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January 2022
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Monday, January 24, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.

The Grammy-nominated Aizuri Quartet presents "What's Past is Prologue," a mix of work by women composers spanning 800 years.

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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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February 3-6, 2022

A picture is worth 1,000 words - what about songs? In 35mm, each photo creates a unique song, a moment; a glimmer of life unfolding. This collection of stories told through song reimagines what the modern musical can be.

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Friday, February 4, 2022 | 7:30 PM

A violinist by any other name couldn’t possibly sound as sweet! LSO’s evening of stormy and romantic Russian composers begins with Arensky’s Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky,then LSO concertmaster Anton Miller takes the stage with Glazunov’s charming and ebullient Violin Concerto. After intermission, LSO brings Shakespeare’s tragic romance to life with excerpts from Prokofiev’s ballet, Romeo and Juliet, and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy.

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February 9, 2022 | 4:00 PM

Anna Deavere Smith is a world-renowned playwright, actress, author, journalist, and educator who has been credited with creating a new form of theater. For four decades, Deavere Smith has used theatre and movies to reveal the effects of inequality and discord on American communities.  Among her many credits, Deavere Smith starred in The West Wing and Nurse Jackie, was selected as the Jefferson Lecturer by the National...

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February 9, 2022 | 7:30 PM

Experience this powerful dramatic performance by Anna Deavere Smith, one of today’s TV superstars (Westwing, Black-ish, Nurse Jackie), in a one woman show featuring characters drawn from over 250 interviews that will shock, enlighten and inspire your soul. The School to Prison Pipeline is impacting young people across the nation including here in Nebraska. Hear real life stories performed by an amazing Tony...

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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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Friday, February 18, 2022

Join us for a Night in the EmeraLIED City. The Friends of the Lied are pleased to announce the return of their fundraising gala. Enter the world of enchantment and be wowed by the creativity. The night includes cocktails, a gourmet dinner on stage, dancing to the music of Musivo Live from Kansas City, and more! Support the Lied’s mission...

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Sunday, February 20, 2022 | 7:30 PM

The virtuosity and versatility of the flute will be on full display as LSO’s Principal Flute John Bailey begins the evening with works by Daniel Dorff and Kent Kennan. LSO is also thrilled to showcase its first Composer-in-Residence, Dr. Tyler G. White, with a performance of A Brand-New Summer, originally composed for LSO in 2006. After intermission, the Lincoln Youth Symphony joins LSO for a side-by-side...

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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...

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February 28, 2022 | 7:30 PM

More than three hundred local high school students gather together at Lincoln's Lied Center to perform Abendmusik's 50th Anniversary Season Youth Masterworks Festival.  Singers from Norris High School and Lincoln's East, Southeast, and Southwest High Schools, accompanied by the Lincoln Youth Symphony will perform excerpts from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's dramatic, impassioned Requiem.  Professional soloists Rebecca Lowe, Adrienne Dickson, Ariel Merivil, and Kyle...

March 2022
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Thursday, March 3, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

The Grammy-winning Harlem Quartet is joined by Cuban pianist and film composer, Aldo López-Gavilán. They will play his compositions and the thrilling Schumann Piano Quartet. 

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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 19, 2022 | 7:30pm

Relax and enjoy a night of movie music, performed live by Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra. Your favorite melodies from the big screen come to life as LSO performs music from iconic films. In addition to favorites like E.T., Star Wars, and Indiana Jones, we’ll celebrate classics like The Pink Panther and Lawrence of Arabia, along with a tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein. Dress up as your favorite...

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TICKETS TO THIS EVENT ARE NOT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE LIED CENTER TICKET OFFICE.

March 22, 2022 | 7:00 PM

Activists within the UNL and Lincoln communities come together to discuss racial justice; what they’ve done, what they do, and how to move forward. 

Presented in partnership with the University Honors Program.

 

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Event summaries and full biographical information on each of the speakers is available athttps://enthompson.unl.edu

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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 this 50th anniversary celebration, Pilobolus questions its own “givens,” turns its traditions sideways, and brings its past into the future. As fresh and vibrant as ever, Pilobolus –that feisty arts organism– puts the “Oh!” in ​BIG FIVE OH!​, and continues to morph its way thrillingly into audiences’ hearts and minds.

The celebration includes signature works from vintage classics to...

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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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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April 6, 2022 | 7:00 PM

Walter Echo-Hawk is a Native American attorney, tribal judge, author, activist, and law professor. He represents Indian tribes on important legal issues, such as treaty rights, water rights, religious freedom, prisoner rights, and repatriation rights. His career spans the pivotal years when Indian tribes reclaimed their land, sovereignty, and pride in a stride toward freedom. As a Native American rights...

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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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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 as a medalist during the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

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

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Friday, April 22, 2022 | 7:30pm

In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday in 2020, LSO triumphantly concludes its journey to perform all nine of his symphonies with the monumental Symphony No. 9 (Choral).Joining LSO onstage are the full forces of a choir comprising the Abendmusik Chorus, Doane University Choir, Doane Collegiate Chorale, and Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir. Paired with the Ninth Symphony will be the premiere of Jake Runestad’s newly-orchestrated work, A Silence Haunts...

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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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Sunday, May 8, 2022 | 6:00pm

For the first time in 30 years, treasured operatic soprano Renée Fleming joins Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra in an extraordinary gala concert of iconic repertoire for voice and orchestra. One of the most acclaimed international soloists of her generation, she will first lend her passion and artistry to Richard Strauss’ achingly beautiful Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs). After intermission, Ms. Fleming retakes the stage...

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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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Friday, June 24, 2022 | 7:30PM

From his work on King of Queens to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Parks and Rec to Brooklyn 99, The Goldbergs to Ratatouille, Emmy and Grammy-award winning comedian Patton Oswalt is one of the most recognizable faces and voices in today’s comedy scene. Creator of 8 comedy albums and 9 hugely successful comedy specials including 2020’s “I Love Everything,” Oswalt is known...

July 2022
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Friday, July 8, 2022 | 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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July 22, 2022 | 7:30 PM
Tickets go on sale of December 10 at 11am at liedcenter.org, (402) 472-4747, and at the Lied Center box office. 
There will be a Friends of Lied pre-sale on December 7.

Almost four years after his first foray into unfamiliar concert territory with his highly-acclaimed Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, “Weird Al” Yankovic is pressing his luck again, this time...

September 2022
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September 23, 2022

America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, comes to the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska, to perform his signature stand-up routine on September 23, 2022. This is show was originally schedule to take place on May 8, 2020 and was postponed. Tickets go on back on sale Friday, December 17 at 11am! Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny...

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