Dear friends of Omaha Performing Arts,
We recently announced our 2019/2020 Season during a special event at the Holland Center. Thank you to everyone who braved the cold to attend as well as those who followed along on social media – we loved sharing in the excitement with you!
Our event showcased the amazing artists and productions we’re bringing to Omaha next season. We’re pleased to present a variety of shows featuring popular artists and the next generation of stars.
To quote one of our Twitter followers, we’re “knocking it out of the park” with our Broadway Series. Next season, we’ll welcome six celebrated shows: Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, DEAR EVAN HANSEN,LES MISÉRABLES, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR,A BRONX TALE andANASTASIA. Learn about the shows here.
The big news of the evening was the return of Disney’s THE LION KING. The crowd-favorite will be in Omaha for four weeks next spring. If you subscribe to the Broadway Series, you can be the first to buy tickets for this show as well as STOMP. If you’re not a subscriber yet, you can add your name to the waitlist. As soon as seats become available, you’ll be contacted by Ticket Omaha.
Our Omaha Performing Arts Presents series are also incredible! Our Jazz Series spotlights legendary performers and rising young stars. Eddie Palmieri Afro-Caribbean Sextet opens the series. He was named a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts — the nation’s highest Jazz Honor — in 2013. This performance blends his Puerto Rican heritage with jazz influences like Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock.
In our Dance Series, we bring an interesting mix of dance styles by leading companies. I’m especially excited for Camille A. Brown and Dancers. Brown is a sought-after choreographer for Broadway – including the recent revival of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND the live TV special “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Her beautiful work blends modern, hip-hop, African, ballet and tap.
Awe-inspiring shows continue in the 1200 Club and our Specials. We’ll welcome Patti LaBelle, the Godmother of Soul, as well as rock legend Kansas. The Piano Guys and tap marvel Savion Glover also return by popular demand. If you subscribe to any series in our season – Broadway, Jazz, Dance or National Geographic Live – you can be the first to buy tickets to these shows.
Our subscribers enjoy special perks all season long including early access to new shows as they’re announced throughout the year. Explore all our series here!
We looked forward to spending the 2019/2020 Season with you!
Joan H. Squires
President, Omaha Performing Arts