Christine Swerczek

Christine Swerczek


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BWW Interview: Dr. Patricia Newman Talks About RESPECTBWW Interview: Dr. Patricia Newman Talks About RESPECT
Posted: Oct. 22, 2017


BWW Review: MISTER AND MISSCAST: A GENDER BENDING MUSICAL THEATRE CABARET is Colorful to the MaxBWW Review: MISTER AND MISSCAST: A GENDER BENDING MUSICAL THEATRE CABARET is Colorful to the Max
Posted: Oct. 23, 2017


BWW Review: World Premier of VAN GOGH & ME at The Rose Theater--An Original Work of ArtBWW Review: World Premier of VAN GOGH & ME at The Rose Theater--An Original Work of Art
Posted: Nov. 14, 2017


BWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID is Big FunBWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID is Big Fun
Posted: Nov. 9, 2017


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BWW Interview: Adam Pascal of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at OrpheumBWW Interview: Adam Pascal of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Orpheum
Posted: May. 10, 2017


BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Storms into South High MagnetBWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Storms into South High Magnet
Posted: Jun. 30, 2017


BWW Review: BILLY MCGUIGAN'S ROCK TWIST at Omaha Community PlayhouseBWW Review: BILLY MCGUIGAN'S ROCK TWIST at Omaha Community Playhouse
Posted: Jul. 13, 2017


BWW Review: MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA at Performing Arts Repertory TheatreBWW Review: MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA at Performing Arts Repertory Theatre
Posted: Aug. 11, 2017


BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Omaha Community Playhouse Has Beauty AboundingBWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Omaha Community Playhouse Has Beauty Abounding
Posted: May. 26, 2017


BWW Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM is a Funny ThingBWW Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM is a Funny Thing
Posted: Jul. 15, 2017


BWW Review: World Premier of VAN GOGH & ME at The Rose Theater--An Original Work of ArtBWW Review: World Premier of VAN GOGH & ME at The Rose Theater--An Original Work of Art
November 14, 2017

VAN GOGH & ME gives new meaning to the words 'performing arts.' This is art leaping to life on stage at the hands of playwright Matthew Gutshick and director John Hardy. Based on true accounts of the last months of Vincent van Gogh's life, VAN GOGH & ME pictures how the Dutch post-impressionist painter may have appeared through the eyes of a child.

BWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID is Big FunBWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID is Big Fun
November 9, 2017

What would it be like to live under the sea? Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID gives us a fantasy glimpse into the world of King Triton and his mermaid daughters along with their friends in this color-drenched, bubbly musical now showing at the Orpheum Theatre in Omaha from November 7-12.

BWW Review: MISTER AND MISSCAST: A GENDER BENDING MUSICAL THEATRE CABARET is Colorful to the MaxBWW Review: MISTER AND MISSCAST: A GENDER BENDING MUSICAL THEATRE CABARET is Colorful to the Max
October 23, 2017

Sarah Gibson, Mallory Vallier, and Ashley Laverty created a new one-night cabaret featuring favorite show tunes with a twist... or should I say a 'bend?' MISTER AND MISSCAST: A GENDER BENDING MUSICAL THEATRE CABARET, a clever name for a clever show, featured the genders mixing it up. Men performed songs typically sung by women and vice versa. The result was a colorful concoction that was fresh and fun.

BWW Interview: Dr. Patricia Newman Talks About RESPECTBWW Interview: Dr. Patricia Newman Talks About RESPECT
October 22, 2017

We all need a little RESPECT. That's why educator and child psychologist Dr. Patricia Newman founded a not for profit organization with a mission to build healthy relationships using theatre and community collaboration. Theatre gets their attention.

BWW Review: STUPID F*ING BIRD Flies Above Everything That MattersBWW Review: STUPID F*ING BIRD Flies Above Everything That Matters
October 14, 2017

'The title of the play is STUPID F*ING BIRD.' 'That'll sell some tickets!' So goes the dialogue in the newest play showing in the Howard Drew Theatre at the Omaha Community Playhouse. If you can get past the profane and impious language, here is what should sell tickets to Aaron Posner's modern take on Anton Chekhov's 1865 play, 'The Seagull.'

BWW Interview: Bill Berloni of FINDING NEVERLAND at OrpheumBWW Interview: Bill Berloni of FINDING NEVERLAND at Orpheum
October 3, 2017

Bill Berloni has been in the animal training business for more than 40 years. Having trained such iconic animals as Sandy in ANNIE, and Elle's petite Chihuahua, Bruiser, in LEGALLY BLONDE, Berloni's currently working canine actors are appearing in the national tour of FINDING NEVERLAND which is coming to Omaha's Orpheum Theatre October 11-15.

BWW Review: EVERY BRILLIANT THING is Memorable TheatreBWW Review: EVERY BRILLIANT THING is Memorable Theatre
September 29, 2017

Written by Duncan MacMillan with Jonny Donahoe, this one hour, one act production directed by Susan Clement-Toberer focuses on the serious subject of suicide. It adds humor, so it's fun, but there is always the underlying current of sadness. Death and its resulting pain for loved ones make for the 'saddest happiest' conversation of all.

BWW Feature: BOURBON AND RAISINS in OmahaBWW Feature: BOURBON AND RAISINS in Omaha
September 26, 2017

This has been an unusual weekend for me. I had the privilege of attending two compelling plays written by African Americans about African Americans and performed by African Americans. Both shows are moving presentations that made me laugh. They made me cry. And they made me view the lives of families very different from my own with a new sense of understanding.

BWW Review: BABE THE SHEEP PIG is an Adorable WinnerBWW Review: BABE THE SHEEP PIG is an Adorable Winner
September 10, 2017

This show is one that you will hold close to your heart. Children will love it. Adults will smile and appreciate the layers of meaning, but will also enjoy the sheer frivolity of it all. If I may say so, 'ewe' will love this Grand Challenge. It's a winner.

BWW Review: Take a Stand for EMINENT DOMAINBWW Review: Take a Stand for EMINENT DOMAIN
August 25, 2017

Directed by Amy Lane, this cast is stellar. They aren't even acting. They flawlessly embody the MacLeods and lawyers living out their drama. There will be awardslots of awardsfor Laura Leininger-Campbell's production, EMINENT DOMAIN.

BWW Review: MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA at Performing Arts Repertory TheatreBWW Review: MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA at Performing Arts Repertory Theatre
August 11, 2017

Make your way to MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA at the Performing Arts Repertory Theatre in the Crossroads Mall.

BWW Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM is a Funny ThingBWW Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM is a Funny Thing
July 15, 2017

With so much theater happening in Omaha, it's difficult to garner a sold out crowd on a weekend night. But for those who want a mindless jaunt to the Roman Forum, this is your trip. It's quaint. It's charming. (It's filled with Ebkes.) And it's a funny thing.

BWW Review: BILLY MCGUIGAN'S ROCK TWIST at Omaha Community PlayhouseBWW Review: BILLY MCGUIGAN'S ROCK TWIST at Omaha Community Playhouse
July 13, 2017

Billy McGuigan runs on high-octane fuel and you can feel his energy emanating from the stage. This is an entertainer who works the crowd and works for the crowd. Everyone will get more than their money's worth. Believe the hype.

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Storms into South High MagnetBWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Storms into South High Magnet
June 30, 2017

This rainbow cast of all ages and abilities filled the stage and told the story of Dominican-Americans eeking out a living in the Washington Heights barrio of Manhattan to memorable rap music. You don't think you like rap? Lin-Manuel Miranda will change your mind.

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Omaha Community Playhouse Has Beauty AboundingBWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Omaha Community Playhouse Has Beauty Abounding
May 26, 2017

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the OCP has beauty abounding.

BWW Interview: Adam Pascal of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at OrpheumBWW Interview: Adam Pascal of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Orpheum
May 10, 2017

What could be better than SOMETHING ROTTEN! coming to the Orpheum in Omaha, Nebraska next week? SOMETHING ROTTEN! with Adam Pascal as Shakespeare! Now that's something to get excited about!

BWW Review: SUPERIOR DONUTS is Good Food for ThoughtBWW Review: SUPERIOR DONUTS is Good Food for Thought
May 5, 2017

Sometimes you see a play that's so rich, you can't stop chewing on it. That's how I felt about the Omaha Community Playhouse production of "SUPERIOR DONUTS." Written by Tracy Letts, multiple layers are woven into a funny, yet sadly moving, exploration of the people going in and out of the small Chicago donut shop.

BWW Interview: Con O'Shea Creal of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at OrpheumBWW Interview: Con O'Shea Creal of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Orpheum
May 4, 2017

Lincoln, Nebraska's Con O'Shea Creal has this to say about SOMETHING ROTTEN!--I would say it's such a good time for all. If you love musicals, there will be something for you there. If you grew up wondering why you were reading, "Romeo and Juliet" in high school and you just wanted to bang your head against the desk, this is going to give you some shared experience to release those feelings of frustration about Shakespeare.

BWW Interview: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Coming to Nebraska with  Nebraska Natives!BWW Interview: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Coming to Nebraska with Nebraska Natives!
May 3, 2017

SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s heading to Omaha and someone local along with it. Actually, there are two "local" actors in this wonderfully silly, delightful Tony-nominated hit. One is Daniel Beeman from Bellevue, Nebraska. Daniel is a 2011 graduate of Bellevue West High School and is traveling in his national touring debut as chorus member and understudy for the character of Shakespeare, played by Broadway favorite Adam Pascal. I called Daniel and questioned him a bit about his new career and the show.

BWW Review: Nik and Sarah's Cabaret: HOMEMADE FUSION at Club VibeBWW Review: Nik and Sarah's Cabaret: HOMEMADE FUSION at Club Vibe
April 24, 2017

This is musical theater at its most personal. Take a small venue, one pianist, and a handful of really talented local performers, toss them together for a fusion of fun.



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