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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Bellevue Little Theatre Opens ‘Big Fish’

September 14th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

This weekend the Bellevue Little Theatre opens their 50th season with musical, Big Fish. It’s based on the acclaimed novel by Daniel Wallace and film directed by Tim Burton.

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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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Shakespeare on the Green Returns with ‘Much Ado’

June 20th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—With summer right around the corner, it’s time again for Nebraska Shakespeare’s Shakespeare on the Green. Each year, the company performs two of the English bard’s plays, one comedy and one tragedy. This Thursday, we begin with the much adored comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Susan Baer Collins.

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