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CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT: Lied Center Casts Lincoln’s Rob McKercher in One-Man Show, “The Things They Carried”

06.26.15
Stage veteran and local theater professional Rob McKercher has been cast in the sole role of the Lied Center’s fall 2015 presentation of “The Things They Carried,” based on the best-selling book by Tim O’Brien about his Vietnam experience. The one-man powerful play, adapted for the stage by Jim Stowell, chronicles O’Brien’s personal journey from his innocent years in a small town in western Minnesota, to the...

Thespian Festival Brings Record Number to Lied Center for Week of High School Theatre

06.24.15
More than 3,700 delegates from across the country and beyond will gather at the Lied Center for Performing Arts on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) as the Thespian Festival returns for another year in Lincoln. Delegates will take up residence on the UNL campus from June 22-27 for a week of non-stop theatre with workshops, performances, college interviews and auditions, and much more. “We are...

Lied Center to Host First Friday Open House in Newly Renovated Johnny Carson Theater

06.01.15
The Lied Center for Performing Arts invites all members of the public to attend a free First Friday open house honoring the newly renovated Johnny Carson Theater and lobby and Carson’s impact and legacy on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. The event will begin at 4 p.m. in the Johnny Carson Theater (just north of Q Street, between 11th and 12th Streets) starting with a ribbon cutting and will conclude at 6...

‘Friday Live’ To Broadcast May 15 From Johnny Carson Theater

05.13.15
NET Radio’s “Friday Live” arts and entertainment show will feature special performances 9 a.m. Friday, May 15, from the newly renovated Johnny Carson Theater at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Performers include Lied artistic director and world-class pianist Ann Chang, jazz vocalist Jackie Allen, members of the Lincoln Choral Artists with Director Jason Horner and from the Homestead National Monument’s...

Lied Center Announces 15/16 Season

05.12.15
Highlights Include Tony Bennett, Merle Haggard, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” Doc Severinson and Russian National Orchestra Featuring Superstar Pianist Yuja Wang Nebraska’s Home for the Arts, the Lied Center for Performing Arts, kicks off another stellar season featuring world-class performances in every art form starting Sept. 24-25 with one of the most enduring Broadway shows of all-time, “Joseph...

OPEN CALL FOR AUDITIONS: Lied Seeks Actors for “Puddin’ and the Grumble”

04.22.15
 Angeline Kay Dai of Omaha Pre-Cast as “Puddin’”  Written and developed as part of the Grow A Show New Works Development Program, the Lied Center is seeking local and regional actors for a brand new production titled “Puddin’ and the Grumble,” set to open at the Lied Center’s Johnny Carson Theater in the Spring of 2016. Commissioned by the Lied, presented by the Lincoln Community Foundation, and written by Becky...

Lied Center to Present “The Things They Carried” in One-Man Carson Theater Show

04.22.15
Lied Seeks Regional Actor for Leading Role, Auditions Held May 8-10  Developed as part of the Grow A Show New Works Development Program, the Lied Center for Performing Arts is proud to announce that it will produce and present a powerful stage adaptation of “The Things They Carried,” based on Tim O’Brien’s critically-acclaimed novel about his experiences in the Vietnam War. Like the book, the one-man play, adapted...

“Ode to Joy” Closes Lied’s 25th Anniversary Season and Beethoven Festival

04.20.15
Featuring Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, Local Choirs and Pianist Jon Nakamatsu The Lied Center’s resident orchestra and top choirs from across Nebraska cap off a spectacular season of classical music at the Lied Center for Performing Arts with Beethoven’s breathtaking Ninth Symphony. Pianist Jon Nakamatsu also joins Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra to perform Beethoven’s beloved Emperor Concerto in a concert to...

CALL FOR ENTRIES: ASCAP/Grow A Show Workshop Returns to the Lied Center September 2015

03.12.15
Following the marked success of its first American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) event in 2013, the Lied Center proudly announces the return of the ASCAP/Grow A Show New Musical Theatre Workshop Sept. 9-11, 2015. The workshop seeks new musical theatre works with the potential to be developed and produced into full-scale productions. The Lied Center is currently accepting submissions from...

Lied Center and Connect a Million Minds Team Up for Time Warner Cable's Science of Sound Spring Break Camp March 12-13

02.26.15
Buckets become drums and garden hoses become horns on March 12-13, 9 AM – 4 PM when Nebraska’s home for the Arts, the Lied Center for Performing Arts and Time Warner Cable team up for Time Warner Cable's Science of Sound Spring Break Camp. The camp will be led by John Bertles, Kennedy Center teaching artist and science educator, as well as local engineers and teachers. Up to 50 students, grades 5-8 will experience...