Dear friends of Omaha Performing Arts,
If I had to pick one word for the Omaha Performing Arts’ 2013/2014 Broadway series
, it would be blockbuster. Between the shows we’re presenting, there are 19 Tony Award® nominations and 18 Tony Award® wins. Starting off the series in October is THE BOOK OF MORMON
, which earned nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical in 2011. The rest of the shows in the Broadway series are full of feel-good songs and entertaining stories: ELF THE MUSICAL
, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
, SISTER ACT
and the 2011 Tony Award® winner for Best Play, WAR H
ORSE – a production of phenomenal inventiveness.
We’re also bringing back the powerhouse musical WICKED
for a special engagement. As a winner of 35 major awards, it is a great addition to our blockbuster season and we are thrilled to be bringing it to Omaha for the third time.
We announced next season’s Broadway series – and all the series for the 2013/2014 season – at a wonderful event
on March 7. With more than 700 of our patrons in attendance, we also introduced two new series into our season: Children’s
and the National Geographic Live Speaker Series
. I think everyone was as excited about these new additions as I was. The Children’s Series will include programming geared toward a younger audience, introducing children ages 3 to 8 years to the magic of live entertainment. With the National Geographic Live Speaker Series, we will bring today’s leading explorers, scientists and photographers to the Holland to take us on stunning visual journeys around the globe. I look forward to the 2013/2014 season, and luckily, the wait will be short. We’re kicking things off with the season opener, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell
, on Sunday, July 21. Expect a fun night of bluegrass and comedy!
Our goal at Omaha Performing Arts is to continually present top-quality performing arts at the Orpheum Theater and the Holland Performing Arts Center. Whether you choose to experience a Broadway blockbuster, Steve Martin or any of the artists in our 2013/2014 Season, I know you’ll be entertained!
Joan H. Squires
President, Omaha Performing Arts