In the summer of 1992 our first presentation, The Hobbit, was performed in our old nest. Volunteers had worked for months finding a space, cleaning the building, building a stage, auditioning and rehearsing. Rave reviews encourage the local thespians, and the Little Red Hen Threatre continued!
Casts have been large and small; musicals and adult dramas have been presented. Audiences have enjoyed old favorites and new styles of presentations. Sets have been simple; sets have revolved. Through the years, though, one aspect of LRHT has remained constant — the volunteers!
Volunteers helped build our sets and props, ran lights and sound, directed shows, acted and sang, seated our guests, and spiffed up our nest for company. Volunteers worked with makeup and hair. They sewed costumes and props; they organized shoes. Volunteers sold tickets and folded programs. They found just the perfect props for the plays.
Then, when the coop began to droop, volunteers emptied our old nest and stored things while the new theatre was being constructed. Without all the volunteers, we could not have moved everything back into our new nest in the spring of 2005 and presented such a wonderful opening show that summer.
T. Adam Goos
A Wakefield Trojan and Wildcat alumnus, Adam is no stranger to the Little Red Hen! His first introduction to working on the stage came when he appeared in our inaugural production of "The Hobbit" in 1992. Adam returns to LRHT and the area after a 20 year hiatus, during which he obtained his MFA in Theatre Perfomance, paid the rent as a working actor in Chicago, and began a career in non-profit arts administration. Before coming to Little Red Hen, Adam held positions at the Goodman Theatre, The Omaha Symphony, and Omaha Conservatory of Music. He's grateful to be back in the community that gave him his start - and can't wait to make some incredible theatre with some fantastic people!
- (402) 287-2818
- P.O. BOX 256
Wakefield, NE 68784
Because of the gifts of time from volunteers and gifts of money from generous supporters, the Little Red Hen Theatre is alive and eager to showcase the awesome talent that exists in this corner of the world.
Join us as a volunteer, as a supporter, as a patron; be a part of the future of fine arts in Northeast Nebraska. You'll be glad you did!
Our Varied Offerings
Our events have included art shows, musicals, dramas, Luna Y Sol instrumental concerts, the humorous Nunsense shows, and even a chance to use your sleuthing skills while enjoying a buffet meal and fine company.
YAA!! (Young Actors' Association) Activities for young people (grades 1 – college) include workshops and volunteer opportunities for youth interested in theatre.