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:
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
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
Public On Sale: April 6
Hawks Mainstage Series Sponsor: Immanuel
Presenting Sponsor: Physicians Mutual
Orchestra Sponsor: Fran and Rich Juro
Stage Manager Sponsor: Gross & Welch, Attorneys at Law
Choreography Sponsor: Bruce & Pam Friedlander
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