Backstage Review: ‘Buttcracker Rockstar’ at Bruka

The Buttcracker is a Reno Theater staple, usually performed every other year to a sell-out crowd. Each year there is a different theme to the story, and this year it is 80s rock music, yes, long hair and leather pants.
Check out the photos for a glimpse of the high-energy performances from the cast.

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Backstage Review: ‘How to Survive Your Family at Christmas’ at Reno Little Theater

“How to Survive Your Family at Christmas” is a new play by Yassi Jahanmir, so new that it has yet to be published. This is quite an honor for Reno Little Theater to be the first to produce this new work.
Loretta Nutt avoids going home for Christmas, feeling no connection to her mom and dad; she wants to avoid them. But try as she might, it seems that the fates are conspiring to bring her home to learn the lessons of “How to Survive Your Family at Christmas.”

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Backstage Review: ‘Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party’ at TMCC

“Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party” takes place in Lincoln’s rural Illinois hometown. A fourth-grade Christmas Pageant crosses the line in questioning Lincoln’s sexuality, setting off a chain of events where the townspeople question everything. The play mirrors many community’s struggles in these changing times.

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Art Trek, November 11, 2022

Downtown Reno seemed like a good idea for Art Trek, November 11, 2022
Michelle and I headed downtown Reno to check out three galleries. Unfortunately, two of them still needed their new exhibitions hung. But we did find one gallery that we did not expect.

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‘Reno Art Trek’ November 01, 2022

Michelle and I found a few hours for a Art Trek to check out three local galleries. One gallery was grand, one was homey, and one was unexpected. So pull up a chair and join us as we take this ‘Reno Art Trek’ for November 01, 2022.

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Backstage Review: ‘Evil Dead’ at Good Luck Macbeth

GLM’s production of “Evil Dead” (musical) takes parts of many of the Evil Dead movie franchises, combines them, and adds live music with singing and dancing to go with the blood and dismemberment. If you think that sounds good, then you would be right.

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Backstage Review: ‘The Moors’ at Bruka Theater

“The Moors” is a story of love, betrayal, family, and, most of all, isolation. This is a Dark Comedy that is wonderfully written and superbly acted. Bruka Theater has produced an intensely dark, funny, and intelligent play for their 30th season opener.

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Backstage Review: ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’

“Tiny Beautiful Things” takes the audience on a journey into those dark times that we all experience but seldom talk about. And it is done with nonjudgmental compassion that will bring you to tears.

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