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

Job Opening at Heartland Scenic Studio

Steve HartmanAnnouncements

Commissioning and Service Technician Heartland Scenic Studio is looking to fill an opening in our Technical Service Department. Commissioning and Service Technician Responsibilities: Serves customers by commissioning and servicing theatrical dimming and control systems, architectural dimming and control systems, perform the installation and focus of theatrical lighting fixtures and accessories, and performing repairs on theatrical lighting and effects products. Commissioning … Read More

“Our Town”: Blue Barn’s Last Production in Old Market Space

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The Stage Manager opens by informing the audience that “This play is called ‘Our Town.’ It was written by Thornton Wilder. The First Act shows a day in our town. The day is May 7, 1901.” Exactly 114 years later to the day, the Stage manager, played by Nils Haaland, will repeat those lines, beginning the final Blue Barn production … Read More

TAG Announces 2015’s Scholarship Winners

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by Stephanie Kidd, Contributor TAG is thrilled to announce the winners of the Annual Scholarship Competition: Katie Pohlman and Max Hauze. Katie Pohlman is a 2015 graduate of BJ and Angela Skutt Catholic High School. While in school, she was active in drama and show choir. At Skutt, she played the roles of Cosette in “Les Miserables” and Mina in … Read More

Why Give to TAG?

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by Jennifer Gilg, President May 20 is the date for Omaha Gives, Omaha’s annual 24-hour charitable challenge to benefit metro-area nonprofits.  Soon, every nonprofit with which you’ve come into contact will email, facebook, or tweet at you asking for your contribution.  For the first time, TAG will be among those organizations.  Since it’s only natural to ask what organizations truly … Read More

All-City “Cast” Party: Omaha Gives Kickoff!

Jodi VaccaroAnnouncements, Events

In order to kickoff Omaha Gives, TAG is holding an All City “Cast” Party on May 19th from 5pm-10pm at Mama’s Pizza, 715 N. Saddle Creek Road! Come join the TAG Board to catch up with friends and celebrate live theatre in the metro area. If you’re in a show, or missing people from a past theatre project, please share … Read More

Creighton Performing Arts Presents “Cabaret”


by Joe Basque, Contributor If you are in the market to see a truly great Broadway musical, tomorrow belongs to Creighton. Director Amy Lane and the Creighton Theatre Department are putting their own spin on “Cabaret” this month. The musical follows Sally Bowles at the Kit Kat Club as Weimar Germany slowly slides under Nazi control. Creighton’s production is based … Read More

Tony Winner Michele Pawk Brings Masterclass to Omaha in April

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by Mike Palmreuter, Contributor Omaha Theatre Arts Guild and CU@theArts present Audition Technique Master Classes led by Tony Award winning actress, Michele Pawk on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 9:00am – 11:00am and 1:00pm – 3:00pm at Creighton University. To register, email Susan Tracy at with the following information by April 6th: Name, Email, Phone Number, Participation Type (Performer … Read More

The Candy Project Presents “Gutenberg, The Musical!”

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by Joe Basque, Contributor Bud and Doug love musicals. Love. Musicals. They love musicals so much they wrote one, about Gutenberg and his printing press, and it’s bound to be a Broadway hit. All they need are a couple of investors. The Candy Project’s latest offering, “Gutenberg, The Musical!” takes the audience to their backer’s audition. This “musical within a … Read More

Bellevue Theatre’s Curtis Leach: A Fundraiser Not to Be Missed

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by Joe Basque, Contributor If you have done a show at the Bellevue Little Theatre in the past fifteen years, you have run into Curtis Leach. A local theater veteran for over twenty years, Curtis has been on BLT’s board for fifteen years and president for the past three. A frequent star on stage, he is a star even more … Read More