1801 Vinton St.; 402-884-0135; apollonomaha.com
A multigenre arts and entertainment space that combines theater, music, literature, visual art, comedy and more. Plays are created by local artists to be immersive and interactive experiences for the audience.
Bellevue Little Theatre
203 W. Mission Ave., Bellevue; 402-291-1554; bellevuelittletheatre.weebly.com
The community theater presents five shows annually. Next season’s playbill: “Catch Me If You Can,” “Our Town,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” “Cinderella” and “Temporary Insanity.”
Blue Barn Theatre
1106 S. 10th St.; 402-345-1576; bluebarn.org
A professional theater company offering progressive, contemporary plays in a performance season that runs from September through June.
Brigit St. Brigit Theatre Co.
This theater company focuses on vibrant, compelling productions of the classics — ancient through contemporary — showcased through professional-quality acting and directing. Four to six full-length plays are presented September through May. Performance sites vary.
The Circle Theatre
Hanscom Park United Methodist Church, 4444 Frances St.; 402-553-4715; circletheatreomaha.org
This no-experience theater actively casts and includes individuals with varying abilities in all areas of the theater — cast, crew and audience. Presenting contemporary comedy, drama and musicals for more than 30 years.
Chanticleer Community Theater
830 Franklin Ave., Council Bluffs; 712-323-9955; chanticleertheater.com
The community theater organization presents four annual performances and a cabaret series. Season passes available. Summer theater workshops for children. Performances include “Once Upon A Mattress,” “The Music Man” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The theater will move to the Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center in downtown Council Bluffs later this year.
Creighton University Theatre
2500 California Plaza; 402-280-1448; creighton.edu/ccas/fineandperformingarts
Stages contemporary and traditional works October through April at Lied Education Center for the Arts.
Elkhorn Community Theatre
Elkhorn High School, 1401 Veterans Drive; elkhorncommunitytheatre.org
Founded in 1998 to involve as many community members as possible on committees, as performers and as attendees. Performs one or two shows per year. Auditions and performances at both high schools.
2864 State St.; 561-600-8634, 402-455-6341; florencetheater.org
Community theater productions include comedies, melodramas and improv nights.
Grist Mill McCready Theatre
313 Main St., Macedonia, Iowa; 712-486-2216; gristmillfinearts.com
Stages several productions throughout the year. Organized by the Grist Mill Fine Arts Council.
Iowa Western Community College
2700 College Road, Council Bluffs; 712-388-7140; artscenter.iwcc.edu
Features college theater and live performances from national touring acts.
JCC Dance and Cultural Arts
Jewish Community Center, 333 S. 132nd St.; 402-334-6406; jccomaha.org
Performs musicals each year. Year-round dance instruction and summer camps.
9740 Brentwood Road; 402-393-3893; jmrproductions.com
Original musicals and music by Karen Sokolof Javitch.
Kountze Memorial Theater
Mahoney State Park, Interstate 80, Exit 426, Ashland; 402-944-2523, ext. 7122; http://www.melodrama.net/
Summer and fall melodramas. Visit website for season announcement, show dates.
Lofte Community Theatre
15841 Manley Road, Manley, Nebraska; 402-234-2553; lofte.org
Post-and-beam-style performing arts facility in Cass County. The group’s 2019 season features six productions, including “The Voice of the Prairie,” “The Pirates of Penzance” and “Of Mice and Men.”
Mills Masquers Community Theater
56543 221st St., Glenwood, Iowa; 712-527-3600; millsmasquers.org
Community theater group established in 1977. Performs at Barton-Rowe Theater in Glenwood.
Nebraska Renaissance Faire/Midlands Pirate Festival
233rd Street and West Maple Road; 402-999-5463; nebfaire.com
Festival in April features six stages of entertainment. Held at RiverWest Park.
Nebraska Shakespeare on the Green
Nonprofit professional theater organization. Presents two works of Shakespeare in cooperation with Creighton University, the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the City of Omaha. Thursday through Sunday in late June and early July at Elmwood Park (via the UNO entrance south of the bell tower). Free admission; $20 donation encouraged.
Nebraska Theatre Caravan
402-553-4890, ext. 135; nebraskatheatrecaravan.com
Professional touring arm of the Omaha Community Playhouse; stages annual performances of “A Christmas Carol.”
Omaha Community Playhouse
6915 Cass St.; 402-553-0800; omahaplayhouse.com
Community theater with two stages, a professional touring company and an education program. Season runs from August to June and next season includes “Annie,” “A Christmas Carol” and “The Color Purple.”
409 S. 16th St.; 402-345-0606; ticketomaha.com
Built in 1927, the Orpheum hosts local, national and international performing arts, including touring Broadway productions and Opera Omaha.
Papillion-La Vista Community Theatre
11691 S. 108th St., Papillion; plvct.org
Stages a summer musical at SumTur Amphitheater in Papillion. “Into the Woods” will be performed in July.
Performing Artists Repertory Theatre
7400 Dodge St.; 402-706-0778; performingartistsrepertorytheatre.org
Nonprofit that presents musicals each year with local actors. Performances at Crossroads Mall.
Ralston Community Theatre
8969 Park Drive, Ralston; 402-898-3545; ralstoncommunitytheatre.org
Theater troupe presents a summer musical with community members at the Ralston Performing Arts Centre at Ralston High School. “Beauty and the Beast” will be presented in July.
2001 Farnam St.; 402-345-4849; rosetheater.org
Nationally recognized professional children’s theater housed in the former Riviera movie palace built in 1927. The final show of the 2018-2019 season is Roald Dahl’s “Matilda the Musical,” while the 2019-2020 season features “Ella Enchanted,” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” and “The Cat in the Hat.” Single tickets and family memberships available. Theater workshops, classes and camps for children.
The Shelterbelt Theatre
3225 California St.; 402-341-2757; shelterbelt.org
Full productions of new works by local, regional and national playwrights, staged readings and occasional workshops and alternative programming.
The B Side of Benson Theatre, 6058 Maple St.; 402-341-2757; snapproductions.com
Performances promote understanding and acceptance of all members of the community through artistic expression.
60th and Dodge Streets; 402-554-7529; unomaha.edu/unotheatre
Presenting shows September through April in the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Weber Fine Arts Building. The 2019-2020 season includes “Dogfight,” “Orlando,” “Blood at the Root” (a Connection Series with The Union for Contemporary Art) and “Peter and the Starcatcher.”