In 2010, Dan Savage’s simple YouTube message – it gets better – reached into the hearts of LGBTQ youth and evolved into a nationwide anti-bullying movement. Presented in partnership with Inclusive Communities, the Gay Men’s Chorus of LA: “it gets better” Tour brings this profound message of hope to Omaha with a moving musical theater piece featuring Omaha’s River City Mixed Chorus.
Moses Pendleton and dancer-illusionists troupe, MOMIX, bring the heat of the American Southwest to Omaha! In Opus Cactus, extraordinary athleticism is combined with costumes and light effects to create mesmerizing images of cacti and creeping lizards. Described as a “feast for the eyes” by The New York Times, this magical journey into the desert will delight all ages.
Join “The Voice” breakout star Chris Mann for a glittering evening of music from the Golden Age of Broadway, the Great American Songbook and his chart-topping albums. Fans adored this classically trained yet soulful crooner when he starred as The Phantom at the Orpheum Theater last season!
Omaha folk fixture McCarthy Trenching is coming to the Holland Center! For a decade, the duo featuring Dan McCarthy and James Maakestad has been a staple of the city’s music scene and a purveyor of songs that are quintessentially Nebraskan. Joining this 1200 Club performance is High Up, a new Omaha band featuring sisters Christine Fink and Orenda Fink (Azure Ray, O+S, Art in Manila).
Reignite your curiosity for the universe when award-winning astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson comes to Omaha! In an out-of-this-world lecture, Tyson answers questions from the audience and talks about topics in his new book “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.” Each audience member will take home a copy!
Tyson is the recipient of 19 honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to a nongovernment citizen. Don’t miss your chance to see him live!
With its heart on its ruffled sleeve, this hilarious smash set in 1595 tells the tale of two brothers desperate to write a hit play.
When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “The Producers + The Book of Mormon x The Drowsy Chaperone. Squared!” (New York Magazine).
The Saturday matinee performance on May 20 at 2:00 PM will have Audio Description.
Called “my hero” by the legendary Wynton Marsalis, 13-year-old Joey Alexander is one of today’s most talked-about jazz artists. This three-time Grammy nominee is fearless at the keyboard, performing classic songs and original compositions with a deft touch and adventurous spirit.
In a vibrant 20th anniversary tour, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters — love.
The Sunday matinee performance on June 4 at 1:30 PM will have Audio Description.
Modeled after the Tony Awards®, this red carpet ceremony features performances by hundreds of students from Nebraska high schools, with awards for outstanding productions, top performers and ensembles, excellence behind-the-scenes and more. Celebrate the accomplishments of our area’s high school musical theater programs! Visit NebraskaHSTA.org to learn more.