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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....
BWW Review: PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD Checks All the Boxes at Brigit St Brigit The Photo BWW Review: PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD Checks All the Boxes at Brigit St Brigit Theatre
by Christine Swerczek - February 29, 2020

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BWW Review: ONCE is Enough at Omaha Community Playhouse Photo BWW Review: ONCE is Enough at Omaha Community Playhouse
by Christine Swerczek - February 28, 2020

Once in awhile a musical comes along that strikes the right chord. Irish musician Glen Hansard and Czech pianist Marketa Irglova collaborated on a stage version of the 2007 film by John Carney. This deceptively simple story won a Tony Award for Best Book by Enda Walsh along with 7 more wins out of 1...
BWW Review: NATIVE GARDENS: Fencing With the Neighbors at Omaha Community Playhouse Photo BWW Review: NATIVE GARDENS: Fencing With the Neighbors at Omaha Community Playhouse
by Christine Swerczek - February 25, 2020

This show can't miss. It has a message. It is beautifully presented. It is superbly acted. And it's gut-shaking funny....
BWW Review: A THOUSAND WORDS at Nebraska Repertory Theatre: A Breathtaking Piece Abou Photo BWW Review: A THOUSAND WORDS at Nebraska Repertory Theatre: A Breathtaking Piece About the Truths of Life
by Christine Swerczek - February 24, 2020

It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience getting to watch A Thousand Words at the Nebraska Repertory Theatre this past week. The Rep has created a powerful show about the joys and sorrows of life that almost everyone can connect to....
BWW Review: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at Florence Community Theater is Crazy Go Photo BWW Review: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at Florence Community Theater is Crazy Good!
by Christine Swerczek - February 22, 2020

You'd be crazy to miss this one!...
BWW Review: A Rocking Good Time with AMERICAN IDIOT at Nebraska Wesleyan University T Photo BWW Review: A Rocking Good Time with AMERICAN IDIOT at Nebraska Wesleyan University Theatre
by Christine Swerczek - February 22, 2020

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BWW Review: WORKING at Midland University Kimmel Theatre is One to Remember Photo BWW Review: WORKING at Midland University Kimmel Theatre is One to Remember
by Christine Swerczek - February 02, 2020

Who knew that WORKING could be so much fun?...
BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Performing Artists Repertory Theatre (PART): The Vocals Tak Photo BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Performing Artists Repertory Theatre (PART): The Vocals Take it All
by Christine Swerczek - February 01, 2020

The best surprises come in small packages....
BWW Review: HOWIE D: BACK IN THE DAY at The Rose Theater is Fun Family Entertainment Photo BWW Review: HOWIE D: BACK IN THE DAY at The Rose Theater is Fun Family Entertainment
by Christine Swerczek - February 01, 2020

High energy, fun family entertainment!...
BWW Review: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS is a Fun Ride at Bellevue Little Theatre Photo BWW Review: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS is a Fun Ride at Bellevue Little Theatre
by Christine Swerczek - January 20, 2020

Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Jon Flower) needs to catch the Orient Express during a heavy snowfall. That train is never filled during this time of year, but for some reason, today is an exception. Monsieur Constantine Bouc (Gene Hinkle) exerts his authority to book his friend Poirot into his fi...
BWW Review: BANDSTAND at Lied Center For The Performing Arts, Lincoln Photo BWW Review: BANDSTAND at Lied Center For The Performing Arts, Lincoln
by Christine Swerczek - January 19, 2020

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BWW Review: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Shines at Omaha Community Playhouse Photo BWW Review: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Shines at Omaha Community Playhouse
by Christine Swerczek - January 18, 2020

'What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?'...
BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Orpheum Theatre is Too Beautiful to Miss Photo BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Orpheum Theatre is Too Beautiful to Miss
by Christine Swerczek - January 15, 2020

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BWW Review: LOVE, DEATH, AND THE PROM at Nebraska Thespian Festival Photo BWW Review: LOVE, DEATH, AND THE PROM at Nebraska Thespian Festival
by Christine Swerczek - January 04, 2020

Jon Jory's LOVE, DEATH, AND THE PROM kicked off the Nebraska State Thespian Festival Thursday night by marking the first All State show performed in years. Young thespians from across the state put on the production in the Holland Performing Arts Center. It's a perfect cast and crew for this non-lin...
BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Has A Few Surprises at Orpheum Photo BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Has A Few Surprises at Orpheum
by Christine Swerczek - December 11, 2019

The 50th Anniversary tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR opened at the Orpheum Theatre in Omaha last night with a few surprises. Unlike the plethora of productions performed in the past of this Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice collaboration, this production mixes a rock concert with an aggressive dance t...