Spotlight Blog Go behind the scenes with Omaha Performing Arts
  • OPA Roundup: Family-friendly shows to add to your calendar

    Posted on 07.30.2019 by Kamrin Baker
  • GUEST BLOG: BEN there, met PLATT at the Jimmy Awards®

    Posted on 07.16.2019 by Kamrin Baker
    Hey there theater enthusiasts, it’s Hannah-Kate Kinney! I’m about to begin my senior year at Westside High School and – thanks to the support of our Omaha arts community – was named the 2019 Nebraska High School Theater Academy Outstanding Student Reporter and the 2019 National High School Musical Theater Awards Student Reporter. Read More
  • OPA ROUNDUP: Dive into these must-see summer shows

    Posted on 06.28.2019 by Kamrin Baker
    To dive into the sizzling titles we will present this summer, I asked some of my colleagues to share what they are most excited to see. Read More
  • Q&A: Linda Hulsey, NHSTA Lifetime Achievement awardee, shares career highlights

    Posted on 06.11.2019 by Kamrin Baker
    During the NHSTA Showcase, we recognzied Linda Hulsey with a Lifetime Achievement Award for dedication to arts education. In this Q&A, she shares her passion for the arts and the major highlights of her career. Read More
  • 5 QUESTIONS: Get to know Ray Mercer, artist in residence

    Posted on 05.22.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    Get to know Ray Mercer, who is joining Omaha Performing Arts as an artist in residence and advisor for dance programming. Read More
  • WATCH: Highlights from the 2019 Singer/Songwriter Competition

    Posted on 05.21.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    We packed the house earlier this month at The B-Side of Benson Theatre for our Singer/Songwriter Competition Showcase! Watch the video for highlights. Read More
  • Q&A: OPA Office Coordinator Cindy Vanek, winner of OMA Tourism Award

    Posted on 05.14.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    For more than 12 years, Cindy Vanek has assisted visitors at our venues, the Holland and Orpheum Theater. Out of 92 nominees, she won the OMA Tourism Award for Outstanding Guest Service at an Attraction. We are so proud of her! Read More
  • OPA #Protip: Use your student ID to save on tickets

    Posted on 05.10.2019 by Megan Wade
    If you're a current student with a valid student ID, today's #OPAProtip is for you: Join our Student Rush Club and start saving on tickets. Read More
  • 4 FUN FACTS: Broadway's MISS SAIGON

    Posted on 05.01.2019 by Megan Wade
    The show first hit Broadway in 1991 amid a time in musical theater marked by BIG special effects. Here are a few fun facts about the show to know before you go. Read More
  • WATCH: Zoom through a week at Omaha Performing Arts

    Posted on 04.16.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    We're busy bees this spring at Omaha Performing Arts! Our halls are filled daily with artists, students, community members and volunteers. Check out this video zooming through a week of Omaha Performing Arts. Read More
  • 5 FUN FACTS: Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK

    Posted on 04.12.2019 by Megan Wade
    SCHOOL OF ROCK opens April 23 at the Orpheum Theater and runs through April 28. Here are a few fun facts about the show to know before you go! Read More
  • GUEST BLOG: 3 Things I've Learned as an Intern (So Far)

    Posted on 04.09.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    Public relations intern Christina Becker shares her experiences as an intern at Omaha Performing Arts. Check out what skills our interns are learning during their time here! Read More
  • 3 FUN FACTS: Come From Away

    Posted on 03.13.2019 by Megan Wade
    We can’t wait to share the remarkable true story of nearly 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Here’s a few fun facts about Broadway’s Best Musical all across North America, COME FROM AWAY. Read More
  • 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: Catch 1200 Club fever

    Posted on 02.26.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    During our 2019/2020 Season Reveal, we gave our subscribers a taste of the 1200 Club. Now, it’s your turn to see what all the hype is about. Read More
  • Meet the artists! Local musicians featured in Musical Explorers

    Posted on 02.18.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    More than 3,400 K-2 students will embark on a musical adventure this month! They’ll learn about three different musical styles from their community in Musical Explorers. Along the way, students get to know three local artists and reflect on the music traditions in their own community. 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
  • 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

    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
  • Masquerade! Halloween costume inspiration from the OPA Season

    Posted on 10.19.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    This year, you’re invited to join our Halloween tradition! If you haven’t planned your costume yet, I’ve got you covered with simple ideas inspired by the 2018/2019 Season. You may already have some of these items in your closet or around the house. Read More