Past Seasons

Crane River Theater
and Kearney Community Theatre
would like to thank all those who attended our 2013 Spring Comedy of
Boeing Boeing.
This was the first collaborative production between our two theaters
and we are excited to partner for many shows to come.

Boeing Boeing
A Non-Stop Comedy
by Marc Camoletti
directed by Steve Barth

Boeing Boeing Poster Idea

April 4, 5, 6 at 7:30pm &
April 7 at 2pm

Live on Stage at Kearney Community Theatre
83 Plaza Boulevard
Kearney, NE 68845

Crane River Theater is thrilled to partner with Kearney Community Theatre to present this hilarious comedy that will have you laughing out loud. It’s the 1960′s, and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms. A riotous farce that recently enjoyed hit revivals in New York and London, Boeing, Boeing is now set to arrive in Kearney, Nebraska – so please fasten your seat belts, the landing could be bumpy!

 Boeing Boeing – Cast List


Natalie Burling
Joe Anderson
Sarah Kollars
*Timothy Hornor
Eve Machtakova
*Alexandra Safford

Assistant Director
Scene Designer
Scenic Artist
Light Designer
Sound Designer

Steve Barth
Katie Nickel
Steve Barth and Brian Botsford
Bob Heiden
Rick Marlatt
Brian Botsford

* Appears courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association





by Lee Blessing

A compassionate story of two people whose love is able to transcend time and space.

June 21, 22 and 23 at 7pm
June 24 at 2pm
Kearney High Auditorium


A Year with Frog and Toad

Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale
Music by Robert Reale
Based on the books by Arnold Lobel

Arnold Lobel’s well loved characters jump from the page to the stage.
A family musical that follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad through four fun-filled seasons.
July 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 at 7pm
Cope Amphitheater at Yanney Park


Into the Woods

Composer and Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Book: James Lapine

All your favorite fairy tale characters come together for an amazing journey.

July 26, 27 & 28 and August 2, 3 & 4 at 7pm
July 28 & 29 at 2pm
Merryman Performing Arts Center

 Crane River Theater Company 2011 Season


June 23 to 25 and June 30 to July 2, 2011 @ 7 pm

Music: Larry Grossman & Hal Hackady
Book: Warren Lockhart, Arthur Whitelaw & Michael Grace
Basis:  Charles M Schulz’s comic strip Peanuts 



July 21 to 23 and July 28 to 30, 2011 @ 7 pm


Composer: Alan Menken
Writer: Howard Ashman 



Our Premier Season included two exciting musicals,


You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Co-Sponsored by Kearney Park & Recreation

Ron & Carol Cope Amphitheater at Yanney Park

Performance Dates:
July 1st & 2nd at 7pm and July 3rd at 2pm
July 8th & 9th at 7pm and July 10th at 2pm






Co-Sponsored by Kearney Public Schools

Kearney High School Auditorium

Performance Dates:
July 22nd, 23rd, & 24th at 7pm
July 29th, 30th, & 31st at 7pm