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How the Rose Tackled the Prodigious ‘Poppins’

 

Absurdity Abound in ‘Spamalot’

 

‘Woolf’ is a Beast of a Challenge

 

Welcome to the Jungle

 

Gaining Momentum

 

At the Intersection Between High Art and Slapstick

 

Hold On to Your Hats

 

Hurricane Donna

 

A Contemporary ‘Superstar’

 

Lead Actor Sam Lips Talks ‘Pippin’

 

Business Suits and Raves

            The unique design of Enron by Lucy Prebble at the Omaha Community Playhouse blends the worlds of Realism and Absurdism. In one moment, the show is meticulously dissecting the ins and outs corporate corruption. The next moment, the Lehman Brothers are siamese twins, day traders are dancing around the stage, and raptors are walking around in business suits. Enron director Kimberly Faith Hickman said the...


‘Les Miz’ Dominates TAG Awards

The night belonged to Les Miserables at the 47th Annual Theatre Arts Guild Awards, honoring the past season’s outstanding accomplishments in Omaha area theatre. The winner for Best Musical, Les Miz took home a whopping 13 awards yesterday evening, 10 more than any other production. On top of Best Musical, Director Carl Beck and Susie Baer Collins took home Best Director, Jim Boggess won Best Musical Director, Joe...


Director Thompson Talks About “Abby”

            The Shelterbelt Theatre’s latest production entitled Abby in the Summer by A.P. Andrews is going into its final two weekends. Director Beth Thompson took some time to answer some questions about the production.

How did Shelterbelt come across this play?

(Former Artistic Director) Ellen Struve found A.P. Andrews online.  He is a NY based playwright who grew up in Superior Nebraska. He has written what...


TAG Nominations Highlight This Year’s Best Efforts

            Last week, I had the pleasure of announcing the nominations for the 47th Annual Theatre Arts Guild Awards accompanied by my partner in crime Ablan Robin. It was a great chance for members all the area theatres to celebrate the accomplishments and performances from the past season.

            Overall, 154 nominations were given out with the Omaha Community Playhouse receiving 70 of them. The Playhouse...


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