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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

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

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

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

An interdimensional rift has torn through the middle of Omaha, dragging heros and villains out of their comic book universes of Marvel and DC. Predictably, nothing good happens in this situation and in a room full of reporters just trying t... more

Jun 24, 2015 7:00 PM Arts

Opera Omaha embraces and enfolds Valentine’s Day, offering a love story which transcends the ages,in music-theatre whose sound and story reach across boundaries. Behold A Flowering Tree by one of today’s best known and most popular contempo... more

Feb 11, 2015 1:00 AM Arts

Greetings Readers of The Reader! My name is Bill Grennan, your fearless contributing editor for all things theatre! I’ve been an active member of this wonderful community for over a decade, earning degrees from both Creighton University (B... more

Dec 24, 2014 9:34 PM Arts

With its rich history and deep roots, the Omaha theatre scene has one of the city’s strongest artistic foundations. While the past 2 years saw some of the community’s strongest productions ever, the years were also defined by forthcoming ch... more

Dec 22, 2014 7:25 AM Arts

Transition and anticipation for the future marked Omaha theatre in 2014. While many theatres settled in to new leadership and revised mission statements, others prepared for changes of location and expansions of staff. In the same vein, the... more

Dec 15, 2014 6:11 PM Arts

Tell me about your path to becoming the Omaha Playhouse Artistic Director. Where did you start your love for theatre?   My family's from New York, but I grew up in northern Virginia. I started off doing theatre in a community theatre in n... more

Oct 20, 2014 8:23 PM Arts

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