Dark Days in Dublin

Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company continues its mission of focusing on Irish culture in an earnest and respectable production of Sean O’Casey’s famed Juno and the Paycock.  Craig Lee’s excellently conceived set brings home the dreariness of life in these characters’ tenement. Filling the place with color, Joseph Miloni puts thoroughly dynamic character into “Joxer” Daly.

“Joxer” is hanger-on and buddy to...

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Potential Chldren’s Theatre Magic

The wonderful old Rose Theater was full of eager children and doting parents at the opening performance of Brian Guehring and Stephanie Jacobson’s evocation of two Hans Christian Andersen tales. This is a new take, i.e  a world premiere, combining famous The Little Mermaid with more obscure The Grocer’s Goblin. For most of the 50 or so minutes puppets took center stage, offering a colorful array of eye candy much...

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Another Wicked Witch

The Rose Theater has taken on the major task of trying to make the best of the musical Narnia derived from C. S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The original children’s novel comes thoroughly supplied with adventure, meaning and symbolic significance. But this version, laden with songs, defuses the potential. The result, done here or elsewhere, is bound to resemble many other musicals where...

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Marley Unchained

You might think that a theatre piece called Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol would be some kind of a send-up of the Dickens classic. Or, if you’re in a humbug frame of mind, you might conclude that such a title too much implies the regularly unwrapped holiday package and you’d prefer to remain within your rooms, warming feet by the fire, sipping yourself into oblivion with thoroughly-laced hot toddies.

Indeed, my...

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A Winter Night’s Rite

As you’ve no doubt heard  ‘tis the season to be jolly. And it’s a time when folks everywhere partake of sacred and secular rites. Non-religious ones include such things as going to concerts, ballets and theatre where tried and true themes and stories are re-visited, re-connectimg with the comfortably familiar. Although such performances may be presented with great artistry,skill and talent, that result comes...

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Pity and Terror

UNO Theatre students capably explore the intricacies of Sophokles Elektra guided by director Dr. Douglas Paterson, putting his own special stamp on the experience. And stamping, striding, declaiming characterize his choice of how his cast performs this famed classic. A powerful, stunning set from the faculty’s Robbie Jones towers over them, as if saying that there is no escaping fate. Paterson also adds personal...

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If you’ve never attended a Nebraska Shakespeare on The Green event, be prepared for a delightful...

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<p>'Am i Alone' by Beej nierengarten-Smith on display at Gallery 72 </p>What Comes Natural

The current exhibit Human I Nature at Gallery 72, personal, exotic and complex, is a must-see for...

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<p><em>Something Old, Something New

Not many artists have approached the challenges and contradictions of making art quite as astutely...

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Director Thompson Talks About “Abby”

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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...

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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....

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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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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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Three Times the Wonder

“Rather than having a single exhibition that fills all of our special exhibition spaces, we have this rather unique...

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