Joanne Cady Obituary, Death – In order to bring the theater back to life, she collaborated extensively with both the Artistic/Executive Director Charles Jones and the Scenic Designer Jim Othuse. She worked extremely closely with both of them to bring about the theater’s revival. Joanne was one of the people who, along with Charles Jones, Jim Othuse, and John Bennett, made substantial contributions to the production of the now-iconic play A Christmas Carol. Joanne was one of the people who directed the show.
During this difficult time, we want the family and friends of Joanne to know how much we care about them and how much our hearts go out to them. We are thankful for the contributions that Joanne has made to both OCP and the community, and we know that she will be sorely missed by both of these organizations.
Following the news of Joanne Cady’s passing, we have been left with a sense of tremendous sadness as well as bewilderment. Joanne worked with the Omaha Community Playhouse in a variety of capacities, including those of associate director and choreographer, between the years 1974 and 2003. During that time era, she was also responsible for supervising and managing the OCP class program administration.
Joanne contributed to the writing of the play in more ways than one. During the time that she collaborated with Charles Jones and Carl Beck, she was the one in charge of putting together the choreography for a number of different performances. The Music Man, Chicago, The Will Rogers Follies, My Fair Lady, Sugar Babies, and Crazy for You are just some of the productions that fall into this category; nevertheless, this list is not exhaustive.