Forum at Ralston Community Theatre

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A funny thing happened on the way to Ralston Community Theatre this season. After directing Sweet Charity in 2016, Todd Uhrmacher thought it was time for a change of pace. This summer, Ralston moves from New York in the 1960s to ancient Rome. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum was the first musical for which Stephen … Read More

Circle Theatre presents “The Boob Girls”

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  Omaha’s Circle Theatre was one of the first small theatre companies in Omaha.  It was founded in 1983 by a group of twelve UNO graduates who wanted to create theatre together after they had left college. Due to the great expense of producing live theater, the Circle Theatre came up with the concept of Diner Theatre and performed in … Read More

“In the Heights”

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SNAP! Productions and South High Magnet School will present the Midwest premiere of Lin Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights” this summer. I see I have your undivided attention.  Before Lin Manuel Miranda became a megastar for his smash hit “Hamilton,” he was merely a star after his 2008 hit “In the Heights” was nominated for thirteen Tony awards, winning four: … Read More

Phil’s Diner

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When the conversation at Doug and Laura Marr’s wedding reception in the summer of 1983 turned to their future, it was not just about the happy couple. It was about their theater. Doug and Laura fell in love during a UNO production of “Marat/Sade,” Peter Weiss’s play within a play performed by inmates in a lunatic asylum. At their wedding … Read More

Remembering Kent Stork

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In his retirement, Kent Stork wanted to be onstage. He succeeded, though his time in the spotlight was brief. The 66-year-old died in the hospital Sunday after suffering a heart attack onstage 10 minutes into his lead performance in “Art of Murder” at Theatre in the Valley in Henderson. Nine hours after he died, his second grandchild, a baby girl … Read More

SNAP! Productions “Carrie the Musical”

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  SNAP! Productions proudly presents the Omaha Premiere of one of the most talked-about shows in theatre history: CARRIE the musical. Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, CARRIE the musical is a thrilling take on the story of Carrie White, a Maine teen relentlessly bullied at school and tormented at home by her fanatical mother. When she is unexpectedly invited … Read More

Florentine Players Annual Melodrama

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Derek Kowal still remembers visiting the Durham Museum with his kids when they saw an exhibit about the sinking of the Bertrand, Omaha’s only shipwreck. Wait, what? On April 1, 1865, the steamboat Bertrand struck a submerged log on the Missouri River, just north of Omaha. The ship sank in twelve feet of water in less than ten minutes. Everyone … Read More

Catherland Shelterbelt Theatre

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Ghosts aren’t just for Shelterskelter anymore.  For years, your best chance of seeing a ghostly presence at Shelterbelt Theatre was either during Shelterskelter or a late night set build. However, the ghost of Nebraska’s greatest writer will haunt a new original musical this spring at the Shelterbelt.  “Catherland” is the story of Jeffrey and Susan, a contemporary young couple who … Read More

College of Saint Mary Theatre Program

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Last spring the College of Saint Mary Theatre Program made some changes to meet the unique needs of the students and the college itself. Faced with the prospect of replacing their theatre instructor, Christopher Krampe, Chair of the Performing Arts Program, made the decision to create a Visiting  Dramatic Artist Position which would allow the College to hire a person for … Read More

SNAP! Productions “Detroit ’67”

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“Life ain’t just about keeping what you’ve got. It’s about building something new”. Easier said than done for a black man in Detroit in the summer of 1967. Lank (short for Langston, as in Langston Hughes) and his sister Chelle are turning the basement of the house they inherited from their parents into an after-hours club. Motown, the weather, and … Read More