Now Playing Onstage in Omaha - Week of 4/06/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Omaha - Week of 4/06/2014 CINDERELLA
Gering High School
4/10-4/12/2014
The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits.Music by Rodgers, Richard; Book by Oscar Hammerstein II; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
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Orpheum Theater
4/8-4/13/2014
A heart-warming tale of loyalty and friendship, and winner of FIVE 2011 Tony Awards®, WAR HORSE tells the story of young Albert and his beloved horse, Joey. This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness that is currently playing to packed houses in London and around the world. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, that bring to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride.
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Now Playing Onstage in Omaha - Week of 4/06/2014 LEO LIONNI'S FREDERICK
The Rose Theater
3/28-4/13/2014
Frederick is not like the other field mice in his family. While they spend their summer preparing for the harsh winter ahead, Frederick seems to dream away his days. Will he be able to help his family survive the snowy season? In this gentle musical based on Leo Lionni's award-winning book, a family discovers the unique value of each of its members.
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LEO LIONNI'S FREDERICK
Omaha Theater Company
3/28-4/13/2014
The Rose Theater:adapt: Suzanne Miller; lyrics: Sarah Durkee, Paul Jacobs; music: Sarah Durkee, Paul Jacobs; dir: Michael Miller.
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Orpheum Theater
4/8-4/13/2014
The winner of five 2011 Tony Awards including Best Play, WAR HORSE will embark on a national tour in June 2012, bringing the hit play to 30 U.S. cities during the 2012-2013 season. WAR HORSE has been seen by almost 2 million people worldwide and is currently playing at New Yorki¿½s Lincoln Center Theater, in Londoni¿½s West End, and at Torontoi¿½s Princess of Wales Theatre. Future productions of WAR HORSE are planned for Australia, Berlin and South Africa, as well as a UK Tour. The tour of WAR HORSE, based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo and adapted by Nick Stafford, will be directed by Bijan Sheibani based on the original Tonyi¿½ Award-winning direction by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, and presented in association with Handspring Puppet Company. At the heart of the show are life-sized puppets which bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. Michael Morpurgoi¿½s novel, War Horse, is also the inspiration for Steven Spielbergi¿½s feature film of the same name, which was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture.
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STRIKING 12
O'Neill High School
4/12-4/13/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Omaha - Week of 4/06/2014 OKLAHOMA!
Daniel Gross High School
4/11-4/13/2014
Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!Music by Rodgers, Richard; Book by Oscar Hammerstein II; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Original Dances by Agnes de Mille; Based on the play `Green Grow the Lilacs` by Lynn Riggs
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