It Takes a Team of Billy Elliots

“I’ve trained about 14 Billies ,” the interviewee says, and the number alone hints at the singularity of Billy Elliot the Musical  which opens at the Orpheum Theater Nov. 27.

So does Steven Minning’s title: supervising resident creative director. All shows have directors and many have traveling resident directors, but few require someone back in New York City while the company tours.

Right now, he’s training...

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Pick: Baby, It’s Cold Outside Gift Show

November 16
Baby, It’s Cold Outside Gift Show
Anderson O’Brien Fine Art 1108 Jackson Street
4pm-7pm, Free
Baby, it’s cold outside! With winter temperatures on the way, Anderson O’Brien Fine Art will be hosting a “Chocolate and Champagne Holiday Gift Show” this week in the Old Market.  You can view Omaha’s finest selection of original artwork, Gail Kendall Ceramics, and the Nouvelle Eve Fashion Show while...

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Pick: Allie Condie

November 16
Allie Condie Book Signing
The Bookworm 87th & Pacific St., (402) 392-2877.
6:00 pm, FREE.
Author of the internationally bestselling teen novels, Matched, Crossed, and Reached, Ally Condie will be coming to Omaha’s The Bookworm for a book signing.  The trilogy follows Cassia in a society where the government makes all choices for society, including what they read, watch, believe, and even who...

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Pick: Focus on Flora: Botanical Illustrations / Melissa Toberer

Nov. 16

“Focus on Flora: Botanical Illustrations / Melissa Toberer”
Lauritzen Gardens,100 Bancroft St.
Reception 2-4 p.m. Nov. 18, exhibit open daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., thru Dec. 31 402.346.4002

Bringing together art and science, this exhibit features original botanical illustrations in watercolor, graphite, and colored pencil. Representing a...

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Old and New, Carol Still Seduces

You’d think there was nothing new to say about A Christmas Carol in its 37th year at the Omaha Community Playhouse. And you’d think, after the big spread in the daily about its NET documentary airing Friday, as the Dickensian delight opens, that I’d devote this space to other theater.

After all, Mirror of the Invisible World, the Mary Zimmerman play directed by Cindy Melby Phaneuf, opens at the University of...

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“Probably the most viscerally exciting piece ever written for the instrument.”

That’s how violinist Joshua Bell described Tchaikovsky’s “Concerto in D for Violin and Orchestra.” Bell performs the piece with the Omaha Symphony this Friday and Saturday.

He said the piece is incredible, passionate and exciting. Bell estimated he’s played the work about a 1,000 times since he was 13 years old but insists it is...

entered on 11/09/12 at 04:32 PM | read more »

Pick: Games++

November 10
Bemis Underground, 12th and Leavenworth St.
9am-9pm, Free
Think you’re a leet game developer who’s looking for an opportunity to create an awesome game that’ll get everybody hooked? Or are you a pro gamer who’s looking to show off your mad skills? Whether your specialty is in board games, card games, or video games, Alex Myers and Jeff Thompson are hosting a 12-hour Game Jam where gamers...

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