Not a ‘Normal’ Design Challenge

Early on in the initial design meetings for the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next To Normal (currently playing in the Omaha Playhouse’s Howard Drew Theatre), director Amy Lane and designer, UNO Professor Steven Williams, tossed around different ideas about the stage design of the dynamic and heavy-hearted musical about a suburban family’s struggle to deal with a mother’s mental disorder.

Lane’s first step with...

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Did You Know: Having Our Say

The Nebraska Theatre Caravan sent off its latest production, The Fantasticks, on a national tour last week. But did you know that long before this show went on it’s merry way, there was another production being prepped by the NTC? It was small two-woman show called Having Our Say, currently running on the Omaha Playhouse’s Hawks Mainstage and starring the ever talented sibling duo of Camille Metoyer Moten and...

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Cult Classic Karaoke

Because of the cold (both the weather and the illness), I regrettably missed last week’s annual 21 & Over event at the Omaha Playhouse, Live Broadway Karaoke, and your remorse should be just as comparable if you missed out as well.

What started as an experiment a few years ago has become a sort of cult classic event hosted in the lobby of the Hawks Mainstage. The number of attendees is small, but the talent and...

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Getting Better and Gearing Up

- While the cold weather has taken a turn for the worse, The BLUEBARN’s Witching Hour is hard at work trying to get better. At least, that’s the title behind their latest project, How to be Better. The show will be based on the cartoons of the 1930s, the self-obsession of modern-day culture, and the different ways in which people interact with one another. The end result will be a black and white cartoon performed...

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BSB Back in Schools

Last week, Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre reintroduced their educational outreach program back into Omaha area schools with the opening of McMillan’s Macbeth, a production developed with Lions’ Pride, the after school program at McMillan Magnet School in North Omaha. The theatre said the objective of the program “is still designed to foster a more solid understanding and appreciation of the classics through...

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BLUEBARN’s Giving Tree Going Strong

 - 6 years ago, BLUEBARN Theatre’s Artistic Director Susan Clement-Toberer was looking for a way to give back to a community that has given so much. She knew of the initiatives like Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army Tree of Lights, which help children and families during the Holiday season, but she didn’t find much in the way of holiday assistance towards Omaha’s elderly.

After some research, she came across...

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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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