Productions



Sept. 25–Oct. 18, 2020

Howard Drew Theatre

By George Brant

An ace fighter pilot finds herself grounded when an unexpected pregnancy cuts her career in the sky short. Reassigned to military drone operation, the former F-16 pilot patrols Afghanistan by day—from a windowless trailer outside of Las Vegas—and returns to her family at night. But as professional pressure mounts, the lines between the desert where she lives and the desert where she hunts high-profile terrorists begins to blur.

Disclaimer: Contains adult subject matter and language.

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Oct. 2–Nov. 1, 2020

Hawks Mainstage Theatre

Featuring Billy McGuigan | Music Director Matthew McGuigan | ©2007 by Rave On Productions

Cap off 2020 with a shot of Beatlemania! Yesterday and Today is the smash hit, all-request Beatles show controlled by the audience. Share your favorite stories and relive your fondest memories with the songs that defined a generation. With no two shows the same, fans will be dancing in the aisles and singing along to all their favorite hits.

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

Presenting Sponsor: Valmont Industries

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Oct. 30–Nov. 15, 2020

Howard Drew Theatre

By Doug Wright

The Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning true story about Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an East Berlin transgender woman who survived two of the most repressive totalitarian regimes in history—the Nazis and the Communists—while openly flouting gender norms. Born to a brutal Nazi father, Charlotte went on to become a highly celebrated antiques collector and curator of her own museum. An incredible tale—with one actor playing 35 different roles—filled with intrigue, danger and conspiracy that examines the balance between morality and survival. 

Disclaimer: Contains adult subject matter, sexual content, and language.


Nov. 13–Dec. 23, 2020

Hawks Mainstage Theatre

Written by Charles Dickens | Adapted by Charles Jones | Musical Orchestration by John J. Bennett

It just isn’t Christmas without A Christmas Carol! Experience Omaha’s favorite holiday tradition in a reimagined small cast version with eight cast members! Ebenezer Scrooge takes us on a life-changing journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas. Filled with stunning Victorian costumes, festive music and crisp, wintry sets, A Christmas Carol is a beautiful reminder that love and generosity are the heart of the Christmas holiday.

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

Presenting Sponsor: FNBO
Orchestra Sponsor: KPMG LLP
Artistic Team Sponsor: Omaha Steaks
Bakery Shoppe/Special Effects Sponsor: Rotella's Bakery

Nov. 27–Dec. 23, 2020

Howard Drew Theatre

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Jan. 15–Feb. 7, 2021

Hawks Mainstage Theatre

Written and Composed by Jason Robert Brown

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.

Hawks Mainstage Series Sponsor: Immanuel


Feb. 12–March 14, 2021

Howard Drew Theatre

Written by Scott Brown and Anthony King

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


Feb. 26–March 21, 2021

Hawks Mainstage Theatre

Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig

A suspenseful and thrilling whodunit set aboard the world’s most famous luxury locomotive. Based on the crime thriller novel by Agatha Christie—the best-selling mystery novelist of all time—Murder on the Orient Express will keep you guessing until the very end. When the legendary Orient Express becomes stranded by a snow storm, a passenger is found stabbed to death in his private room. With the murderer still on board, detective Poirot must work to solve the crime before the train reaches its destination.

Producing Partner: UNMC
Producing Partner: Security National Bank
Scenic Sponsor: HDR

Hawks Mainstage Series Sponsor: Immanuel



April 16–May 9, 2021

Hawks Mainstage Theatre

Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda | Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes

Before there was Hamilton, there was In the Heights. From the revolutionary musical mind of Lin-Manuel Miranda, In the Heights recounts three days in the vibrant Latino neighborhood of Washington Heights, New York City, where the Spanish-speaking residents chase American dreams. Told through a bubbly fusion of rap, salsa, Latin pop and soul music, this Tony® Award-winning musical boasts an infectious enthusiasm from beginning to end and reminds us that family and community are the true essence of home.

Presenting Sponsor: Heider Family Foundation
Producing Partner:
Physicians Mutual
Hawks Mainstage Series Sponsor: Immanuel


May 7–30, 2021

Howard Drew Theatre

By Bruce Norris

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® for Best Play, Clybourne Park serves as both a prequel and sequel to the events in A Raisin in the Sun—with a comedic twist. A 1950s couple faces sharp backlash from neighbors as they prepare to sell their home in the all-white Clybourne Park subdivision to a black family (the Youngers from A Raisin in the Sun). Fifty years later, a white couple attempts to purchase the same home in the now predominantly black neighborhood, igniting fears of gentrification and uncertainty in the community. A thought-provoking play that uses humor and satire to exploit the short-sighted attitudes surrounding racial division.

Disclaimer: Contains adult language and themes of racial tension.

Producing Partner: Fran and Rich Juro


May 28–June 27, 2021

Hawks Mainstage Theatre

Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley | Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald | Based on the Book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl

Oompa-Loompa-Doom-Pa-Dee-Doo! We’ve got a family favorite for you! Willy Wonka is Roald Dahl’s timeless tale featuring songs from the hit 1970s Gene Wilder film. Grab your golden ticket—and Grandpa Joe—as Willy Wonka takes your family on a whimsical tour of the chocolate factory! With Charlie Bucket, Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, and all of your favorite characters, Willy Wonka will open up a world of pure imagination.

Presenting Sponsor: Mutual of Omaha
Orchestra Sponsor:
Kiewit

Costume Sponsor: Children's Hospital & Medical Center
Hawks Mainstage Series Sponsor: Immanuel


Past Productions



Aug. 5–23, 2020

Storz Parking Plaza at OCP

Featuring Billy McGuigan | Music Director Matthew McGuigan | ©2007 by Rave On Productions

Billy McGuigan is taking the party outside! Experience Billy McGuigan’s Pop Rock Orchestra from the socially-distanced comfort of your own car. All your favorite rock ‘n’ roll mega hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s in a drive-in style concert—live from the OCP parking lot! Led by international touring artist Billy McGuigan and backed by the 8-piece Pop Rock Orchestra, these all-star musicians serve up fresh, original arrangements covering everything from The Beach Boys to Billy Joel.

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

Producing Partner: Anne and David Rismiller


Aug. 28–Sept. 20, 2020

Storz Parking Plaza at OCP

Bid farewell to summer with one final outdoor extravaganza at OCP! Don’t Stop Me Now: A Celebration of Rock Musicals is a drive-in style concert featuring songs from acclaimed rock ‘n’ roll musicals, including Jersey Boys, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rock of Ages, Beautiful, Hair, Dreamgirls and more! Sing and dance along with your favorite musical hits from your own private socially-distanced parking area, or tune in to hear the show from OCP’s radio station inside your car! Featuring Billy McGuigan’s Rave On Productions band and six powerhouse vocalists, Don’t Stop Me Now is the end-of-summer spectacular you won’t want to miss.

Presenting Sponsor: Robert H. Storz Foundation
Hawks Mainstage Series Sponsor: Immanuel