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Box Of Moonlight

“The Fantasticks” seems to be just the sort of musical that I’ve always intended to fall in love with … it’s just that no one has ever given me a reason to do so.

All that has changed with the Omaha Community Playhouse production of the poetic parable about young love confronted by the hard knocks of life. Here a top-notch cast and crew fuel a cleverly staged and costumed performance that offers a couple of big...


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Heartfelt

The Hot Shops Art Center has lost one the fondest members of its extended family of artists and artisans with the recent passing of Ed Van Ackeren. Van Ackeren died quietly last Wednesday surrounded by family and friends after a decade-plus battle with heart disease.

This gentle, jovial giant of character and personality was a fixture at Hot Shops, particularly as a founding organizer of the center’s student and...


Beck Does Steampunk Fantasticks

Old is new when The Fantasticks goes steampunk at the Omaha Community Playhouse Feb. 10-March 18. Think not this musical’s usual idyllic garden wall setting, but 19th century Victorian industrial revolution grime and grit.

If that doesn’t work, check steampunk style in the recent film versions of Sherlock Holmes. Director Carl Beck has Seth Fox as El Gallo, Rich and Jennifer Tritz as the boy and girl, Gordon...


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Doing More with Less

Artist Tony Oliveto’s exhibit at Hilmer Art Gallery, Recent Works, displays his affection for such artists in the minimalist style—Frank Stella, Elizabeth Murray and Piet Mondrian.  These artists were all criticized for lack of depth and aesthetic beauty.  Similarly, Oliveto’s show risks the same criticism, but it does provide a keen understanding of his style, quality of craft, and sense of humor.

Oliveto, a...


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