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March/April 2020 Stage Performances

Mar 02, 2020 04:32PM ● By Tara Spencer
Event times and details may change. Check with venue or event organizer to confirm. 


Stage Performances

The Little Engine That Could Through March 8 at Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. The timeless tale of believing in yourself comes to the stage in a show for all ages. Tickets: $12 non-members, $10 members. Times vary. 402.345.4849. —rosetheater.org

Once March 1-22 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. An Irish musician falls in love with a Czech immigrant. Based on the Oscar-winning film. Times vary. Tickets: $24-$42. 402.553.0800. —omahaplayhouse.com

Untamed March 3 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Filipe DeAndrade is the star of the National Geographic series “Untamed” and will show some of his work and speak about how animals saved and changed his life. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12-$28. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

National Geographic's Untamed With Filipe DeAndrade

The Potted Potter Through March 8 at Scott Recital Hall, 1200 Douglas St. Potted Potter condenses all seven Harry Potter books into a funny 70-minute show for all ages. Times vary. Tickets: $45-$70. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

two actors onstage, The Potted Potter

Dancing With The Stars March 11 at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St. Fans of the TV show will be able to see the dancers off-screen and in person during this night of performances. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $47-$155. 402.934.6291. —ralstonarena.com

The Illusionists March 11 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. The Illusionists bring unique acts, talents, and tricks to the stage for a one-of-a-kind performance. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $29-$59. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

One Night of Queen March 13 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Gary Mullen & The Works have performed around the world and pay tribute to Queen with an energetic re-imagining of the famous rock band. Tickets: $24.50-$55. 8 p.m. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

performer as Freddie Mercury onstage

The Diary of Anne Frank Through March 15 at Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. A live stage performance of the story of Anne Frank. Tickets: $20 non-members, $12 members. Times vary. 402.345.4849. —rosetheater.org

Native Gardens Through March 15 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. A minor disagreement about property lines escalates into a much bigger battle between two neighbors. Tickets: $18 students, $36-$44 adults. Times vary. 402.553.0800. —omahaplayhouse.com

Dear Evan Hansen March 17-March 22 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. This winner of six Tony Awards is the story of a high school student who finds a chance to fit in, in the middle of a tragedy. Tickets: $40-$145. Times vary. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Dear Evan Hansen 2018, cast onstage

Gary Gulman: Peace of Mind Tour March 20 at the Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St.  This two-time Last Comic Standing finalist is guaranteed to entertain audiences with his comedic performances, which notably focus on absurd observations about everyday occurrences. 8 p.m. Tickets: $30. 402.884.5353. —waitingroomlounge.com

ONE Festival 2020 March 20-April 5 at various locations. Opera Omaha’s 2020 festival focuses on celebrating bold risks in storytelling. Throughout two weeks, events and performances will be held at locations like the Orpheum Theater, Film Streams, and more. Admission: $125 for festival pass, tickets for individual events available. Times vary. 402.346.7372. —operaomaha.org

MTHR/WMN March 20, 21, 28, 29 & April 2 at The Union for Contemporary Art, 2423 N. 24th St. Blending opera, art, and theater, MTHR/WMN celebrates the power that comes from being a woman and a mother at this point in history. Times vary. Tickets: $25. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Jeanne Robertson: The Rocking Humor Tour March 22 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. 75-year-old Jeanne Robertson charms audiences with stories of her life. Tickets: $20-$42.50. 6 p.m. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Jeanne Roberston

Cover Motets March 24 at Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Concert Hall, 2200 Dodge St. This performance mixes traditional motets with the idea of cover songs. Tickets: $35. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

St. John the Baptist March 25, 27, 29 & April 4, 5 at MIDCO Glass Building, 1141 N. 11th St. This retelling of the biblical story of St. John the Baptist, King Herod and Salome explores power tensions between men and women. Times vary. Tickets: $60. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Hairspray, the Musical March 25-29 at South Magnet High School, 4519 S. 24th St. A collaboration between Creighton’s musical theater department and South High Magnet School’s performing arts department, this bold musical is about one girl’s inspiring dream to dance. Tickets: $18. Times vary. 402.280.1448. —creighton.edu/ccas/fineandperformingarts

CINEsound March 26, 28, 29 & April 4 at Film Streams, 1340 Mike Fahey St. This event features short films accompanied by live music in an exploration of the impact that music has on film. Times vary. Tickets: $30. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Marjorie Prime Through April 12 at BlueBarn Theater, 1106 S. 10th St. Senior Serenity resident Marjorie is worried that her memory may be fading. “Primes” are the latest devices used for helping people with their fading memories and loss of companionship. When Marjorie is gifted a holograph of her husband in his 30s, new levels of complexity are revealed, leading to questions about the limits of technology and the nature of memory. Tickets: $35 general admission, $30 seniors (age 65+), military members, or educators. 402.345.1576. —bluebarn.org

Jeff Dunham: Seriously!? April 2 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. Jeff Dunham and his band of misfit puppets will perform their unique brand of comedy. 7 p.m. Tickets: $47.50-$63. 402.341.1500. —chihealthcenteromaha.com

The Capulets and Montagues April 3 & 5 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece is a rarity: a successful opera based on the heartbreaking story of love and loss that is Romeo and Juliet. Tickets: $19-$99. 402.661.8501. —ticketomaha.com

Peppa Pig Live! April 7 at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St. This action-packed live show featuring beloved characters as life-size puppets and costumed characters. 6 p.m. Tickets: $33.50-$63.50. 402.934.9966. —ralstonarena.com

The Lion King April 15 through May 10 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. The award-winning Broadway hit returns to Omaha, bringing the Serengeti to life onstage. Experience the visual artistry as the adventure unfolds against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. Times vary. Tickets: $40-$160. 402.661.8501. —ticketomaha.com

The Lion King dancers onstage

Peter and the Starcatcher April 15-18, 22-25 at University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1 University Drive. A thrilling adventure ensues for orphaned Peter and his mates. Times vary. Tickets: $6. 402.554-3857. —unomaha.edu

Bright Star April 17-May 10 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Nominated for five Tony Awards, written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, and inspired by real events, Bright Star is a story of enduring hope. Young teenager Alice Murphy is devastated when her infant son is ripped away. Twenty years later, a young man enters her life and ushers in an unexpected glimmer of hope. Times vary. Tickets: $24-$50. —omahaplayhouse.com

Spring Dance Production 2020 April 22-26 at Lied Education Center for the Arts, 2500 California Plaza.  The dance program at Creighton strives to offer dance students the opportunity to develop their skills in professional venues. Their Spring Showcase will feature guests, faculty, and student choreographers. Times vary. Tickets: $18. 402.280.1448. —creighton.edu/ccas/fineandperformingarts

Corduroy April 24 through May 10 at Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. Corduroy the teddy bear’s mission to find his missing button leads to the friendship of a lifetime. Along with exciting and lively scenes of mischief, this story teaches the importance of empathy and unconditional love. Times vary. Tickets: $25. 402.345.4849. —rosetheater.org

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This calendar was printed in the March/April 2020 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe