Christine Swerczek

Christine Swerczek


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BWW Review: ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS, AND RAGING QUEENS is a Patchwork of EmotionBWW Review: ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS, AND RAGING QUEENS is a Patchwork of Emotion
Posted: Mar. 27, 2018


BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Omaha Community Playhouse: 'Where's the Dog?'BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Omaha Community Playhouse: 'Where's the Dog?'
Posted: Apr. 14, 2018


BWW Review: UNCLE VANYA at Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company: Misery Meets MagicalBWW Review: UNCLE VANYA at Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company: Misery Meets Magical
Posted: Apr. 6, 2018


BWW Review: CURIOUS GEORGE & THE GOLDEN MEATBALL Serves Up FunBWW Review: CURIOUS GEORGE & THE GOLDEN MEATBALL Serves Up Fun
Posted: Apr. 21, 2018


LAST 365 DAYS

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 Interview: Billy McGuigan of YESTERDAY & TODAY at Omaha Community PlayhouseBWW Interview: Billy McGuigan of YESTERDAY & TODAY at Omaha Community Playhouse
Posted: Nov. 20, 2017


BWW Review: PARADE Marches Into Uncomfortable TerritoryBWW Review: PARADE Marches Into Uncomfortable Territory
Posted: Feb. 9, 2018


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: CURIOUS GEORGE & THE GOLDEN MEATBALL Serves Up FunBWW Review: CURIOUS GEORGE & THE GOLDEN MEATBALL Serves Up Fun
April 21, 2018

CURIOUS GEORGE & THE GOLDEN MEATBALL tells the story of a monkey, his pal in yellow, and their adventures as they cook up a mean meatball in the Golden Meatball contest in Rome.

BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Omaha Community Playhouse: 'Where's the Dog?'BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Omaha Community Playhouse: 'Where's the Dog?'
April 14, 2018

If you love Shakepeare, if you love the theater, if you love farce, you will love SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE playing through May 6. Calling on a quote from the show, 'Where's the comedy, Will? Where's the dog?' He's at the Omaha Community Playhouse.

BWW Review: UNCLE VANYA at Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company: Misery Meets MagicalBWW Review: UNCLE VANYA at Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company: Misery Meets Magical
April 6, 2018

The Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company opens UNCLE VANYA at the Joslyn Castle. The stellar cast under the able direction of Cathy Kurz perfectly carries out Chekhov's desire for naturalism. They do not overact. There is no melodrama or big gestures. They feel the emotion and it is exposed. This is stripped down genuine humanity and it is truly special.

BWW Review: ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS, AND RAGING QUEENS is a Patchwork of EmotionBWW Review: ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS, AND RAGING QUEENS is a Patchwork of Emotion
March 27, 2018

There will be laughter. There will be tears. And there will be many recollections of this production in the weeks to come. For it will not leave your mind easily. ELEGIES is an epitaph for the departed and a love song that lives on.

BWW Review: WONDERLAND: ALICE'S ROCK & ROLL ADVENTURE at Rose TheaterBWW Review: WONDERLAND: ALICE'S ROCK & ROLL ADVENTURE at Rose Theater
March 23, 2018

I wish I could write everything I found beautiful or hilarious or imaginative in this show, but there isn't room. You need to jump down that rabbit hole and see for yourself. Yes, it's impossible to be perfect, but as Alice says, 'I believe in the impossible.' I'm already calling this as a nominee for several awards.

BWW Review: Creighton University Brings BONNIE & CLYDE to Omaha!BWW Review: Creighton University Brings BONNIE & CLYDE to Omaha!
March 22, 2018

Frank Wildhorn has contributed so much wonderful music to the musical theatre world. BONNIE & CLYDE is some of his best work. Couple this music with the lives of two romantically notorious robbers of the Depression Era and you have a bang up show.

Photo Coverage: Omaha Community Playhouse Reveals its 2018-2019 Season to a Packed HousePhoto Coverage: Omaha Community Playhouse Reveals its 2018-2019 Season to a Packed House
March 15, 2018

Omaha Community Playhouse revealed its 2018-2019 Season to an eager audience on Tuesday night. From SHREK to OF MICE AND MEN, there will be something for everyone.

BWW Review: URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL at Chanticleer Community Theater is a Privilege to SeeBWW Review: URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL at Chanticleer Community Theater is a Privilege to See
March 9, 2018

URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL, opens at the Chanticleer Theatre in Council Bluffs, Iowa tonight and runs through March 18. If you loved SOMETHING ROTTEN, you will love this crazy show. Nothing is free from biting satire: corporate greed, populism, or even your most loved musicals.

BWW Review: JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH is Sweet at Omaha Community PlayhouseBWW Review: JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH is Sweet at Omaha Community Playhouse
March 2, 2018

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH is destined to be a giant hit for families with children and for anyone who enjoys a frivolous flight of imagination. It is visually delicious. It is literally music to your ears. And it is another rock solid production for the OCP.

BWW Review: SEEDFOLKS is a Gem at the Rose TheaterBWW Review: SEEDFOLKS is a Gem at the Rose Theater
February 25, 2018

SEEDFOLKS, adapted from the Newbery Award winning book by Paul Fleischman, tells the story of a young girl who unites a multicultural community through her simple act of planting a handful of beans in a vacant lot in Cleveland. As her neighbors watch and wonder from their windows, they are irresistibly drawn to plant their own seeds. Gradually, they turn the trash-ridden, rat infested lot into a garden alive with plants and hope. The story swells and grows as told through the talents of a solitary actor, Sonja Parks.

Photo Coverage: BITTERSWEET: A VALENTINE'S HANGOVER CABARETPhoto Coverage: BITTERSWEET: A VALENTINE'S HANGOVER CABARET
February 17, 2018

BITTERSWEET: A VALENTINE HANGOVER CABARET held just after Valentine's Day at The Max in Omaha, was one more fun music and humor filled evening. Sarah Gibson, Ashley Laverty, and Mallory Vallier put together a two act show featuring local actors singing about the ups and downs of love.

BWW Review: THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN at Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company is Something Special!BWW Review: THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN at Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company is Something Special!
February 12, 2018

You could sit around watching cows or you could amble on over to the First Central Congregational Church and see Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company's brilliant production of THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN. It is so good!

BWW Interview: Ben Michael of AN AMERICAN IN PARISBWW Interview: Ben Michael of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
February 12, 2018

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is coming to Omaha! This winner of multiple Tony Awards, based on the 1951 Academy Award winning film of the same name and adapted for stage by Christopher Wheeldon, will run February 13-18 at Omaha's Orpheum Theatre.

BWW Review: I LEFT MY HEART: A SALUTE TO THE MUSIC OF TONY BENNETT at Performing Artists Repertory Theatre (PART)BWW Review: I LEFT MY HEART: A SALUTE TO THE MUSIC OF TONY BENNETT at Performing Artists Repertory Theatre (PART)
February 10, 2018

Gordon Cantiello along with Rick Brayshaw has brought another fine evening of entertainment to Omaha with I LEFT MY HEART: A SALUTE TO THE MUSIC OF TONY BENNETT at the Performing Artists Repertory Theatre in Crossroads. This delightful two act tribute showcases 34 songs made popular by Tony Bennett.

BWW Review: PARADE Marches Into Uncomfortable TerritoryBWW Review: PARADE Marches Into Uncomfortable Territory
February 9, 2018

The Omaha Community Playhouse once again takes on a serious subject. PARADE, the Tony Award-winning musical based on the true story of Leo Frank, a Jewish man falsely accused of the rape and murder of a 13 year old girl in Marietta, Georgia, opens tonight and runs through March 11.

BWW Interview: Jose Llana of THE KING AND I Brings More Than a Great Show to OmahaBWW Interview: Jose Llana of THE KING AND I Brings More Than a Great Show to Omaha
January 10, 2018

THE KING AND I is bringing more than a great show to Omaha. Jose Llana, who stars as the King of Siam, says, 'I think it's healthy to have conversation, especially in this political climate, when the country is so divided to tell a story about a world leader extending a hand of friendship to a person from another country. That's the story we're telling and the message that we're trying to convey.'

BWW Interview: Larry Marshall of WAITRESS at the OrpheumBWW Interview: Larry Marshall of WAITRESS at the Orpheum
December 6, 2017

With music by 6 time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, book by Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (FINDING NEVERLAND, PIPPIN) the national tour of WAITRESS will serve you a slice of awesome at the Orpheum Theatre from December 12 through the 17th.

BWW Review: SINATRA CHRISTMAS MY WAY: A SINATRA HOLIDAY BASH! Jumpstarts the Christmas SeasonBWW Review: SINATRA CHRISTMAS MY WAY: A SINATRA HOLIDAY BASH! Jumpstarts the Christmas Season
December 2, 2017

Singing the greats of Ole' Blue Eyes, this cadre of four veteran vocalists, Matthias Jeske, Jodi Vaccaro, Wendy Eaton, and Bob Goding, brought an opening night jam-packed house back to the days of smooth tunes, sophisticated dress, and Jack Daniels. Songs, jokes, stories...all combined for an intimate evening with warm holiday spirit.

BWW Interview: Billy McGuigan of YESTERDAY & TODAY at Omaha Community PlayhouseBWW Interview: Billy McGuigan of YESTERDAY & TODAY at Omaha Community Playhouse
November 20, 2017

YESTERDAY & TODAY, an interactive Beatles experience, returns to the Omaha Community Playhouse for the 10th year. This popular show starring Billy McGuigan and his two brothers, Ryan and Matthew, is a musical tribute to their late father who started them on this path as children. Having memorized more than 200 Beatles songs, the McGuigans personalize each show by taking requests from the audience.

BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING: A ROCK MUSICAL at University of Nebraska-Omaha Theatre Will Touch YouBWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING: A ROCK MUSICAL at University of Nebraska-Omaha Theatre Will Touch You
November 19, 2017

This is not just a raunchy peek into bedrooms of the teens. It is a sober look into the hearts and minds of these kids on the cusp of adulthood as they navigate their turbulent lives. It is a moving, heartfelt story that reaches beyond the centuries.



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