Playhouse Opens ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’

April 12th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Omaha Community Playhouse’s next show opens tonight, One Man, Two Guvnors, written by Richard Bean. Based on a classic example of commedia dell’arte, Servant of Two Masters, the show premiered in London’s South Bank in 2011, led by James Corden.

Featuring Actress, Cathy Hirsch

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‘Bridges of Madison County Opens at Playhouse

March 4th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Featuring Thomas Gjere

Omaha, NE—Bridges of Madison County, popular novella, film, and now musical, will be performed on stage at the Omaha Community Playhouse, opening March 1. Set in 1960s Iowa, it’s the story of an affair between a photographer and an Italian American woman. Unlike most productions, this one will feature two casts, alternating performances.

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Playhouse Opens ‘Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’

January 18th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Tonight, the Omaha Community Playhouse opens The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, based on the acclaimed novel of the same name by Mark Haddon. In this mystery, Christopher, a 15-year-old boy takes it upon himself to solve the murder of his neighbor’s dog.

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Radio Theater Comeback— ‘The Ballad of Anna the Brave’

October 25th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—The Ballad of Anna the Brave premiers at Gallery 1516 this weekend. In addition to being one of Omaha’s forefront visual art galleries, Gallery 1516 offers audiences a diverse palette of entertainment on Sunday mornings, usually music with classical or operatic leanings, but this weekend it’s a different kind of throwback—radio theater.

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BlueBarn Celebrates 30 Years

September 28th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Entering its 30th season, the BlueBarn Theatre opens again tonight with Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker. It’s the story of four amateur actors attending a life-changing acting class.

Also at BlueBarn this weekend, the Retro Reunion Readback, an open celebration and performance to mark this year’s milestone.

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Shakespeare on the Green Continues with ‘King John’

June 29th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Nebraska Shakespeare’s 2nd production of Shakespeare on the Green is running now—King John. Each year, the company puts on two of Shakespeare’s plays, one comedy and one tragedy, one with a contemporary spin, and one inspired by the period. The comedy, Much Ado About Nothing featured a young romance in a 50s Italian villa, but this weekend’s King John, directed by Vincent Carlson-Brown, won’t spare any of the plays medieval violence.

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