Since 1975 Community Players has striven to deliver the highest quality theatre to Beatrice and Southeast Nebraska. Our goal is to promote, encourage and increase the knowledge, appreciation and practice of live theatre in Southeast Nebraska.
Our theatre, located in downtown Beatrice, provides a flexible venue for producing a variety of productions ranging from large cast musicals to intimate comedies and dramas. We recently completed a capital campaign to fund building renovations and equipment upgrades.
Thanks to the skills and talents of our more than 200 actors and volunteers annual attendance at CP events routinely tops 5,000.
CP is a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. To meet our current Board click here.
A few highlights
We are extremely proud of the caliber of productions staged by CP.
Take a look at some of our program highlights:
- Full time professional staff
- Recipient of 2006 Governor's Arts Award for organizational achievement
- Nebraska Association of Community Theatres biennial 1 Act Festival 2011: Oustanding Show, Oustanding Actress, 2008: First Place Production, Outstanding Ensemble, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director
- Own our theatre facility
- Award winning renovation to our building’s façade
- Regular season of five productions
- Additional annual Holiday production
- Described by the Omaha World-Herald as "...a particularly impressive example of community theater success." (Oct. 27, 2005 editorial)
- Readers Theatre series
- Computerized Box Office system
- New lighting system
- Support of the Beatrice Children’s Theatre (a separate organization)
- Creation of the touring Southeast Nebraska High School Honor Play program
- Strong community support
- Financial stability
- Annual support from the Nebraska Arts Council
GET INVOLVED! We want to be your community theatre. There is a place for everyone to become active and contribute to our community’s high quality of life. We welcome anyone wanting to get involved.
ON STAGE! Performers of all types and with all experience are welcome. CP has an open door casting policy, meaning EVERYONE is welcome to audition and we frequently cast first time performers on stage.
Click here to learn more about auditioning at CP.
BACK STAGE! Producing a show is more than just the actors on stage. The behind the scenes crews are just as essential to crafting quality productions. We can use volunteers in everything from set construction, to costuming, to box office, to stage management.
Click here to learn about all the volunteer job opportunities at CP.