President's Message


Joan_Portrait_150x200Dear friends of Omaha Performing Arts, 

The wait is over! We recently unveiled our much-anticipated 2018/2019 Season during a special subscriber event at the Holland Performing Arts Center. Thank you to everyone who attended or followed along on social media. 

This year’s reveal showcased the extraordinary artists and productions we will be bringing to Omaha. We’re pleased to present what may be our best season yet, which offers a wide variety of performances from popular artists, fresh works by rising stars, and several productions straight from Broadway! 

The big news of the night was the expansion of our Broadway Series from five to seven shows. With so many amazing productions on tour, I just couldn’t choose – so it only made sense to add to the series. The 7-show season includes HAMILTON as well as four new titles direct from Broadway. PlusTHE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA returns! You can check out the full series here

Our Omaha Performing Arts Presents series are also incredible! Showcase is especially star-filled as we welcome Jay Leno, Rita Moreno and The Temptations & The Four Tops. Our Jazz Series opens with Dave Koz & Friends: Christmas Tour 2018. We’ve been working for years to bring the Grammy-nominated saxophone star to Omaha.  Finally!  

For the Dance Series, we welcome Dorrance Dance – ETM: Double Down to the Orpheum Theater stage.  The New York-based tap-dance company Dorrance Dance is among the best dance ensembles today. The troupe fuses electronic music and classic tap, and it’s breathtaking. 

For young people, the Family Series is one of our most popular packages which includes shows with shorter run times and earlier showtimes.  Next season, we’ll feature three wonderous shows: AIR PLAY, iLuminate and The Aluminum Show. These productions will spark the imaginations of all ages, and to ensure everyone can participate, we are including sensory-friendly accommodations.

Awe-inspiring programming continues in the 1200 Club and Specials. Subscribers will have first access to these performances including the return of hip-hop duo Black Violin, who has twice sold-out at the Holland Center and OK Go, the rock band known for making outrageously creative videos.  

Explore all our series here, and check our Season FAQ for answers to many questions regarding HAMILTON and season subscriptions. We looked forward to spending the 2018/2019 Season with you!


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Joan H. Squires 
President, Omaha Performing Arts