Review

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

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Visiting Mr. Green is a Challenging Story of Compassion and Healing

By Tom DeMars and Paige Allison Lofte Community Theatre, Friday May 6, 2022 7PM Just south of I-80, off of Hwy 50, only 45 minutes from Lincoln is one of Nebraska’s hidden gems: the Lofte Theatre, home to the Born in a Barn Players. The Lofte has been providing community theater since the 1970’s and…

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The Technicolored Dream Cast

By Zac Franzen Lincoln Community Playhouse, May 6 2022, 7:30PM Another one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s great works, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat comes to life on the Lincoln Community Playhouse stage. This classic, well-known musical rendition, directed by Morrie Enders, will have you toe-tapping and grooving to the beat! For those non-musical theatre…

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What a Wonderful Web They Weave!

By Jillian Carter Community Players, Saturday, April 30, 2022, 7:30 pm.  Ah, Charlotte’s Web. The timeless classic was brought to life this week by Community Players’ Acting Up program, which aims to get local middle-schoolers involved in every aspect of theatre.  I doubt we need a plot recap, since most are familiar with the story,…

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The Magic Joy of Laughing with Strangers

By Deanna Walz Noises Off, The Stage Theater, Saturday April 30, 2022 7:30PM There’s something magical about sitting in a theater and laughing with strangers. Not knowing what to expect and delighting in the thrill of discovering the jokes together.  The audience of Noises Off at The Stage Theater in Hickman discovered that magic Saturday…

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Come from Away…Sometimes ‘somewhere’ is pretty wonderful.

By Jamie Bullins The Lied Center, Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 7:30 pm.  I knew very little about this musical when I went to the Lied last evening. Of course, the premise and the events that surrounded the story were unfortunately familiar. A story referring to undoubtedly the worst single day on American soil in my…

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A Visit to a Small Desert Town is a Respite for the Soul

By Sam Pynes The Band’s Visit, The Lied Center, Saturday April 9, 3PM There is a fun synchronicity with the touring shows stopping in Nebraska this season. Like Hadestown, which recently visited The Orpheum in Omaha,this is a contained and atmospheric experience which also utilizes a modular wheel. Also, like Come From Away, which will…

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A Thought-provoking Look at the Power of Language

By Sheri Berger Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Theatrix, April 7, 2022 7:30PM I always love the productions at Theatrix. This student-run theatre is a creative space that vibrates with energy, dreams, and talent. This Season, their talented leaders, Philip Crawford as Artistic Director, and Hannah Mason as Managing Director, and their team created an…

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Neal Herring’s Gentle Optimism Makes Me Believe in Pookas

By Sam Pynes Harvey, Lofte Community Theatre, April 1, 2022 7PM I always like visiting The Lofte: they have a very open and welcoming atmosphere and performing space. If you haven’t been there, you should really check it out.  Before the show, Artistic Director Kevin Colbert welcomed the audience, including a couple who were celebrating…

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