Kathy Tyree Channeling Her Inner Diva

February 14, 2014 · Posted In: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Music, Nightlife, Omaha Magazine, Theatre

The term “diva” has taken a bit of a hit in recent years, suggesting to some a haughty I-want-it-all-and-want-it-now scene chewer who treats other humans like varmints. For most, though, the word remains untarnished. The […]

Jennifer Pool

The 
Theatrical Design of Jennifer Pool

Her 13 Cents Worth

January 6, 2014 · Posted In: Art, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People, Theatre

Though inching 
perilously close
 to senior citizen status, Robin Welch still moves with the grace and agility of a young prima ballerina, which of course she once was. Welch came to the Midlands in 1985 […]

Forever in Black

January 4, 2014 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle, People, Theatre

Whether it’s your first time inside the glittering Orpheum Theater or your fiftieth visit to the sleek Holland Performing Arts Center, attending a live performance is an exciting event. The lobby fills with eager patrons […]

Hitting the High Cs

October 25, 2013 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Theatre

The winter solstice seems the ideal date for a mittens-and-music caroling party. However, when the Aethertones gather for a performance in the Old Market Passageway on December 21st, expect a decidedly “anti-caroling” caroling event. The […]

Dance, Girl, Dance!

September 30, 2013 · Posted In: Entertainment, Online Exclusive, Theatre

Judy Leppek’s performance was this reviewer’s favorite in Ballet Nebraska’s recent production of Snow White at The Rose Theater. Luppek’s regal bearing, perpetually pursed lips, and impossibly long neck made quite an impression. She performed […]

Red-Redder-Reddest

September 26, 2013 · Posted In: Entertainment, Music, Online Exclusive, Theatre

Just as in a certain M. Night Shyamalan “I see dead people” film, the color red is used almost as code in the Omaha Community Playhouse blockbuster production of the much-anticipated Les Misérables. Early scenes […]

Michael Lyon

September 20, 2013 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Music, Omaha Magazine, People, Theatre

After years singing opera, this transplanted Brit finds a niche in American standards. He studied with some of the world’s finest opera coaches and vocal teachers; sang the lead in famous operas like Tosca, La […]

Great Plains Theatre Conference

April 25, 2013 · Posted In: Entertainment, Omaha Magazine, Theatre

Plays and playwrights remain the heart of the May 25-June 1 Great Plains Theatre Conference, which is now in its eighth year, says producing artistic director Kevin Lawler. But since assuming leadership over this Metropolitan […]

Joan Squires

February 25, 2013 · Posted In: Business, Leaders, Nonprofit, People, Theatre

Joan Squires was living a cozy life in Arizona where she was president and CEO of the Phoenix Symphony. But when Omaha Performing Arts leaders called 10 years ago, she couldn‘t resist the challenge. OPA […]