Music Plays On, Comics Cavort

“If music be the food of love, play on. Give me an excess of it.” So begins Twelfth Night at the Joslyn Castle.

But the Brigit St. Brigit company’s only excess comes in sound of laughter bouncing off the handsome satinwood walls of the Castle’s elegant music room. The romantic comedy has been called Will Shakespeare’s most musical play and this cast can claim it as the funniest.

It not only opens with that...

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WOW! Playhouse Opening Exceeds All Expectations

I couldn’t bear to leave the Omaha Community Playhouse after seeing August: Osage County. I was eager as a giddy school girl to celebrate the brilliance of an epic script and performances so powerful I grieved for those who didn’t find a place in director Amy Lane’s “dream team” cast.

Never have I expected so much from an award-winning drama and yet found it exceeding the highest expectations. It has been...

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Scots Rockers Ambition vs. Romance

The title, Rooms: a Rock Romance, gives you a good idea of the genre, but what about the “Rooms”?  One hint comes from this comparison of the couple, a romancing pair of musicians:
“She longs to see every room in the world — he longs to stay in his.”

She’s bubbly ambitious Monica and he’s rumpled laidback Ian, two Scottish rockers starting in Glasgow in the 1970s. They’re played by two UNL students, Jaime...

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