The Drowsy Chaperone Cast List

Winner of five Tony Awards, The Drowsy Chaperone is a delightful look into the world of a musical theatre super fan. The show’s narrator invites us into his home to share with us his favorite musical comedy from the 1920s. As he turns on his record player, the musical bursts to life and his home transforms into the show’s set. The Drowsy Chaperone, the clever musical-within-a-musical, is the perfect evening of theatre for those who love to be entertained!

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
Sept. 12- Oct. 12, 2014

Cast In Order of Appearance
Dave Wingert – Man in Chair
Judy Radcliff – Mrs. Tottendale
Noel Larrieu – Underling
Joseph T. O’Connor, II – Robert Martin
Paul Hanson – George
Joseph Dignoti – Feldzieg
Julia Mackenzie – Kitty
Chris Work – Gangster
Mike Palmreuter – Aldolpho
Molly McGuire – Janet
Megan McGuire – The Drowsy Chaperone
DeAnna Williams – Trix
Kent Stork – Superintendent

ENSEMBLE
In alphabetical order
Jason DeLong
Karrin Dignoti
John Gajewski
Debbie Massey
Abbey Stewart
David James Zenchuk, Jr.

Tickets on sale to the public Aug. 26. Advance tickets available to season subscribers. Call 402-553-0800 or visit www.omahaplayhouse.com.

July Metro Arts and Culture Pass Deal


Enjoy the arts with a Metro Arts and Culture Pass! If you are a season subscriber to the Omaha Community Playhouse, in the month of July, you can receive 10% off at CafĂ© Durham at the Joslyn Art Museum.

The Metro Arts and Culture Pass and features various nonprofit arts organizations around Omaha. In order to be a Metro Arts and Culture Pass member, you only must be a member or subscriber to one of the participating organizations. Every month, OCP members can enjoy a discount at a different featured Omaha arts organization.

Other participating organizations include:
Omaha Children's Museum
Omaha Performing Arts
Bemis Center
Durham Museum
Opera Omaha
El Museo Latino
The Rose
Film Streams
Nebraska Shakespeare
Joslyn Art Museum
Fontenelle Forest
The Arts Center
Ballet Nebraska
Love's Jazz and Arts Center
Lauritzen Gardens
Bluffs Arts Council
Strategic Air and Space Museum
Nebraskans for the Arts
BlueBarn Theatre
Kaneko
Omaha Creative Institute

Omaha Creative Institute

For more information about the Metro Arts Pass, contact the sales and community relations manager at jroberts@omahaplayhouse.com or (402) 553-4890, ext. 147.

Enron Cast Announced


Enron
Aug. 15-Sept. 14, 2014
Howard Drew Theatre
Tickets go on sale for Enron to subscribers July 29 and to the general
public Aug. 5. For more information, call (402) 553-0800.

Cast:
Ken Lay                                Paul Schneider
Jeff Skilling                          Matthew Pyle
Claudia Roe                        Connie Lee
Andy Fastow                      Chris Shonka
Daughter                            Riley Perez/EmMA Johnson
 
Other Characters
Danielle Smith
Mary Slater
Raydell Cordell III
DeVante Jones
Lamar Brown
Josh Mullady
Jon Roberson
Jamie Lewis
Steve Hartman

The Art of Stagecraft: Jim Othuse and 40 Years at the Omaha Community Playhouse

Jim Othuse, Charles Jones and Steve Wheeldon
Shakespeare said that “all the world’s a stage,” but just how does the outside world come to be represented and imagined in a theatre setting? For the last 40 years, it has been the task of Omaha Community Playhouse’s resident scenic and lighting designer, Jim Othuse, to figure that out. As a member of the OCP staff since 1974, Othuse has designed literally hundreds of sets for the enjoyment of Omaha audiences.

This exhibition will feature more than 30 one-half inch scale set models and accompanying photographs, dating from 1974 to recent productions, including recent musicals, such as Fiddler on the Roof and Young Frankenstein. The models on display are only a small, representative number of sets that Othuse has designed for OCP.

The exhibit will open July 12, 2014 and feature "Act I," 15 set models; on Sept. 13, 2014, "Act II" will display 15 different set models that will replace the first group and run through Nov. 9, 2014.

April 2014 marked Othuse’s 40th anniversary at OCP. Othuse came to OCP in 1974 from the historic Springer Opera House in Columbus, GA with the newly hired Artistic Director Charles Jones. Since 1974, Othuse has designed hundreds of sets for OCP including shows such as Dracula, The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz and Les MisĂ©rables.

The exhibit will be open during the Durham’s hours of operation: Sunday, 1-5 p.m., Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission to the Durham is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children (ages 3-12) and free for members and children 2 years and younger.  

Support OCP with fireworks!


Are you looking for a way to illuminate your Fourth of July holiday? Support the Omaha Community Playhouse by purchasing fireworks!

The city of Omaha is allowing the sales of fireworks again this year within city limits with sales benefiting a sponsoring nonprofit organization.

Crazy Cracker Fireworks stand at 840 Saddle Creek Rd. (located in the No Frills Supermarket parking lot) will benefit the OCP. A portion of proceeds goes directly to the Omaha Community Playhouse!

Stock up on your favorite fireworks and support the Omaha Community Playhouse at the 840 Saddle Creek Rd. location!

Sales begin on June 25, 2014, and last until July 4, 2014.

Tent hours:
Monday-Thursday: noon-8 p.m.
Friday-Sunday: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

June Metro Arts and Culture Pass Deal


Enjoy the arts with a Metro Arts and Culture Pass! If you are a season subscriber to the Omaha Community Playhouse, in the month of June, you can receive a free bag of popcorn at Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, June 19-22 and 26-29.

The Metro Arts and Culture Pass features various nonprofit arts organizations around Omaha. In order to be a Metro Arts and Culture Pass member, you only must be a member or subscriber to one of the participating organizations. Every month, OCP members can enjoy a discount at a different featured Omaha arts organization.

Other participating organizations include:
Omaha Children's Museum
Omaha Performing Arts
Bemis Center
Durham Museum
Opera Omaha
El Museo Latino
The Rose
Film Streams
Nebraska Shakespeare
Joslyn Art Museum
Fontenelle Forest
The Arts Center
Ballet Nebraska
Love's Jazz and Arts Center
Lauritzen Gardens
Bluffs Arts Council
Strategic Air and Space Museum
Nebraskans for the Arts
BlueBarn Theatre
Kaneko
Omaha Creative Institute

For more information about the Metro Arts Pass, contact the sales and community relations manager at jroberts@omahaplayhouse.com or (402) 553-4890, ext. 147.

21 & Over presents 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo'



Omaha Community Playhouse's 21 & Over program presents Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.

Monday, June 16, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Omaha Community Playhouse
Free and open to the public, with an opportunity for donations. No tickets or reservations are necessary.

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, by Rajiv Joseph
In the war-torn city of Baghdad, during the first chaotic days of the American invasion, two young marines, an Iraqi gardener-turned-translator, the ghost of Saddam Hussein's son and a world-weary but ravenous tiger prowl the streets. Rajiv Joseph's powerful 2010 Pulitzer finalist is a brutal search for meaning, forgiveness and redemption that exposes humanity's true and often harrowing nature.
The 21 & Over productions are intended for a mature audience and discretion is advised. For more information on 21 & Over and other OCP alternative programs, contact Amy Lane, Resident Director, at alane@omahaplayhouse.com or (402) 553-4890, ext. 164.

21 & Over is sponsored by Omaha Steaks and media sponsored by Omahype.