew! This experience offers a rare opportunity to connect with the individuals responsible for bringing the play to life, gain unique insights into the creative process and character development, and provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse that enhances your appreciation for the artistry and dedication involved in crafting The Great Leap! 

 

Saro Cider  and BLUEBARN Theatre present…
Basketball Themed Trivia Night

Wednesday, February 7th | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Saro Cider | 1012 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108

Join BLUEBARN for a night of hoops and brainpower at our Basketball Trivia Night at SARO Cider! Score big with slam-dunk answers, compete for MVP status, and dribble through an evening of spirited competition! So, lace up, bring your A-game, and let the trivia madness begin!

1st Place team: two single tickets for The Great Leap & one $50 gift card to SARO Cider

2nd Place team: $20 gift card to SARO Cider & a Surprise Prize

 

*SOLD OUT*

Voices AMPLIFIED! Asian American Voices in Theater with Pre-show Lion Dance

Thursday, February 8th | 6:30 pm, starting in the BLUEBARN Lobby

Join us for a jam-packed night celebrating Asian American Voices in Theater with Omaha Performing Art’s Voices AMPLIFIED! Before watching BLUEBARN Theatre’s production of The Great Leap, experience a lion dance performed by members of the Asian Community & Cultural Center of Lincoln and a preshow discussion with Sarah Luo from the Nebraska Chinese Association, actor Jimmy Nguyen and actor/director Wai Yim.

 *The first 35 registrants will get a free ticket to The Great Leap. One ticket per registration, only valid for the Feb. 8 performance. *SOLD OUT*

 

Partnership with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Sunday, February 18th | Table with presented information

Discover the intersection of theatrical arts and lifelong learning as we showcase the collaborative initiatives between these two organizations. Come down and immerse yourself in an enriching experience, gaining insights into BLUEBARN’s dynamic productions and OLLI’s commitment to lifelong education.

 

The “A Moment in Time” exhibit is on display to the public, 45 minutes prior to the show, M-F during Box Office Hours, 10 am-4 pm.

“A Moment in Time” Art Exhibit

BLUEBARN Mammel Lobby
Curated by: Jared Spence

The exhibition focuses on the dynamic nature of human movement and the lasting impact it creates. The artwork narrates the collective power of people in driving change, illustrating how their strides resonate across the fabric of time.

All art proceeds go directly to participating artists.

Pre-Show Art Chats with Curator, Jared Spence 

February 11th with Anthony T. Peña| 1:30 pm, before the 2:00 pm show

February 17th with Lew Lunbeck| 7:00 pm, before the 7:30 pm show   

Please join us for two pre-show conversations with Jared and the “A Moment in Time” artists.

Past Engagement Events

A Very Die Hard Christmas

The Giving Hearts Tree Campaign

Community Collaboration with the Eastern Nebraska Office of Aging

BLUEBARN is proud to continue its partnership with Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging (ENOA), now it its 16th year! Ornaments bearing the names of local elders in need will be on sale on the Giving HeARTS Tree located in the lobby. Become an elf for the elderly by fulfilling holiday gift needs for seniors in the region.

Macbeth

Throne of Blood

Community Collaboration Screening in Partnership with Film Streams
Tuesday, September 26th | 6:oopm
Location: Ruth Sokolof Theatre | 1340 Mike Fahey St, Omaha NE

Tickets Available Through Film Streams
$7 Film Streams Member | $9 Special | $12 General Admission

Please join us for a screening of Throne of Blood  followed by a post-screening panel discussion with Film Streams and BLUEBARN Theatre.

Returning to their lord’s castle, samurai warriors Washizu and Miki are waylaid by a spirit who predicts their futures. When the first part of the spirit’s prophecy comes true, Washizu’s scheming wife, Asaji, presses him to speed up the rest of the spirit’s prophecy by murdering his lord and usurping his place. Director Akira Kurosawa’s resetting of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth in feudal Japan is one of his most acclaimed films.

Shakespeare Trivia Night:
To Trivia or Not to Trivia

In Partnership with Saro Cider
Hosted by Theresa Sindelar and Bill Grennan
Wednesday, October 4th | 7pm – 9pm 
Saro Cider | 1012 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108

Hark! Lend thy ears and open thy hearts, for a night of merry-making awaits at our Shakespeare Trivia Night! “All the world’s a stage,” and on this night our stage (bar) shall be filled with laughter and camaraderie, as we engage in friendly rivalry. From star-cross lovers to mischievous fairies, we shall venture through the realm of the Bard’s timeless tales. Gather your wittiest comrades for the ‘game is afoot’, and only the sharpest minds shall emerge victorious. So ‘come what come may,’  ‘speak what we feel, not what we ought to say’, and embark on a night of merriment!

1st Place team: 2 single tickets for Macbeth and 1 $50 gift card to SARO Cider
2nd Place team: Surprise Prize

Art in the Blue

BLUEBARN Mammel Lobby

“Entangled”

Curated by Jared Spence

Entangled draws its inspiration from Shakespeare’s tragic masterpiece, Macbeth. This captivating exhibition delves deep into the intricately dark realms of a tormented psyche, entwined by overwhelming guilt and paranoia. Through its art, Entangled explores the exquisitely brutal essence of a mind ensnared in its own web of emotions and consequences.

 All art proceeds go directly to participating artists.
The exhibit will be open to the public 45 mins before each performance of Macbeth and during box office hours (M-F, 10am-4pm).

 

Opening Reception

Sunday, September 24th | 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of Entangled, the first ART IN THE BLUE exhibition of BLUEBARN’s 35th season of theatre programming: SPARK!

Pre-Show Art Chats

Sunday, October 1st | 1:30pm, before the 2:00pm show
Guest Artist: David Manzanares
Saturday, October 7th | 7:00pm, before the 7:30pm show
Guest Artist: Mark Sabaliauskas

Join us for two pre-show conversations with Entangled curator Jared Spence and guest featured artists.

“From Spark to Stage”

In-Conversation with Macbeth Costume Designer Jill Anderson
Friday, October 20th | Following the 7:30pm show

Join Director Costume Designer Jill Anderson for an inside glimpse into the creative process and the visual inspiration that sparked Macbeth to life on the BLUEBARN stage!