Register now for First Stage!

First Stage Theatre Academy gets a new format and a new director!

This year's students participating in the two week theatre academy will dive into the world of theatre with a new challenge: two weeks to write, build and create their own original production.

This year's camp will be lead by Matthew Pyle who has been seen on the OCP stage in Becky's New Car, A Streetcar Named Desire and A Night with the Family. He has done fight choreography for many OCP shows as well as the Circle Theatre, and is directing the opening play reading for the OCP 21 & Over series, Exit Pursued by a Bear. Lana Brown-Rogal and Kay Johnson will round out the teaching team for choreography and music.

Are you up to the challenge? To register, contact Denise Chapman, director of education, by email or by phone (402) 553-4890, ext. 131. More information is available here.

July Metro Arts and Culture Pass Deal

CORRECTION: This deal was established before Joslyn Art Museum started to offer free admission. We're sorry for the confusion. There will not be a Metro Arts and Culture Pass deal this month.

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 $1 off admission per person at the Joslyn Art Museum.

The Metro Arts and Culture Pass is sponsored by The Reader 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 Nature Association
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
For more information about the Metro Arts Pass, contact the director of sales at or (402) 553-4890, ext. 147.