Dear friends of Omaha Performing Arts, 

This month we kick off our 1200 Club series with world-class drummer and Omaha native Curly Martin & Friends and talented vibraphonist Stefon Harris & Blackout. The Scott Recital Hall transforms into a nightclub with excellent acoustics and  an intimate atmosphere. The concerts  include reserved seating with table service and a full bar. You’ll enjoy the urban environment while listening to a dynamic line up of national artists through May. You can check out the talent by visiting here.

Our Broadway series continues this month with A BRONX TALE. The production takes audiences to the stoops of the Bronx, New York, in the 1960s, where a young New Yorker named Calogero Anello is torn between his father’s values and a desire to become a mob boss. It’s a great show for families and teens.  

Beyond the stage, O-pa will honor men and women of the armed forces, veterans and their families at the sixth annual O-pa Heroes’ Night before the Wednesday, February 12 performance of  A BRONX TALE. In partnership with Mentor Nebraska, we’re also excited to hold a daylong mentorship summit for mentors and leaders. The summit will be guided by the themes of A BRONX TALE .   

Next, Camille A. Brown is one of the country’s leading choreographers and she’s bringing her Camille A. Brown and Dancers company to the Orpheum. Her work is a must see. Brown’s  dance artistry  taps into ancestral stories and contemporary culture. Leading up to the February 21 performance, we’ll host two days of community events  by  partnering with a local  organization for a community dance workshop and discussion with Brown. What a great  opportunity for the public to get a behind-the-scenes look at Brown’s award-winning work.   

Lastly, drumroll please...stay tuned for our 2020/2021 season reveal on Monday, March 2!  We can’t wait to share what’s coming to Omaha next season.   


Joan H. Squires

President, Omaha Performing Arts