The touring production of the Bartlett Sher-directed “The King and I” will stop in Omaha for eight performances, beginning Tuesday.
The Rodgers & Hammerstein musical features a score that includes such Broadway classics as “Getting to Know You,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance,” “I Have Dreamed” and “Something Wonderful.”
Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British school teacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16-18, 8 p.m. Jan. 19-20, 2 p.m. Jan. 20 and 1:30 and 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at Omaha’s Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St.
Tickets start at $35. For reservations, go call 402-345-0606 or go to TicketOmaha.com.
‘Death of the Salesman’
Nebraska Wesleyan opens its spring theater season with Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman.”
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18-20 and 25-27 and 2 p.m. Jan. 21 and 28 in Miller Theatre, NWU’s black box theater at 50th Street and Huntington Avenue.
The play is a montage of memories, dreams, confrontations and arguments, which make up the last 24 hours of Willy Loman’s life. It addresses the loss of identity and a man’s inability to accept change within himself and society. It won the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play.
Admission is $10 for adults and $7.50 for seniors and students. For reservations, go to theatre.nebrwesleyan.edu or call 402-465-2384.
OmniArts Nebraska will present “Temporal Structures,” three dance concerts over four nights, celebrating the beauty of the human form as sculpture in motion, complete with all its strength, power and vulnerability.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18-20 and 2 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Johnny Carson Theater, 11th and Q streets.
Program A features the premiere of OmniArts co-founder Daniel Kubert’s original piece, “Not Quite Yet Detached (flesh)” (Jan. 18 and 20). It chronicles Kubert’s personal journey through recent health issues, with original text written and performed by Kubert and a small company of dancers. It also features live music by Derek Dibbern, Jenn Duerr, Ben Merliss and Emily Bass.
Program B features dance repertory from OmniArts’s past seven years (Jan. 19), and Program C is choreography by collaborators from the Lincoln Contemporary Dance Project including Elizabeth Govaerts and Amanda Broulik (Jan. 21).
All evenings will be presented “in-the-round,” with seating on four sides.
The company of dancers includes Kubert, Govaerts, Alexis Carpenter, Jenni Hansen, Bret Olsen, Maribel Cruz, Lindsey Fisher, Paula Gardner, Dana McNeil, Sarah Smith, Harmony Rea, Trina Kopf and Omni-Arts co-founder Dustin Witte.
Tickets are $16 and $12 for students and seniors and are available at liedcenter.org, 402-472-4747 at the Lied Center box offic. Discounts are available for attending multiple evenings (by telephone or in person only).
10-minute Play Festival
The Lincoln Theatre Alliance will present the first of four 10-Minute Play Festivals at 2 p.m. Sunday in Woods Auditorium, 3800 S. 48th St.
Each quarter during 2018, up to six LTA member theaters will present plays no longer than 10 minutes as an introduction to themselves.
Admission is $10 at the door.