Sunset to Starlight

A Celebration of American Musical Theatre… BLUEBARN Style
ON-SITE Tickets
May 20th – 30th, 2021

$35 General Admission
$30 Military/Educators/Healthcare Workers (Call box office: 402.345.1576)
FREE for TRUBLU Members**

VIRTUAL Tickets
May 28 – June 11, 2021

$25 General Admission
$20 Military/Educators/Healthcare Workers
FREE for TRUBLU Members**

** Members, check your email or call the box office for details

O N – S I T E   D A T E S  &  T I M E S

Thu

May 20 – 7:30p
May 27 – 7:30p

Fri

May 21 – 7:30p
May 28 – 7:30p

Sat

May 22 – 7:30p
May 29 – 7:30p

Sun

May 23 – 2:00p
May 30 – 7:30p

BLUEBARN Theatre invites you to join us for a resplendent evening outdoors, celebrating American Musical Theatre. In our enchanting amphitheater, some of Omaha’s finest entertainers will gather for Sunset to Starlight to serenade you under the setting sun. As the stars begin to appear, you’ll hear timeless classics and the most recent smash hits in the American Musical Theater catalogue, under the musical direction of Maestro Hal France.

From Sunday in the Park with George to The Band’s Visit, this glittering program of songs encompasses an extraordinary range of styles and musical forms. Each evening’s performance will also shine a spotlight on the outstanding youth talent in the region, featuring a different high school or college age performer singing their favorite number with Hal France at the piano. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening of soul-soaring sound, show- stopping songs, and shining stars.

Featuring:
Jesse Wohlman, Nik Whitcomb, Nina Washington, Melanie Walters, Jordan Smith, Leanne Hill Carlson, Bailey Carlson, Matt Bailey, and Jill Anderson.

Music from:
A Chorus Line, Anything Goes, Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider-Woman, Hair, Into the Woods, the Lion King, Next to Normal, Ragtime, Waitress, Wicked,…and many more!

Music Director Hal France
Assistant Music Director Mark Kurtz
Directed by Susan Clement and Jill Anderson
Choreography by Melanie Walters
Costume Design by Denise Irvin
Stage Management by Chris Hernandez


This production is generously sponsored by:

Vernie and Carter Jones

Virtual Programming Sponsor:

PREVIOUS PLAYS

BLUEBARN THEATRE’s Bonfire Series continues…

Before After
A Musical Love Story

by Stuart Matthew Price and Timothy Knapman
ONE NIGHT ONLY – Virtual Performance

April 23rd, 2021 @ 7:00 PM

Tickets may be purchased in advance:

General Admission – $25
Healthcare Workers, Military Personnel, Educators – $20
TRUBLU Members – FREE

In-person Performances (Available to TRUBLU Members)

April 16th-25th, 2021

TruBlu Members, please check your email for details, or call our box office to reserve your in-person seats.

Directed by: Suzanne Withem
Music Direction by: Liz Stinman

Featuring:
Alissa Hanish as Ami
Scott VanDenTop as Ben
with:
Liz Stinman on piano
Ben Eisenberger on guitar

A new musical! What if fate gave you a second chance to get it right the first time? Ami meets Ben on a beautiful hilltop. She recognizes him (years ago they were in love), but Ben has lost his memory. Before After goes back and forth in time as their old and new relationships unfold.


Before After is generously sponsored by:
Fran and Rich Juro

Virtual Programming Sponsor:
Immanuel Communities

BLUEBARN THEATRE is proud to present

Escaped Alone

by Caryl Churchill
ONE NIGHT ONLY – Virtual Performance

April 9th, 2021 @ 7:00 PM

Tickets may be purchased in advance:

General Admission – $25
Healthcare Workers, Military Personnel, Educators – $20
TRUBLU Members – FREE

In-person Performances (Available to TRUBLU Members)

April 2nd-11th, 2021

Directed by: Barry Carman
Featuring: Echelle Childers, Moira Mangiameli, Peggy Jones, Kim Jubenville

Four women meet for tea on an afternoon, or on several afternoons, or on all the afternoons that are left. They dish, they sip, they reminisce. In between, we glimpse a brutal past and a deranged future.

A little gossip, a little murder, a little terror, Escaped Alone is a fairy tale about the apocalypse…over tea.

BLUEBARN THEATRE is proud to present a virtual stage reading of:

For Black Trans Girls Who Gotta Cuss a Mother Fucker Out When Snatching an Edge Ain’t Enough

by Dane Figueroa Edidi
STREAM Virtual Performance

ONE NIGHT ONLY
March 31 at 7pm

Tickets may be purchased in advance:

General Admission – $25
Healthcare Workers, Military Personnel, Educators – $20
TRUBLU Members – FREE

Love and justice for a new generation. Building on the legacy of Ntozake Shange’s iconic for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, Edidi’s new work is, in her own words, “a celebration of Trans Women, Goddesshood, a lament for our fallen, a sword for our living, and a challenge to white supremacy, structural oppression, and any who would dare try to erase us from existence.”

On March 31st, Transgender Day of Visibility, join us for a virtual presentation of For Black Trans Girls Who Gotta Cuss a Mother Fucker Out When Snatching an Edge Ain’t Enough, a groundbreaking dramatic experience that centers and celebrates Black trans women and femmes.

For Black Trans Girls… features incredible talent drawn from across the country: the playwright herself, Dane Figueroa Edidi, Dezi Bing, L Morgan Lee, Kita Updike, and Omaha’s own Dominique Morgan. FBTG is directed by Paige Hernandez and stage managed by Estrellita Beatriz.

An Essay by Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi
Playwright of For Black Trans Girls Who Gotta Cuss a Mother Fucker Out When Snatching an Edge Ain’t Enough

MARJORIE PRIME

by Jordan Harrison
STREAM Virtual Performance

ONE NIGHT ONLY
March 26 at 7pm

Tickets may be purchased in advance:

  • General Admission – $25
  • Healthcare Workers, Military Personnel, Educators – $20
  • TRUBLU Members – FREE
In-person Performances (Available to TRUBLU Members)

March 11 – March 28, 2021

Members, please check your email for details or call the box office at 402.345.1576 to reserve.

Pulitzer Prize Finalist

In the near future, ‘Primes’ are available from the good people at Senior Serenity, the latest devices for helping people with their fading memories and loss of companionship. Marjorie’s daughter and son-in-law have purchased Walter Prime (a holographic projection of her husband as he looked in his 30s) to keep her company. As the Prime is fed memories and conversation, the shape of their lives are revealed, more and more years are covered and recovered, and the nature of memories, the legacy of the past, and the promise of the future are all called into question.

Memories are not the key to the past, but the future.


Generously sponsored by:
FNBO
Jannette Davis

TRUBLU MEMBERSHIP

SEASON HAPPENINGS:

  Holiday Hootenanny | Music, song, dance, story. For the longest nights, the warmest of fires… and joy to us all! | Dec 17th-20th

  Marjorie Prime | The great pause began March 17th. Our set still stands ready on our stage. We’ll premiere as soon as it’s safe.

  Digital Access* | Live-streamed shows. Virtual Tours. Special events. The best seats in the house. Your own.

  Radical Hospitality | Arts access is a human right. BLUEBARN will offer pay-what-you-wish attendance for those facing economic barriers.

  Artists’ Fund | BLUEBARN is the only professional contemporary theatre in Omaha committed to a living wage for all its artists.

  Out of the Blue | A new path. Education. Touring. On the road. Online.
Only from the BLUEBARN

BONFIRE SERIES* | Five Extraordinary Works of Theatre. Dozens of Extraordinary Artists.
The Shape of Things to Come.


 R33 | Sarah Brown after Shakespeare
Three actors. One monster. What would you sacrifice to overcome tyranny?

  Before After | Knapman & Price
What if you had a second chance to get it right the first time? A new musical.

  Buffalo Women | Beaufield Berry
Juneteenth. Newfound freedom. New lives.
A Black cowgirl musical comedy.

  Escaped Alone | Caryl Churchill
One of the most revered living playwrights.
A most deranged tea party.

  For Black Trans Girls…* | Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi
A choreopoem. A fantasia. Love and justice
for a new generation.

*some rights pending


Anti-Racist Ethos | BLUEBARN owns that systemic racism is real and must be fought against wherever and however it shows up–in our community, in our theatre, in ourselves.


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.

TruBlu Memberships

TRUBLU Season Membership sales for 2020/2021 are now closed.

BLUCrew Memberships (35 or under)

*Due to the pandemic, and changing best guidance on capacity, BluCrew tickets will be available less often, and on shorter notice, this season*

Are you 35 or under? You can sign up for our BLUCrew memberships for FREE! You’ll get discount tickets for the whole season with no upfront cost.  These special 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 ($20) 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 bcarman@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.

Hot Tickets

*Due to the pandemic, and the best current safety guidance, all onsite performances will be reserved seating only for the 20-21 season. No walk-in tickets will be available. If reduced pricing becomes available, BLUEBARN will announce via social media, and these reservations may be placed by phone through the box office*

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.

Hot 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.

Hot Tickets are not available for the final weekend of any performance run. Exceptions are rare, but Hot 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 Hot Tickets availability for a particular show (402)345-1576.

Nebraska Educators

*Due to the pandemic, single ticket sales this season may be extremely limited. When these seats are available, the educator discount still applies. BLUEBARN is also offering Nebraska Educators a special TruBLU season membership rate of $125.*

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

*Due to the pandemic, single ticket sales this season may be extremely limited. When these seats are available, the military discount still applies. BLUEBARN is also offering servicemembers and veterans a special TruBLU season membership rate of $125.*


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 $125.* Though single ticket sales may be extremely limited this season, when they are available health care workers will also receive $5 off any single ticket by calling our box office.

Group Sales (10+ people)

*Due to the pandemic, group sales are currently suspended. As conditions change, this page will be updated.*

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 Director of Patron Services, Ashley Spessard at aspessard@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 or season memberships
Contact us at 402-345-1576 ext 2 during Box Office hours:
10:00am–4:00pm, Monday–Thursday. Office closed Friday–Sunday.