Voices AMPLIFIED! finale: Omaha’s Forgotten Century
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Omaha Performing Arts Voices AMPLIFIED! finale: Omaha’s Forgotten Century Orpheum Theater Music

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The Voices AMPLIFIED! season finale event is an original 60-minute dramatic musical theater performance created by Broadway actor, choreographer and Omaha native Ray Mercer and brought to life by Omaha community members. It will be framed around oral and written history of Black and Latinx Omaha and will feature New York and Omaha-based musicians, dancers and visual artists with a backdrop created by community members. Fill out the form on the Voices AMPLIFIED! page to receive updates about this event and the Voices AMPLIFIED! series. 

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FREE EVENT 

The Voices AMPLIFIED! season finale event is an original 60-minute dramatic musical theater performance created by Broadway actor, choreographer and Omaha native Ray Mercer and brought to life by Omaha community members. It will be framed around oral and written history of Black and Latinx Omaha and will feature New York and Omaha-based musicians, dancers and visual artists with a backdrop created by community members. Fill out the form on the Voices AMPLIFIED! page to receive updates about this event and the Voices AMPLIFIED! series. 

Creative Team for Omaha’s Forgotten Century 

  • Creative Director and Choreographer Ray Mercer – Broadway actor, dancer and choreographer in his 17th year as a dancer and fight captain in Disney’s The Lion King 

  • Director Kathy Tyree – award-winning Omaha director and performer  

  • Creative consultant Jade Rogers – historian, educator at Metropolitan Community College and UNO and the Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of The House of Afros, Capes, & Curls 

  • Scriptwriter Peggy Jones – Associate Professor, past Interim Chairperson of the Black Studies Department, and Women's and Gender Studies faculty at UNO 

  • Creative consultant Linda Garcia – local artist and co-founder of Mexican American Society of the Midlands 

  • Creative consultant Jose Garcia – local artist and co-founder of Mexican American Society of the Midlands 

  • Designer and visual artist Hugo Zamorano – Omaha artist helping to create the backdrop for the Voices AMPLIFIED! finale 

  • Producer and creative consultant Andy Cassano – O-pa Vice President of Programming and Education 

  • Creative consultant Aaron Gregory – O-pa Community Engagement Specialist, dancer and choreographer 

 

About the Voices AMPLIFIED! Series. 

This multidisciplinary arts and social justice series amplifies artists in diverse cultures. In the 21/22 Season we're amplifying Black and Latinx voices by partnering with local and national touring artists to offer free community events every month through June 2022. Learn more

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Sponsored by:

Humanities

Mutual of Omaha

Sherwood Foundation
 


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