LINCOLN – “Something Super,” a S.T.A.G.E. student theatre original musical will be performed June 22-23 and June 29-July 1.
The production, performed by students age 10-15, will be presented at Pius X High School, 6000 A St., in Lincoln.
Lee Hotovy, S.T.A.G.E. founder, writer, and director, said “Something Super” is a retro show that brings to life super heroes and villains similar to the famous “Batman” TV series that aired from 1966 to 1968.
In the retro musical, Hotovy said, the city of Normopolis is threatened by super-villains as they sabotage the city with an over-abundance of ordinary problems. Even though the citizens call out to the super heroes to save the day, they find they have gone on vacation, because solving ordinary problems is beneath their super-abilities. That leaves Mediocre Man and his trusty sidekick, Guinea Pig Girl to save the day.
“But can they? After all, it is Mediocre Man who usually does things below-average,” Hotovy explained. “Things look very grim until the Secret C.O.A. agents arrive and “empower” Mediocre Man with all that it takes.”
Hotovy said the musical will delight audiences with “Wham” and “Pow” humor, “Sock-em” good music and dance, and a creative set complete with “explosive” energy.
Other S.T.A.G.E. contributors include Anna Hanselmann, musical writer and director; Melanie Kottwitz, assistant musical director; and Karrie Seeman, choreographer.
Hotovy founded S.T.A.G.E. (Student Theater and Godly Evangelization) in 1999, providing a creative outlet for children of all ages. The troupe typically produces three original shows each year, with a larger production during the summer, involving children from Lincoln and the surrounding rural areas.
“Something Super” will be performed at 7 p.m. June 22, 23, 29, and 30, and at 2 p.m. July 1. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. The show is approximately two hours with intermission and concessions.
Reserved seating tickets for “Something Super” can be purchased at www.stage4kids.com. General admission tickets can be purchased at the door. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students, with lap-sitters (children 4 and under) free. If parents wish for younger children to sit on a seat, they will need to purchase a student ticket.