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Dec 4, 2017 12:00 AM Stage

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 Stage

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

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 Arts

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 Arts

As North Omaha Neighborhood Tapestries returns for the Great Plains Theatre Conference's free PlayFest bill, two community icons take center stage as subject and setting. En route to making her Omaha Star newspaper an institution in the Af... more

Apr 15, 2016 1:51 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

            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

When Billy McGuigan asked, “How many virgins here tonight?”, a few hands went up and nobody shouted, “None of your business.” He wasn’t wondering about their sex life. Just checking the full house to see how many were attending his Yesterd... more

Dec 1, 2015 2:23 AM Art

“What I most want to get across is for everybody to have a good time,” says UNO Professor of Theatre Doug Paterson about his production of The Threepenny Opera, that enduring ground-breaker by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill. Clearly, a good... more

Nov 21, 2015 9:52 AM Arts

The Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol has long haunted actor-writer-director John Hardy. Though ghosts have yet to visit him ala Scrooge, the story's held an enchanted place in Hardy's heart ever since he got his Equity card acting ... more

Nov 10, 2015 12:49 PM Art

“That way madness lies” says King Lear, reflecting on what has befallen and how hopes for the future of the family have been swamped by misery, even while trying to weather a fierce storm. Shakespeare plunging into the tragic dimensions of ... more

Oct 19, 2015 1:00 AM Arts

Until now the Blue Barn Theatre has been like Omaha's many other small stage companies by operating on a shoestring in makeshift spaces. This grassroots passion project was born of a band of New York drama school transplants afire with the ... more

Sep 8, 2015 9:38 AM Arts

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

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