The Tony Award-winning “Jersey Boys” will bring its national touring show to Lincoln for the first time.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8-10 and 2 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St.
Winner of the best musical Tony in 2006, “Jersey Boys” is the true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, about how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time.
They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide — all before they were 30. The show features their hits, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What a Night,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Working My Way Back to You.”
Tickets are $85, $75, $55 and $39. Student tickets are half price. For reservations, go to liedcenter.org or call 402-472-4747.
‘Into the Woods’
TADA Productions begins a three-week run Feb. 8 of Stephen Sondheim’s musical, “Into the Woods.”
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8-10, 15-17 and 22-24 and 2 p.m. Feb. 11, 18 and 25 at TADA Theatre, 701 P St.
Director Robert Rook has reimagined the grandiose musical by covering TADA’s intimate stage with an array of objects the performers will use to tell the story based on several Brothers Grimm fairy tales and characters, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack of beanstalk fame.
Cast members are Neal Stenberg, Krista Lawrence, Stuart Richey, Donna Harler Smith, Nick Ellis, Catherine Bobst, Chloe Schwarting, Cris Rook, Soren Tobey, Sebastian Sorensen and Ben Vandevere.
Tickets are $20. For reservations, go to tadatheatre.info or call 402-438-8232.
‘Peter and the Starcatcher’
Nebraska Wesleyan University Theatre is in the midst of staging the Peter Pan prequel “Peter and the Starcatcher.”
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2-3 and 8-10 and 2 p.m. Feb. 4 and 11 at McDonald Theatre, 51st Street and Huntington Avenue.
In "Starcatcher," a young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious cargo.
At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands.
When the ship is taken over by pirates the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure. The production explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.
Tickets are $10 and $7.50 for seniors and students and available online at theatre.nebrwesleyan.edu or by calling 402-465-2384.