After much anticipation, Les Misérables is finally on it’s feet at The Omaha Community Playhouse. If you are one of the few people who haven’t gotten ticket to see it, better do so quickly. While the whole show is fantastic, the stunning vocal work by the entire cast (led by Timothy Shew) is worth the price of admission alone. It’s some of the best you’ll hear anywhere. Special mention also goes to Georgiann Regan’s costume and Darin Kuehler’s prop designs.
This week, attention turns to The BLUEBARN Theatre as they prepare to open the first show of their 25th Anniversary Season, God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza. The Tony-Award winner for Best Play in 2009, God of Carnage follows two high-strung couples trying to maintain civility when discussing the consequences of their children’s playground fight. As the evening (and booze) rolls along, all political correctness flies out the window and both couples engage in hilarious verbal bashing.
One big reason to see this show is the all-star cast of four that Artistic Director Susan Clement-Toberer has assembled. Jill Anderson, Jerry Longe, Ablan Roblin, and Theresa Sindelar are all well-known for their performances across many Omaha stages, and this play looks to showcase each actor at the top of their game. Roblin managed to pull double duty, rehearsing Carnage while in the middle of the run for Sirens and OCP. Tack on all of that after the marathon that was The 39 Steps and Roblin no doubt has deserved a break after this run is finished.
The BLUEBARN also announced that fundraising for the $7 million capital campaign has surpassed the halfway point and that they are well on their way to reaching their goal for new space in Little Italy and endowment for the future of the theatre.
A competition is underway to design the green park space that will lie on the northwest corner of the new BLUEBARN development, headed up by Green in the City-Omaha and Omaha by Design. The winning design team will receive $200,000 to complete the project that, when finished, will be owned and maintained by the BLUEBARN. Designers can submit a Request for Qualifications to www.greeninthecityomaha.com
Tickets for God of Carnage can be purchased by phone at (402) 345-1576. For more information, visit www.bluebarn.org.
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