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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

 

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...


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...


THE RACE IS NOT TO THE SWIFT NOR THE BATTLE TO THE STRONG

David Mamet. Yes. He tackles questions of race head on. He knocks you out. No nonsense. He slugs with jabs of ironic wit. Roaring laughs. He gets inside your brain, making you ponder, wonder, question. Pay attention, damn it. You don’t want to miss anything. And you very well might get it all at Omaha Community Playhouse because director Amy Lane and her dynamic cast nail to the wall the entire essence of Race. 

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GENIUS AT WORK

In "33 Variations" Moisés Kaufman has created a deep, intelligent, fascinating, ultimately emotionally stirring play, one made vivid and appealing by director Susan Clement-Toberer and her cast at Blue Barn Theatre. The title comes from one of Beethoven’s last major works for piano, "33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli." Therein lies much of the heart of the story. A progression of terminal illness and...


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