- $45 for two tickets to The Drowsy Chaperone (up to $80 value)
- When: select dates, September 12–28
- Where: Omaha Community Playhouse
- Seating: best available
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
The Drowsy Chaperone
In the five-time Tony-winning comedy, a reclusive Broadway obsessive eases into his chair and sets the needle of his record player to the soundtrack of his favorite musical: 1928’s fictional The Drowsy Chaperone. But when it begins, more than music fills his apartment. The character’s voices grow into flesh-and-blood bodies, transforming his mousy world into the set for a lavish wedding between a celebrity bride and a millionaire. The starlet’s producer has other plans, though—it’s his task to stop the celebration. What follows is an homage to the glitzy musicals of the Jazz Age, filled with spit takes, mistaken identities, goofy gangsters, and ditzy molls.
Omaha Community Playhouse
In 1924, motion pictures were the entertainment sensation sweeping across the country. But that didn’t meant that live theater was going the way of the coal-powered Victrola—rather, artists banded together to produce more performances than ever. The Omaha Community Playhouse was founded that same year with a lofty mission: “To raise the drama from a purely amusement enterprise into an educational, cultural force.” With this goal as their guide, actors including Henry Fonda and Dodie Brando set about staging seasons of entertaining and enriching plays.
In the decades since it first raised its curtain, the Omaha Community Playhouse has transformed from a small community company to a renowned theatrical force. Acclaimed musicals and plays have graced its two stages, with casts that have included future politicians and film stars. But the glitter of acclaim hasn’t tarnished the company’s original mission to inspire as well as entertain—educational classes and a nationally touring company ensure that audiences learn while they laugh, cry, and applaud.