Platte River Bard Podcast

Meet those who are shaping the Arts in the Platte River area and beyond! Also join us on social media and our website: https://www.platteriverbard.com.

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The Platte River Bard Podcast Celebrates Creatives!

Join us for real and honest conversations about the work of Creatives and their contribution to the Arts!  Even if you are a theatre-goer, or an involved actor or staff of the performing arts, you will meet and learn from talented individuals in our area.

 

This podcast is a labor of love by Chris and Sheri Berger, and you can find even more information about our work at https://platteriverbard.com/!

 

Episodes

Wednesday Jan 05, 2022

Jon Flower debuts his Directing skills in Bellevue Little Theatre's Death By Design, which opens January 14th and runs until January 30th!  Don’t miss this comedic mystery "whodunnit" play written by Rob Urbinati.  Jon is not only a Director, but an experienced Actor and has served for many years as the Board President of WhyArts?.  You may have most recently seen him playing Gomez in The Addams Family at the Ralston Community Theatre!  So you won't want to miss this hilarious farce, Death by Design, which opens January 14th!  
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BELLEVUE LITTLE THEATRE CONTACT INFO:
Website: http://bellevuelittletheatre.weebly.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bellevuelittletheatre/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bellevuelittletheatre/ 
203 Mission Avenue, Bellevue, Nebraska 
402.291.1554
 
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Sunday Jan 02, 2022

Happy New Year!  Find out What's Happening in Eastern Nebraska in the Arts in January 2022!
We also are featuring the music of two talented area artists who contribute greatly to the Arts Community, Jennifer Novak Haar and Mark Haar of Novak and Haar Music: https://n-hmusic.com/ .  Jennifer and Mark are part of the Outreach Program at the Omaha Chamber Music Society and have contributed their performances to their You Tube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChtnpCCIJG_YmUqHKYCbdDw.  
If you have Art News you'd like added to the program, you may email us at "platteriverbardnews" at gmail.
Thanks for listening!
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Saturday Dec 18, 2021

Find out What's Happening in Eastern Nebraska in the Arts, December 19th through the 31st, 2021! 
If you have Art News you'd like added to the program, you may email us at "platteriverbardnews" at gmail.
 
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Friday Dec 10, 2021

Find out What's Happening in the Arts in Eastern Nebraska!  We have a little bit of a different format this week, so check it out and let us know if you like it better!  Also, find out how you can email us your Art news and happenings to add to the program.  
 
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Thursday Dec 09, 2021

I'm A Pig isn't just a song, or a video, it's now a book!   Lori Lynn, a children’s singer songwriter, author, speaker, teacher trainer, and founder of Overall Buddies returns to the podcast to talk with us about the release of her new children's book and how she put it together!
Website and how to order: https://overallbuddies.com/
The Overall Buddies You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUhPF7Z9h4Dyle7-QWgnZ1w 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/overallbuddies 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/overallbuddies/ 
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/OverallBuddies?lang=en 
Deezer:  https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/11724195 
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Thursday Dec 09, 2021

Josh Peyton, a theatre graduate of Creighton University, has kept busy ever since moving back to Omaha from California.  His roles include John McClane in It's a Very Die Hard Christmas at Bluebarn, and several at the Omaha Community Playhouse, including his 40 characters in a one-man show, Fully Committed, Jack in Dear Jack, Dear Louise, and Fred in A Christmas Carol at Omaha Community Playhouse.  We have a casual conversation about his experiences in theatre!
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Friday Dec 03, 2021

A musical comedy is here for Christmas!  Just like the patchwork colors of Joseph's Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, we bring you a fun conversation which has been pieced together with care, despite the technical difficulties of our virtual world.  Daena Schweiger directs this production at the Chanticleer Community Theatre, Joseph who is played by Sean Graves, and Emily Moore, one of the Narrators, dialed in for a casual conversation.   
The musical opens December 10th through the 19th at Chanticleer Community Theatre, located in the Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
 
CHANTICLEER CONTACT INFORMATION: 
Website: https://www.paceartsiowa.org/theater/chanticleer-community-theater
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/chanticleertheater
1001 S 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA
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Thursday Dec 02, 2021

First time Directors, Rory Nolan and Megan Boggs talk about the Olde Glory Theatre's production of Miracle on 34th Street!  Olde Glory Theatre is located in Seward, Nebraska and is a historic church building that was built in 1873.  The church was repurposed in 2013 and was intended to host the Goehner Centennial Players Melodrama's dinner theatre which had been formed in 1987.  It was later renovated, and in 2015 became a non-profit theatre and often holds theatre from touring theatre groups.
This year Olde Glory is celebrating the holidays with their production of Miracle on 34th Street.  With a large cast - and a Santa in his 80's - this production is sure to warm the hearts of families celebrating together.  And if you catch it just right, you might be able to get dinner or dessert there to warm your stomach as well!
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR OLDE GLORY THEATRE:
Website:  http://www.oldeglorysewardne.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OldeGlorySeward 
Olde Glory Theatre, 348 Jackson Avenue, Seward, NE
402.304.5392
 
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Tuesday Nov 30, 2021


We talk with Rachel Curtiss and Mitch Bean, Artistic Directors at the Brownville Village Theatre in Brownville, Nebraska.  Their theatre is one of the oldest repertory theatres in the state of Nebraska.  Each summer Brownville employs 12-15 theatre students from all over the Midwest, and gives them intensive experience in every aspect of producing theatre.  So much so that they do 5 back to back shows every week.  However, their Christmas musical, The Sanders Family Christmas, is a funny and down home Christmas musical and celebration of church life and bluegrass music.  This production is sure to please family audiences!  Don't miss this one weekend run of The Sanders Family Christmas. 
 
BROWNVILLE VILLAGE THEATRE CONTACT INFO:
Website: http://www.brownvillevillagetheatre.com/home.html 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BVT1967/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvt1967 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brownvillevillagetheatre/ 
Brownville Village Theatre, 222 Water Street, Brownville, NE
402.825.4121
 
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Tuesday Nov 30, 2021

Join us for a fun behind-the-scenes conversation with writers Kevin Colbert and Mick Kovar about their play Christmas at Leon's, which opens December 4th, 2021.  Kevin and Mick wrote the play, as well as Mick also writing all of the music for the play.  Mick Kovar has been a local radio personality, so his name and voice may seem familiar to you!  Find out more about this heart-warming Christmas play that you won't want to miss!
LOFTE COMMUNITY THEATRE CONTACT INFO:
Website: www.lofte.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loftecommunitytheatre
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/loftetheatre/?hl=en
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thelofte?lang=en
The Lofte Community Theatre is located at 15841 Manley Rd in fashionable Manley, Nebraska.
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Friday Nov 26, 2021

Join us as we celebrate the season with Delaney Jackson and Marcel Daly, who are in The Rose Theater's production of It's A Wonderful Life, which opens December 3rd and runs through December 19, 2021.  Delaney plays Mary, and Marcel plays George Bailey in this heart-warming play which has been given a fresh look for our present time.  As always, The Rose brings us a bunch of young talented actors in this cast.  Both Delaney and Marcel are Bellevue West Graduates, and also UNO Graduates.  Last year this production was available virtually, but this year their worlds have converged together yet again to do this show in person!  Don't miss hearing about this festive show that will give you all the seasonal "feels"! 
This play is directed by Sarah Lynn Brown.  Music Director is Jerry Brabec and Sue Gillespie Booton is the Choreographer. 
 
*THE ROSE THEATER CONTACT INFORMATION*
Website: www.rosetheater.org 
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/therosetheater/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/RoseTheaterCo  @RoseTheaterCo
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7oWcQQVIuQHWASiMucxsEw 
Blog Posts: https://www.rosetheater.org/connect/news/ 
The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 402.345.4849 
 
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Friday Nov 12, 2021

Join us for What's Happening? in the Arts in Eastern Nebraska.  Next week we will have a new format of this podcast!
 
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Sunday Nov 07, 2021

We speak with Ron Himes, Director of the Nebraska Repertory Theatre’s production of “Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea” November 10-21st. This play, written by Nathan Alan Davis, is a coming-of-age story, and is yet another successful collaboration with the The St. Louis Black Repertory Company, in which Ron founded. His credits and experience are quite extensive, but we hope we can at least give you a glimpse of his talent and his vast contribution to the national theatre community. It is also an example of the commitment to amplifying voices that the Nebraska Repertory Theatre, under Christina Kirks' (Director of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film) fine leadership and collaboration, brings to our state - and something we are so thankful for.
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NEBRASKA REPERTORY THEATRE CONTACT INFORMATION: 
Get your tickets now at  https://nebraskarep.org/season_specific.php?show=1 
Website: https://nebraskarep.org/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nebraskarep
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nebraskarep/
Box Office phone number 402-472-2567.
301 N 12th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
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ST LOUIS REPERTORY COMPANY CONTACT INFORMATION: 
Website:  https://www.theblackrep.org/ 
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Friday Nov 05, 2021

We talk with Fran Sillau, Executive Artistic Director at the Circle Theatre about his TWO upcoming shows next weekend: 
All Together Now, a Music Theatre International fundraiser for Circle Theatre on November 13th at 7PM.   All Together Now! features songs from MTI’s beloved catalogue of musicals including Annie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Come From Away, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, Godspell, Guys and Dolls, Hairspray, Into the Woods, Les Misérables, Little Shop of Horrors, Mamma Mia!, Matilda, My Fair Lady, Once on This Island, Rent, Waitress and many more!
ALL TOGETHER NOW
A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre
Friday, November 12th at 7PM
Hanscom Park United Methodist Church
4444 Frances Street, Omaha, NE
 
When We Go Away, stories about Nebraska Holocaust Survivors on November 14th at 2PM. The stories of Holocaust survivors Dr. Fred Kader, Rachel Rosenberg, Helena Tichauer, and Katherine Williams are interwoven into this new play written by playwright J.R. Dawson and commissioned by the Institute for Holocaust Education. Using minimal sets and costuming, the play asks us to focus on the stories, how they connect to each other, to us, and ultimately what will happen when the storytellers go away. Both a call to remember and to act, When We Go Away not only informs the audience but asks it to become part of the story.
Fran is such a pleasure to talk with and his work is so important to Nebraska artists.  Don't miss these two productions that are bound to tug at your heart. 
Welcome Circle Theatre back to the stage!
WHEN WE GO AWAY 
Institute for Holocaust Education and Circle Theatre
Sunday, November 14  2:00 pm 
ALAN J. LEVINE PERFORMING ARTS THEATER
Jewish Community Center of Omaha
333 South 132nd Street, Omaha, NE
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FRAN SILLAU:  http://www.fransillau.com/ 
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CIRCLE THEATRE CONTACT INFORMATION:
Website: http://www.circletheatreomaha.org/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/circletheatreomaha 
Instagram: https://instagram.com/circle.theatreomaha 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/circleomaha 
 
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Thursday Nov 04, 2021

Find out What's Happening in the Arts in Eastern Nebraska, November 3rd-10th, 2021!
 
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Wednesday Nov 03, 2021

Join us as we talk with Hannah Mason, Managing Director, and Phillip Crawford, Artistic Director of Theatrix!  Theatrix is a fully student-run theatre of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film in Lincoln Nebraska on the UNL campus.  
Their Fall Season has been announced - and beginning this week, November 4th-7th they open with their first production of the season,  The Revolutionists, a dramedy about four women during the 1793 French Revolution.   They have a comedic and introspective season ahead!  Find out what they have planned!
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THEATRIX CONTACT INFO: 
Website: https://www.unl.edu/theatrix/woke 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unltheatrix 
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/unl_theatrix/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/unl_theatrix
Tickets on-sale now: https://unltheatretickets.universitytickets.com
215 Temple Building12th and "R" StreetLincoln, NE
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Sunday Oct 31, 2021

Happy Halloween!  The Platte River Bard Podcast brings you Poetry and Prose by Edgar Allan Poe.  Performed by Chris Berger.  
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Thursday Oct 28, 2021

Find out What's Happening in the Arts in Eastern Nebraska October 27 through November 4th, 2021! 
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Saturday Oct 23, 2021

We talk with Director of Community Engagement and Dramaturg, Barry Carman, for the Bluebarn Theatre in Omaha.  We discuss their current production Heroes of the Fourth Turning, a little about their 33rd Season, and the role of dramaturgy in today's theatre.
 
CONTACT THE BLUEBARN THEATRE: 
Website:  http://bluebarn.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bluebarn
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bluebarntheatre_omaha/ 
Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/bluebarntheatre_omaha/
Bluebarn Theatre: 1106 S. 10th St. (10th and Pacific) Omaha, NE
PH: 402-345-1576
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Friday Oct 22, 2021

Find out What's Happening in the Arts in Eastern Nebraska for October 20-27th, 2021! 
 
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Thursday Oct 21, 2021

Stephanie Jacobson and Corduroy join us for a talk about their upcoming production of Corduroy!  We talk about all things puppets in this episode with Stephanie, who is a delightful guest and talented Director and Teaching Artist at The Rose Theater in Omaha!
 
*THE ROSE THEATER CONTACT INFORMATION*
Website: www.rosetheater.org 
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/therosetheater/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/RoseTheaterCo  @RoseTheaterCo
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7oWcQQVIuQHWASiMucxsEw 
Blog Posts: https://www.rosetheater.org/connect/news/ 
The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 402.345.4849 
 
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Friday Oct 15, 2021

Join us to find out What's Happening in the Arts in Eastern Nebraska this week, October 11-18, 2021!
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Wednesday Oct 13, 2021


Join us for a fun and spooky conversation with Andy Park, Artistic Director of the Nebraska Repertory Theatre and Kevin Rich, Director of Applied Shakespeare at the University of Colorado Boulder.  Together, these creative and talented minds have created Nebraska Rep's next performance, ShakesFEAR, which opens October 15th and runs until October 31st.  This is an immersive theatre experience unlike no other - and the reportedly haunted Temple Building is the perfect place for the demented characters of Shakespeare to terrify brave patrons this fall season!
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NEBRASKA REPERTORY THEATRE CONTACT INFORMATION: 
Get your tickets now at  https://nebraskarep.org/season_specific.php?show=1 
Website: https://nebraskarep.org/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nebraskarep
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nebraskarep/
Box Office phone number 402-472-2567.
301 N 12th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
 
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Thursday Oct 07, 2021

Find out What's Happening this week in the Arts in Eastern Nebraska! 
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Thursday Oct 07, 2021


Check out our first Podcast Review of the show, Disney's Descendants by The Rose Theater in Omaha, Nebraska! 
A special thank you to Kori Radlof and Mandy Aleksiak for their partnership with us.   
 
*THE ROSE THEATER CONTACT INFORMATION*
Website: www.rosetheater.org 
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/therosetheater/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/RoseTheaterCo  @RoseTheaterCo
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7oWcQQVIuQHWASiMucxsEw 
Blog Posts: https://www.rosetheater.org/connect/news/ 
The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 402.345.4849 
 
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Thursday Oct 07, 2021

Don't miss this fun interview with four of the cast members from Disney's Descendants, The Musical performing now at The Rose Theater in Omaha!  We talk with Summer Hurtienne (Jay), Briana Nash (Evie), Natalie Hanson (Audrey), and Lauren Krupski (Fairy Godmother) about their roles in this fast moving, engaging, and fun musical chalked full of talented cast!  This is a play all ages will enjoy!
THE ROSE THEATER CONTACT INFORMATION:
Website: www.rosetheater.org 
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/therosetheater/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/RoseTheaterCo  @RoseTheaterCo
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7oWcQQVIuQHWASiMucxsEw 
Blog Posts: https://www.rosetheater.org/connect/news/ 
The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 402.345.4849 
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Sunday Oct 03, 2021


Join us for an evening of comedy, chat, and cookies at the "casa de Kendra"!
 
The mission of Yer Mom's Comedy Show is "Keeping Parents Sane One Punchline at a Time!"
 
We spoke with three of their members, Kendra Karbowski, Patricia Fanciullo, & Anneliese Wright!
 
Catch their next shows: 
 
October 4th, 2021 - Patricia Fanciullo at Inner Rail Food Hall at Aksarben
 
October 16th, 2021 - Yer Mom's Comedy Show at The Backline at 7Pm with special guests Katie Pirruccello & Laura Macklin.
November 20th, 2021 - Yer Mom's Comedy Show at The Backline at 7PM.  Fur Parents, Guests TBA.  
 
Catch some of the group every other month show at Omahahaha!  at Big Canvas! 
 
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CONTACT YER MOM'S COMEDY SHOW
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yermomscomedyshow 
 
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Tuesday Sep 28, 2021


Find out What's Happening this week, September 27 - October 4, 2021 in the Arts in Eastern Nebraska!
 
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Friday Sep 24, 2021

Join us as we share What's Happening? in the Arts in Eastern Nebraska September 20th to September 27th, 2021!
 
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Wednesday Sep 22, 2021

Christina Kirk serves as the Executive Director of the Nebraska Repertory Theatre and as Director of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film. Ms. Kirk brings a wide array of expertise to the theatre, including teaching, directing, performing, and overseeing the entire program makes the Nebraska Repertory Theatre an inclusive, diverse, and full, year-round regional theatre operation.  Prior to taking the leadership position at UNL, she was Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Otterbein University where she had taught since 1992. 
Ms. Kirk began her performing career at the Nebraska Repertory Theatre, but has performed and directed all over the country, including the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, the Illinois Repertory Theatre, CATCO (Contemporary American Theatre Company), Heartland Theatre Company, just to name a few.  She has also been a contributing author in two theatre texts, The Art of Directing and Acting in the Space in between. 
Ms. Kirk has an M.F.A. in Directing from Columbia University in the city of New York and a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.
There could not be a more perfect fit for directing the Nebraska Repertory Theatre's production, A Midsummer Night's Dream which opens September 29th and runs through October 10th!  The production will be a refreshing and modern take on William Shakespeare's story and promises to deliver clever characters and costumes, relatable stories and the enthusiasm and fun from a cast who have missed the stage, as much as the theatre community has missed joining them in their story.
NEBRASKA REPERTORY THEATRE CONTACT INFORMATION: 
Get your tickets now at  https://nebraskarep.org/season_specific.php?show=1 
Website: https://nebraskarep.org/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nebraskarep
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nebraskarep/
Box Office phone number 402-472-2567.
301 N 12th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
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Friday Sep 17, 2021

Better late than never!  Find out What's Happening this weekend in Eastern Nebraska in the Arts!  
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Thursday Sep 16, 2021

Join us for a enjoyable conversation with Andy Park, Artistic Director at the Nebraska Repertory Theatre.  Andy is also a brilliantly talented Director, Facilitator, Stage Director, Playwright, Lyricist and Puppeteer, who has crafted a sensational 2021-2022 Season for Nebraska's only professional, equity theatre.  Due to Andy's leadership, he has led the theater's transition from a professional summer theater to a full, year-round regional theater operation. Andy has also  emphasized the importance of making The Rep more inclusive and diverse as it begins it's 50th anniversary season!
 
NEBRASKA REPERTORY THEATRE:
Website and Tickets: https://nebraskarep.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nebraskarep
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nebraskarep/
Box Office phone number 402-472-2567.
301 N 12th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
 
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Tuesday Sep 07, 2021

Join us to find out What's Happening! in the Arts in Eastern Nebraska, September 6-13, 2021.
 
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Tuesday Aug 31, 2021

Join us as we talk about what's happening this week in the Arts in Eastern Nebraska!
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Thursday Aug 26, 2021

Join us for a short chat with Catherine Bobst, Performer and Board Member of The TADA Theatre in Lincoln.  Catherine is part of the show, It's a Grand Night For Singing which is happening this weekend both virtually and in person!
 
It's National Dog Day! And to celebrate, we are talking with Catherine Bobst and her puppies as we discuss "It's A Grand Night For Singing!" at The TADA Theatre In Lincoln this weekend! Check our podcast and find out how you can either go to this production or opt for a virtual stream!
 
This Production celebrates the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein and the Vocal Cast is:
David Claus, Baritone
Melissa, King, Mezzo
Catherine Bobst, Soprano
Judy Anderson, Alto 1
Caitlin Mabon, Alto 2
Gavin Kelley Rasmussen, tenor
Robert D. Rook, Direction
Cris Rook, Musical Direction
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CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE TADA THEATRE:
Tickets: http://tadaproductionsinfo
TADA is located at 701 P Street, Lincoln, NE
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetadatheatre
You Tube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/TADA3341
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetadatheatre/
 
 
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Tuesday Aug 24, 2021

Join us to find out what's happening in Eastern Nebraska this week!  We got to giggling again this week and decided to leave some of it in!  ;) 
 
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Tuesday Aug 17, 2021


Join us for a run-down of all the Area Shows and Arts Events we can find for you in Eastern Nebraska!
 
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Friday Aug 13, 2021

For over 60 years, Opera Omaha has brought audiences outstanding production quality, artistry, and educational opportunities. Join us for an informative conversation with Opera Omaha's enthusiastic Director of Engagement Programs, Lauren Medici, and learn about their FREE Event, Opera Outdoors, which will be held August 20th, 2021 at Turner Park in Omaha!
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR OPERA OMAHA: 
Website: www.operaomaha.org 
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/operaomaha/
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/operaomaha/
Twitter:https://twitter.com/operaomaha
You Tube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/operaomaha
Opera Omaha, 1850 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 402.346.7372
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Tuesday Aug 10, 2021

 
What's happening in the Platte River area in Eastern Nebraska?  Find out about performances for the week of August 9th through the 15th!
 
Find all the Show Notes and Links mentioned in our Podcast, on our website HERE!
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Tuesday Aug 10, 2021


Join us to learn about OCP's 2021-2022 Season!  We had the opportunity to speak with Susie Baer Collins about each show in the upcoming season.  Season tickets are on sale now at omahaplayhouse.com!
 
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Omaha Community Playhouse Contact Information:
Facebook: omahaplayhouse
Instagram:@omahaplayhouse
Website: https://www.omahaplayhouse.com/   
To Donate: https://www.omahaplayhouse.com/
Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass Street, Omaha, NE 68132
Box Office: (402) 553-0800Toll Free Box Office: 1-888-782-4338Administrative Line: (402) 553-4890
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Thursday Aug 05, 2021


Join us for some "behind the scenes" talk with the Director and Cast of The Florentine Player's production opening August 5th, of Ken Ludwig's The Games Afoot - or Holmes for the Holidays!  The play runs August 5, 6, 7 & 8th. 
 
We want to extend our thanks to Derek Kowol, and The Florence Community Theater for welcoming us as always!  And also thanks to Sara Scheidies, Katherine Villata, and Molly Anderson for such a fun conversation!
 
The Florence Community Theater – home to The Florentine Players – has been staging productions in the Florence area since 1964. Although often known for the Annual Melodrama, the Theater stages three major productions per year.
For more information including performance dates, show ratings, and show descriptions, please visit https://www.florentineplayers.com 
All productions performed at Florence City Hall located at 2862 State Street in Omaha, Nebraska. Note Programming and scheduling are subject to change
The Florentine Players are organized as a division of the Florence Historical Foundation , a non-profit, tax-free corporation.
Website: https://florentineplayers.com/index.html
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FlorentinePlayers
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/florencecommunitytheater/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlorenceTheater
The Florence Theater, 2864 State Street, Florence, Omaha, Nebraska, Phone:  531-600-8634
Email:  info@florencetheater.org 
 
#florencetheater #florentineplayer
 
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Sunday Aug 01, 2021


Under The Radar is holding their annual festival this year beginning August 2-7, 2021!  Join us as we talk with Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, CMA Director and Co-Founder of Omaha Under The Radar.  She is the co-founder of two ensembles and a contemporary music festival, and is a soprano with internationally acclaimed Ensemble Dal Niente.  Amanda gives us all the information about the festival, including the venues where it will be held! 
 
Website: https://www.undertheradaromaha.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/omahaundertheradar 
 
Amanda DeBoer Bartlett:  https://www.amandadeboer.com/ 
 
 
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Saturday Jul 31, 2021

 
Wanting to know what Theatre and Art is out there to see?  Tune in each week for a quick rundown of lots of performances in Omaha, Lincoln, and their Greater Areas!
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Thursday Jul 22, 2021

Join us for a quick episode with Mandy Aleksiak, Membership Drive Director, to hear about the special membership drive The Rose is doing in partnership with Ted and Wally's Ice Cream Shop in The Old Market.  The drive will be from 7pm to 9pm tonight (July 22nd) and Monday through Thursday of next week (July 26-29, 2021).  Get a discount on membership tickets and free ice cream at the same time!
 
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Website: www.rosetheater.org 
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/therosetheater/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/RoseTheaterCo  @RoseTheaterCo
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7oWcQQVIuQHWASiMucxsEw 
The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 402.345.4849 
info@rosetheater.org
 
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Saturday Jul 17, 2021

Such a nice conversation with Jon Flower, President of the Board at Ralston Community Theatre, and Todd Uhrmacher, Artistic Director about their summer musical, The Addams Family!  The summer production from RCT is an annual treat to look forward to and make sure to plan for!  Get your tickets now and see this hilarious play, because laughter is so therapeutic, especially in our unprecedented times.  
 
Jon and Todd are seasoned veterans of the theatre and the Arts Community and have been recognized in each of their fields.  We look forward to talking with them again!
 
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 RALSTON COMMUNITY THEATRE CONTACT INFORMATION
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ralstoncommunitytheatre
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RalstonTheatre
🎨Instagram: https://instagram.com/ralstoncommunitytheatre 
Website for information, tickets, donations: http://ralstoncommunitytheatre.org/
 
Ralston Community Theatre, 8969 Park Drive, Ralston, NE
Phone: 402-898-3545
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Saturday Jul 17, 2021

Join us as we talk to Katie Broman, Executive Director of the Omaha Community Playhouse. Recently, OCP released a Press Release that announced they would be offering a fee to their actors and crew members.  We were fortunate to talk to Ms. Broman about this Press Release and ask a few questions about this exciting news!
 
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Omaha Community Playhouse Contact Information:
Email:  info@omahaplayhouse.com
Facebook: omahaplayhouse
Instagram:@omahaplayhouse
Website: https://www.omahaplayhouse.com/   
To Donate: https://www.omahaplayhouse.com/
Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass Street, Omaha, NE 68132
Box Office: (402) 553-0800Toll Free Box Office: 1-888-782-4338Administrative Line: (402) 553-4890
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Tuesday Jul 13, 2021

Join us as we talk with Tamar Neumann, Executive Director of the Omaha Fringe Festival!  After having to skip last years' festival, the Omaha Fringe Festival will be held in person this year!  Join us as we talk about the Festival, it's two locations, and how and when it will be held.
"36 Performances, 12 Companies, One Community, 6 Days, 2 Venues." 
2021 Omaha Fringe Festival
Dates: August 5-7, 12-14th.
Preview Party at Big Canvas on July 31st.
 
Performances for the Omaha Fringe Festival scheduled are as follows:
Once Upon a time in Omaha, performed by Big Canvas:  Doug Rothgeb, Eric Green, Tracie Mauk, Heather Jones, and Lindsey Theis.
Picture Window Puppet Theatre, written by Ellen Struve; Music Director, Kevin Pike; Musician Reese Pike; and Puppeteer, Edward Pike.
Brooke Makes Fun Comedy Special, by Comedian Brooke Barsell.
Belly Dance:  A Celebration by Chrysalis Studio Productions.
Lunch Date by PastEurize Productions, Directed by Madeline McCrae, Performance by Mackenzie Zielke and Chris Berger.
Mother Night by Max In One Productions and Aaron Spratte.
Run For Cover by Serena Norr.
Sitcom by The After School Club, Driected by AnnaLeesa Sawyer Telford; Sound Design by Oliver Coffman;  Performances by Kylah Calloway, Oliver Delgado, Zander Gibney, Marissa Halfhill, Chloe Peterson.  Produced by Jeremy Stoll. 
Prohibition 100 Years:  Temperance is Dead by Jungle Productions 2. 
Bharanatyam by Gurukulam Center for Indian Arts, performed by Mallika Jayanti.
Fragmented Reality by The New Age Theatre Company, Directed by Matthew Kischer
The Hero's Journey:  An Improvised Musical by Less Mis Presents, a musical improv team.  Robyn Helwig is the Musical Director, and the Cast also  includes Matt Johnson, Karl Houser.
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Website: https://omahafringe.square.site/
To Donate and Support:  https://checkout.square.site/buy/WYCOWEZP5POWMYDMCLU2UOHW
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/omahafringefest/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omahafringefestival/
Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/omahafringefestival/
#FirstOmahaFringe
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A special Thank You to the Hot Shops Art Center at 1301 Nicholas Street, Omaha, NE.  402-342-6452  www.hotshopsartcenter.com.
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Music was used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions.  www.jollyrogerskc.com
© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2021, Chris and Sheri Berger

Thursday Jul 01, 2021

Congratulations to Why Arts and Arts In Motion!  We are back with a new podcast where we talk with the "Two Kim's"!   Kim Jubenville, Executive Director for WhyArts and Kim Clark-Kaczmarek, Program Director at Arts In Motion!  WhyArts not only focuses on education and inclusion in the Arts, but also helps Artists and those needing Artists get together.  Join us for a fun filled meeting as we discuss what's happening at WhyArts! 
 
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WhyArts Contact Information: 
WhyArtsBarbara Weitz Community Engagement Center at UNO6001 Dodge St.Omaha, NE 68182402.312.4211info@whyartsinc.org. 
 
Find them on social media: 
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/WhyArtsInc
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whyartsnebraska/ 
Website:  www.whyartsinc.org 
To Donate: https://www.whyartsinc.org/partners/ 
To become a teaching Artist with WhyArts: https://www.whyartsinc.org/artists/ 
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Music was used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions.  www.jollyrogerskc.com
© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2021, Chris and Sheri Berger

Friday Apr 30, 2021

Huzzah!  The Renaissance Festival at the Bellevue Berry Farm is back May 1st for two full weekends of fun!!  We speak to Howard Coffin of Bootstrap Productions, as well as two of his volunteers!  Though this year the cast will be smaller to adjust because of the pandemic, there are still lots of food, activities, and fun for all ages! Purchase tickets at the door or online.
Please see their website and Facebook page for covid safety protocols and mask requirements.
 
Website:  https://renfestnebraska.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/RenFestNE/
Tickets:  https://www.purplepass.com/#u49281/Bootstrap_Productions.html 
The Bellevue Berry Farm is located at 48th street between Cornhusker road and Highway 370 in Bellevue / Papillion
11001 S 48th St, Papillion NE
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Music was used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions.  www.jollyrogerskc.com
© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2021, Chris and Sheri Berger

Tuesday Jan 26, 2021

Join us for a very bard-like episode, as we talk with Daena Schweiger, President of the Theatre Arts Guild.  Daena gives us an update on the work the TAG's Board of Directors is doing for the Guild in 2021.  In addition, we have a short story and a poem to share with you in our bard way!
Daena Schweiger is the President of the Theatre Arts Guild in Omaha, Nebraska.  Daena is also an actor, director, playwright, sound designer, stage manager, audiobook narrator, and also a podcast host of the podcast, "Thank You 5" where she interviews many of the local artisans in the area!  
It's a pleasure to work with the Theatre Arts Guild, and we thank both Daena, and the TAG Board of Directors for sharing their work with us!
TAG CONTACT INFORMATION: 
Website:  https://theatreartsguild.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TAGOmaha/timeline/
Instagram: Instagram: https://instagram.com/tagomaha?igshid=pwdhdnok2lt1 
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/tagomaha 
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Daena Schweiger, "Thank You 5" Podcast is available anywhere you find podcasts, including Apple, Spotify, Anchor, Listen Notes, Stitcher to name a few!  Or visit Daena's website at https://thankyou5pod.com/.  You can also find Daena on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/thankyou5pod 
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The story and poem read in this podcast are in the public domain: 
The Tomb of Pan by Lord Dunsany 
Songs for the People by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper 
For more information Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Harper
https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/frances-ellen-watkins-harper
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/frances-ellen-watkins-harper
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Music was used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions.  www.jollyrogerskc.com
© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2021, Chris and Sheri Berger

Sunday Dec 20, 2020

The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley, Nebraska is giving the community a free virtual Christmas play in these unprecedented times.  We talk with the cast of the show, the Artistic Director, and the playwrights, Kat and Will Cover.   
The Artistic Director, Kevin Colbert, chose to work with local playwrights for this production, and the result is a heartwarming Christmas story about a couple who have lost the Christmas spirit, and is in jeopardy of losing a connection with each other.  
The production will be released this week, so be sure to visit the Lofte's website and Facebook page for more information.
 
 ***You can now watch this online until January 22nd at: www.lofte.org/making-spirits-bright **
 
Lofte Contact Information: 
Website: www.lofte.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loftecommunitytheatre
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/loftetheatre/?hl=en
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thelofte?lang=en
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Kat and Will Cover, Grandpa Snazzy's, Victorian Emporium and Theatrical Rentals Contact Information: 
Website: https://grandpasnazzys.com/
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Music was used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions.  www.jollyrogerskc.com
© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2020, Chris and Sheri Berger

Saturday Dec 12, 2020

EZNDIL is the performing act of Michael and Nancee Micham, a married duo who have been performing together for nearly 30 years.  We’re not making it up!  EZNDIL play a variety of musical styles based on the folk music tradition; Americana and Celtic, as well as original songs and comedy.   They are an eclectic, energetic, funny and heartwarming experience to see.  Mike and Nancee are an absolute delight, and without a doubt, if you ever get a chance to see them perform, go out of your way to do so!  Join us for a crazy and wonderful interview with EZNDIL. We’re not making it up!
 
And the day this Podcast releases, is also their 30th Wedding Anniversary!  So feel free to visit their Facebook page and wish them well after you’ve checked out the Podcast!
 
Watch EZNDIL in The Jolly Rogers Virtual Renaissance Festival Show found here:  https://youtu.be/C0UmSj0L9Uo
 
Find EZNDIL contact information here: 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EZNDIL 
Website: www.frondoorfarmmarket.com 
To purchase music, visit Bandcamp, or follow the links on their website.
 
Kansas City Storytelling Videos on You Tube:  
13th Annual Storytelling Celebration (Night 1):  https://youtu.be/2-axO_P941g
(Night 2):  https://youtu.be/D9_5FNYPUMw 
 
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Music was used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions.  www.jollyrogerskc.com
© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2020, Chris and Sheri Berger

Saturday Dec 05, 2020

Hopelessly in love with the art of illusion for more than 30 years, Matthew Gurley has spent much of his life learning practicing, and perfecting his magic and his stage performance.  Matthew was in high school when he was introduced to the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. 
In the course of his experiences with the Festival, he has played all manner of roles including working for artisans and crafters, and in 2005 teamed up with Dr. Dumpe, a 30 year veteran of the Faire.  Matt has escaped from a straight jacket while suspended upside down 12 feet above the stage, walked in a bed of broken glass, fire-eating and even the Human Blockhead stunt. 
Matt’s wife Dani, and his daughter, Claire are both performers at the Faire.  You will find Claire on stilts and can find her on Facebook at “Claire Up There Entertainment”.
Watch Marvelous Matt in The Jolly Rogers Virtual Renaissance Festival Show found here:  https://youtu.be/C0UmSj0L9Uo
 
Find Marvelous Matt contact information here:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marvelous.Matt.Magic
Website: https://pastmagic.biz/marvelousmatt 
 
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Music was used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions.  www.jollyrogerskc.com
© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2020, Chris and Sheri Berger
 

Friday Dec 04, 2020

Rod Sipe, aka “Dr. Dumpe L.B.P.” has been performing at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival for over 40 years.  In that time Rod has presented tens of thousands of shows with an assortment of magical feats mixed with a brand of comedy that has amazed, amused, and entertained audiences throughout the USA, Mexico, and Europe.  Not only is Rod a Magician, he is also a Fire Eater.  Rod Sipe is recognized as America’s Premier Fire-Eating Magician, and is a featured performer in a variety of venues with his famous act performing as Dr. H. Dumpe, Physician Turned Magician, L.B.P.
 
Watch Dr. Dumpe in The Jolly Rogers Virtual Renaissance Festival Show on The Jolly Rogers You Tube Channel found here: https://youtu.be/C0UmSj0L9Uo
 
See the video of this podcast by visiting and subscribing to the Platte River Bard Podcast You Tube Channel here:  https://youtu.be/m3kUXoJxNc4 
 
Dr. Dumpe contact information -
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/magicandfire
Website: www.eatfire.com
 
To find out more about the Kansas City Renaissance Festival, visit their website at www.kcrenfest.com.
 
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Music was used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions.  www.jollyrogerskc.com
© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2020, Chris and Sheri Berger

Saturday Nov 28, 2020

Brian Wendling, aka “Bob The Incredible Juggler”, is an award winning entertainer who has performed at Disney World and the Atlanta Olympics.  He has also opened for the Guess Who and has been a guest artist with the Kansas City Symphony and the Kansas City Reparatory Theatre.    He has is an International Jugglers Association Team Champion, had placed 5th place in the Individual Competitions.  Brian is also an approved Missouri Touring Performer with the Missouri Arts Council, and the National School Assemblies, as well as many other headlining acts.  Brian’s charm, and his unbelievable consistent talent through the years makes him a experienced and trustworthy performer. He has performed at The Kansas City Renaissance Festival for 40 years.
Watch Bob the Incredible Juggler in The Jolly Rogers Virtual Renaissance Festival Show found on The Jolly Rogers You Tube Channel here:  https://youtu.be/C0UmSj0L9Uo
See the video of this podcast by visiting and subscribing to the Platte River Bard Podcast You Tube Channel here:  https://youtu.be/tzv0hFd8htU 
Find Bob the Incredible Juggler contact information here:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BobtheIncredibleJuggler
Website: http://www.brianwendling.com/
 
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Music was used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions.  www.jollyrogerskc.com
© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2020, Chris and Sheri Berger

Saturday Oct 24, 2020

Capitol City Theater Company is brand new theater which opened this year and is located in Lincoln, Nebraska.  They are premiering the musical, Spring Awakening, which opened October 20th.  This is the theater's second production.  Their first production was Starkweather which premiered in the Spring of 2020.  
The company is offering in-person live theater, with Covid protocols, as well as an online live stream for those who want to see and support theater from the comfort of their home.  
On this episode we talk with Director, Jaime Webb;  the Owner of Capitol City and Producer, Michael Lecher, and Leroy Booker III who plays Melchoir.
Capitol City Theater Company
1742 North 48th Street,
Lincoln, NE, 68504
Website for cast, show, tickets and has COVID information: https://www.capitolcity.live/
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/capitolcitytheatercompany/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/CapitolCityTheaterCompany 
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Jaime Webb, Director of Spring Awakening;  and Colortura Soprano
Jaime Marie Webb Website:  jaimewebb.com
 
 
 
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Music was used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions.  www.jollyrogerskc.com
© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2020, Chris and Sheri Berger

Sunday Oct 11, 2020

Join us for a delightful conversation about the QWIT Short Play Festival with Taelore Stearns and Nicholas A. Jansen.  Both are the Co-Producers of the QWIT Festival.  QWIT stands for Queer, Womens, Inclusive, Theatre.  Their Festival cultivates student playwrights, and give Queer and Women's theatre a platform to share their stories.  Don't miss this online festival that begins October 23rd and join the conversation that celebrates diversity and understanding.
From the UNO website: 
"Queer & Women’s Inclusive Theatre Festival
Produced by UNO Theatre Students, QWIT is 6 original shorts that put queer and women’s experience centerstage. Quirky, campy, and compassionate, these plays are as distinctive as the members of the communities they represent. Celebrate diversity by discovering commonalities, exploring differences and contributing to a community conversation on the collective human spirit.
Streaming Video Release Party Oct 23
Streaming Video Available Oct 23 thru Nov 6, 2020"
Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/QWIT-Short-Play-Festival-106958014317594
**Watch for the You Tube link on Facebook to the festival!**
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Music was used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions.  www.jollyrogerskc.com
© Platte River Bard Podcast, 2020, Chris and Sheri Berger

Friday Oct 02, 2020

Welcome to the beginning of Season Two!  We wanted to follow-up with Eagle Hollow Haunts this year and see how they are adapting to a safe environment.  The owners of Eagle Hollow Haunts, Dawn, and their crew have been working hard expanding their outside Haunt.  Find out all about it and what precautions they are taking on our first episode of our 2nd season of the Platte River Bard Podcast.  
And as a bonus, there is a little bit of talk about wresting and Jimmy Hart! 
 
Eagle Hollow Haunts Contact Information: 
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Eagle-Hollow-Haunts-131703111145/
Instagram:  EagleHollowHaunts
Hashtags:  #eaglehollowhaunt
Twitter:  @eaglehollowhnts
Twitter hashtags: #EHH2019 #eaglehollowhaunts
Email:  eaglehollowhaunts@gmail.com
Phone:  402-606-1031
Website:  www.eaglehollowhaunts.com
Address:  617 238th Street, Eagle Nebraska
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Music was used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions.  www.jollyrogerskc.com
© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2019, Chris and Sheri Berger

Friday Jul 31, 2020

Today we talk with Matt Gutschick, Artistic Director at The Rose Theater in Omaha, Nebraska. Matt attended Graduate school at Yale School of Drama, and interned with The Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  He has been with The Rose Theater for 7 years!
 
The Rose Theater, along with 41 other theatres, Is a member of Theatres for Young Audiences USA, will be offering a free play called "A Kids Play About Racism".  This will premiere through Broadway on Demand August 1st and 2nd, or it can be viewed on The Rose's website at:  https://www.rosetheater.org/shows/a-kids-play-about-racism/.  The Rose's site also includes educational information and resources.
 
Theatres of Young Audiences USA is the national organization representing the field of theatre for children and family audiences.
 
The play, adapted and directed by Khalia Davis, is based on the book written by Jelani Memory.  Jelani wrote the book initially for his own children.  
 
To watch and get resources about "A Kids Play About Racism" go to:  https://www.rosetheater.org/shows/a-kids-play-about-racism/
 
In addition to our conversation, we discuss with Matt about the upcoming season of The Rose, which includes three world premieres and the ability for live performances and also streaming options!
 
Website: www.rosetheater.org 
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/therosetheater/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/RoseTheaterCo  @RoseTheaterCo
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7oWcQQVIuQHWASiMucxsEw 
Blog Posts: https://www.rosetheater.org/connect/news/ 
The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 402.345.4849 
info@rosetheater.org
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Music is used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions. www.jollyrogerskc.com
© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2019, Chris and Sheri Berger

Wednesday Jul 15, 2020

Today our guest is Jillian Carter, who is a Lincoln area Playwright, Actor, Director, Producer, and Board Member of Angels Theatre Company and also the Lincoln Theatre Alliance.  She is also the Managing Editor of Appearing Locally, a review blog of performances from theatres in the Lincoln Theatre Alliance, and she is a happy Mom of four.
Angels Theatre Co. has been creating engaging theatre that promotes personal growth, social and community awareness since 1992.
Properly named, the First Flight Festival opens this Thursday, July 16-19th in Lincoln and will take place in a safe, socially distant venue at the Lied Center for Performing Arts Johnny Carson Theatre.  This is their sixth annual playwrighting festival, and is one of the first theatre venues to open to the public.  
Tickets are available NOW at https://tickets.liedcenter.org/events/2214
Website:  http://www.angelscompany.org/
Give to Lincoln for Angels Theatre:  https://givetolincoln.com/nonprofits/angels-theatre-company
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angelstheatrecompany/?ref=page_internal
Appearing Locally blog: http://appearinglocally.com
#firstflightfestival #AngelsTheatreCo #appearinglocally
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Music is used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions. www.jollyrogerskc.com
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Saturday Jul 11, 2020

Join us as we talk with Tamar Neumann, Executive Director of the Omaha Fringe Festival on World Fringe Day!
Website: https://omahafringe.square.site/
To Donate and Support:  https://checkout.square.site/buy/WYCOWEZP5POWMYDMCLU2UOHW
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/omahafringefest/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omahafringefestival/
Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/omahafringefestival/
#FirstOmahaFringe
 
World Fringe Day!
#WorldFringeDay
Website:  http://www.worldfringe.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/worldfringeday
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/worldfringeday/?hl=en
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WorldFringeDay
  
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Music is used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions. www.jollyrogerskc.com
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Saturday May 30, 2020

We talk with Nurse Practitioner of Joyful Heart House Calls, and Founder of Nebraska Hands and Feet Facebook Group.  Jenni lives in Plattsmouth, Nebraska and has been a true "helper" during the these times of crisis.  Her Facebook group exploded overnight, and people who sew, or those who decided they would learn to sew, came together and have been making masks for those in need and our most vulnerable.  Join us for a touching and heartfelt conversation with Jenni, who is truly a remarkable human being.  
Nebraska Hands and Feet Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/masks4medics
Joyful Heart House Calls: https://www.joyfulhearthousecalls.com/
 
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Music is used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions. www.jollyrogerskc.com
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Tuesday May 26, 2020

Today our guest is Jillian Carter, who is a Lincoln area Playwright, Actor, Director, Producer, and Board Member of Angels Theatre Company and also the Lincoln Theatre Alliance.  She is also the Managing Editor of Appearing Locally, a review blog of performances from theatres in the Lincoln Theatre Alliance, and she is a happy Mom of four.
Angels Theatre Co. has been creating engaging theatre that promotes personal growth, social and community awareness since 1992.
Website:  http://www.angelscompany.org/
Give to Lincoln for Angels Theatre:  https://givetolincoln.com/nonprofits/angels-theatre-company
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angelstheatrecompany/?ref=page_internal
Appearing Locally blog: http://appearinglocally.com
#GivetoLincoln #AngelsTheatreCo #appearinglocally
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Tuesday May 26, 2020

In our episode today, we talk with Barbara Bartle of the Lincoln Community Foundation.  A Foundation which raises money for nonprofits, including arts organizations, in Lancaster County. Many theatres in the Lincoln Theatre Alliance are registered to receive money from this annual fundraiser.
Give to Lincoln Donations are matched now through May 28th.  To donate, go to givetolincoln.com to help specific nonprofits and arts organizations in Lancaster County. 
Website: www.lcf.org
Give to Lincoln:  www.givetolincoln.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/LincolnCommunityFoundation
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/linc_comm_fdn
#GiveToLincoln
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Sunday May 17, 2020

Just because things in theater are on hold, doesn't stop The Rose!  Find out all of the exciting classes for children of all ages now and this summer.  We talk with Brian Guehring and Stephanie Jacobson from The Rose Theater in Omaha. So if your child was looking forward to theater classes this summer, they still have options to learn and practice the art of theater. Learn about it here!
Website: www.rosetheater.org 
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/therosetheater/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/RoseTheaterCo  @RoseTheaterCo
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7oWcQQVIuQHWASiMucxsEw 
Blog Posts: https://www.rosetheater.org/connect/news/ 
Sign up for classes here:  https://www.rosetheater.org/education/classes-and-camps/?fbclid=IwAR0g96sQg7d5qxBIiLMLWuaFflrUO7DfN54lmFVY-Ug0cAKYJHPcbV-3SvQ 
The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 402.345.4849 
info@rosetheater.org
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Opera Omaha with Lauren Medici

Thursday May 14, 2020

Thursday May 14, 2020

For over 60 years, Opera Omaha has brought audiences outstanding production quality, artistry, and educational opportunities. Join us for an informative conversation with Opera Omaha's delightful Director of Engagement Programs, Lauren Medici, and learn about all of the things Opera Omaha is continuing to offer in these unusual times.  There are still plenty of ways to learn and enjoy Opera!  Lauren will explain how! 
HCOF Creativity Prompts:  https://operaomaha.org/blog
Virtual Prelude Talks:  https://www.facebook.com/operaomaha/ or the Met stream: https://www.metopera.org/user-in…/nightly-met-opera-streams/
Virtual Opera in Conversations:  https://www.facebook.com/operaomaha/videos/1116766968697697/
Poetry and Music Project, Facebook Live event May 17th at 11:30AM:  https://www.facebook.com/events/257745482277177/
The Holland Community Fellowship:  https://operaomaha.org/community/engagement-programs/poetry-music-project
Website: www.operaomaha.org 
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/operaomaha/
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/operaomaha/
Twitter:https://twitter.com/operaomaha
You Tube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/operaomaha
#VirtualOperaOmaha #meetopera #DontRushChallenge #operaomaha #virtualopera#artistsunderquarantine
Opera Omaha, 1850 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 402.346.7372
Info: opera@operaomaha.org
 
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Wednesday Apr 22, 2020

Hear what's happening at the Omaha Community Playhouse! 
Don't miss Eminent Domain by Laura Leininger-Campbell and Recommended Reading for Girls by Ellen Struve, written by two Nebraska Playwrights.  Stream them now:
http://www.omahaplayhouse.com/education-and-programming/view/athome/ 
Lied Center for Performing Arts:  www.liedcenter.org/live
Nebraskans for the Arts Survey: https://unomaha.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2l7yaIcsOx8AGLr?fbclid=IwAR3c5RS1S-pQ-1Q4pgYp72g4oFJa3ovr76dh3BTl7CEAIsWzEDypsPOiRco
Shelterbelt Theatre Showwagon https://www.shelterbelt.org 
The Globe Theatre on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwN-jwNNNQN-8sfKG-qg8uA 
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© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2019, Chris and Sheri Berger

Monday Apr 13, 2020

 What's happening this week in the Arts this week?  Hear about it here!
Omaha Community Playhouse: bit.ly/OCPatHome. April 17th Eminent Domain and April 24th Recommended Reading for Girls
Kansas City Repertory Theatre: https://bit.ly/39tAued. April 1-15th: Frankenstein: A Ghost Story and Legacy Land
Omaha Opera: www.operaomaha.org 
Omaha Symphony:  www.omahasymphony.org
#symphonyanywhere
The Rose Theatre: www.rosetheatre.org
'Lil Rosies Musical Theatre:  https://zoom.us/j/6090044796 (every Tuesday)
Omaha Performing Arts:   https://www.facebook.com/OmahaPerformingArtsOrg/  Live on the Screen Concert
Broadway Cares:  www.broadwaycares.org  April 17th 
Omaha Fringe 24 Hour Playwriting Contest April 16-17:  http://www.omahafringe.com 
 
National Theatre At Home:  https://www.youtube.com/user/ntdiscovertheatre Thursdays 
The Show Must Go On! (Andrew Lloyd Weber Series) Friday's for 48 hours https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdmPjhKMaXNNeCr1FjuMvag
Overall Buddies on Facebook 9AM Weekdays:  https://www.facebook.com/overallbuddies/ 
Self Expressions Gallery on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/selfexpressionsgallery/ 
Ben Webb on Facebook, Story Time with Big Ben: https://www.facebook.com/ben.webb.7731 
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© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2019, Chris and Sheri Berger

Sunday Apr 05, 2020

News this week!
Bellevue Little Theatre is having taped Virtual Auditions for their world premiere of "Temporary Insanity".  Find information here:  http://bellevuelittletheatre.weebly.com/auditions.html
Please keep your eyes on the website for updates as the situations develops.  While BLT has every intention of helping make this production happen, there is a possibility this may be further postponed or cancelled, depending on the overall climate.
Omaha Fringe 24 Hour Playwriting Contest April 16-17:  http://www.omahafringe.com 
Nebraskans for the Arts:  www.nebraskansforthearts.org 
For newsletter and Action Alerts:  info@nebraskansforthearts.org 
COVID 19 Resource page:  https://www.nebraskansforthearts.org/covid-19-resources-for-the-arts.html
Theatre Arts Guild (TAG) and Amplify Arts Applications are open! 
National Theatre At Home:  https://www.youtube.com/user/ntdiscovertheatre 
The Show Must Go On! (Andrew Lloyd Weber Series): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdmPjhKMaXNNeCr1FjuMvag
Overall Buddies on Facebook 9AM Weekdays:  https://www.facebook.com/overallbuddies/ 
Jimmy Weber Country on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/overallbuddies/ 
Self Expressions Gallery on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/selfexpressionsgallery/ 
 
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#nebraskansforthearts #omahafringefestival #bellevuelittletheatre #overallbuddies #selfexpressionsgallery #jimmywebercountry  #theatreartsguild #amplifyarts #jimmywebermusic
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© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2019, Chris and Sheri Berger
 

Tuesday Mar 24, 2020

Find out what is going on in the Arts this week!  
Shelterbelt Show Wagon:  https://www.shelterbelt.org/shelterbelt-show-wagon 
Circle Theatre:  http://www.circletheatreomaha.org 
Nebraska Arts Council:  https://www.artscouncil.nebraska.gov 
Nebraskans for the Arts:  https://www.nebraskansforthearts.org
Capitol City Theatre Company:  Capitol City Theatre Company in Lincoln
live feed: Starkweather Live Feed
Overall Buddies on Facebook at 9AM every weekday morning:  Overall Buddies on Facebook 
Website:  https://overallbuddies.com 
Self Expressions Art Gallery in Nebraska City on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/selfexpressionsgallery/ 
Theatre Arts Guild Omaha (TAG) and Amplify Arts on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TAGOmaha/ 
Please stay safe and we will talk with you soon!

Saturday Feb 29, 2020

We are so honored to talk with Suzanne Wise, Executive Director at the Nebraska Arts Council.  She has so many notable accomplishments, and her tireless work have enabled so many Nebraska artists to show their talent and projects.  Join us as we discuss the grant process, the mission of the Nebraska Arts Council, and have a down-to-earth conversation about the survival and thriving of Arts in Nebraska and in our schools. 
 
Nebraska Arts Council website:  https://www.artscouncil.nebraska.gov/
Phone: (402) 595-2122
Email:  nac.info@nebraska.gov
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Nebraskans for the Arts:  https://www.nebraskansforthearts.org/
License Plate Bill LB942: https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=41234
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Monday Feb 17, 2020

We had the pleasure of interviewing some of the cast and crew from "A Thousand Words" playing now at the Nebraska Repertory Theatre.  It is an amazing show that is the first all-student written, designed and performed as a result of a process called "devised theatre." The play is a lovely and touching story told by "Grandpa" who is the main character and puppet in the play.  Overall there were over 100 puppets in this play, along with live actors onstage.  It is an amazing play that you will most likely not see something like it again, so get your tickets now and go! 
We spoke with Jill Hibbard, Puppet Designer and Fabricator; Andy Park, Director; Kate Schini, Assistant Director; and Michaella Deladia, Actor and also a writer and designer of the devised theatre process.  
We thank all of our guests for coming onto the podcast and talking to us.  As well as a special thank you to Julie Hagemeier, General Manager of the Nebraska Repertory Theatre, and a special thank you to Jillian Carter at Appearing Locally.  Both Chris and Sheri have been partnering with Appearing Locally to assist with reviews for the Appearing Locally Blog located here:  www.appearinglocally.com. 
To get tickets:  https://tickets.liedcenter.org/events/1842 
To see Chris Berger's review of this play for Appearing Locally click here!:   Appearing Locally Review
 
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An Evening Discussion Host Chat

Saturday Feb 15, 2020

Saturday Feb 15, 2020

Join us for an evening discussion about the podcast, what we've learned, and what 2020 looks like!
 
www.platteriverbard.com
Appearing Locally Review
 
 
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Thursday Jan 30, 2020

The Performing Artists Repertory Theatre, also called PART, is located in the Crossroads Mall in Omaha. 
PART presents the musical Mamma Mia!, which opens January 31st.  We talk with Gordon Cantiello, the President and CEO, and also Director of the production.  Gordon, has a gentle demeanor, and remarkable experience in acting and teaching, and has an extensive education and acting career. Omaha has been fortunate to have Gordon's talent!  
PART has recently produced The Last Five Years, Plaid Tidings, Ring of Fire, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Always Patsy Cline, Christmas My Way: A Sinatra Holiday Bash and many others.  The theatre is an intimate space where big things can happen.  You definitely will want to see a production at PART!
Mamma Mia! opens January 31st and runs until February 16th.  Don't miss the show!
The Performing Artists Repertory Theatre, 7400 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE  68114
Website: www.performingartistsrepertorytheatre.org
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/PARTheatre/
 
Mamma Mia! Dates Showtimes:
Friday, Jan 31 @ 7PM 
Saturday Feb 1 @ 2PM and 7PM
Sunday, February 2 @ 2PM
 
Thursday, February 6 @ 7PM
Friday, February 7 @ 7PM
Saturday, February 8 @ 2PM and 7PM
Sunday, February 9 @ 2PM
 
Friday, February 14 @ 7PM
Saturday, February 15 @ 2PM
Sunday, February 16 at 2PM
Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 402-706-0778
 
Mamma Mia! Cast:
Directed by: Gordon Cantiello
Muscial Director: Jennifer Novak Haar
Choreography:  Amber Wilson
Mackenzie Dehmer as Donna
Charlotte Hedican as Tanya
Evelyn Hill as Sophie Sheridan
Analisa Peyton as Rosie Mulligan
Sophie Sheridan as Evelyn Hill
Danny Denenberg as Sky
John Hickerson as Harry Bright
Chris Berger as Sam
Marcus Benzel as Bill
James Mankle as Pepper
Raymond Butler as Eddie
Brittany Thompson as Ali
Hannah Post as Lisa
Girls Ensamble:  Maureen Novak Kitchen, Brooke Fenci, Carol Cal, Jamie Tran, and Katie Otten
Guys Ensamble:  Matthew Kischer and Marcus Benzel
  
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Sunday Jan 26, 2020

Join us for a fun night of rounds of interviews from The Florence Community Theater, home of the Florentine Players in Omaha, Nebraska.  We celebrate the award winners from their 2019 Season and also give you insight with their Director, Neal Herring, about their upcoming production, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest which opens February 20 and runs Feb 20-23rd.
 
We want to extend our thanks to The Florence Community Theater for welcoming us and letting us try the Awards format for our show.  And a very special thanks to Derek Kowal, President of the Board, for his support and welcoming us into The Florentine Family.  
 
The Award Winners we spoke to are as follows: 
Cecelia Saas - Award for Costumes, and Best Supporting Actress for The 55th Annual Meladrama
Kathryn "Kate" Villata - Producers Award for Making God Laugh
Tracie Mauk - Directors Award for Hint!
Chris Perry - Best Supporting Actor for Making God Laugh
Shelly Gushard - Lead Actress for Making God Laugh
Laura Hayden -  Producers Award for The 55th Annual Meladrama
Molly Anderson - Producers Award for Backstage and Tech Crew 
Sig and Ric Guftason - Volunteer Awards
AND Featuring...  Derek Kowal, President of the Board of The Florentine Players.  
Molly Anderson, who is also with the Capitol City Theatre Company in Lincoln which opens their first production, Starkweather, March 12-22nd:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/CapitolCityTheaterCompany/ 
 
The Florence Community Theater – home to The Florentine Players – has been staging productions in the Florence area since 1964. Although often known for the Annual Melodrama, the Theater stages three major productions per year.
For more information including performance dates, show ratings, and show descriptions, please visit https://www.florencetheater.org/current-season
All productions performed at Florence City Hall located at 2862 State Street in Omaha, Nebraska. Note Programming and scheduling are subject to change
The Florentine Players are organized as a division of the Florence Historical Foundation , a non-profit, tax-free corporation.
Website:  www.florencetheater.org 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/florentineplayers
Instagram:  www.instagram.com/florencecommunitytheater 
Twitter:  www.twitter.com/FlorenceTheater 
The Florence Theater, 2864 State Street, Florence, Omaha, Nebraska, Phone:  531-600-8634
Email:  info@florencetheater.org 
 
#florencetheater #florentineplayers #capitolcitytheatercompany #oneflewoverthecuckoosnest 
 
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Wednesday Jan 01, 2020

We are so honored to talk with local country music legend and US Veteran, Jimmy Weber. His major accomplishments in country music, and his contribution to our military are just as notable as the person that he is.  Gracious, humble, and talented, Jimmy has been playing and writing music all of his life and has worked with some of the industry's most notable musicians.  Join us for a laid back conversation with Jimmy, and ring in 2020 with a song!  
Reach Jimmy at: www.jimmywebercountry.com 
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/jimmywcountry/
Instagram: @jimmywebercountry
Twitter: @jimmywcountry
Hashtags: #jimmywebercountry 
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You Tube video with John Denver: https://youtu.be/FELsepGr7VE
Videos:  http://jimmywebercountry.com/video.html
TAPS (God is Nigh) Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2QmZjSxe58&feature=youtu.be 
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A Christmas Carol Radio Show

Thursday Dec 26, 2019

Thursday Dec 26, 2019

A special Thank You to John Larson and Daniel Reardon for allowing us to bring you this special radio adaptation of Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol.
A Christmas Carol Radio Show
Produced by John Larson
Adapted by Daniel Reardon
Missouri Science & Technology
2016
Missouri Science and Technology:  www.mst.edu  
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From Missouri S&T, 2016:
"The play is inspired by the book “A Christmas Carol,” which Dickens published in 1843. The story follows Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from a bitter miser to a kinder man after visits from three ghosts on Christmas Eve. The performance is styled after old-fashioned radio broadcasts and includes handmade sound effects and an original score featuring Christmas carolers.
“It was somewhat of a family tradition growing up to watch ‘A Christmas Carol’ each holiday season in my parents’ house, so I have been well acquainted with the story for years,” says script writer Dr. Daniel Reardon, an assistant professor of English and technical communication at Missouri University of Science and Technology. “This version of the story will follow the original novel’s narrative as though the listener is reading it, and the narrator plays a larger role than usual.”
Faculty, staff and students at Missouri S&T make up the performers for the play.
• Besides writing the original radio script, Reardon also directs the production and plays the role of Scrooge
• John Larson, KMST program director, produced the performance and plays nephew Fred Holywell and the Ghost of Jacob Marley
• Jeanne Stanley, associate professor of theatre at S&T, is the narrator
• John Francis, KMST general manager, plays Bob Cratchit
• Dr. Jossalyn Larson, assistant teaching professor of English and technical communication at S&T, plays the Ghost of Christmas Present, Belle and Janet Holywell
• Elizabeth Reardon, educational technology professional at S&T, plays the Ghost of Christmas Past and Mrs. Cratchit.
Missouri S&T students provide various crowd, children and caroler voices. The original musical score is written and performed by Owen Smith, a senior in physics from St. Louis.
Victorian-era Christmas carols are conducted by Lorie Francis and David Cress, assistant teaching professors of music at S&T, and performed by the Missouri S&T choirs, Wind Symphony and Brass Band. Dr. Michael Bruening, associate professor of history and political science at S&T, performs on the pipe organ."
 
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Thursday Dec 26, 2019

Omaha Community Playhouse:  www.omahaplayhouse.com
BravO! Dance Competition:  https://bravocompetition.com/
Jerry Longe IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0519282/
Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards:  www.oea-awards.org
OEAA 2015 Winners:  https://www.omaha.com/entertainment/full-list-of-winners-omaha-entertainment-and-arts-awards/article_c9f3f156-f3e4-5f87-9d4b-4641d6c2b919.html
OEAA 2015 Nominations:  https://oea-awards.org/2015-nominees-announced/
Omaha Community Playhouse - Nebraska Theatre Caravan:  https://www.nebraskatheatrecaravan.com/
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Gerald Dickens website:  www.geralddickens.com 
Dickens Great-Grandson, Gerald Dickens, Performs: https://www.sungazette.com/life/showcase/2019/11/charles-dickens-descendant-to-perform-a-christmas-carol-at-country-cupboard/
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Wednesday Dec 11, 2019

Join us as we celebrate Part 1 of A Tale of Two Scrooge's.  Gary Neal Johnson has been a part of Kansas City Repertory Theatre's adaptation of A Christmas Carol since 1982.  He tells us how got started, and some of the interesting things he's experienced along the way. 
Kansas City Repertory Theatre is located at 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri.  816-235-2700
www.kcrep.org
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/KCREP
Twitter:  @KCRep
Instagram:  https://instagram.com/kcreptheatre?igshid=1nje4o3188kg4 
@kcreptheatre
Hashtags:  #kcrep #achristmascarol #dickens #kansascity #kansascitytheatre
You Tube:  https://youtube.com/user/kansascityrep
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The Platte River Bard info:
Website:  www.platteriverbard.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/theplatteriverbard 
Instagram:  platteriverbard 
Twitter:  @platteriverbard 
Hashtags:  #theplatteriverbard  #platteriverbard #communitytheatre   #nebraskatheatre #livetheatre  #nebraska  #performingarts  #community
Email:  platteriverbard@gmail.com
Music is used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions. www.jollyrogerskc.com
© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2019, Chris and Sheri Berger

Monday Nov 25, 2019

Today we speak to Lori Lynn Ahrends, creator of Overall Buddies, singer, songwriter, speaker, and local actor. She has spent her entire career in early childhood working with young children and their families, and her love for learning inspired her to create Overall Buddies!
Overall Buddies is a fun way for kids to sing and learn at the same time!  Lori Lynn travels to schools, libraries, and conferences.  You can also watch her videos on You Tube and her website, and purchase her CD on her website or cd baby!
Lori is an amazing and genuine person, and in this interview, she talks about her inspirations for her songs and her mission with Overall Buddies.
Website:  www.overallbuddies.com
Facebook:  www.facebook/overallbhttps://www.facebook.com/overallbuddies/?modal=admin_todo_uddies.com
You Tube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUhPF7Z9h4Dyle7-QWgnZ1w 
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/overallbuddies/ 
Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/artist/7lbJ0Jj14z3gmfVfUuyAFh 
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/OverallBuddies?lang=en
CD baby:   https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/overallbuddies2 
 
The Platte River Bard info:
Website:  www.platteriverbard.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/theplatteriverbard 
Instagram:  platteriverbard 
Twitter:  @platteriverbard 
Hashtags:  #theplatteriverbard  #platteriverbard #omahacommunityplayhouse  #communitytheatre   #nebraskatheatre #livetheatre  #nebraska  #performingarts  #community #overallbuddies 
Email:  platteriverbard@gmail.com
Music is used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions. www.jollyrogerskc.com
© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2019, Chris and Sheri Berger

Friday Nov 08, 2019

Guillermo Rosas is a local actor, director and board member at the Florence Theater in Omaha and is in leadership at the Theatre Arts Guild.  Guillermo is a very humble, immensely talented, and gracious person, and we are so glad he decided to spend the afternoon talking with us.  Please welcome Guillermo Rosas!  
The Florence Community Theatre, home of The Florentine Players, is located in Florence, North Omaha, at the Florence City Hall at 2864 State Street.  It is a great place to visit for a show, you’ll not want to miss it!  
Their website is www.florencetheater.org
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/FlorentinePlayers/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/florenceplayers
Instagram: https:  instagram.com/theflorentineplayersomaha?igshid=tb06qi70u5s5  
The Bellevue Little Theatre, which was nominated by the OEAA for best comedy for Baskerville, can be found at http://bellevuelittletheatre.weebly.com/
Guillermo has also been a part of Big Canvas www.bigcanvasne.com
and The Backline:  www.backlinecomedy.com 
 
The Omaha Entertainment Actors Awards are located at: https://oea-awards.org/
 
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The Platte River Bard info:
Website:  www.platteriverbard.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/theplatteriverbard 
Instagram:  platteriverbard 
Twitter:  @platteriverbard 
Hashtags:  #theplatteriverbard  #platteriverbard #lincolntheatrealliance  #communitytheatre   #nebraskatheatre #livetheatre  #nebraska  #performingarts  #community
Email:  platteriverbard@gmail.com
Music is used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions. www.jollyrogerskc.com
© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2019, Chris and Sheri Berger

Monday Oct 21, 2019

You will both laugh and be touched during this podcast!  The Platte River Bard visits the Self Expressions Gallery in the historic downtown of Nebraska City, Nebraska.  We visit with Honey Lynn Larson-Self, who is the new Owner and also contributing Artist at the five-room Gallery, as well as Terry Hager, who is one of the 30+ Artists who feature their work there.
Honey Lynn Larson-Self has been an avid self-taught painter and creative person all of her life. At the age of 11, she earned a grand champion purple ribbon at the Cass County Fair with one of her painted saws, but wasn’t able to take it to State because she had to be 12 years old to do so.   She most recently owned Honey’s Artwork Studio Bee in Nebraska City, which gave group painting lessons, and has now incorporated those painting lessons into the Self Expressions Gallery.  Please check the website below for all of the Gallery's events.
Terry Hager is an award winning painter from Fargo, North Dakota, and an US Veteran.  He originally studied architecture and soon found that he was drawn to change his degree to a BA in Arts from the North Dakota State University.  He was a Teaching Assistant at UNL where he received his Masters degree.  He has taught Art at UNL, North Dakota State University, and also privately.  
For all of the teachers at our schools, please be sure to listen, because there is an opportunity to work with Self Expressions Gallery to feature art from your kids.  The Gallery wants to cultivate art with the kids as well as adults, so you won't want to miss this discussion.
Both Honey Lynn and Terry’s warm demeanor and sense of humor made them fantastic guests on the Platte River Bard, and we thank them for taking the time to share with us.
The Self Expressions Gallery is located at 713 Central Avenue, Nebraska City, NE.  402-209-0463. 
Website:  www.selfexpressionsgallery.com
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/selfexpressionsgallery/ 
Instagram: selfexpressionsgallery
Twitter:  #selfexpressionsgallery
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The Platte River Bard info:
Website:  www.platteriverbard.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/theplatteriverbard 
Instagram:  platteriverbard 
Twitter:  @platteriverbard 
Hashtags:  #theplatteriverbard  #platteriverbard #nebraska  #community #gonebraskacity #nebraskaartist #artforeveryone #art #gift #affordableart #smalltown #selfexpressionsgallery 
Email:  platteriverbard@gmail.com
Music is used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions. www.jollyrogerskc.com
© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2019, Chris and Sheri Berger
 

Friday Oct 11, 2019

Get to know your hosts a little, and find out why The Platte River Bard came to fruition. 
Chris Berger is part of the singing pirate group, The Jolly Rogers, The Original Singing Pirates of the Midwest.  
Check them out at at www.jollyrogerkc.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JollyRogersKC/ 
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Find The Platte River Bard on social media:
Website:  www.platteriverbard.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/theplatteriverbard 
Instagram:  platteriverbard 
Twitter:  @platteriverbard 
Hashtags:  #theplatteriverbard  #platteriverbard #lincolntheatrealliance  #communitytheatre   #nebraskatheatre  #livetheatre  #nebraska  #performingarts  #community
Email:  platteriverbard@gmail.com
Music is used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions. www.jollyrogerskc.com
© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2019, Chris and Sheri Berger

Wednesday Oct 09, 2019

Hannah Sophia Segura is an up and coming actress, director and children's book illustrator.  We discuss her latest project as the Musical Director for Seussical, Jr showing at YAAL (Youth Actors Academy of Lincoln), and her recent children's book which she illustrated, "What's going down in Prairie Dog Town."  Hannah's favorite past time not only includes theatre, graphic arts and illustration, but also her passion for cosplay, which you may see her in costume as Loki from time to time.
Hannah's contact information: 
Website:  www.hannahsegura.com
Books: What's Going Down in Prairie Dog Town can be purchased on Amazon: 
https://www.amazon.com/Whats-Going-Down-Prairie-Town/dp/1684017726/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=what%27s+going+down+on+prairie+dog+town&qid=1570681359&sr=8-1 
For her other books see:  https://hannahsophiasegura.weebly.com/illustration.html 
 
YAAL (Youth Actors Academy of Lincoln):  www.yaal.org
1233 Libra Drive, Lincoln, Nebraska
Seussical, Jr opens at YAAL October 10-13th
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Find The Platte River Bard on social media:
Website:  www.platteriverbard.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/theplatteriverbard 
Instagram:  platteriverbard 
Twitter:  @platteriverbard 
Hashtags:#theplatteriverbard #platteriverbard #lincolntheatrealliance #communitytheatre #nebraskatheatre #livetheatre #nebraska #performingarts #community
Email:  platteriverbard@gmail.com
Music is used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions.   www.jollyrogerskc.com
© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2019, Chris and Sheri Berger
 

Tuesday Oct 08, 2019

We spoke with Dawn at Eagle Hollow Haunts in Eagle Nebraska to find out what this haunting season has in store.  We surprisingly found an entire subculture of haunting fans, and a partnership between haunts all over the country.  The Eagle Hollow Haunts is a long-standing immersive interaction with each person who enters the haunt, and is amazing fall fun!
Dawn has an unending amount of energy and passion for building haunted houses, characters and sets.  Dawn, Shane, and one of the owners Rebecca, welcomed us into the Haunt and we had a fantastic time!  All of the people at Eagle Hollow Haunts are part of a welcoming environment and work together to bring their customers the best haunt experience.  The Haunts will scare you, but they won't overscare you!  This is definitely worth the drive out for a fun-filled October evening. Eagle Hollow Haunts is open in October, as well as the day after Halloween. Don't miss this gem located outside of Lincoln, Nebraska, which was voted Nebraska's Scariest Haunt of 2019 by Travel Noir!
Eagle Hollow Haunts Contact Information: 
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Eagle-Hollow-Haunts-131703111145/
Instagram:  EagleHollowHaunts
Hashtags:  #eaglehollowhaunt
Twitter:  @eaglehollowhnts
Twitter hashtags: #EHH2019 #eaglehollowhaunts
Email:  eaglehollowhaunts@gmail.com
Phone:  402-606-1031
Website:  www.eaglehollowhaunts.com
Address:  617 238th Street, Eagle Nebraska
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Find The Platte River Bard on social media:
Website:  www.platteriverbard.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/theplatteriverbard 
Instagram:  platteriverbard 
Twitter:  @platteriverbard 
Hashtags:#theplatteriverbard #platteriverbard #lincolntheatrealliance #communitytheatre #nebraskatheatre #livetheatre #nebraska #performingarts #community
Email:  platteriverbard@gmail.com
Music was used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions.  www.jollyrogerskc.com
© The Platte River Bard Podcast, 2019, Chris and Sheri Berger

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