DEAR EVAN HANSEN Leads Omaha Performing Arts 2019-2020 Season, Plus ANASTASIA and More

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Leads Omaha Performing Arts 2019-2020 Season, Plus ANASTASIA and More

Omaha Performing Arts has announced an extraordinary 2019/2020 season of performances and a new Tony Award-winning Broadway season, featuring four Omaha premieres and several returning favorites.

Omaha Performing Arts President Joan Squires was joined by special guests and performers to share the upcoming performances during a sold-out event Monday night at the Holland Performing Arts Center. The 2019/2020 season includes the popular Omaha Performing Arts Broadway Season and OPA Presents favorites of Dance, Jazz, Specials, National Geographic Live and 1200 Club.

"This season is spectacular," Squires said. "Our Broadway line-up is filled with some of the most sought-after tickets on Broadway and across the country. The groundbreaking dance performances, up-and-coming jazz musicians and popular artists are among the best touring performances from around the world!"

Season Reveal entertainment included performances from Disney's THE LION KING, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, ANASTASIA, and Omaha jazz legend, Curly Martin and friends.

Shows in the 2019/2020 season will appear at Omaha's Orpheum Theater and the Holland Performing Arts Center in downtown Omaha. Current season subscribers may begin renewing their season subscription packages immediately at, by calling (402) 345-0606 or in person at the Ticket Omaha Box Office located inside the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas Street.

OPA Presents season packages are now available to new subscribers. New Broadway subscriptions go on sale to the public in April. More information is available at

2019/2020 Broadway Series

Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - November 5-10, 2019 Orpheum Theater | Slosburg Hall

Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions and more in this musical set to Roald Dahl's beloved story of Willie Wonka, the world-famous inventor and candy maker who opens his factory to a few lucky contest winners, including Charlie Bucket. This story incorporates cherished songs of the 1971 film into a brand-new score. Directed by Tony Award-winner Jack O'Brien, this production premiered on London's West End before making its way to Broadway.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - December 10-15, 2019 Orpheum Theater | Slosburg Hall

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR includes music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The score's classic rock songs "I Don't Know How to Love Him," "Gethsemane" and "Superstar" accompany a completely reworked production telling the story of the last weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas.

The London revival was awarded a 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival.

LES MISE?RABLES - January 14-19, 2020 Orpheum Theater | Slosburg Hall

Direct from its recent Broadway run, LES MISE?RABLES is a story of unrequited love, broken dreams, sacrifice and redemption set in 19th Century France. The production includes unforgettable audience favorites, including "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "Bring Him Home," and more. Seen by more than 70 million people in 44 countries, LES MISE?RABLES is one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. This production uses new technology and brand-new staging inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo to tell the Tony Award-winning story.

A BRONX TALE - February 11-16, 2020 Orpheum Theater | Slosburg Hall

This true-life story is based on a one-man Broadway play about a young man in the 1960s caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. The performance blends the music of Oscar, Grammy and Tony Award-winner Alan Menken (LITTLE MERMAID, ALADDIN and NEWSIES) with high energy dance numbers in a moving story of loyalty and friendship.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN - March 17-22, 2020 Orpheum Theater | Slosburg Hall

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to fit in. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the personal and profoundly modern musical about life and the way we live it. The book is by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson and a score by Grammy, Tony and Academy Award winner Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The show won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, in 2017.

ANASTASIA - June 2-7, 2020 Orpheum Theater | Slosburg Hall

From the twilight of the Russian Empire to Paris in the 1920s, ANASTASIA is the story of a brave young woman who sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Inspired by the beloved film and told through a combination of music, heart and technology, the new musical follows Anya on an adventure to help her find home, love and family.

ANASTASIA is filled with mystery, intrigue, romance and adventure and features a book by playwright Terrence McNally, a new score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens with direction by Darko Tresnjak.

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