Rock of Ages
3/3-4/2 / Omaha Community Playhouse
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!
Contains mischievous behavior, suggestive and adult language and comedic reference to drug usage.
Omaha Film Festival
3/7-3/12 / Marcus Village Pointe Cinema
One of Movie Maker Magazine’s “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” the 12th Annual Omaha Film Festival will be March 7-12, 2017 at the Village Pointe Cinema in Omaha, NE.
Over $32,000 in prizes were awarded to filmmakers and screenwriters at the 2016 Omaha Film Festival. We look forward to seeing your feature films, documentaries, short films, and reading your feature and short length screenplays!
Narrative Feature, Documentary, Short Film, Animated Short, Nebraska Short and Nebraska Spotlight.
Feature Screenplay & Short Screenplay (under 30 pages)
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Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?
3/9 / 7:15 / Alamo Drafthouse
With a special musical performance from the Badland Girls, a music duo singing spooky filth songs to skeletons, during the preshow.
By the early 1960s, most of the actresses who had been box office gold in the 1930s and 1940s had either retired or moved on to television. But Joan Crawford and Bette Davis still had their claws out, fighting for space on the silver screen. They also delighted in fighting with each other and the archrivals turned their decades-long feud into a surprise blockbuster when they co-starred in 1962’s WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?
Sibling rivalry doesn’t get any nastier (and more poisonously funny) than the clash of the Hudson sisters: Former vaudeville cutie Baby Jane (Davis) and one-time movie idol Blanche (Crawford) are unhappily stuck together in a crumbling Hollywood mansion, where they regularly rake up recriminations and dredge up the disappointments of the past. Blanche is now confined to a wheelchair, with Jane as his crabby (and boozy) caretaker. Quarrels and accusations eventually turn into mind games and sinister schemes as frail Blanche tries to escape the house before Jane goes completely bonkers.
The movie’s success reinvigorated the careers of both stars. It did not, however, bring them any closer together offscreen. When Davis was nominated for a best actress Oscar and Crawford was not, the catfight escalated to new heights, much to the delight of gossip columnists all over the globe.
Dire Lion Fish Fry
3/10 / 4pm / Jerry’s Bar
Jerry’s is bringing the fish fry to you with The Dire Lion Grille & Chippy!
The Dire Lion will have their food truck setup in our parking lot, starting at 4PM. They’ll be serving fish and chips as well as other tasty items from their menu. And we’ll be offering $3 Newcastles all night!
CLOSENESS ~ High Up ~ BareBear
3/10 / 10pm / O’leaver’s
CLOSENESS: Sounds of Todd and Orenda Fink. https://soundcloud.com/closeness
High Up: http://highup1.bandcamp.com/releases
BareBear: Mysterious new band featuring Chewb Walters
Zach Peterson Album Recording
3/11 / 6PM, 8PM, & 10PM / Reverb Lounge
Host: Mike Perry / Feature: Miles Hendrix / Headliner: Zach Peterson
Host: Ryan De La Garza / Feature: Micheal Timlin / Headliner: Zach Peterson
Host: Michael Timlin / Feature: Nick Allen / Headliner: Zach Peterson
Originally from Omaha, Zach Peterson creates thoughtful and different comedy with uncommon takes on common subjects. When Zach is not touring the country with the likes of Dave Ross or Timmy Williams from The Whitest Kids you Know, he makes his home in Chicago IL. In Chicago, Zach helps run the Arguments and Grievances comedy debate show that was just named “Best Variety Show” by Chicago Magazine and recently featured at LA’s Nerdmelt Theater and on Audible.com. He is also one of the organizers of the Comedy Exposition Chicago’s first DIY stand up festival. In the past he has featured for Joe DeRosa and Matt Braunger for such clubs like Up Comedy Club and The Comedy Attic and been featured at many festival including The Limestone Comedy Festival and the High Plains comedy Festival among others.
The Late Show: Mulholland Dr. (35mm)
3/11 / 10pm / Alamo Drafthouse
MULHOLLAND DR. showcases Lynch’s inclinations toward film noir, fragmented narratives, surreal imagery and beautiful women in a nightmarish landscape called Hollywood. The film stars Naomi Watts as Betty Elms, a dewy-eyed, fledgling actress arriving in Hollywood with dreams of stardom. Laura Herring stars as Rita, a mysterious woman who suffers acute amnesia after a car crash on Mulholland Drive.
After meeting Rita, Betty becomes an amateur sleuth to try to solve the case of Rita’s missing identity. The narrative of the film begins to fold in on itself as questions pile up and answers disappear. Lynch leads us around corners we are not sure we want to go around and we’re swallowed into a black hole of a dark dreams.