THE GROCER’S GOBLIN & THE LITTLE MERMAID

FRIDAY 31
Jan. 31-Feb 16
THE GROCER’S GOBLIN & THE LITTLE MERMAID
The Rose Theater
2001 Farnam St.
Fri: 7 p.m. Sat: 2 & 5 p.m. Sun: 2 p.m.
Tickets: $14-$18
http://www.rosetheater.org

Across the centuries and across continents creatures of cloth and wood and string have become  magically alive. Puppetry thrives.  It blossoms at The Rose. World-premiering is playwright Brian Guehring’s s pairing of new...

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Sister Sister

A friend stops by the table where Camille Metoyer Moten sits with her sister, Lanette Metoyer Moore, and compliments Camille’s deep purple fingernails.

“Those nails have to come off,” Camille says, days before their two-woman play, Having Our Say, opened Jan. 17 at the Omaha Community Playhouse.  “Bessie can’t have glamour nails.”

Lanette plays Sadie and Camille is Bessie, two black sisters who lived more than...

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Black on Black

Comedian Lewis Black has made a living off of being extremely angry, irritated and voluble, to say the least. Considering his on-stage persona, it’s incredible how congenial of a man Black actually is.
From his work on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” to his stand-up routines like The Rant is Due, Black has perfected his craft over the last few decades.

Black called from his New York City home to talk about...

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Having Our Say

FRIDAY 17
Jan.17-Feb.9
HAVING OUR SAY
Howard and Rhonda Hawks Mainstage Theatre
Omaha Community Playhouse
6915 Cass St.
Tickets $10-$35
http://www.OmahaPlayhouse.org.

Sounds, sights and smells of reality permeate the premises in Emily Mann’s adaptation of the best-selling book of this name which was co-written by actual protagonists Sarah "Sadie" L. Delany and A. Elizabeth "Bessie" Delany. While the...

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OUT OF CONTROL: Madness, Passion, and Obsession

SUNDAY 12
Jan, 12
OUT OF CONTROL: Madness, Passion, and Obsession
Omaha Symphony's Symphony Joslyn
Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Hall
2200 Dodge St.
2 p.m. Tickets $10-$30
http://www.omahasymphony.org

Resident conductor Ernest Richardson has ultimate control over this provocative, stirring musical collage. It surges forward with Bernard Herrmann’s music for Alfred Hitchcock’s film of terror Psycho...

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Mannheim Steamroller

Dec. 22
Mannheim Steamroller
Orpheum, 409 S. 16th St.,
3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets $64-$111
http://www.omaha-theater.com

Nothing quite says Christmas like the music of Mannheim Steamroller. The brainchild of composers Chip Davis and Jackson Berkey, Mannheim Steamroller has been churning out its version of “18th century rock-n-roll” in true Christmas fashion since 1984. Davis has built a virtual empire out of...

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Ted Stevens Unknown Project with Cursive and Ladyfinger (ne)

Dec. 19
Ted Stevens Unknown Project with Cursive and Ladyfinger (ne)
Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St.,
9 p.m. Tickets $12
http://www.onepercentproductions.com

Ted Stevens was an Omaha music staple before many of his Cursive fans were born. In 1996, he was front man of Lullaby for the Working Class, as well as the short-lived Mayday, before joining Cursive as a guitarist and vocalist in 1999. Alongside core...

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