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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Spring Awakening: The Directors’ Interview

November 14th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—This week, UNO Theatre will begin its run of Spring Awakening, the hit rock musical by songwriter Duncan Sheik and playwright Steven Sater.  Based on the 19th century play of the same name by Frank Wedekind, Spring Awakening is the story of German adolescents struggling to understand sexual intimacy in a society that doesn’t even permit the thought of it. It won eight Tony Awards during its Broadway run, starting in 2006. As expected from any acclaimed Broadway production, the musical offers dynamic songs, choreography and engaging dialogue, but it also negotiates weighty themes, such as sexual abuse, teen pregnancy and suicide.

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Opera Omaha Presents Puccini’s “Tosca”

October 31st, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

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Shatner Tells All in ‘Shatner’s World,’ Coming to Omaha

October 10th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Many fans know him from some of his hit shows like Boston Legal, Shatner’s Raw Nerve, and of course Star Trek in the role Captain James T. Kirk, but there isn’t much in show business that he hasn’t done. Shatner is still writing books, performing on music albums, and now he’s on tour for “Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It,” a one man show about his life and career.

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‘Our Town’ Returns to UNO after 25 Years

September 26th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—UNO Theatre’s performance season begins tomorrow with Thornton Wilder’s 1938 play Our Town, directed by Professor Scott Glasser. Our Town was last performed at UNO 25 years ago, directed by Doug Paterson, and it was the first play to ever show at the Weber Fine Arts Building.   

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‘Eminent Domain’ Premieres at Omaha Community Playhouse

August 24th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Leininger-Campbell based her characters on her own life and personal experience, but she has closely followed the conflict surrounding the Keystone Pipeline controversy, which real Nebraskan families are experiencing today. She’s spent time in Norfolk, Nebraska, meeting with families fighting the pipeline and attending one of the public service commission hearings.

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