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  • 3 FUN FACTS: Air Play

    Posted on 03.12.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience! We can't wait for Air Play to breeze into the Orpheum Theater this weekend. Here are 3 fun facts, so you can get to know the show before you go. Read More
  • WATCH: Lessons for a lifetime with Disney Musicals in Schools

    Posted on 02.14.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    Cue the cuteness! Students at 15 elementary schools are busy rehearsing for school musicals through our Disney Musicals in Schools program. Performances begin this month. Read More
  • This Day in History: Orpheum Theater's grand reopening

    Posted on 01.17.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    Take a look back at this day in history! The Orpheum Theater's grand reopening as a performing arts center happened on this day 44 years ago. Read More
  • Ring in the New Year with new bling? Wedding planning tips from our event manager

    Posted on 01.11.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    At Omaha Performing Arts, we host hundreds of special events at the Holland Center and Orpheum Theater including bridal showers, weddings and receptions. I connected with Caitlin Knopik, our event manager here at OPA. She shared her best advice on where to start when planning your big day! Read More
  • OPA Holiday Gift Guide

    Posted on 11.21.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    Upstage Santa this year with our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide! When you give tickets, you’re giving unforgettable experiences and the memories will last long after the curtain closes. Let us help you check off your list and earn a round of applause. Read More
  • Q&A: Meet Shawn Bell, our new Jazz Academy teaching artist

    Posted on 11.12.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    We’re excited to welcome trombonist and music educator Shawn Bell as our lead teaching artist for academy. I caught up with Shawn just as he was kicking off his first in-school clinics to chat about the new program and why bringing jazz education to young musicians is so important. Read More

    Posted on 11.08.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    The Broadway favorite THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is returning to the Orpheum Theater for two whole weeks this month, November 21 through December 2. Here’s 5 Phantom Phun Phacts – see what I did there? – to know before you go. Read More
  • Rock on! Highlights from Broadway Ball 2018

    Posted on 09.18.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    The Presenters, our volunteer guild, hosted the biennial fundraiser on Friday, September 7, in support of our Education and Community Engagement programs. Here are a few highlights from the day. Read More
  • 3 FUN FACTS: No BS! Brass Band at Jazz on the Green

    Posted on 08.09.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    August is basically the Sunday of summer, and we plan to soak up every last minute of it. Tomorrow night we’ll be grooving during our final Jazz on the Green concert of the summer. I know, we can’t believe it’s already the last one either, but we can't think of a better way to close out the season. Read More
  • 3 FUN FACTS: Shaun Murphy Band at Jazz on the Green

    Posted on 08.02.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    Tonight’s Jazz on the Green concert is a special one! In honor of Blue Society of Omaha’s 20th Anniversary, we are teaming up to present one of the great voices of blues music – Shaun Murphy – who also happens to be an Omaha native! Here are three fun facts about tonight’s headliner. Read More
  • 3 FUN FACTS: Shayna Steele at Jazz on the Green

    Posted on 07.26.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    We’re half way through our summer concert series, Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing – and we have no plans for slowing down. Soak up some serious soul tonight when rising star Shayna Steele takes the stage. Here’s a few fun facts about the singer. Read More
  • 3 FUN FACTS: Tiempo Libre Bohemia

    Posted on 07.18.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    Afro-Cuban group Tiempo Libre Bohemia is turning up the heat with tropical rhythms. Our Latin jazz artists are always a favorite during the summer concert series, probably because you can’t help but to dance to the upbeat music! Here are 3 fun facts about the band. Read More
  • 3 FUN FACTS: The Big Takeover

    Posted on 07.12.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing grooves again tonight with The Big Takeover! Here’s 3 fun facts about the band. Read More
  • 3 FUN FACTS: Gooch & His Las Vegas Big Band

    Posted on 07.05.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    Tonight, we kick off Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing with Gooch & His Las Vegas Big Band. Here’s 3 fun facts about the band. Read More
  • READY TO GET DOWN? Tips to prepare for Jazz on the Green

    Posted on 07.03.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing, Omaha’s favorite free outdoor concert series, starts grooving this Thursday with Gooch & His Las Vegas Big Band. Whether you’re a JOTG pro or a first-timer, we think you’ll find these tips handy as you prepare for the hot weather and cool music. Read More