OMAHA PERFORMING ARTS

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  • WATCH: Building music skills and community with Musical Explorers

    Posted on 05.02.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    Each year, we hold a year-end concert for the participating elementary students. Nearly 3,500 K-2 children from Omaha and Council Bluffs danced and sang along to the Mexican, West African and American folk songs they learned about this year. Read More
  • 4 FUN FACTS: Broadway's MISS SAIGON

    Posted on 05.01.2019 by Megan Wade
    The show first hit Broadway in 1991 amid a time in musical theater marked by BIG special effects. Here are a few fun facts about the show to know before you go. Read More
  • WATCH: Broadway fans give SCHOOL OF ROCK an A+

    Posted on 04.25.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK has taken Omaha by storm! The hit musical based on the movie starring Jack Black plays at the Orpheum Theater now through Sunday. Watch the video to hear what audiences members thought of the show. Read More
  • WATCH: Zoom through a week at Omaha Performing Arts

    Posted on 04.16.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    We're busy bees this spring at Omaha Performing Arts! Our halls are filled daily with artists, students, community members and volunteers. Check out this video zooming through a week of Omaha Performing Arts. Read More
  • 5 FUN FACTS: Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK

    Posted on 04.12.2019 by Megan Wade
    SCHOOL OF ROCK opens April 23 at the Orpheum Theater and runs through April 28. Here are a few fun facts about the show to know before you go! Read More
  • GUEST BLOG: 3 Things I've Learned as an Intern (So Far)

    Posted on 04.09.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    Public relations intern Christina Becker shares her experiences as an intern at Omaha Performing Arts. Check out what skills our interns are learning during their time here! Read More
  • OPA ROUNDUP: Must-see spring shows

    Posted on 03.22.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    Spring is finally here! I know – I wasn’t sure winter would ever end either. Six months of snow certainly calls for some fun! We have so many shows headed to Omaha this spring. Here’s a few shows you shouldn’t miss. Read More
  • 3 FUN FACTS: Come From Away

    Posted on 03.13.2019 by Megan Wade
    We can’t wait to share the remarkable true story of nearly 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Here’s a few fun facts about Broadway’s Best Musical all across North America, COME FROM AWAY. Read More
  • 3 FUN FACTS: Air Play

    Posted on 03.12.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience! We can't wait for Air Play to breeze into the Orpheum Theater this weekend. Here are 3 fun facts, so you can get to know the show before you go. Read More
  • Highlights from the 19/20 Season Reveal

    Posted on 03.01.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    Have you heard the news? We recently revealed our 2019/2020 Season during a special event for our subscribers at the Holland Center. Read More
  • WATCH: Catch 1200 Club fever

    Posted on 02.26.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    During our 2019/2020 Season Reveal, we gave our subscribers a taste of the 1200 Club. Now, it’s your turn to see what all the hype is about. Read More
  • Meet the artists! Local musicians featured in Musical Explorers

    Posted on 02.18.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    More than 3,400 K-2 students will embark on a musical adventure this month! They’ll learn about three different musical styles from their community in Musical Explorers. Along the way, students get to know three local artists and reflect on the music traditions in their own community. Read More
  • GET TO KNOW: 5 questions with photographer Ronan Donovan

    Posted on 02.18.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    Our National Geographic Live series is part adventure, part education. You get to hear amazing stories directly from the scientists, explorers and photographers who capture them for National Geographic. We caught up with Ronan Donovan before he flew into Omaha to ask him our 5 questions. Read More
  • WATCH: Lessons for a lifetime with Disney Musicals in Schools

    Posted on 02.14.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    Cue the cuteness! Students at 15 elementary schools are busy rehearsing for school musicals through our Disney Musicals in Schools program. Performances begin this month. Read More
  • OPA PLAYLIST: Love at first listen! Romantic Broadway hits

    Posted on 02.04.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    Stop in the name of love – and listen to Omaha Performing Arts’ sweetest Spotify playlist yet. You’ll fall head over heels for these love songs from the stage. Read More
  • 5 FUN FACTS: Broadway’s ON YOUR FEET!

    Posted on 02.04.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    ON YOUR FEET! tells the real-life story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s rise to international stardom. Here’s a few fun facts about the incredible couple and the musical that shares their lives! Read More
  • 5 QUESTIONS: Get to know Michael James Scott, Genie in Disney's ALADDIN

    Posted on 01.23.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    We caught up with Michael James Scott, the actor who plays Genie. He originated the role of the Genie in the Australian production of ALADDIN. We didn't get to make three wishes - but he did grant us five questions! Read More
  • This Day in History: Orpheum Theater's grand reopening

    Posted on 01.17.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    Take a look back at this day in history! The Orpheum Theater's grand reopening as a performing arts center happened on this day 44 years ago. Read More
  • Ring in the New Year with new bling? Wedding planning tips from our event manager

    Posted on 01.11.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    At Omaha Performing Arts, we host hundreds of special events at the Holland Center and Orpheum Theater including bridal showers, weddings and receptions. I connected with Caitlin Knopik, our event manager here at OPA. She shared her best advice on where to start when planning your big day! Read More
  • OPA ROUNDUP: What we’re looking forward to in 2019

    Posted on 12.28.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    We are ringing in the New Year with magic, adventure and more! Here’s just a few things we’re looking forward to as we kick off another year at Omaha Performing Arts. Read More