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Review: KINKY BOOTS at Omaha Community Playhouse Photo Review: KINKY BOOTS at Omaha Community Playhouse
by Analisa Swerczek - June 21, 2022

What did our critic think of KINKY BOOTS at Omaha Community Playhouse?...
BWW Review: THE GIVER at Omaha Community Playhouse Photo BWW Review: THE GIVER at Omaha Community Playhouse
by Sonja Niles - May 03, 2022

THE GIVER a play adapted by Eric Coble from the 1994 Newberry Award Winning novel by Lois Lowry....
BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY at Lied Center For Performing Arts Photo BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY at Lied Center For Performing Arts
by Analisa Swerczek - April 30, 2022

Come From Away is the show you can't miss in Lincoln this season....
BWW Review: THE BAND'S VISIT at Lied Center For Performing Arts Photo BWW Review: THE BAND'S VISIT at Lied Center For Performing Arts
by Analisa Swerczek - April 10, 2022

If you are looking for a show that will move you, inspire you, and make you believe in the power of kindness, then this is the show for you....
BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at Chanticleer Photo BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at Chanticleer
by Analisa Swerczek - March 17, 2022

With humor, music, and a little dash of murder, Monty’s journey to find love and status leads the audience on a night they won’t soon forget....
BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS at Orpheum Theater Photo BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS at Orpheum Theater
by Analisa Swerczek - March 13, 2022

The mean girls are back in action, and this time you can sit with them! The hit Broadway musical Mean Girls is taking up residence at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Omaha and my ears are still ringing from the thunderous applause and cheers that met the cast as they bowed, following an electric per...
BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at Orpheum Theater Photo BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at Orpheum Theater
by Analisa Swerczek - February 27, 2022

Young love, jealousy, revenge, and the worst pies in London set the stage for Opera Omaha's latest production, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street....
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Lied Center For Performing Arts Photo BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Lied Center For Performing Arts
by Analisa Swerczek - February 13, 2022

The earth is certainly moving in Lincoln this weekend thanks to the talented cast of the Broadway musical tour BEAUTIFUL The Carole King Musical which is currently showing at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Featuring musical arrangements comprised of some of the biggest hits of the last six dec...
BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Orpheum Theater Photo BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Orpheum Theater
by Analisa Swerczek - February 11, 2022

Broadway in Omaha's resident matchmaker found the perfect fit for Omaha audiences in the current hit Broadway tour of 'Fiddler on the Roof.' Featuring music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and a book by Joseph Stein, 'Fiddler on the Roof' is based on a series of short stories written by So...
BWW Review: BRIGHT STAR Finally Shines at Omaha Community Playhouse Photo BWW Review: BRIGHT STAR Finally Shines at Omaha Community Playhouse
by Christine Swerczek - February 10, 2022

After two long years in the making, BRIGHT STAR has finally come to life at the Omaha Community Playhouse....
BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Lied Center For Performing Arts Photo BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Lied Center For Performing Arts
by Analisa Swerczek - January 28, 2022

Don’t miss your chance to grab your very own golden ticket and visit the wonders of Wonka’s world famous chocolate factory as the Lied Performing Arts Center presents the national touring production of the popular Broadway hit, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. ...
BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Omaha Community Playhouse Photo BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Omaha Community Playhouse
by Analisa Swerczek - November 28, 2021

If you find yourself looking for something to do with the whole family, head on down to the Omaha Community Playhouse and spend some time with Scrooge, some wonderful carolers, and maybe even a ghost or three....
BWW Review: THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP at Omaha Community Playhouse Photo BWW Review: THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP at Omaha Community Playhouse
by Analisa Swerczek - October 21, 2021

No matter if you are a fan of farce or not, I suggest stopping by the Omaha Community Playhouse and spending your evening with the cast and crew of The Mystery of Irma Vep. Who knows… You may even find yourself in Egypt without ever boarding a plane....
BWW Review: CATS at Orpheum Theater Photo BWW Review: CATS at Orpheum Theater
by Analisa Swerczek - September 30, 2021

If you are looking for a family show with music, dance, and a surprising amount of heart, grab your tickets to spend an evening with the most talented felines in town....
BWW Review: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS at Omaha Community Playhouse Photo BWW Review: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS at Omaha Community Playhouse
by Analisa Swerczek - September 25, 2021

Omaha Community Playhouse opened its next hit “Murder on the Orient Express” last weekend to the sounds of gunshots, screams, and plenty of laughter....
BWW Review: MARGARITAVILLE at Lied Center For The Performing Arts Photo BWW Review: MARGARITAVILLE at Lied Center For The Performing Arts
by Analisa Swerczek - September 15, 2021

The touring production of the Broadway musical Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville officially opened Friday night at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts, and Lincoln audiences were sipping and swaying all night long to the tunes of legendary songwriter and performer Jimmy Buffett....
BWW Review: HEAD OVER HEELS at Nebraska Wesleyan University Photo BWW Review: HEAD OVER HEELS at Nebraska Wesleyan University
by Analisa Swerczek - August 29, 2021

Based on “The Arcadia” by Sir Philip Sidney and featuring a score made of up some of the biggest Go-Go’s hits, Head Over Heels is a show about love, acceptance, and being true to who you are....
BWW Review: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Papillion LaVista Community Photo BWW Review: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Papillion LaVista Community Theatre
by Analisa Swerczek - July 20, 2021

How do you spell WINNER? If you have an evening to plan and want to spend an evening outside and enjoying live theatre, I recommend you take a trip down to the bee....
BWW Review: GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL at Omaha Community Playhouse Photo BWW Review: GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL at Omaha Community Playhouse
by Analisa Swerczek - June 15, 2021

Omaha Community Playhouse’s latest production, Gutenberg! the Musical, is a laugh out loud night of music, comedy, and two incredibly talented actors who take on the production with ease and charisma....
BWW Review: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at Omaha Community Playhouse Photo BWW Review: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at Omaha Community Playhouse
by Analisa Swerczek - May 22, 2021

If you find yourself looking for a night out on the town with lights, dancing, and a whole lot of swing and jazz, Omaha Community Playhouse’s production of Ain’t Misbehavin’ is the place to be....
BWW Review: THE DRAWER BOY Enters Final Weekend at Omaha Community Playhouse Photo BWW Review: THE DRAWER BOY Enters Final Weekend at Omaha Community Playhouse
by Analisa Swerczek - April 28, 2021

BroadwayWorld reviews Michael Healey's critically acclaimed play 'The Drawer Boy' at Omaha Community Playhouse. ...
BWW Review: FULLY COMMITTED at Omaha Community Playhouse Photo BWW Review: FULLY COMMITTED at Omaha Community Playhouse
by Analisa Swerczek - March 20, 2021

A tour de force performance from Omaha Native will leave you smiling...
BWW Review: DIAL M FOR MURDER at Bellevue Little Theatre Photo BWW Review: DIAL M FOR MURDER at Bellevue Little Theatre
by Analisa Swerczek - March 13, 2021

Lies. Revenge. Mystery. Murder. All that and more can be found in an evening spent at the Bellevue Little Theatre as they take on Frederick Knott’s thrilling script, Dial M for Murder....
BWW Review: The Show Must RAVE ON!: THE MUSIC OF BUDDY HOLLY at Omaha Community Playh Photo BWW Review: The Show Must RAVE ON!: THE MUSIC OF BUDDY HOLLY at Omaha Community Playhouse
by Christine Swerczek - June 11, 2020

I could rave on and on about how fun it was to be outside the Omaha Community Playhouse enjoying the hits of Buddy Holly as only Billy McGuigan and his band can do. So I will....
BWW Review: 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is a 10! at The STAGE Theater Photo BWW Review: 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is a 10! at The STAGE Theater
by Christine Swerczek - March 07, 2020

Hickman, Nebraska has a local treasure: The STAGE Theater. And right now you can catch the Twentieth Century Fox film turned stage musical by Patricia Resnick and Colin Higgins (book) and Dolly Parton (music and lyrics), 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL through March 15....