Platte River Bard Podcast

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The Platte River Bard Podcast Celebrates Creatives!

Join us for real and honest conversations about the work of Creatives and their contribution to the Arts!  Even if you are just a theatre-goer, or an involved member of performing arts, you will meet and learn from talented individuals in our area.

 

This podcast is a labor of love by Chris and Sheri Berger, and you can find even more information about our work at https://platteriverbard.com!

 

Episodes

Sunday Dec 25, 2022

Angels Theatre Company in Lincoln, NE is bringing us a World Premiere of the play written by Jennifer Blackmer, based on the story of scientist Dr. Meg Crane.  Dr. Crane invented the home pregnancy test and revolutionized healthcare for women for decades to come.  In addition, on January 5th, 2023 there will be a community discussion at First Plymouth Congregational Church that is a free event, hosted by Patti Pansing Brooks, with Dr. Crane and Jennifer Blackmer to discuss stigmas surrounding the invention, as well as topical conversations about a persons ability to have bodily autonomy.  Don't miss this really important topic in women's rights, and one woman's journey in helping others take control of their lives.  We talk with Executive Artistic Director, Timothy Scholl, about this production, Predictor, and it's world premiere on February 10th as well as the free community discussion on January 5th.  
 
Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.liedcenter.org/event/predictor-world-premiere or call the box office at 402-472-4747.
 
ANGELS THEATRE COMPANY:
Website:  https://angelscompany.org/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angelstheatrecompany/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angelstheatreco_lincoln/ 
Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/angelstheatreco
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Jennifer Blackmer: https://www.jenniferblackmer.com/ 
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Sunday Dec 11, 2022


Holiday Lites is a collaboration between Benson Theatre and Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company.  If you haven't heard what it's about, our discussion with Jason Levering, Benson Theatre's Programming Director, and Murphy Wulfgang, Executive Director of Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Co., will give you a few exciting glimpses of this unique, inclusive, and festive show!  This is a locally written and devised holiday show that you won't want to miss.  It promises to make you feel connected, and explores the different ways we celebrate - and have celebrated - the holidays!
 
Get tickets here: https://ci.ovationtix.com/36337/production/1141961
12/9 – 12/11, and 12/15 – 12/18, 7:30pm showings with 2pm matinees on Sundays.
Doors open at 6:30pm.
 
BENSON THEATRE CONACT INFO:
Website and Tickets: https://bensontheatre.org/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BensonTheatre 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bensontheatre/ 
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/BensonTheatre 
6054 Maple Street, Omaha, NE 
 
BRIGIT ST. BRIGIT THEATRE COMPANY CONTACT INFO: 
Website: https://www.bsbtheatre.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BSBTheatre
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bsbtheatre/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bsbtheatre
 
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Thursday Dec 08, 2022

What's Happening in local theatre in December 2022?  We have it here for you - plus - a little bit of news - a little bit of corny chat - and also FREE tickets to “The Cemetery Club” at Chanticleer CommunityTheatre at PACE December 9th - 11th, 2022!
Go to:  https://ci.ovationtix.com/35635/production/1125075?promo=PODCAST
Use Promo Code:  PODCAST
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A Christmas Carol - A podcast brought to you by the Platte River Bard:
https://platteriverbard.podbean.com/e/a-christmas-carol-radio-show-rolla-missouri/ 
 
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Wednesday Nov 30, 2022

Experience sisterhood, friendship, joy, and hilarity with Chanticleer Theater's production of "The Cemetery Club" which opens at the Hoff Family and Arts Culture Center at PACE December 2nd.  We talked with a some of the talented cast:  Phyllis Cremonini, Connie Lee, and Heather Wilhelm as well as their Stage Manager Riley Pope, and Director Joey Hartshorn about this endearing play.  This production by Chanticleer offers wonderful roles and opportunities, and in the process we get to experience their enduring friendships, laughter and sisterhood.
You won't want to miss this endearing play, so find out more about it on our podcast! The Cemetery Club runs December 2-4, and 9-11th.  To get tickets go to paceartsiowa.org
 
CHANTICLEER COMMUNITY THEATER AT the Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center at PACE:
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/chanticleertheater 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paceartsia/?hl=en 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PACEartsiowa 
Chanticleer Community Theatre / Pace Arts Iowa 1001 S 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA
PACE (Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment):  https://www.paceartsiowa.org 
 
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Sunday Nov 13, 2022

We always look forward to talking with Fran Sillau, the talented and accomplished Executive Artistic Director of Circle Theatre.  This is Circle's 39th Season, and their first show of their season, "Stronger Than Strong!  Great American Tall Tale Heroines", will be held NOVEMBER 19th at 7PM and NOVEMBER 20th at 2PM at the Jewish Community Center.  This play is written by local playwright, Brian Guehring.  To add even more fun to the evening, there will be an opening act of actors from the Munroe Meyer Institute, who will tell us about the early life of Paul Bunyan.
And hear a little about their second production "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" which will be performed March 9th, 11th, and 12th with Audition dates happening yet this month on November 28th and 29th! 
Circle Theatre believes theatre is for everyone, and these hard-working Creatives are making that mission a reality. You’ll find out about this production - and more - here on the Platte River Bard.
 
CIRCLE THEATRE CONTACT INFORMATION:
For TICKETS and more information: https://circletheatreomaha.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/circletheatreomaha 
Instagram: https://instagram.com/circle.theatreomaha 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/circleomaha 
AUDITIONS: To reserve a space to Audition for "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" on November 28 and 29th:  Email Francis "" Sillau at Gmail "" com.  For more information see their website: https://circletheatreomaha.org.   Auditions will be held at the Hanscom Park United Methodist Church.
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Sunday Nov 13, 2022

We talked with Ron Zank, Ph.D., Director and Associate Professor of UNO Theatre, and Chloe Beltrand, the Actor who plays Little Red Riding Hood in their upcoming production, Into The Woods.  Production dates are NOVEMBER 17, 19-20, & DECEMBER 1-4, 2022.  We had an enjoyable conversation about this popular and fun musical written by James Lapine with music and lyrics by the legendary Stephen Sondheim. This is going to be a fun production and an opportunity to hear Sondheim's score by live musicians!  Hear how UNO is making this musical come alive, you won't want to miss it!
UNO CONTACT INFORMATION: 
Website:  UNO Theatre Website
Facebook: UNOTheatre on Facebook
Instagram: UNO Theatre on Instagram
Twitter: UNO Theatre on Twitter
For tickets at the door: 6505 University Dr S, Omaha, NE 68182
Walk up to the Box Office
Visit the Theatre Box Office, located on the first floor at the south lobby of the Weber Fine Arts Building.
The box office opens at 6:30 p.m. on performance nights.
To Call for Tickets: Box Office: 402.554.PLAY (7529)
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Sunday Oct 30, 2022

Jillian Carter returns to Directing and Playwriting at OmniArts Nebraska in their new 2022-2023 season.  We talk with Jillian and Dustin Witte, co-founder of OmniArts Nebraska, and Managing Artistic Director about their upcoming shows and events!  The next show is Hunter Gatherers that opens November 2nd.  The next shows are Marjorie Prime and Happy Birthday Lily!.  Plus OmniArts Nebraska has two more events this year, Yuletide Fright Fest and YAAS Ghosts!.
In talking with Dustin and Jillian, we discussed the gamut of things such as human primal nature, nudity on stage, and artificial intelligence.  But it all totally makes sense to their season!
OmniArts Nebraska's season is focused on nature and technology, and they have some fascinating shows planned, so find out all about it here at the Platte River Bard!
 
OmniArts Nebraska Contact List: 
Website and Tickets: https://www.omniartsnebraska.org/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OmniArts 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OmniArtsNE 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omniartsne/ 
 
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Tuesday Oct 25, 2022

Chanticleer Community Theater at the Hoff Center at PACE present a staged reading of "Love Is ?" by Playwright Edie Goodwin.   Chanticleer is committing to helping local playwrights present their work and receive feedback and this is the first in their new series!
We talk to Mrs. Goodwin and the Director of this reading, Lori Lynn Ahrends.  Register now to attend on October 28 - the "Hoff Fourth Fridays" at PACE!  There is a lot going on - costume contests, pumpkin carving and more.  But at 8PM you'll get to experience this free and heartwarming play!
 
CHANTICLEER COMMUNITY THEATER AT PACE:
To register: https://111615.blackbaudhosting.com/111615/PACE-Special-Event---Staged-Reading-of-a-Play-by-Edie-Goodwin 
Website:  https://paceartsiowa.org
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/chanticleertheater 
Chanticleer Community Theatre / Pace Arts Iowa 1001 S 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA
PACE (Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment):  https://www.paceartsiowa.org 
 
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Thursday Oct 20, 2022

Getting it right is always important to us, and in this particular instance we took a bit more time to make sure we brought you the right podcast with all the right things.  Finally, we were able to meet Lauren Medici, Director of Engagement Programs, live and in-person after doing two years of podcasts remotely. And we had the pleasure of meeting Andrea Joy Pearson, Director of Belonging and Inclusion.  Together, we had a deep dive into their 2022-2023 Season and their new Opera, "The Life and Times of Malcolm X."  Opera Omaha is bringing this new work to the birthplace of Malcolm X:  here in Omaha.  And as always, they are working diligently to make sure that Opera is available to everyone. 
Join us for this deep dive and lovely conversation with Lauren and Andrea.  You won't want to miss it!
 
2022-2023 Season Shows: 
The Life and Times of Malcolm X
Suor Angelica
The Marriage of Figaro
 
OPERA OMAHA CONTACT INFO: 
Website & Tickets: www.operaomaha.org 
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/operaomaha/
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/operaomaha/
Twitter:https://twitter.com/operaomaha
You Tube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/operaomaha
Opera Omaha, 1850 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 402.346.7372
 
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Wednesday Oct 12, 2022

We open Season 4 with two incredible female entrepreneurs, Becky Boesen and Petra Wahlqvist have built the Blixt Storefront Theater!  Blixt brings the performing arts to not just the Lincoln area, but all across the state.  Petra and Becky are innovative and making their dream a reality by bringing the performing arts to kids and adults alike.  Don't miss this fun conversation about everything Blitx - plus we talk with them about their new season in their new space at 2626 N 48th Street in Lincoln!
 
BLIXT CONTACT INFORMATION:
Website & Tickets:  https://blixt.info/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blixtartists 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlixtArtists 
 
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Tuesday Sep 13, 2022

It's always great to talk to young actors - and their Director!  Join us for this lively interview of Aladdin Jr. with the main cast:  June Gentry, Korbin Horton and Gabe Russell, along with their Director, Denise Putman.  Denise is the President of the Chanticleer Advisory Committee and also serves on the PACE Board (Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment).  Aladdin Jr. opens September 15th and runs through the 25th.  There are costumes, magic, smoke machines, and a family friendly show that adults and young ones will appreciate.
This show has a large cast of 45 young people, so there will be lots of singing, dancing and high energy in this fun production! Break all the legs kids! 
 
CHANTICLEER CONTACT INFO: 
Website: https://www.paceartsiowa.org/theater/chanticleer-community-theater
For Tickets: https://ci.ovationtix.com/35635/production/1125073 
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/chanticleertheater 
Chanticleer Community Theatre / Pace Arts Iowa 1001 S 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA
PACE (Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment):  https://www.paceartsiowa.org 
 
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Thursday Sep 08, 2022

Join us for a fun and interesting conversation about how this new play came together! Local playwright, Brigid Amos premieres her new play, Dove, with the Angels Theatre Company.  We also talk with Director of Dove, Jamie Bullins, who is also the Associate Professor of Theatre for the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, and we talk with Timothy Scholl, the Executive Artistic Director of the Angels Theatre Company.  Angels Theatre Company cultivates local playwrighters and Brigid Amos has been working on this play in conjunction with ASOTO (A Stage Of Their Own) as well as her collaboration with Angels and Jamie Bullins to bring Dove to us! 
Dove is a heartfelt story that beautifully deals with the process of grief.   In addition, Angels will host a "talk back" and resources with their community partner, Mourning Hope, a local non-profit in Lincoln.
The cast of the play consists of Brenna Thompson as Effie, Eric Moyer as Grant, and Hannah Tewes as Dove. 
Dove opens September 14th at the Johnny Carson Theatre at the Lied Center for Performing Arts and runs September 14, 15, 16, & 18th.
Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.liedcenter.org/event/dove or call the box office at 402-472-4747.
Find out more about Brigid Amos' work on her website:  http://www.brigidamos.com/   Brigid has written many full length plays such as Losing the Ring in the River, Listen, and Heart of Gold, as well as many One Act Plays.
ANGELS THEATRE COMPANY:
Website:  https://angelscompany.org/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angelstheatrecompany/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angelstheatreco_lincoln/ 
Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/angelstheatreco 
You Tube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXh2ka43c4WQp_5AdAyRIYg 
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Monday Sep 05, 2022

We have been wanting to talk to the Omaha Mobile Stage for quite some time and are really happy to bring this episode to you.  The Omaha Mobile Stage revives the Good Fellows Show Wagon and their Youth Auditions and Youth Shows - plus much more!  We speak with Founder and Executive Director Jessica Scheuerman with Partners for Liveable Omaha, and local talent and Event Manager for the September 18th Event, Keiria Marsha.  There will be three events in September for the Youth Auditions in three different locations. Find out all about how the Omaha Mobile Stage came about, how you can get involved, plus hear about Keiria's journey in singing and songwriting.  This episode is proof that projects like the Omaha Mobile Stage bring Creatives together!  Both of these talented women are making a difference for Creatives in Nebraska.  
PARTNERS FOR LIVEABLE OMAHA: https://partnersforlivableomaha.org/ 
OMAHA MOBILE STAGE:  https://omahamobilestage.org/ 
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/omahamobilestage
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/omahamobilestage/?hl=en 
To Register for Youth Auditions:https://omahamobilestage.org/talent/ 
KEIRIA MARSHA: 
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/keiriamarsha.1 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keiriamarsha/ 
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/KeiriaMarsha 
Apple Music:  https://music.apple.com/us/artist/keiria-marsha/1058453620 
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/keiria-marsha 
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3WRAt2SxMOKavBxV3AIxVJ?si=FV4-HFqETpm-8_tRgDUtaQ 
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Saturday Sep 03, 2022

We talk with Troy Gagner, Executive Director of the Lincoln Arts Council, and Dr. Genna-Styles-Lyas, Director of AEP6 Community Engagement & Equity with the Americans for the Arts (AFTA).  They are launching the Arts and Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6) Survey.  This survey will be held all around the nation with 387 participating communities - and Lincoln is one of them!  Find out all about it here and if you go to a Lincoln venue and see someone talking with others with a clipboard, they just might be doing the AEP6!  
Of particular interest to this survey is broadening the focus on communities of color and identify organizations that has a CEO who identifies as BIPOC/ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, Native American), so that they are engaging BIPOC/ALAANA organizations, managing local research, creating training opportunities, and evaluating progress.
Find out all the details here and congratulations to the Lincoln Arts Council for being one of the organizations to conduct this survey in Nebraska!
 
LINCOLN ARTS COUNCIL:
Website: https://artscene.org/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/LincolnArtsCouncil
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lincolnartscouncil/ 
 
AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS (AFTA):
AEP Information:  https://www.americansforthearts.org/by-program/reports-and-data/research-studies-publications/arts-economic-prosperity-6 
AFTA Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/americans4arts
AFTA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/americans4arts/ 
 
 
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Saturday Sep 03, 2022


Part 2 of our discussion with Dylan Rohde, founder and owner of The Backline and also the founder of Omaha Comedy Fest, which is being held this weekend. We talk to Dylan about some of the highlights of his career (so far!), training in LA at the Upright Citizens Brigade and iO West. And we discuss what The Backline has to offer by way of shows and classes. Plus, we also discuss his animated series, Troglo-bytes that he has been developing. Dylan is one of the amazing Creatives in our town, so tune in for another fun interview!
THE BACKLINE CONTACT INFO:
Website: https://www.backlinecomedy.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backlinecomedy
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backlinecomedy/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_backline?lang=en
TROGLO-BYTES: https://www.youtube.com/.../UC6J5MH0dosqsTzwAktX.../featured
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Friday Sep 02, 2022

Jamie Ulmer, Managing Artistic Director of the Community Players in Beatrice, Nebraska is always such a pleasure to talk with!  They have a fun season lined up for us.  If you've never been to Community Players, you will want to make a plan to do so because you will always find quality productions, welcoming doors and really well-done theatre!  Hear Jamie talk about not just their shows for this 2022-23 Season, but also about how theatre has helped the community come together and heal through a devised piece and a partnership with HBO's show, Mind Over Murder.  This DocuSeries discusses how six people in Beatrice admitted to a terrible crime, when they were innocent and later exonerated.
Jamie Ulmer will also celebrate his 25th Season with Community Players, and we talk about the fun show their Board of Directors have put together for him.  So don't miss it, there's so much happening in Beatrice at Community Players!
COMMUNITY PLAYERS CONTACT INFO: 
Community Players are located at 412 Ella Street, Beatrice, NE, 68310
Phone: (402) 228-1801
 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CommunityPlayersInc/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CommPlayers
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bcplayers/
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BeatriceCP 
Website: https://www.beatricecommunityplayers.com/ 
Email:  info@beatricecommunityplayers.com
Places Please Podcast: https://www.audible.com/pd/Places-Please-Podcast/B08K574977 or anywhere you find your podcasts!
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Friday Sep 02, 2022


Season 2 is going to be packed full this month! Since we took a little time off, we have been hitting the streets, so to speak. 
Today we talk with Jamie Ulmer, from the Beatrice Community Players In Beatrice, Nebraska. Jamie Is the Managing Artistic Director, and talks with us about their upcoming Gage County Ghost Walk, October 9th and 10th, and also their upcoming monologue play, Murderers running October 24-November 1st.
Find out all about it and what safety precautions you can expect in our new environment. You can also find out a little more about their upcoming season! Jamie is a fun guest and his enthusiasm for theatre is contagious!  You won't be disappointed when you visit Beatrice for a show.  Their productions are always done brilliantly, and totally worth the drive.  So check out the Ghost Walk and don't miss Murderers! 
 
Beatrice Community Players are located at 412 Ella Street, Beatrice, NE, 68310
Phone: (402) 228-1801
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CommunityPlayersInc/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CommPlayers
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bcplayers/
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BeatriceCP 
Website: https://www.beatricecommunityplayers.com/ 
Email:  info@beatricecommunityplayers.com
Podcast, Places Please:  https://www.beatricecommunityplayers.com/holdplease-cp
Subscribe to their other Podcast "Places Please."
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Music was used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions.  www.jollyrogerskc.com
© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2020, Chris and Sheri Berger

Saturday Aug 27, 2022

Dylan Rohde, "ba-dah-ba-dah"!  This is Part 1 of a two-part interview with Dylan Rohde, founder and owner of The Backline, and also founder of the Omaha Comedy Fest!  In Part 1 we give you a fun conversation about what the Omaha Comedy Fest is this year in 2022.  They will be featuring comedians, such as Amber Ruffin and #IMomSoHard, as well as many other comedians, both local and from around the country!  The Festival also has Workshops available to attend.  If you have ever thought about how learning Improv could help you, this podcast will make you think even more about how beneficial it could be to your public speaking - or if you just want to have some fun!
 
Part 2 will be out in this weekend, and will feature a conversation with Dylan about his background, a little more detail about The Backline, projects he is working on. 
 
Don't miss the Omaha Comedy Festival which begins Thursday, September 1st and consists of many Workshops and Shows!  Go to https://omahacomedyfest.com for details and tickets!
OMAHA COMEDY FEST
Website: https://www.omahacomedyfest.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/omahacomedyfest
 
THE BACKLINE:
Website: https://www.backlinecomedy.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backlinecomedy 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backlinecomedy/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_backline?lang=en 
 
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Thursday Aug 25, 2022

Are you ready kids?  And grown-ups too?  Because this show is for all of you!  We talk with Matt Gutschick, Artistic Director at The Rose Theater in Omaha!  The Rose is producing The Spongebob Musical and it's full of zany costumes and a contemporary rock music score composed by some of the industries biggest names, including John Legend and David Bowie.  Matt talks about this incredible Cast of Creatives for this fun show, which includes:
Roni Shelley Perez (SpongeBob)
Candace Gould (Sandy) 
Joshua Orsi (Patrick)
Trey Mendlik (Squidward) 
Jaden “Jay Nedaj” Hollinger (Plankton)
Anna Jordan (Karen/Ensemble)
Angel Hernandez (Mayor/Ensemble)
 Karl Houser (Krabs/Ensemble)
Hannah Rember (Mrs. Puff/Perch Perkins/Ensemble
The Show opens August 26th and runs until September 18th!  It is Directed by Carrie Smith Lewis with Musical Director Jerry Brabec.
THE ROSE THEATER CONTACT INFORMATION
Website: www.rosetheater.org 
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/the_rose_theater
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/therosetheater/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/RoseTheaterCo  @RoseTheaterCo
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7oWcQQVIuQHWASiMucxsEw 
The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 402.345.4849 
 
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Wednesday Aug 24, 2022

We LOVE TAGG.  We have been TAGGing for years!  So if you haven't heard of this wonderful organization that helps both businesses and non-profits in the area, you will definitely want to listen to this podcast.  And even if you do know about TAGG, and are a "TAGGer", you will want to listen and appreciate this business even more!  Meet Leslie Fischer and Holly Baker, the co-founders of TAGG.  They will tell us everything we need to know about the new changes to the process of uploading TAGG receipts to help our favorite designated organizations.  We are so appreciative of this non-profit here to help the Creatives in our state!
 
TAGG CONTACT INFORMATION:
Website: https://tagg.today/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/togetheragreatergood/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/togetheragreatergood/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoinTAGG 
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Saturday Aug 13, 2022

The Bard crashed the rehearsals of the Benson Theatre, and had the rewarding opportunity to talk with Kathy Tyree, Jared Cernousek, Kerri Forrester, and Moira Mangiameli!  Their show "American Son" opens Thursday, August 18th and will run from the 18th-21st and the 27th-29th.  Join us for some really deep conversations about race and perspective in this show, which was written by Christopher Demos-Brown.  We were so honored to talk with Director, and Omaha's Queen of Soul, Kathy Tyree;  the talented classical singer and now Actor, Kerri Forrester; the recent UNO Graduate of Theatre and Directing, Jared Cernousek, and the Benson Theatre's Executive Assistant, Moira Mangiameli.  Moira tells us about the new Benson Theatre and it's creation, orchestrated by Executive and Founding Director, Amy Ryan. 
American Son made its world premiere at Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, MA in June 2016. The play won the 2016 Laurents/Hatcher Award for Best New Play by an Emerging Playwright.  It then premiered on Broadway in 2018, and ran until 2019.   It was later adapted as a Netflix original movie which was nominated for an Emmy in 2020.  You may have heard us speak about Kenny Leon on our podcast before when talking about August Wilson's plays, and it’s important to note that  Kenny Leon directed both the Broadway play and the Film. 
Join us for a timely, heavy, yet fun interview about this play and meet the makers of this play at the new Benson Theatre!
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BENSON THEATRE CONACT INFO:
Website and Tickets: https://bensontheatre.org/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BensonTheatre 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bensontheatre/ 
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/BensonTheatre 
6054 Maple Street, Omaha, NE 
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Saturday Jul 30, 2022

Join us as we talk with Tamar Neumann, Executive Director of the Omaha Fringe Festival, Lara Marsh, Managing Director, and Jason Levering, Artistic Director.  The Omaha Fringe will again be held at UNO Weber Fine Arts and Big Canvas in Omaha! We discuss all of the events, so you won't want to miss it!
The Performances you won't want to miss are: 
Chrysalis Studio Productions presents Dance of the Seven Veils
Benjamin Stanford presents One-Sided
Nicholas Jansen presents On The Line
Gurukulam Center for Indian Arts presents Indian Classical Dance
Vox Dance Collective presents (re):member, mind, collect
Hello There Production Company presents Become Paradise
Beth McLaughlin presents Here To See The World
Big Canvas presents A Night of Improv
Hailey Neumann presents A Boy Named Hailey
Jason Levering presents Live, Laugh, Lush
Jungle Productions 2 presents Jungle
Next Stage presents Meaningless
Get Real Entertainment presents I Am a Black Woman
Steven Nicholas presents ExperiMENTAL
 
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Website and to get Tickets: https://omahafringe.square.site/
To Donate and Support:  https://checkout.square.site/buy/WYCOWEZP5POWMYDMCLU2UOHW
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/omahafringefest/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omahafringefestival/
Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/omahafringefestival/
#FirstOmahaFringe
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Friday Jul 08, 2022

Meet Mitch Bean and Rachel Curtiss, Artistic Directors at the Brownville Village Theatre in Brownville, Nebraska.  This little theatre is brimming with high energy, company members, and full-on theatre!  About a dozen Company Members make this jam packed Summer Season of five shows a success.  If you are a performer, this model is fully immersive as you learn not just lines, but learn all the technical aspects of theatre.  If you are a theatre-lover, you will love quality theatre with a small town charm.  We also talk with two Company Members, Bella Walker and Ben Salazar about their experience in Brownville as well.  It's a great time to take a drive down to Brownville and experience it for yourself!
BROWNVILLE VILLAGE THEATRE CONTACT INFO:
Website: http://www.brownvillevillagetheatre.com/home.html 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BVT1967/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvt1967 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brownvillevillagetheatre/ 
Brownville Village Theatre, 222 Water Street, Brownville, NE
402.825.4121
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Tuesday Jun 14, 2022

Factoids are fun!  And we certainly learned quite a few about Stephen Santa and all of the productions the upcoming Omaha Community Playhouse's 2022-2023 Season!  This was a great chance to get to know Mr. Santa, who comes to us from Pittsburg.  His extensive experience in theatre, directing, and also in ways to make theatre available to everyone, along with his passion for theatre, is a perfect match for OCP.  Find about it all here on our podcast!   
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Omaha Community Playhouse Contact Information:
Facebook: omahaplayhouse
Instagram:@omahaplayhouse
Website: https://www.omahaplayhouse.com/   
To Donate: https://www.omahaplayhouse.com/
Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass Street, Omaha, NE 68132
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Saturday Jun 04, 2022

Morrie Enders, Executive Director of the Lincoln Community Playhouse is a burst of refreshing energy!  He talks about their new season, Season 77 called "Stepping in to Season 77" !  Mr. Enders is an introspective and easy to talk with, and we also talk about how LCP handled the height of the pandemic and how the theatre is planning the future.  So listen in!  You won't want to miss it!
 
LINCOLN COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE CONTACT INFO: 
Website: https://www.lincolnplayhouse.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lnkplayhouse/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lnkplayhouse/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNKPlayhouse
You Tube Season 77 Video and LCP Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1kF4eyakUU&t=1s 
2500 S 56th Street, Lincoln NE
PH: 402-489-7529
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Saturday May 28, 2022

It's going to be a busy week in theatre!  We talk with Kevin Lawler, Artistic and Administrative Coordinator of the Great Plains Theatre Commons New Play Conference, which begins Sunday, May 30th and runs every day until June 4th, 2022.  The Conference will be held at Mid Town Crossing and the Fort Dodge Metro Community College campus.  
The Conference will have workshops as well as the showing of new plays written by Playwrights from all over the globe.  The people involved are too many to list, but we do talk through the 14 plays being done, who has written them and where each Playwright is from, so you won't want to miss this podcast and this Conference!  The Conference is free, but they ask that your RSVP on the website:  https://www.gptcplays.com/ but find out more here!
And also - don't miss In The Upper Room June 1st through the 3rd at 7:30PM at the Lied Education Center for the Arts at Creighton University.  This is a production written by local Playwright Beaufield Berry, and is being done in partnership with Great Plains Theatre Commons and Creighton University and the Union for Contemporary Arts! 
GREAT PLAINS THEATRE COMMONS CONTACT INFO:
Website:  https://www.gptcplays.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreatPlainsTheatreConference/photos/?ref=page_internal
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/gptcnebraska 
Office:  2707 North 48th Street, Omaha, NE 68104
Ph: 402-370-8259
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Plays: 
No Nothing by T. Adamson
Stains by Sarah Cho
Neighbor Jane by Tina Esper
In The Canyon by Daniel Hurewitz
Body + Blood by Shannon TL Kearns
The Yellow Wallpaper 2.0 - 2020 by Jennifer Maisel
Culture Shock by Gloria Majule
Deadass by Nia Akilah Robinson
oh to be pure again by Kira Rockwell
Diaspora! by Phedra Michelle Scott
Greater Illinois by Steven Strafford
Rx Machina by Caity-Shea Violette
Acetone Wishes and Plexiglass Dreams by Stephanie Kyung Sun Walters
Coco Queens by LaDarrion Williams
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Friday May 13, 2022

Opening TONIGHT, May 13, 2022, "The 39 Steps" opens at the Chanticleer Community Theatre.  We talk with the Director, Roxanne Wach, and her muliti-talented and multi-character cast:  Will Muller, Roz Parr, Brennan Thomas, and Marcus Benzel.  This small cast packs a lot of fun and suspense in this mix of a Hitchcok masterpiece with a dash of Monty Python.  We were able to see the preview last night of this wonderful show and talk with these wonderful Creatives! Don't miss this wonderful podcast and this action-packed and funny show.  It's only two weekends:  May 13th-15th and 20th-22nd. 
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**This performance is dedicated to Cheri Hultman Sanwick, who worked for many years for the Isben Costume Gallery, and with Chanticleer, including the 39 Steps.**
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CHANTICLEER CONTACT INFORMATION: 
Website: https://www.paceartsiowa.org/theater/chanticleer-community-theater
For Tickets:  https://ci.ovationtix.com/35635/production/1067687 
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/chanticleertheater 
Chanticleer Community Theatre / Pace Arts Iowa 1001 S 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA
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Friday Apr 29, 2022

We had a fun conversation with Derek Kowal, Director, Shelly Gushard, Musical Director and Lisa Scheve, Choreographer for the 56 Annual Melodrama by the Florentine Players in Florence!  And because the weather is nice, we even were able to podcast outside.  Don't miss learning about the show - it will even have a parade!
The Melodrama "I Saw Her Standing There" or "The Show Must Go On" will run May 5, 6, 7 & 12, 13, 14th at 7:30PM.  And in full Florentine Players style, there will be drinks and food available.  Satisfy your spring fever with a fun, interactive show with the Florentine Players!
 
FLORENCE COMMUNITY THEATER CONTACT INFO:
Website: https://www.florentineplayers.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FlorentinePlayers
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/florencecommunitytheater/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlorenceTheater
The Florence Theater, 2864 State Street, Florence, Omaha, NE
#florencetheater #florentineplayer
 
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Friday Apr 22, 2022

Last but definitely not least, Charles James Adams talks to the Platte River Bard.  From the era that Sheri and Chris grew up in,  it was always a joke that five people make an official party, but in this case, if you add Mr. Adams and his wonderful energy and sense of humor, that makes five, so we were an official party! 
And speaking of party, Mr. Adams plays Simon Stimson, a character that  is a little bit wild in Thornton Wilder's "Our Town".  Mr. Adams is an Actor, Director, and Writer who has toured all over the world with theatre and television. His one-person show, Prattville, opened at the Wells Cultural Center in Lafayette, Indiana.  On-screen, he has worked for Apple Tv Plus, AGBO, and The Asylum.  He has worked for numerous regional theatre companies, notably for Crossroads Repertory Theatre who he toured through Germany and Poland with in 2014.  In 2017 he toured Croatia for the production of Cyrano Debergerac.
It was such a pleasure to meet Charles and he is a riot. So join us for some fun!   We were a little out of control, but it was wonderful fun!
NEBRASKA REPERTORY THEATRE CONTACT INFO:
Website: https://nebraskarep.org/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nebraskarep
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nebraskarep/
Box Office phone number 402-472-2567.
301 N 12th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
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Charles James Adams Backstage Bio:  https://www.backstage.com/u/charles-adams/
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Friday Apr 22, 2022

Shawn Whitsell is yet another impressive and multi-talented individual in the cast of "Our Town" at the Nebraska Repertory Theatre where he plays the role of Mr. Webb.  We talk with him about his performance company, Destiny Theatre Experience, as well as some of his other acting experience.  He delivers a caring performance as Emily's father in Our Town, and we are fortunate to have been able to meet him and hear his inspiring love of acting!
Get your tickets for the last weekend of Our Town at the Nebraska Repertory Theatre (nebraskarep.com)!
 
NEBRASKA REPERTORY THEATRE CONTACT INFO:
Website: https://nebraskarep.org/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nebraskarep
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nebraskarep/
Box Office phone number 402-472-2567.
301 N 12th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
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Destiny Theatre Experience
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/destinytheatreexperience/ 
Twitter:  http://twitter.com/TeamDTE
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Thursday Apr 21, 2022

Christopher Austin, who plays the "Stage Manager" in Nebraska Repertory's production of Our Town was so much fun to interview!  He has film, theatrical and voiceover credits, and is the current Casting Director at the Contemporary American Theatre Company in Columbus, Ohio.  We can tell you that he breathes a new life into the role of the Stage Manager, which is a huge role in this production, and it's refreshing to watch him turn this character into someone who is relatable and contemporary  After you listen to this interview, you will hear his creative and positive energy.
Don't miss this play as this is the LAST weekend at the Nebraska Repertory Theatre.  We promise you it's worth It!  Get your tickets at nebraskarep.org.
 
NEBRASKA REPERTORY THEATRE CONTACT INFO:
Website: https://nebraskarep.org/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nebraskarep
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nebraskarep/
Box Office phone number 402-472-2567.
301 N 12th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
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Thursday Apr 21, 2022

We are always so delighted to talk with Ron Himes, even if it's just for a few minutes in his busy day.  Mr. Himes, Founder and Producer of The Black Rep in St. Louis, was invited along with his cast and crew to perform “Sweat” at the 2022 Inge Festival (Kansas' Official State Playwright Festival in Independence, Kansas) by Lynn Nottage on Friday, April 22nd.  Ms. Nottage is being honored at this Playwright Festival.  You can either go in person this weekend, or you can watch it virtually (link below).  
 
And the cast and crew in St. Louis is in rehearsal for August Wilson's play, Jitney, which opens May 11th, 2022.  There will be more to come about this play, but we were able to chat just a little about it with Mr. Himes!
 
ST. LOUIS REPERTORY COMPANY CONTACT INFORMATION: 
Website:  https://www.theblackrep.org/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stlblackrep
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stlblackrep/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/stlblackrep
6662 Olive Blvd, University City, MO. 
314.534.3810
 
2022 Inge Festival in Independence, Kansas
William Inge Center for the Arts
Website:  https://ingecenter.org/
Get your Virtual or in-person Tickets online here: https://ingecenter.org/civicrm/event/register/?id=4&reset=1 
 
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Wednesday Apr 20, 2022

Ms. Thomas is a striking individual, and she lights up the stage with her smile and energy!  Joni Thomas is also a UNL Theatre Alumni Graduate and is used to working behind the scenes in local Lincoln theatres including the Nebraska Repertory Theatre and the Lincoln Community Playhouse.  But this time she is in front of the audience, and Our Town is her stage debut as the gossipy Mrs. Soames.
Don't miss this great show!  
 
NEBRASKA REPERTORY THEATRE CONTACT INFO:
Website: https://nebraskarep.org/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nebraskarep
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nebraskarep/
Box Office phone number 402-472-2567.
301 N 12th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
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Tuesday Apr 19, 2022

This is the third interview with the cast and crew of Nebraska Repertory Theatre's produciton of Our Town.  We talked with Composer, Craig Woerz, and Music Supervisor and Arranger, Charlie Alterman about how they recreated and arranged the brand new score for Thornton Wilder's Our Town.
Craig is a Composer, Musician and the Managing Partner of Media Storm, and was named a “Media Maven” by AdAge (Inc. 500) for creating one of the most successful media agencies. Charlie is a Broadway Musical Director and his Broadway production of Pippin won a Tony for Best Musical.  Together, these two very humble and talented individuals have come to Nebraska to work on a brand new score for Our Town.  
You'll have to listen and meet these experienced artists, and I'm sure you'll want to get your tickets at nebraskarep.org!
 
NEBRASKA REPERTORY THEATRE CONTACT INFO:
Website: https://nebraskarep.org/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nebraskarep
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nebraskarep/
Box Office phone number 402-472-2567.
301 N 12th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
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More information on Craig Woerz:  https://www.merkleinc.com/people/craig-woerz
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More information about Charlie Alterman: https://www.playbill.com/person/charlie-alterman-vault-0000005178
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Sunday Apr 17, 2022

Shawn K. Jain, theatrical, tv and film Actor, is an inspiration to all Creatives young and old!  Today in our podcast, he shares his story about Acting full-time.  Mr. Jain is currently in the production "Our Town" at the Nebraska Repertory Theatre, and he plays Dr. Gibbs in this newly reimagined and inclusive version of Thornton Wilder's play.  In addition, the play contains a newly revised score which adds life to this heartwarming story (more on that soon!).
This is the next in a series of several podcasts that we are releasing of some of the cast and crew of "Our Town."
Mr. Jain has traveled from New York to be part of this production, and he has performed in theatres all across the country.  He has also studied abroad.  He has many television and film credits to his name, with one of his recurrent roles from the Amazon Series, "Thespians."  You may have even seen him in such Film/TV credits as "WeCrashed" from Apple TV+, "Blue Bloods" from CBS, "Billions" from Showtime, "Girls5Eva" from Peacock, "Gossip Girl" from HBO Max, and "A Ring for Christmas" from UPtv.  
And - if you haven't listened to the podcast we just posted with the Director of "Our Town", Arthur Feinsod, we would recommend checking it out and learning more about the production as well as Dr. Feinsod.
Get your tickets today to this wonderfully redone classic!  You can purchase tickets at nebraskarep.org!
 
NEBRASKA REPERTORY THEATRE CONTACT INFO:
Website: https://nebraskarep.org/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nebraskarep
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nebraskarep/
Box Office phone number 402-472-2567.
301 N 12th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
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For more information on Mr. Jain's work: 
Website:  https://linktr.ee/shawnkjain 
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10690438/ 
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Tuesday Apr 12, 2022

What a special treat it was to sit down with Dr. Arthur Feinsod, Guest Director of Our Town at the Nebraska Repertory Theatre that opens April 13th!  Dr. Feinsod has served as Artistic Director for Crossroads Repertory Theatre in Terre Haute, Indiana. He also co-founded and served as Artistic Director for Theatre 7 where he staged plays that included Death of a Salesman in the historic Indiana Theatre. 
As a Playwright he has written Malcolm’s Call, Table 17, Between the Dams and Coming to See Aunt Sophie.  He taught theatre at Trinity College in Hartford, and he served as Resident Dramaturg with the Hartford Stage Company for Mark Lamos and Bartlett Sher.  Between 2001 and 2021, he was Professor of Theater at the Honors College at Indiana State University (ISU), where he received the Caleb Mills Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Theodore Dreiser Award for Research and Creativity.
His immense talent and experience has brought us to the re-imagination and inclusion of the story of Our Town.  And due to his great working relationship with composer, Craig Woerz, we will see this play with Cragi's newly redeveloped score! We are so privileged to speak with him about this production you won't want to miss that opens April 13th and runs until April 24th.  Learn about the amazing history and work to bring this play to our great State, and get your tickets today!
 
NEBRASKA REPERTORY THEATRE CONTACT INFO:
Website: https://nebraskarep.org/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nebraskarep
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nebraskarep/
Box Office phone number 402-472-2567.
301 N 12th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
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Monday Apr 04, 2022

Musing, A Storytelling Series:  LIfe and Death, Stories about Starts and Stops, Beginning and Endings, Renewal, and Letting go at Bluebarn Theatre is already SOLD OUT!  But that's okay because there will be a Virtual Offering coming shortly.  And on top of that, we had such a fun talk with Seth Fox, Story Curator for this Series, you must listen and find out more!
This production's Storytellers are: Angela Fernandez, Brenna McCune, Jeff Koterba, Maureen Mangan, Ralph Kellogg, and Tom Becka
Each Storytelling event has several storytellers taking the stage to deliver a 6 to 12 minute story.   The next Musing is called: HOME:  Stories About Where We Come From, Where We End Up and Where We Fit In.  will be Wednesday, June 15th at 7:30PM.  
All events are Free but require an RSVP.
Stay tuned for virtual details - we will share their information on Social Media!
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MUSING: A STORYTELLING SERIES CONTACT INFO:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/musingomaha/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MUSINGOmaha 
Website: http://bluebarn.org/musing/
You Tube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO_LxAt6KcI 
BLUEBARN THEATRE | 1106 S 10th Street, Omaha, NE
http://bluebarn.org/ 
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Tuesday Mar 29, 2022

The upcoming production of God on Trial by the Brigit St. Brigit Theatre Company will be an illuminating and fascinating look at a supposed legendary event during World War II of Holocaust prisoners at Auschwitz who decide to put God on trial for breaking his Covenant with the Jewish people.  Director and Actor, Murphy Wulfgar (formerly known as Scott Kurz) talks about this moving and powerful play.  There is a lot to unpack in this play, and this discussion with Murphy adds so many elements to enhancing our understanding of this production.  Murphy is a fascinating and well-spoken seasoned Actor, Writer, and Director who has been involved in numerous productions, and has movie and TV film credits to his name.  We are fortunate to discuss this powerful story.  It is simply a podcast - and a production - you won't want to miss!
BRIGIT ST. BRIGIT THEATRE COMPANY CONTACT INFO: 
Website: https://www.bsbtheatre.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BSBTheatre
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bsbtheatre/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bsbtheatre 
Location: First Central Congregational Church, 421 South 36th Street.
For Tickets: https://www.bsbtheatre.com/god-on-trial
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Friday Mar 25, 2022

It's our 100th Episode!  And we are celebrating by talking with Ron Himes, founder and Producing Director of the St. Louis Black Repertory Company, who graces us with a devised piece, Traveling Shoes, at the Nebraska Repertory Theatre.  There are only two performances of this important piece of work which includes poems, prose, dance, and songs to convey the need to have difficult conversations and realizations about contemporary social issues.
Ron also talks with us about his current productions at the St. Louis Black Repertory Company in St. Louis, Missouri, in which the rest of the current season also invokes provocative discussions - and yet, there's still more to hear in our discussion.  So listen in to the podcast, come to one (or both) of the performances this weekend March 26th and 27th at the Nebraska Repertory Theatre, and then plan your next trip to St. Louis to see Ron's other illuminating productions!
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NEBRASKA REPERTORY THEATRE CONTACT INFO:
Website: https://nebraskarep.org/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nebraskarep
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nebraskarep/
Box Office phone number 402-472-2567.
301 N 12th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
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ST. LOUIS BLACK REPERTORY COMPANY CONTACT INFO:
Website: https://theblackrep.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stlblackrep
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/305030412/the-st-louis-black-repertory-company/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/stlblackrep
6662 Olive Boulevard, University City, MO
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Friday Mar 25, 2022

Meet the talented Hal France, UNO Theatre's Music Director to talk about the upcoming Auditions for this summer's High School Musical Theatre!  Auditions are March 26th and April 2nd. This is a new opportunity for area theatre students to work with UNO's talented Directors!  Don't miss this great opportunity to be in the musical, Fame!
We also talk with Hal about his vast experience in the arts.  From Kaneko Art Gallery, to Opera, to Julliard and more!  Omaha has a wonderful resource for the Arts!    We can't wait to see how the UNO Theater's Summer Musical Theatre Academy changes the lives of high school students this summer!
 
UNO THEATRE AUDITIONS CONTACT INFORMATION: 
Website:  https://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-communication-fine-arts-and-media/news/2022/03/summer-musical-theatre-academy.php
Website to register: https://square-universe-d01.notion.site/UNO-2005c62416fb4416a2b0ab223038d59c
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unotheatre
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unotheatre/
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Saturday Mar 19, 2022

It's always a treat to meet new talented people, and we were certainly not disappointed in the least when meeting Jill Anderson.  Jill is Guest Directing "King Lear" which will be opening at Bluebarn.  Jill discusses what will be a fantastic Shakespeare experience, with a large cast packed with local talent, complete with period costumes and an intimate set.  We were so fortunate to also not only discuss the works of Shakespeare with Jill, but also to talk about her music and theatre experiences.  Jill has her BFA from UNO, and has produced several Celtic music albums including  "Cool of the Day" which features 12 Irish and Scottish Songs; "Seven Songs" and "Celtic Cabaret Live."  We were even blessed to hear some of her voice in-person, so don't miss this podcast or this production! 
Jill's theatrical experience and love for Shakespeare makes her the perfect Director for this play, and we can't wait to see it.  It opens March 24th and runs through April 16th.  Tickets can be purchased at bluebarn.org.
 
BLUEBARN CONTACT INFO:
Website:  http://bluebarn.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bluebarn
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bluebarntheatre_omaha/ 
Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/bluebarntheatre_omaha/
Bluebarn Theatre: 1106 S. 10th St. (10th and Pacific) Omaha, NE
PH: 402-345-1576
 
 
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Saturday Mar 05, 2022

It's a British farcical party on the podcast!  We had all full guest list, the most we have ever had so far on the podcast! This close-knit cast is making their mark in Glenwood, Iowa by portraying the hilarious cast of the smash hit of the London and Broadway stages, Blithe Spirit, written by Noel Coward.  It is now being performed by Mills Masquers at the Barton-Rowe Theater and opens March 12th.
Joining us today are: 
Kari Drake, Director
Rita Miller McKinney, the crazy psychic medium Madame Acardti
Debra Wake, who plays Elvira Condomine 
Don Vinkenberg, the widower and eligible Charles Condomine
Ken Whitacre, the voice of reason, Dr. George Bradman
Tasha Marie Helms, plays Ruth Condomine, who is a Sesquipedalian
 
Show Dates:  March 12, 13, 18, 19, 20
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30PM and Sundays at 2PM
 
MILLS MASQUES CONTACT INFO:
Website:  https://millsmasquers.com/https://millsmasquers.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/54189039275
Instagram: 
The Barton-Rowe Theater
56543 221st Street, Glenwood, Iowa 51534, United States
(712) 527-3600
 
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Sunday Feb 27, 2022

Join us for a delightful conversation with Todd Uhrmacher, Director and Costume Designer, of Grease!  Nebraska is fortunate to have such a talented Director "behind the wheel" (pun intended) of this production at Bellevue Little Theatre.  Todd is so much fun to talk with, and we are honored he took the time to meet with us.  Your chills will multiply when you hear the amazing voices of 25 cast members of this hit musical return to the stage.   It will be electrifying, so don't miss it!
Grease opens March 11th and runs Friday, Saturday, and Sundays until March 27th at the Bellevue Little Theatre.   
 
BELLEVUE LITTLE THEATRE CONTACT INFO:
Website: http://bellevuelittletheatre.weebly.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bellevuelittletheatre/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bellevuelittletheatre/ 
203 Mission Avenue, Bellevue, Nebraska 
402.291.1554
 
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Wednesday Feb 23, 2022

We speak to Steven Williams, Professor at UNO and Head of Design and Production at UNO, Jocelyn Reed and Aaron Butler, both Co-Producers of the Crossing the Street Festival at UNO and also UNO Fine Arts students.  Jocelyn and Aaron produced and directed a festival of plays, poetry and prose which celebrates BIPOC voices and addresses the need for difficult conversations about race, gender, and age - and our human connectedness.  The title of the festival has some special origins as well that you'll find out about.  So join us to enjoy our conversation with these three talented individuals, and learn about this valuable festival made for all of us to experience together.
"In America we 'Cross the Street' to avoid difficult dialogues, but we also cross the street to engage them.  What adventure could be bigger than sharing what we experience, or examining what we don't know? A unique student-directed performance project, Crossing the Street is a festival of short plays, poetry, and spoken word, to provide opportunities to performers across a range of ethnicities, ages, and the gender spectrum."
The Festival performances are March 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 at 7:30PM and Sundays, March 6th and 13th at 2PM at the Weber Fine Arts Theatre.  There will be a Preview Performance on March 2nd at 7:30PM.  Tickets are available online here:  https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/unotheatre/6817 
 
CONTACT INFO FOR UNO THEATRE:Website:  UNO Theatre Website
Facebook: UNOTheatre on Facebook
Instagram: UNO Theatre on Instagram
Twitter: UNO Theatre on Twitter
6505 University Dr S, Omaha, NE 68182
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Monday Feb 21, 2022

We are always so honored and await in eager anticipation of being able to speak with Andy Park, Artistic Director of the Nebraska Repertory Theatre.  Andy has written and directed the Nebraska Repertory's upcoming production, The Way to the Way.  This will be a fantastic performance full of rich cultural history, a powerful message of connectedness and humanity, paired with a stage full of puppets in every form as only Andy's imagination can deliver an experience of exporting ourselves into a spectacular world.  Andy and Scenic Designer, Jill Hibbard have been working hard on this production and what will happen will be magical!  Hear about it on our podcast with Andy!  
The Way to the Way opens February 23rd and runs until March 3rd.  Wednesday through Saturday shows are at 7:30PM and Sunday shows are at 2PM at the Howell Theatre in downtown Lincoln.
 
NEBRASKA REPERTORY THEATRE CONTACT INFORMATION: 
Get your tickets now at https://nebraskarep.org/season_specific.php?show=5
Website: https://nebraskarep.org/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nebraskarep
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nebraskarep/
Box Office phone number 402-472-2567.
301 N 12th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
 
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Sunday Feb 13, 2022


Now You Are Dead: A Pick Your Own Play Adventure opens February 17th and runs just one weekend through Sunday, February 20th, The Florentine Players at the The Florence Community Theater brings You, the Audience, the power to choose the structure of the play! Find out all about it here on our podcast as we talk with Writer, Director, Eric Green and Actor, Nate Hunzeker!
Written by Bill Grennan, Greg Harries, Shannon Jackson, and Andrew Yolland.
Adapted by Eric Green, Derek Kowal, and Tracey Mauk.
Cast includes: Ben Webb, Sara Scheidies, Jim Watson and Nate Hunzeker.
Parental guidance suggested.
FLORENCE COMMUNITY THEATER CONTACT INFO:
Website: https://www.florentineplayers.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FlorentinePlayers
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/florencecommunitytheater/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlorenceTheater
The Florence Theater, 2864 State Street, Florence, Omaha, NE
#florencetheater #florentineplayer
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Saturday Feb 05, 2022

Find out What's Happening in the Arts in Eastern Nebraska in February 2022!
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Saturday Jan 15, 2022

We are so excited to bring to you our conversation with Petra Wahlqvist, Executive Director of Nebraskans for the Arts!  We are so lucky to have such a wonderful resource for supporting Creatives in our State!  Petra has such a fun background to talk about, which has prepared her well for her new role at NFTA.  Petra is the co-founder of Blitx, a non-profit, arts innovation and education and engagement community building in Lincoln, NE.  Petra has studied and performed all around the world and is such a pleasure to talk with! 
So tune in and learn more about what NFTA does for us and how you can join forces!  And also, don't miss the event being held by Be An Arts Hero on January 19th.  Learn all about it here!
*Upcoming Events:* 
Be An Arts Hero is holding The Hearing on the Power, Peril and Promise of the Creative Economy on January 19th.  You can add your voice to the testimony by emailing it to petra@nebraskansforthearts.org.
Arts Advocacy Day will be virtual again this year on February 16th and begins at 8AM and ends at 12PM.    Registration is open now on their website nebraskansforthearts.org.
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NEBRASKANS FOR THE ARTS CONTACT INFO:
Website: https://www.nebraskansforthearts.org/ 
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/nebraskansforthearts/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/neb4thearts/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Neb4TheArts 
Address: PO Box 8517, Omaha, NE 68018
PH: 402.817.8176
info@nebraskansforthearts.org
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Friday Jan 07, 2022

Musing, A Storytelling Series have begun at Bluebarn Theatre!  We talk with Seth Fox, Curator of the Series and he discusses how this live event came about and what all they have planned!  Seth is incredibly easy to talk to and you'll enjoy hearing about these unique events!  
Each quarterly event has several storytellers taking the stage to deliver a 6 to 12 minute story.  Musing is making an open call to storytellers!  So if you are thinking about pitching an idea to Seth, you can email him at musingomaha at gmail dot com. 
The next Musing It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, Stories about about the Best of Intentions and Unforseen Consequences will be January 19th at 7:30PM.  
On April 13th at 7:30PM, Musing Life & Death, Stories about Starts and Stops, Beginnings and Endings, Renewal and Letting Go will also be held at Bluebarn.
And on June 15th at 7:30PM, Musing Home, Stories about Where We Come From, Where We End Up, and Where We Fit In will be held at Bluebarn.
All events are Free but require an RSVP.
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Check out Musing's pages below:  
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/musingomaha/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MUSINGOmaha
Website: http://bluebarn.org/musing/
You Tube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO_LxAt6KcI 
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Bluebarn Theatre:  1106 S 10th Street, Omaha, NE
http://bluebarn.org/ 
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Wednesday Jan 05, 2022

Jon Flower debuts his Directing skills in Bellevue Little Theatre's Death By Design, which opens January 14th and runs until January 30th!  Don’t miss this comedic mystery "whodunnit" play written by Rob Urbinati.  Jon is not only a Director, but an experienced Actor and has served for many years as the Board President of WhyArts?.  You may have most recently seen him playing Gomez in The Addams Family at the Ralston Community Theatre!  So you won't want to miss this hilarious farce, Death by Design, which opens January 14th!  
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BELLEVUE LITTLE THEATRE CONTACT INFO:
Website: http://bellevuelittletheatre.weebly.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bellevuelittletheatre/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bellevuelittletheatre/ 
203 Mission Avenue, Bellevue, Nebraska 
402.291.1554
 
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Sunday Jan 02, 2022

Happy New Year!  Find out What's Happening in Eastern Nebraska in the Arts in January 2022!
We also are featuring the music of two talented area artists who contribute greatly to the Arts Community, Jennifer Novak Haar and Mark Haar of Novak and Haar Music: https://n-hmusic.com/ .  Jennifer and Mark are part of the Outreach Program at the Omaha Chamber Music Society and have contributed their performances to their You Tube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChtnpCCIJG_YmUqHKYCbdDw.  
If you have Art News you'd like added to the program, you may email us at "platteriverbardnews" at gmail.
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Saturday Dec 18, 2021

Find out What's Happening in Eastern Nebraska in the Arts, December 19th through the 31st, 2021! 
If you have Art News you'd like added to the program, you may email us at "platteriverbardnews" at gmail.
 
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Friday Dec 10, 2021

Find out What's Happening in the Arts in Eastern Nebraska!  We have a little bit of a different format this week, so check it out and let us know if you like it better!  Also, find out how you can email us your Art news and happenings to add to the program.  
 
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Thursday Dec 09, 2021

I'm A Pig isn't just a song, or a video, it's now a book!   Lori Lynn, a children’s singer songwriter, author, speaker, teacher trainer, and founder of Overall Buddies returns to the podcast to talk with us about the release of her new children's book and how she put it together!
Website and how to order: https://overallbuddies.com/
The Overall Buddies You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUhPF7Z9h4Dyle7-QWgnZ1w 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/overallbuddies 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/overallbuddies/ 
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/OverallBuddies?lang=en 
Deezer:  https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/11724195 
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Thursday Dec 09, 2021

Josh Peyton, a theatre graduate of Creighton University, has kept busy ever since moving back to Omaha from California.  His roles include John McClane in It's a Very Die Hard Christmas at Bluebarn, and several at the Omaha Community Playhouse, including his 40 characters in a one-man show, Fully Committed, Jack in Dear Jack, Dear Louise, and Fred in A Christmas Carol at Omaha Community Playhouse.  We have a casual conversation about his experiences in theatre!
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Friday Dec 03, 2021

A musical comedy is here for Christmas!  Just like the patchwork colors of Joseph's Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, we bring you a fun conversation which has been pieced together with care, despite the technical difficulties of our virtual world.  Daena Schweiger directs this production at the Chanticleer Community Theatre, Joseph who is played by Sean Graves, and Emily Moore, one of the Narrators, dialed in for a casual conversation.   
The musical opens December 10th through the 19th at Chanticleer Community Theatre, located in the Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
 
CHANTICLEER CONTACT INFORMATION: 
Website: https://www.paceartsiowa.org/theater/chanticleer-community-theater
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/chanticleertheater
1001 S 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA
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Thursday Dec 02, 2021

First time Directors, Rory Nolan and Megan Boggs talk about the Olde Glory Theatre's production of Miracle on 34th Street!  Olde Glory Theatre is located in Seward, Nebraska and is a historic church building that was built in 1873.  The church was repurposed in 2013 and was intended to host the Goehner Centennial Players Melodrama's dinner theatre which had been formed in 1987.  It was later renovated, and in 2015 became a non-profit theatre and often holds theatre from touring theatre groups.
This year Olde Glory is celebrating the holidays with their production of Miracle on 34th Street.  With a large cast - and a Santa in his 80's - this production is sure to warm the hearts of families celebrating together.  And if you catch it just right, you might be able to get dinner or dessert there to warm your stomach as well!
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR OLDE GLORY THEATRE:
Website:  http://www.oldeglorysewardne.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OldeGlorySeward 
Olde Glory Theatre, 348 Jackson Avenue, Seward, NE
402.304.5392
 
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Tuesday Nov 30, 2021


We talk with Rachel Curtiss and Mitch Bean, Artistic Directors at the Brownville Village Theatre in Brownville, Nebraska.  Their theatre is one of the oldest repertory theatres in the state of Nebraska.  Each summer Brownville employs 12-15 theatre students from all over the Midwest, and gives them intensive experience in every aspect of producing theatre.  So much so that they do 5 back to back shows every week.  However, their Christmas musical, The Sanders Family Christmas, is a funny and down home Christmas musical and celebration of church life and bluegrass music.  This production is sure to please family audiences!  Don't miss this one weekend run of The Sanders Family Christmas. 
 
BROWNVILLE VILLAGE THEATRE CONTACT INFO:
Website: http://www.brownvillevillagetheatre.com/home.html 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BVT1967/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvt1967 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brownvillevillagetheatre/ 
Brownville Village Theatre, 222 Water Street, Brownville, NE
402.825.4121
 
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Tuesday Nov 30, 2021

Join us for a fun behind-the-scenes conversation with writers Kevin Colbert and Mick Kovar about their play Christmas at Leon's, which opens December 4th, 2021.  Kevin and Mick wrote the play, as well as Mick also writing all of the music for the play.  Mick Kovar has been a local radio personality, so his name and voice may seem familiar to you!  Find out more about this heart-warming Christmas play that you won't want to miss!
LOFTE COMMUNITY THEATRE CONTACT INFO:
Website: www.lofte.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loftecommunitytheatre
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/loftetheatre/?hl=en
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thelofte?lang=en
The Lofte Community Theatre is located at 15841 Manley Rd in fashionable Manley, Nebraska.
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Friday Nov 26, 2021

Join us as we celebrate the season with Delaney Jackson and Marcel Daly, who are in The Rose Theater's production of It's A Wonderful Life, which opens December 3rd and runs through December 19, 2021.  Delaney plays Mary, and Marcel plays George Bailey in this heart-warming play which has been given a fresh look for our present time.  As always, The Rose brings us a bunch of young talented actors in this cast.  Both Delaney and Marcel are Bellevue West Graduates, and also UNO Graduates.  Last year this production was available virtually, but this year their worlds have converged together yet again to do this show in person!  Don't miss hearing about this festive show that will give you all the seasonal "feels"! 
This play is directed by Sarah Lynn Brown.  Music Director is Jerry Brabec and Sue Gillespie Booton is the Choreographer. 
 
*THE ROSE THEATER CONTACT INFORMATION*
Website: www.rosetheater.org 
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/therosetheater/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/RoseTheaterCo  @RoseTheaterCo
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7oWcQQVIuQHWASiMucxsEw 
Blog Posts: https://www.rosetheater.org/connect/news/ 
The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 402.345.4849 
 
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Friday Nov 12, 2021

Join us for What's Happening? in the Arts in Eastern Nebraska.  Next week we will have a new format of this podcast!
 
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Sunday Nov 07, 2021

We speak with Ron Himes, Director of the Nebraska Repertory Theatre’s production of “Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea” November 10-21st. This play, written by Nathan Alan Davis, is a coming-of-age story, and is yet another successful collaboration with the The St. Louis Black Repertory Company, in which Ron founded. His credits and experience are quite extensive, but we hope we can at least give you a glimpse of his talent and his vast contribution to the national theatre community. It is also an example of the commitment to amplifying voices that the Nebraska Repertory Theatre, under Christina Kirks' (Director of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film) fine leadership and collaboration, brings to our state - and something we are so thankful for.
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NEBRASKA REPERTORY THEATRE CONTACT INFORMATION: 
Get your tickets now at  https://nebraskarep.org/season_specific.php?show=1 
Website: https://nebraskarep.org/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nebraskarep
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nebraskarep/
Box Office phone number 402-472-2567.
301 N 12th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
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ST LOUIS REPERTORY COMPANY CONTACT INFORMATION: 
Website:  https://www.theblackrep.org/ 
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Friday Nov 05, 2021

We talk with Fran Sillau, Executive Artistic Director at the Circle Theatre about his TWO upcoming shows next weekend: 
All Together Now, a Music Theatre International fundraiser for Circle Theatre on November 13th at 7PM.   All Together Now! features songs from MTI’s beloved catalogue of musicals including Annie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Come From Away, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, Godspell, Guys and Dolls, Hairspray, Into the Woods, Les Misérables, Little Shop of Horrors, Mamma Mia!, Matilda, My Fair Lady, Once on This Island, Rent, Waitress and many more!
ALL TOGETHER NOW
A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre
Friday, November 12th at 7PM
Hanscom Park United Methodist Church
4444 Frances Street, Omaha, NE
 
When We Go Away, stories about Nebraska Holocaust Survivors on November 14th at 2PM. The stories of Holocaust survivors Dr. Fred Kader, Rachel Rosenberg, Helena Tichauer, and Katherine Williams are interwoven into this new play written by playwright J.R. Dawson and commissioned by the Institute for Holocaust Education. Using minimal sets and costuming, the play asks us to focus on the stories, how they connect to each other, to us, and ultimately what will happen when the storytellers go away. Both a call to remember and to act, When We Go Away not only informs the audience but asks it to become part of the story.
Fran is such a pleasure to talk with and his work is so important to Nebraska artists.  Don't miss these two productions that are bound to tug at your heart. 
Welcome Circle Theatre back to the stage!
WHEN WE GO AWAY 
Institute for Holocaust Education and Circle Theatre
Sunday, November 14  2:00 pm 
ALAN J. LEVINE PERFORMING ARTS THEATER
Jewish Community Center of Omaha
333 South 132nd Street, Omaha, NE
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FRAN SILLAU:  http://www.fransillau.com/ 
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CIRCLE THEATRE CONTACT INFORMATION:
Website: http://www.circletheatreomaha.org/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/circletheatreomaha 
Instagram: https://instagram.com/circle.theatreomaha 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/circleomaha 
 
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Thursday Nov 04, 2021

Find out What's Happening in the Arts in Eastern Nebraska, November 3rd-10th, 2021!
 
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Wednesday Nov 03, 2021

Join us as we talk with Hannah Mason, Managing Director, and Phillip Crawford, Artistic Director of Theatrix!  Theatrix is a fully student-run theatre of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film in Lincoln Nebraska on the UNL campus.  
Their Fall Season has been announced - and beginning this week, November 4th-7th they open with their first production of the season,  The Revolutionists, a dramedy about four women during the 1793 French Revolution.   They have a comedic and introspective season ahead!  Find out what they have planned!
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THEATRIX CONTACT INFO: 
Website: https://www.unl.edu/theatrix/woke 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unltheatrix 
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/unl_theatrix/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/unl_theatrix
Tickets on-sale now: https://unltheatretickets.universitytickets.com
215 Temple Building12th and "R" StreetLincoln, NE
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Sunday Oct 31, 2021

Happy Halloween!  The Platte River Bard Podcast brings you Poetry and Prose by Edgar Allan Poe.  Performed by Chris Berger.  
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Thursday Oct 28, 2021

Find out What's Happening in the Arts in Eastern Nebraska October 27 through November 4th, 2021! 
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Saturday Oct 23, 2021

We talk with Director of Community Engagement and Dramaturg, Barry Carman, for the Bluebarn Theatre in Omaha.  We discuss their current production Heroes of the Fourth Turning, a little about their 33rd Season, and the role of dramaturgy in today's theatre.
 
CONTACT THE BLUEBARN THEATRE: 
Website:  http://bluebarn.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bluebarn
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bluebarntheatre_omaha/ 
Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/bluebarntheatre_omaha/
Bluebarn Theatre: 1106 S. 10th St. (10th and Pacific) Omaha, NE
PH: 402-345-1576
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Friday Oct 22, 2021

Find out What's Happening in the Arts in Eastern Nebraska for October 20-27th, 2021! 
 
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Thursday Oct 21, 2021

Stephanie Jacobson and Corduroy join us for a talk about their upcoming production of Corduroy!  We talk about all things puppets in this episode with Stephanie, who is a delightful guest and talented Director and Teaching Artist at The Rose Theater in Omaha!
 
*THE ROSE THEATER CONTACT INFORMATION*
Website: www.rosetheater.org 
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/therosetheater/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/RoseTheaterCo  @RoseTheaterCo
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7oWcQQVIuQHWASiMucxsEw 
Blog Posts: https://www.rosetheater.org/connect/news/ 
The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 402.345.4849 
 
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Friday Oct 15, 2021

Join us to find out What's Happening in the Arts in Eastern Nebraska this week, October 11-18, 2021!
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Wednesday Oct 13, 2021


Join us for a fun and spooky conversation with Andy Park, Artistic Director of the Nebraska Repertory Theatre and Kevin Rich, Director of Applied Shakespeare at the University of Colorado Boulder.  Together, these creative and talented minds have created Nebraska Rep's next performance, ShakesFEAR, which opens October 15th and runs until October 31st.  This is an immersive theatre experience unlike no other - and the reportedly haunted Temple Building is the perfect place for the demented characters of Shakespeare to terrify brave patrons this fall season!
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NEBRASKA REPERTORY THEATRE CONTACT INFORMATION: 
Get your tickets now at  https://nebraskarep.org/season_specific.php?show=1 
Website: https://nebraskarep.org/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nebraskarep
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nebraskarep/
Box Office phone number 402-472-2567.
301 N 12th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
 
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Thursday Oct 07, 2021

Find out What's Happening this week in the Arts in Eastern Nebraska! 
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Thursday Oct 07, 2021


Check out our first Podcast Review of the show, Disney's Descendants by The Rose Theater in Omaha, Nebraska! 
A special thank you to Kori Radlof and Mandy Aleksiak for their partnership with us.   
 
*THE ROSE THEATER CONTACT INFORMATION*
Website: www.rosetheater.org 
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/therosetheater/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/RoseTheaterCo  @RoseTheaterCo
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7oWcQQVIuQHWASiMucxsEw 
Blog Posts: https://www.rosetheater.org/connect/news/ 
The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 402.345.4849 
 
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Thursday Oct 07, 2021

Don't miss this fun interview with four of the cast members from Disney's Descendants, The Musical performing now at The Rose Theater in Omaha!  We talk with Summer Hurtienne (Jay), Briana Nash (Evie), Natalie Hanson (Audrey), and Lauren Krupski (Fairy Godmother) about their roles in this fast moving, engaging, and fun musical chalked full of talented cast!  This is a play all ages will enjoy!
THE ROSE THEATER CONTACT INFORMATION:
Website: www.rosetheater.org 
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/therosetheater/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/RoseTheaterCo  @RoseTheaterCo
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7oWcQQVIuQHWASiMucxsEw 
Blog Posts: https://www.rosetheater.org/connect/news/ 
The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 402.345.4849 
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Sunday Oct 03, 2021


Join us for an evening of comedy, chat, and cookies at the "casa de Kendra"!
 
The mission of Yer Mom's Comedy Show is "Keeping Parents Sane One Punchline at a Time!"
 
We spoke with three of their members, Kendra Karbowski, Patricia Fanciullo, & Anneliese Wright!
 
Catch their next shows: 
 
October 4th, 2021 - Patricia Fanciullo at Inner Rail Food Hall at Aksarben
 
October 16th, 2021 - Yer Mom's Comedy Show at The Backline at 7Pm with special guests Katie Pirruccello & Laura Macklin.
November 20th, 2021 - Yer Mom's Comedy Show at The Backline at 7PM.  Fur Parents, Guests TBA.  
 
Catch some of the group every other month show at Omahahaha!  at Big Canvas! 
 
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CONTACT YER MOM'S COMEDY SHOW
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yermomscomedyshow 
 
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Tuesday Sep 28, 2021


Find out What's Happening this week, September 27 - October 4, 2021 in the Arts in Eastern Nebraska!
 
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Friday Sep 24, 2021

Join us as we share What's Happening? in the Arts in Eastern Nebraska September 20th to September 27th, 2021!
 
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Wednesday Sep 22, 2021

Christina Kirk serves as the Executive Director of the Nebraska Repertory Theatre and as Director of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film. Ms. Kirk brings a wide array of expertise to the theatre, including teaching, directing, performing, and overseeing the entire program makes the Nebraska Repertory Theatre an inclusive, diverse, and full, year-round regional theatre operation.  Prior to taking the leadership position at UNL, she was Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Otterbein University where she had taught since 1992. 
Ms. Kirk began her performing career at the Nebraska Repertory Theatre, but has performed and directed all over the country, including the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, the Illinois Repertory Theatre, CATCO (Contemporary American Theatre Company), Heartland Theatre Company, just to name a few.  She has also been a contributing author in two theatre texts, The Art of Directing and Acting in the Space in between. 
Ms. Kirk has an M.F.A. in Directing from Columbia University in the city of New York and a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.
There could not be a more perfect fit for directing the Nebraska Repertory Theatre's production, A Midsummer Night's Dream which opens September 29th and runs through October 10th!  The production will be a refreshing and modern take on William Shakespeare's story and promises to deliver clever characters and costumes, relatable stories and the enthusiasm and fun from a cast who have missed the stage, as much as the theatre community has missed joining them in their story.
NEBRASKA REPERTORY THEATRE CONTACT INFORMATION: 
Get your tickets now at  https://nebraskarep.org/season_specific.php?show=1 
Website: https://nebraskarep.org/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nebraskarep
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nebraskarep/
Box Office phone number 402-472-2567.
301 N 12th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
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Friday Sep 17, 2021

Better late than never!  Find out What's Happening this weekend in Eastern Nebraska in the Arts!  
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Thursday Sep 16, 2021

Join us for a enjoyable conversation with Andy Park, Artistic Director at the Nebraska Repertory Theatre.  Andy is also a brilliantly talented Director, Facilitator, Stage Director, Playwright, Lyricist and Puppeteer, who has crafted a sensational 2021-2022 Season for Nebraska's only professional, equity theatre.  Due to Andy's leadership, he has led the theater's transition from a professional summer theater to a full, year-round regional theater operation. Andy has also  emphasized the importance of making The Rep more inclusive and diverse as it begins it's 50th anniversary season!
 
NEBRASKA REPERTORY THEATRE:
Website and Tickets: https://nebraskarep.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nebraskarep
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nebraskarep/
Box Office phone number 402-472-2567.
301 N 12th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
 
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Tuesday Sep 07, 2021

Join us to find out What's Happening! in the Arts in Eastern Nebraska, September 6-13, 2021.
 
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Tuesday Aug 31, 2021

Join us as we talk about what's happening this week in the Arts in Eastern Nebraska!
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Thursday Aug 26, 2021

Join us for a short chat with Catherine Bobst, Performer and Board Member of The TADA Theatre in Lincoln.  Catherine is part of the show, It's a Grand Night For Singing which is happening this weekend both virtually and in person!
 
It's National Dog Day! And to celebrate, we are talking with Catherine Bobst and her puppies as we discuss "It's A Grand Night For Singing!" at The TADA Theatre In Lincoln this weekend! Check our podcast and find out how you can either go to this production or opt for a virtual stream!
 
This Production celebrates the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein and the Vocal Cast is:
David Claus, Baritone
Melissa, King, Mezzo
Catherine Bobst, Soprano
Judy Anderson, Alto 1
Caitlin Mabon, Alto 2
Gavin Kelley Rasmussen, tenor
Robert D. Rook, Direction
Cris Rook, Musical Direction
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CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE TADA THEATRE:
Tickets: http://tadaproductionsinfo
TADA is located at 701 P Street, Lincoln, NE
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetadatheatre
You Tube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/TADA3341
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetadatheatre/
 
 
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Tuesday Aug 24, 2021

Join us to find out what's happening in Eastern Nebraska this week!  We got to giggling again this week and decided to leave some of it in!  ;) 
 
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Tuesday Aug 17, 2021


Join us for a run-down of all the Area Shows and Arts Events we can find for you in Eastern Nebraska!
 
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Friday Aug 13, 2021

For over 60 years, Opera Omaha has brought audiences outstanding production quality, artistry, and educational opportunities. Join us for an informative conversation with Opera Omaha's enthusiastic Director of Engagement Programs, Lauren Medici, and learn about their FREE Event, Opera Outdoors, which will be held August 20th, 2021 at Turner Park in Omaha!
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR OPERA OMAHA: 
Website: www.operaomaha.org 
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/operaomaha/
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/operaomaha/
Twitter:https://twitter.com/operaomaha
You Tube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/operaomaha
Opera Omaha, 1850 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 402.346.7372
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Tuesday Aug 10, 2021

 
What's happening in the Platte River area in Eastern Nebraska?  Find out about performances for the week of August 9th through the 15th!
 
Find all the Show Notes and Links mentioned in our Podcast, on our website HERE!
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Tuesday Aug 10, 2021


Join us to learn about OCP's 2021-2022 Season!  We had the opportunity to speak with Susie Baer Collins about each show in the upcoming season.  Season tickets are on sale now at omahaplayhouse.com!
 
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Omaha Community Playhouse Contact Information:
Facebook: omahaplayhouse
Instagram:@omahaplayhouse
Website: https://www.omahaplayhouse.com/   
To Donate: https://www.omahaplayhouse.com/
Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass Street, Omaha, NE 68132
Box Office: (402) 553-0800Toll Free Box Office: 1-888-782-4338Administrative Line: (402) 553-4890
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Thursday Aug 05, 2021


Join us for some "behind the scenes" talk with the Director and Cast of The Florentine Player's production opening August 5th, of Ken Ludwig's The Games Afoot - or Holmes for the Holidays!  The play runs August 5, 6, 7 & 8th. 
 
We want to extend our thanks to Derek Kowol, and The Florence Community Theater for welcoming us as always!  And also thanks to Sara Scheidies, Katherine Villata, and Molly Anderson for such a fun conversation!
 
The Florence Community Theater – home to The Florentine Players – has been staging productions in the Florence area since 1964. Although often known for the Annual Melodrama, the Theater stages three major productions per year.
For more information including performance dates, show ratings, and show descriptions, please visit https://www.florentineplayers.com 
All productions performed at Florence City Hall located at 2862 State Street in Omaha, Nebraska. Note Programming and scheduling are subject to change
The Florentine Players are organized as a division of the Florence Historical Foundation , a non-profit, tax-free corporation.
Website: https://florentineplayers.com/index.html
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FlorentinePlayers
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/florencecommunitytheater/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlorenceTheater
The Florence Theater, 2864 State Street, Florence, Omaha, Nebraska, Phone:  531-600-8634
Email:  info@florencetheater.org 
 
#florencetheater #florentineplayer
 
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Sunday Aug 01, 2021


Under The Radar is holding their annual festival this year beginning August 2-7, 2021!  Join us as we talk with Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, CMA Director and Co-Founder of Omaha Under The Radar.  She is the co-founder of two ensembles and a contemporary music festival, and is a soprano with internationally acclaimed Ensemble Dal Niente.  Amanda gives us all the information about the festival, including the venues where it will be held! 
 
Website: https://www.undertheradaromaha.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/omahaundertheradar 
 
Amanda DeBoer Bartlett:  https://www.amandadeboer.com/ 
 
 
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Saturday Jul 31, 2021

 
Wanting to know what Theatre and Art is out there to see?  Tune in each week for a quick rundown of lots of performances in Omaha, Lincoln, and their Greater Areas!
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Thursday Jul 22, 2021

Join us for a quick episode with Mandy Aleksiak, Membership Drive Director, to hear about the special membership drive The Rose is doing in partnership with Ted and Wally's Ice Cream Shop in The Old Market.  The drive will be from 7pm to 9pm tonight (July 22nd) and Monday through Thursday of next week (July 26-29, 2021).  Get a discount on membership tickets and free ice cream at the same time!
 
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Website: www.rosetheater.org 
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/therosetheater/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/RoseTheaterCo  @RoseTheaterCo
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7oWcQQVIuQHWASiMucxsEw 
The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 402.345.4849 
info@rosetheater.org
 
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Saturday Jul 17, 2021

Such a nice conversation with Jon Flower, President of the Board at Ralston Community Theatre, and Todd Uhrmacher, Artistic Director about their summer musical, The Addams Family!  The summer production from RCT is an annual treat to look forward to and make sure to plan for!  Get your tickets now and see this hilarious play, because laughter is so therapeutic, especially in our unprecedented times.  
 
Jon and Todd are seasoned veterans of the theatre and the Arts Community and have been recognized in each of their fields.  We look forward to talking with them again!
 
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 RALSTON COMMUNITY THEATRE CONTACT INFORMATION
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ralstoncommunitytheatre
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RalstonTheatre
🎨Instagram: https://instagram.com/ralstoncommunitytheatre 
Website for information, tickets, donations: http://ralstoncommunitytheatre.org/
 
Ralston Community Theatre, 8969 Park Drive, Ralston, NE
Phone: 402-898-3545
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Saturday Jul 17, 2021

Join us as we talk to Katie Broman, Executive Director of the Omaha Community Playhouse. Recently, OCP released a Press Release that announced they would be offering a fee to their actors and crew members.  We were fortunate to talk to Ms. Broman about this Press Release and ask a few questions about this exciting news!
 
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Omaha Community Playhouse Contact Information:
Email:  info@omahaplayhouse.com
Facebook: omahaplayhouse
Instagram:@omahaplayhouse
Website: https://www.omahaplayhouse.com/   
To Donate: https://www.omahaplayhouse.com/
Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass Street, Omaha, NE 68132
Box Office: (402) 553-0800Toll Free Box Office: 1-888-782-4338Administrative Line: (402) 553-4890
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Tuesday Jul 13, 2021

Join us as we talk with Tamar Neumann, Executive Director of the Omaha Fringe Festival!  After having to skip last years' festival, the Omaha Fringe Festival will be held in person this year!  Join us as we talk about the Festival, it's two locations, and how and when it will be held.
"36 Performances, 12 Companies, One Community, 6 Days, 2 Venues." 
2021 Omaha Fringe Festival
Dates: August 5-7, 12-14th.
Preview Party at Big Canvas on July 31st.
 
Performances for the Omaha Fringe Festival scheduled are as follows:
Once Upon a time in Omaha, performed by Big Canvas:  Doug Rothgeb, Eric Green, Tracie Mauk, Heather Jones, and Lindsey Theis.
Picture Window Puppet Theatre, written by Ellen Struve; Music Director, Kevin Pike; Musician Reese Pike; and Puppeteer, Edward Pike.
Brooke Makes Fun Comedy Special, by Comedian Brooke Barsell.
Belly Dance:  A Celebration by Chrysalis Studio Productions.
Lunch Date by PastEurize Productions, Directed by Madeline McCrae, Performance by Mackenzie Zielke and Chris Berger.
Mother Night by Max In One Productions and Aaron Spratte.
Run For Cover by Serena Norr.
Sitcom by The After School Club, Driected by AnnaLeesa Sawyer Telford; Sound Design by Oliver Coffman;  Performances by Kylah Calloway, Oliver Delgado, Zander Gibney, Marissa Halfhill, Chloe Peterson.  Produced by Jeremy Stoll. 
Prohibition 100 Years:  Temperance is Dead by Jungle Productions 2. 
Bharanatyam by Gurukulam Center for Indian Arts, performed by Mallika Jayanti.
Fragmented Reality by The New Age Theatre Company, Directed by Matthew Kischer
The Hero's Journey:  An Improvised Musical by Less Mis Presents, a musical improv team.  Robyn Helwig is the Musical Director, and the Cast also  includes Matt Johnson, Karl Houser.
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Website: https://omahafringe.square.site/
To Donate and Support:  https://checkout.square.site/buy/WYCOWEZP5POWMYDMCLU2UOHW
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/omahafringefest/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omahafringefestival/
Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/omahafringefestival/
#FirstOmahaFringe
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A special Thank You to the Hot Shops Art Center at 1301 Nicholas Street, Omaha, NE.  402-342-6452  www.hotshopsartcenter.com.
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Music was used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions.  www.jollyrogerskc.com
© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2021, Chris and Sheri Berger

Thursday Jul 01, 2021

Congratulations to Why Arts and Arts In Motion!  We are back with a new podcast where we talk with the "Two Kim's"!   Kim Jubenville, Executive Director for WhyArts and Kim Clark-Kaczmarek, Program Director at Arts In Motion!  WhyArts not only focuses on education and inclusion in the Arts, but also helps Artists and those needing Artists get together.  Join us for a fun filled meeting as we discuss what's happening at WhyArts! 
 
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WhyArts Contact Information: 
WhyArtsBarbara Weitz Community Engagement Center at UNO6001 Dodge St.Omaha, NE 68182402.312.4211info@whyartsinc.org. 
 
Find them on social media: 
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/WhyArtsInc
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whyartsnebraska/ 
Website:  www.whyartsinc.org 
To Donate: https://www.whyartsinc.org/partners/ 
To become a teaching Artist with WhyArts: https://www.whyartsinc.org/artists/ 
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Hashtags:#theplatteriverbard #platteriverbard #lincolntheatrealliance #communitytheatre #nebraskatheatre #livetheatre #nebraska #performingarts #community
Email:  platteriverbard@gmail.com
Music was used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions.  www.jollyrogerskc.com
© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2021, Chris and Sheri Berger

Friday Apr 30, 2021

Huzzah!  The Renaissance Festival at the Bellevue Berry Farm is back May 1st for two full weekends of fun!!  We speak to Howard Coffin of Bootstrap Productions, as well as two of his volunteers!  Though this year the cast will be smaller to adjust because of the pandemic, there are still lots of food, activities, and fun for all ages! Purchase tickets at the door or online.
Please see their website and Facebook page for covid safety protocols and mask requirements.
 
Website:  https://renfestnebraska.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/RenFestNE/
Tickets:  https://www.purplepass.com/#u49281/Bootstrap_Productions.html 
The Bellevue Berry Farm is located at 48th street between Cornhusker road and Highway 370 in Bellevue / Papillion
11001 S 48th St, Papillion NE
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Hashtags:#theplatteriverbard #platteriverbard #lincolntheatrealliance #communitytheatre #nebraskatheatre #livetheatre #nebraska #performingarts #community
Email:  platteriverbard@gmail.com
Music was used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions.  www.jollyrogerskc.com
© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2021, Chris and Sheri Berger

Tuesday Jan 26, 2021

Join us for a very bard-like episode, as we talk with Daena Schweiger, President of the Theatre Arts Guild.  Daena gives us an update on the work the TAG's Board of Directors is doing for the Guild in 2021.  In addition, we have a short story and a poem to share with you in our bard way!
Daena Schweiger is the President of the Theatre Arts Guild in Omaha, Nebraska.  Daena is also an actor, director, playwright, sound designer, stage manager, audiobook narrator, and also a podcast host of the podcast, "Thank You 5" where she interviews many of the local artisans in the area!  
It's a pleasure to work with the Theatre Arts Guild, and we thank both Daena, and the TAG Board of Directors for sharing their work with us!
TAG CONTACT INFORMATION: 
Website:  https://theatreartsguild.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TAGOmaha/timeline/
Instagram: Instagram: https://instagram.com/tagomaha?igshid=pwdhdnok2lt1 
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/tagomaha 
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Daena Schweiger, "Thank You 5" Podcast is available anywhere you find podcasts, including Apple, Spotify, Anchor, Listen Notes, Stitcher to name a few!  Or visit Daena's website at https://thankyou5pod.com/.  You can also find Daena on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/thankyou5pod 
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The story and poem read in this podcast are in the public domain: 
The Tomb of Pan by Lord Dunsany 
Songs for the People by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper 
For more information Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Harper
https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/frances-ellen-watkins-harper
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/frances-ellen-watkins-harper
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Hashtags:#theplatteriverbard #platteriverbard #lincolntheatrealliance #communitytheatre #nebraskatheatre #livetheatre #nebraska #performingarts #community
Email:  platteriverbard@gmail.com
Music was used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions.  www.jollyrogerskc.com
© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2021, Chris and Sheri Berger

Saturday Jan 02, 2021

The Jolly Rogers, the Original Singing Pirates of the Midwest have been entertaining audiences at festivals around the country and the world for over 30 years.  We talk with the group after they filmed their Kansas City Virtual Renaissance Festival for their You Tube Channel, and discuss their new album, A Night at the Admiral Benbow Inn.
The Jolly Rogers consist of your host, Chris Berger, Cliff Lawson, Mark Stahl, Sean Foree and Kurt Hanover.
To watch The Jolly Rogers Virtual Renaissance Festival Live Show, and see all seven of the performing artists we have interviewed on this Series perform, go to:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0UmSj0L9Uo&t=7174s  
 
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE JOLLY ROGERS:
Website:  www.jollyrogerskc.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JollyRogersKC
You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheJollyRogers/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jollyrogerskc/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jollyrogerskc
Purchase The Jolly Roger music through their website, or from everywhere you stream or download your music, including iTunes, Bandcamp, CD Baby, Amazon and Spotify.
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To join The Jolly Rogers Fan Club on Facebook, visit:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/theofficialjollyrogersfanclub
 
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To learn more about Mark Stahl's group, The Redheaded League, visit: 
Website: https://www.theredheadedleague.com 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/redheadedleagueband 
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Find The Platte River Bard on social media:
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Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/theplatteriverbard 
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/platteriverbard/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/platteriverbard
Hashtags:#theplatteriverbard #platteriverbard #lincolntheatrealliance #communitytheatre #nebraskatheatre #livetheatre #nebraska #performingarts #community
Email:  platteriverbard@gmail.com
Music was used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions.  www.jollyrogerskc.com
© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2020, Chris and Sheri Berger

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