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September 2021
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September 10-12, 2021

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 raves, "It will...

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Friday, September 17, 2021 | 7:30 PM

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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Friday, September 24, 2021 | 7:30 PM

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
A Staten Island Blockbuster Video to be exact...

Two Star Wars fanatics, Scott and Taylor, write the most epic Star Wars musical ever! On their endless quest to perform it at Comic-Con—a restraining order, that we won’t mention, stands in their way — they discover dark forces are looming over their production, and...

October 2021
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October 11, 2021

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, artists, volunteers, and staff and preparing...

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October 20, 2021 | 7:30 PM

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 Circle donors Mary-Ann K. Clinton, Anabeth H. Cox, MarySue Harris,...

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Saturday, October 23, 2021 | 7:30

This Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo topped the charts for decades with #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 Life” and more!

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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 | 7:30 PM

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...

November 2021
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Tuesday, November 4, 2021 | 7:30 PM

BeauSoleil’s distinctive sound derived from the distilled spirits of New Orleans jazz, blues rock, folk, swamp pop, Zydeco, and bluegrass has captivated listeners from the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans to Carnegie Hall. From appearances at the Super Bowl and HBO’s hit show Treme to capturing multiple GRAMMY® Awards, BeauSoleil’s farewell tour One Last Time — Au Revoir! celebrates the most potent and...

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Monday, November 8, 2021 | 7:30

A pair of classical music superstars share the Lied Center stage in Yuja Wang’s return to Lincoln. Violinist Leonidas Kavakos’s playing has been praised by The New York Times for his “balance of pyrotechnics and lyricism,” while Yuja Wang has been called “quite simply the most dazzlingly, uncannily gifted pianist in the concert world today” by the San Francisco Chronicle. Together “they sound like a single...

December 2021
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Tuesday, December 21, 2021 | 7:30 PM

Do you remember the first time you heard the Christmas sounds of Mannheim Steamroller? You can again celebrate the holiday magic of Mannheim Steamroller in 2021 when they bring their annual holiday tour to fans throughout the country, reuniting the #1 Christmas music artist in history with its legion of long-time fans. Experience the music that has become the hallmark...

January 2022
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Thursday, January 13, 2022 | 7:30 PM

Continuing the Lied Center’s partnership with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Music Director Stéphane Denève returns to Lincoln to lead a program highlighted by Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet Suite! GRAMMY® Award-winning violin virtuoso Augustin Hadelich also joins the orchestra to perform Barber’sViolin Concerto for one of this season’s must-see concerts!

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022 | 7:30 PM

Established as a chamber music ensemble of the world-renowned Berlin Philharmonic in 1985, this incredible group returns to Lincoln after making their Lied Center debut in 2018. Their program includes the Strauss Piano Quartet as well as a newly revised edition of Danny Elfman’s Piano Quartet which was co-commissioned by the Lied Center.

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January 27-29, 2022

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 and more, more, more at...

February 2022
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Wednesday, February 9, 2022 | 7:30 PM

One of the most hailed and provocative theatre and television artists of our time, Anna Deavere Smith (The West Wing, Black-ish, Nurse Jackie), leads a new installation of powerful first-person storytelling in her new production: Notes From the Field. Drawn from interviews with more than 250 people living and working within a challenged system, Notes From the Field depicts the personal accounts of...

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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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Tuesday, February 22, 2022 | 7 PM

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.

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February 26, 2022 | 7:30 PM

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 decade performing...

March 2022
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Saturday, March 5, 2022 | 7:30 PM

Praised by The Boston Globe as “An unapologetic showcase of virtuosity,” Stars of American Ballet brings together today’s most remarkable ballet talents. Led by Daniel Ulbricht, “one of the best male ballet dancers in New York,” (Dance Magazine) and featuring a cast of principal and soloist dancers from the New York City Ballet and other renowned companies, this collective makes its Lied Center debut celebrating a...

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March 8-10, 2022

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 the...

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Saturday, March 12, 2022 | 7:30

From appearances at the Hollywood Bowl to their Emmy Award- winning PBS broadcast, The Fab Four have been lauded as the best Beatles tribute ever. After a sold-out Lied performance in 2015, experience The Fab Four’s return to Lincoln with note-for-note performances of “Yesterday,” “Here Comes the Sun,” and “Hey Jude” live in concert.

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March 17-20, 2022

Produced by Angels Theatre Company, this new production is based on a true story. Renowned theologian and pacifist Dietrich Bonhoeffer is drawn into a web of lies and deceit as a double agent in World War II Germany. His efforts to maintain his integrity while fighting against National Socialism create a landscape of secrets, broken promises, fierce love, and dangerous alliances....

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Friday, March 18, 2022 | 7:30 P.M.

The world-renowned ukulele superstars return to the Lied with their toe-tapping music, hilarious banter, and sheer superlative entertainment. With fans ranging from the Queen of England to David Bowie and beyond, they are masters of the unexpected, known for re-imagining folk songs, twisting classical favorites, and uncovering quirky versions of rock covers.

“They extract more than seems humanly possible from...

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March 25-27, 2022

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 streets of...

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March 26, 2022 | 7:30 PM

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.

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Thursday, March 31, 2022 | 7:30 PM

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.

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April 2022
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April 2, 2022 | 3 & 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 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...

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022 | 7:30 PM

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’s music has explored almost every corner of the American musical landscape.

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Saturday, April 16, 2022 | 2 & 7:30 PM

The Church Basement Ladies celebrate their return to the Lied Center with the hit show that started it all. From preparations for a record- breaking Christmas dinner to the funeral of a dear friend, a Hawaiian Easter Fundraiser, and a steaming hot July wedding, the ladies stave off potential disasters, share and debate recipes, instruct the young, and keep the Pastor on...

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | 7:30 PM

Blessed with “poetic and sensitive pianism” (Washington Post) and a “wondrous sense of color” (San Francisco Classical Voice), GRAMMY®- nominated pianist Joyce Yang captivates audiences with her virtuosity, lyricism, and interpretive sensitivity. She first came to international attention in 2005 when she won the silver medal at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

Experience Yang’s first Lied Center performance since her memorable 2008...

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April 27 - May 1, 2022

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 want to leave!”...

May 2022
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May 10 & 11, 2022

“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 us...

June 2022
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Friday, June 17, 2022 | 7:30 PM

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.

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