Omaha Community Playhouse production of "A Christmas Carol."

The Apollon

1801 Vinton St.; 402-884-0135; www.apollonomaha.com

A multigenre arts and entertainment hub that combines theater, cinema, music, literature, visual art and digital media.

Bellevue Little Theatre

205 W. Mission Ave., Bellevue; 402-291-1554; bellevuelittletheatre.weebly.com

Community theater presenting five shows annually. This season’s playbill: “Big Fish,” “Cheaper by the Dozen,” “Arsenic & Old Lace,” “She Loves Me” and “Baskerville.”


Blue Barn Theatre

1106 S. 10th St.; 402-345-1576; www.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.

402-502-4910; www.bsbtheatre.com

Now entering its 26th season, the Brigit St. Brigit Theatre Co. focuses on vibrant, compelling productions of the classics — ancient through contemporary — showcased through professional-quality acting and directing. Four to five 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; www.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; www.chanticleertheater.com

Community theater organization presenting five annual performances and a cabaret series. Season passes available. Summer theater workshops for children. Performances include “Bye Bye Birdie, Young Performers Edition,” “Little Women the Musical” and “My Fair Lady.” The theater will be moving to the Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center in downtown Council Bluffs in 2019.

Creighton University Theatre

24th and California Streets; 402-280-1448; www.creighton.edu/ccas/fineandperformingarts

Stages contemporary and traditional works October through April at Lied Education Center for the Arts.

Elkhorn Community Theatre

Elkhorn South High School, 20303 Blue Sage Parkway; www.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.

Florentine Players

2864 State St.; 402-455-6341; www.florentineplayers.com

Community theater productions include comedies, melodramas and improv nights.

Grist Mill McCready Theatre

313 Main St., Macedonia, Iowa; 712-486-2216; www.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; www.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; www.jccomaha.org

Performs musicals each year. Year-round dance instruction and summer camps.

JMR Productions

9740 Brentwood Road; 402-393-3893; www.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; www.outdoornebraska.gov/mahoney

Summer and fall melodramas. Visit website for season announcement, show dates.

Lofte Community Theatre

15841 Manley Road, Manley, Nebraska; 402-234-2553; www.lofte.org

Post-and-beam style performing arts facility in Cass County. The group’s 2018 season features six productions, including “Hilda’s Yard,” “Guys on Ice” and “Nuncrackers.”

Mills Masquers Community Theater

56543 221st St., Glenwood, Iowa; 712-527-3600; www.millsmasquers.org

Community theater group established in 1977. Performs at Barton-Rowe Theater in Glenwood.


Nebraska Renaissance Faire/ Midlands Pirate Festival

233rd and West Maple Road; 402-999-5463; www.nebfaire.com

Two festivals in April feature six stages of entertainment. Held at RiverWest Park.


Nebraska Shakespeare on the Green

402-280-2391; www.nebraskashakespeare.com

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; www.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; www.omahaplayhouse.com

Community theater with two stages, a professional touring company and an education program. Season runs from August to June and this year includes “Shrek the Musical,” “A Christmas Carol” and “The Bridges of Madison County.”

Orpheum Theater

409 S. 16th St.; 402-345-0606; www.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; www.plvct.org

Holds an annual musical in July at SumTur Amphitheater in Papillion. “Into the Woods” will be the show in summer 2019.

Performing Artists Repertory Theatre

7400 Dodge St.; 402-706-0778; performingartistsrepertorytheatre.org

Nonprofit that stages musicals each year with local actors. Performances at Crossroads Mall.

Ralston Community Theatre

8969 Park Drive, Ralston; 402-898-3545; www.ralstoncommunitytheatre.org

Theater troupe presents a summer musical with community members at the Ralston Performing Arts Centre in Ralston High School.

Rose Theater

2001 Farnam St.; 402-345-4849; www.rosetheater.org

Nationally recognized professional children’s theater housed in the former Riviera movie palace built in 1927. The 2018-2019 season features “Elf the Musical,” Roald Dahl’s “Matilda the Musical” and R.L. Stine’s “Goosebumps.” Single tickets and family memberships available. Theater workshops, classes and camps for children.

The Shelterbelt Theatre

402-341-2757; www.shelterbelt.org

Full productions of new works by local, regional and national playwrights, staged readings and occasional workshops and alternative programming.

SNAP! Productions

402-341-2757; www.snapproductions.com

Performances promote understanding and acceptance of all members of the community through artistic expression.

University of Nebraska at Omaha Theatre

60th and Dodge Streets; 402-554-7529; www.unomaha.edu/unotheatre

Presenting shows September through April in the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Weber Fine Arts Building. The 2018-2019 season spotlights works by female playwrights, including “The Clearing,” “The Secret Garden” and “The Wolves.”

The Weisenheimers

402-319-6454; www.weisenheimers.com

Improv comedy troupe performs original material locally and regionally in small ensembles for parties, corporate and public events.

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