<p>The Hot Box girls of Guys and Dolls, led by Miss Adelaide played by Kirstin Kluver (center), performing “Bushel and a Peck.” </p> Thoyd Run

Pahdon my Runyonese, but what is a poysun ta do when woyds cannot adequately anticipate the prospect of the thoyd run of Guys and Dolls at the Omaha Community Playhouse? I posed my problem to Susie Baer Collins, who directs the musical comedy, confessing that I’ve longed for its return since seeing it first in the 1960s, then the 1980s. It dates back even further, to 1950, but when it was revived on Broadway in...

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Cold Cream’s Busy Weekend

* The last weekend in the merry month of May more than compensates for the penultimate one that was absent new theater openings. Suddenly we get Wicked, Guys and Dolls, My Big Gay Italian Wedding, Leaving Iowa and Nana's Naughty Knickers plus the Saturday start of eight full days of drama at the Great Plains Theater Conference. You can read more about the GPTC and the Omaha Community Playhouse G&D musical elsewhere...

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Brave New Worlds

(Ed's Note: GPTC-goers, be sure to pick up a print copy of The Reader, which is complete with a special insert featuring a full GPTC schedule.) The playwrights assemble, not on your average prairie, but at the Great Plains Theatre Conference, which brings the creators of brave new worlds to the middle of the country. At Metropolitan Community College and the many stages of Omaha, a flood of drama surges for the...

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Spellbound

Any new art exhibit in Omaha that comes from south of the border naturally raises certain expectations of work rich in Mexican heritage and socio-political issues from such masters as Jose Orozco, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. But cultural and national issues aside, artists the world over share similar interests and concerns dealing with form, vision and process as much as content. Such is the case with Sorcery, a...

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<p>Randy Danson as Madame Morrible in Broadway Across America’s production of Wicked. The show runs May 25 through June 12 at the Orpheum Theater.  </p> Quick for Wicked

* Wasn't Wicked here two years ago? That makes it the quickest comeback for any Broadway musical to return to the Orpheum. And it's by far the fastest to return with a run that stretches through three weekends, Wednesday, May 25-June 12. That doesn't surprise Randy Danson who plays the horrible Madame Morrible, who teaches both Glinda the Good and the emerald-green Elphaba as young witches. The oft-honored actress...

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<p>An observer checks out a piece from Sharon Booma’s The Writing’s on the Wall, on display through Sunday at Anderson O’Brien Fine Art, 1108 Jackson St.  </p> Follow the Signs

Anderson O’Brien Fine Art has been a “go to” destination for modern and contemporary art patrons in the Omaha area for the past 30 years. The gallery’s expansion to the Old Market at 1108 Jackson St. in July, 2010, generated much excitement. The current exhibition Sharon Booma: The Writing’s on the Wall clearly demonstrates why. The Writing’s on the Wall provides 25 new works by this prolific artist,...

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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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