An American in Paris

The ensemble performs a musical number from "An American in Paris," a touring show onstage at the Orpheum Theater in Omaha.

Matthew Murphy

"An American in Paris," the most-awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will play Omaha’s Orpheum Theater Feb. 13-18.

Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, "An American in Paris" is the romantic story about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.

Directed and choreographed by 2015 Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon, the show features music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, and a book by Craig Lucas. The score features songs "I Got Rhythm," "Liza," “’S Wonderful," "But Not For Me," "I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise," and orchestral music, including "Concerto in F," "Second Prelude," "Second Rhapsody/Cuban Overture" and "An American In Paris."

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13-15, 8 p.m. Feb. 16, 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 17 and 1:30 and 7 p.m. Feb. 18. Tickets, starting at $35, are available at or by phone at 402-345-0606.

NWU Theatre presents 'Well'

Nebraska Wesleyan University Theatre will stage Lisa Kron’s “Well” at &:30 p.m. Feb. 15-17 and 22-24 at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 18 and 25 in Miller Theatre, 51st Street and Huntington Avenue.

The show follows Lisa (a playwright and lead character) who steps onstage to conjure Ann, her sickly yet forceful mother. The play was performed Off-Broadway and on Broadway and was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7.50 for seniors and children. For reservations, go to or call 402-465-2384.

TADA announces 10th season

TADA Productions plans to perform seven productions for its 10th anniversary season, beginning in August with the musical revue "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change."

Other shows include an encore run of "Evil Dead: The Musical" (October); "Catherland: The Musical" (December), from local artists Becky Boesen and David von Kampen; the Lincoln premiere of "Chess" (February 2019), a musical from ABBA's Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice; "Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein" (April 2019); "Rent" (June 2019) and "Pump Boys and Dinettes" (August 2019).

TADA (The Arts Deserve Attention) doesn't sell season tickets. Tickets for each show will become available at a later date. For more information, go to

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