“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” — 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, also 2 p.m. Sunday, Nebraska Weslyan Theatre; $10 (adults), $7.50 (seniors and students); tickets: Nebrweslyan.edu/theatre-tickets or 402-465-2384.
Theatrix: “This is War” — 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, also 2 p.m. Sunday, $7, Lab Theatre, 215 Temple Building, 12th and R streets. Unltheatrtickets.com or at the door, one hour prior to performance, third floor lobby (cash only; seats subject to availability).
“Calendar Girls” — 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, also 2 p.m. Sunday, Lofte Community Theater, 15841 Manley Road, Manley. Lofte.org or 402-234-2553.
"Southern Comforts" — 7:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday, also 2 p.m. Sunday; $18 (adults); $12 (students); Beatrice Community Players, 412 Ella St., Beatrice. Beatricecommunityplayers.com or 402-228-1801.
“One Man Two Guvnors” — 7:30 p.m. April Friday and Saturday, April 17-19, April 2-27, and May 1-4, ; also 2 p.m. April 14, April 20, April 28, and May 5, Hawks Mainstage Theater, Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St., Omaha. Omahaplayhouse.com or 402-553-0800.
Other Concerts, Shows, and Events — Lincoln
Lincoln Association for Traditional Arts: 7th Street Loft — 7:30 p.m. Diana Jones, guitarist, singer-songwriter, $20 (non-members), $16 (members), $10 (students), $1 (kids 12 and under), Lafta.net or 402-580-8656.
The Musical “Violet”: opening night — 7:30 p.m. Winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, when it premiered Off-Broadway in 1997, the musical was revived on Broadway in 2014, spirited score by Tony-winning composer Jeanine Tesori, free, open to public, Westbrook Music Building, 1104 R St., Room 130. Unltheatretickets.universitytickets.com.
Chamber Singers and All-Collegiate Choir: “Reimagined Song” — 7:30 p.m. Featuring art songs of “Te Deum,” by Dan Forrest, “Five Songs of Laurence Hope,” by Harry T. Burleigh, “Sure on this shining night,” by Samuel Barber, two songs by Ernest and Chausson, and the set will end with “Erlkonig,” by Franz Schubert, $5 (adults), $3 (students and seniors), Kimball Recital Hall, 1113 R St. Unl.music.edu or 402-472-6865.
Lincoln Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven 4 & 7 — 7:30 p.m. Experience the powerful 4th symphony, and the bold and cinematic 7th symphony, Director Ed Polochick, $15-$35 (adults), $5 (kids 17 and under), Lied Center for the Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St. Lincolnsymphony.com or 402-476-2211.
Lincoln Music Teachers Association: Spring Recital — 2-4 p.m. Recital will include students of all ages and abilities, showcasing their talents, free, Calvary Lutheran Church, 2788 Franklin St. Lmta.info/calendar.
"A German Requiem" by Johannes Brahms — 4-6 p.m. Featuring Doane University Choir, Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir, Abendmusik Chorus, Abendmusik Festival Orchestra; Sapphire Munford, soprano; Samuel Kidd, baritone; Tom Trenney, conductor, $20 (adults), $15 (seniors), $10 (students), First Plymouth Church, 2000 D St. Abendmusik.org or 402-476-9933.
The Musical “Violet”: second night — 7:30 p.m. Winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award, Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, when it premiered Off-Broadway in 1997, and then revived on Broadway in 2014, spirited score by Tony-winning composer Jeanine Tesori, free, open to public, Westbrook Music Building, 1104 R St., Room 130. Unltheatretickets.universitytickets.com.
Big Red Singers and Vocal Jazz Ensemble performance — 7:30 p.m. Enjoy this season’s fan-favorites, such as “Peroxide Swing,” choreographed by April James, “Fallen Star,” choregraphed by Braxton Carr, and “Heartlines,” choregraphed by Lexi Robson, also debuting one new piece, choreographed by Braxton Carr and Matt Watson, entitled “Loose,” made popular by recording artist Allen Stone. $5 (adults), $3 (students and seniors), Kimball Recital Hall, 1113 R St. Unl.music.edu or 402-472-6865.
UNL and Lincoln Public Schools String Project Performance — 7 p.m. Performances by students from a joint effort between Glen Korff School of music and the LPS after school training program for kids, free, Kimball Recital Hall, 1113 R St. Music.unl.edu or 402-472-6865.
Percussion Ensemble Performance — 7:30 p.m. Performing “The Cloud Folk,” by John Psathas, who are imaginary visitors to earth, invisibly parked in our upper atmosphere, observing 21st century human behavior, directed by Dave Hall, $5 (adults), $3 (students and seniors), Kimball Recital Hall, 1113 R St. Unl.music.edu or 402-472-6865.
Chamberfest — 7:30 p.m. Spring concert highlighting the work of student chamber music groups at UNL’s Glenn Korff School of Music, coached by UNL’s esteemed performance faculty, performing the works of 12 composers, free, Kimball Recital Hall, 1113 R St. Unl.music.edu or 402-472-6865.
Symphonic Band Performance “Pan American Celebrations” — 7:30 p.m. Join the Symphonic Band conducted by Tony Falcone and Douglas W. Bush for the season-ending program. Music from Central and Latin America will be featured, including works by Paul Basler and H. Owen Reed, $5 (adults), $3 (students and seniors), Kimball Recital Hall, 1113 R St. Unl.music.edu or 402-472-6865.
Honors Chamberfest — 7:30 p.m. Spring Honors concert highlighting the work of student chamber music groups at UNL’s Glenn Korff School of Music, coached by UNL’s esteemed performance faculty, performing the works of 12 composers, free, Kimball Recital Hall, 1113 R St. Unl.music.edu or 402-472-6865.
Concerts, Shows and Events — Nearby
Alan Jackson concert — 7:30 p.m. Saturday. CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St., Omaha. Ticketmaster.com.
Fraternal Order of Police present "A Tribute to Frank Sinatra": music of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra — 6 p.m. (doors), 7 p.m. (dancing), April 19. Featuring Sebastian Anzaldo singing Sinatra, Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St., Omaha. Tickets: Fopbenefit.com or 402-933-7652.
Bagels & Sometimes Bach — 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Free music series, 100 seats available, enjoy world-class music and refreshments alongside stunning artwork by Nebraska and regional artists, 1516 Gallery, 1516 Leavenworth St., Omaha. Gallery1516.org or 402-305-1510.
"Faust" — 7:30 p.m. April 12; 2 p.m. Sunday. Opera performing the story of how Faust makes a deal with the devil for an ill-fated chance at youth, vitality and love, music by Charles Gounod, Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, from Carré’s play "Faust et Marguerite," Opera Omaha, Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Ticketomaha.com or 402-345-0606.
John Mellencamp concert — 8 p.m. April 15. Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St., Omaha. Ticketomaha.com or 402-345-0606.
Nebraska Brass: “No Business Like Show Business” — 7:30 p.m. April 12. Performing a tribute to the legends from opera, musical theater, and the circus, $15 (adults); seniors ($12); kids and students (free), Peace Presbyterian Church, 333 S. 204th St., Elkorn. 402-289-1104.