Colonel’s Chicken: A Fairy Tale

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Colonel’s Chicken: A Fairy Tale By: Joe Basque, Contributor   Welcome back, Ron. After completing his PhD at the University of Missouri, Columbia, and a teaching stint at Monmouth College in Illinois, Ron Zank has returned to the University of Nebraska-Omaha as an assistant professor of theater.  His directorial debut as faculty will be “Colonel’s Chicken: A Fairy Tale” by … Read More

Bellevue Little Theatre Presents Arsenic and Old Lace

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Bellevue Little Theatre Presents Arsenic and Old Lace By Clara Arnsdorff, Contributor Bellevue Little Theatre, 203 W Mission Ave. in Olde Towne Bellevue will open the new year with the classic play ‘Arsenic and Old Lace‘ on January 18. The comedy will continue on week-ends through Sunday Feb. 3. Curtain is at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday evenings and … Read More

A Story About Love, Family and Tradition

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A Story About Love, Family and Tradition By Joe Basque, Contributor Louisa May Alcott did not think much of her publisher’s suggestion that she write a story about girls. “I don’t enjoy this sort of thing,” she wrote in her journal. “Never liked girls or knew many, except my sisters; but our queer plays and experiences may prove interesting, though … Read More

Yesterday and Today

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Yesterday and Today By Joe Basque, Contributor   For most actors, their big career break leads to a successful professional acting career. Billy McGuigan’s big acting break actually led him away from an acting career. After majoring in theater at UNO, McGuigan was unable to land regular work as a professional actor. He eventually settled in Omaha, turning in memorable … Read More

New Theatre Company Serves Unheard Voices

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New Theatre Company Serves Unheard Voices By Stephanie Kidd, TAG Board Member Last Spring when she was working with incarcerated men at the Nebraska State Penitentiary, theatre practitioner Haley Haas found herself in need of a playwright with a certain set of skills to complete the project. Luckily, she ran into fellow theatre artist Colleen O’ Doherty at a theatre … Read More

Hidden Hero – Mandy Aleksiak

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Hidden Hero – Mandy Aleksiak By Tom Miller If you attend the Rose Theatre productions on a regular basis, Mandy Aleksiak is no stranger to you.  A thespian in high school (often taking on character roles such as a drunk, a witch, or a villain), she is now the smiling face who welcomes you to the productions at the Rose.  … Read More

Big Fish- Bellevue Little Theatre

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The Bellevue Little Theatre celebrates its golden anniversary this year as one of the oldest and most celebrated community theaters in the region. While the theater has benefitted from countless dedicated volunteers and board members over time, no one has had a greater impact on the last fifty years than founding member Bette Swanson. She was kind enough to sit … Read More

Audio Describer Training

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Audio Description (AD) makes visual images accessible for people who are blind or have low vision. Using words that are succinct, vivid, and imaginative, media describers convey the visual image from television and film that is not fully accessible to a significant segment of the population (more than 21 million Americans experience significant vision loss). American Council for the Blind … Read More

“The Break” Staged Reading

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Marie Amthor Schuett shares her ideas and the process behind writing “The Break” which will have a staged reading Saturday August 18,2018. How did you get this idea? The Break actually began as a straight play called In Medias Res. I just couldn’t seem to wrap my head around the characters, though. I didn’t care enough about them. At the … Read More

Theatre Arts Guild 51st Celebration

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After fifty years of awards ceremonies by TAG and its predecessor, MAG, the Theatre Arts Guild is starting a new annual tradition in August to celebrate the theatre community as a whole and acknowledge the great stage work being done throughout the area. The TAG Celebration 2018 will be held on August 11, 2018 at the Lied Education Center for … Read More