BLUEBARN’s Giving Tree Going Strong

 - 6 years ago, BLUEBARN Theatre’s Artistic Director Susan Clement-Toberer was looking for a way to give back to a community that has given so much. She knew of the initiatives like Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army Tree of Lights, which help children and families during the Holiday season, but she didn’t find much in the way of holiday assistance towards Omaha’s elderly.

After some research, she came across...

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Playhouse Names Adams Artistic Director

The Omaha Community Playhouse made a big announcement earlier last week when it named New York City director Hilary Adams as it’s next Artistic Director. Adams will begin at the Playhouse full time on May 1, 2014 and take over Artistic Director responsibilities on July 1st, the start of The Playhouse’s 90th Anniversary Season. Adams will taking over for the retiring Carl Beck who has been with the Playhouse for...

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Lara’s New Lungs a Rejoiceful Time for Theatre Community

- It was a week to remember in the Omaha theatre community.

Last Monday, Lara Marsh, Artistic Coordinator for the Nebraska Theatre Caravan, received the news that she was finally going to get new lungs. Marsh had been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis since age 4 and has been on the national lung transplant list since March of 2012. By that time, her lung capacity was a fraction of that of a normal person.

But...

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A Comic Book Come to Life at The Rose

- Those looking for family friendly theatre this week should look no farther than The Rose Theater for their upcoming production of Big Nate: The Musical.

The story of Big Nate: The Musical centers on the antics of Nate Wright, a detention-riddled sixth grader who hopes to capture the beautiful Jenny’s heart by winning first prize in his school’s “Battle of the Bands. ” Although his band, Enslave the Mollusk,...

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The Village Behind the Bluebarn

“It Takes a Village”

As I walked throughout the BLUEBARN Theatre this past weekend during their 25th anniversary bash, I made my way up and down the halls, looking at photos detailing every show in its eventful history (a few of them I was fortunate enough to be in). The photos aren’t in any particular order but one gets a sense of the large progression the theatre has made while never compromising it’s original...

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Auditions Abound in April

            Chances are good that you were one of the hundreds of people that were auditioning for shows this past weekend.  Omaha Community Playhouse saw over 350 hopefuls vying for a chance to be apart of Les Miserables, the epic musical about the French Revolution.  Facebook was littered with photos of a line that stretched outside and around the building this past Saturday.  Katie Broman, the Playhouse...

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<p>‘One Little Indian’ at RNG Gallery‚Ķ

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Such stuff as dreams are made on.

If you’ve never attended a Nebraska Shakespeare on The Green event, be prepared for a delightful...

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<p>'Am i Alone' by Beej nierengarten-Smith on display at Gallery 72 </p>What Comes Natural

The current exhibit Human I Nature at Gallery 72, personal, exotic and complex, is a must-see for...

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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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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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Three Times the Wonder

“Rather than having a single exhibition that fills all of our special exhibition spaces, we have this rather unique...

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