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Buffalo Bill Strides Again

 

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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...


Truckin ‘n Singin’ Down Texas Way.

Omaha Community Playhouse has come up with a thoroughly audience-friendly production. Hands on a Hardbody reaches out and brings you up close and personal with people who might seem to be your neighbors. They represent Texans but, since there are Omahans within those simple clothes, you might even know them.  Then too, the cast members mingle amid you as at a real event, where you sit on bleachers rather than in a...


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