• Little about us

    North Platte Community Playhouse

    The mission of the North Platte Community Playhouse is to provide quality entertainment and a beautiful venue for community events in the historically important building, the Neville Center for the Performing Arts.

    Thanks to the support and participation of citizens of North Platte and the surrounding area, the North Platte Community Playhouse has thrived and has enriched the cultural life of the community. Members of the present North Platte Community Playhouse Board of Directors hope that many years from now the Playhouse will still be producing plays that will entertain and delight local audiences.

    Our History

    1955 - Organized at the home of Charlie and Rose Craig

    The North Platte Community Playhouse was organized in 1955 at the home of Charlie and Rose Craig, who served bean sandwiches to members of the fledgling group.

    1956 - "Harvey," the first show produced by the newly-organized thespians

    "Harvey," the first show produced by the newly-organized thespians, was presented 'in the round' in the Crystal Ballroom of the Pawnee Hotel in February, 1956.

    At that time, Charley Craig was president of the Board of Directors. Others who served on the board during 1956 were Paul Muchlinski, June Alexander, Betty Heidbreder, Katy Varicak, Rose Craig, Virginia Robertson, Betty McConahay, Donald Swaim and Leo Anderson.

    In a program note, the playhouse board welcomed the audience with the wish that "Harvey" would be the first of many successful productions. The note also stated that the Playhouse's future was in the hands of the people of the community, because actors, musicians, directors, stage helpers, and financial support were needed.

    1968 - The Playhouse Auxiliary was organized

    In 1968, the Playhouse Auxiliary was organized to give support and to organize money-making projects.

    1969 - Purchase of the old State Theatre

    In 1969, the old State Theater was purchased and subsequently renovated. It was used until the Neville sisters donated the Fox Theatre to the Playhouse in 1980.

    A fund-raising campaign brought in more than $250,000, which was used to restore the theater to its former grandeur. Now all plays are presented in this beautiful and historic venue. Thanks to the generosity of the Peter Kiewit Foundation, the Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation, businesses, and individuals, the Neville Center is now air-conditioned and new rest room facilities have been added.

  • Theatre Guild

    The North Platte Communinity Playhouse Theater Guild was founded more than 40 years ago. Serving as a support group for the North Platte Community Theater, they provide ushers and intermission refreshments at each performance.

    Each year the Guild sponsors the Carousel Tour of Homes. Proceeds from the tour are donated to the NPCP for theatre improvements. Since its founding in 1969, the Guild has contributed more than $165,000 to the North Platte Community Playhouse. Some of the improvements made possible from the North Platte Community Playhouse Theater Guild include our sound system, tables and chairs, theatre seats, dimmer lights, drapes, kitchen cabinets and new bathroom construction.

    Guild Board of Directors

    President - Mary Johnson

    Vice President - Judy Thompson

    Secretary - Mary States

    Treasurer - Jenny Melott

    Tour Co-Chairpersons -Deanna O'Donnell and Dixie Francis

    Board Memebers - Diane Finch, Kay Johnson, Connie Madison, Irene Miller, Darlene Stewart, Carol Beggs, Arleen Peterson, Marge Thomas, Barbara Dowell and Pat Wagner

    Playhouse Board Member - Peggy Fox


    Theater Guild Memebers and volunteers are always needed as well as appreciated. To become a member of the Guild, please call +1 308 532 5613

    Donations are a large part of allowing the Neville Center to operate. A GREAT BIG THANK YOU goes out to our sponsors, volunteers and donators who keep our doors open.

  • Town Hall: A Lecture Series

    North Platte Community Playhouse

    All lectures start at 10:30 a.m.

    For tickets, inquiries or membership, please call +1 308 530 8448

    Board of Directors

    President - Sue Huebner

    Vice President - Kathleen Keenan

    Secretary - Joni Lloyd

    Treasurer - Malinda Paloucek

    Membership - Betty Guynan

    Hostess - Marcia Olsen

    Sponsorhsip - Laura Troshynski

    Newsletter - Kathy Nutter

    Publicity - Wendy Staroska

    Luncheon - Jane Wilkinson


    Season Tickets $60 for all 4 lectures. Individual luncheon tickets are $12 and must be purchased in advance.

    2014- 2015 Lecture Schedule

    Elizabeth Smart "The Past and Who You Are"

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Elizabeth’s captors controlled her by threatening to kill her and her family if she tried to escape. After being held prisoner for 9 months, police safely returned Elizabeth back to her family. Elizabeth has become an advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs and National legislation. Her life now is a daily demonstration that it is possible to overcome extreme adversity by not allowing your past to dictate your life’s future.

    Erin Palinski "Eating Your Way to a Healthier Heart"

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    Author of 2 Day Diabetes Diet and Belly Fat Diet For Dummies, Erin promotes nutrition and wellness as an author, media spokesperson, motivational speaker and corporate consultant. She contributes her nutrition expertise to a variety of national and regional media including The Doctors, CBS News, ABC News, Fox News, Prevention Magazine and Fitness Magazine.

    Andy Och "First Ladies: Influence and Image"

    Thursday, April 9, 2015

    For the C-SPAN series "First Ladies: Influence and Image", Andy Och spent over a year traveling to nearly every location that helped tell the stories of every First Lady of the United States of America. He covered Martha Washington through Michelle Obama and visited with people and places all across the country, learning everything he could about these women before, during and after their time in the White House. He is the First Ladies Man, and he is excited to share the stories of his adventures.

    Jo-Ellan Dimitruis "Reading People"

    Tuesday, May 5, 2015

    President of Dimitrius & Associates, a full service trial consulting firm, Jo-Ellan provides consulting for cases throughout the United States, including the recent Casey Anthony trial. In her time, she has evaluated over 10,000 jurors, witnesses, lawyers, and even judges during trial. Among her specialties, Dr. Dimitrius advises her clients about how regular people, like those who would be on a jury, would respond to their witnesses, claims and defenses. Her astonishing ability to understand and predict the behaviors of jurors, witnesses and judges led to her being nicknamed "The Seer" by American Lawyer Magazine.

  • 2015-2016 Production Season

    Friday and Saturday showings are at 8pm CTS & Sunday Matinee showings are at 2pm CTS

    General Admission $15.00

    Ages 16 and under $8.00

    Students with I.D. $8.00

    Shows List

    • She Stoops to Conquer
    • It's a Wonderful Life
    • Mary Poppins
    • Altar Boyz

    Show Dates and Details

    She Stoops to Conquer

    Performance Dates: September 25, 26, 27 & October 2, 3 & 4 2015

    She Stoops to Conquer

    Join us for the opening of our season with the masterpiece classic, "She Stoops to Conquer", directed by Bob Allen. The comedy was written by the Irish author, Oliver Goldsmith. The opening night audience at Covent Gardens Theatre in 1773 London roared with continuous approval! Over the centuries, it has become one of the most popular comedies in English literary history. "She Stoops to Conquer" is a comedy of manners, which satirizes the way of life and social customs of the class-consciousness of eighteen-century Englishmen. The show contains vital energy, many farcical elements and amusing irony.

    Director: Bob Allen

    It's a Wonderful Life

    Performance Dates: November 13, 14, 15 & 20, 21, & 22 2015

    It's a Wonderful Life

    Come celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season with the Christmas classic, "It's a Wonderful Life", directed by Carolyn Clark. The story tells the saga of George Bailey, the "everyman" from the small town of Bedford Falls. His dreams of escape and adventure have been squashed by family obligation and civic duty. George's guardian angel descends on Christmas Eve to save George from despair and to remind him, by showing him what the world would have been like had her never been born, that his has been, after all, a wonderful life!

    Director: Carolyn Clark

    Mary Poppins

    Performance Dates: February 19, 20, 21 & 26, 27 & 28 2016

    Mary Poppins

    Everyone's favorite practially perfect nanny takes the stage in this "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" musical adventure directed by Scott Carlson & John Hales. The jack-of-all-trades, Bert, introduces us to 1910 England and the troubles Banks family. Young Jane & Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic, common sense and many memorable adventures, Mary Poppins teaches the family how to value each other again.

    Director - Scott Carlson & John Hales

    Altar Boyz

    Performance Dates: April 15, 16, 17 & October 22, 23, & 24 2016

    Altar Boyz

    Our season finale will be the musical, "Altar Boyz" directed by Lori Evans. Altar Boyz is a fiit stomping, rafter-raising musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy band from Ohio on the last night of their "Raise the Praise" tour. The show is a light satire on the phenomenon of boy bands and the popularity of Christian themed music in contemporary American culture. The musical is presented in real time as the final concert of the nation tour stages by their five-member group, Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan & Abraham.

    Director: Lori Evans

  • Individual Tickets

    Friday and Saturday showings are at 8pm CTS & Sunday Matinee showings are at 2pm CTS

    General Admission $15.00

    Ages 16 and under $8.00

    Students with I.D. $8.00

    2015-2016 Production Season

    • She Stoops to Conquer
    • It's a Wonderful Life
    • Mary Poppins
    • Altar Boyz

    Individual & Season Tickets

    We accept cash, check, credit card and now PayPal!

    Tickets may be purchased in four different ways:

    1. (1) In person ~ Beginning the Monday before each show, the office and ticket booth are open at 301 E. 5th St. in North Platte, NE between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

    2. (2) Over the phone ~ You may also phone your order during these same hours at 308-532-8559 with a credit card.

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    4. (3)You may purchase your tickets 24 hours a day once tickets go on sale online (also the Monday before performance).

    5. (4) Walk up ~ Come by the box office 1 hour before show time and purchase your tickets at the door. (Based on ticket availability.)

    Please note that tickets must be paid for at the time of reservation. We are unable to process refunds or exchanges.

    Season Tickets

    Snail Mail Order Form

    Season Tickets

    Adult $50.00

    Student $25.00

    Family Pass $135.00 (2 adult and 2 student memberships)

    Season Tickets

    Patron Membership

    All Patrons receive name mention on our new digital advertising

    "Bravo" $125.00 - Includes 2 season memberships

    "Encore" $250.00 - Includes 4 season memberships

    "Take a Bow" $500.00 - Includes 6 season memberships

    "In the Spotlight" $1,000.00 - Includes 8 season memberships

    Patron Membership
  • Current Fundraiser

    North Platte Community Playhouse

    Light the Marquee

    Recently, the company that manufactures the message boards on the marquee went out of business.

    The New Look

    North Platte Community Playhouse

    Your support is greatly appreciated

    Mail your donation to NPCP "Light the Marquee", PO Box 1045, North Platte, NE 69103.

    Support Us

    Donations are a large part of allowing the Neville Center to operate. A GREAT BIG THANK YOU goes out to our sponsors, volunteers and donators who keep our doors open.

    We gratefully acknowledge donations and thank you as every dollar adds up.

    Financial support by those who believe in the work of the NPCP is an essential part of creating great theatre. As a nonprofit theater, gifts from individuals, businesses, government and foundations underwrite much of NPCP's annual operating budget and are the means by which we create beautifully crafted productions, keep ticket prices affordable and offer stimulating children's programs.

    Volunteers are also critically important to NPCP, and we are proud to have more than 100 active volunteers who donate their time and talents to help the theater realize its mission.

    You might not realize it but . . .

    When you buy a theatre ticket, the cost of that ticket only covers 50% of the expenses associated with producing the play. Theatres are non-profit organizations which thrive off the generosity of their donors. Raising ticket prices would decrease ticket sales and discourage attendance therefore the expense difference is covered by good-will donations.

    Your NPCP donation is tax-deductible.

    The NPCP accepts non-monetary donations as well. Just like a household, we can use toiletries, office supplies, furniture, garage bags, paper products, cleaning supplies, burnable CDs, office labels, clear storage bins, costumes & other items. These donations are tax-deductible also.

    The NPCP is always in need of new volunteers as well. There are costumes to be mended and altered, sets to paint, general cleaning & errands to run. As volunteers age, move away and their schedules become overloaded, the need for new volunteers grows.


    Light the Marquee

    Recently, the company that manufactures the message boards on the marquee went out of business. As a result, the Playhouse is unable to get replacement light bulbs and parts.

    Because of this, the only option is to replace the message boards with newer more up-to-date technology. The new boards will feature full-color LED lighting.

    The Playhouse is asking the community for their support in this endeavor, with the cost of the project totaling about $20,000. The NPCP Board of Directors is asking the community to contribute so the project can be completed by the beginning of 2014.

    The only part of the marquee being replaced is the message boards. The historic Fox Theater sign will not be removed or replaced.

    Original Article by The North Platte Post

  • Archives of Past Performances



    Night Must Fall


    The Man Who Came to Dinner


    Born Yesterday


    My Three Angels

    Witness for the Prosecution

    See How They Run



    Bus Stop


    The Tender Trap



    The Four Poster

    Broken Dishes


    Our Town

    Mister Roberts

    Sabrina Fair



    Hasty Heart

    Reluctant Deb

    Three Blind Mice



    Everybody Loves Opal

    One Acts

    Sorry, Wrong Number


    Curious Savage




    Blithe Spirit


    Man in the Dog Suit

    Deadwood Dick


    The Chips Are Down



    Come Blow Your Horn

    The Drunkard




    Wedded to a Villain


    The Moon Is Blue

    Dirty Work at the Crossroads





    Pure as the Driven Snow


    Youre a Good Man, Charlie Brown

    Stalag 17

    Never Too Late


    Best Man

    Barefoot in the Park

    Annie, Get Your Gun



    Last of the Red Hot Lovers

    Bye, Bye, Birdie



    Mary, Mary

    A Funny Thing Happened on the

    Way to the Forum

    Catch Me if You Can


    Two if by Sea

    Sunshine Boys

    The Girls in 509



    You Cant Take It with You

    Odd Couple

    Sunday in New York


    Mouse Trap

    Play It Again, Sam



    Arsenic and Old Lace

    Wait Until Dark




    The Music Man

    The Man Who Came to Dinner

    The Spoon River Anthology


    Come Blow Your Horn

    Two by Two

    Blithe Spirit



    Once Upon a Mattress

    On Golden Pond



    (First Season in the Neville Center)

    Anything Goes

    Life with Father



    South Pacific

    Cactus Flower

    Death of a Salesman


    No Sex Please, Were British

    Robber Bridegroom

    South Pacific




    Lo and Behold

    Importance of Being Ernest




    The Lady Cried Fox


    Nebraska vs. Oklahoma

    My Fair Lady

    Canteen Reunion Over Here


    Noises Off



    Brighton Beach Memoirs

    Steele Magnolias

    I Do, I Do

    Deadwood Dick


    Rehearsal for Murder

    A Christmas Carol




    Fiddler on the Roof

    All My Sons


    The Odd Couple



    Paint Your Wagon

    Alone Together

    The Sound of Music

    Love Letters


    Arsenic and Old Lace

    A Christmas Carol

    Anything Goes



    Damn Yankees

    Critics Choice

    Guys and Dolls

    Everybody Loves Opal



    The King and I


    Run for Your Wife






    Opal Is a Diamond


    Annie, Get Your Gun

    Play On!


    The Foreigner




    Exit the Body

    Man of LaMancha

    Lend Me a Tenor


    Nunsense II

    Anybody Out There

    Joseph and the Amazing

    Technicolor Dream Coat

    Blithe Spirit


    The Wizard of Oz

    Its a Wonderful Life

    The Music Man

    Moon Over Buffalo



    A Grand Night for Singing

    Miracle on 34th Street


    You Cant Take It with You


    The Cemetery Club


    Meet Me In St. Louis

    Father of the Bride


    The Miracle Worker


    Once Upon a Mattress

    Flaming Idiots



    Lets Murder Marsha

    Meshuggah Nuns


    Over the River and

    through the Woods


    Two by Two

    Opals Million Dollar Duck

    How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying

    Come Blow Your Horn


    Steel Magnolias

    I Remember Mama

    Seven Brides for

    Seven Brothers

    Who's on First?



    Little Shop of Horrors

    A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley

    She Loves Me

    Grace and Glorie


    State Fair

    A Christmas Story

    Beauty and the Beast

    On Golden Pond



    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

    Hello Dolly

    Barefoot in the Park



    The Odd Couple

    The Pirates of Penzance


    Exit Who


    Seussical the Musical

    Papa's Angels


    Dearly Departed


    Mister Roberts

    White Christmas

    Arsenic & Old Lace

    The Marvelous Wonderettes



    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    A Tuna Christmas


    Broadway Cabaret


    Noises Off

    Almost Maine

    Jesus Christ Superstar



    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

    Away in the Basement-A Church Basement Ladies Christmas

    Monty Python’s SPAMALOT

    Sherlock Holmes

  • Auditions

    Frontier Revue

    May 11th & 12th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. CST

    Auditions for the 2015 Frontier Revue will be held May 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. in the Patty Birge Room both nights at the NP Community Playhouse, according to directors Anne Schmit and Donna Pucket. The production dates are June 14-18. Rehearsals will begin on Memorial Day and go for three weeks. Those auditioning do not need to prepare anything unless they want a solo. Anyone under 16 years of age must have a responsible adult with them at auditions and during all rehearsals and performances.


  • Contact Address

    North Platte Community Playhouse

    301 East 5th Street
    PO Box 1045
    North Platte, NE 69101
    Telephone: +1 308 532 8559
    E-mail: northplattecommunityplayhouse@gmail.com


    Executive Director - Scott Carlson

    House Manager - Carol Swain

    Administrative Assistant - Rajean Shepherd

    Board Members

    President - Daniel Harder

    Vice President - John Hales

    Treasurer - Bea Webster

    Secretary - Carolyn Clark

    Corresponding Secretary - Rajean Shepherd

    Recording Secretary - Carolyn Clark


    Anne Schmit

    Sara Morris

    Lou Cox Fornander

    Peggy Fox

    Dick Hall

    Wayne Pressnall

    Todd Turner

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