Christine Swerczek

Christine Swerczek

Christine Swerczek, proud mother of Analisa Peyton and Sam Swerczek, has been a huge Broadway fan since she first took Analisa to see “Phantom of the Opera” in NYC in 1996.  Her interests include traveling (especially an annual trip to NYC a to pack in as many Broadway musicals as possible), marathoning Netflix with her husband Tony, reading, and digitizing family photographs and letters.  She has a BA in Creative Writing and Masters of Library and Information Science.  Currently she works part time for the Omaha Public Library. 




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BWW Interview: Laura Osnes Brings BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY to the Lied Center For Performing ArtsBWW Interview: Laura Osnes Brings BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY to the Lied Center For Performing Arts
Posted: Nov. 28, 2018


BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! Wins it All at Nebraska Wesleyan University TheatreBWW Review: MAMMA MIA! Wins it All at Nebraska Wesleyan University Theatre
Posted: Nov. 30, 2018


BWW Interview: Cathy Kurz of Brigit St Brigit Theatre CompanyBWW Interview: Cathy Kurz of Brigit St Brigit Theatre Company
Posted: Dec. 9, 2018


BWW Interview: Rob Lindley of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour is Still an Iowa Boy at HeartBWW Interview: Rob Lindley of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour is Still an Iowa Boy at Heart
Posted: Nov. 16, 2018


BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Omaha Community Playhouse is Unchanging Magic!BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Omaha Community Playhouse is Unchanging Magic!
Posted: Nov. 17, 2018


BWW Review: COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN at Nebraska Wesleyan University TheatreBWW Review: COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN at Nebraska Wesleyan University Theatre
Posted: Nov. 12, 2018


BWW Interview: Ron Bohmer of BOOK OF MORMON at Lied Center For Performing ArtsBWW Interview: Ron Bohmer of BOOK OF MORMON at Lied Center For Performing Arts
Posted: Dec. 8, 2018


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BWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL Shakes Up the PINEWOOD BOWLBWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL Shakes Up the PINEWOOD BOWL
Posted: Jul. 13, 2018


BWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Shows Off at Nebraska Wesleyan University Theatre!BWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Shows Off at Nebraska Wesleyan University Theatre!
Posted: Oct. 2, 2018


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


BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY at Papillion-LaVista Community Theatre is Big FunBWW Review: HAIRSPRAY at Papillion-LaVista Community Theatre is Big Fun
Posted: Jul. 15, 2018


BWW Review: ANNIE at Ralston Community Theatre is Family FunBWW Review: ANNIE at Ralston Community Theatre is Family Fun
Posted: Jul. 8, 2018


BWW Interview: Laura Osnes Brings BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY to the Lied Center For Performing ArtsBWW Interview: Laura Osnes Brings BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY to the Lied Center For Performing Arts
Posted: Nov. 28, 2018


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
Posted: Mar. 2, 2018


BWW Interview: Cathy Kurz of Brigit St Brigit Theatre CompanyBWW Interview: Cathy Kurz of Brigit St Brigit Theatre Company
December 9, 2018

Cathy Kurz, Artistic Director and Founder of Omaha's Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company, talks about classic theatre and what's ahead for its 26th season.

BWW Interview: Ron Bohmer of BOOK OF MORMON at Lied Center For Performing ArtsBWW Interview: Ron Bohmer of BOOK OF MORMON at Lied Center For Performing Arts
December 8, 2018

Ron Bohmer, who plays Elder Price's father in the national tour of BOOK OF MORMON, talks about this controversial musical which he calls a 'Love Letter to Musical Theatre.' As Bohmer said, 'It really is, in my lifetime, the biggest love letter to this art form. And I love this art form! To be part of something that gives audiences that feeling every night is a deep honor.'

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! Wins it All at Nebraska Wesleyan University TheatreBWW Review: MAMMA MIA! Wins it All at Nebraska Wesleyan University Theatre
November 30, 2018

Thursday night's opening of MAMMA MIA! at Nebraska Wesleyan's McDonald Theatre was a party in the Greek Isles. The extremely enthusiastic crowd of mostly college aged people vociferously approved this romp through ABBA's memorable music. Chest booming laughter, screams, and hoots resounded through the house. But it was all good... because it is all good.

BWW Interview: Laura Osnes Brings BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY to the Lied Center For Performing ArtsBWW Interview: Laura Osnes Brings BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY to the Lied Center For Performing Arts
November 28, 2018

Three unbelievably talented, real ORIGINAL Broadway Princesses singing the petticoats off every beloved princess song in the book! We're throwing a magical musical event and you're invited!

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Omaha Community Playhouse is Unchanging Magic!BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Omaha Community Playhouse is Unchanging Magic!
November 17, 2018

A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to the Omaha Community Playhouse for its 43rd year. This holiday favorite is based on Charles Dicken's classic novel and adapted for stage by Omaha's Charles Jones.

BWW Interview: Rob Lindley of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour is Still an Iowa Boy at HeartBWW Interview: Rob Lindley of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour is Still an Iowa Boy at Heart
November 16, 2018

Rob Lindley, performing the role of Monsieur Andre' in the National Tour of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, has local roots. Currently based in Chicago, Lindley spent his youth in Northwest Iowa. I spoke with him this week about growing up in a small town and making it in the big city. PHANTOM is Lindley's first national tour, but it is not his first time on stage. A Jeff Award winner and five time nominee, Lindley has performed a wide variety of roles in FUN HOME, SECRET GARDEN, CAROLINE OR CHANGE, CAROUSEL and many more. He is an accomplished vocalist, actor, and director.

BWW Review: COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN at Nebraska Wesleyan University TheatreBWW Review: COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN at Nebraska Wesleyan University Theatre
November 12, 2018

Nebraska Wesleyan University Theatre takes us back and forth between 1955 and 1975 to the Five and Dime in McCarthy, Texas. The Disciples of Jimmy Dean are meeting to commemorate his untimely death in a car crash. Instead of contributing any new Jimmy Dean memorabilia to their collection, they uncover secrets long kept and truths about themselves.

BWW Review: CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN is Precious Time Well Spent at Bellevue Little TheatreBWW Review: CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN is Precious Time Well Spent at Bellevue Little Theatre
November 11, 2018

Don't be too busy to see CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN at Bellevue Little Theatre. It is time well spent!

BWW Review: NEWSIES Stop the Press at Midland University TheatreBWW Review: NEWSIES Stop the Press at Midland University Theatre
November 9, 2018

Stop the press! Midland University Arts brought a newsworthy event to the Kimmel Theatre last night. NEWSIES, The Broadway Musical, opened to an enthusiastic packed house. 'Fake news' has it that the show running through November 11th is nearly sold out. But don't let that stop you. Check out ticket availability and book your seat to see this uplifting, toe tapping production.

BWW Review: GOOSEBUMPS: THE PHANTOM OF THE AUDITORIUM at The Rose Theater May Give You Shivers!BWW Review: GOOSEBUMPS: THE PHANTOM OF THE AUDITORIUM at The Rose Theater May Give You Shivers!
November 5, 2018

GOOSEBUMPS: THE PHANTOM OF THE AUDITORIUM may not give you the shivers because it is scary, but those beautiful young voices may raise a few goosebumps!

BWW Review: SPAMALOT at Lied Center For Performing Arts, LincolnBWW Review: SPAMALOT at Lied Center For Performing Arts, Lincoln
November 3, 2018

I don't like Spam. To me, it's mystery meat and I don't like the taste. I looked it up on the internet to see what it is made from. It was introduced by Hormel in 1937 to increase the sale of pork shoulder. Few know the true origination of the name 'Spam,' but suggestions include 'Specially Processed Army Meat.' My favorite more colorful descriptions are 'meatloaf without basic training' and 'ham that didn't pass its physical.' Spam has recently been adopted as the term for inappropriate or irrelevant messages that flood our inboxes. This all fits.

BWW Review: THE SECRET GARDEN is Dark and Lovely at University of Nebraska OmahaBWW Review: THE SECRET GARDEN is Dark and Lovely at University of Nebraska Omaha
November 2, 2018

THE SECRET GARDEN, a musical based on the Victorian novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett is the second in a string of works in University of Nebraska, Omaha's 2018-2019 season featuring all female playwrights.

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Goes So Right at OrpheumBWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Goes So Right at Orpheum
October 31, 2018

Nothing goes wrong in THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Omaha's Orpheum Theatre.

BWW Review: JULIUS CAESAR at Nebraska Wesleyan University Theatre and the Power of WordsBWW Review: JULIUS CAESAR at Nebraska Wesleyan University Theatre and the Power of Words
October 30, 2018

Nebraska Wesleyan University's gender blind production of JULIUS CAESAR is running for one more weekend. It is yet another quality production by the NWU theatre department. I am constantly impressed with their vision, their implementation, and their overall excellence. These actors are being trained well in their art. The performance is powerful...a word too weak in its description.

BWW Review: EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL is Live at TADA THEATREBWW Review: EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL is Live at TADA THEATRE
October 26, 2018

Walking dead. Live music. Madcap comedy. Mix them together in a quaint theatre, add a splatter zone, and you have a recipe for an unusually entertaining night.

BWW Previews: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is About to Bring Pandemonium to Omaha!BWW Previews: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is About to Bring Pandemonium to Omaha!
October 26, 2018

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, a Tony Award winner that surprised even the critics with its overwhelming success on Broadway, will open at the Orpheum on October 30 and run through November 4, 2018.

BWW Review: Tara Vaughan: SHE ROCKS! the Omaha Community PlayhouseBWW Review: Tara Vaughan: SHE ROCKS! the Omaha Community Playhouse
October 24, 2018

Tara Vaughan, a young, fresh singer-songwriter is rocking the Omaha Community Playhouse with a cornucopia of hits from all female artists crossing the decades. Vaughan is gifted with a mellow, throaty voice that reminds one of honey and whiskey...sweet but with a bit of a bite that leaves you breathless.

OMAHA PERFORMING ARTSOMAHA PERFORMING ARTS
October 22, 2018

Omaha Performing Arts warns of potential problems with third party ticket sellers.

BWW Review: Shattered by THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Brigit St Brigit Theatre CompanyBWW Review: Shattered by THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Brigit St Brigit Theatre Company
October 13, 2018

Sometimes a production is more than a play. It's a slice of humanity with all its warts and blemishes. Brigit St Brigit Theatre Company took Tennessee Williams' powerful WIngfield family drama to the stage at the Jewish Community Center tonight and left me desolate. THE GLASS MENAGERIE studies a mother, a son, and a daughter with their complex relationship of love and control.

BWW Review: SHE KILLS MONSTERS at Omaha Community Playhouse - You Might Die LaughingBWW Review: SHE KILLS MONSTERS at Omaha Community Playhouse - You Might Die Laughing
October 12, 2018

SHE KILLS MONSTERS may not make your top ten list for most heartfelt play of the year, but it will definitely make you laugh. And we all need to laugh more.



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