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Cold Cream

Blue Barn Theatre Uses Brecht to Challenge Both the Audience and Themselves. more

Stage

Spotlights on women have recently shown on our theatre stages. The Playhouse offered Calendar Girls in April and Love, Loss and What I Wore in December. Plus there was SNAP Productions’ June offering of Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New En... more

Literary

Wonderful performing cascades before your eyes and ears. It’s The Taming of the Shrew made endearing and vivacious, brimming with style and sparkling loquaciousness as guided by director Amy Lane and interpreted by a flawless 18-member ense... more

Literary

Nebraska Shakespeare offers an earnest, intellectually provocative production of The Tragedy of Macbeth. It rushes to its foretold conclusion full of energy, at the same time often running roughshod over the eloquent and meaningful speeches... more

Literary

Wednesday evening arrivals at the Orpheum were greeted near the front doors by friendly young men in white shirts, carrying religious literature. Mormons. Sure. Why not? The musical The Book of Mormon was on display inside. And further insi... more

Literary

If you liked past stage or film versions of Mel Brooks’ The Producers, you’re likely to love the Omaha Community Playhouse treatment. If you weren’t that crazy about it before, you’re still likely to love the Playhouse treatment. There’s s... more

Cold Cream

When a cult movie becomes Heathers: the Musical and one managed to not join the cult, one brings some skepticism to opening night at the Blue Barn Theatre. I mean, seriously, a musical where a high school kid in a black trench coat starts... more

Art

Amid solemn, unfurnished rooms of Joslyn Castle, voices are raised and colorfully dressed bodies swirl, evoking words, ideas and drama that Shakespeare wrote. Here Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company seeks to personify many such dimensions ... more

Literary

Exceptionally skilled acting at Shelterbelt Theatre makes The Feast by Celine Song an impressive display of talent. And it appears that director Noah Diaz has done much to make the piece provocative. This unusual and far-out script looks l... more

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Kwaidan materializes magnificently at UNO Theatre. This evocation of Japanese Ghosts and Demons comes alive. The Immersive Journey compels in its conception. In its realization. Credit visiting director Izumi Ashizawa and UNO director Dr. ... more

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These are days of holy observances. The celebration of Easter and the solemn sorrow of Good Friday have just passed. The rites of Passover soon will be observed. The beliefs inherent in these times have called for and will call for ideas, t... more

Literary

The Rose glows in its production of the musical Honk. The cast, the sets, the costumes all combine for a wonderfully polished performance. This adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling thrives in a cute, sweet script by An... more

Literary