News Go behind the scenes with Omaha Performing Arts
  • President's Letter: Remembering Founder Walter Scott, Jr.

    Walter and Suzanne Scott at the dedication of the Scott Recital Hall
    Posted on 09.30.2021 by Joan Squires
    This past weekend, Omaha lost an extraordinary leader, philanthropist and community leader. Read More
  • A New Season of Learning with O-pa Education and Engagement

    Digital Master Class with CATS cast member Gracie Anderson
    Posted on 09.30.2021 by Sarah Kosch
    It's not just a new season of Broadway and shows at O-pa — it's also a new season of learning and engagement! Read More
  • O-pa Celebrates Educators at First Annual Teacher Appreciation Night

    The crowd at St. Paul & The Broken Bones
    Posted on 09.16.2021 by Sarah Kosch
    Last night, teachers got a free night out to St. Paul & The Broken Bones at Holland Center Outdoors and their own big round of applause. Read More
  • Zinc Reopens for Preshow Dining Sept. 24, 2021

    Zinc entrance
    Posted on 09.15.2021 by Sarah Kosch
    Artful dining returns as the Holland Center's full-service restaurant reopens on Friday, Sept. 24. Read what Chef Michael Anderson has to say about the new Fall menu (which also includes favorites like Mr. Holland's Meatloaf and Zinc Mac and Cheese)! Read More
  • Summer Wrap-up of O-pa in the Community

    O-pa staff at the table for AfroFest Omaha
    Posted on 09.15.2021 by Sarah Kosch
    Labor Day weekend was a busy one for community events! O-pa was a first-time sponsor at AfroFest Omaha, which drew over 3000 people to Stinson Park on Sept. 4. We also hosted our last Music at Miller Park concert with Big Wade & Black Swan Theory! Read More
  • O-pa Text Alerts Are Here: Update Your Account Preferences

    Text OPA to 833.407.0477
    Posted on 09.14.2021 by Sarah Kosch
    Text OPA to 833.407.0477 to opt-in or update your Ticket Omaha account preferences to get text alerts about your orders, upcoming shows and more. While you’re there, update your interests so we know what kind of events and programming you don’t want to miss! Read More
  • 7 HAMILTON Reading and Watching Recommendations

    Hamilton performance on stage.
    Posted on 09.10.2021 by James Rich
    HAMILTON returns to The Orpheum Theater for a three-week run from October 26 through November 14, 2021. We have some fantastic reading and watching recommendations to get you ready for this groundbreaking musical! Read More
  • Celebrating Mexican Independence Day

    Mexican Independence Day
    Posted on 09.02.2021 by Victoria Ortega
    It seems Mexico’s victories in battle have confused some of us! What is Mexican Independence Day and how is it different from Cinco de Mayo? O-pa’s IDEA committee has the answers just in time to celebrate. Read More
  • Omaha Performing Arts Board of Directors – Leadership Update

    Headshots of new board members.
    Posted on 09.02.2021 by Sarah Kosch
    Since O-pa’s very beginning, our board of directors’ commitment and stewardship have supported us and ensured we fulfilled our mission through the performing arts. In June 2021, we held our Annual Meeting which included several important changes in board leadership. Read More
  • Urn Chosen As Future Opening Act from Singer-Songwriter Showcase

    Urn plays piano and sings at Singer-Songwriter Showcase
    Posted on 09.02.2021 by Sarah Kosch
    Urn was one of nineteen artists sharing music at the 2021 Singer-Songwriter Showcase. O-pa and Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards (OEAA) partner on this opportunity for aspiring Omaha musicians to perform in a professional setting and meet their creative community. Read More
  • Watching Summer of Soul and Thinking About a New Season at O-pa

    Close up of a Black person's hands playing piano.
    Posted on 09.01.2021 by Sarah Kosch
    We're watching the documentary 'Summer of Soul' and making connections with our 21/22 O-pa Season. Read More
  • Highlander Community Day: Q&A with Kashya Burrell

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    Posted on 08.16.2021 by Sarah Kosch
    O-pa partners with Seventy Five North to put on a free Summer Sounds Concert at Highlander Community Day. Kashya Burrell joined us for a Q&A about the history of Community Day and how Seventy Five North is changing communities. Read More
  • Q&A With Big Wade and Black Swan Theory

    Band photo
    Posted on 08.16.2021 by Omaha Performing Arts
    The final free concert of the 2021 Music at Miller Park summer concert series is happening on Saturday, Sept. 4, and it is one you will not want to miss! Big Wade and Black Swan Theory are primed and ready to close out the concert series in true, big band fashion. Read More
  • The Purrrfect Movies and Books to Get You Ready for CATS the Musical!

    Cat eyes on dark background and the word CATS
    Posted on 08.10.2021 by James Rich
    You don’t have to wait for the Andrew Lloyd Weber classic CATS to get your fix of magical animals and warm fuzzies. Check out O-pa's movie and reading recommendations! Read More
  • O-pa at the Heartland PRIDE Parade

    O-pa group photo at the Heartland PRIDE Parade
    Posted on 07.21.2021 by Sarah Kosch
    The weather held in the middle of the severe storm that affected our city, and we were able to come together and celebrate our local LGBTQIA+ community on Saturday, July 10 at the Heartland PRIDE Parade! Read More
  • Music at Miller Park With Dani Cleveland

    Hear the musical stylings of Dani Cleveland on Aug. 7 at Miller Park.
    Posted on 07.20.2021 by Sarah Kosch
    You're invited to the Music at Miller Park concert series! Mark your calendars to hear Dani Cleveland on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 7:00 PM for the second concert of the three-concert summer series. Read More
  • Summer Concerts Omaha 2021 and More From O-pa!

    Sammy Figueroa and his Latin Jazz Ensemble perform at Jazz on the Green.
    Posted on 07.20.2021 by Sarah Kosch
    From sailor hats to cowboy hats, classic anthems to indie vibes, we’ve already had a variety of performers making this summer memorable and there is plenty more coming up! Read More
  • Nebraska Jimmy Award Nominees Continue Their Broadway Journey

    Audrey Saucier and Nathan Hiykel wrapped up twelve days of private coaching, master classes and rehearsals with theatre professionals.
    Posted on 07.08.2021 by Sarah Kosch
    Each year the Nebraska High School Theater Academy — a regional arm of the Broadway League’s Jimmy Awards®/National High School Musical Theatre Awards program led by Omaha Performing Arts — sends one actress and one actor to New York City (or in this year’s case, the virtual equivalent). Read More
  • A Farewell to Gennean Scott

    Gennean Scott headshot
    Posted on 06.30.2021 by IDEA Committee
    We're taking a different approach to the blog this month as we celebrate the leadership of Gennean Scott at Omaha Performing Arts. Read More
  • Happy PRIDE Month from O-pa

    Posted on 06.09.2021 by Sarah Kosch
    Happy PRIDE Month from O-pa! Although the celebrating reaches its height in June, the importance of awareness, community-building and allyship lasts all year. Read More