Raydell Cordell

The Magic Year

September 26, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine

Omaha theater patrons might recognize Raydell Cordell from his numerous seasons performing with Nebraska Shakespeare, or his award-winning performances at Omaha Community Playhouse and Blue Barn Theatre. What audiences may not realize is that he […]

Dolan/Lavigne family, front of house

A House Worthy of Movies

August 23, 2019 · Posted In: At Home, OmahaHome

When Todd Lavigne and Gina Dolan got engaged, they needed a home for their blended family that would suit the active lifestyles of two career-driven adults, two precocious teenagers, and three beloved dogs—not to mention […]

Robyn Helwig, Pacific Props

From Props in the Pacific to Detailing in Omaha

May 22, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People, Theatre

Despite initial skepticism from friends back home, Robyn Helwig isn’t regretting her decision to leave the Pacific Northwest for the Great Plains. In January the effervescent, 25-year-old Oregon native was honored with a 2019 Omaha […]

Appropriately Inappropriate

October 30, 2018 · Posted In: Humor, Omaha Magazine, People

When Benson High School’s class of ’96 voted Amber Ruffin “Class Clown,” they were clearly onto something. “It [comedy] came about because I was a very ugly child,” Ruffin says. “I had to do something […]

From Omaha to Broadway

October 21, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People, Theatre

It might be an unlikely topic for an award-winning Broadway musical, but Come From Away tells the story of a tiny town in Newfoundland that welcomed thousands of stranded airline passengers on September 11, 2001.  […]

Art Farm

April 27, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Artist Cassia Kite has lived on the Gulf Coast of the Sunshine State for more than a decade, but her work remains rooted in the family farm near Auburn, Nebraska. “I’m just so thankful of […]

One of Ours

February 21, 2017 · Posted In: Entertainment, Music, Omaha Magazine

“There aren’t a lot of people in Nebraska writing new musicals,” says Roxanne Wach, executive director of Shelterbelt Theatre. The Omaha theater company is in the middle of its 24th season of producing original work […]

Queen of the Nerds

January 27, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Publications, Theatre

Amanda Fehlner has some opinions about superheroes wearing spandex. “You’re about to go into battle, and what are you going to put on? A spandex suit? That’s not going to help you at all. So, […]

Roni Shelley Perez

October 13, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Publications, Theatre

“I never told my parents about having a fake sex scene. I just let them watch the show.” -Roni Shelley Perez Roni Shelley Perez wonders whether she should have warned her Catholic parents about a […]

Eat Fit Go

August 26, 2016 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Business Profiles, Publications

Fast-casual restaurant chains, such as Panera Bread and Chipotle, have gained market share in recent years. They offer fresher fare than traditional fast food joints, but maintain the speed and convenience of counter service. Omaha-based […]