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Band Day at the Holland

Apr 02 2017 Holland Performing Arts Center

Join us for Band Day at the Holland!

Nebraska high school concert bands take the spotlight in Omaha Performing Arts' second annual showcase. This event gives students the opportunity to showcase their talent on the Holland Center’s Kiewit Concert Hall stage.

Don’t miss your opportunity to hear some of Nebraska’s top high school musicians: 

  • Millard South Wind Ensemble
  • Omaha Northwest Symphonic Band
  • Bellevue West Wind Symphony
  • Elkhorn South Freshman Band
  • Bellevue East Wind Ensemble
  • Bellevue West Wind Ensemble
  • Logan View Concert Band
  • Fremont Concert Band
  • Millard North Wind Symphony
  • Fremont Symphonic Band
  • Millard West Symphonic Winds

2017/2018 Season Reveal

Apr 03 2017 Holland Performing Arts Center

Enjoy an exclusive first look at Omaha Performing Arts' 2017/2018 Season!

5:30 PM - Complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres
6:30 PM - 2017/2018 Season Reveal
with Joan Squires, President of Omaha Performing Arts and special guest appearances and performances! 

Plus, we're making a BIG announcement you don't want to miss!

BEAUTIFUL

Apr 04 2017 to Apr 09 2017 Orpheum Theater

BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

The Saturday matinee performance on April 8 at 2:00 PM will have Audio Description.


Choir Day at the Holland

Apr 10 2017 Holland Performing Arts Center

Join us for the first-ever Choir Day at the Holland!

This event shines a spotlight on Nebraska high school concert choirs and chamber choirs, giving them a chance to perform on the Kiewit Hall stage.

Don't miss your chance to hear some of Nebraska's top high school singers:

  • Millard South Singers
  • Omaha Northwest Concert Choir
  • Fremont High Choir
  • Arie Armonie
  • Waverly Singers
  • Center High School Singers
  • West High Singers

 

Chasing Rivers

Apr 18 2017 Holland Performing Arts Center

Take an unforgettable journey down the world’s waterways with acclaimed photographer Pete McBride. Named a “freshwater hero” by National Geographic, McBride has worked in over 70 countries documenting endangered rivers including in his award-winning film “Chasing Water.” Along the way, he’s paddled the river, taken to the air and even boarded an elephant.

Gay Men’s Chorus of LA: “it gets better” Tour

Apr 28 2017 Orpheum Theater

In 2010, Dan Savage’s simple YouTube message – it gets better – reached into the hearts of LGBTQ youth and evolved into a nationwide anti-bullying movement. Presented in partnership with Inclusive Communities, the Gay Men’s Chorus of LA: “it gets better” Tour brings this profound message of hope to Omaha with a moving musical theater piece featuring Omaha’s River City Mixed Chorus.

MOMIX

May 04 2017 Orpheum Theater

Moses Pendleton and dancer-illusionists troupe, MOMIX, bring the heat of the American Southwest to Omaha! In Opus Cactus, extraordinary athleticism is combined with costumes and light effects to create mesmerizing images of cacti and creeping lizards. Described as a “feast for the eyes” by The New York Times, this magical journey into the desert will delight all ages.

Chris Mann

May 05 2017 Scott Recital Hall

Join “The Voice” breakout star Chris Mann for a glittering evening of music from the Golden Age of Broadway, the Great American Songbook and his chart-topping albums. Fans adored this classically trained yet soulful crooner when he starred as The Phantom at the Orpheum Theater last season!

McCarthy Trenching

May 06 2017 Scott Recital Hall

Omaha folk fixture McCarthy Trenching is coming to the Holland Center! For a decade, the duo featuring Dan McCarthy and James Maakestad has been a staple of the city’s music scene and a purveyor of songs that are quintessentially Nebraskan. Joining this 1200 Club performance is High Up, a new Omaha band featuring sisters Christine Fink and Orenda Fink (Azure Ray, O+S, Art in Manila).

An Evening with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

May 15 2017 Holland Performing Arts Center

Reignite your curiosity for the universe when award-winning astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson comes to Omaha! In an out-of-this-world lecture, Tyson answers questions from the audience and talks about topics in his new book “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.” Each audience member will take home a copy! 

Tyson is the recipient of 19 honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to a nongovernment citizen.  Don’t miss your chance to see him live!

SOMETHING ROTTEN!

May 16 2017 to May 21 2017 Orpheum Theater

With its heart on its ruffled sleeve, this hilarious smash set in 1595 tells the tale of two brothers desperate to write a hit play.

When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “The Producers + The Book of Mormon x The Drowsy Chaperone. Squared!” (New York Magazine).

The Saturday matinee performance on May 20 at 2:00 PM will have Audio Description.

Joey Alexander Trio

May 19 2017 Holland Performing Arts Center

Called “my hero” by the legendary Wynton Marsalis, 13-year-old Joey Alexander is one of today’s most talked-about jazz artists. This Indonesian piano prodigy and 2016 Grammy®-nominee is fearless at the keyboard, performing classic songs and original compositions with a deft touch and adventurous spirit.

RENT

Jun 03 2017 to Jun 04 2017 Orpheum Theater

In a vibrant 20th anniversary tour, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters — love.

The Sunday matinee performance on June 4 at 1:30 PM will have Audio Description.

Nebraska High School Theatre Awards Showcase

Jun 08 2017 Holland Performing Arts Center

Modeled after the Tony Awards®, this red carpet ceremony features performances by hundreds of students from Nebraska high schools, with awards for outstanding productions, top performers and ensembles, excellence behind-the-scenes and more. Celebrate the accomplishments of our area’s high school musical theater programs! Visit NebraskaHSTA.org to learn more.