Broadway’s “Waitress” at Orpheum Theatre

December 12th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Based on the 2007 film by Adrienne Shelly, Broadway’s musical, Waitress, with music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles and book by Jessie Nelson graces the Orpheum Theater next week. Brought to life by an all-female creative team, Waitress is the story of Jenna, expert pie-maker looking to escape small town life and a loveless marriage. A baking competition and a new doctor in town might be her answer.

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Omaha Symphony Annual “Christmas Celebration”

December 11th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Omaha Symphony celebrates the holidays this week with their annual Physicians Mutual Omaha Symphony Christmas Celebration.

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“Monarchs” to Open at Bemis Center

December 5th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

“Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” is the next exhibition to open at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts this week. Resident Curator Risa Puleo explained some of personal and political motivations behind the exhibition.

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Omaha Creative Institute to Host “Within/Without”

December 4th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Next week’s exhibition hosted by the Omaha Creative Institute, Within/Without, curated by Esaú Betancourt, examines the expressive potential of textiles—their role as a visual language and the narratives they contain.

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“Marks of Genius” at Joslyn

November 30th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Joslyn Art Museum’s current exhibition, Marks of Genius, is a collection of 100 drawings from the Minneapolis Institute of Art, or MIA. It’s been on display since October, and tonight there will be a special curator gallery talk guided by Dana Cowen, Associate Curator at the Joslyn.

The collection comprises depictions of nature, portraits, allegorical pieces and abstract work. The drawings range from the 15th century to today—including pieces by some of the most renowned artists, like Degas, Matisse, Van Gogh and Andy Warhol.

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Ballet Nebraska Returns with “The Nutcracker”

November 30th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

For the last two months, dancers with Ballet Nebraska have been rehearsing their annual production of a holiday favorite—The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker is synonymous with the season, moved each year by Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable melodies, and Alexandre Dumas’ wondrous story based on the original by German writer, E.T.A. Hoffman.

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