NWU Production "Applause! Applause" Features Musical Theatre Favorites

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Theatre Department is planning an evening of musical theatre favorites for its upcoming musical, Applause! Applause!

The show is a lively musical revue ranging from operettas to present day. Part one features music from the late 19th century to 1968, while part two features a count down of the 38 longest running Broadway musicals. 

Nebraska Wesleyan’s Applause! Applause! production grew in popularity four years ago with its Broadway theme.

Special late-night shows have been scheduled for mature audiences and will feature some censorable songs that are also a major part of musical theatre history.

Performances will be held October 29-31 and November 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee shows will be held on November 1 and November 8 at 2 p.m. Late-night shows will be held October 30-31 and November 6-7 at 10 p.m. All shows will be held in McDonald Theatre.

Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students 12-18 years and senior citizens, and $7.50 for children under 12 years. Admission is free for Nebraska Wesleyan employees and students. To reserve tickets, call the theatre box office at 402.465.2384.

The following is a cast list for Applause! Applause!:

Jon Dell

Jennifer Austin

Beth Clausen

Tim Anderson

Deanna Floe

Kaitlyn Meyer

Rachel Evert

Libby Lutze

Matt Hegstrom

Grand Island
Janae Riha

Jessica Lapka

Darrin Bergers
Patrick Reese
Maya Naff
Danielle Patzel
Sydney Ray
Jacoby Vann

North Platte
Erik Gosnell

Jessie Porter

Pawnee City
Samantha Johnson

Anthem, Arizona
Joe Mazzola

Grinnell, Iowa
Kelsey Arendt

Olathe, Kansas
Kyle Thomas

Kirkwood, Missouri
Kelsey Williams

Helena, Montana
Brandon Kirchgasler

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Josh Greiveldinger
Kaitlin Klemencic

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Molly Kral