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FAME! At Gene Leahy Mall on July 3rd, Stage Director V. J. Orduna on The Show, Kids, & Coming Home

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The UNO College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media and UNO Theatre in partnership with Omaha Public Schools introduced the Summer Musical Theatre Academy's FAME The Musical.   The production features a cast of 29 high school performers and a crew of 18 high school technicians representing 21 area schools and 8 school districts. The performances are:

July 1 at 7:30 P.M. in the UNO Weber Fine Arts Building Theatre

July 2 at 2:00 P.M. in the UNO Weber Fine Arts Building Theatre

July 3 at 8:00 P.M. on the new Gene Leahy Mall's Pavilion Stage in downtown Omaha

All performances are free and open to the public

V. J. Orduna is the Stage Director for the Summer Musical Theatre Academy's production of Fame. He is also an Omaha native who has returned to his city of origin to direct this production. He spent some time chatting with Mike Hogan at KIOS-FM to discuss the rewarding work with the youth of the state of Nebraska and talk about how great it is to return to his childhood home.

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By joining the staff at KIOS as the local "Morning Edition" Host in November of 2017, Mike Hogan’s radio career has come full circle. His first radio job was with St. Louis, Missouri NPR affiliate 88.1 FM KDHX.