Interview with an Alter Ego

April 29, 2015 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Publications, Theatre

Isacc French says he was an artist even before Ogo Denim hit him with his car. “You have to think to yourself: What is art? And then, what is doing art?” French, 31, argues while […]

Daniel Dorner

April 24, 2015 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Publications, Theatre

When Daniel Dorner performed in the Brigit St. Brigit’s production for An Iliad last fall, he gave a rivetting performance in the role of epic poet Homer and related the tale of the Trojan War with […]


April 20, 2015 · Posted In: Giving, Omaha Magazine, Publications, Theatre

Originally published in March/April 2015 Omaha Magazine. Soprano Renée Fleming once lamented “My worry is that opera will become a historic art form as opposed to a living, breathing thing.” We’ll leave any judgments on […]

Illuminating Young Minds

December 10, 2014 · Posted In: Entertainment, Family, HerFamily, Theatre

In my last column I wrote about the poor choice I made for my grandsons’ very first movie theater experience. Easton (5) and Barrett (3) were, it turns out, too young for the seemingly innocuous […]

God Bless Us, Everyone!

December 4, 2014 · Posted In: Entertainment, Theatre, Young Hero

As the Omaha Community Playhouse prepares to transport theatergoers to Victorian England with their annual production of A Christmas Carol, 8-year-old Mackenzie Reidy is getting ready to be catapulted into the world of theater for […]

Bohemian Rhapsody

October 6, 2014 · Posted In: Entertainment, Online Exclusive, Theatre

Thunderous applause ushered in Ballet Nebraska’s fifth season when the blood-red Orpheum curtain dropped on the company’s beautifully staged production of the hauntingly macabre Giselle. The classic work first staged in 1841 was a perfectly […]

Kirstin Kluver

August 4, 2014 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Publications, Theatre

One of the Old Market’s most familiar faces is now about to become…well, less familiar. Kirstin Kluver, who played the bouncily vivacious, “roll in ze hay” Inga in the just-closed Omaha Community Playhouse production of […]

The Benson Theatre

A Life in Dance

April 30, 2014 · Posted In: Entertainment, Omaha Magazine, Publications, Theatre

Her ethereal rendition of Mikhail Fokine’s “The Dying Swan” is a to-die-for delight. His gracefully rugged athleticism—not to mention a mop-top of untamed curls—makes him among the most recognizable figures in Omaha dance. Bret Samson […]

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 […]