Theatre Year in Review

2013 was defined by change. Many theatres, large and small, found themselves in the midst of transition. The Omaha Community Playhouse is half-way through the  Carl Beck/Susie Baer Collins swan song as they prepare to finish their final season at the helm of the organization. On the heels of their departure wa the announcement of Hilary Adams as Carl Beck’s Successor. How the New York-based director will acclimate...

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Lara’s Long Road to New Lungs

The alarm goes off and I smack my smartphone asleep. I sit up and try to breathe deep.

Nothing.

My nose is completely stuffed up and instead of a breath, I get a cough. I've been battling this head cold for a week now. I take a hot shower, trying to clear out my sinuses to no avail. This cold is a stubborn one. But life doesn't stop for your illness, especially when you have deadlines to make.

I put some...

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OEA Awards Provide Expected Wins and Surprises

The OEA Awards for Performing Arts came with some expected recognition for last year’s blockbusters as well as some unexpected surprises for other great productions. With many of the winners working on productions, out of town, or simply unaware they were even nominated, several awards were gathered by the Artistic Directors (or in some cases young cast members) of the worthy shows. With a performance from the...

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Theater Opens by Threes in September

It helps to have three-day weekends when the three shows already playing metro stages are joined by three more on Sept. 14 and another trifecta on Sept.27.

Thank goodness for an opening-free weekend in between. By that time dramaholics should be able to catch up with the rush of theater startups that began with the brilliant August: Osage County at the Omaha Community Playhouse, a saucy Avenue Q at SNAP!...

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You Don’t Know Bob

Bob Wiltfong might not be a catchy household name, but this news reporter-turned nationally known comedian is everywhere lately. He was billed as “The World’s Greatest Spokesperson in the World” in a series of recent Nationwide Insurance ads, and he’s also been a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. This Saturday, Wiltfong returns to his old stomping grounds to do a benefit show in Benson, with the...

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Because Nice Matters

The Circle Theatre’s riveting production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf unfolds in the shadow of the most unlikely of set dressing pieces. George and Martha, the feuding protagonists in the Edward Albee classic that is celebrating its 50th year on stages everywhere, are anything but nice. But there it is nonetheless, the cloyingly cute plaque hanging in their living room, the one emblazoned with the inane motto...

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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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