‘The Bridges of Madison County’ Set to Open at OCP

The Bridges of Madison County
Opens March 1 at Omaha Community Playhouse
Omaha, NEThe Bridges of Madison County will open Friday, March 1 at the Omaha Community Playhouse (OCP). The show will run in the Hawks Mainstage Theatre from March 1 through March 24. Performances will be held Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
The Bridges of Madison County is a sweeping love story about an emotional yet brief love affair. Robert, a National Geographic photographer, seeks directions to an iconic covered bridge from local Iowa housewife, Francesca. Their immediate connection takes them both by surprise, and ultimately changes them forever. Featuring a Tony Award-winning score by Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years), The Bridges of Madison County heartbreakingly explores the “what if” in life and will leave audiences breathless.
Tickets are on sale now starting at $24, with ticket prices varying by performance and seating zone. Tickets may be purchased at the OCP Box Office, located at 6915 Cass Street, by phone at (402) 553-0800 or online at OmahaPlayhouse.com.
DOUBLE CASTING
The two lead roles in OCP’s production of The Bridges of Madison County
have been double cast, with Mackenzie Dehmer and Angela Jenson Frey playing the role of Francesca and James Verderamo and Thomas Gjere playing the role of Robert. These
actors will alternate performance dates. The schedule of actors by performance is as follows:
Friday, March 1 – Dehmer & Verderamo
Saturday, March 2 – Frey & Gjere
Sunday, March 3 – Dehmer & Verderamo
Wednesday, March 6 – Frey & Gjere
Thursday, March 7 – Dehmer & Verderamo
Friday, March 8 – Frey & Gjere
Saturday, March 9 – Dehmer & Verderamo
Sunday, March 10 – Frey & Gjere
Wednesday, March 13 – Dehmer & Verderamo
Thursday, March 14 – Frey & Gjere
Friday, March 15 – Dehmer & Verderamo
Saturday, March 16 – Frey & Gjere
Sunday, March 17 – Dehmer & Verderamo
Wednesday, March 20 – Frey & Gjere
Thursday, March 21 – Dehmer & Verderamo
Friday, March 22 – Frey & Gjere
Saturday, March 23 – Dehmer & Verderamo
Sunday, March 24 – Frey & Gjere
SPECIAL EVENTS
Opening Night State Fair Party
OCP will host a special state fair-themed party to celebrate opening night of
The Bridges of Madison County on Friday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. for guests attending the opening night performance. The celebration will include traditional state fair
concessions and activities. To purchase tickets to opening night, please call the OCP Box Office at (402) 553-0800 or visit OmahaPlayhouse.com.
Directed by:  Kimberly Faith Hickman
Cast
Francesca – Mackenzie Dehmer and Angela Jenson Frey
Robert – James Verderamo and Thomas Gjere
Bud – Mike Palmreuter
Michael – Matthew Tolliver
Carolyn – Julianna Cooper
Chiara/Marian – Analisa Peyton
Marge – Joey Hartshorn
Charlie – Kevin Olsen
Young Bud/Ensemble – Brandon Fisher
State Fair Singer/Ensemble – Mary Trecek
Paolo/Ensemble – Bowen Peterson
Ginny/Ensemble – Brooke Fencl
Ensemble – Brendan Brown, Justin Eller, Katie Miller, Amanda Vyhlanek