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1001 Douglas St, Omaha, NE 68102

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Free Performance at the Gene Leahy Mall Pavilion

Students from 13 area high schools comprise the cast and crew of an upcoming production of "Legally Blonde, the Musical" that is set to take the stage as part of the UNOTheatre Summer Musical Theatre Academy (SMTA). Enjoy their free performance at the Gene Leahy Mall Performance Pavilion on July 8 at 8:30 P.M.!


The production will feature an all-professional orchestra led by Musical Director Tyler Gruttemeyer and a staging by Seattle based Omaha native VJ Orduna with choreography by Julian Adair. Omaha native and Broadway veteran, Q Smith returns with Lawrence Stallings to lead a series of workshops and work with Legally Blonde’s directorial team.


About the Musical

Legally Blonde is a 2007 musical with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin and a book by Heather Hach. It is based on the novel Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film of the same name.


About SMTA

The UNOT SMTA is a five-week tuition free intensive training program in musical and technical theatre led by professionals from around the country. The SMTA offers practical experience in every aspect of building, running, and performing a production in a professional and supportive environment. The cast rehearses 5 evenings a week from 5-10 P.M. The crew works under the supervision of the design and production team in the scene shop, costume shop, in stage management, on lighting, sound, props, and makeup. The SMTA encourages responsibility, ownership, teamwork, and personal excellence.


Watch video about the Summer Musical Theatre Academy here


SMTA Faculty

  • Vincent J. Orduna, Stage Director
  • Tyler Gruttemeyer, Musical Director
  • Q Smith, Acting Coach
  • Lawrence G. Stallings, Acting Coach
  • Adam Whitredge, Set Design
  • Jenn Shesko Wood, Costume Design
  • Steven Williams, Lighting Design

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