Happy holidays, friends of Omaha Performing Arts!

We have decked the halls at the Holland Center and Orpheum Theater. The trees are up, the lights are aglow and we’re full of holiday spirit thanks to our volunteers and in-kind sponsors David M Mangelsen’s and Mulhall’s. Many of our upcoming holiday shows offer the opportunity to come in from the cold and share a wonderful experience with friends and family.

At Dave Koz and Friends: Christmas 2018, Koz puts his own twist on holiday classics. He’ll perform with other jazz musicians including Omaha natives The Potash Twins. The concert is the perfect way to get in the swing of the season. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical returns to Omaha this winter as well. The family show pays homage to the beloved animated TV special with its timeless message of acceptance – “Maybe misfits have a place, too.”  (I still remember watching the show every year – don’t you?) The excitement continues into the New Year when we welcome the Broadway blockbuster Disney’s ALADDIN to the Orpheum Theater.  This direct from Broadway show is simply spectacular – and tickets to it would make a magical present.

In this season of giving, we hope you will consider a gift to Omaha Performing Arts during the holidays. Thanks to our supporters, we connect 50,000 young people to the arts each year through our Education and Community Engagement programs. Your goodwill helps to put smiles on children’s faces when they attend their first show on the Student Matinee Series or fosters inspiration for local dancers when they attend workshops with professional touring artists. With your help, we can continue to make the power of the arts accessible to all in our community. Help us share that joy with others! Click here to give a gift. 

My warmest wishes to you and your family and friends for the holidays and the New Year,


Joan H. Squires 
President, Omaha Performing Arts