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Contrasting Hits: Hairspray and Goddess Bazaar

It happens every June. The big musicals at the Omaha Community Playhouse and the Rose open while the Great Plains Theatre Conference fills every waking hour with up to three plays at a time.

And this time Brigit St. Brigit replaced their scheduled Canterbury Tales with a must-see one-woman show, The Great Goddess Bazaar, that’s as appealing an hour-plus of entertaining artistry as you’ll see in these...


Well-crafted Collaboration

When approaching Peerless Gallery, it appears there is meat hanging from the ceiling. Opening the door, one finds instead a set of striking red, orange and pink oval forms, about twenty of them suspended near the large windows of the gallery, titled “Whisper and Murmur,” crafted of ripped fabric by artist Sarah Kolar.

This Union for Contemporary Art Fellow’s sculpture is an apt introduction to Material Matters,...


<p>  Skateboard deck crafted by artist Kim Reid Kuhn for Skate for Change's Freestyle 50/50 at The New BLK Friday.</p>

inCOMMON veteran art show…Skate for Change at New BLK…

Shawna Foster, a Nebraska National Guard veteran, organized War is Trauma, a pop-up exhibit May 25 at inCOMMON featuring art created by veterans and for veterans by JustSeeds Artist Cooperative with images addressing “a range of topics and advocate for stopping the redeployment of traumatized soldiers, the GI’s right to heal, supporting past and present GI resistance, challenging the culture of militarism in the...


Hairspray’s More Than Wigs, Brigit Gets Goddess

No, Hairspray is not about wigs and The Great Goddess Bazaar is not a fancy feminist flea market. Hairspray is a really big musical at the Omaha Community Playhouse and Goddess is a unique one-woman show from Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre.

Both are a bit overshadowed by the myriad offerings of the Great Plains Theatre Conference, but fully worthy of their own place in the spotlight. But Brigit’s Cathy M.W. Kurz...


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