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Letting The Rose Bloom

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One Flapper’s Flamboyant Fest

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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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Longe Is Artist Rothko in Much-Honored Play

Someone says “sizzling” and you half expect porn. Hear “thrilling” and you think of cliffhanger action.

But, when they’re modified by “intellectually,” you’re in for an evening of theater powerful enough to sweep all the drama awards just two seasons ago. More than one reviewer saw Red, the story of abstract expressionist Mark Rothko as he battles for his artistic soul with a devil of a big commission, and found...

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Omaha’s Andy Now in New Normal

Now that we’re seeing Andy Rannells daily in promos for The New Normal, don’t be a johnny-come-lately and say, “Yeah, he’s the Creighton Prep grad who starred in that big Broadway hit, Book of Mormon.

Maybe you saw him first during the London Olympics as NBC began pushing the new television sitcom. A clip showed Andy as Bryan Buckley with his male partner as both volunteered when asked, “Who is going to be the...

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Taste Big Maggie, Guinness at Brigit

The Brigit St. Brigit Theatre company opens its latest Irish play to start their 20th anniversary season with historic momentum, not to mention a free Guinness tasting this weekend.

Big Maggie not only brings Delaney Driscoll back in the title role, but follows growing development of support staff to aid artistic director Cathy Kurz and executive director Scott Kurz in their mission of producing classics and...

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A New Start

John Beasley got tired of being tired.

You’ve likely learned the John Beasley Theater & Workshop’s urgent appeal for funds to relieve its financial distress has been answered, and the once-endangered 2011-2012 season saved.

But you probably don’t know the back story, or why founding namesake and president John Beasley is willing to share the details, the better to make a case for the theater’s continued...

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<p>Mihoko Kinoshita and Gerard Powers star in Opera Omaha’s Madama Butterfly. </p> Butterfly’s End

Opera Omaha opened its doors in 1958 with Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Since then, a more impactful production of this classic was not seen until the spring of 2006 when local artist Jun Kaneko designed the set and costumes. The city went crazy. Kaneko’s vision was lauded across the community. As if Omaha’s love wasn’t enough, the show hit the road, and Kaneko got rave reviews from Vancouver to...

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