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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 22&24

Copland’s quintessential American opera resonates with a musical language born out of our great mid-western landscapes.  Taking place in a Depression era rural community, this tune-filled opera depicts the life of a young girl, her family, and two migrant workers in a coming of age story sure to tug at your heartstrings.

NOTE: this is a rental event presented by...
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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. She’s CEO of Nara Logics and active in customer-inspired innovation, the artificial intelligence (AI) industry, and Autonomy/Mastery/Purpose-style leadership. Her passions are working with teams to define and deliver products customers love, algorithms, and their intelligence, and inspiring teams to do more than they thought...

Barrel of a gun in front of a blue background with the word "Assassins" and "music & lyrics by Stephen Sondhein Book by John Weidman" over it in red.
February 28-March 3, 2019

Bold, original, disturbing and alarmingly funny, Assassins combines Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligent lyrics and beautiful music with a story of our nation’s culture of celebrity and the violent means some use to obtain it. Each assassin feels that they have been promised the dream that if they work hard enough, the vision they hold for themselves is achievable. “Everybody’s...

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.

Patron Friend Sponsors: Bill & Betsy...

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 12, 2019

Join the Concert Band and Singing Sergeants for an exciting evening of music as part of their 9-day concert tour through Wyoming, Nebraska and Iowa. These 2 ensembles from Washington, DC are part of The U.S. Air Force Band, the Air Force's premier musical organization. The performance, which is FREE and open to the public, includes instrumental and vocal features,...

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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! 

Sponsors: Jazz Circle...

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 19-20, 2019

Cocktail Party and Table Tour
Tuesday, March 19
6-8pm

Tickets: $50
Enjoy drinks & appetizers, live music by Tom and Wes, and tour designer tables. Mingle with the designers while bidding on unique silent auction items and experiences. Cash bar.

Luncheon and Table Tour
Wednesday, March 20
Table tours begin at
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The words "Concordia University and Jones Bank proudly present 'Celebration at the Lied' A gala evening of music celebrating 125 years of Concordia University Nebraska" in fron of a blue ombre background.
March 23, 2019

Jones Bank proudly presents CELEBRATION AT THE LIED ~ a gala evening of Concordia University music.

Come celebrate Concordia’s 125th year anniversary at the Lied Center on March 23rd, 2019 as Concordia’s Bands and Choirs perform a gala concert of sacred and secular music in celebration of God’s blessings to Concordia.

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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.

Sponsors: Conductor's Circle...

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March 29-30, 2019

Pioneer is a yearly conference formed by the women's ministry at Mercy City Church. Mercy City Church hosts a Friday night event multiple times per year called "Sisterhood" in which women from all around Lincoln gather together for the purpose of building relationships and worshiping Jesus. We believe that it is a desire of every woman to build a community....

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.

Gold Event Sponsors: Ron & Vicki...

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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.

Sponsors: Dance Circle...

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!

Gold Event Sponsor: Melvin Kurpjuweit
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April 20, 2019

Celebrate The Rep’s 50th Anniversary at this special celebration. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and a spectacle performance featuring live music, large-scale puppetry and stilt dancing.

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...

October
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October 23 - November 3

2019-2020 Broadway Ticket Packages, including tickets for Phantom of the Opera, will be available beginning February 25 at 11am as part of the Lied Center's Glenn Korff Broadway Series!

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...

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