WE EXIST TO ENTERTAIN YOU
"Magic Under the Stars" since 1949!
we need you!
Pinewood Performing Arts is a Nebraska 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that was started by volunteers. We rely on volunteer support and the generous donations from you and our corporate sponsors.
Our productions are unique to other theatres because the Pinewood Bowl Amphitheatre is not a traditional theatre.
Concrete floors, concrete walls, no wings, limited entrances, no fly space, no grand curtain, and a larger than life proscenium.
Not to mention that we're outdoors.
What this all means is that we must build from the ground, up. We lay a dance floor for the safety of the actors and dancers. Only then can we place our specially designed and built set on the stage.
Sets that will fill the 75 foot wide, 25 foot deep, and 22 foot high stage. We rent sound and lighting equipment and, with a lot of help, we hoist the lights and speakers into the catwalks. We hand paint our sets and the dance floor. We build costumes for our cast of 40+ actors. We build props.
All this, coupled with the royalty fees, and our production costs run about $80,000 each year. We re-use, re-purpose, and re-cycle what we can. We often donate our sets and props to area camps and high schools.
We cannot do this without you.