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April 2024
Two men facing away from the camera on a stage with blue lights shining onto the stage. Text at the bottom of the stage reads "The Simon & Garfunkel Story"
Season Event
April 23, 2024 | 7:30PM

Featuring a full live band, state-of-the-art video projection, and original film footage, this immersive theatrical concert chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. 

Performing all the hits, including “Mrs. Robinson,” “Cecilia,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Homeward Bound,” and many more, it tells the story from their humble beginnings to their incredible success as...

Show of house with many birds flying in the sky above the house
Rental Event

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.

April 25-28, 2024

Based on Daphne du Maurier's story, also the basis for the classic Hitchcock film, this adaptation is a gripping, unsettling, and moving look at human relationships in the face of societal collapse. In an isolated house, strangers take shelter from relentless masses of attacking birds.

This production is intended for mature audiences.

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Season Event
April 30-May 5, 2024

Dixie Longate is the fast-talking, gum chewing, ginger-haired 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...

May 2024
Rental Event

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 2, 2024

Prepare to laugh until you cry when four of the world’s most masterful improv artists take you on the high wire act of comedic acrobatics. The rapid-fire wit and non-stop jokes will have your sides splitting and begging for mercy…and also begging for more. The Touhill will welcome Ryan Stiles and Greg Proops, both seen on ABC’s “Whose Line Is...

Rental Event

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.

Sunday, May 5, 2024 | 6:00PM


LSO’s season finale begins with Kenji Bunch’s driving Groovebox Fantasy, then LSO presents the Nebraska premiere of James Lee III’s Courageous Lights, a concerto based on three outstanding women activists who strive to achieve positive change in their respective spheres of influence. Lee’s piece features LSO’s own English Horn, American Prize finalist, Darci Gamerl. The season closes with Ravel’s arrangement of Mussorgsky’s expansive...

Man with short brown hair sitting in a chair wearing a black suit and black shirt holding a violin in his lap and holding a viol
Season Event
May 9, 2024

GRAMMY® Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell and renowned soprano Larisa Martinez are joined by celebrated pianist Peter Dugan for "Voice and the Violin," an evening of beloved romantic arias and modern classics, featuring music of Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Puccini, Bernstein's West Side Story, and more. Don’t miss this unique collaboration celebrating Bell’s return to the Lied Center stage. 

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Rental Event

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 15-16, 2024

Shine your Glass Slipper as your carriage awaits to transport you to an enchanting evening with our beautiful “Cinderella!” Your adventure continues as we travel the Globe with TDC’s World Tour!

Tickets go on sale to the public on April 16, 2024, at 11:00am

Show A: May 15

Show B: May 16

June 2024
Beige square outlined in teal that says "Spectacular Spectacular Critical Topics Conference - Plains Presenters 2024"
Other Event

NOTE: this is a special event. The Lied Center has limited control over ticketing policies and discounts for special events.

June 6-8, 2024

The Spectacular Spectacular Critical Topics Conference is a chance for Plains Presenters Members to tackle critical professional development topics while having fun with other professionals in the field!

Critical Topics May Include:

  • Tracking effectiveness of advertising expenditures
  • Motivating and managing staff
  • Hottest Fundraising and Marking Ideas
  • Using AI to improve efficiency in Arts Administration

And much more!


  • Critical professional
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Women dressed in 80s prom dresses in both bottom corners and Awesome 80's prom written in the middle against white background
Off-site Event
June 6-8, 2024

Step back in time and relive the raddest era with THE AWESOME 80’S PROM! This interactive and totally tubular show invites you to don your leg warmers and tease up your hair for a blast from the past! Set in the fictional Wanaget High School, the production unfolds as a hilarious and nostalgic prom night filled with classic 80s hits,...

A black background with astrological signs and gold words that say "Hart Dance Academy presents Cosmic Love"
Rental Event

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 8-9, 2024

Students of Hart Dance Academy present our recital, "Cosmic Love" celebrating the cosmic elements of earth, wind, fire, and water!

Tickets go on sale to the public May 3, 2024, at 11:00am.

Photo of an empty court room. Shows the judges seat with the American flag on a pole behind the seat.
Season Event
June 11-12, 2024

All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork. The New York Times Critic’s Pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is “the most successful American play in Broadway history” (“60 Minutes”). New York Magazine calls it “a real phenomenon. Majestic and incandescent, it’s filled with breath and nuance and soul.” With direction by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher, TO...

Men in black suits and red ties and a lady with a black dress and a man in a grey suit sitting and standing in red theatre seats.
Season Event
June 17, 2024 | 7:00PM

The most popular big band in the world brings back to the stage timeless classics like “Tuxedo Junction,” “Moonlight Serenade” and “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” Get “In the Mood” for an elegant evening of swing as the 17-piece orchestra dazzles and delights in their return to Lincoln!

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The words "Hasan Minhaj Off With His Head 2024 Tour" in black in front of a tan/gold background
Other Event
Thursday, June 20, 2024

Hasan Minhaj is set to entertain audiences once again with his brand new show, "Hasan Minhaj: Off With His Head". As one of the most vital voices in comedy today, Minhaj continues to take on challenging themes like politics, parenting, and therapy with irreverent wit and insight.

Hasan Minhaj is a two-time Peabody Award-Winning comedian best known for his breakout...

September 2024
The words Dear Evan Hansen The Tony-Award Winning Musical displayed in front of blue background
Season Event

September 27-29, 2024


Declared “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history” by The Washington Post and “an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond” by NBC Nightly News, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the first contemporary musical about connection in the digital age.

Meet Evan Hansen, a high school student...

October 2024
The words Back to the Future the Musical are displayed against a blue background
Season Event

October 8-13, 2024

Great Scott! Back to the Future, the beloved, cinematic classic is now a Broadway musical with its destination set for Lincoln, Nebraska in 2024.

Winner of the 2022 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, four WhatsOnStage Awards, including Best New Musical, and the Broadway World Award for Best New Musical, Back to the Future: The Musical is...

November 2024
Text displaying Disney logo and The Little Mermaid against a blue background
Season Event

November 12-17, 2024

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages.

With music by eight-time...

January 2025
Text says RENT in Concert against a black background
Season Event

January 18, 2025

RENT in Concertdirected by Broadway’s Sammi Cannold, is a full symphonic concert evening performed with live vocalists and Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, celebrating Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking Tony and Pulitzer Prize Award winning musical. Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today. Fresh from its debut at the...

February 2025
Red Curtain backgroung with broadway lights and gold text that says 5th Broadway Show to be announced
Season Event

February 4-16, 2025

The 5th show in our 2024-2025 Glenn Korff Broadway Series package can’t be announced until this summer, but we can tell you that it will be only the third show in Lied Center history to run for two full weeks of performances!

Following in the Lied Center legacy of The Phantom of the Opera in 2019 and...

March 2025
Black and white striped suit with a black beetle on the front and the word Beetlejuice displayed across the bottom
Season Event

March 4-9, 2025 

He earned his stripes on Broadway… now the ghost-with-the-most is coming to Lincoln, Nebraska. 

It’s showtime! Based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film, this hilarious musical tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes. With an irreverent...

The word Annie with seven girls standing in a V formation and the one in the middle jumping throwing her hands in the air
Season Event

March 21-22, 2025

Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination, and sometimes, an awful lot of determination comes in a surprisingly small package. Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time is set to return in...