President's Message

 Dear O-pa community, 

Broadway is returning – and we can't wait to welcome you to the Orpheum Theater this fall for our 2021/22 Broadway Season!  In case you didn't see our official announcement –  here is the link with lots of video to remind us of what we've been missing and the amazing season ahead! 


Our six-show season opens in late September and includes CATS, HAMILTON, DEAR EVEN HANSEN, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, MEAN GIRLS, HADESTOWN, plus two special additions, WICKED AND ANASTASIA. For more information or to become a season subscriber, please visit


In the meantime, we have a few reduced capacity shows at the Orpheum this spring.  The southern rock group, The Allman Betts Band, will make their debut on April 16, and on May 22, "The Blessing USA Tour" comes to Omaha featuring gospel artist Kari Jobe with Cody Carnes. We have enhanced safety measures in place, including an improved ventilation system and masks are required.  Please join us for these fun and inspirational, live performances! 


This summer, join us for jazz, rock, and entertainment outdoors!  The Holland Center Outdoors concert series returns with live performances from May to October 2021 on the green lawn next to the Holland Center.  We're booking a wide variety of national touring artists and local performers.  Stay tuned for more details.  


Students and educators now have a variety of new digital arts education programs. Theater Essentials Online provides video lessons to middle and high school students in acting, voice, technical theater and directing by local theater professionals.  Our Jazz Academy offers various free jazz education resources for teachers and students in grades 6-12. Learn more about these opportunities and others on our website.  


For all of our performances, find the most updated information about sanitation practices and audience safety procedures at  And a reminder that we have moved to mobile tickets, so please download our Ticket Omaha app to access your tickets.   


Thank you for your continued support.  I look forward to seeing you at our performances soon! 


Joan H. Squires

President, Omaha Performing Arts


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