Community Players

Category: Arts/Culture/Humanities

This Year's Project: Facility Improvements, Phase 3: Lighting

About Our Organization

Producing 70 events with attendance of more than 7,500, Community Players is one of Nebraska's most active performing arts organizations. Community Players connects our community through opportunities to perform, learn, collaborate, and be entertained. Classic shows, new works, educational programs, and special events inspire our community to be a better place through the arts. Six shows in our regular season of musicals and plays bring together performers from throughout Southeast Nebraska. Three family/youth productions featuring young performers educates the next generation. Several other special live events and collaborations expand the impact of the theatre. The lights never go out at Community Players.

Current Project: Facility Improvements, Phase 3: Lighting

Over the past two years CP has made important upgrades and repairs to our bustling facility in downtown Beatrice. Support from sources like Big Give Gage have enabled us to nearly complete the first 2 of 5 phases of work – all part of a $222,000 overall facility improvement effort.


This year we are targeting upgrades to our lighting system. When completed, we will invest nearly $60,000 in lighting improvements. CP is known throughout the state for creating some of the most complex and visually stunning lighting effects of any community theatre. Our award-winning lighting designs are even more notable as the computerized console that controls our lights is more than 20 years old and still uses 3.5-inch floppy discs!


You can shed more light on the kids, adults, and community members who bring you live entertainment. Our Big Give goal is year is to raise $6,000 and purchase a new lighting control system that will enable us to run modern lighting equipment and maintain our reputation for creating some of the most visually stunning musicals and plays in Nebraska.

$8,140 Raised of $6,000 goal
$0 $6,000
52 Donors
Community Players

412 Ella St.
Beatrice, NE 68310

(402) 228-1801

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