• Identity

    The Blue Barn Theatre challenges itself like never before with Bertolt Brecht's "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui". more

    Oct 28, 2016

    1:28 PM

  • Eat Your Vegetables

    Blue Barn Theatre Uses Brecht to Challenge Both the Audience and Themselves. more

    Sep 24, 2016

    12:00 PM

  • Of The Bard of Avon and His Faithful Companion

    “The dog will have his day,” said Hamlet. And the man behind that phrase, Will Shakespeare, likewise  penned this, “I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me” in Much Ado About Nothing, wherein there’s also a cha... more

    Sep 21, 2016

    1:00 AM

  • The Mob Takes Over

    A sleazy, ignorant thug whose physical presence seems almost a cartoon achieves massive fame and seizes power in spite of reasonable people warning the public that he is dangerous. Is it a possible future? Well, it is history. And, as Geor... more

    Sep 12, 2016

    1:00 AM

  • Mad

    A Curious Fire

    In the underpaid (and often never paid) world of Omaha theater, an artist’s most valuable resource is their time. How we spend that time is often a struggle between the two things most precious to us: our art and our family. Madeline Radcli... more

    Aug 9, 2016

    10:53 AM

  • To Kill a Mockingbird Lives

    “As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it—whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family ... more

    Jul 31, 2016

    3:59 PM

  • Visiting People With Memorable Pasts

    Circle Theatre has been around for quite a while. In fact, it’s celebrating a thirty-third anniversary this year. That’s some kind of longevity. The new Resident Director, Fran Sillau, is also 33. The past meets the future. A fresh start. ... more

    Jul 23, 2016

    8:41 PM

  • Shattering the glass

    Femininity In Many Forms

    Spotlights on women have recently shown on our theatre stages. The Playhouse offered Calendar Girls in April and Love, Loss and What I Wore in December. Plus there was SNAP Productions’ June offering of Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New En... more

    Jul 17, 2016

    9:57 PM

  • Zinging, Leaping Shakespeare

    Wonderful performing cascades before your eyes and ears. It’s The Taming of the Shrew made endearing and vivacious, brimming with style and sparkling loquaciousness as guided by director Amy Lane and interpreted by a flawless 18-member ense... more

    Jun 25, 2016

    1:53 AM

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    Murder Under The Stars

    Nebraska Shakespeare offers an earnest, intellectually provocative production of The Tragedy of Macbeth. It rushes to its foretold conclusion full of energy, at the same time often running roughshod over the eloquent and meaningful speeches... more

    Jun 23, 2016

    8:09 AM

  • Tuesdayswmorrie

    Multiple Layers of Truth

    You haven’t much time left to experience two impressively natural and believable performances by actors John Hatcher and Michael Lyon in a fine play about the limitations of time, the finite nature of life. They appear in Jeffrey Hatcher’s ... more

    Jun 20, 2016

    2:00 PM

  • Tuesdayswithmorrie-2

    Two Examined Lives Worth Living

    At this fractured and perilous time in our history, it may be significant to ponder messages Mitch Albom inserted into his autobiographical book Tuesdays with Morrie. Albom wanted to convey that media are preoccupied with death, hatred and ... more

    Jun 15, 2016

    12:28 PM

  • 2016shrew

    Power and Play in the Park

    Two women who know their own minds and want their own ways are at the centers of back-to-back alignments of the plays presented this summer by Nebraska Shakespeare in Elmwood Park.  Each woman confronts an ambitious man who yearns to prospe... more

    Jun 15, 2016

    1:00 AM

  • Lmphoto1

    Love Above and Below the Surface.

    A stage version of the 1989 Disney movie musical The Little Mermaid swims into view at The Rose Theater. With a 23-member cast and a promise of many production numbers, this could display how and why the show flourished on Broadway for 19 m... more

    Jun 10, 2016

    8:34 PM

  • Rockin’ Omahans Take the Stage

    Rocking Billy McGuigan is back in town. The guy, sometimes called America’s premier Buddy Holly interpreter, is here to strut such stuff.  His love for rock goes way back, to a time when his Air Force dad got Billy and brothers Matthew and ... more

    Jun 10, 2016

    3:33 AM

  • Accentuating the positive.

    Wednesday evening arrivals at the Orpheum were greeted near the front doors by friendly young men in white shirts, carrying religious literature. Mormons. Sure. Why not? The musical The Book of Mormon was on display inside. And further insi... more

    Jun 3, 2016

    10:58 AM

  • Play

    Playhouse Does Producers Right

    If you liked past stage or film versions of Mel Brooks’ The Producers, you’re likely to love the Omaha Community Playhouse treatment. If you weren’t that crazy about it before, you’re still likely to love the Playhouse treatment. There’s s... more

    Jun 1, 2016

    3:50 PM

  • Book of mormon

    You done gone to Uganda

    All right, everyone, turn to Chapter 11 in The Book of Mormon wherein it is written "Behold, I speak unto you as if ye were present.”  Oh, wait. Hasn’t Chapter 11 something to do with bankruptcy? That can’t be right. The Book of Mormon is ... more

    May 25, 2016

    1:00 AM