Student Matinee Series

The Student Matinee Series offers performances specifically geared toward young audiences. These daytime shows by touring artists bring learning to life by connecting the arts to a variety of school subjects and select state standards for grades K-12. Virtual options are available for select shows.

 

Upcoming Student Matinees

Upcoming Student Matinees

American Midwest Ballet's The Nutcracker

Ballet dancers
American Midwest Ballet's The Nutcracker (live)
Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 1pm
Friday, December 2, 2022 | 10:30am & 1pm
Orpheum Theater | (virtual) Available December 1 – 31, 2022

Always fresh, lively, and thoroughly entertaining, The Nutcracker returns with the visual splendor and charming story that make it a favorite.

Kodo Drumming

Drummer
Kodo Drumming
Thursday March 2, 2023 | 10:30am
Orpheum Theater

Now celebrating their 40th anniversary, Kodo bring their spectacular Taiko drumming troupe to Omaha. Experience a breath-taking, highly choreographed, and dynamic exploration of the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum.

National Geographic Live: “ T-Rex Rises”

T-Rex rendering - feathered, roaring predator

National Geographic Live: “ T-Rex Rises”
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 | 10:30am
Holland Center - Kiewit Concert Hall

How did T. rex become the iconic apex predator of North America 67 million years ago? Paleontologist Dr. Lindsay Zanno is uncovering the answer. Each year she spends several months on expedition, scouring the badlands of western North America in search of clues. Along the way, she has discovered many new species—including some of the earliest predecessors of T. rex. Join Lindsay for a fascinating look at how a global climate crisis during the Cretaceous changed the course of evolution for this prehistoric tyrant and its ancestors.

Gravity & Other Myths

Acrobats performing gravity-defying feats
Gravity & Other Myths
Thursday April 13, 2023 | 10:30am
Holland Center - Kiewit Concert Hall

Called “Cirque du Soleil with a fistful of grit,” Gravity & Other Myths is an Australian circus company pushing the boundaries of contemporary circus. In their show A Simple Space, seven acrobats push their physical limits without reserve. This performance is simultaneously raw, frantic, and delicate. Supported by driving live percussion and presented so intimately that you can feel the heat, hear every breath, and be immersed in every moment.


 

 

Stay tuned for more performances in 2022/2023. Join our email list for updates!

 

Sponsored by John K. and Lynne D. Boyer Family Foundation, Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Presenters Circle, John A. and Dianne M. Scott Fund, J. William and Ruth Lind Scott Fund and U.S. Bank Foundation.