Theater Pick

“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 Arts

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 Arts

“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 Arts

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 Arts

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 Arts

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 Arts

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 Arts

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 Arts

With a play title of Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England you might expect a trek into science fiction or echoes of Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth.   But rather, as you’ll learn in SNAP Productions’ staging of Madeleine Geor... more

May 20, 2016 1:00 AM Arts

You might ask yourself “Self? Who came up with the musical version of Hamlet called Funny Boy? Who struck gold, titillating the public by re-working Oliver Goldsmith into She Shtupps to Conquer? Who found the road to success aboard A Street... more

May 20, 2016 1:00 AM Arts

In 1988 a dark, cynical, off-beat and comic movie about high school kids behaving badly garnered rave reviews from critics but was a floperoo at box offices. Then Heathers became a cult smash. Hey, gang, what about adding some songs and da... more

May 13, 2016 1:00 AM Arts

The castle doors open and, behold, kings and queens assemble, mingle and discourse in a Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre’s production of  a new script by Omaha’s Scott Kurz. The place, perforce, is Joslyn Castle. Kurz has created an intermingli... more

May 3, 2016 1:00 AM Arts

The title Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods may suggest something jocular or whimsical. But Tammy Ryan’s 2010 play of that name aims to be deeper and emotional. In it, a white American middle-aged, clearly affluent single mom connects with a S... more

May 2, 2016 1:00 AM Arts

If you have yet to see the movie Trainwreck, staring Amy Schumer, and if you enjoy a feel-good comedy with a self-destructing, dynamic character, that will help resolve your own conflicting issues about your past relationships and mistakes,... more

Apr 15, 2016 1:00 AM Art

This show has been labeled as a cultural treasure because of the traditional dance, Mexican music and flamboyant costumes. In 1985 Ballet Folklorico “Quetzalli” de Veracruz was founded by Maestro Hugo Betancourt and call home Xalapa, the ca... more

Apr 11, 2016 1:00 AM Art

Wandering through alien spaces, you may wonder where you’ll be taken. Be aware that, within one fragment of an evening, seemingly bizarre events materialize. Kimono-clad guides guide you. Look over that shoulder. Slowly. Don’t shatter the s... more

Apr 8, 2016 1:00 AM Arts

PBS hit series “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” is the legacy of “Mister Rogers Neighborhood.” Similar to the iconic childhood show filled with imagination, life lessons, and puppet friends, "Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood" is also centered in a ... more

Apr 8, 2016 1:00 AM Art

When 23 year old Marilyn Monroe posed for that now-famed calendar, such real revealed flesh was rarely readily visible. Historical hot stuff, eh? Time flies. She’d be 90 this year.  Guys, do you think you’d want to peek at her if she were h... more

Apr 8, 2016 1:00 AM Arts

The Government, which sets standards for such things as GMOs, eventually gets around to prohibiting eating meat altogether. Don’t dare ask why. Citizens have to learn to love their legumes. Call on cauliflower. Zing in on zucchini. Embrace ... more

Apr 8, 2016 1:00 AM Arts

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter,” said Mark Twain. Certainly 91 year old actor Hal Holbrook doesn’t mind telling his age. He takes pride in his on-going 62-year performing career. He comes to Omaha... more

Apr 1, 2016 1:00 AM Arts

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