Hind, Heart, Head

She studied ballet in Toronto and Quebec, then spent three years in London, England, preparing in dance and other performing arts. Back at an academy of performing arts in Toronto, she won its “triple threat award” for song, dance and acting.
That led Dayna Tietzen to such roles as Anita in West Side Story.
And now she’s the hind end of a horse. More formally, the Hind Puppeteer for Joey, the heroic title War...

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Infleunce of the Times-Symphony Joslyn

SUNDAY 23
Mar, 23
INFLUENCE OF THE TIMES, Classical, Jazz, Romantic.
Omaha Symphony Symphony Joslyn
Carmelo Galante, clarinet
Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Hall
2200 Dodge St.
2 p.m. Tickets $10-$30
http://www.omahasymphony.org

As time moves ever onward, composers reflect the sounds that surround them, musically pointing toward the future. Leonard Bernstein and Morton Gould...

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Omahans put their own spin on Stephen King’s The Shining

Credit Omaha writer-director Jason Levering for possessing the temerity to not only consider adapting Stephen King's meta horror novel The Shining to the stage but to follow through and actually get the master's approval. Now he's only hours away from seeing the adaptation he and Aaron Sailors wrote make its world premiere.

The Shining, A Play, has a three-show run March 21 and 22 at Sokol Auditorium, 2234 South...

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A Conversation with Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels brings her "Maximize Your Life Tour" to March 12 at Holland Center. One of Jillian's biggest Omaha fans, Angel Decker, got the opportunity to interview the fitness expert. Here's their discussion.

Angel: You are a weight loss/ fitness guru, life coach, reality TV star, and author of five books. You have millions of subscribers to your newsletter, your own clothing line, a DVD workout series, an...

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Sisters of song: Kathy Tyree connects with Ella Fitzgerald

Ella, the dramatic musical revue of the life of American songbook diva Ella Fitzgerald at the Omaha Community Playhouse, reveals the anguish behind the legendary performer's sweet voice and carefree persona.

Call it kismet or karma, but the woman portraying her is veteran Omaha chanteuse Kathy Tyree, whose ebullient, easy-going public face has similarly disguised her own torment.

The high points surely...

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Come Back Little Shebae

THURS 6
Mar 6-30
COME BACK LITTLE SHEBA
SNAP Productions
3225 California Ave.
Tickets: $10-$15

http://www.snapproductions.com

William Inge’s often admired 1950 play comes back into the light as SNAP Productions seeks to make it shine. The impetus: the curse and refuge of alcoholism lying within the sorrowful, unfulfilled lives of middle-aged, Middle-Americans Doc and Lola. More than drink stirs this...

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Death By Design

Wednesday 26
Feb. 26--Mar. 8
DEATH BY DESIGN
University of Nebraska Theatre
Weber Fine Arts Building,
6001 Dodge Street
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5-$15.
http://www.unomaha.edu/unotheatre

Rob Urbinati has been back within UNO’s hallowed halls to direct one of his own stage creations, Death by Design. The University M.A. grad was on campus before, staging Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. Blue Barn Theatre not...

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