President's Message

Dear O-pa community, 

Perhaps my greatest joy last year was seeing so many of you as we returned to Broadway and live performances. There’s just nothing to compare to the electricity of experiencing an amazing production together. From free summer concerts at Jazz on the Green and Music at Miller Park, sold-out shows with legends like Boz Scaggs and Three Dog Night, and Student Matinee Series performances of The Hip Hop Nutcracker and traditional Nutcracker, tens of thousands have come back to our venues to experience music, dance, comedy, Broadway and so much more.


Our Voices AMPLIFIED! series continues to spotlight artists from diverse cultures with free events for the community every month through June 2022, when the 21/22 Season focused on Black and Latino voices will culminate with Omaha’s Forgotten Century. This original musical theater performance tells the story of young Ernie and his Grandpa Apa as they converse, reminisce, and share memories about their Black and Latino heritage in Omaha through a commissioned production created by Peggy Jones, Kathy Tyree, Ray Mercer and community creative consultants and featuring local actors, visual artists and New York-based dancers. 


Our Broadway season continues into 2022 with WICKED and ANASTASIA. Our 22/23 season was just announced and we're so thrilled for another spectacular lineup of shows.


You’re also invited to the Holland Music Club every second Friday of the month. Enjoy dinner, drinks and a unique atmosphere where performers and audience members connect for a more personal listening experience.


You can see all the Broadway, music, comedy, family shows and other performances coming up on Ticket Omaha, our official ticket retailer.


Construction on our newest live music venue Steelhouse Omaha moves into 2022 on schedule and on budget. Surrounded by Dodge and Capitol, 11th and 12th Streets — the venue lies in the very heart of the extensive renovation of Omaha’s downtown. We recently announced our partnership with Live Nation, the world's leading live entertainment company, who will be the exclusive promoter for the new music venue when it opens mid-2023. We’re excited to bring the high-caliber artists they work with to our 3,000 capacity venue that's unlike any other in town. Fans will finally see shows that previously used to bypass Omaha!

There’s certainly a lot to look forward to — including seeing you at a performance soon!


With gratitude for your continued support,


Joan H. Squires

President, Omaha Performing Arts


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