Belle, Beast Score Big Numbers

Publicists like to list all sorts of numbers when touting big Broadway shows, but they’re usually resistable. Not this time. Somehow, the “facts and figures” on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast grabbed me, despite the usual resistance compounded by the added irritation of having to include the Disney name in the official title.

Fans of Belle, the Beast and Gaston know the story of the enchanted prince who can only...

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Witches Meet Santa, Elves

Doug and Laura Marr have so much fun doing Witch Way to the North Pole at their Circle Theatre that it doesn’t matter if you’re a grade-schooler fascinated by its young witches and elves or adults entertained by all the pop culture tidbits.

His writing and her directing are aided by a high-energy performance from a third-grader named Katya Reason who plays Lisbeth, a sassy little witch who wants to see the real...

entered on 12/08/12 at 06:50 PM | read more »


Pick: Grass So Tall, Sky So Black

Nov 30th-December 15th
Grass So Tall, Sky So Black: an original old time ghost story musical
Blue Barn Theatre
614 S. 11 St.
$10 at the door, 11pm Friday and Saturday Nights

Local musicians, dancers, and thespians bring you “a haunting story of ghosts and grass in a time that is not quite now, on a prairie that is not quite here.” From the haunting fragility of Brad Hoshaw’s voice to Colin Furgeson and Catie...

entered on 12/05/12 at 05:27 PM | read more »


Pick: Sam Cook Poetry Reading and Workshop

December  10
Sam Cook Poetry Reading and Workshop
Legend Comics and Coffee 5207 Leavenworth St., Omaha
4:30-8:00pm, Free
 
Legend Comics and Coffee will be hosting National Poetry Slam champion, Sam Cook, for a writing workshop and poetry reading. The workshop will run from 4:30 until 6:00pm, while the reading is scheduled for 7:00-8:00pm. The event is sponsored by the Nebraska Writers Collective through the...

entered on 12/04/12 at 06:21 PM | read more »


Pick: Ocular Coalescence

December 7
Opening reception for "Ocular Coalescence"
The Kent Bellows Studio & Center for Visual Arts, 3303 Leavenworth St.
6-9pm
 
The Kent Bellows Studio & Center for Visual Arts will be hosting the opening reception of “Ocular Coalescence”, an exhibit that showcases the visually diverse work of the studio's young artists, including paintings, sculpture, video, ceramics, and more. The art compilation was...

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Witch Way North? Try Circle Theatre

There’s more than three Reasons and three McGuigans to see two openings this weekend. The Reasons all appear in the latest work of Omaha’s most prolific playwright, Doug Marr, whose Circle Theatre presents Witch Way to the North Pole.

Krista Reason plays Driselda, the main witch, and daughter Katya plays the young witch who wants to find Santa Claus. In this case, that’s “Corporate Santa” played by David...

entered on 12/03/12 at 05:02 PM | read more »


Pick: Zappa Plays Zappa

Dec. 9

Zappa Plays Zappa

Whiskey Roadhouse at Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs, 2701 23rd Avenue
8:30 p.m., $25
(712) 323-2500 http://www.ticketmaster.com, Whiskey Roadhouse kiosk


Making his daddy proud, Dweezil Zappa takes to the stage to perform the music of his late father, Frank Zappa.  It’s been 19 years since the elder Zappa passed on, and the amount of music he left behind was staggering. Always...

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