ALERT AND CHORTLING

In the darkened theatre a disembodied voice starts talking to you. Then a man reveals himself, a  sweet, funny charmer who knows a lot about musicals. Then, before you know it, all kinds of lights sparkle, focusing on a shiny parade of 11 colorful characters from a bygone Broadway show.You’ve become engaged in a wild, hilarious send-up of those good old days with that man giving you background, comments and personal...

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THE ART OF PUPPETRY

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia has landed here, offering superb puppetry in a production presented by The Rose. The full title of this charming attraction is The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites i.e.  the Caterpillar is one of several elements. Three tales unfold, each taken from Carle’s books.

Two exceptional Canadian artists, Jackson Fowlow and Graeme Black Robinson manipulate a wide variety...

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HEARTS OF DARKNESS

We Are Proud to Present, A Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 is the play’s full title. Reading it,  you might say “Huh?”  It looks kind of weird, right?   Thus does playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury provoke you from the outset.  Actually she’s taking on the personas of six actors who don’t have it all together,...

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ENRON UNFOLDS AND FOLDS AGAIN

The seeds of the story were planted here in Omaha, but the roots of the Enron scandal really took hold deep in the heart of Texas. Now that story is told anew in Omaha Community Playhouse’s  dynamic, colorful, compelling production of 28 year old English playwright Lucy Prebble’s imaginative, satirical take on the events in Enron.  

The tale becomes fascinating for anyone not much familiar with what happened. The...

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Such stuff as dreams are made on.

If you’ve never attended a Nebraska Shakespeare on The Green event, be prepared for a delightful surprise. But then, given its 28 year history, chances are you’ve had such an experience already. So you might take for granted that it is well, thoroughly and congenially organized in every detail. Given that, the time has come again to admire this gathering of citizens amid the trees and on the grass in an evening of...

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LIVE ANIMATION

The Rose comes wonderfully alive in its production of Tarzan The Stage Musical. Credit director Kit McKay and assistant director /choreographer Sue Gillespie Bolton for every vibrant, sweet and colorful movement in the production numbers.  The dancing singers move with vigor and precision as a variety of apes. They make the stage their natural territory as if some kind of joyful family. And, when humans file into...

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THE ART OF PUPPETRY

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia has landed here, offering superb puppetry in a production presented...

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<p>A stunning work of art and design by Cedric Hartman,Harvest of Plenty

Summer made a late brief appearance recently in the Metro which means autumn can’t be far behind...

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HEARTS OF DARKNESS

We Are Proud to Present, A Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest...

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The Rose Interns Take on ‘The Brave Little Tailor’

            As a part of a unique internship at The Rose Theater, local high school seniors will present The Brave Little...

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Playhouse’s Alternative Programming Expanding

The Omaha Community Playhouse announced it’s latest offerings of alternative programming with some notable expansions....

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Business Suits and Raves

            The unique design of Enron by Lucy Prebble at the Omaha Community Playhouse blends the worlds of Realism and...

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In Praise of Metro Public Art, Vol. 1

The Metro’s major force in area public art funding and support, the Iowa West Foundation, has commissioned the estimable...

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Catch the Hubbub at Bemis ‘Flock House: Omaha’

 

 March finally lived up to its promise of warmer weather, and along with it the Metro art scene has come out of...

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Les Femmes Folles…Ciao!

Les Femmes Folles and Caesium Gallery are proud to present LFF…Ciao! This farewell group exhibition features 30 artists...

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Play Me, I’m Yours

The Omaha Creative Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for the community to...

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Bemis Director Adam Price

Newly appointed Executive Director of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Adam Price comes to the Bemis from the Utah...

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North Omaha Arts Crawl to feature diverse visual and perfoming artists

Friday, August 8                                                                                                            ...

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Viva Los Dias de los Muertos!

As Halloween hovers on the horizon, and people gear up to put on gruesome, bizarre, or funny costumes and children seek...

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From Cookies to Canker Sores:

“You know, your work is bright, colorful and simple,” said a children’s book editor to illustrator and author Dan...

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