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

    Aug 25, 2017 Recurring daily

    A 2016 Eugene O’Neil National Playwrights Conference finalist, originally conceived for Shelterbelt Theatre’s Before the Boards series, Eminent Domain tells a relevant story of a Nebraska family farm

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  • Mamma Mia!

    Sep 15, 2017 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    This smash-hit musical, is a delightful tale of love, laughter and friendship, features the songs of ABBA and is one of the top 10 longest-running Broadway musicals. See it live on the Omaha Community

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  • Stupid F@#%ing Bird

    Oct 13, 2017 Recurring daily

    This “sort-of adaptation” of The Seagull by Anton Chekhov tells a story in which an aspiring young director battles against the art created by his mother’s generation. A young actress competes with an

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  • A Christmas Carol

    Nov 17, 2017 Recurring daily

    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 filled with beautiful costumes, exquisite

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  • 10th Anniversary: Yesterday And Today

    Nov 24, 2017 Recurring daily

    Billy McGuigan and his brothers are back for the 10th consecutive year! This all-request Beatles tribute show will have you dancing in the aisles and singing along to every song. Share your stories

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  • Ripcord

    Jan 19, 2018 Recurring daily

    Pranks and practical jokes abound when cantankerous Abby and chipper Marilyn are forced to share the nicest room at the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility. As Abby attempts to get rid of her

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  • Parade

    Feb 9, 2018 Recurring daily

    Parade is the Tony Award-winning musical based around the trial of Leo Frank, a Jewish man wrongfully accused of murder in Marietta, Georgia in 1913. Religious intolerance, political injustice and

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  • Roald Dahl's James And The Giant Peach

    Mar 2, 2018 Recurring daily

    James and the Giant Peach is a brand-new musical guaranteed to mesmerize theatregoers of all ages. A compelling story of a young orphan named James who accidentally drops magic crystals by an old

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  • Shakespeare in Love

    Apr 13, 2018 Recurring daily

    Based on the Academy Award-winning film by Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare in Love is a love letter to the stage and a celebration of theatre, music and human connection. While the government threatens to

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  • The Mountaintop

    May 4, 2018 Recurring daily

    An Olivier Award-winning play of historical fiction, The Mountaintop imagines the final night in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After giving his speech, “The Mountaintop,” Dr. King returns to

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  • Singin' In The Rain

    Jun 1, 2018 Recurring daily

    The beloved movie musical Singin’ in the Rain comes to life on stage with charm, humor and stormy weather that has made it an enduring classic. This tale of a famous on-screen couple from the silent

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