Gather on stage to revive the performing arts


“All Together Now” brings together local theater artists for a special weekend

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – From high school students to middle school to local professionals, theatergoers across the capital have the chance to celebrate theater live by performing together.

Presented by Music Theater International, “All Together Now” is a global event designed to enjoy local theater. The one here in the capital will take place at the Lincoln Community Playhouse.

“When people are here, when creative people are here, singing and dancing and acting and just the social buzz of being in a play together, it’s the lifeblood of the theater,” said Morrie Enders, executive director of Lincoln Community Playhouse.

Robert Rook, Artistic Director of TADA Theater, said: “It’s just great to see theater live on stage again, in the best way. I think the live streaming has been wonderful. And that’s good, but the best way to experience the theater is in person.

Thousands of theater organizations around the world are putting on a similar show this weekend to help come out of the pandemic.

“A lot of theaters have had to close their doors during COVID. Right now, nationally, we’ve lost 29% of the performing arts houses in the United States that won’t reopen, ”Rook said.

Nine local theater companies participate in the production of Lincoln with more than 50 participants.

“It’s a great opportunity just to meet maybe people that I’ve only seen on stage but who I’ve never had a conversation with, you know, we follow each other, we supported each other, but can – not having had this opportunity to spend time in a room together, ”said Dustin Witte, General Artistic Director of OmniArts.

All theatrical organizations will share the benefits of the event.

Performers will sing classic hits from musicals such as Les Misérables, Mamma Mia !, Into the Woods and many more.

“You are going to come and you are going to see one of the greatest things you can do as a human being, which is to share a community social theatrical event together,” Enders said.

The shows are Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $ 15 and can be reserved at https://www.lincolnplayhouse.com/ or by calling the box office at 402-489-7529 between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

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