Skip to Content

UNO Theatre Summer Musical Theatre Academy

KVNO is proud to be the media sponsor for the 2024 UNO Theater Summer Musical Theatre Academy!

What is the Summer Musical Theatre Academy?

The UNO Theatre Summer Musical Theater Academy is returning for its third season and is joining RiverFront Omaha and the Omaha Symphony for the Independence Day Celebration weekend with a FREE performance of Legally Blonde at Gene Leahy Mall on July 8th at 8:30pm. The UNOT SMTA is a five-week tuition free intensive training program in musical and technical theatre led by professionals from around the country. This year’s academy includes students from the Omaha, Ralston, Westside, Millard, Blair, and Fremont school districts. KVNO’s Sherry Kennedy Brownrigg will be the emcee for the evening.

What to expect

We strongly encourage you to bring your own water bottles, folding chairs, and blankets to the performance. You can start reserving spots at 3pm the day of the performance. Food trucks, water fountains, and public restrooms will be available on site.

Stop and Visit the KVNO table!

Visit the KVNO table before the performance to meet our staff and pick up a free Stay Classical fan!

Support UNOTheatre

Support the UNOTheatre Musical Theatre program by giving through the NU Foundation. Click Here!

About the Summer Musical Theatre Academy

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