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.
Jazz musicians Adeev and Ezra Potash, dubbed the “Twin Horns of Joy” by NPR, return to their hometown! Mentored by the legendary Wynton Marsalis, the Omaha brothers have performed across the globe including at Jazz at Lincoln Center and the South By Southwest music festival. The twins are also hosts of Travel Channel‘s “Southern Road Trip with The Potash Twins,” and their album “The Potash Twins” recently reached No. 9 on the iTunes Jazz Charts in 2015.
Move to the beats of Hector Rosado y Su Orquesta Hache! On a mission to keep salsa alive, this band’s sizzlin’ sounds will get you up on our feet. An accomplished percussionist, Rosado has toured with the best in latin jazz including music titan Tito Puente.
American roots band The Sugar Thieves returns to Jazz on the Green! Featuring the soulful vocals of Omaha native Meridith Moore, the group blends blues, country, folk, gospel, rock and jazz to create a sound that is all its own. This high-energy band has what it takes to move the people.
Ron E. Beck serves up a night of soul! Born in Omaha, the premier jazz drummer and vocalist has performed with Tower of Power, John Lee Hooker, Bill Withers and more. Now he’s fronting a new band, playing funky beats and R&B-tinged tracks that will have you movin’ and groovin’.
Swingin’ young jazz band Sammy Miller and The Congregation knows how to get a party started! Led by Grammy®-nominated drummer Miller, the band is on a mission to share “joyful jazz” with the masses. Band members have performed with notable artists including Wynton Marsalis, O.A.R, Iron and Wine, Lee Fields, Jason Moran at venues including the White House, Lincoln Center and the Hollywood Bowl. Don’t miss their feel-good, foot-stomping music!