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Omaha Community Playhouse

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The Omaha Community Playhouse is the largest community theatre in the nation, features local talent both on stage and behind the scenes and achieves production values comparable to a professional theater. The Howard Drew Theatre is a flexible Black Box theatre space with approximately 200 seats. The Howard and Rhonda Hawks Mainstage Theatre is a classic proscenium style theatre with 560 seats. The Omaha Community Playhouse offers over 10 productions in their annual season with multiple special events. For 92 years, the Playhouse has been a cultural gem in the city of Omaha.

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  • Hours: Wed-Sat/7:30pm; Sun/2pm
  • Price: $28-$42/adults depending on production and day
  • Season: Aug-July
Events
  • Ragtime

    Jun 19, 2019 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    A tragic yet hopeful tale, four-time Tony Award-winning Ragtime explores the pursuit of the American dream and the meaning of family. Set in the melting pot of New York City at the turn of the

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  • Billy McGuigan's Rock Twist

    Aug 2, 2019

    A high-energy concoction of rock ‘n’ roll mega hits, Billy McGuigan’s Rock Twist is a live concert experience like no other. Featuring a stacked lineup of all-star musicians—all backed by a four-piece

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  • Sweat

    Aug 16, 2019

    Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize and a three-time Tony Award® nominee, Sweat follows a group of steelworkers whose steady march toward the American dream is uprooted by economic change. Sweat goes to

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  • Annie

    Sep 13, 2019

    Annie is the beloved tale of a young girl who never gives up hope of one day reuniting with her parents. Annie finds herself in a web of con artists, kidnappers and Miss Hannigan! Featuring songs like

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  • The Rocky Horror Show

    Oct 4, 2019

    The Rocky Horror Show makes its long-awaited return! Wild characters, rock songs and elaborate dances at Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter’s mansion strips Brad and Janet of their innocence and leads them to

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  • A Christmas Carol

    Nov 15, 2019

    It just isn’t Christmas without A Christmas Carol! Experience Omaha’s favorite holiday tradition as Ebenezer Scrooge takes us on a life-changing journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas.

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  • Yesterday And Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience

    Nov 22, 2019

    Cap off 2019 with a shot of Beatlemania—courtesy of the brothers McGuigan! Yesterday and Today is the smash hit, all-request Beatles show that the audience controls. With no two shows the same,

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  • A Raisin in the Sun

    Jan 17, 2020

    Winner of five Tony Awards®, A Raisin in the Sun confronts life in South Side Chicago through the Younger family. the looming fear that an unexpected insurance check may be their only chance, the

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  • Native Gardens

    Feb 14, 2020

    When Pablo and Tania purchase a new home in a well-to-do white neighborhood, the couple next door offers a friendly welcome. But when a laughable property line disagreement turns into an all-out turf

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  • Once

    Feb 28, 2020

    Winner of eight Tony Awards® and based on the Oscar®-winning film, Once is the tale of unexpected love between an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant. The score—featuring the Academy Award®-winning

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  • Bright Star

    Apr 17, 2020

    Inspired by real events, Bright Star is a story of enduring hope woven through time and set against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. With a bluegrass score that will seep

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  • For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday

    May 1, 2020

    For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday follows 70-year-old Ann and her four siblings as they face the loss of their father. As the siblings revisit their childhood, the audience gets a glimpse at what it

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  • The Color Purple

    May 29, 2020

    Based on the novel by Alice Walker and the film by Steven Spielberg, The Color Purple is a coming-of-age story set in rural Georgia told through jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues with powerhouse vocal

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