Dear friends of Omaha Performing Arts,

Excitement is building as we prepare for the 2019/2020 Season! Here’s a look at what’s ahead in August: 

Soaking up the last days of summer
Pack a picnic and grab your lawn chairs – it’s time for Summer Sounds at Highlander. Our free outdoor concert series in partnership with Seventy Five North is the perfect way to enjoy the last days of summer with your family.

You’ll hear the music of touring jazz and blues artists on the Highlander lawn at 2112 N. 30th St. This year’s series includes Kansas City’s Marcus Lewis Quintet on August 3, and Mwenso & The Shakes direct from Harlem on August 24. Learn more here.

Have you caught Hamilton fever?
Because we have! Tickets for the Broadway hit went on sale last month, with hundreds of fans lining up at the Holland Performing Arts Center to purchase tickets. It was a fun day with games, giveaways and singing! Check out the photo album on Facebook.

Tell your friends – good seats are still available at TicketOmaha.com – and believe me, you want to be in the room where it happens. The musical plays Sept. 10-29 at the Orpheum Theater.

Ambassador Appreciation
Our devoted volunteer Ambassadors are here for ALL of our events – and provide incredible services. The 500 members scan tickets, locate lost items, help find your seat, and even snap photos!

Last season, these extraordinary volunteers worked hundreds of events, including shows for Omaha Symphony, Opera Omaha and private events. We’ll applaud their efforts during our annual Ambassador Appreciation Night later this month. When you see them, please offer your own thanks as well!

Set your mind on island time at Stage Party

If you haven’t had the chance to take a summer getaway, might I suggest a tropical staycation at the Holland Center? Our volunteer guild, The Presenters, hosts Stage Party on September 27. And it’s the perfect theme inspired by Jimmy Buffett’s ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, the touring Broadway production coming to Omaha. 

Enjoy live music from Dance of a Parrothead, and island-themed snacks and drinks in our Mammel Courtyard with proceeds benefiting our Education and Community Engagement events. Make a reservation here and get out your best island clothes!

See you soon!


Joan H. Squires 
President, Omaha Performing Arts