Event Listing

Event Listing

June
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June 5-26, 2018

Loyal Jazz in June supporters now have the option to purchase VIP tickets for the 2018 Jazz in June Series. VIP subscribers will receive the following:
-A guaranteed space in the VIP section right up front.
-Free food from one of the sponsoring vendors.
-Meet and Greet with that week's performers.

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June 14-17, 2018

Based on the 1975 documentary of the same title, Grey Gardens is the hilarious and heartbreaking musical that tells the story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric relative of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, once bright names on the social register who became East Hampton’s most notorious recluses. With a witty book, gorgeous score, intricate lyrics, and dynamic...

September
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Sept. 26 - Oct. 14, 2018

The One with the first and last word on everything has finally arrived to set the record straight. After many millennia, and in just 90 minutes, God (assisted by devoted angels), answers some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. Join God and Nebraska Rep for an irreverent night of divine comedy!

This performance contains adult content...

October
Leslie Odom, Jr. at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, October 5, 2018.
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October 5, 2018

Leslie Odom Jr., whose portrayal of Aaron Burr in the original Broadway cast of Hamilton won him the 2016 Tony Award® for Best Leading Actor, makes his Nebraska debut at the Lied Center this season! Don’t throw away your shot to see the him live on the Lied Center stage for one performance only.

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Johnny Mathis at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, October 7, 2018.
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October 7, 2018

Legendary singer Johnny Mathis makes his Lied Center debut, performing his greatest hits with a live orchestra. With singles including "Chances Are" and "Misty," Mathis has recorded nearly 80 albums and ranks as the all-time No. 6 album artist in the history of Billboard's pop album charts. Come hear why Johnny will always be the "Voice of Romance!"

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October 17, 2018

Fresh off its 50th Anniversary Tour, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band continues to add to its legendary status. With strings of top-ten hits, such as "Fishin' in the Dark" and "Mr. Bojangles" as well as multiple GRAMMY® and CMA Awards, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band makes its first stop at the Lied Center. 

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The Capitol Steps at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, October 19, 2018.
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October 19, 2018

For more than 30 years, the Capitol Steps have been reaching across the aisle to put politics and scandal to music in bipartisan spoofery. Armed with a never-ending supply of fresh material from our elected officials, the Capitol Steps continue to put the 'mock' in democoracy, with their latest production Orange is the New Barack!

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October 21, 2018

Packed with high-intensity martial arts and breathtaking acrobatics, this production tells the tale of rival martial arts disciplines competing in the ancient Chinese capital of Peking during the Ming Dynasty. The Chinese Warriors of Peking have toured with Cirque du Soleil throughout the world and presented incredible theatrical experiences filled with juggling, aerials and live stage combat.

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October 25-28, 2018

World War I - The University of Nebraska - suddenly professors who disagree with the Wilson administration are chared with sedition by the Nebraska State Council of Defense. Playwright David Wiltse's grandfather, Andrew Schrag, is among those charged. Should he be fired? Sedition examines the moral right to take a stand in a climate where dissent in considered treason.

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October 28, 2018

One of the world's top 15 symphony orchestras, the Mariinsky Orchestra with renowned conductor Valery Gergiev, performs its first-ever Lied Center concert. Highlights for this grand performance include: Mahler's triumphant Symphony No. 5, Debussy's Prelude to the afternoon of the faun and Rachmaninov's Paganini Variations with piano soloist Denis Matsuev.

18-19 Lied Season Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 10,...

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October 30, 2018

Long before Riverdance, Amalia Hernandez understood the power of rhythmic thunder. Hernandez's Ballet Folklórico is one of the most celebrated folk ensembles in the world. This 60-member artist ensemble, complete with full mariachi band, returns for an encore performance showcasing the music, dance and costumes of Mexican folklore from pre-Colombian through the modern era.

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November
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November 2-3, 2018

The Tony Award®-winning Best Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot, begins its search for the Holy Grail in the Fall of 2018. This outrageous musical comedy is lovingly ripped off from the film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail with a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the GRAMMY® Award-winning team of Mr. Idle and John Du Prez,...

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November 5, 2018

The TEN Tenors make their Lied Center debut featuring a celebration of musical legends lost before their time, including Prince, David Bowie, John Lennon and more. Australia's "Vocal wonder from down under" (Broadway World) will take you on a journey from classic rock anthems to top-40s hits to the soaring arias of Verdi!

18-19 Lied Season Tickets go on sale...

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November 13, 2018

Gabriela Montero has garnered critical acclaim and a devoted following on the world stage for her visionary interpretations. Praised by The New York Times for “subtle shadings, steely power . . . soulful lyricism,” Montero’s Lied premiere features Mozart, Beethoven and improvisations based on themes suggested by the audience!

18-19 Lied Season Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 10, at...

December
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December 11-16, 2018

The New York Times calls it "The best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: The funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical. Contains explicit language. For more information,...

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December 20, 2018

GRAMMY® Award-winner Chip Davis has created a show featuring Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Davis’ groundbreaking Fresh Aire series. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller, an American favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years!

18-19 Lied Season Tickets go on sale Thursday,...

January
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January 10, 2019

For 33 years, GRAMMY® winner Paul Shaffer served as David Letterman’s musical director. He was a featured performer and composer for Saturday Night Live and musical director for the Blues Brothers —John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. Come see this musical and comedy legend perform with the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra!

18-19 Lied Season Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 10, at...

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January 17, 2019

Amazing puppetry, innovative black-light staging and an original score bring new life to Eric Carle’s classics for kids of all ages! Follow a caterpillar on his life journey, with vibrant scenery and colorful foods. Back by popular demand!

Come at 5:30 PM for FamFest with free food and fun educational activities for the whole family!

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January 19, 2019

The princesses are throwing a ball, and you’re invited! Broadway’s Cinderella, Tony Award® nominee Laura Osnes, and her radiant princess friends make their way to Lincoln to sing the most beloved “Princess” songs of stage and screen. Get your ball gown out of the closet and make your way to the Lied for a magical Broadway Princess Party!

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January 25, 2019

Susan Werner returns to Lincoln after sold-out shows across the country to perform music from her latest album, An American in Havana. Inspired by Werner’s recent travels to Cuba, the album features arrangements by legendary Cuban percussionist Mayra Casales, along with Werner’s trademark song craft and wry, poetic lyrics.

18-19 Lied Season Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 10, at...

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January 26, 2019

Experience the world’s leading hip-hop dance theatre company perform a program combining gospel music and hip-hop culture, exploring contemporary issues of community and spirituality. Loosely based on Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, Lifted! follows a young black man who is surrounded and supported by his church community.

18-19 Lied Season Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 10, at 11 AM....

February
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February 1-2, 2019

Two worlds collide in this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical, based on the 2015 Tony Award®-winning Lincoln Center Theater production. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something...

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February 7, 2019

Chris Botti counts artists like Yo-Yo Ma, Steven Tyler, Herbie Hancock and Michael Bublé among his millions of fans. Featuring jazz standards, famous masterpieces and pop music classics, the multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning trumpeter, with his locktight band, will conjure up a magical music experience for his encore performance at the Lied Center.

18-19 Lied Season Tickets go on sale Thursday, May...

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February 7-9, 2019

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Willa Cather’s novel, this new theatrical adaptation of My Ántonia is told through the memories of narrator Jim Burden. Jim returns to Nebraska after 20 years to see Ántonia, the immigrant girl who shaped his understanding of life. Experience Cather’s tale of the people and land of the Great Plains.

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February 10, 2019

GRAMMY® Award-winning pianist Emanuel Ax returns to the Lied Center for the first time since 2012, performing a program of Bach, Schoenberg, Schuman, Ravel and Chopin. One of the world’s most virtuosic pianists, Ax gives performances that have been called “poetic and full of illuminating touches” by The New York Times.

18-19 Lied Season Tickets go on sale Thursday, May...

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February 13-24, 2019

A conversation on a subway turns vicious as Dutchman’s two passengers, a white woman and a young black man, flirt with race and rage. Amiri Baraka’s Obiewinning drama exerts an incendiary power as it dares to uncover the anger and fear buried below polite American decorum. Join Nebraska Rep as we honor Black History Month with this historic and relevant...

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February 15, 2019

Celebrate the most beloved music of the past 150 years, combined with highlights of University of Nebraska-Lincoln and world history milestones. Enjoy this monumental performance featuring students, faculty and distinguished alumni from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, Glenn Korff School of Music and the Nebraska Repertory Theatre.

18-19 Lied Season Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 10,...

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February 23, 2019

In a rare evening of lively, outlandish and sure-to-be outrageously funny stand-up comedy, funny man, TV personality and movie icon Tim Allen performs in Lincoln! Best known for his iconic roles in Home Improvement, Toy Story, Santa Clause, Wild Hogs and many more, he has reached an international level of super stardom.

For mature audiences 18-and-older.

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March
RENT at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, March 1-3, 2019
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March 1-3, 2019

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining...

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March 5, 2019

It’s all in the family when master musicians Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy take the Lied stage and are joined by their virtuosic children! The evening highlights fiery fiddling, step dancing, singing and worldclass music-making. This fierce fiddling duo commands the stage with raw energy and passion that enhances their traditional Celtic heritage.

18-19 Lied Season Tickets go on sale...

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March 7-8, 2019

The Polar Bears are moving up in the world. They’ve lost their balloon, and they need to get it back. It’s time to get up, step up, climb up, jump up. These two lovable Polar Bears are intrepid explorers, famous for their wild expeditions. They’ll be climbing trees, jumping on clouds and reaching for the stars and, of course, for...

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March 14, 2019

Under the direction of trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and anchored by Dirty Dozen Brass Band founder Roger Lewis on baritone sax, the Uptown Jazz Orchestra sings and swings with confidence and soul . . . all night long! Direct from New Orleans, the band performs blues and standards that keep the old-school jazz traditions alive.

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March 16, 2019

Direct from Vegas, you’ll hear all the hits, including “When Doves Cry,” “Little Red Corvette” and “Kiss.” The first tribute act to ever appear as the musical guest on the Late Show with David Letterman, Jason Tenner has the voice, the moves and the talent to re-create The Artist experience. Party like it’s 1999 at this rock concert with seductive...

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March 27 - April 7, 2019

The Rep lets the sunshine in with the classic rock musical HAIR. 50 years after its premiere, the show continues to assault the status quo, while shining a light on the power of love over hate, peace over war, freedom over repression and hope over despair. Overflowing with free love, buzzing with youthful energy and pulsing with iconic rock anthems,...

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March 28, 2019

Led by 11-time GRAMMY® Award-winning conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, the San Francisco Symphony returns to the Lied with a program that includes Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor with soloist Alexander Kerr and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 in D major. This is the symphony’s final season under the direction of its legendary conductor.

18-19 Lied Season Tickets go on sale...

April
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April 2-3, 2019

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of Abbey Road, RAIN will bring the greatest hits to life. This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event. After a sold-out Lied performance in 2009, RAIN returns to celebrate the world’s most iconic band.

18-19 Lied Season Tickets go on sale...

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April 11, 2019

With technical precision, power and passion, Complexions transcends tradition with a groundbreaking mix of styles ranging from ballet to hip-hop. Led by former Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater virtuosos and So You Think You Can Dance alums, the company will dazzle and thrill with fiercely kinetic choreography set to David Bowie’s best-loved songs.

18-19 Lied Season Tickets go on sale...

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April 14, 2019

The world-renowned ukulele superstars come to the Lied with their toe-tapping music, hilarious banter and sheer superlative entertainment. They are masters of the unexpected known for reimagining folk songs, twisting classical favorites and uncovering quirky versions of rock covers. Featuring only ukuleles and a menagerie of voices, the group has become a global sensation!

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April 23, 2019

Internationally acclaimed TAP DOGS is the hottest show on legs. Hailing from Australia, this sexy, fast and fabulous tap show combines part theater, part rock concert with part construction site. Performing against all challenges—whether in water, upsidedown or jumping through scaffolding— the TAP DOGS move to the groove of their own beat.

18-19 Lied Season Tickets go on sale Thursday,...

Something Rotten
April 26-27, 2019

SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With its heart...

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