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  • O-pa tops awards for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) efforts in Nebraska

    Posted on 10.13.2020 by Gennean Scott
    The Human Resource Association of the Midlands (HRAM) diversity and inclusion committee named O-pa as one of three local organizations committed to diversity and inclusion efforts. Read More
  • Inside O-pa: Implicit Bias

    Posted on 09.30.2020 by IDEA committee
    Learn how O-pa's Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) committee is addressing implicit bias in the workplace. Read More
  • Get to know: The Swon Brothers and Bassel and The Supernaturals

    Posted on 09.15.2020 by Dara Hogan
    Get to know some of the bands performing at the Holland Center Outdoors. The country duo, The Swon Brothers and the soul and funk group, Bassel and The Supernaturals are ready to bring you a weekend of fun-filled performances. Read More
  • O-pa receives $56,000 for education programs

    Posted on 09.02.2020 by Dara Hogan
    On Wednesday, August 26 the Presenters Circle held their 2019/2020 annual meeting virtually. Thanks to their efforts, they presented O-pa with a check for $56,000 to support our education and engagement programs which reach more than 100,000 young people each year. Read More
  • Inspiring a new generation of performing arts lovers

    Posted on 09.01.2020 by Taylor Wyatt
    At O-pa, a large part of our mission is to enrich the community through education and community engagement programs. We offer artistic experiences in classrooms, at our venues and out in the community. Read More
  • Inside O-pa: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility

    Posted on 08.26.2020 by Victoria McGiffin
    Victoria McGiffin, an O-pa employee and Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) committee member, talks about her experience as an IDEA participant. Read More
  • O-pa Spotlight: Ambassador Jennifer Silva

    Posted on 08.04.2020 by Dara Hogan
    There’s something about their smile, welcoming direction through the doors and to your seat, the Ambassadors at Omaha Performing Arts truly help make live theater a positive experience. Read More
  • The power of theater and live performance

    Posted on 08.04.2020 by Dara Hogan
    The power of live theater and performance is invaluable. The arts play an important role in lifting spirits, bringing people together and inspiring us all, especially during difficult times. Read More
  • July is National Culinary Arts Month

    Posted on 07.21.2020 by Dara Hogan
    July is National Culinary Arts Month and we're celebrating with a canapé recipe courtesy of Chef Browder at Guckenheimer. Read More
  • What to do if performances are postponed or canceled

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    Posted on 07.21.2020 by James Rich
    When looking at productions impacted by COVID-19, we want to reassure O-pa patrons that it is our goal first to bring artists back when it’s safe. If an event is postponed or canceled, here’s what you need to know. Read More
  • Book a group and save money for the 21/22 Broadway Season

    Posted on 07.07.2020 by James Rich
    Do you love experiencing live theatre with family or friends? Have you ever considered the benefits of coming in a larger group? At Omaha Performing Arts we offer a group sales option which will save you money, offer perks and a personalized entertainment experience. Read More
  • O-pa Spotlight: New VP of Human Capital and Inclusion

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    Posted on 07.07.2020 by Dara Hogan
    Omaha Performing Arts is excited to announce the promotion of Gennean Scott, former Director of Human Resources, to the newly created position of Vice President of Human Capital and Inclusion. Read More
  • Broadway Ball is canceled but we still need your support!

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    Posted on 07.07.2020 by O-pa Development Staff
    For the 2020/2021 season our goal is to raise $200,000 for O-pa’s education and community engagement programs. Let’s dream big together and keep our youth connected to the arts in the 2020/2021 season. Read More
  • Jazz on YOUR Green Picnic Fun

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    Posted on 07.07.2020 by Dara Hogan
    Looking to make some tasty meals for Jazz on YOUR Green? Our food service provider Guckenheimer shows us how to make delicious Italian sandwiches! Learn this simple recipe in under three minutes. Read More
  • Get to Know: Jazz on Your Green Performers

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    Posted on 06.22.2020 by Dara Hogan
    Get ready to enjoy Jazz on YOUR Green presented by O-pa from the comfort of your own home this year! We'll be jamming Thursday nights at 6:00 PM LIVE on Facebook and YouTube starting July 9, 2020. Get to know this year’s artists. Read More
  • O-pa Tip: Hamilton Movie Streams on Disney+

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    Posted on 06.22.2020 by Dara Hogan
    HAMILTON premieres on Disney Plus Friday, July 3. In our latest blog learn how you can watch online, what to expect and how to set-up a watch party. Read More
  • Three Ways O-pa is Celebrating Pride and How You Can Too!

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    Posted on 06.10.2020 by IDEA Committee
    While sadly the 2020 Heartland Pride Parade and Festival has been canceled, it is still a time for our community to come together to support and celebrate one another. Here at O-pa, we have made a list of ways we are celebrating PRIDE and how you can too. Read More
  • Get a sneak peek of the Nebraska High School Theater Academy Showcase

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    Posted on 06.09.2020 by Dara Hogan
    NHSTA students and teachers will be honored at the 7th annual showcase – which will be our first ever NHSTA digital ceremony. Get a sneak peek of the event! Read More
  • What to listen to while you’re working from home!

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    Posted on 06.08.2020 by Isaac Neiman
    Here at O-pa we’ve been working from home for about 2 months now and sometimes your normal playlists can start to feel a bit stale. Here are three steps to make the best playlist. Read More
  • 5 Fun Facts about Matthew Whitaker

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    Posted on 05.26.2020 by Dara Hogan
    Matthew Whitaker is a jazz pianist who joyfully mixes old-school jazz with new school sounds. There’s so much to love about Whitaker from his amazing ability to play music by ear to his resilience as an artist with a disability. Here are five fun facts you should know about Whitaker. ​ Read More