In Memoriam Eunice Denenberg

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It’s tricky for Eunie Denenberg to pinpoint exactly when her life in show-biz began, but she gave it her best shot. “Let’s say it started with my 5 year-old belting out of all 10 Hit Parade Hits at my folks’ Sunday afternoon poker games. Or maybe the neighborhood show I co-produced on my friend Marie Calandra’s driveway. My poignant rendition … Read More

In Memoriam Barb Ross

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Barb Ross was born for the Omaha stage. Her father, Lew Kucera was a terrific actor and a contemporary with some of the great performers of our time: Mary Peckham, Bill Bailey, Rudyard Norton, Norm and Louise Filbert, and Elaine Jabenis. Her mother, Ethel, taught theater at South High School. The South Omaha girl took to the stage early and … Read More

Mills Masquers’ “Proof”

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“Proof” is a bucket list show for director Deborah Brauch. This magnificent play, which won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Actress for Mary-Louise Parker’s portrayal of Catherine Llewellyn, is a story of mental illness and mathematical genius. Catherine, the daughter of a brilliant but unstable math professor, allows a former graduate … Read More

TAG Awards Raffle Donations Thank You

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A BIG THANK YOU! Our recent 50th anniversary TAG Awards Gala would have not been the same without our TAG raffle. More fifty businesses and individuals generously donated items to help defray the costs of the gala. We are so grateful for their great support of theatre in the Omaha area. Please take note of the businesses that helped make … Read More

Brigit Saint Brigit “A Raisin in the Sun”

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“What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?” “Harlem” by Langston Hughes In 1938, the parents of eight year old Lorraine Hansberry purchased a house in the Washington Park subdivision on Chicago’s South Side. Efforts by white neighbors to enforce a racially restrictive covenant that barred African Americans from purchasing property in … Read More

Wesley Pourier

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By Lindsay Pape, Contributor I am writing to honor the life of Wesley Pourier, a brilliant jewel in the Omaha Theatre Community.  He left us too early, but his joyful contributions will not be forgotten. He grew up in Porcupine, South Dakota, a proud member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, and attended Red Cloud High School. Wesley came to Omaha … Read More

Eminent Domain Omaha Community Playhouse

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The official start of the 2017-2018 theater season kicks off with one of its most anticipated productions: “Eminent Domain”, by local playwright Laura Leininger-Campbell. A staged reading of the script received a standing ovation from a packed house for Shelterbelt Theatre’s “Before the Boards” series. It went on to become a 2016 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference finalist. An accomplished … Read More

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