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 Theater-Lincoln

“Hair” — 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, also 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Lied Center for the Performing Arts, Johnny Carson Theatre, $17 (youths under 18 and students with ID); $34 (adults), 301 N. 12th St. Liedcenter.org or 402-474-4747 or 402-472-4704.

OLLI presents: “Carol Burnett Classics” — 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $5 (kids and adults), Lincoln Community Playhouse, 2500 S. 56th St. Lincolnplayhouse.com or 402-489-7529.

"My Fair Lady" — 7 p.m. $15, adults; $10, students, Lincoln Southwest High School, Silverhawk Theatre, 7001 S. 14th St. Call 402-436-1335, box office hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Nebraska Weslyan University Liana K. Sandin one-act operas: "Prima Donna" and "Riders to the Sea" — 7:30 p.m. Friday, also 7 p.m. Sunday, tickets available at the door, $10 (adults), $7 (students), O'Donnell Auditorium, 51st and Huntington Ave. 

“Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein” — 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, also 2 p.m. Sunday, TADA Theatre, 701 P St. TADAproductions.info or 402-438-8232.

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” — 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11-13, also 2 p.m. Sunday and 14, 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. April 11-13, also 2 p.m. April 14, $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).

"West Side Story" — 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, also 2 p.m. Sunday; $8 (adults), $7 (students), concessions available, all proceeds go towards Pius X players, St. Pius X Learning and Performing Arts Center Theatre, 6000 A St. Tickets: St. Pius X School Office 402-488-0931.

Dinner and a Show

Hillbilly Hal Cottrell — 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6:30 p.m. show, April 11. Hal performs classic country, bluegass, and acoustic music, mixed with a comedy routine, $10 (dinner and show), $5 (show only). Reservations: 402-441-7158, Cotner Center Condominium.  

Theater-Nearby

“Calendar Girls” — 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11-13, also 2 p.m. Sunday and April 14, Lofte Community Theater, 15841 Manley Road, Manley. Lofte.org or 402-234-2553.

"Southern Comforts" — 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 12-13, also 2 p.m. Sunday and April 14; $18 (adults); $12 (students); Beatrice Community Players, 412 Ella St., Beatrice. Beatricecommunityplayers.com or 402-228-1801.

Other Concerts, Shows, and Events — Lincoln

FRIDAY

Flyover New Music series:" Fanfares and Farewells" — 7:30 p.m. Glenn Korff School of Music, final concert in this series, students perform the music, oversee publicity and all aspects of production of the performance series; $5 (adults), $3 (students and seniors), Kimball Recital Hall, 1113 R St.

SPUMMA: Saint Paul United Methodist Music Arts — 11:30 a.m. lunch $5, in the Paine Parlor; 12:10 p.m. concert featuring the 45-voice SSAA chorus performing sacred choral music, conducted by Dr. Jeffrey Blersch, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 M St., McKinley bells played by Nancy L Schoen; Stpaulumc.org or Dick Morris at 402-261-3104 or crichardmo@gmail.com.

“Swingin, Singin, Springen” — 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Andy Hall, basist and his group The Ripplers will perform, with John Scolfield on drums, Scott Vicroy, tenor sax, and Peter Bouffard, on guitar, First Lutheran Activity Center, 1551 South St.

MONDAY 

Nebraska Women’s Choir Festival — 7 p.m. University Chorale singers, Boots and Cats A Capella ensemble, and High School singers from Lincoln, Omaha and surrounding areas Kimball Recital Hall, 1113 R St. Music.unl.edu. or 402-472-6865.

Saxophone Quartet concert — 7:30 p.m. Free, Westbrook Music Building, 1104 R St. Music.unl.edu or 402-472-6865.

TUESDAY 

Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music: Diederot String Quartet — 7:30 p.m. Performers play on period instruments, featuring Haydn and Beethoven, $25 (adults), $5 (students), Johnny Carson Theater (behind the Lied Center), 301 N. 12th St. Tickets : Liedcenter.org or 402-472-4747.

THURSDAY 

“Stardust” — Contemporary Complexions Ballet company performs to a set of songs celebrating the life of David Bowie, using a mix of ballet and hip hop dance styles, Lied Center for the Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St. Tickets : Liedcenter.org or 402-472-4747.

NEXT FRIDAY 

Lincoln Association for Traditional Arts: 7th Street Loft — 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” — 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. Unltheatretickets.universitytickets.com

Concerts, Shows and Events — Nearby 

Bagels & Sometimes Bach — 11:30 a.m. April 7. 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.

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. 

PlainSong House Concerts: Dana and Susan Robinson, Templeton Acreage, 1500 S. 25th St (Southeast corner of South 25th and Saltillo streets), Roca. Reservations: Plainsongfolk@gmail.com or 402-421-7678.

"One Man, Two Guvnors" — April 12-May 5, times and dates vary, see website, Hawks Mainstage Theater, Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St., Omaha. Omahaplayhouse.com or 402-553-0800.

"Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances" — 7:30 p.m. April 5-6. Program with pianist Markus Groh, performing Rozsa's Madame Bovary Waltz, Brahm's piano concerto no. 1, and Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances, Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St., Omaha. Ticketomaha.com or 402-345-0606. 

Terrace Martin & Friends — Los Angeles musician, producer and rapper puts a fresh spin on funk, jazz and classic music, 1200 club, Scott Recital Hall, Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St., Omaha. Ticketomaha.com or 402-345-0606. 

Velvet Caravan — 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Listen to gypsy, honky-tonk, swing and Latin tunes from all over the world, 1200 club, Scott Recital Hall, Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St., Omaha. Ticketomaha.com or 402-345-0606. 

Auditions

Lucky Stiff — 7 p.m. April 15-16. Players Theatre, you will be asked to sing a song no longer than one minute and read from the script, open to the public. If you are interested in production, costume, lighting sound, make up, painting, or set construction, please fill out a volunteer form on the web site, 412 Ella St. Beatrice. Beatricecommunityplayers.com or 402-228-1801.  

 

 

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