Now Playing Onstage in Omaha - Week of 3/09/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Omaha - Week of 3/09/2014 GNIT
The BLUEBARN theatre
2/20-3/15/2014
Is Laziness the opposite of Love? Peter Gnit is an obsessively self-involved young man, a disappointment to his widowed mother. After impulsively kidnapping a bride on her wedding day, then falling in love with someone else, Gnit embarks on a global journey that takes him to Morocco, Egypt, and points beyond. This hot off the press cautionary tale by one of the biggest names in contemporary theatre, is a faithful, unfaithful, and willfully American misreading of Henrik Ibsen's PEER GYNT, a Norwegian play which is famous for all the wrong reasons.
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Now Playing Onstage in Omaha - Week of 3/09/2014 NEXT TO NORMAL
OMAHA COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE
2/7-3/16/2014
Pulitzer-Prize winning rock musical NEXT TO NORMAL, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness.NEXT TO NORMAL tells the story of a mother, Diane Goodman, who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. This contemporary musical is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. With provocative lyrics and a thrilling score, this musical shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family's world intact.NEXT TO NORMAL is a deeply moving piece of theatre that provides a wonderful opportunity for performers to explore dramatic material and showcase vocal talents with an energetic pop/rock score. This show is ideal for community theaters, as well as colleges and regional theatre companies.
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Now Playing Onstage in Omaha - Week of 3/09/2014 THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY JR
LINCOLN COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE
3/7-3/16/2014
The beloved children's book written by Jeff Brown in 1964 has become a literary and pop cultural phenomenon - delighting readers and travelers all around the world.  And now, MTI has taken everyone's favorite two-dimensional hero and given him a new life on the stage in THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY JR.Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, every day, run-of-the-mill ten-year-old: normal mom and dad, normal little brother, normal life. That's just the problem...for Stanley, life is too normal. He wants to travel the world, do something amazing, something no one's ever seen before. Careful what you wish for, Stanley!One night, the bulletin board on the wall above Stanley's bed comes loose and falls - right on top of Stanley! The next morning, Stanley Lambchop wakes up flat. Not just a little flat...really, REALLY flat! I n a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley - the ultimate exchange student - scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem. He's stamped, posted and cancelled from Hollywood to France to Honolulu and beyond. And whether he's thwarting a robbery at the Louvre Museum in Paris, or 'hanging ten' off the coast of Hawaii, Stanley is closing in on his goal of being a three-dimensional boy once more.
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Now Playing Onstage in Omaha - Week of 3/09/2014 JACKIE & ME
The Rose Theater
2/28-3/16/2014
A challenging class assignment leads a boy who loves baseball back in time. Using a special magical ability and a vintage baseball card, Joey Stoshack travels to 1947. There he meets the great Jackie Robinson-the first African-American player in the major leagues-and learns powerful lessons that will forever change his view of history and his definition of courage.
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ALL SHOOK UP
Southwest Nebraska Community Theatre
3/8-3/16/2014

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JACKIE & ME
Omaha Theater Company
2/28-3/16/2014
The Rose Theater:adapt: Steven Dietz; dir: John Hardy.
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Now Playing Onstage in Omaha - Week of 3/09/2014 SISTER ACT
Orpheum Theater
3/18-3/23/2014
SISTER ACT is Broadway's feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it "RIDICULOUSLY FUN," and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar® winner ALAN MENKEN (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), SISTER ACT tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look-a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to REJOICE!
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Now Playing Onstage in Omaha - Week of 3/09/2014 SISTER ACT
Orpheum Theater
3/18-3/23/2014
When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place cops are sure she won't be found - a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and an uptight Mother Superior. Using her fabulous disco-ness and killer voice to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church, but in doing so blows her cover. Soon iti¿½s nun-on-the-run time but she finds salvation in the heavenly power of her newly found sisterhood. Based on the mega-hit feature film, SISTER ACT features an original Alan Menken/Glenn Slater score with a vast inspiration of musical styles from Motown, soul and funk to great big disco anthems and Barry White inspired musical comedy.
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