OCP Announces Summer Show

Omaha Community Playhouse Announces Summer Show
Girls Like Us: The Music of Carole King, Carly Simon and Joni Mitchell

June 15 – 25, 2017

Omaha, Neb.— The Omaha Community Playhouse will present Girls Like Us: The Music of Carole King, Carly Simon and Joni Mitchell as its summer show June 15 – 25, 2017 in the Howard Drew Theatre. Girls Like Us is inspired by the book of the same name by Sheila Weller and features performers Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie and Marianne Murphy Orland.  Tickets for Girls Like Us go on sale to the public Tuesday, March 7 at 10 a.m. through the OCP box office.

The trio of performers banded together in 2010 for a humorous look at Broadway and roles they were never destined to play (Miss Cast) and found that not only did their voices blend but so did their senses of humor. Starting with the laughs and the harmonies, the ladies discovered that creating arrangements unique to them was something they all enjoyed. After reading Weller’s book Girls Like Us and discussing how Carly Simon, Carole King and Joni Mitchell had made such a huge impact on them and their artistry, Girls Like Us: The Music of Carole King, Carly Simon and Joni Mitchell was born.

The three women blend their unique performing styles into a delightful evening dedicated to showcasing the music and stories of three singers who dared to break tradition and become what none had been before them – female confessors in song, rock superstars and adventurers of heart and soul. Songs include: “Big Yellow Taxi,” “Natural Woman,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” “You’re So Vain” and more.

Production:      Girls Like Us:The Music of Carole King, Carly Simon and Joni Mitchell

Show dates:     June 15 – 25, 2017; Thursday–Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m.

Tickets:            At the OCP Box Office, by calling (402) 553-0800 or online at www.OmahaPlayhouse.com or www.TicketOmaha.com. Single tickets are $40. Tickets are $32 for current Omaha Community Playhouse subscribers and for groups of 12 or more.

Location:          Omaha Community Playhouse, Howard Drew Theatre (6915 Cass Street Omaha, NE 68132)

Engelbert Humperdinck Returns to Omaha


International Musical Legend to Perform Some of His Classic Hits

Omaha, Neb. – April 7, 2016 – For decades, millions of fans worldwide have celebrated Engelbert Humperdinck’s remarkable voice and talent. Now, this well-known musician returns to the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas Street, on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 7:30p.m. Tickets start at $29, and are available at TicketOmaha.com, 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha Box Office inside the Holland Performing Arts Center.

The four-time Grammy®-nominated star has sold more than 150 million records over a career spanning more than five decades. From romantic ballads to dance music, Humperdinck’s classics include “Release Me,” “After the Lovin’,” “Spanish Eyes,” “The Last Waltz,” “There Goes My Everything” and the unforgettable “Quando, Quando, Quando”, to name just a few.

Sometimes called “Mr. Romance,” Humperdinck picks songs with eternal themes of love and longing, songs that lovers want to hear. His shows are known for the light-hearted stories he tells about his life as a major pop star, including his healthy rivalry with Tom Jones and his lasting friendship with Elvis Presley, who often performed Humperdinck’s songs. Jimi Hendrix and the Carpenters started out as opening acts for Humperdinck.

In 1988, Humperdinck was named the Golden Globe Entertainer of the Year. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and 63 gold and 24 platinum records. His most recent 2015 record, “Runaway Country” features classics such as “Behind Closed Doors,” Desperado” and “We’ve Got Tonight.”

*Ticket Omaha is the official retail ticket outlet for all performances at the Orpheum Theater and the Holland Performing Arts Center. Tickets purchased from other ticket retailers such as secondary ticket agencies or brokers may be more expensive and may not be valid. Due to the nature of live entertainments, all programs, performers, prices, dates and times are subject to change.