The B-52s, Trevor Noah, 'The Firebird' highlight Lied's 2017-18 season
The Lied Center for Performing Arts' 2017-18 season will feature new wave band The B-52s, comedian and "The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah and actress/singer Audra McDonald. Tickets to all performances will be available as part of a season ticket package beginning at 11 a.m. May 11.
Highlighting the season is a performance of "The Firebird" by the American Ballet Theatre, accompanied by the St. Louis Symphony. The collaborative event features principal dancers Misty Copeland and Isabella Boylston.
The Glenn Korff Broadway Series anchors the season with national Broadway tours, including "Jersey Boys," "Kinky Boots," "The Color Purple" and "The Sound of Music."
"Lincoln audiences expect the best, and we cannot wait for them to experience these amazing performances," said Bill Stephan, executive director of the Lied Center.
The full 2017-18 season is:
Sept. 30: The B-52s
Sept. 30-Oct. 15: "Abigail/1702"
Oct. 6: Trevor Noah
Oct. 12: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Andre Watts, piano
Oct. 21-22: "Motown The Musical"
Oct. 24: 2017 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist
Nov. 2: An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth
Nov. 29: Arturo Sandoval
Dec. 5: "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical"
Dec. 7: Straight No Chaser Christmas
Jan. 8: Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live
Jan. 12-14: "The Sound of Music"
Jan. 25: STREB: SEA
Jan. 27: The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6
Feb. 8-10: "Jersey Boys"
Feb. 16-17: American Ballet Theatre with the St. Louis Symphony present "The Firebird"
Feb. 21: Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet
Feb. 23: Snarky Puppy
Feb. 25: Conspirare Presents: "Considering Matthew Shepard"
March 3: The Best of Second City
March 6: "The Mountaintop"
March 9-11: "Kinky Boots"
March 14: Wu Man and Huayin Shadow Puppet Band
March 16: The Irish Tenors
March 20: "Let It Be"
March 22-25: "Losing the Ring in the River"
March 23-24: "Amazing Grace"
March 27: Olga Kern, piano
April 3: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
April 5-7: "Seedfolks"
April 11-15: "The Color Purple"
April 17: A Celebration of Philip Glass
April 20-21: The Illusionists
April 24: Vadym Kholodenko, piano
April 26: An Evening with Audra McDonald
April 28: Barrage 8
May 13: Glenn Miller Orchestra
A season ticket package is an order of four or more events. Members of the general public will receive a 10 percent discount for season ticket orders of four to seven events. Orders of eight or more events will receive a 20 percent discount. University of Nebraska-Lincoln students can place season ticket orders for three to five events at a 10 percent discount or six or more events at a 20 percent discount (in addition to the 50 percent discount all current students at Nebraska receive on Lied Center tickets).
If the performances are not sold out through season ticket orders, any remaining tickets will be available for single-ticket purchase starting Aug. 8. Season ticket orders can be placed here, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center box office, 301 N. 12th St.