Theatre Year in Review

2013 was defined by change. Many theatres, large and small, found themselves in the midst of transition. The Omaha Community Playhouse is half-way through the  Carl Beck/Susie Baer Collins swan song as they prepare to finish their final season at the helm of the organization. On the heels of their departure wa the announcement of Hilary Adams as Carl Beck’s Successor. How the New York-based director will acclimate...

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Lara’s Long Road to New Lungs

The alarm goes off and I smack my smartphone asleep. I sit up and try to breathe deep.

Nothing.

My nose is completely stuffed up and instead of a breath, I get a cough. I've been battling this head cold for a week now. I take a hot shower, trying to clear out my sinuses to no avail. This cold is a stubborn one. But life doesn't stop for your illness, especially when you have deadlines to make.

I put some...

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OEA Awards Provide Expected Wins and Surprises

The OEA Awards for Performing Arts came with some expected recognition for last year’s blockbusters as well as some unexpected surprises for other great productions. With many of the winners working on productions, out of town, or simply unaware they were even nominated, several awards were gathered by the Artistic Directors (or in some cases young cast members) of the worthy shows. With a performance from the...

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Theater Opens by Threes in September

It helps to have three-day weekends when the three shows already playing metro stages are joined by three more on Sept. 14 and another trifecta on Sept.27.

Thank goodness for an opening-free weekend in between. By that time dramaholics should be able to catch up with the rush of theater startups that began with the brilliant August: Osage County at the Omaha Community Playhouse, a saucy Avenue Q at SNAP!...

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You Don’t Know Bob

Bob Wiltfong might not be a catchy household name, but this news reporter-turned nationally known comedian is everywhere lately. He was billed as “The World’s Greatest Spokesperson in the World” in a series of recent Nationwide Insurance ads, and he’s also been a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. This Saturday, Wiltfong returns to his old stomping grounds to do a benefit show in Benson, with the...

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Because Nice Matters

The Circle Theatre’s riveting production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf unfolds in the shadow of the most unlikely of set dressing pieces. George and Martha, the feuding protagonists in the Edward Albee classic that is celebrating its 50th year on stages everywhere, are anything but nice. But there it is nonetheless, the cloyingly cute plaque hanging in their living room, the one emblazoned with the inane motto...

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<p>Self Portrait II by Angela Drakeford in State of the Art Exhibit in Crystal Bridges Museum</p>Two for the Show

There are so many ways to approach, let alone grasp, large significant group art shows, that...

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THE KILLING CONTINUES FAR BEYOND THE WALLS OF TROY

You’d think that one person standing alone on a dark bare stage could not possibly bring alive the...

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VIVID IMAGES VISUALIZE A COMPLEX TALE

The Rose Theater has embarked on explorations of new dimensions, filling its stage and screens with...

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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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‘The Whipping Man’ a Unique Challenge for Prescott

            Now running through November 16th, the Omaha Community Playhouse’s production of The Whipping Man by Matthew...

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Joslyn Castle’s Stoker Festival in Full Swing

            The latest rendition of the Joslyn Castle Literary Festival is called Shadows at the Castle and focuses on life,...

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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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