Lied to host tribute shows, ukuleles, Red Green

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Lied to host tribute shows, ukuleles, Red Green

Complexions Contemporary Ballet
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Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Two tributes to legendary musical acts, a ukulele group, a hit Broadway musical and comedian Red Green are coming to the Lied Center for Performing Arts in April.

Tickets are on sale online, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center box office, 301 N. 12th St. University of Nebraska–Lincoln students can purchase tickets at a 50 percent discount with a valid NCard.

All performances are on the Lied’s main stage.

April’s shows:

  • RAIN — “A Tribute to The Beatles,” April 2-3, 7:30 p.m. — RAIN will perform faithful renditions of “Abbey Road” hits to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the classic Beatles album. The group returns after a sold-out Lied performance in 2009.

  • Complexions Contemporary Ballet — “Star Dust: A Tribute to David Bowie,” April 11, 7:30 p.m. — With technical precision, power and passion, Complexions transcends tradition with a groundbreaking mix of styles ranging from ballet to hip-hop. Led by former Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater virtuosos and “So You Think You Can Dance” alumni, the company will thrill audience members with fiercely kinetic choreography set to Bowie’s best-loved songs.

  • The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, April 14, 4 p.m. — The world-renowned ukulele superstars come to the Lied with their toe-tapping music and hilarious banter. They are masters of the unexpected, known for reimagining folk, classical and rock songs.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
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The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

  • “Something Rotten,” April 26, 7:30 p.m.; April 27, 2 and 7:30 p.m. — Set in 1595, this hilarious Broadway musical tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, the two set out to write the world’s first musical.

  • “Red Green: This Could Be It,” April 30, 7 p.m. — As the name says, this could be Red’s final tour. The comedian’s latest one-man show features some new handyman projects, advice to married guys and teenage boys, tips on getting old, an apology to the world on behalf of all baby boomers, special contributions from Harold and a couple of other cast members, talking animals and a final wish from Red to all of his loyal fans.

Find out more about these shows and others.

"Something Rotten"
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"Something Rotten"

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