Potential Chldren’s Theatre Magic

The wonderful old Rose Theater was full of eager children and doting parents at the opening performance of Brian Guehring and Stephanie Jacobson’s evocation of two Hans Christian Andersen tales. This is a new take, i.e  a world premiere, combining famous The Little Mermaid with more obscure The Grocer’s Goblin. For most of the 50 or so minutes puppets took center stage, offering a colorful array of eye candy much...

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Another Wicked Witch

The Rose Theater has taken on the major task of trying to make the best of the musical Narnia derived from C. S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The original children’s novel comes thoroughly supplied with adventure, meaning and symbolic significance. But this version, laden with songs, defuses the potential. The result, done here or elsewhere, is bound to resemble many other musicals where...

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Marley Unchained

You might think that a theatre piece called Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol would be some kind of a send-up of the Dickens classic. Or, if you’re in a humbug frame of mind, you might conclude that such a title too much implies the regularly unwrapped holiday package and you’d prefer to remain within your rooms, warming feet by the fire, sipping yourself into oblivion with thoroughly-laced hot toddies.

Indeed, my...

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A Winter Night’s Rite

As you’ve no doubt heard  ‘tis the season to be jolly. And it’s a time when folks everywhere partake of sacred and secular rites. Non-religious ones include such things as going to concerts, ballets and theatre where tried and true themes and stories are re-visited, re-connectimg with the comfortably familiar. Although such performances may be presented with great artistry,skill and talent, that result comes...

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Pity and Terror

UNO Theatre students capably explore the intricacies of Sophokles Elektra guided by director Dr. Douglas Paterson, putting his own special stamp on the experience. And stamping, striding, declaiming characterize his choice of how his cast performs this famed classic. A powerful, stunning set from the faculty’s Robbie Jones towers over them, as if saying that there is no escaping fate. Paterson also adds personal...

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Seeing is Believing

Deafness is the place explored in Nina Raine’s increasingly cogent play Tribes presented by SNAP Productions. And, as you listen and look, you’ll become impressed by her conception and how director Michael Simpson realizes it as personified by his capable cast. 

At first, sitting in semi-darkness before the stage lights and the performers illuminate where this will arrive, film clips flash at the back of the...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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