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  • Q&A With Big Wade and Black Swan Theory

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    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!

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    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

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    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

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    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
  • Enjoli & Timeless Set the Tone at Debut of Music at Miller Park

    Posted on 06.08.2021 by Sarah Kosch
    Saturday, June 5 marked the beginning of Music at Miller Park, and we couldn’t have asked for a better evening to kick off the new summer concert series. Read More
  • The history of jazz in Omaha

    Posted on 05.26.2021 by Victoria Ortega
    O-pa’s IDEA committee has been busy fine-tuning our strategic plan, hosting a book club, attending virtual expos and exploring ways to support and participate in the community’s IDEA initiatives. Read More
  • Choose Your Own Package and enjoy perks

    Posted on 05.12.2021 by James Rich
    A Choose Your Own (CYO) package deal allows you to create your season while enjoying various subscriber perks like the ability to exchange tickets and early access to the best seats. Read More
  • Jazz Appreciation Month

    Posted on 04.30.2021 by Victoria McGiffin
    April is Jazz Appreciation Month! Learn more about the history of jazz in Omaha. Read More
  • O-pa Spotlight: Meet Chef Michael

    Posted on 04.27.2021 by O-pa Food Services, Jordan Willis and Dara Hogan
    Meet Omaha Performing Arts Executive Chef, Michael Anderson. Read More
  • Q&A with Joan Myers Brown the founder of PHILADANCO!

    Posted on 04.14.2021 by Dara Hogan
    Joan Myers Brown is a true legacy and pioneer in the dance industry. Read More
  • Celebrating World Autism Acceptance Month

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    Posted on 04.02.2021 by Dara Hogan
    In honor of World Autism Acceptance Month in April and Autism Acceptance Day on April 2, we're joining communities across the country to support and recognize people with autism Read More
  • Students and teachers stay connected to theater

    Posted on 03.30.2021 by Bill Grennan
    Omaha Performing Arts’ teaching artists and staff bring access to arts education for students and teachers through our Disney Musicals in Schools program. Read More
  • Celebrating Women's History Month

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    Posted on 03.16.2021 by Lee Turkovich
    This month we celebrate women’s contributions to history, culture and society through Women's History Month and International Women's Day. Read More
  • New patron amenities to enjoy at O-pa!

    Posted on 03.03.2021 by Dara Hogan
    You can expect a more inviting space to share memories and spend time with family and friends in the new Parkview Lounge. Read More
  • Jazz artist Alicia Olatuja makes debut in Omaha

    Posted on 03.03.2021 by Dara Hogan
    Learn more about acclaimed vocalist, composer and arranger Alicia Olatuja. She performs at the Holland Center on March 11! Read More
  • Black inventors who made our lives better

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    Posted on 02.23.2021 by Victoria McGiffin
    Black history surrounds us. It is present in our every day lives in ways that many of us overlook and under-appreciate. In February, we pause to observe the significance of Black history. Read More