Spotlight Blog Go behind the scenes with Omaha Performing Arts
  • O-pa Spotlight: New VP of Human Capital and Inclusion

    Posted on 07.07.2020 by Dara Hogan
    Omaha Performing Arts is excited to announce the promotion of Gennean Scott, former Director of Human Resources, to the newly created position of Vice President of Human Capital and Inclusion. Read More
  • Broadway Ball is canceled but we still need your support!

    Posted on 07.07.2020 by O-pa Development Staff
    For the 2020/2021 season our goal is to raise $200,000 for O-pa’s education and community engagement programs. Let’s dream big together and keep our youth connected to the arts in the 2020/2021 season. Read More
  • Jazz on YOUR Green Picnic Fun

    Posted on 07.07.2020 by Dara Hogan
    Looking to make some tasty meals for Jazz on YOUR Green? Our food service provider Guckenheimer shows us how to make delicious Italian sandwiches! Learn this simple recipe in under three minutes. Read More
  • Get to Know: Jazz on Your Green Performers

    Posted on 06.22.2020 by Dara Hogan
    Get ready to enjoy Jazz on YOUR Green presented by O-pa from the comfort of your own home this year! We'll be jamming Thursday nights at 6:00 PM LIVE on Facebook and YouTube starting July 9, 2020. Get to know this year’s artists. Read More
  • O-pa Tip: Hamilton Movie Streams on Disney+

    Posted on 06.22.2020 by Dara Hogan
    HAMILTON premieres on Disney Plus Friday, July 3. In our latest blog learn how you can watch online, what to expect and how to set-up a watch party. Read More
  • Three Ways O-pa is Celebrating Pride and How You Can Too!

    Posted on 06.10.2020 by IDEA Committee
    While sadly the 2020 Heartland Pride Parade and Festival has been canceled, it is still a time for our community to come together to support and celebrate one another. Here at O-pa, we have made a list of ways we are celebrating PRIDE and how you can too. Read More
  • Get a sneak peek of the Nebraska High School Theater Academy Showcase

    Posted on 06.09.2020 by Dara Hogan
    NHSTA students and teachers will be honored at the 7th annual showcase – which will be our first ever NHSTA digital ceremony. Get a sneak peek of the event! Read More
  • What to listen to while you’re working from home!

    Posted on 06.08.2020 by Isaac Neiman
    Here at O-pa we’ve been working from home for about 2 months now and sometimes your normal playlists can start to feel a bit stale. Here are three steps to make the best playlist. Read More
  • 5 Fun Facts about Matthew Whitaker

    Posted on 05.26.2020 by Dara Hogan
    Matthew Whitaker is a jazz pianist who joyfully mixes old-school jazz with new school sounds. There’s so much to love about Whitaker from his amazing ability to play music by ear to his resilience as an artist with a disability. Here are five fun facts you should know about Whitaker. ​ Read More
  • Five ways to support local musicians during COVID-19

    Posted on 05.12.2020 by Dara Hogan
    Everyone is being affected by COVID in some way, including local performing artists and musicians. Suddenly, the stage is off limits, so how can you, the audience help? Learn five easy ways to give back. Read More
  • Become a Super Subscriber and get super benefits!

    Posted on 05.12.2020 by Dara Hogan
    Are you a Broadway junkie? A musical enthusiast? Or maybe you’re mesmerized by dance and you love all things performing arts? If that’s you, our Super Subscriber membership would be a perfect fit! Read More
  • Omaha singer, BMG recording artist, Jocelyn joins us for Live on the Stream

    Posted on 05.12.2020 by Dara Hogan
    From charming fans in Omaha, to wowing audiences at New York City’s famous Apollo Theater, Jocelyn, a singer and songwriter knows how to entertain a crowd. If you don’t know Jocelyn, get a good look at her photo. Read More
  • Drink and groove this weekend!

    Posted on 05.12.2020 by Dara Hogan
    Check out our signature A Trip Around the Sun themed cocktail and order take out from one of our generous restaurant partners. Get the best deals at the best places! Read More
  • A Mother's Day Treat

    Posted on 05.07.2020 by Dara Hogan
    Looking to make something special in the kitchen for your Mom on Mother's Day? Take a look at these five cinnamon roll recipes. Read More
  • Join us online for Cinco De Mayo!

    Posted on 04.29.2020 by Dara Hogan
    While traditions like Cinco De Mayo will be honored differently this year, that doesn’t mean communities won’t find a way to celebrate. We’re excited to share that the local band Alexis y sus Caballeros will commemorate Cinco De Mayo with us on Facebook. Read More
  • O-pa Spotlight: NHSTA Student Elliott Purdy

    Posted on 04.28.2020 by Dara Hogan
    Like many of you, when 2020 began, North Platte high school senior Elliott Purdy, had exciting plans and milestones to celebrate but COVID-19 altered his plans. Read More
  • O-pa Celebrates Virtual Earth Day Omaha

    Posted on 04.28.2020 by Dara Hogan
    This month the country celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day on April 22! During this time of COVID-19, celebrating all the gifts the world and nature make available to us seems more urgent now than ever. Read More
  • O-pa Spotlight: Artist in Residence and Advisor Ray Mercer

    Posted on 04.16.2020 by Dara Hogan
  • O-pa Pro-Tip: Beyond-the-Stage Conversations

    Posted on 02.26.2020 by Mary King
    It’s one thing to watch your favorite show on stage, but when you get to talk to your favorite artists and performers face-to-face – now that’s icing on the cake! In this edition of O-pa ProTip, we highlight our Beyond-the-Stage Conversation series and why it’s worth the wait to show up early or stay after for talk backs. Read More
  • POP-QUIZ: How well do you know Potted Potter?

    Posted on 02.25.2020 by Mary King
    Jam-packed with fire-breathing dragons, endless costumes and brilliant songs - Potted Potter hits the Orpheum stage in just one week! In the meantime, find out if you are the ultimate Potter fan! Take the quiz and see how well you know this fantastically funny show. Read More