“Tarzan” Gets Ready to Swing into the Rose

Tarzan, the final show of the The Rose’s theatre season promises high-flying animal energy. Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan of the Apes and the smash hit 1999 Disney animated film, Tarzan is a story The Rose Theatre says is full of fun and adventure that will appeal to all ages. Tarzan tells the story of an infant boy orphaned on the shores of West Africa. Taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young...

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The Challenges of ‘Race’

Race by David Mamet, the Omaha Playhouse’s latest production in the Howard Drew Theatre, presented plenty of challenges for director Amy Lane and cast.

Lane’s Husband, an attorney in Omaha, provided some interesting legal perspective for the actors going into rehearsals.

“There’s a lot of legal aspects of the play that he came in and was very helpful in discussing with the actors. But mostly, he talked about...

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Fender Talks ‘Boeing, Boeing’

Going into its last weekend at the Omaha Community Playhouse, Boeing Boeing is not your typical comedy. Cast member Teri Fender talked about the challenges of the show:
What specific challenges did the show face for you as a performer?
“I think the toughest thing I’ve had to deal with is the German accent.  For the most part, I have a fairly strong aptitude for picking up accents, and have done several of them over...

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War Horse, Airplanes, Painters, and Spelling Bees

- This week is the only opportunity Omaha residents have to see the 5-time Tony Award winning play War Horse, playing through April 13th at the Orpheum Theater. War Horse is the story of a young man named Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who has been enlisted to fight for the English in World War I. In the tale, Joey is caught in enemy crossfire and ends up serving both sides of the war before landing in no man’s...

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Actors Lending Helping Hands

- In the coming weeks, several members of the Omaha theatrical community will help out fellow performers battling health setbacks.

            On Friday May 2nd, Jill Anderson’s artistic friends and family will hosting a benefit called “Holding Our Own: A Neurological Event.” The show is being held to help Anderson after suffering a medical setback in February and being diagnosed recently with Multiple...

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Let The ‘Battle’ Begin!

When it comes to artistic competitions, it doesn’t get more epic than Joe Basque’s new play The Battle of Battles, opening this week at The Shelterbelt Theatre.

“The Battle of Battles is a true story set in the renaissance in Florence, Italy at the turn of the 16th century. Florence convinced Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci to paint murals in their government hall to see who the better artist was,” Basque...

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A CHILD’S GARDEN OF INNOCENCE

The playing space is dominated by a massive fence. It surrounds the only territory for Mickey and...

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<p>The Fred Simon Gallery features the personal abstraction of Kim Reid Kuhn in her show,‘The Sacraments of Domesticity’

The thirteen works by Omaha-based artist Kim Reid Kuhn currently on display at the Fred Simon...

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<p>Loyal Opposition

There is something about a two-person art exhibit that raises certain expectations. That is, aside...

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In Praise of Metro Public Art, Vol. 1

The Metro’s major force in area public art funding and support, the Iowa West Foundation, has commissioned the estimable...

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Catch the Hubbub at Bemis ‘Flock House: Omaha’

 

 March finally lived up to its promise of warmer weather, and along with it the Metro art scene has come out of...

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Les Femmes Folles…Ciao!

Les Femmes Folles and Caesium Gallery are proud to present LFF…Ciao! This farewell group exhibition features 30 artists...

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Play Me, I’m Yours

The Omaha Creative Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for the community to...

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Bemis Director Adam Price

Newly appointed Executive Director of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Adam Price comes to the Bemis from the Utah...

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North Omaha Arts Crawl to feature diverse visual and perfoming artists

Friday, August 8                                                                                                            ...

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Viva Los Dias de los Muertos!

As Halloween hovers on the horizon, and people gear up to put on gruesome, bizarre, or funny costumes and children seek...

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From Cookies to Canker Sores:

“You know, your work is bright, colorful and simple,” said a children’s book editor to illustrator and author Dan...

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