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  • GET TO KNOW: Happy Hour’s local musicians

    Posted on 10.17.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    Happy Hour at the Holland has everything you need for a memorable night out in downtown Omaha. We invite local singers and musicians to showcase their skills in front of people who love the performing arts. This year’s lineup is beyond talented, and we want you to get to know them! Read More
  • 5 FUN FACTS: The Play That Goes Wrong

    Posted on 09.26.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is exactly what it sounds like – a play in which everything that can go wrong, does go wrong. Yes, it’s as funny as it sounds, too! Here are 5 fun facts about the award-winning show. Read More
  • #OPA Protip: How to avoid overpriced and fake tickets

    Posted on 09.26.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    At Omaha Performing Arts, we want you to have the best experience possible when you come to an event at the Holland Center or Orpheum Theater – and that experience starts before you purchase a ticket. Here are some tips on how to avoid overpriced and fake tickets. Read More
  • GUEST BLOG: A day in the life of a Rusty Musician

    Posted on 09.26.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    Suzanne Anderson, a participant in our Rusty Musician Experience, shares what its like to play an instrument again after a long hiatus. Check out what the Rusty Musician Experience is doing for musicians of all skill levels! Read More
  • OPA Roundup: Shows we’re FALL-ing for

    Posted on 09.21.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    Fall is a magical time of year, and at Omaha Performing Arts, it’s when our venues come to life with extraordinary entertainment. For this edition of OPA Roundup, I’ve asked my colleagues to chime in with the fall shows they’re most looking forward to. Read More
  • Q&A: Meet Jim Condon, OPA’s Ambassador of the Year

    Posted on 09.13.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    Comprised of nearly 500 volunteers, the Ambassadors provide patrons with the friendliest service. Jim Condon took the title of "Ambassador of the Year" this year and was applauded for his dedication to Omaha Performing Arts’ mission as well as his always-cheerful demeanor. Read More
  • Q&A: Burke High’s drama teacher shares her passion for theater education

    Posted on 09.06.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    Omaha Burke High School teacher Emily Mokrycki has spent the last five years ensuring her drama students don’t miss out on a single learning opportunity. In this Q&A, she shared her passion for theater education and tips for both teachers and students. Read More
  • Back to school! OPA education programs continue to grow in 2018/2019

    Posted on 08.28.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    At Omaha Performing Arts, we're gearing up for another school year full of educating and inspiring. Here are a few highlights for the year ahead! Read More
  • OPA #Protip: Book a group & save money

    Posted on 08.21.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    Today’s topic: Group sales! We offer groups of 10 or more discounts on select shows. This can be 10 or more friends, 10 or more family members, 10 or more colleagues, 10 or more students – basically any 10 people who want to go to a show together and enjoy some VIP perks along the way. Read More
  • YEAR IN REVIEW: Vote for the best moment of OPA's 17/18 Season

    Posted on 07.24.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    At Omaha Performing Arts, we’re gearing up for an amazing 2018/2019 Season - but first, we wanted to share some of our best memories from our 2017/2018 Season. Take our poll to weigh in on your favorite performances! Read More
  • OPA ROUNDUP: Summer shows you can’t miss

    Posted on 07.10.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    During the summer months, we’re constantly adding new entertainment to the Omaha Performing Arts calendar. From comedians to popular artists, our shows provide the perfect opportunity to escape the heat and have fun. We’ve rounded up something fun for everyone! 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