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September 2019
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September 25, 2019

All Rise is an evening of deliberative talking and light dance that will compel you to chuckle whilst enjoining you to brandish a better side of humanity than the one to which we have grown accustomed. Genuflection optional: in my church, you kneel as you please!

September 27, 2019

LSO’s season opens with two of the world’s most celebrated string superstars, violinist Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth. After Brahms’ exquisite Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Zukerman joins LSO for Dvořák’s beautiful Romance, and Forsyth presents the longing melodies of Dvořák’s Silent Woods. Two of Dvořák’s folk-flavored Slavonic Dances round out the first half. After intermission,

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September 30, 2019

The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all dance bandleaders back in the Swing Era of the 1930s and ’40s.  A matchless string of hit records, the constant impact of radio broadcasts and the drawing power at theaters, hotels and dance pavilions built and sustained the momentum of popularity. 

Today the 18-member ensemble continues to play...

October 2019
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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Leymah Gbowee, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011, is a peace activist, trained social worker and women’s rights advocate. She currently serves as Executive Director of the Women, Peace and Security Program at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, and is the founder and current President of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, the founding head of the Liberia Reconciliation Initiative,and co-founder and...

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October 2-13, 2019

By Matthew Lopez

He’s young, he’s broke, his landlord’s knocking at the door, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby! To make matters even more desperate, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator. When the bar owner brings in a drag show, Casey finds that he has a whole lot...

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October 3, 2019

String quartet superstars Brooklyn Rider offer an eclectic repertoire and gripping performances, while attracting legions of fans and rave reviews from classical, world and rock critics alike. Known for their collaborations with diverse artists ranging from Sting and Elvis Costello to Béla Fleck and Gabriel Kahane, the quartet joins pianist Paul Barnes in concert to celebrate the release of their...

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Farah Pandith, is an author, foreign policy strategist, and former diplomat. A world-leading expert and pioneer in countering violent extremism, she is a frequent media commentator and public speaker. She served as a political appointee under Presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, and most recently she was the first-ever Special Representative to Muslim Communities, serving both...

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October 9, 2019

Actor/Comedian/Writer Tom Segura has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most in demand and highly regarded talents. He is best known for his three Netflix specials, Disgraceful (2018), Mostly Stories (2016), and Completely Normal (2014).   Paste Magazine described him as, “...having a natural and capable storytelling ability, one that lifts his narratives out of average anecdote fare and plants them firmly...

Friday, October 11, 2019

Join LSO in the fourth year of our five-year journey to perform all nine of Beethoven’s symphonies, leading up to his 250th birthday in 2020. His joyful and effervescent First Symphony begins the evening; after intermission, the LSO embarks upon the victorious and revolutionary Symphony No. 3, the Eroica.

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October 12, 2019

Experience the culture of China, featuring excerpts of Beijing Opera, vocal folk songs, dance and traditional Chinese instrumental music. Celebrate an incredible evening of Chinese arts created through a partnership with the National Academy of Chinese Theater Arts, Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera (Binghamton University) and the UNL Confucius Institute.

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October 13, 2019

More than 100 million people watched The Texas Tenors become the highest-ranking vocal group in the history of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. From Alabama to Puccini, The Tenors bring a unique blend of country, gospel, classical and Broadway tunes to the stage.

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October 15, 2019

From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get the Led Out has captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians who re-create Led Zeppelin songs in all their original depth and glory!

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October 18, 2019

Heralded as "one of the most important artists in jazz" (The Los Angeles Times), Stefon Harris exudes passionate artistry and astonishing virtuosity that have propelled him to the forefront of the jazz scene. Fresh off his latest release, Sonic Creed, which was named Jazz Album of the Year by the world’s No. 1 jazz radio station WBGO, Harris returns to...

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October 23-November 3

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera comes to Lincoln as part of a brand new North American Tour. This production, which retains the beloved story and thrilling score, boasts exciting new special effects, scenic and lighting designs, staging and choreography and has been hailed by critics as "bigger and better than ever...

November 2019
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November 6-17, 2019

By Tennessee Williams

Revisit one of the most beloved plays of the 20th Century, Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. This riveting “memory play” follows the fragile Wingfield family: Tom, an aspiring poet, his painfully shy sister Laura, and their mother Amanda, a faded southern belle. Dreams and reality collide in this play of exquisite beauty....

Join LSO for an intimate performance of Britten’s poetic Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, featuring tenor Taylor Stayton (most recently seen by Nebraska audiences as Nemorino in Opera Omaha’s production of The Elixir of Love) and LSO’s Principal Horn Gregory Helseth. Bookending the Britten will be Brahms’ turbulent Tragic Overture and his intensely lyrical Symphony No. 3....

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November 11-13, 2019

Start with a timeless tale of joy and goodwill, fill it with classic Irving Berlin songs, top it off with glorious dancing and lots of snow and head on over to the Lied Center to see Irving Berlin's White Christmas. The timeless movie White Christmas is adapted for the stage in a lavish new production that the New York Times...

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November 18, 2019

Critics, fans and fellow comedians agree: Brian Regan is one of the most respected comedians in the country. Vanity Fair called Brian “The funniest stand-up alive,” and Entertainment Weekly named him “Your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian.” Back by popular demand after a sold-out Lied performance in 2016, Regan has released seven hourlong comedy specials with a new Netflix release scheduled...

December 2019
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December 6, 2019

Celebrate the most wonderful time of year when the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis swings in to Lincoln this December. Featuring soulful, big band versions of holiday classics like “Jingle Bells” and “Joy to the World” as well as special guest vocalists, Big Band Holidays is a fun, one-of-a-kind holiday extravaganza that’s sure to brighten up your...

’Tis the season! LSO’s annual holiday celebration returns with lots of holly, jolly, and more! Enjoy seasonal hits such as Sleigh Ride and The Nutcracker with special guest conductor Lucas Waldin. Dancers from Chase Dance and Dancing Beyond Limits (Stephanie Chase, director) will dazzle and delight as they bring your favorite holiday music to life. The concert also showcases...

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December 12-21, 2019
Don’t miss The Rep’s annual holiday celebration, The Holiday Cabaret! Enjoy holiday music performed by favorite Rep performs, emerging artists and surprise guests. Get into the holiday spirit and join us for this toe-tapping, uplifting night of song, good cheer and revelry.
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December 17, 2019

Creating gramophone music for a smartphone world, Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) has gone from viral sensation to worldwide phenomenon by putting pop music into a time machine. PMJ re-imagines modern pop hits by the likes of Celine Dion, Beyoncé and Radiohead in the style of various yesteryears, from swing-era jazz to vintage soul to swinging-sixties orchestral pop.

January 2020
January 16, 2020

This remarkable quartet—hailed as “a triumph of ensemble playing” by the New York Times—is a multi-faceted ensemble taking chamber music in new directions. Touring music of the masters as well as exciting original works from visionary composers of our time, the Fry Street Quartet has perfected a blend of technical precision and scorching spontaneity.

Single concert ticket prices: $25 adults; $5...

"Bandstand - The Tony-winning Broadway Musical" in red and white in front of a blue background.
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January 17-19, 2020

From three-time Tony® winner and Hamilton choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler, comes an inspiring new American musical that explodes with infectious big-band music and high-octane, heart-stopping dancing.

It’s 1945, and six soldiers return from war to a changed nation. When NBC announces a national competition to find the nation’s next great musical superstars, they form a band unlike any the nation has...

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January 23, 2020

One of today’s most vital voices in American Roots music, renowned blues and soul singer Martha Redbone explores her Appalachian family’s history in an epic that spans generations and music genres. The music is radically wide-ranging: from traditional Cherokee chants and lullabies to bluegrass, blues, gospel, jazz, R&B and funk.

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January 29-February 2
GENERAL PUBLIC TICKETS WILL BE ON-SALE JULY 16, BEGINNING AT 11:00 AM. IF YOU RECEIVED A PRESALE EMAIL, PLEASE USE THE LINK INCLUDED.

Over 35 million people on our blue planet have experienced the surprising and exciting show that is BLUE MAN GROUP. And now, the Blue Men return with a new touring show — BLUE MAN GROUP SPEECHLESS TOUR....

February 2020
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February 8-9, 2020

In post war Paris, romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. Gershwin’s soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dance as the world rediscovers the power of love in this breathtaking production. Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter....

February 8, 2020

Over the course of their twenty-plus-year career, Grammy-nominated quintet Imani Winds has discovered what audiences value most from its concerts: a sense of connection—with the music, the performers, the composers, the artistry and beyond. Extolled by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “what triumph sounds like,” Imani Winds has created a distinct presence in the classical music world through its dynamic playing, culturally...

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February 14-23, 2020

“A powerful and innovative world premiere.”

It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words, Join Nebraska Rep on an incredible and deeply revealing journey that explores the power of a photograph to capture a moment in time. There are no actors in this groundbreaking production – only real people with meaningful photos and stories that you’ll have...

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February 18, 2020

In the throes of unprecedented challenges to privacy, truth and personal expression, Aquila Theatre brings 1984, George Orwell’s cautionary novel, to the Lied stage. As our modern world grapples with the threats and benefits of technological integration, Orwell’s prescient story resonates around the globe as individuals, systems and governments clash against political repression. “Big Brother” is always watching....

Experience an exhilarating night of music as only the great Russian composers deliver! The Lincoln Youth Symphony (Clark Potter, director) joins LSO in a side-by-side performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s colorful and brilliant Capriccio Espagnol. Before intermission, sloDance (Susan Levine Ourada, director) will present a special performance with Shostakovich’s dark and hauntingly beautiful Chamber Symphony. The evening comes to a close...

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February 27, 2020

A master of modern dance, Bill T. Jones leads one of the world’s iconic dance companies in its return to the Lied Center. With styles influenced by improvisation, African and Afro-Caribbean dance, and modern techniques, Jones has been honored with a National Medal of Arts, Tony Award® and a MacArthur Fellowship.

This performance features one of the company's latest works, On...

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February 29, 2020

We’ll bet you 72 cents on the dollar (or much, much less!) you’ll cheer for this sketch show entirely created, designed and performed by the fearlessly funny women of The Second City! This mimosa-and-madness-fueled foray roasts the patriarchy, taking on everything from having it all…to having that sick feeling your government is trying to send you back to the Middle...

March 2020
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March 1, 2020

Declared “one of the most satisfying, illuminating, and all-around impressive pianists of any generation” by The Los Angeles Times, Murray Perahia has become one of the most sought-after and cherished pianists of our time. Winner of three GRAMMY® Awards and nine Gramophone Awards, Perahia returns to Lied Center for the first time in 15 years!

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March 6-8, 2020

Inspired by the beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town. A baking contest and the town’s new doctor may offer her a fresh start, but Jenna must summon the strength to rebuild her own life. Don’t miss this uplifting celebration of friendship, motherhood, and the...

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March 13, 2020

In tribute to the much loved, international pop icon Neil Diamond, Super Diamond performs the timeless classics including “Sweet Caroline,” “America,” “Cherry Cherry,” “Forever in Blue Jeans” and all your favorite hits. Super Diamond’s success in America is unprecedented for a tribute band. With a nod from Neil (the man himself), Super Diamond is the most celebrated Neil Diamond tribute...

Grab the popcorn and enjoy a night of movie music. Your favorite melodies from the big screen come to life as LSO performs music from iconic films. In addition to favorites like E.T., Star Wars, and Indiana Jones, we’ll celebrate classics like Gone with the Wind, The Pink Panther, and Lawrence of Arabia, along with a tribute to Rodgers...

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March 17, 2020

Irish singing sensation Michael Londra and his dazzling cast of Riverdance and Lord of the Dance alums perform a lively evening of traditional Irish music and step dancing. Backed by an ensemble of Ireland’s finest musicians, Michael Londra and the Celtic Fire promise an electric St. Patrick’s Day celebration straight from the heart of the Emerald Isle. ...

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March 20, 2020

One of Broadway’s biggest stars performs songs from her acclaimed career on stage and screen. Winner of a 2015 Tony Award® for her performance in the Broadway revival of The King and I, O’Hara’s has also co-starred with MatthewBroderick in Nice Work If You Can Get It and with Harry Connick, Jr. in The Pajama Game. Her engagements as a...

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March 22, 2020

“Won’t you be my neighbor?” Daniel Tiger and all of his friends from the beloved PBS KIDS television series are hopping aboard the Trolley to Lincoln with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! Daniel Tiger takes audiences on an interactive musical adventure to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, sharing stories of friendship, helping others and celebrating new experiences.

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March 28-29

Frank L Baum’s tale of family, friendship and courage is vividly brought to life by choreographer Septime Webre in The Wizard of Oz. This collaboration between the RWB, Kansas City Ballet and Colorado Ballet offers an inventive new take on this timeless tale.

Webre, the creator of Alice (in Wonderland), takes audiences on a fantastical journey to the Emerald City. Filled...

April 2020
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April 1-12, 2020
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Roger O. Hirson

The winner of four Tony Awards, Pippin is the story of a young man’s journey to be extraordinary. Magic, mystery and music invite disaster as Pippin is led closer and closer to an unforgettable Grand Finale. With humor, romance, illusion and heart, Pippin explores one of...

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April 2, 2020

A high-energy musical celebration of contemporary a cappella music and hit songs, created by Deke Sharon, vocal producer of Pitch Perfect and The Sing-Off, featuring four amazing ensembles.

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April 5, 2020

The Boston Pops is not only America’s orchestra, it was John Williams’ orchestra before he passed the baton to Keith Lockhart. Conductor Keith Lockhart and the entire orchestra mark their return to the Lied Center with a program featuring the symphonic splendor of John Williams’ iconic music. Hop in your Millennium Falcon to celebrate 60 years of movie music magic!...

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April 11, 2020

The continuously innovative Aspen Santa Fe Ballet joins forces on-stage with Van Cliburn Piano Competition medalist Joyce Yang to create a dazzling program integrated with live performance. Devoted to curating new ballets, the company has come to epitomize the contemporary-classical genre. In its Lied Center debut, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presents a program that includes musical compositions by Erik Satie,...

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April 14, 2020

Ride the wind and dream with Air Play, a modern spectacle that brings to life the very air we breathe. Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen will make you gasp in wonder and laugh until it hurts. With visual images seemingly sewn from the sky, this poetic ode...

April 17, 2020

The virtuosity and versatility of the flute will be on full display as LSO’s Principal Flute John Bailey begins the evening with works by Daniel Dorff and Kent Kennan. LSO is also thrilled to introduce its first Composer-in-Residence, Dr. Tyler G. White, with a performance of A Brand-New Summer, originally composed for LSO in 2006. After intermission, enjoy your...

April 21, 2020

Dubbed the “Millennial Kronos,” SYBARITE5’s eclectic repertoire from Bowie to Radiohead and Akiho to Assad, combined with its commanding performance style, is turning heads throughout the music world. The quintet’s debut album, Disturb the Silence, quickly reached the top ten on the Billboard charts. The group’s follow-up album, Everything in Its Right Place, was released at Carnegie Hall to critical acclaim. SYBARITE5...

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April 23-25, 2020

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way,...

April 28, 2019

Join the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra and guitarist Dave Stryker for an exciting evening of big band music at the Lied Center! Omaha native Dave Stryker moved to New York City in 1980 to perform with jazz greats like Jack McDuff and Stanley Turrentine and later form his own groups: The Dave Stryker Organ Tro, The Blue to the Bone Band,...

May 2020

LSO closes out the 2019-2020 season with two of the most epic and exciting works from the Romantic Era! Concertmaster Anton Miller begins the evening with Tchaikovsky’s mesmerizing (and fiendishly virtuosic) Violin Concerto. After intermission, more than 75 orchestra members take the stage as Berlioz’s iconic Symphonie Fantastique roars to life, depicting the passion and despair of unrequited love....

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May 10, 2020

Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, five-time GRAMMY®-nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," is one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200+ shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. Come for a perfect Mother’s Day celebration at the Lied Center!...

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