Contrary to popular belief, all the world is not a stage—sometimes people just say things to get attention. See an actual stage with this GrouponLive deal from Omaha Performing Arts. For $52, you get one ticket package to the 2012–13 Family Series (up to a $106 value, including all fees). The package includes:
- One ticket for level-1 seating to see Clifford the Big Red Dog Live! at the Orpheum Theater on Friday, October 19, at 7 p.m.
- One ticket for level-1 seating to see the World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater at the Holland Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m.
- One ticket for level-1 seating to see Spencers: Theatre of Illusion at the Orpheum Theater on Friday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m.
Framed by the opulence of the Orpheum Theater and the clean, modern lines of the Holland Performing Arts Center, Omaha Performing Arts presents families with a lineup of dazzling spectacles and sing-along fun. In October, Clifford the Big Red Dog Live! brings the beloved picture-book icon to the stage, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original book's publication. The eponymous pooch joins his owner, Emily Elizabeth, to embark on musical adventures with beloved companions including Cleo, T-Bone, and a dawning awareness of how weird it is that music strikes up every time a song comes into their heads.
When he first arrived in Las Vegas, Russian-trained juggler and clown Gregory Popovich incorporated his pet cat Snowbird into his act by chance, to overwhelming audience response. Inspired to expand the act, Popovich headed to a local shelter where he was appalled at the number of abandoned pets. Determined to save as many as he could care for, he began adopting cats and re-acclimating them to human companionship before slowly integrating them into the show. Now the head of a traveling pack of cats, dogs, and human performers, Popovich presents shows full of juggling, pratfalls, and aww-inducing four-legged routines.
According to their website, husband-and-wife magicians Kevin and Cindy Spencer—stars of Theatre of Illusion—strive to create a show that blends the "theatrical elements of a Broadway-style production with the high-energy of a rock concert." Propelled by stunning disappearances and daring escapes, the show won the 2009 Merlin Award, presented by the International Magicians Society and previously won by such luminaries as David Copperfield, Siegfried & Roy, and the uncle who invented the detachable-thumb trick.
Omaha Performing Arts
Omaha Performing Arts brings world-class entertainment to its two distinct but complementary venues. Built in 1927 as a vaudeville palace, the fully remodeled Orpheum Theater evokes the gilded concert halls of Europe with magnificent chandeliers; gracefully vaulted ceilings; and intricate, decorative metalwork. The newly built Holland Performing Arts Center surrounds the action with modernist elegance, featuring clean, geometric lines and a lobby with floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The main Peter Kiewit Concert Hall's gently curving shoebox design ensures clear sightlines and comfortable feet, and organically placed wooden panels sharpen the acoustics and bestow the space with a warm glow.