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Howard and Rhonda Hawks Mainstage Theatre
Performances Wed.-Sat. at 7:30pm and Sun. at 2:00pm
Book by Christopher D’Arienzo
Arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp
Set in L.A.’s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987, Rock of Ages tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit, and Sherrie, a small-town girl, both in L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. Nominated for five Tony Awards, this smash-hit musical comedy is an arena-rock-n-roll love story told through the hits of the 1980s like “Sister Christian,” “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” “Dead or Alive,” “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Here I Go Again,” “Don’t Stop Believing” and many more! Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair!
It’s the summer of 1967, and the irresistible music of Motown is breaking records and breaking down barriers. Siblings Chelle and Lank make ends meet by running an unofficial nightclub in their Detroit basement, a risky business as police crack down on after-hours joints in black neighborhoods. When Lank offers shelter to an injured white woman, tensions escalate both in their home and in their community—and they find themselves caught in the middle of the ‘67 Detroit riots. Dominique Morisseau’s deeply-felt drama explores an explosive moment in a great American city. “CRACKLING WITH HUMOR! Fire up some Motown, get those hips moving and everything will work out fine.” —The New York Times
Diaz has amassed a great cast of actors to bring to life gritty 1967 Detroit: Doriette Jordan (Chelle), Raydell Cordell III (Lank), Regina Palmer (Bunny), Andre McGraw (Sly) and Jodi Vaccaro (Caroline). Detroit ‘67 is fortunate to have assembled the following production staff: Shannon Smay (Sound Design), Jayma Smay (Stage Manager/Booth Operator), Sharon Diaz (Set/Property Design), Michal Simson (Producer), Hailee Domagalski (Costume Design), and Rick Goble (Lighting Design).
A few special notes, our THURSDAY, MARCH 9th performance will be a TAG Night Out preview show which will benefit the Theatre Arts Guild Scholarship Fund. The ASL Interpreted Performance will be SATURDAY, MARCH 11th and is made possible due to generous community support and donations made through the Omaha Gives! Campaign.
Book now for Dominique Morisseau’s engaging drama Detroit ‘67 which will run from March 9– April 2, 2017 at 3225 California Street. Curtain times are 8:00 pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 6:00 pm on Sundays. The Sunday, April 2nd show will start at 2:00 pm. The theater opens a half hour before curtain time. Reservations must be made on-line at the SNAP! Productions website: http://www.snapproductions.com. Tickets are $20.00 for Adults; $15.00 for Students, TAG and Seniors. We are continuing our “Throwback Thursday” pricing of $12.00 tickets for all Thursday shows.
Implemented at the beginning of 2015, SNAP! Productions will again be doing the NEW FREE STUDENT RUSH TICKET program. This program is made possible by a grant from the Jetton Fund. If you have a valid Student ID, you can get a chance for one of the limited Free Student Rush tickets. Just be at the box office twenty minutes before show time to see if there are any available for that performance. They are based on availability and definitely on a first come/first serve basis.
Programmed as part of our “Colossal Women” series.
THE LOVE WITCH is a breath of fresh air for twenty-first century horror. Meticulously crafted on 35mm film by genre revisionist Anna Biller, this is both a salute to — and an attack on — decades of exploitation tradition. When a witch named Elaine (Samantha Robinson) moves to a new town, she wastes no time in using spells to line up lovers. And also corpses. Soon, Elaine finds her haunted libido in a psychotropic battle against an entire town of weirdos. Combining the hyper-stylized aesthetic of Jaques Tati, the surreal melodrama of Nicholas Ray, and the pop-art violence of Doris Wishman, THE LOVE WITCH drips with day-glo pulp while challenging gender expectations in horror. Smart, timeless, and unmissable.
“An expertly executed homage that works brilliantly on its own original terms.”
Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
Doors 8/Show 9
Jabid: Javid’s project from years ago revived
False Brother: KC Post Punk
Stephen Nichols: Needs to be seen to be believed
Hoot n Holler Dollar Night!
$1 cover! $1 beers!
Every Thursday 9-11pm