Crazy For You - February 22 - February 24, 2018

Omaha Burke High School Theatre Department


Susie  Susan Baer Collins, Dialect Coach, was associated for

  27 years with the Omaha Community Playhouse and most

  recently served there as the Associate Artistic Director.

  She directed many shows which include The Secret

  Garden, My Fair Lady, Carousel, Ragtime, Fiddler on the

  Roof, Hairspray and Les Misérables. Susan retired from

  her full-time position at the Playhouse in June, 2014, but

  she continues as a freelance director and theatre artist,

  having recently directed the Playhouse production

  of Superior Donuts last spring. Next summer, she will direct Much Ado About Nothing for the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival. In addition to a number of awards received for her work as a director and actor, Susan was the recipient of The Omaha Theatre Arts Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. In 2014, she received the Nebraska State Governor's Artist of the Year Award.



Frank  Frank Insolera, Set Construction, is back again for

  his seventh year as set builder for the musical. He always

  enjoys the challenge of designing and constructing large

  sets and getting to work with all the theatre students.

  Frank is an engineer by trade and works at Offutt AFB.

  When not there, he can be found enjoying the company of

  friends, working on other theater projects, or working with

  the Basset & Beagle Rescue of the Heartland (from which

  he's adopted two of his dogs). 





Debbie  Debbie Massey- Schneweis, Choreographer, is excited

  to be back as Burke High School's choreographer for her

  eleventh consecutive year. She is a well-known dance

  teacher and choreographer in Omaha and is currently

  resident choreographer for numerous local high schools.

  She has studied and performed coast to coast, including a

  cruise ship in the Bahamas. Debbie is a familiar face on

  local theatre stages and her credits are many. As a

  performer she starred in All Shook Up at the Omaha

  Community Playhouse as Mayor Matilda Hyde (2011 OEA Best Featured Dancer Nominee), Tessie Tura in Gypsy (TAG Best Featured Actress Nominee and OCP Clarence Teal Award Nominee). Other Playhouse credits include roles in Thoroughly Modern MillieGuys and Dolls, ChicagoLegally Blonde, and most recently The Drowsy Chaperone. Some of Debbie's recent choreography credits outside of Burke are Crazy for You, Beauty and the Beast, All Shook Up, Hairspray, Singin' In the Rain, Footloose and Mary Poppins. In 2014 Debbie choreographed and starred as Anytime Annie in 42nd Street for the Papillion La Vista Community Theatre (TAG Best Choreographer 2014).

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