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


“This Moon’s Got Its Own Gravitational Pull, Lady”

By Rachele Stoops Space Princess Wars, Community Players, Thursday July 20, 2023 What do you get when you mash storylines from two wildly popular adventure movies together with forty-one or forty-two (I counted twice and got different numbers each time) extremely talented kids?  Pretty much the best thing I’ve ever seen. Playwright Don Zolidis has…



By Jamie Bullins 9 to 5, Lofte Community Theatre, Saturday, July 15, 2023, 7:00 pm.  There may not be a lot going on in Manley, NE. It’s not a hopping metropolis most likely. Now, this is actually only like the third time I’ve ever set foot in Manley, so, I don’t want to judge it…


You’re (more than) Welcome to attend Moana Jr. at NCP!

By Katie Pynes Anetsberger Disney’s Moana Jr., The Nebraska Communities Playhouse, June 23, 2023 7:30PM If you are the parent of small children, it’s likely that you, like me, have spent weeks of your life listening to the hit song, “How Far I’ll Go”. I have fond memories of my two (now almost seven) year…


Is There Trouble?

By Rachele Stoops The Music Man, Community Players, June 16, 2023 It’s the classic musical plotline: guy meets girl, guy tries to woo girl for his own ulterior motives, girl falls in love with guy (against her better judgment), and KAPOW: guy transforms into an upstanding citizen.  Art imitating life, amiright?  Fortunately for the sold…


Habits is another High Energy, Laugh Out Loud Success at Olde Glory

By Sheri Berger Drinking Habits by Tom Smith, Olde Glory Theatre, June 7, 2023 What could be more religious than confession, shame, paranoia, judgement, strict rules, and concealing things? Drinking Habits, is a fun farcical show, and the talented cast at the Olde Glory Theatre brought this crazy script to life. Everyone will be able…


Lofty Production of W;t Provides Scholarly Insight into Cancer Journey

By Deanna Walz W;t, Lofte Community Theatre, Friday, May 5, 2023 The Lofte Theatre in Manley is well known for its fun, frothy comedies like Doublewide, Texas and Noises Off (which I had the pleasure of acting in this past fall.) Pulitzer Prize winning, W;t, written by Margaret Edson is something completely different. Funny, dry,…


Murders? Hot Dog!

By Rachele Stoops The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, Lincoln Community Playhouse, Friday, May 5, 2023 It was a lovely spring evening when my husband and I joined the audience for the opening night performance of The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 at the Lincoln Community Playhouse, but on stage, snow (and death) was piling…


The Play That Goes Wrong Gets it Right

By Sam Pynes The Play That Goes Wrong, Nebraska Repertory Theatre, Wednesday May 3, 2023 7:30PM Dear Mr. Editor, I am so sorry that this review is so late. I hope I catch you before you go to print. Please cut this part out. I tripped over a dog outside the theater last night which…


Into the Woods, Worth the Journey

By Katie Pynes Anetsberger Into The Woods, The Nebraska Communities Playhouse, April 28, 2023 7:30PM I may be the last person in the theatre world to attend a performance of Into the Woods, but I’m grateful that this was my first experience. I think I’ve seen just about every cast member of this production in…

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