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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…


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…


New Work Produced By Angels Theatre Company Moves Preview Audience

By Sam Pynes This Mortal Life Also, Angels Theatre Company The Johnny Carson Theater at The Lied Center March 16th 7:30PM I had the honor of attending the preview performance of Nancy Shank’s This Mortal Life Also, which tells the fascinating and dramatic story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a central figure of the German Resistance during…

Surprise Announcement at Lied Reveals Hamilton for August 2023

By Sam Pynes I was pleased to be invited to The Lied Center’s special announcement this morning regarding the jewel of their upcoming 2022-2023 season, the national tour of Hamilton.  Executive Director Bill Stephan announced the news as the curtain behind him revealed a backdrop with the now-familiar logo of Alexander Hamilton refusing to throw…


Clown Bar: Where Everybody Knows Your Name is Twinkles

By Sam Pynes Thursday December 2, 2021 7:30PM It’s closing time for the semester at Theatrix as Clown Bar opens at the Lab Theatre, the 120-seat black box sister to the venerable Howell Theatre in the Temple Building at UNL. Clown Bar functions as a sometimes serious, sometimes silly send-up of the noir gangster sub-genre,…

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