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May 2021
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May 1-25, 2021

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GIVE TODAY!

When you support the Lied on Give to Lincoln Day, you’re part of the return of inspiration, education, and entertainment. Your support puts artists back in classrooms, on stage, and in communities across the state. Your support brings local elementary students back to the Lied to experience their first...

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May 15, 2021 | 1:30 & 5:30 PM

Motions Dance Academy presents “Motions at the Lied”. The seventeenth annual recital will feature a collection of dances from all students in the academy. Performers from 2-years old through high school will showcase the techniques and choreography they’ve been dedicating their efforts to over the past 10 months. Ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, pointe and hip hop dances will be performed...

Education Event
May 16, 2021 | 12-1:30 PM

MUSICAL THEATRE VOCAL MASTER CLASS WITH SUSAN TWIEHAUS

This Zoom master class for students ages 11-18 will be an engaging musical theatre vocal master class, led by recent UNL vocal performance graduate, Susan Twiehaus. In this workshop, students will focus on character development, audition technique, and song interpretation through feedback and coaching on a 32-bar audition cut. Students will learn...

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May 20, 2021 | 10:00 AM

A HIKE THROUGH THE FOREST

Get ready for a scenic hike across creative terrains with Tiny Lieders! Join Ashley Laverty, Artistic Director of the Theatre for the Very Young company Kerfuffle, for a 45-minute forest and hiking-themed movement, music, and yoga jam, specifically designed for children under 6 years old. Since 2015, Kerfuffle has traveled the Midwest creating theatre and...

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May 22, 2021 l 1:00 & 6:00 PM

intermix Dance Company presents “A Time for Magic” as their 2021 Spring Show. Join Tinkerbell through a magical journey as she searches to discover why her pixie dust seems to not be working like it once did.  In a desperate hunt, she visits her most beloved Disney friends in the hopes that they can offer some help.  She first visits Ariel, who suggests...

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May 25, 2021 | 12:00 PM

DANIEL IKPEAMA

The Lied Center’s live stream concert series is back with Daniel Ikpeama! Daniel is a local vocalist, conductor, and drummer, studying for his doctorate in vocal performance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is the current worship director at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church and formerly directed the university show choir, Big Red Singers. Daniel’s favorite performance credits include...

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

May 27 & 28, 2021

Fall down the Rabbit Hole with “ALICE IN WONDERLAND”, a spectacular original ballet created by Shari True, featuring the talented ballet students of True Dance & Company. In addition, fly above London’s roof tops with a fantastic dance tribute to “MARY POPPINS”, presenting TDC’s Academy students in tap, hip-hop, ballet & Jazz on Thursday, May 27, 2021.  

On Friday,...

June 2021
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NOTE: this is a rental event presented by an outside organization. The Lied Center has limited control over ticketing policies and discounts for rental events.

June 4 & 5, 2021

Pas de Deux, formerly known as Karen McWilliams School of Dance, 2021 annual recitals are full of dancing and entertainment for all ages. Our students, ages 3-30, will perform in all styles such as tap, ballet, jazz, pointe, Irish, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary, boys only and even tumbling. Show one promises to be full of adorable young children but so much...

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June 4, 2021 | 8:00 PM

The Capital Jazz Society welcomes the Kearney Jazz Society to the virtual stage as part of their First Friday Series. The Kearney Jazz Society is a jazz combo featuring a collection of music teachers and professionals from throughout central Nebraska who love to get together and play music. The group has entertained audiences since 2013, focusing on jazz standards and...

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June 6, 2021 | 4:00 PM

Outside the Lied Center on the Kimball Hall Green Space- lawn chairs and blankets welcome!

Billy McGuigan and his rock orchestra present a high-energy concoction of rock ‘n’ roll mega hits in a unique, live concert experience. Billy and the Pop Rock Orchestra take you on a journey through the 50s rock and roll, the psychedelic 60s and the sweet sounds...

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June 12, 2021 | 7:30 PM

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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 Matthew Broderick in Nice Work If You Can Get It and with...

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June 21-25, 2021

Join us for the third annual Lied Center Triple Threat Broadway Intensive, June 21-25, 2021! The Lied Center is excited to provide young talented performers in Nebraska with its third annual Summer Broadway Intensive.

  • Start your summer off with a transformative experience with the Lied Center.
  • We are planning for an IN-PERSON experience while adhering to COVID safety guidelines including
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June 24, 2021 | 7:30 PM

The Johnny Manhattan Orchestra is a 17-piece professional swing orchestra featuring original arrangements of the greatest hits of the Swing Era recorded by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, Les Brown, Artie Shaw, Count Basie and more.
 
Travel back in time to a live nationwide radio broadcast from 1940 originating from a famous New York City venue featuring...

July 2021
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July 1, 2021 | 8:15 PM

American Ballet Theatre

American Ballet Theatre returns to Nebraska to launch the national tour of the company’s cross-country road trip, ABT Across America

ABT is one of the great dance companies in the world and is internationally celebrated as a cultural institution dedicated to preserving and extending the great legacy of classical dancing.

This summer, ABT will bring 20 acclaimed artists...

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July 11-16, 2021

Join us for the fourth annual Lied Center Piano Academy, July 11-16, 2021! Lied Center Piano Circle, Lied staff and the Glenn Korff School of Music are excited to host the Lied Center Piano Academy.

  • We are planning for an IN PERSON experience while adhering to COVID safety guidelines including wearing masks and social distancing.
  • LCPA is designed for students
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July 24, 2021

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A revered panelist on NPR’s Wait, Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me, Paula Poundstone was the first woman to host the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and is the recipient of an American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-up Comic. Don’t miss her hilarious return to the Lied stage!

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September 2021
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September 7, 2021

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Jazz icon and 14-time GRAMMY® Award-winning pianist and composer Herbie Hancock makes his Lied Center debut performance! Hancock was a member of the Miles Davis Quintet that pioneered groundbreaking sound in jazz. In the 1970s he led musical innovations with record-breaking albums, including Head Hunters, combining electric jazz with funk and rock.

We've spent the last several months focused on the health and safety of our patrons, artists,...

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Escape to Margaritaville

Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all—and stay to find something they never expected. Escape to Margaritaville is the musical comedy featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Fins,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and many more. USA Today calls it "A little slice of paradise!" and Entertainment Weekly...

October 2021
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October 11, 2021

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With James Francies and Joe Dyson.

Twenty-time GRAMMY® Award winner Pat Metheny is one of the most accomplished jazz artists in history. Throughout his legendary career, Metheny has performed with artists as diverse as Herbie Hancock, David Bowie and Steve Reich while always sidestepping the limits of any one genre.

We've spent the last several months focused on the health and safety of our patrons,...

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October 20, 2021

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Brazilian-born pianist Arnaldo Cohen has long had a reputation for astonishing audiences with his musical authority and blistering virtuosity. Cohen returns to the Lied to celebrate the music of composer Franz Liszt after an unforgettable performance in our 2013-2014 season!

This presentation is made possible in part with generous support from the Lied Center Piano...

Keith Lockhart conducts in a white shirt and black pants and bow tie with orchestra members playing behind him in front of a background that has a wooden roof and a screen with the American flag and red fireworks.
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October 28, 2021

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...

January 2022
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January 27-29, 2022

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl’s amazing tale is now Lincoln’s golden ticket! It’s the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray. Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator...

February 2022
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February 11-13, 2022

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,...

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Bernadette Peters

One of Broadway’s most critically acclaimed performers, Bernadette Peters has garnered numerous accolades including three Tony Awards®, a Golden Globe, three Emmy and four GRAMMY Award nominations. Following recent starring roles in Hello, Dolly! on Broadway and TV credits including, “Mozart in the Jungle” and “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” experience Peters’ first return to the Lied Center stage in nearly a...

March 2022
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March 8-10, 2022

Riverdance

Riverdance, as you’ve never seen it before! A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved favorite, celebrated the world over for its GRAMMY award-winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Immerse yourself in the extraordinary power and grace of its music and dance–beloved by fans of all ages. Fall in love with...

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Jersey Boys

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and GRAMMY Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys. From the...

April 2022
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April 2nd, 2022 | 3:00 & 7:30 PM

Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular. This smash hit musical features all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. This brand-new...

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April 9-10, 2022

The Band's Visit

The critically acclaimed smash-hit Broadway musical The Band’s Visit is the winner of 10 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, making it one of the most Tony-winning musicals in history.  It is also a Grammy® Award winner for Best Musical Theater Album. With a score that seduces your soul and sweeps you off your feet, and featuring thrillingly talented...

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April 27 - May 1, 2022

Come From Away

This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never...

May 2022
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May 10 & 11, 2022

Oklahoma! 

“How is it that the coolest new show on Broadway is a 1943 musical?” says The New York Times.

This is OKLAHOMA! as you’ve never seen or heard it before—reimagined for the 21st century, and now the Tony Award® Winner for Best Revival of a Musical. Funny and sexy, dark and jolting, “this production shocked me and moved me. Direct from an acclaimed run on Broadway, OKLAHOMA! “lets...

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