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Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ: A Child's Dream at Ralston Community Theater
by Christine Swerczek - July 22, 2024


I grew up with “The Wizard of Oz.” Every year we set aside that one night when the 1939 MGM film with Judy Garland as Dorothy came on our black and white console television. We huddled around the screen with bowls of popcorn and feasted on the fantasy world of Oz.

BACK TO THE FUTURE, THE LITTLE MERMAID, And DEAR EVAN HANSEN On Sale This Week At Lied Center
by A.A. Cristi - July 16, 2024


The Lied Center has announced its fall Broadway lineup, featuring shows like BACK TO THE FUTURE. Tickets are now on sale for an exciting season of performances.

The Lofte Community Theatre to Present DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Blair Ingenthron - July 13, 2024


Three-Time Omaha's Choice Award Winner for Live Theater, the Lofte Community Theatre will open Beauty and the Beast, July 20th, 2024. The show will run through August 4th, with Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances at 7 PM and Sunday matinees at 2 PM.

BLUEY'S BIG PLAY Comes to the Lied Center in August
by Stephi Wild - July 10, 2024


Bluey's Big Play comes to the Lied Center next month. Performances run August 27-28, 2024 at Lied Center Main Stage.

Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of TADASTOCK in July
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 26, 2024


Celebrate the 5th anniversary of TADASTOCK on July 13th with TADA Productions and The Mill. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Rave On Productions Unveils New Show Featuring Renowned Stylist Erin Stoll
by Blair Ingenthron - June 22, 2024


Rave On Productions debuts the Style Thief Fashion Show with renowned stylist Erin Stoll at the Benson Theatre on August 24. Experience an interactive event exploring individuality and personal style.

MOULIN ROUGE! Comes To Lied Center for the Performing Arts In February 2025
by A.A. Cristi - June 10, 2024


The acclaimed musical MOULIN ROUGE! will be performing at the Lied Center in Lincoln. Don't miss this spectacular show featuring stunning performances and unforgettable music.

Review: HELLO, DOLLY! YOU'RE LOOKING SWELL! at Omaha Community Theatre
by Christine Swerczek - June 09, 2024


What did our critic think of HELLO, DOLLY! YOU'RE LOOKING SWELL! at Omaha Community Theatre?

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Comes to Lincoln in June
by Stephi Wild - May 30, 2024


All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork, coming to Lincoln this June. 

PAS DE DEUX - FROM PRINCESSES TO MAMMA MIA Comes to the Lied Center in June
by Stephi Wild - May 28, 2024


Pas de Deux, formerly known as Karen McWilliams School of Dance, will present their 12th recital.  It is full of fun dancing and entertainment for all ages.

Interview: Reneé Marie Titus of MOULIN ROUGE at Orpheum Theater
by Analisa Swerczek - May 28, 2024


I think you can just prepare to come and have a great night at the theater. When it comes down to it, it’s a love story and everyone can relate to that. It’s a love story between Christian and Satine, but also between these people who love the Moulin Rouge itself and shows all that they’re trying to do to save it and keep it alive. I think audiences are gonna fall in love with the story and also just have a fun night. Just prepare yourself to walk away had a great time at the theater.

SHOUT! – The Mod Musical To Open On Stage At The TADA Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2024


SHOUT! – The Mod Musical kicks off The TADA Theatre summer season on June 13th, featuring groovy 60s hits and a clever script.

BACK TO THE FUTURE, ENCANTO And More Headline Lied Center 35th Anniversary 2024-2025 Season
by A.A. Cristi - May 08, 2024


The Lied Center's 2024-2025 season will feature more than 35 events including top artists and ensembles from around the world in dance, classical music, jazz, musical theater, comedy, family, illusion, and more.  

TADA Theatre to Present Spring Sing Cabaret in May
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 29, 2024


Join TADA Theatre for the Spring Sing Cabaret in May. Enjoy an evening of great music, wine, and camaraderie. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Violin Superstar Joshua Bell Returns to the Lied Center for VOICE AND THE VIOLIN
by A.A. Cristi - April 25, 2024


Renowned violinist Joshua Bell makes a highly anticipated return to the Lied Center.

THE AWESOME 80S PROM to be Presented at The Waiting Room This Summer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 17, 2024


Experience a blast from the past with THE AWESOME 80S PROM, a lively and interactive theatrical show that takes you back to the vibrant era of the 80s.

DIXIE'S TUPPERWARE PARTY Returns to Lincoln This Spring
by A.A. Cristi - April 16, 2024


Experience the fun and laughter as DIXIE'S TUPPERWARE PARTY returns to the Lied Center.

Interview: Rae Davenport of PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL at Orpheum Theater
by Analisa Swerczek - April 15, 2024


Rae Davenport is one of the stars of PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL at Orpheum Theater. Read our chat with Rae!

THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY Is Coming To Lincoln This Month!
by A.A. Cristi - April 09, 2024


The internationally-acclaimed hit theater show The Simon & Garfunkel Story will criss-cross the U.S. to more than 50 cities including Lincoln, Nebraska on April 23, 2024 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Celebrated Singer/Songwriter Susan Werner Returns to Lincoln 
by A.A. Cristi - April 04, 2024


Acclaimed performer Susan Werner makes a highly anticipated return to Lincoln's Lied Center.

Comedian Brian Regan Returns To Lincoln This Month
by A.A. Cristi - April 02, 2024


Comedian Brian Regan is set to return to Lincoln, bringing his unique humor and wit. Don't miss the chance to see this comedy legend live on stage.

MEAN GIRLS THE MUSICAL Comes To The Lied Center In April
by A.A. Cristi - March 28, 2024


The North American Tour of Mean Girls—the record-breaking new musical comedy adapted from the hit Paramount Pictures film— is coming to the Lied Center for 5 performances on April 12-14.

THE AWESOME 80'S PROM Is Coming to Lincoln!
by A.A. Cristi - March 22, 2024


Experience the nostalgia with THE AWESOME 80'S PROM coming to Lincoln. Get ready for an immersive theatrical experience that takes you back to the 80s.

Piano Virtuoso Jon Nakamatsu Returns to Nebraska
by A.A. Cristi - March 21, 2024


Renowned piano virtuoso Jon Nakamatsu is set to make a triumphant return to Lincoln.

Interview: Nick Cordileone of THE LION KING at Orpheum Theater
by Analisa Swerczek - March 21, 2024


Orpheum Theatre presents The Lion King! Experience the stunning artistry, unforgettable music and exhilarating choreography of this musical theater phenomenon right here!


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