August 17, 2017

10 Shows To See This Fall In Omaha

Anyone else think of theater when autumn rolls around? Sure, fall also means football, bonfires, and pumpkin patches, but September through November is prime time to see live shows in Omaha. We’re lucky – we have a ton of Omaha theater options, including many family-friendly ones.

Read my tips on raising a theater-goer, including judging age-appropriateness, show length, and where to go for your child’s first show!

Here are some shows I’m looking forward to that should also be on your radar. Most you can take kids to, and a few I’d recommend planning a date night.

Keep reading until the end – I’m giving away tickets to a few of the really good ones!

 

“Mamma Mia!”

When: Sept. 15 through Oct. 15

Where: Omaha Community Playhouse

Ages: Parents, use your judgement on this one. My friends at OCP recommended ages 10 and older. If you ask me, it’s great for teens.

Tickets: Adult tickets start at $32 (Wednesdays) and start at $42 (Thursdays – Sundays) and student tickets start at $20 (Wednesdays) and start at $25 (Thursdays – Sundays). Ticket prices are subject to change based on performance date, seat location and ticket demand. Buy tickets early to get the best seats at the best prices. Call the OCP box office at (402) 553-0800 for current prices.

Discounts: Whatta Deal Wednesday ($10 tickets on the first Wednesday of the run (Sept. 20 only) available in person at the OCP box office starting at 4 p.m. on the day of the show; Twilight Tickets (half-price tickets when purchased in person at the OCP box office after noon on the day of the show); Lucky 7 Tickets ($7 tickets for students for opening weekend performances only (Sept. 15-17 only, good in person at the OCP box office or by phone at 402-553-0800)

 

“Madagascar: A Musical Adventure”

When: Oct. 6-22

Where: The Rose

Ages: Ages 5+. This is as kid-friendly as it gets.

Tickets: $20 through the theater

Discounts: Find discount vouchers at HyVee food stores’ customer service desks.

 

“B – The Underwater Bubble Show”

When: Oct. 7

Where: Orpheum Theater

Ages: All ages. This looks pretty spectacular and entertaining even for adults.

Tickets: Tickets start at $15 through Ticket Omaha

 

“Disney On Ice presents Dream Big”

When: Oct. 12-15

Where: CenturyLink Center

Ages: All ages, but probably most appealing to the preschool and early grade school crowd.

Tickets: $10-$85 at Ticket Master

 

Ballet Nebraska’s “Momentum: Fosse Style!”

When: Oct. 20 and Oct. 22

Where: Joslyn Art Museum (Oct. 20) and Arts Center at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa (Oct. 22)

Ages: Ages 5+. There is a huge variety of dances presented, and most are pretty short performances, which is great for short attention spans.

Tickets: $22-$78 through Ticket Omaha 

 

Omaha Symphony’s Symphony Spooktacular Superheroes!

When: Oct. 22 (note there’s trick or treating afterward)

Where: Holland Performing Arts Center

Ages: All ages. I’ve taken my kids when they were toddlers and now that they’re grade school age, they appreciate it even more.The setting is casual, the music is familiar, and there are costumes every where. Super kid-friendly.

Tickets: $12 through Ticket Omaha

Tip: Read my review of a previous Symphony Spooktacular so you know what to expect – like how early you should arrive to enjoy pre-show activities!

 

“Van Gogh and Me”

When: Nov. 3-12

Where: The Rose

Ages: This one’s great for middle schoolers and high school students.

Tickets: $20 through the theater

Discounts: Find discount vouchers at HyVee food stores’ customer service desks.

 

Omaha Performing Arts presents “Disney’s The Little Mermaid

When: Nov. 7-12

Where: Orpheum Theater

Ages: Early grade school and older. Being a Broadway production, gauge how well your child can sit through a lengthy production (a good bet is that it will be at least two and a half hours long). 

Tickets: $35-$125 through Ticket Omaha

 

“PJ Masks Live: Time To Be A Hero”

When: Nov. 20

Where: Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St., Ralston, Neb.

Ages: All ages, but probably most appealing to the preschool and early grade school crowd.

Tickets: $25-$99 through the arena

 

“The 39 Steps”

When: Nov. 24 through Dec. 17

Where: Blue Barn Theater

Ages: Parents, use your judgement on this one. It’s probably best for teens and adults. I saw it the last time Blue Barn performed it and it was a lot of fun, but not something I’d take my kids to.

Tickets: $30 for general admission, $25 for students through the theater

 

Post-show treats: You’ve picked the show you want to attend, now start planning where you’ll go for treats afterward. Here’s a list of my favorite places to go for post-theater treats like ice cream and pastries.

 

Learn more about these venues and presenters at:

Ballet Nebraska

Blue Barn Theatre

CenturyLink Center

Omaha Community Playhouse

Omaha Performing Arts

Omaha Symphony

Ralston Arena

The Rose

 

Giveaway!

Want to go to one of these shows with your family? Three families are going to win tickets to a show! Use the Rafflecopter entry form for your chance to win a four-pack of tickets to one of the following awesome fall shows: Four (4) tickets to Omaha Symphony’s Symphony Spooktacular Superheroes!; four (4) tickets to winner’s choice of a show at The Rose, either “Madagascar: A Musical Adventure” or “Van Gogh and Me”; or four (4) tickets to Ballet Nebraska’s “Momentum: Fosse Style!” Giveaway ends Sunday, Sept. 3, at 11:59 p.m. Three winners will be randomly chosen within 48 hours of the end of the giveaway, and will be contacted via email to claim their prize. Winners have 48 hours to respond to the email before another winner is chosen. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Sorry, no exchanges on the prize awarded to each winner.

 

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Comments

  1. The Madagascar show sounds like something my daughters would love!

  2. I think my kids would love the superhero show! My boys love superheroes and my daughter’s birthday is Halloween so it seems perfect.

  3. Madagascar would be great!

  4. I would love to take my 5yo to Madagascar!

  5. All of these look great! My kids would love any of these especially Madagascar and the spooktacular one!

  6. Lindsay H says:

    I think we would most enjoy the spooky symphony!

  7. Would love to see Madagascar with the family!

  8. Anything at the Rose would be great! Especially Madagascar!

  9. OMG my son would love Madagascar!

  10. Omaha Symphony’s Symphony Spooktacular Superheroes would be a perfect first show for my 6 year old, Henry!

  11. Kristen Denny says:

    Spooktacular some nds like fun!

  12. Great recommendations and thanks for the chance to win!

  13. What a great lineup!

  14. Would love to take my nieces to Madagascar

  15. Would be great to support Ballet Nebraska

  16. It would be great to see: Symphony Spooktacular

  17. I’d love to go to the Spooktacular Superheroes! I bet it’s good for all ages.

  18. So many great shows to see.

  19. Lavin Haberling says:

    We’ve never been to the Rose. My kids would love Madagascar!!

  20. Would love to see Madagascar or the Spooktacular Superheroes!

  21. Kelley Larsen says:

    My son would love the spooktacular superheroes

  22. Jenny Hansen says:

    We love going to live shows so any would be awesome but my favorite would be Madagascar!!!

  23. Anita Willard says:

    Any would be an awesome experience.

  24. Thank you for always letting us know all things that are going on in Omaha!

  25. These would be so fun

  26. They all sound fun! I would love to see the Madagascar musical and my youngest wants to see pj mask live.

  27. These all look fantastic! My kids would love the Madagascar show!

  28. These all sound amazing!

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