Steve Swirczek tribute

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Steven Swirczek, born October 20, 1955, passed away on December 22, 2016 in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, after a 2 year battle with cancer. He is survived by his mother Dolores, his three brothers Dave, Jim (Mary), and Tom, his loving nieces and nephews, and a host of dear friends all over the world. His devoted family and friends … Read More

The Lofte Community Theatre Holiday Show

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‘Twas the month of December, and all through the barn, the Lofte Theatre is performing a new Christmas yarn. Playwright Ken Ludwig is famous for his smash comedy masterpiece “Lend Me A Tenor.” His plays have been performed in over 25 countries throughout the world, with translations into at least 16 languages. But did you know he has added a … Read More

The Haunting of Hill House, Bellevue Little Theatre

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“The Haunting of Hill House,” Bellevue Little Theatre’s November offering, is based on a novel by Shirley Jackson. You may not think you have ready anything by Shirley Jackson. But you almost certainly have. Shirley Jackson wrote “The Lottery,” the ubiquitous 1948 short story about the citizens of a bucolic small town holding their annual June lottery. The winner is … Read More

Brigit Saint Brigit Operation Crucible

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Friday, October 21st at 7:30 p.m., the Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company opens its second production of its 2016-2017 season, OPERATION CRUCIBLE, on the mainstage at the Jewish Community Center, 333 S. 132nd St., Omaha. This thrilling new play, written by Kieran Knowles, tells the story of “four ordinary men”, steel workers in Britain’s Sheffield munitions factory”, “in extraordinary times, … Read More

War of the Roses UNO Creighton collaboration

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A civil war rages. One giant army marches north to confront another in a battle that will determine the outcome of the war. It is the bloodiest battle ever fought on the country’s soil, and the subject of legends for generations to come. Gettysburg as told by Ken Burns? Actually, it is Towton, the climactic battle of the Wars of … Read More

Joseph Miloni memorial message by Carolyn Rutherford Mayo

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by Carolyn Rutherford Mayo, Contributor Can you hear him? -That percussive laugh. -That voice that sang or offered dialogue as though the sound repelled off his diaphragm and shot directly into the stratosphere. -That loving way of referring to you as “Doll” or “Venom Neck” or “Lard Ass”. -That precise and accurate wit revealing a lifetime of study and knowledge … Read More

Joe Miloni tribute by Gary Bosanek

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We are gathered this morning to celebrate the life of Joseph A. Miloni, who was born February 22, 1955 and died too young at the age of 61. Joseph was the youngest child of Don & Virginia Miloni, and is survived by his sister Karen (Larry) and brother Don (Sonia) as well as his nephew Chris, niece Ashleigh and great … Read More

Brigit Saint Brigit “Inherit the Wind”

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There is simply nothing better than a courtroom drama. Admittedly, as an attorney, I am biased. Nevertheless, as far as I am concerned, drama is at its best in the courtroom, ranging from “To Kill a Mockingbird” to “Witness for the Prosecution,” court marshal classics like “A Few Good Men” and “The Caine Mutiny,” and even musicals like “Chicago.” Where … Read More

The 2016 Theatre Arts Guild Award Winners

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Congratulations to all of the nominees. The 2016 winners are: OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS-COMEDY/DRAMA-Kaitlyn McClincy-Jenny, The Christians The Blue Barn Theatre OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR-COMEDY/DRAMA-Bill Hutson–Jay, The Christians The Blue Barn Theatre OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS-MUSICAL-Zhomontee Watson-The Washing Machine, Caroline, or Change. The Omaha Community Playhouse OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR-MUSICAL–Nik Whitcomb-The Dryer/The Bus, Caroline, or Change The Omaha Community Playhouse OUTSTANDING YOUTH ACTRESS–Emma Johnson-Jane … Read More

Papillion LaVista Community Theatre’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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PLVCT is celebrating their tenth anniversary this summer at their outdoor home, the Sumter Amphitheater. For ten seasons, the theater has produced thoroughly entertaining musical productions under the stars in Sarpy County, ranging from “South Pacific” to “Annie.” This summer’s offering is the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber classic “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The production will star … Read More