Adams Officially Off and Running with “Drowsy”

            With The Drowsy Chaperone in full swing, Hilary Adams now has a full production under her belt as the new Omaha Playhouse Artistic Director. Adams talked with me about the process of getting Drowsy on its feet and the implementation of various new tweaks to the Playhouse process.

            Adams said the biggest challenge in bring The Drowsy Chaperone to life was managing all of the choreography.

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The Rose Interns Take on ‘The Brave Little Tailor’

            As a part of a unique internship at The Rose Theater, local high school seniors will present The Brave Little Tailor, a script adapted by Rose playwright-in-residence, Brian Guehring, Sept. 20-21 at The Rose Theater’s Hitchcock Stage.

            The Brave Little Tailor is part of the teens’ year-long internship at The Rose Theater. As interns, the students commit to working more than 150 hours...

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Playhouse’s Alternative Programming Expanding

The Omaha Community Playhouse announced it’s latest offerings of alternative programming with some notable expansions. Returning for another year are the ‘21 & Over’ staged reading series, ‘The Play is the Thing’ Drama Book Club, and the mid-season ‘Broadway Karaoke’ event while adding on a new play development wing, community night presentations and other special events.

            The ‘21 & Over’ series will...

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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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Les Femmes Folles…Ciao!

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Play Me, I’m Yours

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Bemis Director Adam Price

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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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