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BLUEBARN’s 25th Season goes ‘Over the Edge’

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Anderson’s Frenzy of Fitzgerald

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Release the Press!

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Playhouse Awards Honor Exceptional Volunteers

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‘Twelfth Night’ Shows Audiences ‘How’ It’s Done

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Beethoven and Blue Barn

“I feel that I’m connecting with Beethoven,” said pianist/conductor Hal France. He’s referring to his five week engagement in 18 two- hours-plus performances of parts of the composer’s famed masterpiece Diabelli Variations. There are 33 variations and they are at the core of the play of that name by Moisés Kaufman at Omaha’s Blue Barn Theatre.

Kaufman examines the processes behind Beethoven’s creation derived from...

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Disney Honors OPA and SNAP visits ‘Other Desert Cities’

The next time you attend a show at The Orpheum Theater, you might notice some new hardware hanging in Slosburg Hall. Disney Theatrical Productions has honored Omaha Performing Arts for its years of successful engagements of their Broadway touring productions, including most recently the record-breaking run of The Lion King. The award is a handcrafted lioness mask, a replica of the one originally created by The...

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The Challenging Design of ‘Sirens”

Sirens by Deborah Zoe Laufer at The Omaha Community Playhouse presents two unique challenges for it’s designers. First, it takes place in seven different locations spanning the globe. Secondly, it needs to have Sam’s catchy hit song, the one from 25 years ago that went on to be covered by anyone and everyone. How did Director Amy Lane and her team of designers approach these unusual demands?

Lane on the Set...

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Sirens Brings the Call of a New Theatrical Year

With TAG Awards putting last season to a close, the Omaha theatrical community starts work on what looks to be another outstanding year for local theatre. One of the first shows of that year opens this weekend with the Omaha Community Playhouse’s production of Sirens by Deborah Zoe Laufer.

Fans of the 21 & Over programming should find Laufer’s name a familiar one. Her play End Days, about a dysfunctional family...

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TAG Awards Showcase Omaha Theatre’s Depth

The 46th Annual Theatre Arts Guild Awards showcased the parity of a vibrant theatre community making progress year after year. When awards night was over, 31 awards were spread out amongst 14 shows. The assortment of award winning shows reflected the quality of productions seen across the Omaha area from venues large and small.

August: Osage County took home Best Drama and Best Director (Amy Lane), as well as...

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