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August 2020
August 8-9, 2020

Pas de Deux, formerly known as Karen McWilliams School of Dance, 2020 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. The Greatest Show includes...

August 13, 2020 | 4:00 p.m.

Under the Deep Blue Sea: Yoga, Movement, and Music!

Make a splash with Ashley Laverty, Artistic Director of Theatre for the Very Young company Kerfuffle, and join her for a 45-minute movement, music, and yoga jam, specifically designed for children under 5 years old. Since 2015, Kerfuffle has been traveling the Midwest creating theatre and dance for and with children...

August 15, 2020

Dialects Master Class

This Zoom master class for students ages 11-18 will be an introduction to learning accents, led by Lied Center teaching artist Sasha Dobson. Students will be introduced to the generalized sound of 3 different dialects: British, New York and American Southern. This course will give students the tools to learn dialects deeply and properly, rather than mimicking,...

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August 25, 2020 | 12:00p.m.

Harrison Henning Boe is a singer/songwriter and recording artist based out of Lincoln, Nebraska. He released his first, self-titled EP in 2019 and followed up in 2020 with two singles, including his most recent, HOLLYWOOD. Harrison is a widely sought-out artist across the city, his talents are seen onstage in local musical theatre productions, university choirs, the worship band at...

September 2020
September 4, 2020 | 6:30 p.m.

There is potential for transformation in every moment of our lives. Deep within us is the power and knowledge to unlock our full potential and to take action in creating positive change. This fall, TEDxLincoln presents Alchemy – a celebration of ordinary people who chose to pursue their passions, sparking extraordinary impact reaching far beyond their immediate communities.

Featuring Talks by: Jill...

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September 10, 2020

Step Afrika! combines dance, song, storytelling and humor to create a heart-pounding experience and celebrate the African American tradition of stepping. They are known for their lightning-fast footwork, percussive chants and incredible synchronicity. Included in the show will be a feature from their new work, Drumfolk, that highlights the heritage of step and its cultural history.

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September 24, 2020

“Wisteria” is a collaborative narrative and musical that pays homage to the voices of women who lived during the era of Jim Crow America. Developed by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor’s Professor of English Kwame Dawes and award-winning composer Kevin Simmonds, this performance celebrates the Nebraska premiere of this new work.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Students, Faculty, and Staff can request free tickets to this performance through...

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September 27, 2020 | 2 Shows

The Capitol Steps, America’s political musical satire troupe, has been reaching across the aisle to put politics and scandal to music through bipartisan spoofery for more than nine presidential elections. Armed with a neverending supply of fresh material from our elected officials, the Capitol Steps continues to put the ‘mock’ in democracy.

October 2020
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October 2, 2020

The Huntertones return to Lincoln after a show-stopping Jazz in June performance in 2018 with their high-energy, horndriven sound fusing jazz, funk, rock and soul. Individually, members of Huntertones have compiled a diverse resume of collaborations with top artists, including Jon Batiste, Snarky Puppy, Stevie Wonder, Andy Grammer, Ed Sheeran and more.

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October 17, 2020 | 2 Shows

Derrick Davis returns to the Lied following his unforgettable performance as The Phantom in the 25th anniversary tour of The Phantom of the Opera in 2019. Davis is a dynamic and passionate performer whose exciting career has also included starring as Mufasa in the U.S. Tour of Disney’s The Lion King and leading performances in The Lion King and Carousel on Broadway....

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October 19, 2020

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!

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October 20-25, 2020 | 8 shows

Dixie Longate is the fast-talking, gum-chewing, gingerhaired Alabama gal who is bringing your grandma’s Tupperware party into the 21st century. Audiences howl with laughter as Dixie demonstrates the many alternative uses for the iconic plastic kitchen staple. Filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, audience participation and a little bit of empowerment and homespun wisdom, Dixie’s Tupperware Party leaves your heart a little bigger and your food a little...

October 21-25, 2020

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 onstage musicians, The Band’s Visit...

November 2020
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November 8, 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 Matthew Broderick in Nice Work If You Can Get It and with Harry Connick, Jr. in The Pajama Game. Her engagements as...

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November 13, 2020 | 2 Shows

With an ever-changing set list, On Broadway highlights the music from Broadway’s newest blockbusters, including Moulin Rouge, Hamilton, SIX and Dear Evan Hansen while also featuring hits from iconic productions like The Lion King, West Side Story and more! Starring New York’s most sought-after talent, this production celebrates the best of Broadway sung by the stars themselves....

November 13-15, 2020

There’s never been a better time to experience CHICAGO, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a GRAMMY®, thousands of standing ovations and now the No. 1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history. CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz;...

December 2020
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December 3, 2020 | 2 Shows

The Canadian Brass amps up the holiday cheer with lush Christmas carols and classics from A Charlie Brown Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, along with other favorite holiday hits!

January 2021
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January 16, 2021 | 2:00 & 7:30 pm

As the winner of NBC’s hit show Phenomenon, finalist on America’s Got Talent, and featured magician on Penn & Teller’s: Fool Us, Mike Super is the only magician in history to win a LIVE magic competition on primetime U.S. network TV and be voted America’s Favorite Mystifier. Enjoy this family-friendly performance filled with illusions, intrigue, danger, anticipation and excitement.

 "Mike...

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January 19-23, 2021

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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...

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January 30, 2021

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...

February 2021
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February 13, 2021

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 Valentine's Day weekend celebration at the Lied Center!...

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February 18, 2021

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One of the top brass ensembles in the world makes its Nebraska debut with a program that highlights the most popular works of its illustrious 25-year career. Known as the Monty Python of the music world, this Austrian brass septet seamlessly combines laugh-out-loud slapstick comedy with virtuosic musical ability.

“The group provokes new ways...

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February 20-21, 2021

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STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor-tire inner tubes and paint cans. STOMP. See...

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February 25-26, 2021

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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...

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February 27, 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!

One of Comedy Central’s “100...

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February 28, 2021

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Introduced to Lied audiences in 2018 as a last-minute soloist with Russia’s Mariinsky Orchestra, Behzod Abduraimov has quickly established himself as a rising classical music star. Described as displaying “prodigious technique and rhapsodic flair” by The New York Times, Abduraimov returns to the Lied Center with a performance that includes Sergei Rachmaninoff’s grandiose Sonata...

March 2021
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Established as a chamber music ensemble of the world-renowned Berlin Philharmonic in 1985, this incredible group returns to Lincoln after making its Lied Center debut in 2018. The program includes Johannes Brahms’ masterwork Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor as well as Danny Elfman’s piano quartet, which was co-commissioned by the Lied Center....

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This ensemble has emerged as one of the top dance ensembles in the United States.  Led by frequent Broadway choreographer Camille A. Brown, the company takes audiences on journeys through race, culture and identity. Brown blends the styles of modern, hip-hop, African, ballet and tap to tell stories that connect history with contemporary culture....

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March 9, 2021

“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.

This presentation is made possible...

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This quartet shared the stage with Frankie Valli for a decade as the Four Seasons.  During their tenure with Valli, they developed their own signature sound and incredible precision dancing. They are now touring the world performing your favorite hits of the ’60s and ’70s with four-part tight harmonies in styles ranging from pop...

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March 17, 2021

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. 

This presentation is...

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March 23, 2021

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American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Studio Company features rising stars of the ballet world performing masterworks of the classical and neoclassical canons, alongside contemporary and newly created pieces. Nearly 80% of current dancers in American Ballet Theatre are alumni of ABT Studio Company, including 13 Soloists and 9 Principal Dancers - among them Misty Copeland, David Hallberg and Isabella Boylston....

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March 25-27, 2021

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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...

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March 30, 2021

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Identical twin sisters Christina and Michelle Naughton have been hailed by the San Francisco Examiner for their “stellar musicianship, technical mastery and awe-inspiring artistry.” Experience the Lied Center debut of this incredible piano duo featuring a program of works by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Chopin, Brahms and Ravel!

“The textures shimmer like pure gold in bright...

April 2021
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April 7, 2021

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Regarded as one of contemporary jazz’s leading vocalists, Diane Schuur is as eclectic as she is brilliant. Schuur was blind from birth, but gifted with perfect pitch and three-and-a-half-octave vocal range. With a recording career that spans over three decades and includes two GRAMMY® awards, Schuur has explored almost every corner of the American musical landscape....

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April 12, 2021

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For five decades, the athletic, nimble, zany, seemingly superhuman dancers and acrobats of Pilobolus have entranced audiences with their irresistible mix of wit, sensuality and stunning physical acumen. Contorting, bending and partnering to transform themselves into incredible shapes and images, the Pilobolus dancers tell stories through the astounding strength and precision of their bodies, enhanced by magical stage effects.

 

*Content warning: performance contains nudity...

April 13-18, 2021
Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed, record-breaking North American touring production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s musical LES MISÉRABLES will remain closed and postpone all current tour engagements until further notice including the return Lincoln engagement at the Lied Center for Performing Arts on April 13-18, 2021.
The production looks forward to resuming its hugely successful tour next year and is actively working to determine...
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April 21, 2021

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In an eye-dazzling retelling of this classic fable, Aesop’s characters are illustrated by giant luminescent puppets stretching over 15 feet tall that give the art of storytelling a whole new look. Come early for FamFest, a preshow party with free snacks and hands-on activities!

"An eye-popping display of storytelling that's like nothing else you've...

May 2021
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This Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo topped the charts for decades with No.1 hits, including the most played song in radio history, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'.” The concert experience features favorites, including “Soul & Inspiration,” “Unchained Melody,” “Rock and Roll Heaven,” the GRAMMY® Award-winning Dirty Dancing theme “The Time of My...

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May 13-15, 2021

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,...

September 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....

September 23, 2021

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One of the world’s preeminent orchestras, the Philadelphia Orchestra returns to the Lied Center for the first time since 2001 with a concert featuring the epic yearnings of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony! The program also includes Sarasate’s virtuosic Carmen Fantasy for violin showcasing concertmaster David Kim.

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September 29, 2021

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Experience the journey of Ajijaak, a young whooping crane, in this majestic production brought to life through puppetry, dance and visual projections. Ajijaak’s story puts forward visions from Indigenous communities, celebrating the symbiotic relationship between cranes and Native American/Indigenous peoples while inspiring the next generation of storytellers and change-makers....

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....

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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...

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