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|Wet Maple Leaves, Alstead, New Hampshire, 2015|
"Doubt," a play by John Patrick Shanley presented by Crane River Theater — KEARNEY, NEBR.
Performances are at 7 p.m. June 8-10 and 2 p.m. June 11 at Merryman Performing Arts Center, 225 W. 22nd St., Kearney, Nebr. This story about a young, progressive priest accused of inappropriate relations with a student won the 2005 Pulitzer Price for Drama.
Tickets: $20. (308) 627-5796; www.cranerivertheater.org.
Buffalo Commons Storytelling and Music Festival — MCCOOK, NEBRASKA
A festival of performances by storteller Kim Weitkamp, writer Chuck Peek, musician Frank Solivan and his Dirty Kitchen Band, historian Dr. Ron Naugle, musician Ginger ten Benzel, McCook writer-historian Walt Sehnert, Pastor Clark and Dawna Bates as Senator and Ellie Norris, historian-author Joy Haden, local poet Ginny Odenbach, and former Gazette publisher Gene O. Morris.
Check www.buffalocommons.org for a schedule, tickets and more details.
June 22-July 3
Disney's "Little Mermaid" presented by Crane River Theatre — KEARNEY, NEBRASKA
The traditional story of a young mermaid who falls for a handsome prince, told in classical musical theater style. Performed nightly at 7 p.m. at Cope Amphitheater in Yanney Heritage Park, 2020 W. 11th St.
Tickets: $5 adults, $1 childen 10 and younger (308) 627-5796; www.cranerivertheater.org.
July 27-Aug. 6
"Hairspray" presented by Crane River Theatre — KEARNEY, NEBRASKA
A family-friendly musical set in the 1960s about plus-sized teen, Tracy Turnblad, and her one desire — to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When her dream comes true, she finds herself transformed from social outcast to sudden star. Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical.
Tickets: $24-$32 adults. (308) 627-5796; www.cranerivertheater.org.