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  • WATCH: Zoom through a week at Omaha Performing Arts

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    Posted on 04.16.2019 by Courtney Mattern
    We're busy bees this spring at Omaha Performing Arts! Our halls are filled daily with artists, students, community members and volunteers. Check out this video zooming through a week of Omaha Performing Arts. Read More
  • 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)

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    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Meet the artists! Local musicians featured in Musical Explorers

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    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
  • 5 FUN FACTS: Broadway’s ON YOUR FEET!

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    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

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    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
  • 3 FUN FACTS: Disney’s ALADDIN

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    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
  • Q&A: Meet Shawn Bell, our new Jazz Academy teaching artist

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    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
  • 5 PHANTOM PHUN PHACTS

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    Posted on 11.08.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    Omaha Performing Arts takes you behind the scenes with 5 Phantom Phun Phacts to know about this spectacular Broadway show! Read More
  • GUEST BLOG: 3 reasons you should join 40 Below

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    Posted on 10.24.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    Morgan Thomsen, a 40 Below member, shares her experiences with the young professionals group. Learn what the group has to offer performing art enthusiasts! Read More
  • Q&A: How Chef Diana crafts Zinc’s fall menu

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    Posted on 10.08.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    Our in-house chef Diana Browder crafts her seasonal menus from fresh, local ingredients. For this Q&A, she filled me in on how she created the menu, what her inspirations are and what it’s like to be a chef. Read More
  • #OPA Protip: How to avoid overpriced and fake tickets

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    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

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    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
  • WATCH: OPA president shares a show you can’t miss

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    Posted on 09.24.2018 by Courtney Mattern
    Omaha Performing Arts President Joan Squires is right – we bring a lot of amazing performances to the Holland Performing Arts Center and Orpheum Theater. And sometimes one event is just so unique and wonderful we can’t let you miss it! Read More