Every November, the Omaha Community Playhouse performs A Christmas Carol to enthusiastic crowds from across the region. But what the audience doesn’t see are the awkward, funny, strange and inspiring moments that happen long before the curtain opens. From the backstage struggles to the onstage camaraderie, this documentary explores the creative process that takes this holiday tradition from the page to the stage.
This one-hour observational documentary goes behind the scenes at one of the most successful community theaters in the country as it stages the Charles Dickens holiday classic, A Christmas Carol.
In NET Television’s Casting Call to Curtain Call, cameras document every step of the process from the nerve-wracking auditions to the demanding 6-week rehearsal schedule. It is a nightly blend of laughter and struggle in preparation for opening night and a revelation for those who have never seen behind the curtain at a theater production.
The creative team behind this program is Producer/Director Michele Wolford, Editor/Videographer Brian Seifferlein and Audio Engineer/Sound Mixer Jim Lenertz. Casting Call to Curtain Call was made possible with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment.