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Lady Day in dark light

If you feel that you have been acquainted with Billie Holiday and want to know her better you might want to venture deeper at Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill in Crossroads Mall. There you will hear superb singing of famed parts of Billie’s performing career by Tiffany White-Welchen in a production staged by Gordon Cantiello for the Omaha debut of his Performing Artists Repertory Theatre. You can also hear...

Off the wall, heading into new dimensions.

You may howl with laughter, bursting at the seams, as The Singularity by Crystal Jackson unfolds, refolds and expands during Shelterbelt Theatre’s take on it. Director Beth Thompson and a pitch- perfect cast have nailed it to the wall, the signpost up ahead, crossing over into yet another twilight zone.

Jackson’s well-honed satire could be called science-fiction, given that science-fiction is often a look into...

Dracula Lives!

Dracula lives!  UNO director D. Scott Glasser has brought forth a production of Steven Dietz’ s stage version of Bram Stoker’s novel, full of vitality and urgent drama. The constantly vivid action can grab you and hold you fascinated, given the excellent cast’s energy and conviction. Andy Prescott especially stands out as sturdy Van Helsing.

Glasser’s approach throbs with colorful and compelling movement,...


Cherishing time, place and change

Blues Barn Theatre has opened its new season in a new structure, offering an imaginative play which, like the company, crosses time and space. Jordan Harrison’s fantasy,The Grown-Up offers fascinating permutations of reality, mingled with constant symbolisms. And it throbs with vitality thanks to Susan Clement-Toberer’s staging.

The choice of the 2014 script fits Blue Barn’s situation perfectly, given the shifting...

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