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Theater on the Air: Live from Area 51

On November 25, 2020 at 6:00 PM, Nevada Public Radio and Las Vegas Philharmonic will broadcast a “live” THEATER ON THE AIR production of LIVE FROM AREA 51! that depicts KNPR’s Joe Schoenmann as the first visitor ever granted access to the world’s most well-known secret base.

The Department of Defense says they simply want to put an end to stories of “little green men” and extraterrestrial reverse engineering. Then what really goes on behind closed hangar doors? Joe plans on finding out, and soon realizes he isn’t the only visitor to make it past the gate.

The original score for LIVE FROM AREA 51! is composed and arranged by Las Vegas-based composer JENNIFER BELLOR and performed by members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic.

LIVE FROM AREA 51! is directed by KATE ST-PIERRE.

Theater on the Air players

JOE SCHOENMANN (Nevada Public Radio)

Himself

 

MARCUS WEISS (Blue Man Group, Le Rêve)

Dr. Kleinersteen, Crazy Tom, Gordy Johnson, Astronaut

 

Karmen Smith

Little A’Le’Inn waitress

 

RJ OWENS (Mystère by Cirque du Soleil)

Colonel Twining, Mission Control, Ranch Hand

 

SABRINA COFIELD (’He Can Get It’, ‘Harlem Renaissance’)

Reporter Amber Brown, Astronaut, Mom, Singer

Support comes from

 

NIKOLE ROBINSON CARROLL (Nevada Public Radio)

Singer

 

DAVE BECKER Nevada Public Radio)

Himself

 

KATIE DURANTE (Nevada State College)

Toby Taylor (Walk-on role winner!)

 

DONOVAN RESH Nevada Public Radio)

The Announcer

 

Theater on the Air musicians

DE ANN LETOURNEAU

Violin

 

ANDREW SMITH

Cello

 

PAUL FIRAK

Bass

 

ALEXANDRIA LE

Piano

 

PATRICK BOWEN

Percussion

 

You can hear LIVE FROM AREA 51 on KNPR and KNPR.org.

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