Chanticleer Presents Deane and Balderston’s “Dracula”

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by Joe Basque, Contributor Unlike UNO’s production, which uses Steven Dietz’s 1996 adaptation, Chanticleer’s “Dracula” uses the original Hamilton Deane/John L. Balderston adaptation. The 1931 movie classic, starring Bela Lugosi, was based on this version. Lugosi also starred in the 1927 Broadway production, his first major English speaking role. Matt Kelehan, a veteran of many a Shelterskelter, as well as … Read More

Princesses Hit the Stage

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by Sara Planck An in-depth interview with Burke High School Senior, Ben Adams. When did you start writing this show and how did you get the idea? I started writing ‘Princesses Anonymous’ the summer going into my eighth grade year. At the time, I just wanted to write a simple 5 scene one-act for my Drama Class, taught by Tony Schik, … Read More

Blood Galore, Vampires and More: UNO Presents Steven Dietz’s “Dracula”

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Scott Glasser knows what his students want. “Students want plays with lots of blood. And vampires. They like vampires.” Dr. Glasser will be giving his students all that and more in the opening production of UNO’s 2015-2016 season. “Dracula” is Steven Dietz’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic Gothic horror novel. Dietz’s adaptation is faithful to the novel, as seen through … Read More

Matthias Jeske: The Tale of a Burrito Winner

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Matthias Jeske knows how to give a great speech. His acceptance speech at this year’s awards was indeed one of the most memorable of the evening, and his award-winning performance in “Spamalot” had many asking when and where this brilliant actor would make his next on-stage appearance.This introvert has many extroverted interesting, including his incredibly accurate presidential impressions (John F. … Read More

Blair High School Seeks Play Director

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Blair High School is currently seeking a Play Production Director. This indivudal should have theatre experience and be available for all required dates. Compensation is approx. $3500 for both shows. One Act Time Frame Week of Oct. 19 – Auditions Week of Oct. 26 – Rehearsals Begin Nov. 24 – Eastern Midlands Conference One Act Contest (Nebraska City Hosts) Dec. … Read More

2015 TAG Award Gala Winners

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Outstanding Featured Actress – Comedy/Drama Stephanie Anderson – Marie, Calendar Girls Outstanding Featured Actor – Comedy/Drama Dennis Collins – Simon Stimson, Our Town Outstanding Featured Actress – Musical Jodi Vaccaro- Miss Andrew, Mary Poppins Outstanding Featured Actor – Musical Chris Ebke – Chris Alvaro, Hands on a Hardbody Outstanding Youth Actress Emma Johnson- Mary Lennox, The Secret Garden Outstanding Youth … Read More

2015 TAG Awards Raffle Prizes

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Be sure to come to the TAG Awards ready to support our Raffle and have the chance to win one of the amazing 2015 Raffle Prizes! A HUGE thanks to all of our donors. THE GOLDEN TICKET The GRAND PRIZE! Year-round free theatre! Two season tickets to each of the following theatres: The Apollon, Bellevue Little Theatre, Blue Barn Theatre, The Candy … Read More

Ralston Community Theatre Presents Thoroughly Modern Millie

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by Joe Basque, Contributor Director Todd Uhrmacher has been trying to convince his choreographer, Michelle Garrity, to do “Thoroughly Modern Millie” for years. Every time he suggested it she would reply, “Oh, big show” and shoot it down. As they mulled over a 2015 production, looking over what other theaters were planning for summer productions, Uhrmacher thought there were gaps … Read More

Blue Barn Theatre 2015-2016 Season

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BLUEBARN Theatre Announces Season 27: INTIMATE.INTENSE.ADDICTIVE   The BLUEBARN Theatre is excited to announce its 27th season. This will be the inaugural season in the BLUEBARN’s innovative convertible indoor/outdoor space at 10th & Pacific. The BLUEBARN Theatre is proud to present its 27th Season: THE GROWN-UP By Jordan Harrison (September 24 – October 18, 2015) Humana Festival Pick Kai is … Read More

An Interview with Master Interviewer Bob Fischbach

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When Bob Fischbach took over the Omaha World Herald theater beat in 2004, “I didn’t have a single name or phone number in my Rolodex. Not one source.” Over ten years later, Rolodexes don’t exist, and Fischbach has more contacts than an optician. After nearly one thousand community theater reviews, Fischbach is capping his pen for the final time after … Read More