Dear friends of Omaha Performing Arts,

Omaha Performing Arts joins the community efforts to ready the city for this joyful time of year. Our two theaters, Orpheum Theater and Holland Performing Arts Center, are decorated for the season, and downtown Omaha is sparkling with dazzling lights. I encourage all of you to start a holiday tradition this year: As you plan on taking in a performance at the Orpheum or Holland Center, make a night of it and check out the Holiday Lights Festival – it’s a wonderful prelude to the sparkling productions inside our theaters!

A significant part of the Holiday Lights Festival is the annual Shine the Light on Hunger food drive. We believe it’s important to give back to the community, which is why we love partnering with ConAgra Foods and other arts organizations each year on this important campaign to draw attention to hunger in the Heartland. If you're plans include attending a performance of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. please consider bringing a donation for this wonderful cause. 
There are blue bins in the lobby of the Orpheum Theater to collect donations; you can also leave donations in the blue bins at the Holland Center.

Happy Holidays to you and your family! 


Joan H. Squires
President, Omaha Performing Arts