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Oh My God You Guys, It’s 2023!

By Rachele Stoops Legally Blonde The Musical, The Lied Center, February 23, 2023 Confession time: this was not my first time in the audience of Legally Blonde The Musical. I’d attended more than one performance of this high energy musical when Southwest High School presented it in the spring of 2018: my daughter, Micayla, was…


Jane Austen and the Amazing Changing Cast!

By Rachele Stoops Pride and Prejudice, Lincoln Community Playhouse, Studio Theater, Friday October 21, 2022 7:30PM The Lincoln Community Playhouse‘s production of Pride and Prejudice, by Kate Hamill, was based on the novel we all read in high school. This is not, however, your English teacher’s Pride and Prejudice. (I know this, because I’m an…


Don’t Drink the Water?

By Rachele Stoops Tuck Everlasting,The Stage Theater (Nebraska Communities Playhouse,) Thursday September 29, 2022, 7:30PM Remember in sixth grade language arts class, when instead of reading whole books you’d read those little teasers from a textbook full of three or four page excerpts of stories, and since there wasn’t any internet, the only way to…


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…


Every. Single. Emotion.

By Rachele Stoops Lincoln Community Playhouse, Friday June 10, 2022 Decades ago, to complete my college theatre major, I rehearsed and performed a one-person play. At the end of one performance, a friend in the audience remarked that the whole time she had been marveling at how much I had had to memorize. I’m pretty…


Dance Fighting and Other Long Term Goals

By Rachele Stoops Riverdance 25 at The Lied Center, Tuesday March 8, 2022 7:30PM On an episode of the TV show Friends, Chandler’s biggest fear is outed during a quiz game he and the others are playing. He’s terrified of Michael Flatley, Lord of the Dance, because “his legs flail about as if independent of…


Who Drops a Murder Weapon?

By Rachele Stoops Beatrice Community Players, Friday February 11, 2022 7:30PM A kid can learn a lot from a board game. Especially when that board game was created in England in 1943, and the vocabulary is a little different than what you might run into playing Candyland or Chutes and Ladders. Scarlet? Conservatory? Billiards? All…

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