IATSE Local Union No. 42, organized December 6, 1896, represents professional stagehands and film crew in the Omaha metropolitan area (including Council Bluffs, Iowa), and Sioux City, Iowa. Local 42 supplies professional labor for a wide array of productions; from rock concerts to Broadway shows, trade shows to films.

Our expertise includes theatre and arena rigging; conventional and intelligent lighting equipment; audio and video packages; set and scenery construction/assembly; installation of theatre counterweight and fly systems; follow spotlight operation, maintenance and repair; trade show decoration and display installation, from small corporate meetings to national shows; and television, commercial and film crews.
  • Local 42 worked the RedSky Festival at the new TD Ameritrade Ball Park in Omaha in July 2011. Photo by Preston Fisher.
  • IATSE road crew and Local 42 members working Mary Poppins at the Orpheum Theatre in Omaha in February 2011. Photo by Jack Schmidt.
  • IATSE road crew and Local 42 members tech How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the Orpheum Theatre in Omaha in November 2010. Photo by Jonathan Givens.
  • Preparing to march in the 2010 Labor Day Parade in downtown Omaha
  • Regional Map with Neighboring Locals
What Others Have Said...

We love this place & crew. Only wish the rest of the world was like it!! Thanks 4 everything!
-Stage Manager, Metallica
6 Nov 2008, Qwest Center, Omaha

You guys Rock!!!
Thank you for a great couple of days.

-Stage Manager, Eagles
8 Oct 2008, Qwest Center, Omaha

We really enjoyed working with the Holland crew.
They are outstanding.

-Presenter, Playing with Fire/Ellen McIlwaine
16 Jan 2008, Holland Performing Arts Center, Omaha of my favorite places to play
because of the skill and professionalism of Local 42.

-Head Carpenter, Sesame Street
3 Jan 2008, Qwest Center, Omaha

Our day was flawless. Really good group of people.
-Stage Manager, Avril Lavigne
5 Dec 2007, Mid-America Center, Council Bluffs

We always like coming to Omaha.
-Production Manager, Chicago
29 Nov 2007, Music Hall, Omaha

Please take this attitude and work ethic
to all the other Locals in the country...

-Stage Manager, Martina McBride
15 Jun 2007, Tyson/Gateway Arena, Sioux City

Everyone worked well together!
Look forward to next time!

-Production Manager, Celtic Woman
15 Nov 2007, Civic Auditorium, Omaha

Stay the way you are...very helpful and cooperative.
Really enjoyed working with this Local!

-Stage Manager, Gwen Stefani
4 Jun 2007, Qwest Center, Omaha

Easily the best crew of our 16 city tour,
for two consecutive tours.

-Production Manager, Qwest Bravo Club
23 Mar 2007, Sioux City

I honestly can't think of how the day
could go much better than it did...

-Production Manager, Def Leppard/Journey
22 Oct 2006, Qwest Center, Omaha

A great experience all around...
Can't wait to bring another show in here.

-Stage Manager, Panic at the Disco
26 Nov 2006, Mid-America Center, Council Bluffs



Jeff Jenkins

Our Deepest Sympathy
to the family and friends
of Brother Jeff Jenkins