Reactions/Responses/Reviews of productions at LTA Member Theaters.


Something Rotten was Eggs-shellent

By Deanna Walz Something Rotten, Lincoln Community Playhouse, Friday September 16, 2022 7:30PM Full disclosure: I am currently the past-president of the Lincoln Community Playhouse. Knowing this, one might make the assumption that I am biased, but in fact the original reviewer for LCP’s production of Something Rotten was unable to attend. I figured I…


A Chaotic and Endlessly Hopeful World

By Sam Pynes Dove, Angels Theatre Company, Tuesday September 13, 2022, 7:30 Final Dress Rehearsal Seeing new theatre is so exciting, but it is especially thrilling to see it written and so well-produced in your own backyard. That’s right folks, brand new theatre is being produced, not just on the East and West Coast, but…


Ordinary Days is No Ordinary Musical

By Andy Dillehay Ordinary Days, Community Players, Friday September 9, 2022 7:30PM. The Beatrice Community Players kicked off their 2022-2023 mainstage season with a charming, heartfelt, and hilarious musical, Ordinary Days, written by Adam Gwon. Ordinary Days takes place over the course of a few ordinary days, following four characters as their lives intertwine. Swift and sweet,…


Diary of Anne Frank Tells a Story Worth Remembering

By Sheri Berger The Diary of Anne Frank at The Lofte Community Theatre, Friday September 2, 2022 7PM Experiencing this play is a must for all ages. It’s possible that people will immediately think this play is just a sad play. While it is a drama, and it is sad, this still isn’t exactly accurate….


Legally Blonde is Nonstop Energetic Fun

By Sheri Berger Lofte Community Theatre, Saturday July 16, 2022, 7PM Omigod you guys! The cast of Legally Blonde at the Lofte Community Theatre has created an energetic show! From the very beginning until the very end of this musical, there is nonstop music, energy, and dancing. This cast is having fun, and they know…



By Jamie Bullins Pinewood Performing Arts, Thursday, July 14, 2022, 8:00 pm.  I’m most likely one of a very small group of people who have never seen Newsies, prior to last evening, ever. The film or the stage version. So, my first time was with Pinewood. Last evening was also my first time back at…


Matilda and the Giant Theater

By Rachele Stoops Nebraska Communities Playhouse (The Stage Theater), Thursday July 14, 2022. When Roald Dahl’s first children’s book was published in 1943, it was wartime. Germany began bombing English cities in 1941, and many children in those cities were sent to live with strangers in the countryside, to keep them safe. Maybe Dahl, a…


Would you want to attend your own funeral if you could? 

By Sheri Berger Olde Glory Theatre, Wednesday, July 22, 2022 Quirky but quaint Marianne Dollefson comes up with a wacky idea to make her husband, John, feel better about turning 50. John sits around in a funk, complaining to his wife and their neighbors that his 50th birthday is coming up and he is old…


The Ambassador of The Great American Songbook Receives Standing Ovation after Medleys

By Amber Nore Lied Center for Performing Arts, Michael Feinstein, June 17, 2022 Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer dubbed “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” took the stage at The Lied Center on Friday night. Due to global events, the concert had been postponed and rescheduled multiple times, so the audience was…

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