DEAR FRIENDS, It is our pleasure to announce the 2012-2013 Lied Center Season of performing arts.You will find a wide variety of programs providing great entertainment and artistic inspiration. Through the continuing generosity of our sponsors, the Lied Center has enriched the lives of the people of Nebraska by presenting the greatest artists in the world for over 20 years. This year’s season features everything from one of the biggest rock & roll icons of all time to America’s premier ballet company. As a season subscriber, you can enjoy tickets to every show you wish. Do not delay making your choices; our most popular programs often sell out with season tickets each year. By ordering season tickets, you will also enjoy great savings, the best available seating locations and avoid waiting in ticket lines. If you find yourself unable to attend a show you purchased in advance, we will exchange your tickets at no charge for another performance of equal value in the season.
Beyond the stage, the Lied Center transforms the lives of thousands of young people each year with interactive arts education programs. Please consider joining the Friends of Lied with a tax-deductible contribution to assist us in sustaining these artistic programs and maintaining Nebraska’s “Home for the Arts.” We invite you to join us for a wide variety of music, theater and dance at the Lied this season. See you at the theater! Bill Stephan Executive Director
Ann Chang Artistic Director
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CLASSICAL Emanuel Ax, Piano
DRUMLINE LIVE 22
Vienna Boys Choir
Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan 23
BBC Concert Orchestra with Keith Lockhart
Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT
The Hutchins Consort
Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons
WORLD & JAZZ Jackie Allen Jazz Quintet
Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis
Susan Werner with Special Guest Trina Hamlin
Ballet Folklórico de México
Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas
Repertory Dance Theatre: TIME CAPSULE: A Century of Dance
L.A. Theatre Works: Pride & Prejudice
Compagnie de Danse: Jean-René Delsoin
Angels Theatre Company: What the Wind Taught Me
The Joffrey Ballet
C.S. Lewis: The Screwtape Letters
The Russian National Ballet Theatre: Sleeping Beauty 39
JuggleMania with Shoehorn
John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean
The Capitol Steps
Whose Live Anyway?
The Spencers Theatre of Illusion
Concert Atmosphere See page 44
Friends of Lied Event of Note See page 51
Pre-Performance Dinner See page 52
THANKS TO OUR SEASON SPONSORS!
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FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS Oh, What a Night! FRIDAY
Sept. 21 | 7:30 pm
Adults – $78 / $72 / $56 Students – $39 / $36 / $28
Oh, what a night! Legendary icon Frankie Valli performs his unforgettable hits including “Sherry,” “My Eyes Adored You,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.” Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear one of the most enduring pop idols of all time, who has produced 19 top-ten hits and sold over 100 million records worldwide. It’s just too good to be true!
PATRON FRIEND SPONSOR: Carol & Roger Lewis SPONSORED BY:
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EMANUEL AX, PIANO The world’s premier pianist. SUNDAY
Sept. 23 | 7:00 pm Adults – $45 Students – $22.50
GRAMMY® Award-winning pianist Emanuel Ax performs a program of Beethoven and Schubert in his Lied Center debut! One of the world’s most virtuosic pianists, Ax’s performances have been called “poetic and full of illuminating touches” by The New York Times. Mr. Ax is a regular soloist with the most distinguished symphony orchestras in the world, ranging from the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics to the Berlin and London Philharmonics. His talents are captured on many recordings including frequent collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma and the late Isaac Stern.
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GAELIC STORM High-energy, foot-stomping, feel-good Celtic music. WEDNESDAY
Oct. 3 | 7:30 pm
Adults – $29 / $22 Students – $14.50 / $11
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Over a decade ago, Gaelic Storm’s fame broke out with their appearance in the blockbuster film Titanic. A onetime Celtic pub band, they are now a title champion in the Celtic/world music genre. Their compelling original songs and fresh arrangements are steeped in traditional melody and broaden the horizons of Celtic rock music.
THE CAPITOL STEPS Laugh out loud this election season. FRIDAY
Oct. 12 | 7:30 pm Adults – $40 / $35 Students – $20 / $17.50
The Capitol Steps plan to bring down the House . . . and Senate with their unique blend of music and political comedy. Known for their hilarious musical skits of Capitol Hill personalities and current events, The Capitol Steps will make you laugh out loud this election season. Not for the faint of heart or those considering a run for office.
PATRON FRIEND SPONSORS: Chuck & Karen Harris Two Lied Lovers SPONSORED BY:
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BALLET FOLKLÓRICO DE MÉXICO The most celebrated dance company in Mexico. SATURDAY
Oct. 13 | 7:30 pm Adults – $35 / $30 / $19 Students – $17.50 / $15 / $9.50 SPONSORED BY:
With their zest for rich Mexican tradition and folklore, Ballet Folklórico de México shares the beauty of the universe in motion through dances from the pre-Colombian era, the Hispanic Viceroy period and the popular period of the Revolutionary years. Direct from Mexico, this major cultural production features over 40 dancers and musicians.
“Passionate . . . impeccable . . . an unequaled point of entry to the riches of a fabulous culture!” –LOS ANGELES TIMES
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CHICAGO “The best musical in town.” –THE NEW YORK TIMES FRIDAY
Oct. 19 | 7:30 pm SATURDAY
Oct. 20 | 2:00 & 7:30 pm SUNDAY
Oct. 21 | 2:00 pm Adults – $59 / $52 / $49 Students – $29.50 / $26 / $24.50 Experience CHICAGO, Broadway’s razzledazzle smash production at the Lied. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards® and features knockout dancing and an edge-of-your-seat story about sin, corruption and all that jazz! WARNING: Includes adult themes and language. SPONSORED BY:
Join us for a pre-show dinner, hosted by Friends of Lied! See page 52 for more details.
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REPERTORY DANCE THEATRE:
TIME CAPSULE: A CENTURY OF DANCE
Celebrate 100 years of modern dance with RDT. TUESDAY
Oct. 23 | 7:30 pm Adults – $28 Students – $14
Called “a dance company all America should see” by the New York Post, the program highlights the birth and evolution of modern dance. Time Capsule features multimedia for each time period and choreography by Isadora Duncan, Doris Humphrey, Daniel Nagrin, José Limón and other renowned dance legends.
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PHILIPPE QUINT, VIOLIN Virtuosic performances of Tchaikovsky & Beethoven. THURSDAY
Oct. 25 | 7:30 pm Adults – $34 Students – $17
Back by popular demand after his stunning Lied Center performance with the Capetown Philharmonic in 2011, Philippe Quint will amaze you with a program including Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven. A four-time GRAMMY® nominee, Quint has been proclaimed a “virtuoso” by the Chicago Tribune.
“Quint made a smashing impression… Make no mistake, this man can play… Quint understood these tour de force pieces celebrate virtuosity and music. He is well acquainted with both.” –LOS ANGELES TIMES
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JUGGLEMANIA WITH SHOEHORN
Interactive circus & live music for the whole family! THURSDAY
Nov. 1 | 7:00 pm Adults – $16 Students – $8 The daredevil, acrobatic and lunatic antics of Rhys Thomas combine with the tap-dancing jazz music of Shoehorn. Called “a good laugh” by the Los Angeles Times, this interactive jazz circus with toe-tapping music is fun for the whole family. Enjoy TeamMates Night at the Lied, with special performances by talent competition winners! SPONSORED BY:
Come early for FamFest! Free to ticket holders, FamFest provides dinner and fun educational activities for the whole family! FAMFEST SPONSORED BY:
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JACKIE ALLEN JAZZ QUINTET Striking originals and inventive twists on jazz standards. FRIDAY
Nov. 2 | 7:30 pm Adults – $28 Students – $14
Praised by the Chicago Tribune as “musically sophisticated and artistically daring,” jazz vocalist Jackie Allen performs timeless standards and original compositions in her Lied Center debut. Set in the Lied’s intimate Johnny Carson Theater, Allen’s unique style and musicality create an unforgettable performance.
Johnny Carson Theater at the Lied
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COMPAGNIE DE DANSE: JEAN-RENÉ DELSOIN A world dance experience performed to Afro-Caribbean beats. WEDNESDAY
Nov. 7 | 7:30 pm Adults – $25 Students – $12.50
Experience a journey filled with bold, emotionally resonant moments that will provide a spectacular cultural experience. Direct from Haiti, Jean-René Delsoin performs in the style of Alvin Ailey with resonating rhythms and dynamic motion, accompanied by an Afro-Caribbean beat.
Compagnie de Danse: Jean-René Delsoin is part of Center StageSM, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts, in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, with additional support from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the Asian Cultural Council and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. General Management for Center StageSM is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc.
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VIENNA BOYS CHOIR The most beloved choir in the world! TUESDAY
Nov. 13 | 7:30 pm Adults – $38 / $28 / $18 Students – $19 / $14 / $9
Come hear twenty-five angelic voices perform with pure tone and distinctive charm, backed by more than 500 years of Viennese tradition. The most beloved choir in the world performs a wide repertoire of Austrian folk songs, pop tunes and classical masterpieces.
PATRON FRIEND SPONSOR: Mike & Julie Jacobson SPONSORED BY: The Burket Graf Endowment
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AWAY IN THE BASEMENT:
A CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES CHRISTMAS
A hilarious holiday musical. FRIDAY
Dec. 7 | 7:30 pm SATURDAY
Dec. 8 | 2:00 & 7:30 pm SUNDAY
Dec. 9 | 2:00 pm Adults – $30 Students – $15
The ladies serve up a holiday sequel to the original Church Basement Ladies comedy. It is the 1959 Sunday School Christmas Program. As the children rehearse, kitchen ladies are finishing up goodie bags and touching up Nativity pieces. Little do they know what surprises await when they are called upon to step in and save the day. Sun Newspapers raved, “You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and then laugh some more!”
Join us for a pre-show dinner, hosted by Friends of Lied! See page 52 for more details.
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MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS BY CHIP DAVIS The #1 Christmas music artist in history! WEDNESDAY
Dec. 19 | 7:30 pm Adults – $72 / $58 / $48 Students – $36 / $29 / $24
Don’t miss the #1 Christmas music artist in history! The spirit of the season comes alive when Mannheim Steamroller, America’s favorite holiday celebration for over 25 years, performs your favorite Christmas music with dazzling multimedia effects.
SPONSORED BY: Ruth K. Seacrest Fund
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BROADWAY TODAY! Hit songs from Book of Mormon, Wicked and more! FRIDAY
Jan. 18 | 7:30 pm Adults – $35 Students – $17.50
Enjoy the hottest songs from Broadway’s recent seasons with this all-new Broadway revue. This concert features some of Broadway’s brightest stars singing songs from Book of Mormon, Wicked, The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Hairspray, Rent, South Pacific, West Side Story and many more. Cast members David Burnham, star of Wicked; Jason Graae, star of Anything Goes; Jessica Hendy, star of Aida; and Christina Saffran Ashford, star of A Chorus Line, have been praised as “splendid” by The New York Times.
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SHATNER’S WORLD Out-of-this-world humor, stories and songs. SATURDAY
Jan. 26 | 7:30 pm Adults – $66 / $58 / $48 Students – $33 / $29 / $24
William Shatner recounts his phenomenal path from classically trained Shakespearean actor to cultural icon in Shatner’s World, a one-man force of nature delivering a largerthan-life performance complete with laughout-loud humor, signature storytelling and musical selections in his inimitable style.
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& THE ZYDECO EXPERIENCE Mardi Gras comes to life at the Lied! FRIDAY
Feb. 1 | 7:30 pm
Adults – $24 / $18 Students – $12 / $9
Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Lied Center with GRAMMY® Award winner Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience! Immerse yourself in a hypnotic blend of Zydeco, Cajun, roots, funk and reggae music that will transport you to Bourbon Street.
“A zydeco master.” –ROLLING STONE
SPONSORED BY: Dr. Phillip Engen
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BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA WITH KEITH LOCKHART
Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart in his Lied debut! THURSDAY
Feb. 7 | 7:30 pm Adults – $48 / $38 / $18 Students – $24 / $19 / $9
Keith Lockhart, world-renowned conductor of the Boston Pops, leads the BBC Orchestra in a program highlighted by Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Britten’s Four Sea Interludes. Hear the Lied’s acoustics at their finest with one of the world’s most respected and versatile orchestras.
PATRON FRIEND SPONSOR: Ruth Amen Endowment SPONSORED BY: James C. & Rhonda Seacrest
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DRUMLINE LIVE The hit movie, now live on stage! SATURDAY
Feb. 9 | 7:30 pm
Adults – $49 / $40 / $30 Students – $24.50 / $20 / $15
The biggest halftime show in the world has taken the country by storm! Come enjoy this celebration of riveting rhythms, bold beats and ear-grabbing energy. This show-stopper was created by the same music team behind the hit movie Drumline. DRUMLINE LIVE combines a soul-infused score with colorful, choreographed routines, heavy doses of drum riffs, and their famed “stepping” style!
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CATHY RIGBY IS
PETER PAN Discover the magic of Neverland! TUESDAY
Feb. 12 | 7:00 pm WEDNESDAY
Feb. 13 | 7:00 pm Adults – $66 / $56 / $49 Students – $33 / $28 / $24.50
Tony Award® nominee Cathy Rigby takes flight in Peter Pan. Discover the magic all over again with this two-time Emmy and Tony Award®-nominated production. The New York Times said “Rigby still carries off the flights, fights and acrobatics that make Peter Pan audiences mesmerized.” Peter Pan is filled with timeless magical moments and a captivating Hook. The legend you thought you knew is now the adventure you never dreamed possible . . . Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan!
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L.A. THEATRE WORKS:
PRIDE & PREJUDICE The timeless classic celebrates its 200th anniversary. SATURDAY
Feb. 16 | 7:30 pm Adults – $36 Students – $18
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s timeless work featuring the sparkling tale of the Bennets, a family blessed with five daughters and a mother desperate to marry them off. Making their Lied Center debuts in the leading roles of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, Nicholas Hormann (Seinfeld, Parks & Recreation and Desperate Housewives) and Jane Carr (Two and a Half Men and The Closer) bring this classic romantic comedy to life. This is a radio theatre style production with sets and costumes.
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CHRIS BOTTI GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz/pop trumpeter. THURSDAY
Feb. 21 | 7:30 pm Adults – $52 / $46 / $36 Students – $26 / $23 / $18
GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz trumpeter Chris Botti performs lush melodies filled with romance and emotion. Drawing comparisons to jazz legends Miles Davis and Chet Baker, Botti’s performances have earned him unprecedented success with both jazz and contemporary pop audiences. He has recorded and performed with Frank Sinatra, Sting, Paul Simon and countless others, and was voted one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in 2004.
“Magnetically handsome . . . plays with a sublime allure.” –BILLBOARD MAGAZINE
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THE JOFFREY BALLET The artistic highlight of the season. SATURDAY
Mar. 2 | 7:30 pm Adults – $46 / $36 / $29 Students – $23 / $18 / $14.50 The Joffrey Ballet’s long list of “firsts” includes being the first company to perform at the White House, the first American company to visit Russia and the first and only dance company to appear on the cover of Time magazine. Masterpieces of the past and cuttingedge works will amaze: the emotion of Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain, the thrill of Stravinsky and Nijinsky’s The Rite of Spring, and the Nebraska premiere of Stanton Welsh’s new work deliver artistry and ballet legend to Nebraska. The Huffington Post writes, “Love, longing, and sensuality are at the core.” Do not miss this opportunity to experience America’s premier ballet company! PATRON FRIEND SPONSORS: Dr. Cori S. Amend, Ryan Sothan, Kris L. Baack, Ph.D., Jane Aalborg, Bev & Doug Westerberg SPONSORED BY: The Burket Graf Endowment Co-presented with the Interdisciplinary Arts Symposium Performing Stravinsky and Nijinksy’s The Rite of Spring
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ELVIS LIVES The ultimate tribute, direct from Graceland. THURSDAY
Mar. 7 | 7:30 pm FRIDAY
Mar. 8 | 7:30 pm
Adults – $48 / $44 / $38 Students – $24 / $22 / $19
Endorsed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Elvis Lives is a pulse-racing multimedia musical journey across Elvis’ life. You “Can’t Help Falling In Love” with this phenomenal theatrical concert experience with a live band, backup singers, dancers and even an Ann-Margret tribute artist.
PATRON FRIEND SPONSOR: Christena & Kelley Baker SPONSORED BY: LINCOLN BENEFIT LIFE A N
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Join us for a pre-show dinner, hosted by Friends of Lied! See page 52 for more details.
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DANÚ High-energy Celtic music with Ireland’s finest musicians! SATURDAY
Mar. 9 | 7:30 pm Adults – $36 / $22 Students – $18 / $11
Hailing from historic Waterford, Ireland, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Featuring a high-energy performance and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire, Danú makes their Lied Center premiere in time for St. Patrick’s Day!
“Hottest traditional band in Ireland.” –IRISH HERALD
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ANGELS THEATRE COMPANY:
WHAT THE WIND TAUGHT ME A new play about weather, history and hope. March 15–23 See the order form for a complete list of dates and times
Adults – $22 Students – $11 Johnny Carson Theater at the Lied Center
PATRON FRIEND SPONSOR: In memory of Dr. Wallace C. Peterson
When a small Midwestern town is assaulted by a deadly tornado, everything changes for the children living there. Desperate to make sense of what is happening, they search for answers in the changing landscape. As the storm touches ground, a mysterious visitor from the past offers the children an unexpected lifeline and a glimpse into the future. What they see changes everything. Perfect for all audiences, What the Wind Taught Me is a story about weather, history and hope. This is an original play written by Becky Key Boesen. This new work is being commissioned by the Lied Center for Performing Arts. When the storm comes, hang on.
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IMAGINOCEAN A magical, musical adventure for kids of all ages! FRIDAY
Mar. 15 | 7:00 pm Adults – $16 Students – $8
Black lights fill the stage for ImaginOcean, a magical undersea adventure for kids of all ages. Three best friends, who happen to be fish, set out on a remarkable journey that all starts with a treasure map. With music from swing to R&B, ImaginOcean is a blast— from the first big splash to the last wave goodbye.
Come early for FamFest! Free to ticket holders, FamFest provides dinner and fun educational activities for the whole family! FAMFEST SPONSORED BY:
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The LIVE glow-in-the-dark musical!
WITH SPECIAL GUEST TRINA HAMLIN
Award-winning singer/songwriter returns to the Lied! FRIDAY
Mar. 22 | 7:00 & 10:00 pm Adults – $19 Students – $9.50 Lied Commons Called the “empress of the unexpected” by NPR, Susan Werner is one of the defining artists of modern folk music. After a sold-out Lied performance in 2012,Werner returns for two unforgettable concerts of original works and captivating anecdotes.
PATRON FRIEND SPONSOR: Wayne & Jeani Gill SPONSORED BY:
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AMERICAN IDIOT Green Day’s groundbreaking rock musical. FRIDAY
Mar. 29 | 7:30 pm SATURDAY
Mar. 30 | 2:00 & 7:30 pm
Adults – $55 / $49 / $44 Students – $27.50 / $24.50 / $22
The New York Times called AMERICAN IDIOT “thrilling and emotionally charged, as moving as anything on Broadway!” Based on Green Day’s groundbreaking album of the same name, this daring new musical tells the story of three lifelong friends forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia, and features the smash hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “American Idiot,” “Holiday” and “21 Guns.” WARNING: Includes adult themes and language.
the groundbreaking BROADWAY musical
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HITLER’S DAUGHTER A fictional play, a lesson for all. TUESDAY
Apr. 2 | 7:00 pm Adults – $16 Students – $8
While waiting for the school bus, Anna begins to tell her friends a story of Hitler’s fictional daughter, Heidi. Switching between 1940s Germany and contemporary Australia, the story inspires her friends to question society’s fears and prejudices and their own civic responsibility. Experience this awardwinning play, suitable for family audiences ages 10 and up.
SPONSORED BY: Chris & Art Zygielbaum
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THE HUTCHINS CONSORT One of the most unique string ensembles in the world. THURSDAY
Apr. 4 | 7:30 pm Adults â€“ $25 Students â€“ $12.50
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One of the most unique string ensembles in the world, The Hutchins Consort performs on eight one-of-a-kind instruments. Featuring a wide variety of pieces from the Middle Ages and Renaissance to modern masters, The Hutchins Consort displays a breadth and depth few traditional groups can match.
THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS “One hell of a good show . . .” –THE WALL STREET JOURNAL SATURDAY
Apr. 6 | 4:00 & 7:30 pm Adults – $49 / $39 / $29 Students – $24.50 / $19.50 / $14.50
The Screwtape Letters is a smart, provocative and wickedly funny theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel about spiritual warfare from a demon’s point of view. With packed performances in New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C., The Washington Post described The Screwtape Letters as “. . . sly, funny, handsomely produced.”
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MOMIX: BOTANICA A fantasy world of surreal images and dancer-illusionists. WEDNESDAY
Apr. 10 | 7:30 pm Adults – $38 / $34 Students – $19 / $17
MOMIX combines athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes and pure talent to create an unforgettable experience. Botanica transports you to a fantasy world of surreal images using huge puppets, projected imagery and larger-than-life props created by Michael Curry, designer for Disney’s Broadway musical The Lion King.
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THE SPENCERS THEATRE OF ILLUSION “Modern-day Houdini.” –VAIL DAILY NEWS FRIDAY
Apr. 19 | 7:00 pm Adults – $36 Students – $18
The Spencers present a magical, modernday Houdini exhibition featuring many never-before-seen, mind-boggling illusions. Enjoy the drama, spectacle, interaction, danger and pure family-friendly entertainment of live magic!
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WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? An unforgettable night of improv comedy. SATURDAY
Apr. 20 | 7:30 pm Adults – $45 / $35 Students – $22.50 / $17.50
Join Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Chip Esten and Jeff B. Davis, cast members of the hit TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, for a night of unforgettable improv comedy that will leave you laughing for days. Bring your suggestions for the show!
“Standup is fun, improv is funnier. And these guys are the world’s best!” –THE PORTLAND OREGONIAN
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THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET THEATRE:
SLEEPING BEAUTY Russia’s legendary ballet company. THURSDAY
May 2 | 7:30 pm Adults – $39 / $34 / $29 Students – $19.50 / $17 / $14.50
When she’s sent into a slumber by the vengeful Carabosse, Princess Aurora must entrust her future to a rescuing prince. Set to Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty comes alive amidst a lavish set complete with magical effects and courtly splendor, while upholding the grand national tradition of Russian ballet.
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INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS SYMPOSIUM Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Director: Dr. Rhonda Garelick
IAS Season IV: Ancient World through Modern Eyes: Modern performing arts have returned consistently to classical antiquity and ancient mythologies to make sense of the contemporary. Join us for world-class drama, ballet, modern dance, philosophy and poetry, as we consider how performance renews itself through consideration of its ancestry. Tickets available through the Lied’s Ticket Office, 402.472.4747.
THE JOFFREY BALLET: DANCES INSPIRED THE RITE OF SPRING BY GREEK ANTIQUITY March 2 | 7:30 pm March 13 | 7:30 pm
THE ARGUMENT AND DINNER PARTY April 23–24 | 7:00 pm
Lied Center Main Stage
Lied Center Main Stage
Johnny Carson Theater at the Lied Center
Adults – $46 / $36 / $29 Students – $23 / $18 / $14.50
Adults – $12 (FREE to UNL faculty & staff) Students – $6 (FREE to UNL students)
Adults – $12 (FREE to UNL faculty & staff) Students – $6 (FREE to UNL students)
Widely considered one of the world’s finest ballet companies, The Joffrey Ballet celebrates the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky and Nijinsky’s The Rite of Spring in a triumphant performance.
Founded in 1979, Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company is the preeminent Isadora Duncan dance company performing in the world today.
Experience two theatrical works in one evening, directed by award-winning David Herskovits, founder of the acclaimed Target Margin Theatre.
Duncan created dances in homage to the Greek gods Apollo and Dionysius, and lesser gods, nymphs and heroes found in ancient Greek mythology. She infused her particular brand of American spirit with her love for the Greeks, convinced that the “Dance of the Future” should adhere to the ideals found in ancient Greek tragedy. Belilove and company bring fresh interpretations to Duncan’s works in a cohesive program including a lecture and screening of rare film clips.
Based on both Aristotle’s Poetics and the essays of Gerald F. Else, The Argument is a passionate student’s love letter and farewell to his teacher — reminding us of the personal pathos that binds us to the Greeks, and firing us to capture that chimera, art. A detailed yet playful adaptation of Plato’s Symposium, Dinner Party takes on love from every angle, delving into the original text with gusto to bring out the philosophy and lust, language and appetite — not to mention really good wine.
The Rite of Spring, which premiered in 1913, stunned audiences with its incorporation of ancient, pagan mythology, Slavic folklore, and high modernist kinetic movement. Nijinsky promised it would “open new horizons flooded with different rays of sun.” He kept his promise. The Rite of Spring remains one of the most celebrated and controversial productions of the 20th century. Co-presented with the Lied Center. See page 26.
The Interdisciplinary Arts Symposium is sponsored by the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, presented, in part, by the Lied Center for Performing Arts, and funded, in part, by the Hixson-Lied Endowment.
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7:30 pm: “american Grace: How religion divides and Unites Us” Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities, Nebraska Humanities Council
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7:00 pm: “violence, religion, financial Muscle and Liberation: Can africa Heal itself?” Pauley symposium, History department
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J. KIrK broWN & mIchaEl radElET CU-BoULder Professor | NoV. 28, 2012 7:00 pm: “the death Penalty: Justice, retribution and dollars” the Chuck and Linda Wilson dialogue on domestic issues
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FElIcE GaEr | FEb. 4, 2013
7:00 pm: “international religious freedom” Harris Center for Judaic studies
shIrIN EbadI | FEb. 26, 2013
7:00 pm: “true islam: Human rights, faith, and Women” Lewis e. Harris Lecture on Public Policy
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AN EVENING WITH MOZART
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW
friday, september 7, 7:30 pM lied center for performing arts LSO’s season opens with a concert of diva showstoppers starring the Glinda and Elphaba from the Tony-award winning Broadway production of Wicked, and featuring selections from Wicked, Gypsy, Ragtime, Titanic, Carmen, Phantom of the Opera, and many others. Join us for a season kick-off gala. The preconcert event will include dinner, drinks, exclusive performances, and a raffle for the chance to conduct the orchestra. More information available online.
FROM THE NEW WORLD sara Buechner, piano sunday, september 30, 7:30 pM lied center for performing arts Join LSO for a captivating evening of universal audience favorites. The concert begins with Edvard Grieg’s only (and wildly popular) Piano Concerto in A Minor, featuring pianist Sara Buechner. Concluding with revolutionary splendor, the orchestra performs Antonin Dvoˇr ák’s Symphony No. 9 in E Minor (From the New World).
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Jennifer o’loughlin, soprano friday, november 9, 7:30 pM lied center for performing arts
dr. Tyler g. White, conductor sunday, february 3, 2:00 pM o’donnell auditorium
Soprano Jennifer O’Loughlin joins LSO to perform Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate, with its joyful Alleluia. She will also sing concert arias, including the famously demanding Queen of the Night aria from The Magic Flute. On the second half, LSO performs the intensely emotional Symphony No. 40 (Great G Minor Symphony).
The tale of Ichabod Crane, a timeless children’s classic, is set to music by Robert Lichtenberger and brought to life with narrator. In addition to other classical favorites, the audience will also hear the winner of LSO’s Young Artist Competition performing a movement of a concerto with the orchestra.
THE PHANTOM OF THE MUSIC HALL
MARK MARKHAM RECITAL
Madcap puppets sunday, november 18, 2:00 pM o’donnell auditorium
sunday, february 10, 4:00 pM sheldon Museum of art
The music hall has been double booked! How could this have happened? It’s all part of the elaborate plan of Mysterion, the phantom of the concert hall who has mischievously engineered this program filled with giant puppets, familiar family classics and orchestral music for all ages.
DECK THE HALLS dr. Tyler g. White, conductor; Tim Marrone, actor; lincoln suzuki studios; lincoln Midwest Ballet company sunday, december 2, 7:30 pM lied center for performing arts Get into the spirit of the season with a program of traditional holiday favorites. Our annual holiday pops concert features actor Tim Marrone performing A Christmas Carol, local Suzuki music students, and dancers performing The Nutcracker.
$5 tickets for children under age 17 made possible by the Lienemann Charitable Foundation Student Ticket Program.
World-renowned pianist Mark Markham returns to Lincoln for a special solo recital to benefit LSO. Join us in the beautiful setting of the Sheldon Museum of Art for the concert, followed by a cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres reception.
saturday, february 23, 7:30 pM lied center for performing arts Borodin’s Nocturne for string orchestra exudes beauty and emotional intensity. The string orchestra continues with Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony (String Quartet No. 8), which highlights the political unrest of 20th-century Russia. The full orchestra finishes with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor (Pathétique), exemplifying the spirit of classical romanticism.
BRAHMS MEETS BEETHOVEN anton Miller, violin saturday, March 16, 7:30 pM lied center for performing arts LSO concertmaster Anton Miller performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major. This exuberant concerto challenges soloist and orchestra alike in a dazzling display of orchestral glory. Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 in F Major demonstrates a quiet intensity that critics described as “the most nearly perfect” of Brahms’ symphonies.
THE RITE OF SPRING damon Thomas lee, composer; lincoln youth symphony sunday, May 5, 7:30 pM lied center for performing arts LYS plays side-by-side with LSO to premiere a piece commissioned from UNL composer Damon Thomas Lee. Influenced by the poetry of Adolph Boettger, Schumann’s Spring Symphony vividly conjures the spirit of spring. Stravinsky’s avant-garde masterpiece, The Rite of Spring, requires a massive symphonic force that will resonate with the audience, leaving a lasting impression of grandeur. LSO’s move to the Lied Center for Performing Arts is made possible in part by a gift from James and Rhonda Seacrest.
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CONTINUING THE TRADITION 2012–2013 brings seven additional Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra performances to the Lied stage. Lied Center Executive Director Bill Stephan noted, “We are proud to have Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra call the Lied Center home. The LSO is an outstanding musical ensemble that enhances the musical offerings here and supports our organization’s vision of transforming lives through the performing arts.” LSO Music Director Edward Polochick said, “As the premier venue in Lincoln, the Lied Center is absolutely where our orchestra belongs.”
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FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT Few venues in Lincoln share the distinctive atmosphere, prime location and picturesque views that the Lied Center can provide for your special event. The dedicated staff and elegance of the Lied Center for Performing Arts will ensure a memorable and magical experience for everyone. Conveniently located between UNL and downtown, the Lied Center offers easy access to the Haymarket and downtown areas with a multitude of eating establishments and parking availability. With five unique settings available, the Lied Center has endless possibilities for your special events: trade shows, tailgate parties, lectures, fundraising events, weddings and more! Seating capacity ranges are vast. Which setting is the best fit for your next event? STEINHART ROOM 120 lecture capacity, 96 banquet capacity Luncheon in the Katherine Hendy Parker Lobby.
JOHNNY CARSON THEATER 250 lecture/performance capacity, 216 banquet capacity KATHERINE HENDY PARKER LOBBY 400 reception capacity, 248 banquet capacity MAIN STAGE AUDITORIUM 2,192 capacity LIED COMMONS 200 lecture/performance capacity, 152 banquet capacity For more information, contact Steve Pearson at 402.472.4715 or visit www.liedcenter.org
Dinner in the Johnny Carson Theater.
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THE LIED CENTER IS YOUR SOURCE FOR THE BEST ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT IN NEBRASKA! Single tickets for all events go on sale August 14 at 11:00 am. They can be purchased in person at the Lied Center Ticket Office, via mail, phone, fax or at www.liedcenter.org.
SEATING PRIORITY: Major season ticket seating assignments are made on a first come, first served basis. GROUP SALES: Beginning July 2, 2012, group discounts (for groups of 20 or more) are available for most Lied Center-presented performances. Call 402.472.8510. STUDENTS AND YOUTH: Anyone 18 years of age or younger receives a discount for most Lied Centerpresented events. University of Nebraskaâ€“Lincoln students receive a discount for eligible events with a valid student I.D. (one ticket per I.D.), provided the student pays Fund A activity fees. UNL FACULTY AND STAFF: Payroll deduction for the purchase of season tickets is available as a service to all UNL Faculty and Staff, who also enjoy a 10% discount off single-ticket prices if season order is received by September 1, 2012. Please inquire with the Ticket Office at the time of purchase. REFUNDS: There are no refunds on tickets except in the event of a cancelled show that is not rescheduled. ADMISSION: Regardless of age, every person must have a ticket for admission. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all Lied Center events.
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EXCHANGES: Ticket exchanges are available as a benefit to season subscribers at no cost. Tickets must be returned to the ticket office at least 48 hours prior to the performance in order to exchange them for another event in the current season. CONTENT ADVISORY: If you are unsure whether a performance is suitable for your child, please call the Ticket Office for a recommendation. The Lied routinely publishes content warnings when appropriate. DANCING POLICY: In an effort to create a fun and safe environment for our patrons, the Lied Center has the following policy regarding dancing at Lied performances: Patrons may dance in the area immediately in front of their seats as long as it is carried out in a manner that is respectful of other audience members. Dancing in the aisles and other common areas will not be permitted for safety reasons. CONCERT ATMOSPHERE: Artists performing at the Lied Center often utilize amplified sound as part of their performance. Performances that create a concert atmosphere with higher volume levels are indicated with this symbol.
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HOW TO ORDER YOUR SUBSCRIPTION REVIEW THE DETAILS
A subscription is an order of 4 or more events. The more you order, the more you save! Order now. 2012/13 season tickets are currently on sale. Single tickets for individual performances will go on sale August 14, 2012. Tickets will be available online at www.liedcenter.org, via phone at 402.472.4747 or 800.432.3231 and in person at the Lied Center Ticket Office. Season tickets will be mailed in mid to late August. Payment will be verified before tickets are mailed. If your first choice is not available for a particular performance, tickets at the next lowest price will be substituted and you will be refunded the difference.
CREATE YOUR SEASON PACKAGE 1. Select your seating and performance preferences on the order form. 2. Fill out “Ordered by” section and be sure to include your phone number(s). 3. Select your choice of events and prices. Indicate the number of tickets in the “Qty” section.
5. Subtotal your selections and subtract the appropriate discount. General Public: 4 to 7 events – 10%, 8 or more – 20% UNL students only: 3 to 5 events – 10%, 6 or more – 20% 6. Add all donations and fees and enter your grand total.
PLACE YOUR ORDER
1. Mail your ticket order form. Include your check*, money order, or credit card information with your order form. Please mail the form and payment to:
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Lied Center Ticket Office P.O. Box 880157 Lincoln, NE 68588-0157
2. Drop off your completed order form at the ticket office during regular ticket office hours. Include your payment information. *Your check will be deposited upon receipt. Tickets will be pulled at a later date. Please make check out to University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
4. Select a minimum of four different events. Orders for less than four events will not be accepted until August 14, 2012.
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TICKET OFFICE HOURS LIED MAIN STAGE Monday–Friday: 11:00 am–5:30 pm Performance Weekdays: • Open at 11:00 am Performance Weekends: • Matinee event: Open at 12:00 pm • Evening event: Open at 5:00 pm On performance days for events in the Lied Commons and the Johnny Carson Theater, Ticket Office personnel will be in the venue one hour prior to the event.
MORE QUESTIONS? Phone: 402.472.4747 Toll Free: 800.432.3231 Fax: 402.472.4730 www.liedcenter.org/faq
SERVICES Special seating for individuals with disabilities is available upon request.
Assisted listening devices are provided at the coat check. Interpreters for hearing impaired patrons are available when requested two weeks in advance.
Large-print programs are available to the visually impaired upon request.
Valet parking is available at all Lied main stage 2012/2013 season events. To reserve your space or for more information, contact City of Lincoln Parking Services at 402.441.PARK or visit www.parkandgo.org
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Lied Center for Performing Arts Ticket Office 301 North 12th Street P.O. Box 880157 Lincoln, NE 68588-0157
THE LIED CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS: Transforming the lives of the people of Nebraska through the performing arts. THANKS TO OUR SEASON SPONSORS!
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ARTS ACROSS NEBRASKA The Arts Across Nebraska program is a major pillar of the Lied Center’s statewide mission. The program provides student matinees and public performances by world-class artists to rural Nebraska communities, preceded by in-school workshops for K–12 students.
Susan Werner and Trina Hamlin teach a harmonica workshop in Nebraska City.
“I learned that music can inspire people to do better things in life.” –STUDENT | GERING, NEBRASKA
In 2011/12, Turtle Island String Quartet and singersongwriters Susan Werner with Trina Hamlin presented 12 public performances and student matinees as part of the Arts Across Nebraska program. In total, the program reached 5,536 people throughout the state. The program has an excellent track record of introducing students to the power of the performing arts. In 2011/12, approximately 62% of participating students saw a professional string quartet for the first time in their lives, an experience made more noteworthy by the fact that Turtle Island is a groundbreaking, twotime GRAMMY® Award-winning group. Approximately 92% of all participants were more interested in the performing arts and/or music after the tour. We take pride in our ability to provide truly world-class artists and quality experiences to greater Nebraska. For the 2012/13 season, the program will tour three artist groups, Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT), Kusi Taki and Jackie Allen, to ten Nebraska communities. To find out how you can bring Arts Across Nebraska to your community, contact Petra Wahlqvist, Director of Community Engagement and Learning (402.472.3215 or email@example.com).
Hans Sturm, UNL music professor, teaches a workshop to prepare students for Turtle Island String Quartet’s matinee in Kearney.
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THE SCIENCE OF SOUND SPRING BREAK CAMP
THE SHAPE OF A GIRL ADDRESSES BULLYING
Immersing and energizing area youth using the arts as a tool for learning joined the Lied Center, Time Warner Cable and Lincoln Public Schools in the eleventh year of an exciting partnership.
The Lied Center demonstrates the power of the arts to shed light on contemporary issues. Written by awardwinning playwright Joan MacLeod, The Shape of a Girl used honesty, humor and profound insight to present a tough and complicated teenage world—a world where loyalty to a friend can have tragic results. Eight teachers and 150 students in Lincoln’s Irving and Mickle Public Middle Schools were engaged in a workshop led by nationally renowned UNL expert Dr. Susan Swearer, performer Georgina Beaty and RESPECT2, an Omahabased company who uses research-based theater to engage youth. Participants talked about the play’s impact, engaged in frank discussions about social versus physical or cyber aggression and role-played strategies to both identify and prevent bullying. Teachers across the state enrolled in Practical Ways to Address Bullying in the Classroom and learned firsthand how the arts can illuminate sensitive issues in our day.
Over the 2012 spring break, an interdisciplinary camp held at Lefler Middle School infused the arts in hands-on science learning, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for five teachers and 40 middle and high school students from Lincoln Public Schools Community Learning Centers. Kennedy Center teaching artist John Bertles (Bash the Trash) led students’ study of the physics and mechanics of instrument-building and creation of personal string, percussion and horn instruments. Capped with a performance of Beatles favorites on stage with their peers, Science of Sound demonstrates how communities, corporations, and arts organizations can join forces to inform, educate, and inspire children across Nebraska.
“This whole experience had a profound impact on our school. ” –MICKLE MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER
Science of Sound students show off their handmade instruments.
“My child enjoyed the hands-on experimenting with materials and creating sound.” –PARENT Dr. Susan Swearer facilitates a teacher workshop on bullying.
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POETRY AND THEATER IGNITES CREATIVITY
PILOBOLUS—DANCING WITH ROBOTS
Since 2009, Sarah McKinstry-Brown has served as a teaching artist in Lied Center education programs. This spring she visited area schools to entice students, grades 3–9, to write poetry. Twenty teachers and over 400 students participated as McKinstry-Brown introduced similes and metaphors as a way for students to write about the favorite people in their lives.
Robotics and dance? At the Lied Center the uncommon combination brought UNL dance and engineering students together with the professional dance company Pilobolus. The result? Students dancing with flying robots to live music, delighting over a hundred attendees at the Lied’s Johnny Carson Theater pre-performance “premiere” of the students’ collaboration. Seeing is being astonished: visit www.netnebraska.org/extras/nebraskastories/
The play Locomotion, an adaptation by the book’s author Jacqueline Woodson, was the source of inspiration for McKinstry-Brown’s visits to area schools. A Kennedy Center production, Locomotion follows the journey of 11-year old Lonnie Collins Motion, an African American boy who discovers a passion for writing poetry and a way to express his feelings about family and the tragic loss of his parents. Through these performance and residency experiences, students learned that something as simple as writing a poem can ignite creativity and start the journey of growing up.
For more information on the Lied’s many education programs, please visit us online at www.liedcenter.org/education
UNL dancers and engineering students prepare for their collaboration with Pilobolus.
“Challenging! But totally fun and new and brilliant.” –UNL STUDENT DANCE PARTICIPANT Sarah McKinstry-Brown leads a poetry residency at Eastridge Elementary School.
EDUCATION PROGRAMS FUNDED BY:
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The Friends of Lied organization has been an integral part of the Lied Center for Performing Arts since the Lied opened in 1990. The Friends have created oncein-a-lifetime moments for millions of children, students and adults. Friends of Lied funding connects the community to world-class artists through numerous educational workshops and performances each year. In addition, the Friends help introduce thousands of schoolchildren each year to the power of the performing arts by providing student matinees. The Friends are committed to the Lied Center mission to entertain, educate and inspire people across Nebraska through the performing arts. In the last four years alone, the Friends of Lied has donated more than $1 million to the Lied Center. This donation is
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made possible by hundreds of individuals across the state who are dedicated members of Friends of Lied. Their tax-deductible contributions to the Friends of Lied are necessary to continue operations at the Lied Center since only 40% of operating costs are covered by ticket sales each year. Be a part of the magic. Be the difference. Become a Friend today!
USE YOUR TICKET ORDER FORM TO BECOME A MEMBER TODAY! Add a gift to your season ticket order today! By giving you will be: • Supporting a variety of education and outreach programs that make our state a better place to live. • Expanding awareness of the arts throughout Nebraska. • Meeting and socializing with new friends through a variety of special events. To join, indicate your membership donation on the “Friends of Lied Membership” line at the bottom of your ticket order form.
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12/13 FOL Event of Note performances: Repertory Dance Theatre: Time Capsule, Philippe Quint, Compagnie de Danse: Jean René Delsoin, Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience and The Hutchins Consort. * Preferred seating was only available on ticket orders received before May 31, 2012.
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Friends of Lied Presents
The Gracious Table PRE-PERFORMANCE
Table Inspirations 2013
Make your night complete with dinner and a show! Join the Friends of Lied before these select performances for a catered dinner. Watch liedcenter.org for ticket prices and more information coming soon!
Cocktails: 5:30 pm | Dinner: 6:00 pm Show: 7:30 pm
TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013 CHICAGO FRIDAY | October 19
6:30–9:00 pm Cocktails & Conversation Table Tour
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013 10:00 am–5:00 pm Table Tour
AWAY IN THE BASEMENT:
A CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES CHRISTMAS SATURDAY
| December 8
11:30 am–12:15 pm Guest Speaker Mary Carol Garrity 12:30–1:30 pm Luncheon 2:00–4:00 pm Gracious Table Mini-Design Sessions
ELVIS LIVES FRIDAY | March 8
Guest Speaker MARY CAROL GARRITY Dynamic proprietor of Nell Hill’s in Atchison, Kansas For prices and reservations, call 402.472.4700.
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MISSION AND VISION The Lied Center transforms the lives of Nebraskans through the performing arts. The Lied Center for Performing Arts opened in 1990 through the generosity of the Lied Foundation Trust and many other dedicated individuals, organizations and businesses. It was built in memory of Ernst F. Lied’s parents. Since Ernst Lied’s death in 1980, Christina Hixson, appointed executrix of his estate, has served as the Lied Foundation trustee, providing exceptional support for: • Presentations of artists of great distinction in all art forms and genres, from Nebraska and around the world, • Engaging Nebraskans with exceptional experiences, • Providing first-hand arts education for youth and university students, • Revitalizing the facility and investing in human resources to reach new levels of excellence, • Creating new artistic works contributing to culture worldwide, Christina Hixson
• Serving the state as an arts leader in collaboration celebrating creativity, discovery and diversity.
THE LIED COMMONS The Lied Center has expanded! The Lied Commons is a new addition to the Lied Center for Performing Arts. This building enhancement of over 8,000 square feet will provide an additional space at the Lied for small performances, receptions, lectures and other special events. The Commons is the first addition to the Lied Center since its opening in 1990 and has a dedicated entrance extending onto the Friends of Lied Plaza. The new venue will provide expanded opportunities for students, artists and patrons.
The Lied Commons features a multi-purpose space with a panoramic view of the UNL campus that seats up to 200 people theater-style or up to 160 for round table seating. It also features an eighteen-seat board room and catering kitchen. This venue was made possible by a gift from Ms. Christina Hixson with the Ernst F. Lied Foundation Trust, as part of the Campaign for Nebraska. For rental information, contact Steve Pearson at 402.472.4715 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SEASON SPONSORS Founded in 1917, Union Bank & Trust Co. has grown to 36 locations in Nebraska and Kansas and over $10 billion in combined bank and trust assets. It places great importance on being a good steward for the community, including the arts.
Since its founding in Lincoln in 1887, Ameritas has been built upon a foundation of strong Midwestern values, high ethical standards, trusted relationships and a commitment to our communities. Today, Ameritas and its affiliates are helping people live a more fulfilling life by offering a wide range of insurance and financial products and services to individuals, families and businesses nationwide.
For over two decades, the Friends of Lied organization has helped support and promote the Lied Center as Nebraska’s premier performing arts venue. Friends of Lied members across the state help bring world-class performances to all Nebraskans through projects and events that combine fundraising, education, social events and service. A highlight of the current season is Table Inspirations, an event held every two years that celebrates the table designs of Nebraska’s best interior designers. One of southeast Nebraska’s most popular events, Table Inspirations is scheduled for April 16, 2013 (See page 52 for more details). Friends of Lied membership information is available at the Lied Center ticket office, online at liedcenter.org/friends-lied, or see page 50–51 of this book.
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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS! PRESENTER
First National Bank Holiday Inn Hotels Ruth K. Seacrest Fund
James C. and Rhonda Seacrest Lincoln Benefit Life RBC Wealth Management Swanson Russell The Burket Graf Endowment
Nebraska Lottery Oak Creek Plants and Flowers Ruth Amen Endowment
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Chateau Development LLC Chris and Art Zygielbaum Country Inn & Suites Dr. Phillip Engen Elizabeth Rubendall Foundation Embassy Suites Hoppe Law Firm Jewish Federation of Lincoln Liberty First Credit Union Meier’s Cork N Bottle The Ambassador Health System U-STOP West Gate Bank Woods & Aitken
Ace Rent to Own Cline, Williams, Wright, Johnson & Oldfather, L.L.P. Cornerstone Bank Duncan Aviation Friends of Lied Legends Sartor Hamann Jewelers
TRANSPORTATION SPONSOR Sid Dillon
Broadcast House KLKN-TV Lamar Outdoor Advertising Lincoln Journal Star Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Swanson Russell Three Eagles Communication Time Warner Cable
RESTAURANT PARTNERS bread&cup Brix & Stone Dish Venue Spaghetti Works
FAMFEST SPONSORS Cookie Company Pepsi-Cola of Lincoln Runza
EDUCATION SPONSORS AND GRANTS
Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and the Hixson-Lied Endowment Woods Charitable Fund – Arts in Schools Lincoln Community Foundation – Arts in Schools Nebraska Arts Council – Arts in Schools Sarah Lahr – Arts in Schools Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds – Arts in Schools LPS Community Learning Centers – Arts in Schools Dr. Phillip Engen – Arts in Schools Gene F. Stohs, M.D., Debra C. Placek, M.D., Jeffrey E. Tomjack, M.D., Alecia S. Lovegrove, M.D., Eugenia M. Foster, M.D., A.P.R.N., Martee R. MacLeod-Kozal, M.D. of “Women’s Health Care Center of Williamsburg.” – Pre-Performance Talk Series Lincoln Arts Council – Arts in Schools
KENNEDY CENTER PARTNERS IN EDUCATION PROGRAM
Generous support provided by John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Kennedy Center National Partnerships Program, the Nebraska Arts Council, and the Umonhon Nation School (Macy).
The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported the programs of this organization through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. For more information, visit www.nebraskaartscouncil.org and www.nebraskaculturalendowment.org Mid-America Arts Alliance has supported Lied programs with generous underwriting from the National Endowment for the Arts, Nebraska Arts Council and foundations, corporations and individuals throughout Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.
SPECIAL PROJECT SPONSORS AND GRANTS Lied Center’s New Sound System Dillon Foundation Cooper Foundation Rogers Foundation Lancaster County Visitor’s Improvement Fund Lied Center’s New Light Board Lancaster County Visitor’s Improvement Fund
Professional development and residency programs are supported by the Nebraska Arts Council, in addition to the Umonhon Nation School (Macy), Crete Public Schools (Crete), Park Middle School (Lincoln), and Madison Public Schools (Madison).
ARTS ACROSS NEBRASKA PROGRAM Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment National Endowment for the Arts Friends of Lied Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation
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