Christine Swerczek

Christine Swerczek


MOST POPULAR ARTICLES
LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: Take a Stand for EMINENT DOMAINBWW Review: Take a Stand for EMINENT DOMAIN
Posted: Aug. 25, 2017


BWW Review: BABE THE SHEEP PIG is an Adorable WinnerBWW Review: BABE THE SHEEP PIG is an Adorable Winner
Posted: Sep. 10, 2017


LAST 365 DAYS

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


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


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.

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is Stunning!BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is Stunning!
April 6, 2017

Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Cynthia Weil, and Barry Mannwhat do these four people have in common? An insane amount of songwriting talent! A history filled with awards. And a story worth telling through their melodies and lyrics.

BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS Meets at a CrossroadsBWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS Meets at a Crossroads
March 27, 2017

Last night I found myself at a crossroads. It was the Crossroads Mall in Omaha. Inside this nearly vacant structure is a tiny live theater tucked into the northeast corner. The Performing Artists Repertory Theatre (PART) showcased two of Omaha's favorite performers in Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS.

BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES is Nothin' But a Good Time at Omaha Community Playhouse!BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES is Nothin' But a Good Time at Omaha Community Playhouse!
March 6, 2017

There's a party at the Bourbon Room and you're invited. Get out that 1980's gear you've got stuffed in the back of your closet and head over to ROCK OF AGES. This show is the most fun I've had in a long while! I've seen it on Broadway and more recently in Las Vegas, but the Omaha Community Playhouse production is not only on par, it exceeds them both in heart and personality. I liked it more.

BWW Feature: NICK AND SARAH'S VALENTINE'S DAY CABARET-Filled With LoveBWW Feature: NICK AND SARAH'S VALENTINE'S DAY CABARET-Filled With Love
February 16, 2017

I love Valentine's Day. And this year, it was even more special. Amidst an already lively theater scene in the metropolitan area, a Valentine's Day Cabaret happened at the Club Vibe. This cabaret, the brain child of Nik Whitcomb and Sarah Gibson, featured local performers who have appeared in award-winning productions in a variety of Omaha theaters.

BWW Review: THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS at The Rose Theater Will Blow You Away!BWW Review: THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS at The Rose Theater Will Blow You Away!
January 27, 2017

Did the Big Bad Wolf really huff and puff and blow the houses down? Did he really eat those innocent little pigs? Was he really a big bad wolf? You be the jury. Listen to both sides of the story at the Rose Theater as they present THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS.

BWW Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Will Make Your Head Spin at the Omaha Community PlayhouseBWW Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Will Make Your Head Spin at the Omaha Community Playhouse
January 21, 2017

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS might make your head spin like a globe. Opening at the Omaha Community Playhouse with five versatile actors directed by Carl Beck, this play adapted by Mark Brown from the Jules Verne's classic novel, takes us on a whirlwind adventure.

BWW Interview: SOUND OF MUSIC's Charlotte MaltbyBWW Interview: SOUND OF MUSIC's Charlotte Maltby
January 19, 2017

Charlotte Maltby recently took over the leading role of Maria Von Trapp in the national tour of Rogers and Hammerstein's SOUND OF MUSIC. Under the direction of triple Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, the production opens Tuesday, January 24th, at Omaha's Orpheum Theater. I had the opportunity to speak with Charlotte by phone yesterday.

BWW Review: THE JUNGLE BOOK is Simply GoodBWW Review: THE JUNGLE BOOK is Simply Good
October 28, 2016

You may think you know Rudyard Kipling's THE JUNGLE BOOK, but you may not have seen it through the eyes of playwright Greg Banks who takes the well-known story written in 1894 and brings it into now. Is the story new? Not really. Are there any big surprises? Not so much. Then what makes it new? I believe that it's the refreshing simplicity.



1