‘Ragtime’ on Stage Now at Playhouse

May 30th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Omaha Community Playhouse’s season finale, open now, brings the sights and sounds of early century New York to the stage. Ragtime, the musical based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, weaves narratives of America’s upper and lower classes and the city’s burgeoning immigrant community. Some of the era’s historical figures appear on stage as well, like Harry Houdini, Booker T. Washington, and J.P. Morgan, and while these competing groups come into conflict, they also find some harmony.

Featuring Jodi Vacaro

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Omaha Community Playhouse Presents ‘Men on Boats’

May 3rd, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Community Playhouse opens their next production tonight. Men on Boats is based on a real adventure in 19th century America, bringing the same excitement to the stage through its cast and elaborate set design.

Featuring Daena Schweiger

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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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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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UNO Theatre Opens Season with ‘The Clearing’

September 28th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Ireland, 1652. King Charles is dead and Oliver Cromwell rules, begining his crusade against Catholicism in the isles. For Irish Catholics, this policy meant nothing short of ethnic cleansing, and landowners were banished to Connaught, a barren, unforgiving part of the country.

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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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