Cole was born and raised in Edmond, Oklahoma. He was actively involved in the local theatres as well as school theatres growing up. He took his first trip to New York City in 1999 and since then has been inspired to work in the theatre industry. When he was 19, he moved to Orlando, Florida for an internship in the Entertainment Department for The Walt Disney Company. In 2009 he accepted a job in New York City with the Big Apple Circus. After his contract with the Big Apple Circus, Cole moved back to Florida to continue his career with The Walt Disney Company. He then went to work for Universal Studios Entertainment and SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. In late 2011 Cole moved to Omaha, Nebraska and is heavily involved in the theatre community.
BWW Review: THE LION KING Stampedes into Omaha's Orpheum Theatre
March 17, 2013
Disney's The Lion King opened at Omaha's Orpheum Theatre this past week and is playing through April 7th, 2013. The Lion King brings great entertainment to Omaha as it is a family favorite amongst the Disney Classics. This show brings such magic to the stage as it not only through the wonderful costumes, but through the music, the story and these fun filled characters. This show leaves you singing your favorite songs, repeating your favorite lines and smiling like you did when you first saw the classic Disney film.
BWW Review: ALL NIGHT STRUT! A JUMPIN' JIVIN' JAM Will Have You Singing and Tapping Along
March 3, 2013
All Night Strut! A Jumpin' Jivin' Jam opened at the Omaha Community Playhouse this past weekend and is running through March 30th, 2013 and is ready to take you back in time for a music and dance extravaganza. The cast of All Night Strut! A Jumpin' Jivin' Jam is made up of four phenomenal vocalists, a fantastic band and an ensemble of incredible dancers who also sing. This cast is by far one of the greatest that I have seen at the Playhouse, they harmonize well, they stay together and they have a great chemistry.
BWW Reviews: YESTERDAY AND TODAY Rocks the Omaha Community Playhouse
December 13, 2012
Yesterday and Today is an interactive Beatles experience featuring three brothers and a band of musicians. Up until the day of, I knew nothing about Yesterday and Today and hadn't really done my homework. I hadn't even heard that this was their fourth time in Omaha, or that the people in it grew up in Nebraska. But, funny enough, I kept hearing about this Beatles experience at the Omaha Community Playhouse and I kept thinking to myself, where are they performing, do they have a third theatre, etc.? When I finally realized that the show I was going to review was in fact "the Beatles experience" I was so excited! I grew up knowing who the Beatles were but not having really listened too much of their music or not realizing that a song was theirs, I didn't know all that much about them. A big thing to remember, don't let the McGuigan brothers know that, or you could in fact end up on stage shaking a tambourine, right alongside them.
BWW Reviews: BILLY ELLIOT Will Have You Dancing the Night Away
November 28, 2012
Billy Elliot the winner of 10 Tony Awards in 2009 has made its way to the Orpheum Theatre in Omaha. Knowing very little about this show, I was hesitant as to what I might think about it. I knew the general story behind the show and I knew that it had won several Tony Awards while on Broadway, I even lived in New York City the majority of its Broadway run, but never did I have any desire to see it. Boy was I wrong! Now that I have seen this wonderful show I am kicking myself for not having given it the chance in New York but at the same time I am happy to say that I can now check it off my list and I will forever remember this phenomenal cast and their performance.
BWW Reviews: BOOM – A Fun Evening of Theatre at Omaha Community Playhouse
October 24, 2012
As the end of the world approaches, a graduate student takes the preservation of the human race into his own hands through a personal ad. Disaster strikes, food is running out, the lab-turned-shelter is beyond repair and the fish are acting strange. Will he and his 'date' survive? This hilarious romantic comedy turned sci-fi fantasy is contemporary theatre at its best.
BWW Interviews: Omaha Community Playhouse's 'Elle Woods' Leanne Hill Carlson
September 23, 2012
Omigod you guys, Legally Blonde has taken over the Omaha Community Playhouse! Based on the hit movie, Legally Blonde follows blonde beauty Elle Woods as she journeys from her California campus to Harvard Law School. This sassy story of self-empowerment is a hysterically funny, feel-good musical with catchy songs and unforgettable characters. Legally Blonde will leave you singing 'Omigod You Guys' let's go again!'
BWW Reviews: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY - A Dysfunctional (Wonderful) Evening at Omaha Community Playhouse
August 17, 2012
August: Osage County, the 2008 Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning play has taken over the Omaha Community Playhouse. Thursday evening, I went to see this play for the first time and I was not really sure what I was getting myself into. All I knew was that it was a longer play (three and a half hours) about a dysfunctional family. Dysfunctional would be putting it lightly. This family has completely lost it and by losing it, I mean gone, out the window, crazy! Their eccentric personalities and interesting lifestyles will have you rolling over in laughter the whole evening!