A Tribute to Lynne Hazuka Ridge

Lynne Hazuka Ridge transformed people into characters and transported audiences to different worlds with her creations. An award-winning costume designer at the Omaha Community Playhouse for 14 years, Lynne designed costumes for shows such as The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Shakespeare in Hollywood and Flyin’ West, to name a few.
Flyin' West - Costumes by Lynne Hazuka Ridge

In addition to costume design, Lynne created puppets for OCP shows, such as the two-person wearable camel in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat, Sister Mary Annette (Marionette) in Nunsense and the Steampunk dragon in The Fantasticks, which she designed with then props master and friend, Amy Reiner. Her stunning hats and headpieces also enhanced wardrobes.

Nunsense - Puppet by Lynne Hazuka Ridge
While Lynne was designing A Streetcar Named Desire during the 2011-12 season, she took a leave of absence, which became permanent, to fight cancer. Lynne lost the battle on Sept. 6, 2012.

A tribute to Lynne’s life and work will be In the OCP lobby May 3-June 2, 2013. A reception will be held Sunday, May 5, 4-5:30 p.m. at which Lynne's family will be present. Those who would like to attend the reception should RSVP to lpoole@omahaplayhouse.com or (402) 553-4890, ext.122. 

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