Blue Barn Opens “The City in the City in the City”

May 17th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Tonight at the Blue Barn Theatre is the Midwest premier of a new play, The City in the City in the City by New Jersey playwright Matthew Capodicasa. His plays have been performed on the stages of New York, and he’s come to Omaha by way of the Great Plains Theatre Conference. The City begins in strange circumstances, and an outlandish proposal, and ends up in a mysterious fictional setting.

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Opera Omaha Introduces ONE Festival

April 9th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Opera Omaha introduces the ONE festival this month, a series of performances that experiments with the production, aesthetic, and the setting of opera. Expect some classics, like Cherubini’s Medea and Handel’s Ariodante but also new works and premiers performed in some nontraditional venues.

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Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company Presents ‘Uncle Vanya’

April 4th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Uncle Vanya, one of Anton Chekhov’s major plays, opens at the Joslyn Castle this week, performed by The Brigit St. Brigit Theatre Company. Chekhov is one of the lucky few authors whose name has become an adjective for describing writing, usually frustrating and introspective, but actors Leanne Hill Carlson and Scott Working see another side to the Russian’s composition.

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Omaha Community Playhouse Reveals Next Season’s Lineup

April 4th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Artistic Director Kimberly Faith Hickman stopped by the studio to talk about the Playhouse’s 2018/2019 season.

Renowned Acting Coach, Tom Todoroff Comes to UNO

March 22nd, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Tom Todoroff is a New York actor, producer, and director, but he’s probably best known now as a voice, speech and acting coach for some of the biggest names in the business—actors like Liam Neeson, Richard Gere, and Robert Wagner. And he’s good friends with local director Alexander Payne. He’ll be on UNO’s campus this Saturday and Sunday for a two-day personalized course for actors.

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Vaudeville Takes the Stage Again in Benson

February 23rd, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Benson is bringing back old fashioned entertainment in a big way—Vaudeville. The Benson Theater has been out of commission for some years now. It was a popular movie theater in the mid-century, but in the ‘20s it was home for musicians, comedians, dancers, actors and magicians. That’s exactly the kind of entertainment Executive Director of the theatre Amy Ryan hopes to bring back to the neighborhood.

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