Omaha Performing Arts announces 2012-13 season

2012-04-24T10:30:00Z 2012-04-25T15:10:51Z Omaha Performing Arts announces 2012-13 season
April 24, 2012 10:30 am

Omaha Performing Arts 2012-2013 season is packed with well-known arts and entertainment names, including premier dance company The Joffrey Ballet performing "The Rite of Spring" in honor of the work's 100th anniversary.

Iconic comedienne and actress Joan Rivers will appear as will world-renowned jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis, and Broadway enthusiasts will enjoy productions such as "Shrek the Musical" and "Billy Elliot the Musical."

Season tickets for the five Omaha Performing Arts series will go on sale May 8 at

Season ticket packages, each containing three to five performances, start as low as $55 and as low as $152 for Broadway season ticket packages.

Patrons may add season extras and the Broadway special to their season ticket order at a savings of at least 15 percent over the single ticket price.

For more information about Omaha Performing Arts season tickets, visit or call 866-434-8587.

Single tickets for the 2012-2013 Omaha Performing Arts season will go on sale Sept. 7.

Omaha Performing Arts 2012-2013 series include the following, with dates and performances subject to change:

Broadway series (Orpheum Theater)

"Shrek the Musical," Oct. 23-28

"Billy Elliot the Musical," Nov. 27-Dec. 2

"Memphis the Musical," Jan. 15-20

Disney's "The Lion King," March 12-April 7

"The Addams Family," May 14-19

Dance series (Orpheum Theater)

"The Nutcracker," Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Dec. 7

Savion Glover's SoLe Sanctuary, Jan. 31

"Le Sacre du Printemps -- The Rite of Spring 100th Anniversary," The Joffrey Ballet, March 3

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, April 28

Family series

"Clifford The Big Red Dog -- Live!" Oct. 19, Orpheum Theater

World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, April 9, Holland Center

Spencers: Theatre of Illusion, May 10, Orpheum Theater

Jazz series (Holland Center)

Esperanza Spalding, Sept. 28

An Evening with Branford Marsalis, Nov. 9

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, April 12

Showcase series (Holland Center)

Wayne Brady, Oct. 13

The Canadian Tenors, Dec. 20

The Chieftains with Paddy Moloney, Feb. 19

Joan Rivers, March 16

Season extra performances

Ballet Folklórico de México, Oct. 14, Orpheum Theater

The Capitol Steps, Oct. 21, Orpheum Theater

"The Nutcracker," Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Dec. 8-9, Orpheum Theater

Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," Dec. 14-16, Orpheum Theater

"Drumline Live," Feb. 7, Orpheum Theater

"Potted Potter -- The Unauthorized Harry Experience," Feb. 7-10, Holland Center

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, April 19, Holland Center


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