Event Listing

Event Listing

September
Illustration of God sitting in a blue recliner holding the earth on a fingertip while angels brush his hair and serve him coffee
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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!

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Photo of Hedwig in colorful makeup.
Sep. 27-30, 2018

Text by John Cameron Mitchell, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask

This groundbreaking Off-Broadway smash tells the story of "internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Schmidt, an East German rock 'n' roll goddess who is also the victim of a botched sex-change operation. Using songs and monologues, Hedwig tells her story and describes her life's search for "The Origin of Love"...

Candid black and white photo of Ben Folds sitting at his piano
September 28, 2018

Ben Folds is coming to Lincoln! The singer-songwriter, in collaboration with Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, will perform favorites from his career including “The Luckiest” and “Brick” along with songs from his latest album, “So There.” Join LSO for their must-see, season-opening concert!

NOTE: this is a rental event presented by an outside organization. The Lied Center has limited control over ticketing...
October
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October 2, 2018

“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band’s mission is to perform for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Founded in 1798 by an Act of Congress, the Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Today, “The President’s Own” is celebrated for its role at the White House and its dynamic...

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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Photo of Jon Meacham wearing a suit against a dark background.
Oct. 9, 2018

One of America’s most prominent public intellectuals, Jon Meacham is a regular contributor to TIME and The New York Times Book Review. His national bestseller, “American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House,” won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009. Formerly managing editor and editor for Newsweek magazine, Meacham is also the author of two bestselling biographies on Thomas Jefferson and...

Jessica Johnson Brock performing at the Lied Center for A Night at the Opera with Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra
October 12, 2018

Opera: not just for the diehard fans. In a special partnership with Opera Omaha, LSO is joined by the Opera Omaha Holland Community Opera Fellows Chabrelle Williams and Jessica Johnson Brock in an evening of opera favorites from Verdi, Mozart and Puccini, including selections from Bernstein’s Candide, Puccini’s La bohème, “The Flower Duet” from Lakmé and more.

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Photo of a ballerina in a white dress holding flowers.
10/14/2018

Join us October 14, 2018 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts for a gallery night of The Paper Ballet featuring Nicole Battelle Van Hook's paper art and Ali Marie Photography! 

Enjoy art, hors d’oeuvres, and performance by our paper ballerinas!

An evening you won't want to miss!

NOTE: this is a rental event presented by an outside organization. The Lied Center...

two ladies dressed as pioneers dancing on white background
October 17-21, 2018

In the winter of 1888 a ferocious blizzard rips through the prairie without warning, leaving thousands of children struggling to find their way safely home from school. Six year-old Hattie is stranded in the blizzard, somewhere between "a dream and here with me now." She is driven by a haunting vision: Her secret friend is trapped in the storm.  Hattie knows...

All three members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt band standing in a line in front of a gray background
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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!

A group of six or more acrobats in chinese costumes all balanced on a single bicycle riding around the stage in front of a blue background
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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 charged 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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Chris Thile performs on mandolin wearing a collared shirt and sweater against a blue background.
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October 27, 2018, 4:45 PM

The Lied Center is thrilled to partner with NET Radio to host a live broadcast of Live from Here after most recently presenting Chris Thile and his fellow Punch Brothers in 2015!

Join us for two hours of music and comedy! Live from Here with Chris Thile (formerly A Prairie Home Companion) is a Saturday-night destination for radio audiences everywhere. This variety show features a...

An aeiral photo of the Mariinky orchestra performing in a concert hall with music stands, sheet music, and audience in their seats.
October 28, 2018

Mariinsky Orchestra arrives at the Lied Center under the baton of its GRAMMY® Award-winning music director Valery Gergiev. Christened “Russia’s musical crown jewel” by the New York Times, the Mariinsky Orchestra was founded in the 18th century during the reign of Peter the Great and enjoys a long and distinguished history as one of the oldest musical institutions in Russia.

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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.

November
monty python's spamalot
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,...

The TEN Tenors standing in front of a bookshelf and mirror, six standing and four sitting in front. The text The TEN Tenors is displayed at the top and Wish you were here 20th anniversary tour is displayed at the bottom.
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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!

Photo of Nadine Strossen wearing a blue shirt sitting in front of a bookcase.
Nov. 7, 2018

Nadine Strossen expertly dissects Constitutional law to share current challenges to our civil liberties today, stimulating thoughtful consideration of democratic ideals. 

With her expert knowledge of the Constitution, Nadine is a unique and valuable resource for understanding the context behind policies and legislation that curtail civil liberties, such as freedom of speech. In her new book, HATE: Why We Should...

Silhouette of a woman pulling a horse carriage over a background of the american flag.
November 7-18, 2018

Mother Courage tried to outwit her adversaries and profit off war in this epix masterpiece of struggle and survival.

This performance is also available for purchase as part of a Nebraska Repertory Season package. Rep Season packages can be purchased at the Lied Box Office by calling 402-472-4747.

NOTE: this is a rental event presented by an outside organization. The...
Mark Clinton with Lincoln Youth Symphony Orchestra
November 9, 2018

The Lincoln Youth Symphony joins Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra in a side-by-side performance of Rossini’s popular William Tell Overture, followed by a performance of Mozart’s lesser-known Symphony No. 39, the first of his final (and groundbreaking) three symphonies. Pianist Mark Clinton then joins the orchestra for Beethoven’s improvisatory and poetic Piano Concerto No. 4.

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Image of Gabriela Monteri, taken from an elevated position, showing her seated at a piano in a colorful robe.
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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 features works by Mozart and Beethoven, as well as her own improvisations, in her premiere at the Lied.

December
Orchestra members play their instruments dressed in Christmas costume
December 1, 2018

Kick off the season with LSO’s annual holiday pops concerts, performing favorites from The Nutcracker, Sleigh Ride, and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Returning due to popular demand, dancers from Chase Dance, Tap This!, Bring Out Your Swag, and Dancing Beyond Limits will again take the stage, as well as a special appearance by UNL’s own Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Lincoln’s premiere...

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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,...

Silhouette of a snowman dancing on a microphone with a background of christmas lights and snowflakes
December 13-16, 2018

Join the Rep for a naughty and nice musical revue featuring holiday standards, a live band, comedy and a cash bar.

Produced by the Nebraska Repertory Theater.

This performance is also available for purchase as part of a Nebraska Repertory Season package. Rep Season packages can be purchased at the Lied Box Office by calling 402-472-4747.

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Harry Connick Jr wearing a navy jacket against a light blue background.
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December 18, 2018

General public tickets for this performance will be available beginning at 11am on October 2, 2018.

If you received a pre-sale code, please use the link in your email.

Join Harry and his amazing band as they celebrate New Orleans’ three hundredth birthday and the influences that shaped his career.  Enjoy the evening as Harry toasts this beloved city and...

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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!

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!

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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.

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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.

February
the king and i
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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.

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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.

Anton Miller at the Lied Center with Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra
February 9, 2019

LSO concertmaster Anton Miller returns to the Lied Center stage for a riveting performance of Brahms’s dramatic Violin Concerto in D Major. After intermission, Miller rejoins the orchestra as concertmaster for Mendelssohn’s beloved and profound Symphony No. 3, inspired by his travels as a young man to the Scottish countryside.

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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.

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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.

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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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Feb. 26, 2019

Jana Eggers is a math and computer nerd who took the business path for a career. Today, she’s CEO of Nara Logics, a neuroscience-inspired artificial intelligence company providing a platform for recommendations and decision support. Jana’s career has taken her from 3-person business beginnings to 50,000-person enterprises. She’s opened the European logistics software offices as part of American Airlines, dived...

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...

Image of the two performers from Celtic Celebration holding hands and their fiddles while standing in front of a brick wall.
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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.

Bomsori Kim at the Lied Center for Performing arts with Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra
March 8, 2019

Internationally acclaimed violinist Bomsori Kim joins Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra for a gripping performance of Dvořák’s passionately lyrical Violin Concerto in A Minor, followed by Brahms’s intense and expansive Symphony No. 1, its triumphant conclusion placing him squarely as one of the greats in classical music.

NOTE: this is a rental event presented by an outside organization. The Lied Center has...
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March 14, 2019

New Orleans old-school jazz comes to Lincoln under the direction of trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and anchored by Dirty Dozen Brass Band founder Roger Lewis on baritone sax. The Uptown Jazz Orchestra celebrates the musical heritage of New Orleans playing music that sings and swings with confidence and soul . . . all night long! 

Image of a performer dressed up as Prince in a black suit and holding a purple guitar while standing in front of an image of a purple galaxy in space.
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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.

April
Image that is a colorful homage to the Beatles Abbey Road record cover with text that reads "RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles; Abbey Road; Performed Live."
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.

Image of the Complexions Ballet Company on a black background with headshots in sepia-tones with highlight colors arranged in a circle around the title that reads "Complexions: Star Dust; A Tribute to David Bowie, Choreographed by Dwight Roden"
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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.

Beethoven 4 & 7-Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra at the Lied Center for Performing Arts
April 13, 2019

Join LSO in their five-year journey to perform all nine of Beethoven’s symphonies, leading up to his 250th birthday in 2020. In their third year, discover his nimble yet powerful Fourth Symphony, then experience his bold and cinematic Symphony No. 7.

NOTE: this is a rental event presented by an outside organization. The Lied Center has limited control over ticketing...
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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.

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...

Red Green at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, April 30, 2019.
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April 30, 2019, 7:00 PM

The name says it all. Potentially Red’s last tour as he heads out on the road to hold Lodge Meetings all over North America. Might be your last opportunity to catch Red live (or as live as he gets) before he takes a long look at his birth certificate and decides not to keep pushing his luck.

This latest one man show...

May
Pines of Rome at the Lied Center with Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra
May 5, 2019

LSO takes on the full forces of Respighi’s Pines of Rome for an evening of music you’ll never forget. The first half of the program features the symphonic premiere of Brent Edstrom’s Prairie Songs: Remembering Ántonia, featuring Scott David Miller (tenor) and Anton Miller (violin) in an adaptation of Willa Cather’s novel “My Ántonia.” Nebraska audiences will experience the ongoing...

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