Productions


We are so grateful to our community for engaging in theatre at the Omaha Community Playhouse during this pandemic—however different it may have looked.

We hope you will stick with us through one more wave of changes. All signs indicate we are in the home stretch of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a theatre, we could not be more excited to get back to “business as usual.” But we still need to safely navigate these upcoming months.

We have made changes to our 2021 spring programming that will allow us to continue offering live theatre to our community while mitigating risk. We pushed the opening of our 2021 productions to the end of February, to allow more time for public health to improve. We have also replaced large-cast productions with small-cast shows to better protect our actors, crew and audience and to allow for ample social distancing during rehearsals and performances. These decisions were made after consulting with local health department officials and medical experts.

We are confident that these programming changes, combined with our enhanced safety precautions, will allow us to continue bringing our art to the Omaha community in the safest way possible. We appreciate your ongoing support and can’t wait to see you again in the spring!

Our lineup for the remainder of the 2020/21 season looks like this:


Production Season Support: Mutual of Omaha, Heider Family Foundation, Kiewit Corporation



Feb. 26–March 21, 2021

Hawks Mainstage Theatre

Written and Composed by Jason Robert Brown  |  Directed by Susan Baer Collins

Subscriber Presale: Jan. 5
Public On Sale: Jan. 12

A captivating, intimate musical that retraces the rise and fall of a five-year romantic relationship. The story is presented in chronological order by Jamie, the man, and in reverse by Cathy, the woman, with the two versions of the story meeting only once—at their wedding in the middle. Profoundly emotional with comedic moments sprinkled throughout, The Last Five Years is beautifully heartbreaking.

Disclaimer: Contains adult language.

Hawks Mainstage Series Sponsor: Immanuel


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March 19–April 11, 2021

Howard Drew Theatre

By Becky Mode  |  Directed by Jim McKain

Subscriber Presale: Jan. 26
Public On Sale: Feb. 2

A comedic tour de force with a single actor portraying 40 larger-than-life characters, Fully Committed is a side-splitting look at a day in the life of Sam. The struggling New York actor works the reservation line for the trendiest restaurant in the city; a restaurant that is (as the head chef insists it be called) "fully committed" three months out. In between calls from social elites, celebrities and everyday Joes who will stop at nothing to secure the hottest table in town, Sam hopes for an audition call back and a chance to make it home for the holidays.

Disclaimer: Contains adult language.

Producing Partner: Fran and Rich Juro


April 9–May 2, 2021

Hawks Mainstage Theatre

By Michael Healey  |  Directed by Anthony Clark-Kaczmarek

Subscriber Presale: Feb. 16
Public On Sale: Feb. 23
Seeking inspiration for his new play, Miles, a young actor from Toronto, moves in with Angus and Morgan, two aging bachelor farmers, in rural Ontario. Angus, who suffered a brain injury during World War II, finds joy and solace hearing Morgan retell stories from days gone by. But when Miles includes one of these stories in his play, he sets off a chain of events that will leave all three of the men forever changed. Witty and touching, The Drawer Boy is a testament to the transformative power of storytelling.


Hawks Mainstage Series Sponsor: Immanuel

Producing Partner: UNMC

Scenic Sponsor: HDR


April 30–May 23, 2021

Howard Drew Theatre

By Nick Payne  |  Directed by Denise Chapman

Subscriber Presale: March 16
Public On Sale: March 23
Marianne is a cosmologist, keen on quantum theory and the idea that each of life's infinite possibilities plays out in some parallel universe. Her chance encounter with Roland marks the beginning of a romance with countless outcomes. But when Marianne's health begins to fail, the balance between destiny and freewill begins to shift. Eloquent, sweet and haunting, Constellations is a complete emotional journey from beginning to end.

Disclaimer: Contains adult language and subject matter.



May 21–June 20, 2021

Hawks Mainstage Theatre

Music by Thomas “Fats” Waller  |  Conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz  |  Directed by Kathy Tyree

Subscriber Presale: March 30
Public On Sale: April 6
The music of legendary jazz musician and entertainer Fats Waller comes to life in this wildly popular Tony Award-winning musical revue. Experience the contagious rhythms and electric energy that made Waller an international icon. Featuring five triple-threat actors and a slew of infectious jazz and swing hits, Ain't Misbehavin' is a musical delight!


Hawks Mainstage Series Sponsor: Immanuel
Presenting Sponsor: Physicians Mutual
Orchestra Sponsor: Fran and Rich Juro


June 4–27, 2021

Howard Drew Theatre

Written by Scott Brown and Anthony King  |  Directed by Kaitlyn McClincy

Subscriber Presale: March 2
Public On Sale: March 9

Join The Candy Project, friends of OCP, for a special presentation of Gutenberg! The Musical! A pair of aspiring playwrights audition their newest work—a big, splashy musical about the inventor of the printing press—for an audience of potential investors. This two-man musical spoof offers an unending supply of enthusiasm and laughs.

*Special Event—Not part of the regular season series.

Presenting Sponsor: CHI Health