OUR STORY

Volunteers started what is now the Pinewood Bowl tradition and volunteers work all year to preserve this uniquely Lincoln theater experience.

Our theater is in a park, which means the atmosphere is relaxed and family-friendly. 


Our mission is to provide quality entertainment to all of Lincoln and the surrounding communities, we keep our ticket prices as low as possible ($12-$15 adults, $5 kids, age 4 & under are free). 


We recognize that not all have the opportunity to attend a cultural event, we provide free tickets to at-risk youth/families through Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Teammates, and City Impact. 


We are committed to Lincoln and the surrounding area we source local shops and tradespeople for our sets, costumes, props, and specialty make-up.


We believe in our community’s talent, our cast/crew/orchestra are all community-based volunteers.


We believe in the professionals in our community, we hire a very small staff each year (Director/Choreographer, Music Director/Conductor, Costumer, Set Designer/Builder, Stage Manager). 

cast dressed like fishes
cast and orchestra rehearsal
cast bonding
cast before the show
cast rehearsing
cast backstage
cast learning choreography
director and actress sharing a moment
 

PROFESSIONAL PASSION

Community theater can be seen as a hobby. We see it as an impactful passion. We love what we do and are taken seriously because we are serious about creating high-quality performances.

FROM THE GROUND UP

Beautiful productions don’t build themselves and neither do successful organizations. We build our success one brick at a time with hard work and collaboration. In order to grow, you have to get your hands dirty.

LIKE COMING HOME

We share pride in bringing people together both on stage and off. Every summer friendships are made or strengthened and families come together over our productions. That feeling extends through every facet of our organization.

HIGH QUALITY ENTERTAINMENT

We don’t do anything halfway. Our performances are of the highest quality in the area. It’s time that Lincoln’s talent is truly showcased and that’s the promise we make to our audiences.

 

NOTABLE ALUMNI

We were excited to share the stage with them then and we are so happy watch them on their stage now.

KELLY ELLENWOOD

Starred as Carlotta Guidicelli in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway (1994-1998)

COURTNEY PICCOLI

Has served as our  Director/Choreographer for xx years. She won the 2015 Lincoln Mayor's Art's Award and is the owner of Piccoli Dance Theatre

BRYON HEINRICH

Founded of the Man Dance Company in San Francisco, CA

ROBERT WAMSLEY

One of the founders of The Stage Theater in Hickman, NE

MICHAEL J. CORNER

One of the founders of The Stage Theater in Hickman, NE

SAM HARTLEY

Currently starring as Billy Flynn on the national tour of Chicago. National Tours include: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Beast), Elf the Musical (Buddy). Off-Broadway: The Lightning Thief (Grover understudy, 2017 Lucille Lortel production).

CON O'SHEA-CREAL

Starred in the Broadway production of Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Phil) and  in the Networks National Tour of Walt Disney's Mary Poppins (Bert).

SAMANTHA MARIE WARE

Starred in the Chicago company of Hamilton (Peggy Schuyler), in the Walt Disney's Las Vegas Production of The Lion King (Nala), in the touring company of The Book of Mormon (Nabulungi). She won a Helen Hayes Award in 2014 for her work in The Book of Mormon. She also starred in the final season of Glee (Jane Hayward).

MARY KATE MOORE

Starred in Cameron Mackintosh's North American Tour of Les Miserables (Fantine), has also performed in the North American tour of Fiasco Theater Productions Into The Woods, was seen in Rocky Horror at Gateway Playhouse in Bellport, New York, and recently played Grizabella in Cats on the Oasis of the Seas.

 

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cast before the show