HELP SUPPORT LOCAL ART DURING COVID-19
Being forced to close our doors has given us a renewed appreciation for what it means to be a community theatre. Art is healing. Art is human. Art connects us with one another in ways nothing else can. The art created within our walls is essential to our community now more than ever. And our community is essential to our art.
Thank you to everyone who has reached out to ask how you can help. Your spirit and generosity embody what makes the Omaha community so special. Here are a few ideas we put together on how members of the community can help.
Make a Donation
With the cancellation of performances, our annual gala, and the full production runs of Bright Star and For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, the Omaha Community Playhouse has lost critical funding and ticket revenue we rely upon to sustain our beloved organization. But you can help! Please consider making a monetary donation in support of our continued work. Your support will help OCP endure these challenging times, ensuring that we will be ready to once again come together to share the power of live theatre and the joy of human connection. Gifts of all sizes make a difference and are 100% tax-deductible. Thank you.
Did you know?
As part of the Coronavirus relief bill, all tax payers
are eligible for a universal tax deduction of up to $300 for total
charitable contributions made in the 2020 tax year. In addition, for
those who do itemize, the cap on deductions for charitable contributions
has been lifted for 2020 from 60% of adjusted gross income to 100%.
Purchase a 2020/21 Season Subscription
A great way to support the Omaha Community Playhouse is by purchasing a subscription to our 2020/21 season, opening in August. Not only will you have the chance to see some fantastic productions (Willy Wonka, In the Heights, and Murder on the Orient Express just to name a few), but you’ll also help ensure that future generations are able to gather under one roof to share this magical, healing, communal experience we call theatre.
Purchase an OCP Gift Certificate
OCP Gift Certificates are a wonderful way to show your support. Gift certificates can be used to purchase subscriptions, single tickets, classes, workshops and more! Give yourself—or someone you love—something fun to look forward to!
To purchase a gift certificate, call the OCP Box Office at (402) 553-0800.
Donate the Value of Your Ticket
If you purchased a ticket to an OCP show, and that show was later canceled due to COVID-19, you can donate the paid value of your ticket back to OCP rather than requesting a refund. Not only will your donation help OCP during this critical time, but your donation is also 100% tax-deductible. As a reminder, the OCP shows that have been canceled include Native Gardens
, Bright Star
and For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday
. We are so grateful to the many generous patrons who have already chosen to donate the cost of their tickets back to OCP. Your support will make an important impact. Thank you!
To donate the value of your ticket, call the OCP Box Office at (402) 553-0800.
Purchase a Ticket to Billy McGuigan’s Pop Rock Orchestra
Billy McGuigan has generously offered to donate 100% of all ticket sales for his new show—once 3,000 tickets are sold—back to the Omaha Community Playhouse. Billy McGuigan’s Pop Rock Orchestra
is set to open on Aug. 5, 2020.
Thank you to everyone in the Omaha community who has already reached out in support of OCP, and thank you to everyone considering how they can help.
Until we meet again, stay safe!