Cast and Crew of Beauty and the Beast

Cast                               

Belle - Leanne Hill Carlson                             
Beast - Tim Vallier                               
Maurice - Brian Priesman                                    
Gaston - Ryan Pivonka                                      
Lefou - Kyle Wright                 
Lumiere - Steve Krambeck
Cogsworth - Bob Gilmore
Babette - Melissa King
Mrs. Potts - Dawn Buller-Kirke
Chip - Sasha Denenberg, Maddie Smith
Madame De La Grande Bouche - Joey Galda
Monsieur D’Arque - Kevin Olsen
Narrator - Cork Ramer
Ensemble - Juliana Angel, Leonna Blake, Jennifer Bonge, Stella Clark-Kaczmarek, Judson Cloudt, Drew Cota, Tabor Cross, Julia Ervin, Brandon Fisher, Samantha Gillotte, Cody Girouex, Jude Glaser, Andrew Hedin, Megan Ingram, Cadie Jochum, Megan Kelly, Sierra Lancaster, Megan Morrissey, Alex Nilius, Emma Powell, Tessa Priesman, Isabelle Rangel, Jonathan I. Smith, Jordan Smith, Amina Teri, James Verderamo, Debbie Trecek Volkens

Production

Kimberly Faith Hickman – Director

Steve Priesman – Stage Manager         

Jim Boggess – Music Director

Michelle Garrity - Choreographer

Jim Othuse  – Scenic and Lighting Designer

Georgiann Regan – Co-Costume Designer

Travis Halsey - Co-Costume Designer

Amanda Fehlner - Co-Costume Designer

Tim Burkhart – Sound Designer

Jeff Horger – Fight Director and Dialect Coach

Avi Littky – Assistant Director

Suzanne Withem – Assistant Director

 John Gibilisco – Resident Sound Designer/Production Electrician

Darin Kuehler - Properties


Ansley Lynn - Henry Fonda Theatre Academy Associate

Greg Scheer – Production Coordinator



Cast and Crew of Superior Donuts


Cast                             

Max Tarasov - Mark Thornburg
Officer Randy Osteen - Julie Fitzgerald Ryan
Officer James Bailey - Devel Crisp
Lady Boyl - Mary Kelly
Arthur Przybyszews - Kevin Barratt   
Franco Wicks - Aaron Winston
Luther Flynn - Jeremy Estill
Kevin Magee - Sean Tamisiea
Kiril Ivakin - Jon Shaw

 Production

Susie Baer Collins – Director

Stephanie Shattuck – Stage Manager   

Matthew D. Hamel  – Scenic Designer

Aja M. Jackson – Lighting Designer

Lindsay Pape – Costume Designer

John Gibilisco – Sound Designer

Jens Rasmussen – Fight Director

Vince Krysl – Music Composer Arranger

Bob Fischbach – Assistant Director

Brianna Welna – Assistant Stage Manager

Susie Baer Collins – Dialect Coach

Darin Kuehler - Properties


Greg Scheer – Production Coordinator 

Cast and Crew of Leading Ladies


Cast                            

Leo Clark - Michael Judah
Jack Gable - Kevin Goshorn
Meg Snider - Victoria Luther
Audrey - Catherine Vazquez
Doc Myers - Don Harris   
Florence Snider - Sue Mouttet
Duncan Wooley - Will Muller
Butch Myers/Frank - Christopher Scott

Production

Jeff Horger – Director
Mary Dew – Stage Manager    
Steve Wheeldon  – Scenic and Lighting Designer
Amanda Fehlner – Costume Designer
John Gibilisco – Sound Designer
Darin Kuehler - Properties

Greg Scheer – Production Coordinator 

The Legacy of John Wayne


By Jaydn Harding, OCP Marketing Intern
The name John Wayne is well known and brings a certain image to most people’s mind. The name Marion Robert Morrison, however, is not as recognizable. That was John Wayne’s birth name.
Whether you are a fan of John Wayne and the Western movie genre, or perhaps you have never even seen a John Wayne film, his name is familiar. From some of his first films, such as Words as Music when he was credited as Duke Morrison, to some of his more popular films like The Searchers, Stagecoach and The High and Mighty, Wayne captivated audiences both young and old. As The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance has made its way to the Omaha Community Playhouse stage, we mostly know this story from the 1962 John Wayne film version.  So what exactly makes John Wayne so alluring, even to this day?
John was born in Winterset, Iowa and eventually went on to play football for the University of Southern California. When he first visited a movie set, the director couldn’t believe his eyes. A 6’4”, taller-than-life cowboy was standing in front of him. He began his film career with small background roles but John eventually made his way to the center of the screen, acting in roles that brought out character traits such as bravery, sacrifice and self-reliance.
Fans of his films wanted to be like Wayne, a true “man’s man.” When you dive into John Wayne’s personal life however, you begin to see the turmoil and struggles he went through when the cameras stopped rolling. Growing up with a mother who mistreated him, John struggled with self-confidence and often had difficulty experiencing love. With three failed marriages, emotional troubles and failed business ventures, John’s life away from the screen was very different than his on-screen personas. His courageous acts on screen and his famous one-liners made John Wayne an idol to many. People felt they could relate to him, regardless of their own situations in life.
In The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, John Wayne played a troubled cowboy who competed with a lawyer for the love of Miss Hallie Jackson. This character fit the tough-as-nails cowboy image that comes to mind when thinking of John Wayne.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is playing at the Omaha Community Playhouse now through March 12th, 2017 in the Howard Drew Theater. Although the play is based on the 1962 film version, there are several differences in the plots. These changes are guaranteed to keep audiences in suspense throughout the show, even the diehard John Wayne fans. If you are a fan of the movie version, you won’t be disappointed in the play.


Cast and Crew of Rock of Ages

Cast

Sherrie - Mallory Vallier
Drew - David Ebke
Lonny - Adam Hogston
Stacee Jaxx/Father - Nick LeMay
Franz Klinemann - Paul Hanson
Regina - Samantha Quintana
Dennis Dupree - Bob Gilmore
Justice/Mother - Sara Mattix
Hertz Klinemann - Joey Galda
Ensemble - Marcus Benzel, Carmen Butler, Jana Coburn, Erin Florea, Melissa King, Donte Plunkett, Nora Shelton and Scott Van Den Top


Production

Kimberly Faith Hickman – Director
Jeanne Shelton – Stage Manager
Jim Othuse – Scenic Designer
Chris Wood – Lighting Designer
Georgiann Regan – Costume Designer
Tim Burkhart – Sound Designer
Jim Boggess – Music Director
Kimberly Faith Hickman – Choreographer
Jens Rasmussen – Fight Director
Darin Kuehler - Properties
Greg Scheer – Production Coordinator

Cast of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance


Cast                          

Dennis Stessman - Ransome Foster
Sydney Readman - Hallie Jackson
Isaac Reilly - Bert Barricune
Chad Cunningham - Jim Mosten
Christopher Scott - Marshal Johnson
Brennan Thomas - Liberty Valance
Chris Berger - Narrator
Aubrey Fleming - Ensemble
Gary Williams - Ensemble 

Production

Jeff Horger – Director
Gabi Rima – Stage Manager
Jim Othuse  – Scenic and Lighting Designer
Amanda Fehlner – Costume Designer
John Gibilisco – Sound Designer
Christina Rohling – Fight Director
Vince Krysl – Music Composer/Arranger
Darin Kuehler - Properties
Greg Scheer – Production Coordinator 

Cast of Around the World in 80 Days


Cast

Anthony Clark-Kaczmarek - Phileas Fogg
Ablan Roblin - Jean Passepartout
Ben Beck - Actor 1
Monty Eich - Actor 2
Teri Fender - Aouda

Production

Carl Beck - Director
Liz Kendall Weisser - Stage Manager
Bryan McAdams - Scenic Designer
Jim Othuse - Lighting Designer
Georgiann Regan - Costume Designer
John Gibilisco - Sound Designer
Susie Baer Collins - Dialect Coach
Jens Rasmussen - Fight Director
Vince Krysl - Music Composer/Arranger
Darin Kuehler - Properties
Greg Scheer - Production Coordinator