Playhouse Awards Honor Exceptional Volunteers

One of the highlights every year at The Omaha Playhouse is the end of season Awards Night. It represents what lies at the heart of the Playhouse; people coming together and volunteering their time to create outstanding shows for audiences across the city. Everyone who has volunteered his or her time comes together to celebrate the year that was. This past season provided theatregoers with some truly memorable...

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‘Twelfth Night’ Shows Audiences ‘How’ It’s Done

It’s never about the Who, What, When, or Where.

When it comes to performing Shakespeare, the ‘Who’ can be someone famous. You can bring in a star to perform a classic, but that certainly doesn’t guarantee a quality production. The ‘What’ will never be refreshing by itself. In this day and age, even the most obscure of the Bard’s plays have been performed thousands of times across the world. The ‘When’ and...

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The Rose’s Guehring Receives National Honor

Awards season has begun early thanks to The Rose Theater’s Director of Education and Playwright-in-residence Brian Guehring. Guehring has been awarded the 2013 Lin Wright Special Recognition Citation by the American Alliance for Theater and Education (or AATE).

The AATE has announced Guehring will receive its highest honor for his work founding and directing the Pride Players as well as his work at The Rose...

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Whether Bruised or Bloodied, The Show Must Go On!

For all actors, getting injured during the run of show is something that comes with the territory of live theatre. Through the weeks of rehearsal and performances, the physical grind that an actor puts his or her body through can be monumental. If an injury occurs, more often than not we play through the pain and find a way for the show to go on. Just ask Noah Diaz or Nick Zadina.

Diaz took an awkward tumble...

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Childers’ Talks ‘Normal’

            After a successful opening this past weekend of Next to Normal, SNAP Productions’ are looking to finish the theatre season strong. The 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner about a suburban family dealing with their mother’s troubling bipolar disorder is one of the more ambitious musicals in recent history. Echelle Childers, who plays the mother Diana, said that personal experience has helped her connect to the...

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Diaz opens up about Oz.

When it comes to the casting of The Wizard of Oz at the Omaha Playhouse, no one can doubt the natural fit of Noah Diaz as the Scarecrow.  The lanky, deep-voiced, goofy, and talented Diaz took time to talk about the process of bringing the Wizard of Oz to life under the direction of Susie Baer Collins.

On what set this show apart from other interpretations of the classic Oz story:

There's the obvious answer:...

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Addams Family and Gearing Up for Great Plains

            In 1933 Charles Addams published his first cartoon in the New Yorker when was just 21. Over the course of nearly six decades, he became known as one of the magazines most cherished contributors. Today, he’s most widely known for his characters that came to be called The Addams Family, a group that evolved into multiple television shows, motion pictures, and now a Broadway Musical that opens this week...

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Beethoven Variations and Transformations

Beethoven Variations and Transformations
Friday, April 25, 12:00PM-1:00PM
Free and Open to the Public
BLUEBARN Theatre, 614 S. 11th ... more »


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 »



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 »