Released: May 20, 2011
Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska Repertory Theatre, UNL's professional Actors' Equity Association theatre company, presents A Broadway Baritone: The Voice of the Leading Man in Musical Theatre featuring Douglas Webster and Jack Oliva at the piano in his final Lincoln performance. The event, to benefit NRT's 2011 season is Saturday, June 4 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Theatre Building, 12th and R Streets.
The event includes cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres at 5:30 p.m. in the Temple Theatre lobby followed by the entertainment at 6:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre.
Admission is $100 per person and may be purchased on-line at unl.edu/rep or checks may be sent to:
Nebraska Repertory Theatre
215 Temple Building
12th and R Streets
Lincoln NE 68588-0201.
For more information, please contact Julie Hagemeier at (402) 472-1619 or email@example.com.
The NRT 2011 season, opening July 7, features Church Basement Ladies, Becky's New Car, and The 39 Steps as well as two one-night only Destinations performances. For more information about the season, go on-line to unl.edu/rep or call (402) 472-4747 or (800) 432-3231.
Giacomo M. Oliva
Giacomo M. "Jack" Oliva, dean of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, has announced his resignation to become provost at the Fashion Institute of Technology at the State University of New York. Oliva has been dean of Fine and Performing Arts since 2001.
Oliva previously served as director of the School of Music at the University of Florida, as head of the department of music at Mississippi State University, as director of music for the Leonia, N.J., Public Schools, and as an instrumental and vocal music teacher in several New Jersey school districts.
He has presented papers and lecture recitals for International Society for Music Education, the College Music Society, MENC, the Australian Society for Music Education, the Association of Teacher Educators, and the Music Teachers National Association. Oliva had a two-year term as president of the International Society for Music Education, beginning in 2002. He was Nebraska Educational Office Professional Association's Educational Administrator of the Year in 2006.
Oliva's special interest in Ragtime and other forms of American popular music was known communitywide and statewide through his numerous concerts and speeches. He holds degrees from Montclair State University and from New York University with additional study in administration and curriculum at Seton Hall University.
The Fashion Institute of Technology, in New York City at Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, was founded in 1944 and offers 43 majors and eight certificates. With 185 tenured full-time faculty and 492 FTE faculty, its student population is about 10,413 students.
Douglas Webster is enjoying a richly varied stage career. Recent concert appearances include New Year's Eve with the National Symphony at The Kennedy Center, his debut with the Boston Pops Orchestra and a return to Vinius, Lithuania for performances of Bernstein's Mass with the Lituanian State Orchestra. Onstage, he returned to the Phoenix Theater for A Light in the Piazza. As Jean Valjean in Les Miserables he led regional productions in Oregon, Arizona, Idaho and Arkansas after a seventeen-year hiatus from the show (Broadway, National tour).
A former professor of voice and opera, he directs the American Singer Seminar master classes in venues across the country. As a soloist and with the Broadway Baritones, he appears nationally with symphony orchestras and in small concert venues.