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Book of mormon

You done gone to Uganda

All right, everyone, turn to Chapter 11 in The Book of Mormon wherein it is written "Behold, I speak unto you as if ye were present.”  Oh, wait. Hasn’t Chapter 11 something to do with bankruptcy?

That can’t be right. The Book of Mormon is a musical, right? And the people who produced it are in financial heaven. Tony Moronis up the wazoo.  Nine of those glittery buggers. What? Ye want to be present again? What the...


The producers

Look out, here comes the master race.

You might ask yourself “Self? Who came up with the musical version of Hamlet called Funny Boy? Who struck gold, titillating the public by re-working Oliver Goldsmith into She Shtupps to Conquer? Who found the road to success aboard A Streetcar Named Murray”? Answer: Max Bialystock, one of the biggest names on Broadway: 13 letters. One of The Producers.

Mel Brooks is the man behind the curtain. The whiz of...


Homeless mammoths

Tremors in a college town

With a play title of Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England you might expect a trek into science fiction or echoes of Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth.  

But rather, as you’ll learn in SNAP Productions’ staging of Madeleine George’s script, it has something to do with a questionable exhibition in a small college town’s natural history museum, subject of an emerging local crisis.

Most on exhibit, though,...


Heathers

Shadows loom over memory lane.

In 1988 a dark, cynical, off-beat and comic movie about high school kids behaving badly garnered rave reviews from critics but was a floperoo at box offices. Then Heathers became a cult smash.

Hey, gang, what about adding some songs and dancing and stuff? Zoom forward to 2014. Off-Broadway-goers think a musical version is swell. Da Da. Heathers: The Musical takes the stage. It rocks.

You might wanna check this out...


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