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The wild, wild mid-West

 

SNAP takes up a worthy theme

 

Lear and you.

 

Shaw lite

 

A work of art.

 

Mystery proliferates in a bar not far from echoes of 9/11 .

 

Beertown Goes Flat

 

Lady Day in dark light

 

Off the wall, heading into new dimensions.

 

Dracula Lives!

 

Off the wall, heading into new dimensions.

You may howl with laughter, bursting at the seams, as The Singularity by Crystal Jackson unfolds, refolds and expands during Shelterbelt Theatre’s take on it. Director Beth Thompson and a pitch- perfect cast have nailed it to the wall, the signpost up ahead, crossing over into yet another twilight zone.

Jackson’s well-honed satire could be called science-fiction, given that science-fiction is often a look into...


Dracula Lives!

Dracula lives!  UNO director D. Scott Glasser has brought forth a production of Steven Dietz’ s stage version of Bram Stoker’s novel, full of vitality and urgent drama. The constantly vivid action can grab you and hold you fascinated, given the excellent cast’s energy and conviction. Andy Prescott especially stands out as sturdy Van Helsing.

Glasser’s approach throbs with colorful and compelling movement,...


Thegrownup

Cherishing time, place and change

Blues Barn Theatre has opened its new season in a new structure, offering an imaginative play which, like the company, crosses time and space. Jordan Harrison’s fantasy,The Grown-Up offers fascinating permutations of reality, mingled with constant symbolisms. And it throbs with vitality thanks to Susan Clement-Toberer’s staging.

The choice of the 2014 script fits Blue Barn’s situation perfectly, given the shifting...


Great songs highlight “Man of La Mancha” at The Playhouse.

Mitch Leigh wrote wonderful Spanish-tinged melodies full of color, tenderness and charm for his 1964 collaboration with lyricist Joe Darion in Man of La Mancha. Hear them soar, sparkle and resonate in Omaha Community Playhouse’s lively, earnest production of the show.

They keep on coming, the stirring title song, the lovely “Dulcinea,” wonderfully intertwined “I’m/We’re Only Thinking of Him,” sweet “I Like Him,”...


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