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History in the Making

“What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play.” Indeed. Let those words by Fred Ebb stir your feet. He wrote them almost 50 years ago. Can you believe it? That’s when his, John Kander’s and Joe Masteroff’s Cabaret began its phenomenal, legendary life.  It still thrives,having just completed its fourth Broadway run last month. And stays alive and vigorous as produced by Creighton University.

A...


Motown - the musical

Motown Magic

Motown the Musical invites the unlikeliest of comparisons to August: Osage County. The former is a sure-fire mix of hit songs, dance and visual fireworks at the Orpheum Theater through Sunday, the latter a dark comedy of family dysfunction that ran three years ago at the Omaha Community Playhouse.

They share long playing time that flashes by swiftly thanks to non-stop, rapid-fire excitement. And both are so full of...


Haunted Irish Cling Together

Just a few days remain in which you can experience The Weir by Conor McPherson in an impressive production by Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company.  Sure, it’s a logical choice for the company’s mission and orientation and as part of the latest Irish Festival there.

You may have heard by now that, fundamentally, the focus is loquacious talk. Certainly conversation rather than action and developments dominates. But...


Contentiously Being Jewish.

As it turns out, the new, sensational, national theatre hit, Joshua Elias Harmon’ Bad Jews has a title with a double meaning. And, although, it’s called a comedy, multiple layers surface, making it more admirable and significant than you might think at first.

Although two young adult cousins viciously and vociferously tangle over a family heirloom, other elements heat up within their antagonism. The core issue...


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