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  • 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
  • OPA Playlist: A very Broadway Christmas

    Posted on 12.14.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    The soundtrack to the holidays is here! Enjoy these very merry tunes from the stage and carols sung by your favorite Broadway stars. Read More
  • 3 FUN FACTS: Disney’s ALADDIN

    Posted on 12.10.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    Daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance – Broadway musical Disney’s ALADDIN has it all. The production includes favorite elements from the movie including the music, the genie, the flying carpet, the love story – but with a little extra magic. Here are three fun facts to know about the new musical before you go. Read More
  • OPA Holiday Gift Guide

    Posted on 11.21.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    Upstage Santa this year with our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide! When you give tickets, you’re giving unforgettable experiences and the memories will last long after the curtain closes. Let us help you check off your list and earn a round of applause. Read More
  • OPA #Protip: Ways to beat the cold

    Posted on 11.19.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    For today’s OPA #Protip, I thought I’d drop some knowledge on how to beat the cold when you come to the theater. Read More
  • Q&A: Meet Shawn Bell, our new Jazz Academy teaching artist

    Posted on 11.12.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    We’re excited to welcome trombonist and music educator Shawn Bell as our lead teaching artist for academy. I caught up with Shawn just as he was kicking off his first in-school clinics to chat about the new program and why bringing jazz education to young musicians is so important. Read More
  • 5 PHANTOM PHUN PHACTS

    Posted on 11.08.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    The Broadway favorite THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is returning to the Orpheum Theater for two whole weeks this month, November 21 through December 2. Here’s 5 Phantom Phun Phacts – see what I did there? – to know before you go. Read More
  • OPA PLAYLIST: 1200 Club Tunes

    Posted on 11.02.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    Each season, we feature fresh artists, rising stars and local musicians in our 1200 Club series at the Holland Center. The 1200 Club turns the Scott Recital Hall into a cozy nightclub with table service and amazing music! Check out these tunes from artists featured this season in the 1200 Club. Read More
  • 3 FUN FACTS: Rita Moreno

    Posted on 11.02.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    Rita Moreno is an award-winning singer, dancer, actress – and she’s led such an incredible life it’s difficult to narrow this post down to just a few facts about her. You may already be a super fan, but here are 3 fun facts you should know before you go. Read More
  • OPA PLAYLIST: Spookiest songs from the stage

    Posted on 10.24.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    Witches, ghosts and demon barbers. Oh my! This is the perfect Halloween playlist for Broadway lovers.Turn up these terrifying show tunes for your costume party or trick-or-treaters! Read More
  • GUEST BLOG: 3 reasons you should join 40 Below

    Posted on 10.24.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    Morgan Thomsen, a 40 Below member, shares her experiences with the young professionals group. Learn what the group has to offer performing art enthusiasts! Read More
  • Masquerade! Halloween costume inspiration from the OPA Season

    Posted on 10.19.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    This year, you’re invited to join our Halloween tradition! If you haven’t planned your costume yet, I’ve got you covered with simple ideas inspired by the 2018/2019 Season. You may already have some of these items in your closet or around the house. Read More
  • GET TO KNOW: Happy Hour’s local musicians

    Posted on 10.17.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    Happy Hour at the Holland has everything you need for a memorable night out in downtown Omaha. We invite local singers and musicians to showcase their skills in front of people who love the performing arts. This year’s lineup is beyond talented, and we want you to get to know them! Read More
  • 3 FUN FACTS: Dorrance Dance

    Posted on 10.11.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    The New York City-based company is bringing tap dance to Omaha later this month – and it’s not what you expect! If you’re like me and took tap lessons as a kid, you may be having flashbacks to poorly executed time steps and double wings. Here are 3 more fun facts about the performance. Read More
  • Q&A: How Chef Diana crafts Zinc’s fall menu

    Posted on 10.08.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    Our in-house chef Diana Browder crafts her seasonal menus from fresh, local ingredients. For this Q&A, she filled me in on how she created the menu, what her inspirations are and what it’s like to be a chef. Read More
  • 5 FUN FACTS: The Play That Goes Wrong

    Posted on 09.26.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is exactly what it sounds like – a play in which everything that can go wrong, does go wrong. Yes, it’s as funny as it sounds, too! Here are 5 fun facts about the award-winning show. Read More