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Updated Sensibilities

By Lisa Steiner Sense and Sensibility, Nebraska Repertory Theatre, Thursday September 28, 2023 The Nebraska Repertory Theatre opened its 53rd Season to a full house last night with an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. The updated script was written by Kate Hamill, who also adapted the production of Pride & Prejudice seen at…


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…


Skillful Production Sheds Light on a Captivating Story

By Lisa Steiner Stop Kiss, Nebraska Repertory Theatre, Wednesday March 1, 2023  The Nebraska Repertory Theater has opened its run of Stop Kiss, a story about two young women in New York City figuring out how they fit into one another’s lives.  Written by Diana Son, Stop Kiss was originally produced Off-Broadway in 1998. We…


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…


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…


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…


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…

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