FaceBook Twitter youtube
Theater Review

Jesus Reborn

Theater Review

Top Talents Deliver Blue Barn’s Carnage

Theater Review

Buy Playhouse Tickets Fast As You Can

Theater Review

Wow! 4-Star Comedy Smash Hit at Barn

Theater Review

-“Recommended?” Yes to Premiere Play

Theater Review

‘40s Songs, Great Voices, Comedic Magic

Mix the magic and affirmative smiles from the mute narrator with well-cast voices and all you need are the familiar songs. The only problem All Night Strut: a Jumpin’ Jivin’ Jam posed for me was to keep from singing along.

The heart of this 1940s song-and-dance show came from the World War sections and the most moving moment before intermission found Erika Hall as Rosie the Riveter leading the full ensemble over...

Theater Review

Behanding Is Blue Barn at its Best

By Warren Francke

 

A Behanding in Spokane is the Blue Barn at its best with Kevin Lawler directing Thomas Becker as Cunningham, the grim sociopath in search of his missing left hand.

Quick perspective: This company’s treatment of such Edward Albee plays as Three Tall Women and The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? along with Vieux Carre by Tennessee Williams rank near the top of my lifetime of theater-going...

Theater Review

Gory Fun with Horror Flick Parody

You don’t need to be an expert on cheapo horror movies to enjoy Evil Dead: the Musical at the Omaha Community Playhouse.

But a little hint of the genre being parodied would help you get past its biggest negative: the off-putting opening which seemed to center on a horny male named Scotty shouting “Stupid bitch” at his female companions.  It’s justified by this convention:

Every cliché-ridden horror flick that...

Theater Review

Deathtrap Audience Goes from Horror to Hilarity

Bob Hope sang, “Thanks for the memories,” but Deathtrap has me singing thanks for few memories. I’d seen the 1990 version at the Omaha Community Playhouse and the movie with Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve, but that didn’t spoil the suspense.

I didn’t remember the scary plot twists or even how funny it was. The only problem? Sharing its appeal without revealing those twists and turns.

The laughs may not...

Theater Review

Beehive Just Gets Better

They lined up 20 years ago outside the Howard St. Tavern, waiting to hear Beehive bring back 1960s rock n’ roll. And they packed The Waiting Room on Maple Street  200-strong Saturday to hear the same songs.

Dylan, et al, tell us times are achangin’, so you expect the voices of Sue Booton, Ginny Herman, Kathy Tyree, Tiffany White-Welchen and two who joined them a little later, Donna Ball and Jean Peterson,  to...

Page 3 of 5 pages  < 1 2 3 4 5 > 

 

Sign up for GoodDealOmaha!