Rock Twist,” Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St., Friday through Aug 18. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: start at $32 for subscribers, $42 for nonsubscribers. Prices vary by performance and seating zone. Information: or 402-553-0800.

Rocker BillyMcGuigan, known to Omaha audiences for his portrayal of Buddy Holly and his Beatles tribute show, created this show for the Playhouse. He promises that this version of “Rock Twist,” the third, will have more driving music, a bigger band and songs from different artists. Look for a Simon and Garfunkel duet with singer Tara Vaughan and an appearance from Natalie Thomas, who made a splash in Vaughan’s recent Playhouse show, “She Rocks.”

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“Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash,” Performing Artists Repertory Theatre, opens Aug. 9. Information: and 402-706-0778.


“Firefly,” Kerfuffle, OutrSpaces, 1258 S. 13th St. Showtimes: 10:30 a.m. Friday and Sunday. Tickets: $10 general admission. There are only 25 seats for each performance. Information and reservations:, or search “Firefly” on

The Pirates of Penzance,” Lofte Community Theatre, Manley, Nebraska, Showtimes: 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $22 reserved seats. Information: or 402-234-2553.

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