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Singin' In The Rain, based on the beloved movie musical, will run June 1 - 24, 2018 at the Omaha Community Playhouse in the Hawks Mainstage Theatre.

The beloved movie musical Singin' in the Rain comes to life on stage with charm, humor and stormy weather that has made it an enduring classic. This tale of a famous on-screen couple from the silent films who prepare to transition to the age of "talking pictures" combines the best of Hollywood and Broadway with music that will keep you smiling, dances that will keep your toes tapping and special effects that will take your breath away. Songs such as "Make 'Em Laugh," "Fit as a Fiddle," "Good Mornin'" and of course "Singin' in the Rain" will whisk you away to a simpler time.

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Omaha, Nebraska is teeming with talent. And once in awhile you come across a person who is more than a performer in the spotlight; she is a light. Camille Metoyer Moten is a singer, actress, author, and inspirational human being. Read what she has to say about performing and triumphing over cancer.
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What really happened on April 3, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee? Did Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sense that he would soon die? Did he struggle with the guilt, whether he should be at his home in Atlanta with his family or continue with what he believed was his purpose in life — his work for civil rights? Did he feel torn between the two? Could he rest at night with death threats to his family and himself?

“The Mountaintop” is an Olivier Award-winning play showing a fictional possibility of what could have happened the night before Dr. King’s death, beginning at his room at the Lorraine Motel the night before he was assassinated. Previously that day, Dr. King had delivered his speech “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” to the people of Memphis.

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Katori Hall’s provocative, inventive and ultimately uplifting play, “The Mountaintop,” takes that notion and runs with it. The show, a little more than 90 minutes, is onstage in the Howard Drew Theatre at the Omaha Community Playhouse.

For a relatively short piece, it has an impressive dramatic arc. In the beginning, it appears to be heading one direction, then veers to an entirely different, unexpected and fairly awesome place.

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Since seeing THE MOUNTAINTOP at the Omaha Community Playhouse, I've done little but think about Martin Luther King, Jr. I've read news articles, online pieces posted by those who know or pretend to know, and his autobiography. Who was this man? Read More »
 

Humans tend to set their leaders and heroes apart, expecting them to be flawless rather than flawed.

“The Mountaintop,” premiering Friday at the Omaha Community Playhouse, turns that inside out as it examines the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Katori Hall’s script provoked a lot of talk among members of the theater’s play-selection committees, said Playhouse Artistic Director Kimberly Faith Hickman. Among other things, she said, they discussed what it means when a work of historical fiction takes a leader and examines his humanity, down to his smoking habit and the holes in his socks.

“It really does humanize him in ways other plays do not,” she said. “It’s a very emotional play.”

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The Mountaintop, which is a fictional telling of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr,'s final night when he returned to his room at the Lorraine Motel, will run May 4 - 27, 2018 in the Howard Drew Theatre at Omaha Community Playhouse. Read More »
Tickets for Omaha Community Playhouse's production of Singin' In The Rain are now on sale through the OCP box office. The production will run June 1 - 24, 2018 in OCP's Hawks Mainstage Theatre. Read More »
Omaha Community Playhouse will present The Camille Metoyer Moten Songbook June 8 - 10, 2018 in the Howard Drew Theatre. Tickets are now on sale through the OCP box office. Read More »
Omaha Community Playhouse (OCP), the nation's largest community theatre, announces the lineup for its 94th season, the 2018-2019 season. Read More »
A green ogre, fantasy game players and a woman who was raised in her family’s funeral home are among the characters who will take the stage next season at the Omaha Community Playhouse.

The theater announced its 2018-19 season Tuesday night at an event for patrons. Nine new titles will join three yearly favorites — “A Christmas Carol,” “Yesterday and Today” and “Billy McGuigan’s Rock Twist” — on the lineup.

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Omaha Community Playhouse (OCP), the nation's largest community theatre, announces the lineup for its 94th season, the 2018-2019 season.

Watch a clip from the Season Annoucement video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74ncx8KMGgo
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The best work of local artists was honored over the weekend at the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards.

The 12th annual awards were given for the best in visual arts, local music, theater, dance and comedy.

In the performing arts categories, "To Kill a Mockingbird" won best dramatic play, and "Murder Ballad" won best musical. Both were productions at the Omaha Community Playhouse. Read More »