Disney Honors OPA and SNAP visits ‘Other Desert Cities’

The next time you attend a show at The Orpheum Theater, you might notice some new hardware hanging in Slosburg Hall. Disney Theatrical Productions has honored Omaha Performing Arts for its years of successful engagements of their Broadway touring productions, including most recently the record-breaking run of The Lion King. The award is a handcrafted lioness mask, a replica of the one originally created by The...

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The Challenging Design of ‘Sirens”

Sirens by Deborah Zoe Laufer at The Omaha Community Playhouse presents two unique challenges for it’s designers. First, it takes place in seven different locations spanning the globe. Secondly, it needs to have Sam’s catchy hit song, the one from 25 years ago that went on to be covered by anyone and everyone. How did Director Amy Lane and her team of designers approach these unusual demands?

Lane on the Set...

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Sirens Brings the Call of a New Theatrical Year

With TAG Awards putting last season to a close, the Omaha theatrical community starts work on what looks to be another outstanding year for local theatre. One of the first shows of that year opens this weekend with the Omaha Community Playhouse’s production of Sirens by Deborah Zoe Laufer.

Fans of the 21 & Over programming should find Laufer’s name a familiar one. Her play End Days, about a dysfunctional family...

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TAG Awards Showcase Omaha Theatre’s Depth

The 46th Annual Theatre Arts Guild Awards showcased the parity of a vibrant theatre community making progress year after year. When awards night was over, 31 awards were spread out amongst 14 shows. The assortment of award winning shows reflected the quality of productions seen across the Omaha area from venues large and small.

August: Osage County took home Best Drama and Best Director (Amy Lane), as well as...

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BLUEBARN’s 25th Season goes ‘Over the Edge’

The list of great shows in Omaha to see this year just got longer.

The BLUEBARN Theatre made their season announcement last week highlighting their 25th anniversary with a lineup of shows surrounding the theme “Over the Edge”.  The lineup will feature three regional premieres and a remount of a fan favorite holiday show from 2010.

First up will be Yasmina Reza’s comedy God of Carnage opening in late September....

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Anderson’s Frenzy of Fitzgerald

After completing her latest literary festival surrounding Oscar Wilde last summer, Jill Anderson immediately began searching for a focus for her next project. When she saw a trailer for Baz Luhrmann's latest film The Great Gatsby, the answer was easy:

F Scott Fitzgerald and The Jazz Age.

“The Luhrmann thing was really kind of inspiring to me,” Anderson said. “Just seeing that preview last year, seeing the...

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Release the Press!

This past week on the couches at Aroma’s, members of Max Sparber’s Omaha Playwrights Group sat down for coffee with the Omaha World Herald’s Bob Fischbach and myself to discuss the relationship between theatres and the media on a national and local scale. The discussion touched on a number of important topics bringing about better insight and understanding on how theatres and the media interact with one another,...

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Infleunce of the Times-Symphony Joslyn

SUNDAY 23
Mar, 23
INFLUENCE OF THE TIMES, Classical, Jazz, Romantic.
Omaha Symphony Symphony Joslyn
Carmelo Galante, clarinet
Thomas ... more »


Million Dollar Quartet

TUESDAY 18 
Feb. 18-23
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Orpheum Theater
409 S. 16th St.
Tues-Thurs: 7:30 p.m. Fri: 8 p.m. Sat: 2 & 8 p.m. Sun: ... more »


Outside The Lines: Unexpected Delights from Major Composers

SUNDAY 23
Feb. 23
OUTSIDE THE LINES:  Unexpected Delights from Major Composers
Omaha Symphony’s Symphony Joslyn
Alexandra Rock, oboe ... more »


GNIT

THURSDAY 20
Feb. 20-Mar. 15
GNIT
Blue Barn Theatre
614 S. 11th St.
Tickets: $20-$25http://www.bluebarn.org
 

Norwegian playwright ... more »


Killing Them Softly: The Return of King Buzzo

But as Melvins fans are well aware, an open mind can yield great rewards. Queen’s “You’re My Best Friend,” for example, certainly ... more »


he Legendary Count Basie Orchestra featuring New York Voices

FRIDAY 14
Feb. 14
THE LEGENDARY COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA FEATURING NEW YORK VOICES
Kiewit Hall, Holland Center
2200 Dodge St.
8 p.m. ... more »


THE GROCER’S GOBLIN & THE LITTLE MERMAID

FRIDAY 31
Jan. 31-Feb 16
THE GROCER’S GOBLIN & THE LITTLE MERMAID
The Rose Theater
2001 Farnam St.
Fri: 7 p.m. Sat: 2 & 5 p.m. Sun: 2 ... more »


Having Our Say

FRIDAY 17
Jan.17-Feb.9
HAVING OUR SAY
Howard and Rhonda Hawks Mainstage Theatre
Omaha Community Playhouse
6915 Cass St.
Tickets ... more »



The Truth About Caril

It was the case that shattered innocence and struck fear into an entire nation, inspired artists like Terrence Malick ... more »


Murder he wrote

South Omaha native son David Krajicek’s crime writing has branded him Mr. Murder, so it’s only apt he looks the heavy ... more »


So Bad, It’s Good

Stop by the PS Collective at 6056 Maple Street this Thursday, August 4th at 7 p.m. for the Omaha Poetry Slam Team ... more »


What’s a Cthulhu?

*Fans of horror, monsters and strange illustrations take note: artist Michael Bukowski is illustrating every monster ... more »