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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Les Miz and So Much More

This weekend marks round one of auditions for Les Miserables, the first show of the last Omaha Playhouse season with Carl Beck and Susie Baer Collins at the helm.  Beck and Collins will no doubt have their hands full casting the musical epic. While Les Miz has received most of the attention from announcement of next season, there are plenty of notable shows on the books for the Playhouse.

Kathy Tyree will be...

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Mormon Highlights a New Broadway Season

The announcement of the new Broadway season for Omaha Performing Arts has all the makings of another successful year with the only questions being a couple of unknown shows. While I’m a big fan of the Will Ferrell/Zooey Deschanel Christmas movie, I’m not familiar with Elf The Musical (they made it into a musical? Of course they did.) nor Million Dollar Quartet, a jukebox musical featuring the works of Elvis...

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OEAs, O’Neill, and One-Handed Psychos

After attending the festivities of the OEA Awards this past week, I’ve decided it’s time for the creation of an “OEA Awareness Committee”. Of all the winners of from Sunday’s ceremony, less than half were actually in attendance, leaving the Artistic Directors of the respective theatres on the hook to go up numerous times to graciously accept awards.  This is not to say that the evening was not well attended, it...

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EPITHETICALLY VOLATILE

It’s been nearly 40 years since David Mamet pounced onto the stage with his salty verbosity in...

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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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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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