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)
MARCUS WEISS (Blue Man Group, Le Rêve)
Dr. Kleinersteen, Crazy Tom, Gordy Johnson, Astronaut
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
NIKOLE ROBINSON CARROLL (Nevada Public Radio)
DAVE BECKER Nevada Public Radio)
KATIE DURANTE (Nevada State College)
Toby Taylor (Walk-on role winner!)
DONOVAN RESH Nevada Public Radio)
Theater on the Air musicians
DE ANN LETOURNEAU
You can hear LIVE FROM AREA 51 on KNPR and KNPR.org.