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  • 5 FUN FACTS: Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK

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    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)

    Intern Christina Becker stands at the glass staircase in the Holland Center.
    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
  • OPA ROUNDUP: Must-see spring shows

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    Posted on 03.22.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    Spring is finally here! I know – I wasn’t sure winter would ever end either. Six months of snow certainly calls for some fun! We have so many shows headed to Omaha this spring. Here’s a few shows you shouldn’t miss. Read More
  • 3 FUN FACTS: Come From Away

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    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

    Two performers hold a huge white piece of fabric that billows high above their heads.
    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
  • Highlights from the 19/20 Season Reveal

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    Posted on 03.01.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    Have you heard the news? We recently revealed our 2019/2020 Season during a special event for our subscribers at the Holland Center. Read More
  • WATCH: Catch 1200 Club fever

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    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

    Dancers from the African Culture Connection dance on stage at the Holland Center
    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
  • GET TO KNOW: 5 questions with photographer Ronan Donovan

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    Posted on 02.18.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    Our National Geographic Live series is part adventure, part education. You get to hear amazing stories directly from the scientists, explorers and photographers who capture them for National Geographic. We caught up with Ronan Donovan before he flew into Omaha to ask him our 5 questions. Read More
  • WATCH: Lessons for a lifetime with Disney Musicals in Schools

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    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 PLAYLIST: Love at first listen! Romantic Broadway hits

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    Posted on 02.04.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    Stop in the name of love – and listen to Omaha Performing Arts’ sweetest Spotify playlist yet. You’ll fall head over heels for these love songs from the stage. Read More
  • 5 FUN FACTS: Broadway’s ON YOUR FEET!

    Actors playing Gloria and Emilio perform at the height of their career in the musical.
    Posted on 02.04.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    ON YOUR FEET! tells the real-life story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s rise to international stardom. Here’s a few fun facts about the incredible couple and the musical that shares their lives! Read More
  • 5 QUESTIONS: Get to know Michael James Scott, Genie in Disney's ALADDIN

    Michael James Scott (Genie). Aladdin North American Tour. Photo by Deen van Meer. © Disney
    Posted on 01.23.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    We caught up with Michael James Scott, the actor who plays Genie. He originated the role of the Genie in the Australian production of ALADDIN. We didn't get to make three wishes - but he did grant us five questions! Read More
  • This Day in History: Orpheum Theater's grand reopening

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    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
  • OPA ROUNDUP: What we’re looking forward to in 2019

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    Posted on 12.28.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    We are ringing in the New Year with magic, adventure and more! Here’s just a few things we’re looking forward to as we kick off another year at Omaha Performing Arts. Read More
  • OPA Playlist: A very Broadway Christmas

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    Posted on 12.14.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    The soundtrack to the holidays is here! Enjoy these very merry tunes from the stage and carols sung by your favorite Broadway stars. Read More
  • 3 FUN FACTS: Disney’s ALADDIN

    Anthony Murphy (Genie) and Original Cast of Disney's Aladdin North American Tour. ©Disney. Photo by Deen van Meer.
    Posted on 12.10.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    Daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance – Broadway musical Disney’s ALADDIN has it all. The production includes favorite elements from the movie including the music, the genie, the flying carpet, the love story – but with a little extra magic. Here are three fun facts to know about the new musical before you go. Read More
  • OPA Holiday Gift Guide

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    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
  • OPA #Protip: Ways to beat the cold

    OPA #Protip Ways to Beat the Cold
    Posted on 11.19.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    For today’s OPA #Protip, I thought I’d drop some knowledge on how to beat the cold when you come to the theater. Read More
  • Q&A: Meet Shawn Bell, our new Jazz Academy teaching artist

    Shawn Bell leads a jazz clinic with students at Papillion Middle School.
    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