History

The Nebraska Theatre Caravan was founded in 1975 as a joint project between the Omaha Community Playhouse and the Nebraska Arts Council “to bring together a small group of professional performer-teachers for workshops in Omaha and out-state.”  The original 12-week program soon became a full time program touring to Greater Nebraska, Kansas and Wyoming, and in its second season was playing to 45,000 people in 37 communities.

 

In 1979 the "Caravan" began touring the Charles Jones adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” nationally with one company touring the Midwest. Three years later, in 1982, another company was added to tour the East Coast and a third to tour the West Coast in 1987.

 

Since its inception the "Caravan" has produced 90 fully mounted productions, many of which were new works, and has played to 160 Nebraska communities and numerous others across the nation. To date, the national tour of A Christmas Carol has performed in over 650 cities in 49 states and 4 Canadian provinces.

The Nebraska Theatre Caravan has had a long history of touring locally, state wide and nationally and as we move forward, our focus is to continue producing high-quality national touring the
atrical productions.


Nebraska Theatre Caravan:
Quality, professional, universal.