Omaha Performing Arts to Honor Service Members During AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

Jan 24, 2018, 15:45 PM by Kelly Bartnick


Omaha Performing Arts will honor families of fallen service members when AN AMERICAN IN PARIS comes to Omaha’s Orpheum Theater February 13-18, 2018.

Gold Star families who have lost a service member in the line of duty will be honored, along with Blue Star families, the nation’s largest chapter-based military family support organization and members of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), which offers support to all military families who have lost a loved one.

Activities include a cast meet-and-greet for Gold Star and TAPS Families and a color guard before the start of the opening night performance Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 7:30 PM and the National Anthem, led by local singers.

Additionally, Omaha Performing Arts will offer all members of the military a special discount for the following performances:

Tuesday, February 13 – 7:30 PM
Wednesday, February 14 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 18 - 7:00 PM

This promotion is valid January 22-31, 2018. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Ticket Omaha* at (402) 345-0606 or inquire in person at the Ticket Omaha Box office inside the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas Street.

The score of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS includes the songs "I Got Rhythm," "Liza," “’S Wonderful," "But Not For Me," "I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise," and orchestral music including "Concerto in F," "Second Prelude," "Second Rhapsody/Cuban Overture" and "An American In Paris."

The production opened to widespread critical acclaim at the Palace Theatre on Broadway in April 2015 after its world premiere at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. The New York production closed in October, 2016 after playing more than 600 performances. A West End production played March 2017-January 2018 at the Dominion Theatre.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS won four 2015 Tony Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Drama League Award for Best Musical, three Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, and two Theatre World Awards. The musical was included on the Year’s Best lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker, the Associated Press, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Masterworks Broadway Original Broadway Cast recording of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS was nominated for the Best Musical Theater Album Grammy Award.

The producing team includes Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan and Roy Furman by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical, Pittsburgh CLO and Théâtre du Châtelet.

All Performance Dates and Times:

Tuesday, February 13 – 7:30 PM
Wednesday, February 14 – 7:30 PM
Thursday, February 15 – 7:30 PM
Friday, February 16 – 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 17 – 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 18 – 1:30 PM & 7:00 PM

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*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 entertainment, all programs, performers, prices, dates and times are subject to change.