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The Indie Band of Omaha Theatre

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Shakespeare in Seuss-Punk Style

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From Super Heros to Zombies

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Pushing the Artform and Connecting Communities

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Memphis Mama: Change Not Easy

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Brigit’s Heiress Brings Miloni Back

It’s easy to get fired up about seeing Joseph Miloni back on stage, especially when an interview ignites passion couched in his acerbic wit.  The occasion? A few days before the opening of The Heiress, a classic adapted from a Henry James novella, and presented by the Brigit St. Brigit Theatre.

They’re doing it in a stately hall at First Congregational Church and that’s where this conversation pairs Joe (“You...

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Book of Mormon Profane, Endearing

Broadway show blurbs can be banal and predictable, but not when it comes to The Book of Mormon. Oh, native Omahan Kurt Andersen might dub it “The best new musical of the 21st century” on NPR, but others call it “phenomenally blasphemous” and ask, “Could it be the most offensive show to ever hit the Great White Way?”

Maybe the blurb that best reflects this mix came from the New York Times: “Outrageous, profane...

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Mythical Siren Meets Social Media

With the monster production of Les Miserables looming ahead at the Omaha Community Playhouse, the play selection committee looked for a contrast to open the season in the smaller Howard Drew setting.

They found Sirens, described by director Amy Lane as “a light-hearted comedy about love and marriage.”  It not only contrasts with “the heavier themes” of the momentous musical, with its challenging technical...

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Letting The Rose Bloom

When Matt Gutschick came to Omaha last September, the first thing he did was attend shows at as many local theatres as possible. Everywhere he went, he introduced himself to local actors and directors as the new artistic face of The Rose Theater, Omaha’s stage for children and families.

He was reaching out as a stranger in a new town, inviting anyone and everyone to come see the plans he had for the decades old...

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One Flapper’s Flamboyant Fest

“There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired.”

-F Scott Fitzgerald

 

That iconic sentence from The Great Gatsby sums up what Jill Anderson is to the Joslyn Literary Festival. When living as an actor in Omaha, you have two choices: work for free while supporting yourself with some other job or make your own productions in the hope of creating something beautiful while maintaining some...

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