Review: Spicy, spirited, hilarious ‘Disenchanted’ takes aim at the Disney princess archetype — how else? — through song

By Betsie Freeman / World-Herald staff writer Aug 11, 2016 Spicy, spirited, hilarious ‘Disenchanted’ takes aim at the archetype — how else? — through song If it weren’t for some adult content, I would recommend that kids — especially little girls — get their information about “princesses” from “Disenchanted” rather than Disney. The mega-studio wouldContinue reading “Review: Spicy, spirited, hilarious ‘Disenchanted’ takes aim at the Disney princess archetype — how else? — through song”

‘Disenchanted’ is hilarious musical on 10th Street

Loyal Fairman For the Nonparel Aug 11, 2016 I went to the opening of a new musical at a new venue on South 10th Street in Omaha. The venue is just south of KETV Channel Seven Burlington Station. Location is 1019 South 10th Street at the Flixx Lounge. They put a sign out on theContinue reading “‘Disenchanted’ is hilarious musical on 10th Street”

BWW Reviews: DISENCHANTED! Does Not Disappoint!

by Christine Swerczek Aug. 5, 2016 What do you say about a 95 minute long musical parody about Disney’s favorite princesses? A lot. The Candy Project’s production of the Dennis T. Giacino DISENCHANTED! combines his clever lyrics and energetic musical score with their talented cast and crew to create a fun, satirical romp through theContinue reading “BWW Reviews: DISENCHANTED! Does Not Disappoint!”

Missed Musicals Make Way for Song Cycle

21 & Over Offers Another Winner By Warren Francke, The Reader 05.13.2012 Robbie Burns told me there would be weeks like this when the best-laid plans of mice and men would fall victim to the unexpected. And some lesser mortal made the point that the show and the weekly column must go on. The plan?Continue reading “Missed Musicals Make Way for Song Cycle”

‘Our Town,’ ‘I Hate Hamlet’ lead awards nominees

By Bob Fischbach, Omaha World-Herald 07.01.2015 The Blue Barn Theatre’s production of “Our Town” is a clear front-runner for the Theatre Arts Guild’s best-drama award, and the Omaha Community Playhouse’s “I Hate Hamlet” leads comedy nominees for the 2014-15 season. The award nominations, announced Tuesday night, indicate a tight race for best musical, with fourContinue reading “‘Our Town,’ ‘I Hate Hamlet’ lead awards nominees”

Dan Chevalier wins Best Actor award for Gutenberg! The Musical!

The Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards were held on 01.10.2016. The Candy Project’s Production of Gutenberg! The Musical! Was nominated for Best Musical, Best Director (Randall T. Stevens), Best Music Director (Tim Vallier), and both Steve Krambeck & Dan Chevalier were nominated for Best Actor with Dan taking home the honor. Theater Best musical: “Cabaret,”Continue reading “Dan Chevalier wins Best Actor award for Gutenberg! The Musical!”

The best theater of 2015

By Betsie Freeman and Bob Fischbach, Omaha World-Herald 12.31.2015 This year, we were moved to tears and laughter. We were left thinking for days about complex topics and humming a classic showtune or two. It was a banner year for Omaha-area theater.  We called upon retired theater reviewer Bob Fischbach to help current reviewer BetsieContinue reading “The best theater of 2015”

Review: Comedy is howlingly good throughout

By Bob Fischbach, The Omaha World-Herald  03.28.2015 Settle in, big Broadway producers. Bud Davenport and Doug Simon have a musical they want to pitch to you. That’s the premise for The Candy Project’s “Gutenberg! The Musical!,” which opened Friday at the Pizza Shoppe in Benson. The audience becomes the producers. Bud and Doug are nothingContinue reading “Review: Comedy is howlingly good throughout”


Hold Onto Your Hats! By Christine Swerczek, Broadway 03.30.2015 GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! is ridiculous! Cathy Hirsch (the Candy Project) assembled a whole cast of zany characters within two award-winning actors- Dan Chevalier (Bud Davenport +others) and Steve Krambeck (Doug Simon +others). These two guys wear a multitude of hats (literally and figuratively) in thisContinue reading “BWW Reviews: GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL!”

Hold On to Your Hats

The Candy Project Returns to Benson. BY WILLIAM GRENNAN, The Reader 04.02.1015 The Candy Project has returned after a long hiatus to present its latest offbeat show, Gutenberg! The Musical! at The Pizza Shoppe Collective in Benson. The show revolves around two friends, Bud and Doug, who have a passion for musical theatre. As such, they’ve writtenContinue reading “Hold On to Your Hats”