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The North Platte Community Playhouse reached its 88th Season thanks to the continued dedication of countless volunteers and donors. Thousands of volunteer hours have made us one of the oldest and most respected community theaters in Nebraska.

Want to help? Make a donation here, check out the opportunities on this page or contact us by using the form below, by visiting us at 301 E 5th Street or calling 308-532-8559.
Monday-Friday: 1-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Financial Support

The Show Must Go On

SUPPORT THE NORTH PLATTE COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE'S MISSION

North Platte is home to the North Platte Community Playhouse and the historic 850-seat Fox Theatre. These facilities have a long tradition of hosting live theatre productions, movies, guest speakers, community concerts, talented musicians and children’s performances. The theatre was constructed in 1929 and since that time has served the residents of west-central Nebraska in a profound and meaningful way.

After nearly 90 years of performances, conferences, lectures and musical entertainers, the historic Fox Theatre must move into the 21st century. The North Platte Community Playhouse Board is committed to raising $500,000 to make the Fox Theatre “the place” in our community to experience drama, music and intellectual fulfillment.

We invite you to be part of this vision. With community support we know this dream will soon be a reality. Please join us by making a gift so we can renovate the historic Fox Theatre.

Join a Theatre Circle

All gifts will be recognized on monitors displayed in the Fox Theatre

The North Platte Community Playhouse and the Fox Theatre have served our community since 1929. Through the years, we have continued to provide quality family entertainment at an affordable price.

Your gift fosters the creative endeavors of our community partners. Please consider joining one of our Theatre Circles. All gifts will be recognized on monitors in the lobby of the Fox Theatre.

Contribution Levels

$50,000+ Producer’s Circle (possible naming opportunities)
$25,000+ Director’s Circle
$15,000+ Designer’s Circle
$10,000+ Choreographer’s Circle
$5,000+ Overture Circle
$1,000+ Act I Circle
$500+ Actors Circle
$100 Reprise Circle (A multi-year pledge of $100 or more) 

Fox Theatre Repairs

  • Stage Lighting

    $50,000

  • Heating and Cooling System

    $40,000

  • Plaster Wall Repairs

    $50,000

  • Upstairs Women's Lounge and Men's Restroom

    $50,000

  • Cast/Speaker Restrooms

    $15,000

  • Outside Masonry (Tuck Pointing)

    $50,000

  • Marquee Repairs

    $15,000

Volunteer

We are always eager to welcome new faces into the Playhouse family, so if you are a team player who has always wanted to help make a little theater magic, this is the place for you!
We have numerous committees that our volunteers serve on, so there is bound to be one or more that might benefit from your time and energy.

Lighting and Sound

The sound and lighting departments are two very important parts of every production. Without them, the audience wouldn’t see or hear the performers and shows would lack the amazing sound and visual effects that this team brings to the stage.

If you’ve got a calm temperament, can think on your feet and have a technical mind, you may feel right at home in the booth. Knowledge of computers, willingness to be trained by tech pros and follow directions, and good motor skills would make you a perfect fit for the sound and lighting team!

Set Construction

Our construction team doesn’t just build sets – they construct magic. You must be able to follow the directions of our technical directors and observe safety precautions while utilizing a variety of power tools. If you have artistic or mechanical skills, they’ll be put to good use!

You’ll help with measuring, sawing, stapling, drilling, scaffold and ladder climbing, flat lifting, wallpapering, painting or carpentry shop clean up.

Props

Ever wonder where the unique items you see on stage come from? Our props department makes it happen. The props team is charged with finding all the wonderful items that characters use throughout the course of the show.

Some are found in prop rooms, others are picked up from scavenging thrift stores and some are fabricated to suit the director’s needs. If you’re good at finding cool stuff, turning pieces of old clothing into something new, polishing silver or brass, or dusting shelves full of one-of-a-kind collectibles, then the props department may be a good fit!

Ushers

Ushers must be available to come in one hour before curtain time, meet and greet arriving audience members, show them to their seats, hand out playbills and be a smiling presence to make the audience’s experience an enjoyable one. Ushers must be available for one to two performances per show.

Interested?

Do you want to help make our productions the best they can be? Contact Scott Carlson or Rajean Shepherd at (308) 532-8559.

Box Office

Our box office personnel must be good people-persons, as they deal with the general public. They answer questions about the season and sell tickets to the show. Friendly phone skills and a knowledge of computers are vital.

Costumes

Another creative area of theater involves the designing and building of the costumes needed to clothe the performers. Research into the time periods of our shows can be an enlightening introduction to the fashions of bygone eras.

A knowledge of fabrics is useful, but being able to put a thread to needle to create a piece of clothing is truly an art form. Being able to take in or let out a garment is valuable, as costumes sometimes need to be altered to fit actors. Additionally, those who are skilled at ironing, repair and cleaning of costumes are highly sought after.

Members of the costume department also pursue thrift shops around town, looking for costume pieces and accessories that might fit our productions.

Sales

Our sales team helps solicit advertisers for our playbill by showing local businesses how they can build their market share by supporting one of our community’s most beloved institutions.

This team helps our sponsors reach potential customers at the height of the season. We offer a targeted audience who will see each advertiser’s message prior to each show, during intermission and when they take playbills home.

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The Theatre Guild

The North Platte Community Playhouse Guild was founded nearly 50 years ago to support the Playhouse. The Guild provides ushers for each performance and each year sponsors the Carousel of Homes Tour. The Guild has contributed more than $240,000 to the playhouse.

The Guild provides an opportunity to make new friends, be part of an active community group and be a passionate advocate for the Fox Theatre.

Guild membership is $10. For more information call Mary Johnson at 308-532-5613.

Guild Board of Directors

President – Darlene Stewart
Vice President – Pat Wagner
Secretary – Diane Oerter
Treasurer – Karen Olson
Tour Chairperson – Dixie Francis
Board Members – Mary Johnson, Connie Madison, Irene Miller, Mary States, Marge Thomas, Deanna O’Donnell, Barbara Dowell, Mary Collins, Joni Lloyd, Sue Eggleston