Click here for the full 2011-2012 Omaha Performing Arts Season Omaha Performing Arts has announced its 2011-2012 season, and this year the organization brings their four traditional series — Broadway, Dance, Jazz and Popular — and introduces a new series, Family, to the stage. OPA’s popular Broadway Series is anchored by Jersey Boys and Fiddler on the Roof , and also includes the Blue Man Group and Rock of Ages . The Popular Series will kick off in October with rock and rollers Huey Lewis and the News. Also included in the series is Idina Menzel, known for her starring roles in the television series “Glee” and the Broadway hits Wicked and Rent . In addition, the Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata, an instrumental quartet whose performance titled “The Hills are Alive” features a bold adaptation of the songs in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical, The Sound of Music . New this year is the family series, which provides affordable entertainment for the while family. The series will include high-energy drumming group Yamato Drummers of Japan, Cirque Mechanics with their gold rush-inspired “Boom Town” and world class juggler and comedian Mark Nizer’s 3D Live Show. “This new Family series is the perfect addition to our season,” Joan Squires, president of Omaha Performing Arts said in a press release. “It truly is a series for the whole family.” Returning to the stage to launch the Dance Series is Aspen Sante Fe Ballet’s The Nutcracker , which wowed audiences last year with its modern take on the traditional holiday favorite. Also included in the Dance Series is the internationally renowned American dance company Parsons Dance, contemporary Latino company Luna Negra Dance Theater and dancer-illusionists Momix. Omaha Performing Arts continues their tradition of bringing great jazz artists to the community like American trumpeter and composer Chris Botti, modern jazz pianist Herbie Hancock and acclaimed emerging artist Tierney Sutton with The Tierney Sutton Band. “Whether you prefer legendary artists such as Herbie Hancock, the rock and roll sounds of Huey Lewis and the News or the remarkable new talents like vocalist Meow Meow, Omaha Performing Arts is committed to bringing highest quality artists and performers to Omaha,” Squires said. Omaha Performing Arts season tickets are now on sale through Omaha Performing Arts at omahaperformingarts.org. Season tickets start as low as $52. For more information, contact Ticket Omaha, located inside the Holland Performing Arts Center at 13th and Douglas streets, or by calling 402.345.0606. All programs, performers, process, dates and times are subject to change.


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