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GUEST BLOG: 3 reasons you should join 40 Below

Posted On Oct 24, 2018, 14:51 PM by Courtney Mattern

Written by Morgan Thomsen, 40 Below member

Do you love live music, Broadway performances and have a passion for the arts?

I do! That’s why I joined 40 Below, Omaha Performing Arts’ new young professionals group. In my first year as a member, I experienced incredible performances – and so much more. My expectations were exceeded as I made friends, met performers and gave back to my community.

We’re getting ready for another season of fun and volunteering. Here are three reasons why you should join 40 Below, too!

40 Below volunteers stand behind a booth at the Orpheum THeater
Morgan Thomsen, left, volunteers with other members of 40 Below during a show at the Orpheum Theater.

1.       Friends

Omaha Performing Art’s 40 Below has opened up a new group of friends for me that are all like-minded and enjoy the performing arts. It’s fun seeing shows and attending happy hours before performances.  Not only have I met new friends through this group, but I’ve also realized how many of my own friends love seeing shows, too! 

Members of 40 Below post with members of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble in front of an OPA backdrop after a show.
Members of 40 Below snap a photo with artists from the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble during an exclusive Meet and Greet.

2.       Behind-the-Scenes Experiences (and discounts, too!)

We get to experience really amazing behind-the-scenes events such as Lunch and Learns and exclusive invitations to events.  My friends and I always enjoy going to the Season Reveal at the Holland Center and get excited to see what to expect for the upcoming year! Members also get discounts to some great shows like the Broadway musicals like WAITRESS and other performances. I’ve enjoyed sharing my perks with my family and coming to the Holiday Lighting Ceremony at the Holland Center. There are so many fun activities to take part in through 40 Below!

3.        Giving Back

Giving back to the Omaha community is important to me, and it’s nice to know 40 Below helps champion Omaha Performing Arts' Education and Community Engagement programs. It’s important that everyone has access to the arts and 40 Below makes sure to do our part!

Omaha Performing Art’s 40 Below membership group is an amazing way to see some amazing shows, mingle with friends while giving back to the Omaha community! Why wouldn’t you join?

Learn more and register for 40 Below on our website.