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In class and on stage, student expanding talents

Noah Trumble has taken skills from seemingly simple classes to big stages. But what he’s learned at Schoo Middle School are advanced skills that he hopes will carry him far.

The former Kooser Elementary student and current seventh-grader will appear Feb. 24-26 in ‘Far From Heaven’ at Kimball Recital Hall on the campus of University of Nebraska - Lincoln. 

Trumble (pictured at right in photo) will play the part of the son of the main character in this operatic musical set in the 1950s.

He credits his vocal and choir teacher at Schoo, Alicia Jurgens, and his Language and Communication Arts (LACA) Dan Witte for helping him improve his voice, his enunciation and his presence in front of class.

Trumble has performed at the Lincoln Community Playhouse, and even appeared on stage at Lincoln Southwest High School. Some of his performances come through because of networking, and some through audition. 

“I was afraid at first because I was intimidated by all the experienced people, but when I went there and met everyone they were so nice and accepting,” Trumble said of working with older and more experienced actors. “I learned from a lot of experienced performers.”

As for big stages, he dreams of even bigger stages … some day.

“I hope one day to go to Broadway and I know I will have to go through a lot before I get there, but I do love this,” he said. “I want to do this for the rest of my life. It’s my passion.”

Opera description: 

FAR FROM HEAVEN is an operatic musical, which transports us to 1957 to meet the Whitakers, a nearly perfect young couple with a beautiful home in the suburbs and two young children. They are living the American dream, or so it seems. Issues desperately hidden in the 1950s still surface today. These issues cause the couple’s life to unravel as they try to hold the seams of their dream together. A sumptuous score by Scott Frankel sets the couple’s life to music ranging from moments of lighthearted charm to heart-melting passion. You may not yet be familiar with this story, but you will never forget it. (Adult subject matter, not recommended for children.)


Published: February 17, 2017, Updated: February 20, 2017

"I hope one day to go to Broadway and I know I will have to go through a lot before I get there, but I do love this."

Noah Trumble