Blue Man Group opens Lied’s season

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2012, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, May 23

The Lied Center for Performing Arts’ 24th season will include 51 performances of 31 shows from a wide range of genres including Broadway, classical music, dance, theater, world music and jazz, comedy, holiday performances, folk music and shows for families.

The 2013-14 season opens Sept. 27-29 with the return of Blue Man Group after its five sold-out Lied performances in 2011. Tony Award-winning musicals “Memphis” (Nov. 12-13), “Hair” (March 15) and “West Side Story” (April 4-5) join with ‘80s rock musical “Rock of Ages” (Feb. 15) to complete next season’s Broadway lineup.

Many of the 2013-14 performances will make their Nebraska debut at the Lied Center, including “I Love Lucy Live On Stage” (March 7-9), based on one of the most beloved program in television history.

Respected as one of the top two orchestras in America, the Cleveland Orchestra also makes its Nebraska debut on Feb. 27, performing a program highlighted by Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. On Jan. 28, Martha Graham Dance Co. will feature Graham’s masterpiece, “Appalachian Spring,” set to music by Aaron Copland.

Additional highlights include Emmy Award-winner Wayne Brady (March 22), who regularly starred on ABC’s “Whose Line Is it Anyway?;” 14-time Grammy Award-winning banjo player Bala Fleck (Feb. 13); and one of the largest touring productions in the world, “Cirque Dreams Holidaze” (Dec. 3-4), featuring amazing acrobatic skills and hundreds of spectacular costumes in a setting of colossal candy canes and 30-foot towering soldiers.

“Many of the finest artists in the world will perform at the Lied Center next season and we cannot wait for audiences to experience these amazing performances,” said Bill Stephan, executive director of the Lied Center.

Season tickets are available and brochures and order forms can be viewed online at or picked up by visiting the Lied Center Ticket Office. A season subscription consists of a ticket purchase of four or more events. The more events ordered, the larger the discount, up to 20 percent off listed prices.

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