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

49th Annual Theatre Arts Guild Award Nominations

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2015-16 Theatre Arts Guild Awards Nominees Here is a full list of the nominees. Congratulations to all! Outstanding Performance by an Actress FEATURED ROLE – COMEDY/DRAMA 1. Stephanie Anderson – Kate – In The Bones – Shelterbelt Theatre 2. Megan Friend – Actor D – The Grown-Up – Blue Barn Theatre 3. Kaitlyn McClincy – Jenny –The Christians – Blue … Read More

Tuesdays with Morrie PART Theatre

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The Performing Artists Repertory Theatre (PART) has finally found a home. PART was founded by Gordon Cantiello in 2010, and remained itinerant until last June, when it landed a permanent space in the Crossroads Mall. “Tuesdays with Morrie,” which opens this June, will be PART’s fourth offering in its new home. Based on the bestselling memoir, the play relives sports … Read More

Mystic Chords of Memory Brigit Saint Brigit

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“I don’t suppose you have a copy of Shakespeare or the Bible?” In the dead of night, next to a battlefield during the Civil War, this was the question a sleepless Abraham Lincoln asked his aide. “He used the bard to win a court case, found solace in the speeches when his son Willie died, and carried a volume of … Read More

Tyger’s Hart Brigit Saint Brigit

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Created as a special tribute to Fred Simon (former Omaha Steaks CEO and longtime champion of the Arts in Omaha) and in honor of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and the inaugural tour of his First Folio from the Folger Shakespeare Library, we are proud to present: Tyger’s Hart. With this production, Brigit Saint Brigit celebrates the legacy of–and … Read More

“Heathers the Musical” Blue Barn Theatre

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“Whether to kill yourself or not is one of the most important decisions a teenager can make.” If you agree with Miss Fleming, you will definitely want to return to Westerburg High School for “Heathers: The Musical” at the Blue Barn Theatre. Based on the 1989 cult classic film, “Heathers” is the story of Veronica, who is admitted to the … Read More

2016 TAG Scholarship Winners

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by Suzanne Withem, Contributor TAG is thrilled to announce the six winners of this year’s Annual Scholarship Competition: Ben Adams, Anna Marie Becker, Cheyenne Hanson, Brianna Welna, Jade Miralles, and Esmeralda Moreno-Villanueva Congratulations to all of this year’s winners! Ben Adams ($1000 scholarship winner) is an actor, director, set designer, and playwright interested in theatre for social change who is … Read More

University of Nebraska, Omaha “Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things”

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Cindy Phaneuf was searching for an idea for UNO’s upcoming season. It would be the tenth anniversary of the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media and the fiftieth anniversary of Omaha’s sister city relationship with Shizouka, Japan. She mentioned the dilemma to UNO alum and professional actress Tuyet Pham. “I have the perfect show for you,” she replied. “I … Read More