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History in the Making

 

Motown Magic

 

Haunted Irish Cling Together

 

Contentiously Being Jewish.

 

Truckin ‘n Singin’ Down Texas Way.

 

Sun Soon Shines on Darker Camelot

 

Weaving threads of damaged lives.

 

Buffalo Bill Strides Again

 

Little Women Stand Tall at Playhouse

 

Faith, Hope and Love

 
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Little Women Stand Tall at Playhouse

The musical version of Little Women at the Omaha Community Playhouse got off to a shaky start before completely winning me over.

The first thing a male reviewer notices is that he is vastly out-numbered, gender-wise, by a female audience that’s probably far more familiar with the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott.

I hoped it would help that she entered my childhood early, joining Mark Twain and others in a deck...


Rivera

Faith, Hope and Love

They stand before you or stand side by side, parsing the idea of same-sex marriages in our time, a time in which such unions are still not taken for granted, questioning what is normal and confronting normal questions. Thus, in ninety or so minutes, nine theatre pieces by eight playwrights unfold in Brian Shnipper’s deliberate compendium Standing on Ceremony:The Gay Marriage Plays. Couples prepare their vows, look...


HOLIDAY CHEER WARMS UP THE HOLIDAY

The Rose Theater has a marvelous production of a seasonal favorite bound to delight everyone, young and old. I find it the classiest, most polished, professional-quality presentation I’ve seen there in the one year I’ve been attending. Of course, the company already has a winner in the script, a stage re-creation of Jean Shepherd’s A Christmas Story, the beloved 1983 movie. This comes decorated with jolly, colorful...


WHAT THE DICKENS?

Circle Theatre is on the move again. It’s alive once more after having exited its former venue at Central Presbyterian Church last year. This November it vigorously came back to life with a wonderful  production of David Mamet’s Speed The Plow in a Benson pizza restaurant. Now it returns to its dinner theatre concept. Another church. First United Methodist Church.

The show is The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate...


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