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

Theatre Arts Guild Grants

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TAG Theatre Grant – Apply Today! Did you know that the Theatre Arts Guild offers individual and theatre/organization grants? While we are currently accepting grant applications on a rolling basis, TAG will only accept applications through June 30, 2017. TAG will then switch to a bi-annual cycle, starting with an application due date of October 1, 2017 and March 1, … Read More

SNAP Productions “Detroit ’67”

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Mention Detroit in 1967, and you automatically conjure images of burning storefronts and police in riot gear. These scenes create a provocative backdrop for Detroit ‘67, a new drama about race and family that’s set in a west-side basement speakeasy during the city’s disastrous July 1967 riot. Written by Dominique Morisseau and directed by Noah Diaz, Detroit ‘67 makes its … Read More

Traveling Talisman’s Sitting Bull’s Last Waltz

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“Traveling Talisman Productions” presents Sitting Bull’s Last Waltz at the Johnny Carson Theatre at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln March 2nd-5th.  There  are 5 performances,  March 2-5th at 7:30pm with a 2:30 matinee March 5th.  The show is written by Nebraska native John Templin Schliesser, produced by Schliesser and Kathleen Dougherty, scored by Gregg Foreman (Cat Power), and directed by award-winning Director Lara … Read More