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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A MONSTER HIT

Mel Brooks creates wonderfully funny stuff. So, when he decided to make a transplant of his 1974 movie Young Frankenstein into a monster of a musical in 2007, who was going to stand in his way? After all, his transformation of 1968’s The Producers into 2001’s roaring, song-filled Broadway smash sent chills and thrills up the spines of backers, garnering 12 Tonys and staying alive and kicking there for seven lucky...

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TELLING STORIES

Outstanding acting vivifies SNAP’s newest production. It’s Voices from the Closet, eight monologues written by Daena Schweiger about gay people’s struggles with coming out. Don’t expect the obvious, in the path of recently much-trod ground concerning people emerging into revealing light about their private lives. Schweiger has devised many original, imaginative stories. But also don’t expect moving connections to...

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WHAT THE DICKENS?

Circle Theatre is on the move again. It’s alive once more after having exited its former venue at...

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<p>2014 Survey: Omaha Artists shows at the W. Dale Clark Pulblic Library gallery through Dec. 31, 2014.</p>Check Out the Art

Yo, Omaha artists! We really get along well, don't we? Sure, there's this and that but on the whole...

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<p>Jeff King'sMany Faces

Hydra, the current exhibit at RNG Gallery in Council Bluffs, is an all-portrait presentation of...

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You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!

Last week, The Rose Theater opened the new musical A Christmas Story, adapted from the classic film of the same name. The...

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BLUEBARN Supports Forgotten Elders with ‘The Giving Tree’

 - This year, BLUEBARN Theatre is continuing its annual holiday tradition, The Giving Tree, supporting Eastern Nebraska...

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Schweiger Talks About Durang’s New Comedy

SNAP Productions latest offering is the new Christopher Durang comedy Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike. The show’s director,...

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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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