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...

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‘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...

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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...

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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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Playhouse Honors Volunteers and Red Theater is Under the Radar

            - Awards Season kicked off last week when the Omaha Community Playhouse held its annual volunteer awards night.

            The night was highlighted by Carl Beck and Susie Baer Collins receiving the Trustees’ Award for their many years of service to the Playhouse. The award was followed by a surprise video featuring several Omaha theatre figures wishing the two directors all the best in their future...

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Schweiger Talk about her “Voices”

            - This weekend is your last chance to get a look at Omaha playwright Daena Schweiger’s Voices from the Closet, presented by SNAP Productions. The play was originally scheduled as a replacement show in 2012 when an opening in the season suddenly came up. Then it got more time to develop into the production audiences see today. Schweiger talks about the development process and working with 4 different...

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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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