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The Lincoln Symphony Orchestra will perform on Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

  Theater-Lincoln

"Anna Bella Eema" — 2 p.m. Sunday, salon reading by Lisa D'Amour, directed by Deanna Walz, free, Unitarian Church, 6300 A St. Angelscompany.org.

“Mame” — 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and May 10-11; also 2 p.m. Sunday and May 12, Lincoln Community Playhouse, 2500 S. 56th St. Lincolnplayhouse.com or 402-489-7529.

"Robber Bridegroom" — 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; also 2 p.m. Sunday, Nebraska Wesleyan Theatre, 5000 St. Paul Ave. Nebrweslyan.edu or 402-465-2384. 

"The Day Room" — 7:30 p.m. May 10-11; also 2 p.m. May 11-12, Omni Arts Nebraska, Johnny Carson Theater, Lied Center for the Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St. Liedcenter.org or 402-472-4747.

Theater-Nearby

"Charley's Aunt" 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, The Stage Theater, 225 Locust St., Hickman. Thestagetheater.com or 402-512-1808.

"Come on, Eileen" or "Charlie and the Barley Beer Factory" — 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and May 9-11, Florence City Hall, 2864 State St., Omaha. Florencetheater.org or 531-600-8634.

“One Man, Two Guvnors” — 7:30 p.m. Friday- Saturday; also 2 p.m. Sunday, Hawks Mainstage Theater, Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St., Omaha. Omahaplayhouse.com or 402-553-0800.

"The Last Ticket Out of Thistleberry Thicket" — 7:30 p.m. May 3-4; also 2 p.m. Sunday, Community Players, 412 Ella St., Beatrice. Beatricecommunityplayers.com or 402-228-1801.

Save the Date

"Leading Ladies: An Evening of Song" — 7 p.m. May 19. One night only, enjoy the leading ladies in a musical event featuring Lisa Taylor, Cris Rook, Megan Smith, Alisa Belflower, Catherine Bobst, Angelia Onuoha, Judy Anderson and Shaun Harner along with accompanist William Maltas, Tada Theatre, 701 P St., 402-438-8232 or showinfo@tadaproductions.info

Other Concerts, Shows, and Events — Lincoln

FRIDAY

First Friday Jazz: Darryl White Combo — 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Featuring Darryl White on trumpet, Hans Sturm, bass and Ron Cooley, guitar, free concert, lunch available for purchase, donations of non-perishable food items are welcome for the food pantry, First Lutheran Church, 1551 S. 70th St. Lrockwell@windstream.net or 402-540-4233. 

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.

SUNDAY

Lincoln Symphony Orchestra — 6 p.m. The first half of the program features the symphonic premiere of Brent Edstrom’s “Prairie Songs: Remembering Antonia,” featuring Scott David Miller, tenor and Anton Miller, violin, composer Brent Edstrom, and conductor Ed Polochick, in an adaptation of Willa Cather’s novel “My Ántonia.” Nebraska audiences will experience Willa Cather in this piece commissioned by the Cather Project, $15-$35 (adults), $5 (kids 17 and under), Lied Center for the Performing Arts, 301 N.12th St. Liedcenter.org or 402-474-4747.

THURSDAY

Dinner and a Show: Ed Love Quartet — 5:30 p.m. Dinner; 6:30 p.m. Show, Enjoy Jazz music from the great American songbook by George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Jerome Kern, also Brazilian tunes from Antonio Carlos Jobin, $10 (dinner and show); $5 (show only), menu includes salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, roll, cheesecake, coffee and tea, reservations due by May 7 at noon, call 402-441-7158.

Mayor's Arts Awards: "An Evening of Celebration in the Star City" — 5:30 p.m. Cash bar; 6:15 p.m. Dinner; 7 p.m. Awards ceremony. Mayor Beutler and the Lincoln Arts Council will pay tribute to the winners, who will receive original art pieces by internationally renowned Nebraska artist Stephen Dinsmore. Pinnacle Bank Arena, reservations due by May 5 at noon, call 402-434-2787 or michele@artscene.org

NEXT FRIDAY

Lincoln Boys Choir: “Melodies Concert” — 7 p.m. Enjoy three choirs sing a variety of light classical, foreign language and folk music. Also featuring choir alumni performing on stage to sing in the finale of “River in Judea.” Tickets: $15 (adults), $12 (students) free (kids 5 and under), free (music majors with valid student ID), tickets at the door or LincolnBoysChoir.org, Rogers Center for Fine Arts, Nebraska Weslyan University, 50th and Huntington streets. Tickets: Lincolnboyschoir.org or 402-499-4446.

Swing Night Fundraiser: Lincoln Southwest High School Jazz Bands — Enjoy an evening of jazz music, 6 p.m. Doors; 6:15 p.m. Dance lessons; 7-10:30 p.m. Dance, $7 (advance), $9 (door), $10 (tables next to the dance floor), Lincoln Southwest High Commons, 7001 S 14th St. Tickets: Mmannin@lps.org. or 402-436-1306. 

Nearby Concerts, Shows, and Events 

April Verch Band: Brownville concert series — 7:30 p.m. May 3-4; 2 p.m. May 5. Enjoy the upright bass, guitar, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, and the delicate voices, energetic footwork of April and her entertaining band, Brownville Concert Hall, 160 Atlantic St., Brownville. Brownvilleconcertseries.com or 402-825-3331.

Nebraska Brass: Concert series — 7:30 p.m. May 3. Featuring harpist Anita Clark Jaynes, in a variety of arrangements including “Adagietto,” from Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, and Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers,” from the Nutcracker.  Also in the program you will hear Paquito D’Rivera’s “Vals Venezolano” and Zequinha de Avreu’s “Tico Tico,”$12 (adults), $10 (seniors), free (students and kids), United Church of Christ, First Congregational, 440 East 12th St., Crete. Nb@artsincorporated.org or 402-477-7899. 

Nebraska Brass: Concert series — 7:30 p.m. May 10. Featuring harpist Anita Clark Jaynes, in a variety of arrangements including “Adagietto,” from Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, and Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers,” from the Nutcracker.  Also in the program you will hear Paquito D’Rivera’s “Vals Venezolano” and Zequinha de Avreu’s “Tico Tico,” $12 (adults), $10 (seniors), free (students and kids), Seward United Methodist Church, 1400 North Fifth St., Seward. Nb@artsincorporated.org or 402-477-7899.     

 

 

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