Governor’s Arts Award Honor Theatre Excellence

- This past Tuesday, the Nebraska Arts Council gave out its biannual honors, The Governor’s Arts Awards, recognizing organizations and individuals who have made major contributions to the State’s cultural fabric. The awards this year were original works designed by Sidney, Nebraska landscape artist Benjamin Darling.

Members of the theatrical community took home several awards including Patsy Koch Johns. She...

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A Different Kind of Phantom

Creighton University department of Theatre professor Alam Klem considers himself to be a big fan playwright Arthur Kopit’s work.

“You know I thought I knew all of his plays pretty well but, to be real honest, I didn’t know about this one.”, Klem Said. “(Creighton Musical Theatre Director) Stephen Sheftz is the one who approached me and said ‘You know, I’ve heard this great music from Phantom’ and I said ‘Well,...

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The Rose’s “Broken Mirror” Reflects the Issues of Young Teen Women.

- While finishing up the run of Jackie and Me this week, The Rose Theater will present the latest offering from its Teens ‘N’ Theater program entitled Broken Mirror. The show will take a closer look at the issues facing Omaha’s teen girls by using skits, parodies, scenes, songs, dances and monologues to create an original work of theater that The Rose says “dares to break stereotypes and pose surprising...

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Omaha Playhouse Announces 90th Season

The Omaha Community Playhouse announced with upcoming 90th season on Tuesday with a variety of shows old and new.

The Hawks Mainstage will feature five productions in total, starting in September with the Five-Time Tony Award-winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone, a musical within a musical taking the audience inside the narrator’s favorite shows of years past. Following that in January will be a musical...

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After Ten Years, The Witching Hour Goes Independent

It was ten years ago when I walked through a garage door in downtown Omaha into a place I’d never been. I was a scrawny teenager that had just recently discovered this wonderful form of storytelling called theatre. A few friends invited to see a late-night show entitled WYZK: Radio Trauma, housed inside of The Bluebarn Theatre by a collective calling themselves The Witching Hour. With voices lined up behind the...

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OEA Awards, Lash LaRue, and Death by Design.

- This past weekend the 8th Annual Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards honored the outstanding achievements for last years theatrical performances. The Omaha Community Playhouse led the way in overall awards with 6 as Ellen Struve’s Recommended Reading for Girls took home Best New Script and Best Supporting Actress (Laura Leininger), Evil Dead: The Musical took home Best Director (Carl Beck) and Best Actor (Brian...

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‘Secret Codes & Body Feelings’

Victoria Hoyt’s new exhibit of water-based paintings, Secret Codes and Body Feelings, is at RNG...

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‘Thinking About…Joy of Piper’

"I do not paint like Van Gogh, but I have a soul like his."

This quote is never really...

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Lives of Not Always Quiet Desperation

In the minds of many, Nebraska is part of the U.S. heartland, aka The Midwest.  And Kansas-born...

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In Praise of Metro Public Art, Vol. 1

The Metro’s major force in area public art funding and support, the Iowa West Foundation, has commissioned the estimable...

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Demo Graphics Re-‘Hatches’ on Emmett Street

The Metro is not new to advocacy art. From institutions such as the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and the Kaneko to...

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MONA’s Got ‘Spirit,’ How About You? Biennial Auction, April 5

“What? Drive some 180 miles just to see art? I can’t even get to Lincoln on a regular basis…unless I want to catch a game,...

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Catch the Hubbub at Bemis ‘Flock House: Omaha’

 

 March finally lived up to its promise of warmer weather, and along with it the Metro art scene has come out of...

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Les Femmes Folles…Ciao!

Les Femmes Folles and Caesium Gallery are proud to present LFF…Ciao! This farewell group exhibition features 30 artists...

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Viva Los Dias de los Muertos!

As Halloween hovers on the horizon, and people gear up to put on gruesome, bizarre, or funny costumes and children seek...

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From Cookies to Canker Sores:

“You know, your work is bright, colorful and simple,” said a children’s book editor to illustrator and author Dan...

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Three Times the Wonder

“Rather than having a single exhibition that fills all of our special exhibition spaces, we have this rather unique...

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