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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’

 

Bug’s Intensity Relieved by Levity

The Blue Barn calls the play Bug “a psycho thriller,” and others have called it “every bit as sleazy and violent’ as Killer Joe, another drama by Tracy Letts.

            One source warned against “violence, nudity and cigarette smoke,” while another simply said, “Don’t bring anyone who likes clean escape entertainment” to this “blood-drenched thriller.” And 24 hours before it was to open off-Broadway, Amanda...


Radio Golf Completes 10-play Cycle

Lots of upcoming events squeezed comfortably into my fall preview of metro theater, but that’s no excuse for one enormous omission. While noting that new musicals heavily outweighed drama in September, I overlooked a landmark opening.

            When the John Beasley Theater presents Radio Golf Friday, Sept. 23-Oct. 16, it marks the completion of the magnificent 10-play cycle by August Wilson. In other words,...


<p>  Children Of Eden</p>

Will Eve Listen to Snake This Time?

I don’t want to spoil the suspense if you’re attending Children of Eden this weekend at the Bellevue Little Theatre, but I suspect you know how this one comes out.

            Maybe director Julian Adair has a few tricks up her sleeve, but I’m afraid Eve’s apt to let the serpent talk her into eating the apple and Adam won’t have much luck when he tells God to blame “that woman you gave me.”

            There’s...


Timely Arrival of End Days Play

So why am I touting a staged reading of End Days on a weekend when Jersey Boys just opened at the Orpheum and Babes in Toyland is underway at Chanticleer in Council Bluffs, not to mention that Chicago and Children of Eden add to the musical menagerie next weekend at the Omaha Community Playhouse and Bellevue Little Theatre?

            For starters, you can read more about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons...


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