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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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Golden Age of Theater? Lets Argue About It

Wait a week or two and we’ll lay out the entire 2012-13 theater season, one already memorable for the smash opening of August: Osage County at the Omaha Community Playhouse. But it isn’t too early to argue about just how golden these days might be.

In the last decade, I’ve looked closely at live theater here over the past 100 years, starting with the heyday of professional road companies bringing the likes of...

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Cold Cream 8/4: The Official Blues Brothers Revue

It’s a summer custom at the Omaha Community Playhouse to import a theatrical package of light seasonal fun. In recent years, they’ve brought us an entertaining scholastic nun and man as cave man.

But neither of these worthy predecessors sounded as much fun as next week’s The Official Blues Brothers Revue as publicized by the OPC’s Katie Wortmann. If you’re wondering about the “official” claim, be assured it’s...

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July 8: Ben Folds

July 8
Ben Folds
Stir Cove at Harrah's Casino, 1 Harrah's Boulevard
8 p.m., $35 in advance/$40 day-of-show, 21 and up, http://www.stircove.com

Ben Folds' biggest hit has always been a sidestep from what makes Ben Folds such a captivating musician. 1997's “Brick” off of Ben Folds Five's Whatever & Ever Amen painted Folds as a somber, delicate songwriter. Meanwhile, Folds had already cultivated a fan base that knew his...

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Flawless “Executions”

* When the French want to “shorten her,” we’re spared the head of Marie Antoinette rolling from the guillotine. But the Witching Hour’s original production, Bitch, doesn’t flinch when it comes to questioning four famous executions. Directed by Jennifer Pool, who co-wrote the one-hour play with Kirstin Kluver and Kathleen Lawler, Bitch boldly risks a fast-paced, highly-choreographed treatment of the French...

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