Though now commonplace, acting was condemned in colonial times as "public lying," with offenders being yanked off the streets with novelty-sized shepherd's crooks. Embrace vaudevillainy with today's GrouponLive deal: for $47, you get one set of Level 1 season tickets to Omaha Performing Arts’ Family Series at the Orpheum Theater (a $95 value). The package includes admission to the following performances:
- Yamato Drummers of Japan on Sunday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m.
- Cirque Mechanics Boom Town on Friday, December 2, at 7:30 p.m.
- Expect the Impossible with Mark Nizer’s 3D Live Show on Sunday, February 12, at 7:30 p.m.
Omaha Performing Arts enriches audiences through the presentation of local, national, and international performances varying from dance-based productions to drumbeat-driven entertainment. Season tickets to the 2011–2012 Family Series provide stunning views of three drastically different shows. During the Yamato Drummers of Japan, 17 highly trained beat keepers pound on traditional Wadaiko drums, which creates a pulsating sound similar to machine gun’s heartbeat. On December 2, Cirque Mechanics Boom Town instills childlike wonder in onlookers with a modern twist on the circus that incorporates unique mechanical apparatus. Through original comedy, juggling, and technology enhanced by 3-D glasses, Expect the Impossible with Mark Nizer’s 3D Live Show enthralls theatergoers with stunts including spitting ping-pong balls 20 feet in the air and completing the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle in ink.
Omaha Performing Arts hosts the evening’s revelry on the historic Orpheum stage, surrounded by ornate architecture and elaborate chandeliers that create a vivid backdrop for innovative performances. Recent renovations have restored the theater to its original grandeur and improved the acoustics and views to a level that rivals the splash-zone seats at SeaWorld.