President's Message


Dear friends of Omaha Performing Arts,

As we continue our celebration of the Orpheum Theater’s 90th Anniversary this season, we have a wide variety of shows and performances at both the Orpheum and Holland Center.

We’re excited to open our popular 1200 Club series on November 16 in the Scott Recital Hall at the Holland Performing Arts Center with blues artist Jack Broadbent – his abilities on the steel guitar are unmatched. If you haven’t been to the 1200 Club – please join us!  You can enjoy food and beverages in an intimate club setting – and listen to fabulous performances!  Also this month, A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage brings the holiday spirit to Omaha early with the classic story. You’ll see all of Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts characters come to life on stage and hear the memorable music by the Vince Guaraldi Trio.

As we approach Thanksiving and this season of gratitude, we are reminded of the incredible generosity of our community. Thank you to our patrons, donors and sponsors who make it possible for us to fulfill our mission of presenting the best in arts and entertainment, caring for the Orpheum and Holland and providing Education and Community Engagement programs. We’re also deeply grateful to all who attend our shows. Our venues are places to create memories, which was especially evident during the Orpheum 90th celebrations.

As you and your families build memories together this holiday season at Omaha Performing Arts, we ask that you join us to support “Shine the Light on Hunger.” We’re proud to partner with Conagra Brands again for this annual event, which features a food drive at the Holland Center, the Orpheum Theater, Omaha Community Playhouse and Joslyn Art Museum. We encourage you to bring canned food and other nonperishable items to any performance from November 21 through February 14. All donations collected will support the Food Bank for the Heartland.

Attending shows at the Orpheum “feels like coming home,” remarked one community member at our Orpheum 90th Open House. With that – we look forward to welcoming you home this season!

Happy Thanksgiving,


Joan H. Squires 
President, Omaha Performing Arts