Drama & Theater

  • Burke High School's Theatre Department was founded in 1964. Currently under the direction of Emily Mokrycki, we hold a high standard of excellence in the performing arts. Each year, Burke puts on a Fall Play,  a Winter Play, and a Spring Musical. Within our classes, we produce a One Act that is showcased at the Omaha Public Schools One Act Festival in December and we work with our ACP Rockstar students to produce an adapted musical each spring.

    We are a member of the International Thespian Society, an honor society for the theatre arts. At the end of each year we induct new members and honor the achievements of students through the year. We also send students to our Nebraska State Festival in January and many continue on to the International Festival in the summer. At both students attend workshops, high quality productions, participate in the International Theatre Excellence Awards program, Improv and Tech Challenge, and work with theatre students from across the state and country.

    Burke is a member of the Nebraska High School Theatre Academy where we have been honored four times as Outstanding Musical (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Shrek the Musical, Crazy for You and Big Fish) along with Backstage Award (Shrek the Musical) , and Outstanding Ensemble (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast). Many students have also received individual honors, but most importantly we have had the opportunity to attend FREE Broadway Master Classes at the Holland Centers multiple times a year.

    Burke has a very have an active Drama Club which meets weekly and ANYONE is welcome to attend. This group holds numerous events like: A Trip to Vala's Pumpkin Patch, A Holiday Party, and Improv Fest. We hope to grow our family each year, and spread the passion of the Theatre Arts.


    2021-2022 SEASON

    TROUPE #4138

    Freaky FridayFreaky Friday
    Freaky Friday  Freaky Friday
    Lion King Rock StarsLion King Rock Stars
    Curious Incident
    She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms
    ITF 2019
    Big Fish Outstanding Musical
    Big Fish
    Be the Light Chapter Select
    Midsummer Night's Dream 2018
    Crazy For You