Release the Press!

This past week on the couches at Aroma’s, members of Max Sparber’s Omaha Playwrights Group sat down for coffee with the Omaha World Herald’s Bob Fischbach and myself to discuss the relationship between theatres and the media on a national and local scale. The discussion touched on a number of important topics bringing about better insight and understanding on how theatres and the media interact with one another,...

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Playhouse Awards Honor Exceptional Volunteers

One of the highlights every year at The Omaha Playhouse is the end of season Awards Night. It represents what lies at the heart of the Playhouse; people coming together and volunteering their time to create outstanding shows for audiences across the city. Everyone who has volunteered his or her time comes together to celebrate the year that was. This past season provided theatregoers with some truly memorable...

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

It’s never about the Who, What, When, or Where.

When it comes to performing Shakespeare, the ‘Who’ can be someone famous. You can bring in a star to perform a classic, but that certainly doesn’t guarantee a quality production. The ‘What’ will never be refreshing by itself. In this day and age, even the most obscure of the Bard’s plays have been performed thousands of times across the world. The ‘When’ and...

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The Rose’s Guehring Receives National Honor

Awards season has begun early thanks to The Rose Theater’s Director of Education and Playwright-in-residence Brian Guehring. Guehring has been awarded the 2013 Lin Wright Special Recognition Citation by the American Alliance for Theater and Education (or AATE).

The AATE has announced Guehring will receive its highest honor for his work founding and directing the Pride Players as well as his work at The Rose...

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Whether Bruised or Bloodied, The Show Must Go On!

For all actors, getting injured during the run of show is something that comes with the territory of live theatre. Through the weeks of rehearsal and performances, the physical grind that an actor puts his or her body through can be monumental. If an injury occurs, more often than not we play through the pain and find a way for the show to go on. Just ask Noah Diaz or Nick Zadina.

Diaz took an awkward tumble...

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Childers’ Talks ‘Normal’

            After a successful opening this past weekend of Next to Normal, SNAP Productions’ are looking to finish the theatre season strong. The 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner about a suburban family dealing with their mother’s troubling bipolar disorder is one of the more ambitious musicals in recent history. Echelle Childers, who plays the mother Diana, said that personal experience has helped her connect to the...

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Diaz opens up about Oz.

When it comes to the casting of The Wizard of Oz at the Omaha Playhouse, no one can doubt the natural fit of Noah Diaz as the Scarecrow.  The lanky, deep-voiced, goofy, and talented Diaz took time to talk about the process of bringing the Wizard of Oz to life under the direction of Susie Baer Collins.

On what set this show apart from other interpretations of the classic Oz story:

There's the obvious answer:...

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