Go Beyond the Show!

Go Beyond the Show with community conversations following Enron. These discussions give audiences opportunities to discuss themes and subjects within a production with experts and community partners. They are free and open to the public and immediately follow a show.

Business Ethics and Enron: A community conversation
Facilitated by Amy Rodie
Sunday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 24 following the matinee productions of Lucy Prebble's play Enron.

Amy R. Rodie, Ph.D.
James R. Schumacher Chair of Ethics

Associate Professor of Marketing
College of Business Administration
University of Nebraska at Omaha


Professor Rodie teaches a business ethics course to business majors, and students study what went wrong at Enron. She also teaches Principles of Marketing, Consumer Behavior and Marketing Service Products. Amy has served as associate dean of UNO’s College of Business Administration and teaches in many of the executive education programs offered by UNO’s College of Business Administration. She has been awarded UNO’s Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award and the College of Business Administration Dean’s Citation for Excellence in Teaching.


To purchase tickets to Enron or for more information, visit the OCP Box Office, call (402) 553-0800 or click here.

Go Beyond the Show is a series of patron enrichment events that take a deeper look into the work that we produce on our stages.

August Metro Arts and Culture Pass


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 August, you can buy one ticket, get one free to the The Arts Center September performance as well as $1 off admission and tram combo at Lauritzen Gardens.

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

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.

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.