Ovations Happy Hour Features Shawn Fredieu Performance
December 9 1:12 PM
On Friday, December 13, Ovations on the first floor of the Holland Center opens up for an acoustic performance by Shawn Fredieu and Happy Hour specials.
Top 10 things to know about The Priests
December 2 2:54 PM
Learn more about The Priests, a trio of tenors out of Northern Ireland.
Head to the Holland Center for Sounds of Christmas
November 18 10:20 AM
For Elisabeth von Trapp, “the sounds of music” are part of her earliest memories. Born and raised in Vermont, Elisabeth is the granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired The Sound of Music.
Join us in the campaign to Shine the Light on Hunger
November 8 2:43 PM
Going to an Omaha Performing Arts show in the next two months? Bring some food with you…to donate!
3 Things You Should Know About Cameron Carpenter
October 14 12:23 PM
Unless you play the organ or you closely follow classical music, you are probably not familiar with Cameron Carpenter. He’s one of those musicians who deserves widespread recognition (he was nominated for a Grammy®, after all), but he doesn’t get it. Yet.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Swings On
September 27 11:22 AM
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, co-founded by vocalist/guitarist Scotty Morris and drummer Kurt Sodergren, made their debut in their hometown of Ventura, Calif., in April 1993, helping to usher in the swing revival founded on a colorful fusion of classic American sounds including jazz, swing and Dixieland mixed with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture.
Close Encounters of the Celebrity Kind
September 12 11:41 AM
A common question an employee at Omaha Performing Arts gets is “Who have you met?” We present dozens of productions and performers each season – some are rising stars, some are bona fide celebrities. Rarely do most of us on the OPA staff meet the artists who step on stage at the Orpheum Theater or Holland Center. But sometimes, we do.
The history of the Orpheum Theater’s Wurlitzer
August 14 4:48 PM
The Orpheum Theater is home to a Wurlitzer Style 235 Special, three manual/13 rank pipe organ. Only 24 organs of this style were built; the Orpheum’s Wurlitzer is one of 15 still existing and playable.
When I grow up . . .
July 24 2:29 PM
Are you raising a future paleontologist? Know a little one who wants to work with animals? Does your child look up into space and wonder what’s out there?
Have any plans for July yet? Let us help!
June 19 12:18 PM
July and Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing go hand-in-hand. It’s a city favorite concert series, and it’s one of our favorites here, too.
But, it’s not the only free community event we offer in July. And, it’s not the only live music event we’re excited about.
Get Spanked on Your Next Girl’s Night Out
June 7 11:18 AM
SPANK!: The Fifty Shades Parody is coming! SPANK!: The Fifty Shades Parody is coming!
Not familiar with this show?
SPANK! is musical comedy described as “S&M meets SNL” by Suzanne Sole, who plays the narrator E.B. Janet in the show.
HEAR NEBRASKA LIVE AT THE 1200 CLUB TO SHOWCASE INDIE BANDS
May 28 11:48 AM
Omaha Performing Arts and NET present Hear Nebraska – LIVE at the 1200 CLUB inside the Holland Performing Arts Center Friday, June 7, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. The performance features three Nebraska-based indie bands playing in the intimate Scott Recital Hall.
Omaha Performing Arts is Taking Part in Omaha Gives!
May 13 3:27 PM
We are thrilled to be a part of the first-ever Omaha Gives! online charitable challenge led by the Omaha Community Foundation. For 24 hours – midnight to midnight on May 22 – when you donate to Omaha Performing Arts through OmahaPerformingArts.org/OmahaGives24.
Suspense, danger and inspiration with Spencers: Theatre of Illusion
April 26 12:47 PM
If magic fascinates you or a young person in your life, this is a show you don’t want to miss. The Spencers: Theatre of Illusion is May 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Orpheum Theater. Tickets are available at TicketOmaha.com, and they start at only $15.
LES BALLETS TROCKADERO IS SERIOUSLY FUNNY
April 18 9:33 AM
Cast aside your pre-conceived notions of what ballet can be and check out Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo on Sunday, April 28, at the Orpheum Theater.
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is Not What You Expect
April 10 2:23 PM
In the last 25 years, The Orchestra has moved from gigs in London pubs to touring the world. The group hit mainstream popularity in 2009 when it performed to a sold-out crowd at Royal Albert Hall in London. The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain will play at Omaha’s Holland Center Friday, April 19.
Improv Man Wayne Brady in Omaha
April 2 12:21 PM
Emmy Award®-winning actor, recording artist, improv-master, dancer and television personality Wayne Brady is bringing his critically acclaimed improv-based show to Omaha’s Holland Performing Arts Center.
PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND COMING TO THE HOLLAND
March 22 11:03 AM
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. The band has traveled worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz.
THE LION KING COMING TO OMAHA'S ORPHEUM THEATER
March 5 12:49 PM
In 1997, in an inspired act of hiring, Disney asked the choreographer Garth Fagan to take on The Lion King.
THE RITE RETURNS CELEBRATION WEEK
February 18 2:32 PM
Omaha Performing Arts is thrilled to present a weeklong celebration of the 100th Anniversary of The Rite of Spring. This week will be filled with performances by local and national artists that re-imagine The Rite of Spring through dance, music, and slam poetry.
THE CHIEFTAINS CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF MUSIC WITH HOLLAND CONCERT
February 11 1:46 PM
The world's most influential and successful traditional Irish band, The Chieftains
are towering figures in Celtic music. The group has defined the genre for a popular audience worldwide during their astonishing 50-year career.
POTTED POTTER FITS LOTS OF HARRY AND LAUGHS INTO 70 MINUTES
January 30 10:55 AM
POTTED POTTER: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real game of Quidditch involving the audience) into a wildly entertaining trip of a little over an hour.
1200 CLUB LINEUP INCLUDES VARIETY OF ARTISTS
January 17 5:00 PM
The sixth season of the 1200 CLUB – Live at the Holland features a variety of artists, including jazz, blues, rock and, new this year, comedy! The 1200 CLUB offers audiences an intimate setting, allowing concert-goers to be up close and personal with the artists.
Foster a Vibrant Arts Community in Omaha
December 18 12:30 PM
Omaha Performing Arts is able to create heartwarming experiences year round because of the thousands of friends and donors who foster a vibrant arts community in Omaha and surrounding region.
MEMPHIS: THE BIRTH OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
December 17 4:08 PM
MEMPHIS the Musical
travels back in time to the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, to tell a story about the birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A Timeless Fairytale
A traditional fairytale first published in France in the mid-18th century, “Beauty and the Beast” is an enduring story of love and friendship that has been translated into hundreds of versions worldwide.
DISNEY’S THE LION KING TICKETS ON SALE
November 29 2:57 PM
Tickets will be on sale beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 3 online at TicketOmaha.com; by phone at 402-345-0606 or at the Ticket Omaha office in the Holland Performing Arts Center, 13th and Douglas streets, Omaha, NE. For groups of 15 or more call toll-free at 866-434-8587.
ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET REIMAGINES THE NUTCRACKER
November 16 9:38 AM
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet will perform their innovative production of The Nutcracker at the Orpheum for a third year this December. The production includes more than 60 young, local performers alongside a large cast of professional dancers.
BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL FROM STAGE TO SCREEN
November 6 4:20 PM
Billy Elliot is the story of an adolescent who discovers he has a talent and passion for ballet, and pursues it despite the vehement objections of his father.
BRANFORD MARSALIS MAKING MUSIC WITH FEELING
October 25 1:07 PM
Acclaimed saxophonist Branford Marsalis is coming to the Holland November 9.
SHREK: A MODERN DAY FAIRY TALE
October 16 3:45 PM
In 2001 a well-loved, but lesser known children’s book became an overnight sensation when DreamWorks Animation launched the film Shrek.
BALLET FOLKLÓRICO DE MÉXICO HONORS DANCING TRADITIONS
October 9 10:52 AM
Ballet Folklórico de México founder Amalia Hernández made it her life’s work to unearth and preserve dancing traditions from across Mexico.
MIKE BIRBIGLIA TELLS FUNNY STORIES
September 19 3:07 PM
Comedian, writer and actor Mike Birbiglia has built a career on exposing his quirks and shortcomings with affable awkwardness.
ESPERANZA SPALDING: THE FUTURE OF JAZZ
September 6 4:55 PM
Blessed with uncanny instrumental chops, a voice that is part angel and part siren, and a natural beauty that borders on the hypnotic, Esperanza Spalding might well be the hope for the future of jazz and instrumental music.
SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE SEPTEMBER 7
August 27 4:13 PM
Single tickets to a season of amazing performances go on sale Friday, September 7.
ORPHEUM THEATER GETS A RIGGING UPGRADE
June 27 5:01 PM
Now through August 15, the Orpheum Theater will receive a one-to-one replacement of its rigging system.
MOMIX CELEBRATES THE NATURAL WORLD IN BOTANICA
May 1 11:06 AM
MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists that conjure up a world of surrealistic images using props, light, shadow and the human body.
THE UNIVERSAL APPEAL OF FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
April 11 2:33 PM
A central theme in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, tradition assists all of the characters in navigating their lives. Tradition dictates that, to find a suitable partner for marriage, a matchmaker must be consulted. Tradition also regulates dress, food consumption and who can interact with whom—especially in regard to Jewish/Russian relations. While Tevye, the lead character, upholds these traditions, the old ways are coming into question more frequently.
LUNA NEGRA DANCE THEATER PROMOTES CULTURAL DISCOVERY
February 21 12:09 PM
Chicago-based Luna Negra Dance Theater celebrates the richness and diversity of Latino culture through the creation of works by contemporary Latino choreographers.
THE JUGGLING, GIZMOS AND COMEDY OF MARK NIZER
January 30 1:05 PM
One of the world's foremost practitioners of this unique form of entertainment, Mark Nizer’s 3D Live Show will be at the Orpheum Theater on Sunday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. This performance is part of Omaha Performing Arts’ 2011-2012 Family Series.
BROADWAY’S FIRST LADY: PATTI LUPONE PERFORMS AT HOLLAND
January 16 3:43 PM
Patti LuPone will perform her show titled “The Gypsy in My Soul” with piano accompaniment at the Holland Performing Arts Center. The evening will feature songs associated with her Broadway career from such shows as GYPSY, ANYTHING GOES and OLIVER!, as well as some of her personal pop favorites and some cabaret classics.
PERFORMING ARTISTS SHARE EXPERTISE DURING SCHOOL VISITS
December 15 11:05 AM
Artist Encounters bring professional performing artists into schools. Offered free to qualified schools and organizations, Artist Encounters include a variety of activities which range from one-time encounters to in-depth, immersive experiences— workshops, week-long residencies or one-on-one training.
BROADWAY PROFESSIONALS OFFER MUSICAL THEATRE TRAINING TO OMAHA
December 5 1:45 PM
Omaha Performing Arts has partnered with Broadway Dreams Foundation, a comprehensive musical theatre training organization with a faculty of high-profile Broadway professionals, to bring a variety of highly personalized workshops to Omaha.
1200 CLUB’S FIFTH SEASON IS FILLED WITH SUPERB ARTISTS
November 8 10:57 AM
For only a few nights a season, a cozy nightclub, showcasing the best independent jazz, blues and folk artists, opens in the Holland Performing Arts Center.
DIRECT FROM BROADWAY TO THE ORPHEUM: SPAMALOT IS BACK TO TAUNT OMAHA!
October 25 10:59 AM
You can experience a laugh-out-loud performance of Monty Python’s SPAMALOT Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5. Great seats are still available, and tickets start as low as $25. To get tickets for this Broadway show at the Orpheum, visit TicketOmaha.com
COME SEE OMAHA PERFORMING ARTS AT SPOOKTACULAR!
October 19 1:07 PM
October 21-22 and 29-30, 2011 • 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo®
YAMATO DRUMMERS OF JAPAN STRIKE THE BEAT OF COURAGE AT THE ORPHEUM
October 10 1:40 PM
The 17-member ensemble breathes new life into a 1,400-year-old musical tradition. Yamato Drummers of Japan's performance is infused with the idea that the drumbeat, like the heartbeat, is the very pulse of life. Masa Ogawa, the group’s artistic director, explains, “We believe that everything alive has a rhythm, just as human beings do. It is not just a heartbeat, but it describes the energy that people feel when they are together.”
HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS TO CELEBRATE MEMPHIS SOUL DURING CONCERT AT OMAHA’S ORPHEUM
October 3 12:06 PM
Huey Lewis and the News are bringing their Soulsville tour to Omaha's Orpheum Theater. The group will perform the hits you know and love as well as selections from their new album, Soulsville.
Celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of the Holland Center
September 27 1:21 PM
Omaha Performing Arts had an incredible evening on Friday, August 26, 2011, celebrating the first five years since the opening of the Holland Performing Arts Center and the beginnings of Omaha Performing Arts. A private dinner was held in the Scott Recital Hall for the more than 250 people who helped make the Holland Center and Omaha Performing Arts possible.
Become a Member of Omaha Performing Arts’ Student Rush Club
September 6 9:28 AM
Offering opportunities for young people to fully appreciate and participate in the arts is central to Omaha Performing Arts’ mission. To achieve this goal, Omaha Performing Arts developed the Student Rush Club, which makes world-class events even more affordable to full-time students through special discounts.
Broadway Dreams Will Come True In Omaha This Summer
June 22 10:36 AM
This July 11 – 17, Omaha Performing Arts and Broadway Dreams offer a unique weeklong Summer Intensive — an all-access pass to some of the most influential figures on Broadway. This program brings Broadway professionals from around the globe right here to Omaha to train aspiring actors, singers and dancers of all ages and talent levels. No other program offers this kind of access to Broadway’s finest.
New Family Series Perfect For All Ages
June 13 4:51 PM
This season Omaha Performing Arts is excited to announce a new Family Series. When selecting performances for this new series, we considered artistic quality, level of audience engagement and entertainment value. We think we’ve found three varied and awe-inspiring performances that will be as enthralling for children as they will be intriguing for adults – and affordable for the whole family.
Buy Season Tickets and Save!
June 7 10:32 AM
Omaha Performing Arts is excited to announce our 2011-2012 Season which includes five great series: Broadway, Dance, Jazz, Popular, and new this year, Family. Our Season Tickets are now on sale at www.OmahaPerformingArts.org/SeasonTickets
. Season Tickets are affordable and often less than the price of a single ticket. Find out the great benefits of becoming a Season Ticket Holder.
A Cappella Group Naturally 7 Inspires Students
April 7 8:36 AM
In January, Omaha Performing Arts presented a cappella group Naturally 7 at the Holland Performing Arts Center. The group performed to a packed house of students for a Student Matinee, held in the morning before their public performance later that evening. Students were taken on a journey into the creative process with Naturally 7 and experienced demonstrations of the complex arranging, writing, producing and singing that goes into an a cappella performance. Roger Thomas, a member of Naturally 7, shares his thoughts on the student matinee.
Young Artists' Night - Omaha's Brightest Learn From the Best
March 26 2:18 PM
Omaha's talented next generation of artists take center stage in the spectacular atmosphere of the Holland's Scott Recital Hall for a series of Young Artists' Nights. Each presentation features a unique theme highlighting one specific genre of performance presented by a select group of young performers from throughout the Omaha area. Our most recent Young Artists' Night, Broadway Songbook with Dave Barrus, was held in January. A group of talented high school and college students from the Omaha area had the opportunity to learn what it takes to be a Broadway star... from a Broadway star! One of the students shares her Young Artists' Night experience.
Inspire a little hope this holiday season.
November 24 3:11 PM
The holiday season at Omaha Performing Arts means lots of great concerts, fun parties, and one of my favorite traditions here – the ConAgra Foods Arts for the Holidays Celebration. For the third season running, we continue our partnership with the Omaha Symphony, Opera Omaha, and ConAgra Foods in support of the Food Bank for the Heartland. This is a great initiative that allows us all to give back to the community and inspire hope through our generosity.