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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Creating the Food in The Nerd

Most of the food being used in The Nerd is the real deal. This show takes place in the 80’s, and the food needed for the production is commonplace, like bean salad or Chex mix. Since the actors are eating a lot of food in the show, we prefer to use the real thing as opposed to a prop stand in.

Monday, February 26, 2024

Brandon Weinbrenner on What It Takes to Direct The Nerd

We spoke with Associate Artistic Director Brandon Weinbrenner about Directing The Nerd. Here is what he had to say!

Friday, February 23, 2024

The Man Behind the Bar

For National Bartenders Day, we spoke with Travis Matthews, our Food & Beverage Manager on his process of creating specialty cocktails for our productions.

Monday, February 12, 2024

Exploring the Quirks of “The Nerd” Characters

A raucous bunch of characters comes alive in Larry Shue's The Nerd. From the amiable architect to the mysterious titular 'nerd,’ the characters tell a tale of humor, absurdity, and the complexities of human relationships.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Artistic Director’s Reflections

The Nerd was the first show I ever saw on Broadway. I remember laughing so hard that I had to hold back my laughter so that I could hear the next line. It is so funny and I’m happy that it has now become an American comedy classic - certainly one of the best comedies written in my lifetime.

Friday, January 19, 2024

Exploring the Comedy Genius of Larry Shue

Larry Shue is a name that might not ring a bell for everyone, but his comedic brilliance has left an indelible mark on the theater world.