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


On Your Feet Or In Your Seat

By Jillian Carter On Your Feet, The Lied Center, Friday, January 27, 2023 Walking into On Your Feet at the Lied Center, the atmosphere was set for a concert, with haze over the seats, cut through by huge stage lights perfect for a big 80s or 90s performance. I was excited and ready to relive…


No Body is Hilarious Like Jimmy!

By Katie Vyskocil No Body Like Jimmy, Olde Glory Theatre, Friday January 27, 2023 As I was sitting in the theater waiting for this show to start, I couldn’t help but re-read the title of the production: No Body Like Jimmy.  As the story went on, I soon realized the emphasis of “No Body.”  Eloise…


Antoine and Essex Deliver a Powerful Performance

By Lisa Steiner The Mountaintop, Lincoln Community Playhouse, Friday January 27, 2023 As I sit down to write this review, I don’t really even have much to say. I don’t really even want to say much; but not because it doesn’t deserve high praise. This is not an example of “if you don’t have anything…


Broadway Legend Brian Stokes Mitchell Levitates Lincoln Audience

By Andy Dillehay Brian Stokes Mitchell, The Lied Center, January 21, 2023 On a snowy Saturday night, the Lied Center for Performing Arts was abuzz with excitement as concertgoers awaited Brian Stokes Mitchell’s Nebraska debut.  As people made their way to their seats, there was a sense of camaraderie; a connection amongst the audience.  While…


How The Grinch Stole The Stage

By Lisa Steiner Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, The Lied Center, Thursday December 22, 2022 There have been a lot of live musicals airing on TV lately. One from 2020 was on NBC: “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical Live!” This came to my mind as How The Grinch Stole Christmas began…


Wander to Hickman, stay for the Wonder. 

Nebraska Communities Playhouse, Friday, December 16, 2022, 7:30 pm.  Ok, the Scroogish façade I wear is a bit thin. Secretly Christmas is my favorite time of the year. According to Bill Murray, it’s the one time of the year “we are the people that we always hoped we would be.” And if you haven’t seen…


The Christmas Express pulls into the station at Olde Glory!

Review by Amber C. Nore The Christmas Express, Olde Glory Theatre, Friday December 9, 2022 I had the pleasure of attending the Old Glory Theatre production of The Christmas Express by Pat Cook, produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing and directed by Megan Boggs. Driving into Seward at Christmas time is a treat in…



By Jamie Bullins Beatrice Community Players, Friday, December 9, 2022, 7:30 pm.  It’s not Christmas, really, until A Christmas Story comes back around, in some form or another. When I took a walk through the neighborhood the other night and saw the “soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window” featured in the upstairs…


Dick Terhune Returns to LCP in a Stellar Performance of “A Christmas Carol”

by Julia Doerr A Christmas Carol, Lincoln Community Playhouse, Friday November 18, 2022 7:30PM As he did last year at this time, actor and Beatrice native Dick Terhune is starring at the Lincoln Community Playhouse in a one-man production of A Christmas Carol, by Patrick R. Spadaccino, an excellent adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. This is…


Happily Ever Before Entertains with Twisted Tales

By Lisa Steiner Happily Ever Before, Community Players, Saturday November 12, 2022 7:30PM When I heard about the play that’s a mash-up of Into the Woods and Back To The Future, I knew I had to get to Happily Ever Before, the culmination of Community Player’s Acting Up Program for Fall 2022. Heading into my…

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