Bill Grennan

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 Arts

As another Omaha theater season came to a close, something stood out to the Shelterbelt Theatre’s Artistic Director Beth Thompson; The lack of strong roles and opportunities for women in Omaha theater. That’s why Thompson and her artistic... more

Jul 11, 2016 2:25 PM Arts

The Omaha Community Playhouse found a familiar face in their search for the company’s new Artistic Director. New York-based director Kimberly Faith Hickman accepted the position last week and will begin duties on June 1st, 2016. She fills t... more

Feb 22, 2016 11:53 PM Arts

            Now running through February 14th, Love, Loss, and What I Wore by Nora and Delia Ephron is a collection of stories from several women retelling their lives’ struggles and celebrations with the common thread of the outfits they w... more

Jan 28, 2016 1:42 PM Cold Cream

The latest play from Omaha-based playwright Ellen Struve at the Shelterbelt Theatre is called Untitled Series #7: A Comedy. While an initial look at the title leads one to think the playwright was indecisive in their naming of the show, Str... more

Jan 19, 2016 9:13 PM Cold Cream

            The bitter cold outside Sunday night gave way to warm greetings and well wishes from all over the theatrical spectrum at the 10th Annual Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards, held inside the Downtown Doubletree Hotel on January 1... more

Jan 19, 2016 8:56 PM Arts

Omaha Theatre 2016 Preview   Omaha theatre in 2016 has plenty of anticipation behind it. Perhaps the most anticipated storyline will be who the Omaha Community Playhouse finds to replace now departed Artistic Director Hilary Adams. Playho... more

Jan 4, 2016 9:09 PM Arts

The year in Omaha theatre was marked by the upheaval of one theatre, the uprooting of another, and strong offerings from many other companies. The Omaha Community Playhouse’s seemingly calm year was turned upside down with the surprise ann... more

Dec 19, 2015 2:41 AM Arts

    The five-time Tony award winner Man of La Mancha runs at the Omaha Community Playhouse through October 18th. It tells the story of Miguel de Cervantes after he’s imprisoned during the Spanish Inquisition. With the manuscript of a play h... more

Oct 1, 2015 10:05 AM Cold Cream

            On Sept. 10, The Rose Theater’s Teens N Theater program kickdc off its season with a production of Zink: The Myth, The Legend, The Zebra. Director Stephanie Jacobson says the show is an imaginative, funny, and heartbreaking play... more

Sep 8, 2015 10:10 PM Cold Cream

            The latest show running at SNAP productions on 33rd and California Street is entitled In the Bones by Cody Daigle.  In it, a young soldier returns home from serving in Afghanistan and ends his own life while grief settles over h... more

Sep 3, 2015 11:00 AM Cold Cream

Fall has arrived which means another jam-packed theatre season is upon us. This upcoming year, theatres from all around the Omaha area will showcase a varied mix of old and new productions as well as the emergence of several types of altern... more

Aug 25, 2015 6:54 PM Arts

When you think of absorbing and suspenseful shows with tight plots and quick dialogue, you normally don’t expect them to be about stamp collecting. Then again, Mauritius by Theresa Rebeck is anything but your typical show. The first show in... more

Aug 6, 2015 10:58 AM Cold Cream

    While the month of July is typically the ‘off-season’ for most theatres in the Omaha area, Ralston Community Theatre’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie is in full swing. Cast member Jon Flower said the show is a great tale about a... more

Jul 16, 2015 12:51 PM Cold Cream

The Omaha Community Playhouse wraps up its 90th anniversary season with the return of Late Nite Catechism, featuring Mary Zentmyer in the role of Sister. Zentmyer has been performing as Sister for almost 20 years now, and this marks her fou... more

Jul 9, 2015 9:00 AM Cold Cream

Jeff Horger’s path the Omaha Community Playhouse is one of preparation meeting opportunity. After his wife received a position at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Horger started floating his resume around town, seeing where he could fin... more

Jun 24, 2015 7:31 PM Arts

From talking with cast member Erika Hall Sieff, Calendar Girls, the latest show from SNAP Productions, is anything but your typical risque fanfare. “The show is about a group of women that are part of a women’s institute, which is a social... more

Jun 18, 2015 11:00 AM Cold Cream

When talking to Mathias Jeske, a cast member of Omaha’s Playhouse’s production of Monty Python’s Spamalot, he is quick to note that the stage musical is not just an adaption of one famous comedic film, but something a bit more. “A play lov... more

Jun 4, 2015 10:43 AM Cold Cream

One of theatre’s all time masterpieces, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee, runs in the Omaha Community Playhouse’s Howard Drew Theatre through June 7th. The play revolves around George and Martha, an older couple whose marriage... more

May 21, 2015 4:15 AM Cold Cream

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