Dracula Lives!

Dracula lives!  UNO director D. Scott Glasser has brought forth a production of Steven Dietz’ s stage version of Bram Stoker’s novel, full of vitality and urgent drama. The constantly vivid action can grab you and hold you fascinated, given the excellent cast’s energy and conviction. Andy Prescott especially stands out as sturdy Van Helsing. […]

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Cherishing time, place and change

Blues Barn Theatre has opened its new season in a new structure, offering an imaginative play which, like the company, crosses time and space. Jordan Harrison’s fantasy,The Grown-Up offers fascinating permutations of reality, mingled with constant symbolisms. And it throbs with vitality thanks to Susan Clement-Toberer’s staging. The choice of the 2014 script fits Blue […]

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Great songs highlight “Man of La Mancha” at The Playhouse.

Mitch Leigh wrote wonderful Spanish-tinged melodies full of color, tenderness and charm for his 1964 collaboration with lyricist Joe Darion in Man of La Mancha. Hear them soar, sparkle and resonate in Omaha Community Playhouse’s lively, earnest production of the show. They keep on coming, the stirring title song, the lovely “Dulcinea,” wonderfully intertwined “I’m/We’re […]

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Haunting Power

Once grabs the audience before the musical even begins. It lets the more adventurous in the crowd belly up to the pub bar on stage while the cast musicians strike up spirited songs with rousing vocals and speeding fiddles. Then Stuart Ward, as “Guy,” an Irish busker turned vacuum cleaner repairman, sings an anguished lament […]

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