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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.”
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.
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.