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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’

 

The Grotesque is on Display in UNO’s “Freakshow’

 

The Rose Theater Brigade Wins National Award

 

Director Thompson Talks about Shelterbelt’s ‘Sewing Circle’

 

Top Theaters Doing What They Do Best

For the first time in recent years, you can see Omaha’s top theaters at their best on the same weekend. That couldn’t happen when Brigit St. Brigit and the Blue Barn shared the Downtown Space in the Old Market.

There’s A Christmas Carol, of course, at the Omaha Community Playhouse, joined Friday through New Year’s Eve by the McGuigan brothers doing Yesterday and Today, their interactive Beatles show that fits so...


Christmas Snow Falls on London Town

We see theater in all sorts of venues, but few can match the current opportunity to see A Christmas Carol with snow falling on a Dickensian street and Tartuffe with powdered wigs and period costumes in the splendor of the Joslyn Castle music room.

Brigit St. Brigit is blessed to present the Moliere classic surrounded by beautiful wood, whether it’s oak as described in the daily, or satinwood as I termed it last...


Chanticleer Terminal? Not While There’s Sex at 60

No bats fluttered from the wings of the Chanticleer Community Theater at last Thursday’s preview of Sex, Please, We’re Sixty. In fact, the most gothic moment came before the play began when theater manager Bob Putnam welcomed us to Chanticleer’s “final season.”

In other words, he introduced the senior sex comedy by declaring the company’s financial plight terminal. Chisel the tombstone “R.I.P. 1952-2012” after a...


Don’t Resist Adult Onset Beatlemania

Most of us would need help from our evil twin to catch all the theater openings the next two weekends. I’ll start with the one that closes quickest, RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles, not only because it runs so briefly—8 p.m. Friday and two shows Saturday—but to see how the touring company compares with our home-grown treatment by Billy McGuigan.

Maybe the most striking claim for the John, Paul, George and Ringo...


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