SNAP! Productions “Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens”

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SNAP! Productions continues its twenty-fifth anniversary celebration this March with a revival performance of “Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens.” “Elegies” was originally a hit for SNAP! in 1999. The show is a celebration of lives lost to AIDS told in free-verse monologues with a blues, jazz and rock score. Inspired by the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, “Elegies” … Read More

Nebraska Thespian Festival

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Here is the partial list of winners. The Nebraska High School Thespian site should have a comprehensive list soon. Thespian Scholarship $500 Winners 1. Mia Sherlock from Omaha Burke High School 2. Abigail Cameron from Westside High School Final Showcase Performers: 1. Evelyn Hill from Omaha Central 2. Chole Irwin from Gretna Middle School 3. Boston Reid from Omaha Burke … Read More

Circle Theatre’s One Act Play Festival

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Circle Theatre Presents Short Play Festival Circle Theatre has a rich and diverse history within the Omaha Theatre community. The organization has taken many artistic risks and broken new theatrical ground to pave the way for many theatre artists and theatrical institutions creating work today. A crucial part of Circle Theatre’s mission is to create a venue for artists whose … Read More

Apollon “Murder in a Jerkwater Town”

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1873. Your train breaks down while travelling through the Missouri Ozarks. You and your fellow passengers settle down at the local saloon for food and a perhaps an elixir while you wait for repairs. As you finish dinner, you suddenly learn that a particularly disagreeable passenger has been murdered. Fortunately, a Pinkerton detective is traveling with you, and she intends … Read More

In Memoriam James Engdahl

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By Roxanne Wach and Randy Vest, Contributors James (Jim) Engdahl, was born on January 6, 1955, and died December 28, 2017. Jim began singing when he was six and acting when he was 17 – as Tevye in “Fiddler On The Roof” at Chanticleer. He played the role for ten years, off and on, winning the MAG award for Best … Read More

Bellevue Little Theatre Presents “Blithe Spirit”

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Writer Charles Condomine and his wife Ruth have invited their friends to a séance with a local clairvoyant, Madame Arcati. Condomine hopes to gather material for a new novel. Instead, Arcati accidentally conjures his jealous late wife, who begins mercilessly haunting Charles. Her efforts to sabotage his second marriage backfire horribly, leading to even more hauntings by . . . … Read More

Creating an Accessible and Inclusive Theatre Community

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Theatre is an art form that asks and answers questions, and starts important dialogue between theatre artists, theatre companies, and their audiences. In these very divisive times, Theatre has the power to unite people. Our Theatre Community, along with arts organizations, both big and small, in the United States, and world-wide, are participating in this ever important dialogue to create … Read More

In Memoriam Bill Lacey

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I had the absolute pleasure of performing with Bill Lacey one last time this past summer when the Circle Theatre mounted a reunion production of the original Phil’s Diner script by Doug Marr. I had not seen Bill in years, but rehearsing our first scene together was like we had left off, just yesterday. It was joyful to work again … Read More

The Rose Theatre Presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

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The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. They show up to Sunday school when they hear they have free food, and then insist on auditioning for the annual Christmas pageant. Knowing nothing about the story of Christmas, they have a lot of questions for their beleaguered director Grace. This could very well turn into the … Read More

Christmas My Way PART Theatre

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PART Theatre is following up this summer’s hit, “My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra,” with a new Christmas offering, “Christmas My Way: A Sinatra Holiday Bash!”. This show celebrates the music and life of Sinatra, and includes a mix of forty swinging holiday and Sinatra standards. The show even includes “Mistletoe and Holly,” the one Christmas song Frank … Read More