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“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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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