David Catherall passed away in April and his birthday was October 8th. He was nominated by TAG for his choreography in the 2010 Omaha Community Playhouse production of Footloose and Chanticleer Community Theatre 2008 production of Oklahoma. He won an OEA for Best Featured Dancer in Creighton’s 2009 production of Westside Story. A seasoned performer, David was heavily involved in … Read More
In Memoriam: David Catalan
by Shery Fletcher SNAP! Productions would not be in existence without David Catalan. He introduced the idea of educating our community about AIDS and other LGBTQIA+ issues through the arts. In February of 1992, he set about to bringing awareness by mounting a production of “Safe Sex” at the Firehouse Dinner Theater. SNAP! Productions was born. The proceeds of the … Read More
Pre-Halloween Costume Sale at BLT!
Bellevue Little Theatre will hold a pre-Halloween costume sale at the theatre, 203 W. Mission Ave. in Bellevue on Oct. 8, 9, 15,16 from noon to 4 pm. Reasonably priced costumes for the family will be available. Masks are requested, and limited entry will be practiced. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds will go toward the ‘Light the House’ campaign … Read More
Celebration of Life for Sandy Thompson Scheduled for Oct. 23
A Celebration of Life for Sandra ‘Sandy’ Thompson will be held at the Bellevue Little Theatre, 203 W. Mission Ave., in Bellevue, on Saturday Oct. 23 at 11 am. Sandy was a long time BLT board member and a producer of over 35 plays for the theatre. She was a TAG award winning actress (MAG or Metropolitan Actors Guild before … Read More
The Amazing Fred Goodhew
by Sherry Fletcher, Contributor If you weren’t at the memorial service for Fred Goodhew on August 13, there are probably a lot of things you don’t know about the man known as “a musician’s musician.” Fred could play literally every musical instrument there was, from strings, to brass, to woodwinds to drums. Several of his former bandmates spoke at the … Read More
TAG Tailgate at Elmwood Park
Thank you to all who joined us in Elmwood Park for our TAG Tailgate! After over a year of virtual meetings, it was the first time our board had gathered in person since the beginning of the pandemic, and we were thrilled that so many of you came out to join us. Although we know we’re not out of the … Read More
Dear Omaha Arts Community . . .
Dear Omaha Arts Community: Theatre Arts Guild is terminating its relationship with local arts organization Nebraska Shakespeare. For the past year, we have watched this organization actively harm members of our arts community who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), while making and breaking promises and commitments to change, and failing to hold themselves accountable to an … Read More
Special TAG Discount Now Through 31 January 2021!
Attention all Omaha Theatre Artists! If you’re in need of a getaway, the Residence Inn – Downtown Omaha is the place to be! Come join us in our beautiful historic building…your home away from home. Now through January 31, 2021, we would love to offer you a special rate of $69 – any day of the week! Our spacious studio … Read More
Keeping Busy During Shelter-in-Place
Keeping Busy During Shelter-in-Place by Joe Basque, Contributior On June 29, the Broadway League announced that its forty-one theaters announced that they would remain closed until at least January 3, 2021. The Great White Way has been shut down since March 12, the longest production shutdown in history. Local theater fans have experienced a similar loss, with the last productions … Read More
TAG Awards Scholarships to High School Seniors in Theatre
TAG Awards Scholarships to High School Seniors in Theatre by Stephanie Kidd This Spring TAG will award $3500 in scholarship funds to Omaha-area high school students with plans to study theatre in college next year. We are very grateful to our seniors, who adapted to new processes based on safety needs due to COVID-19. Our audition process was new this … Read More