Song Center Announces Season of Music, Dance, Theater and More | L Magazine

BY LAUREN SILVERMAN DUBAN FOR L MAGAZINE

The Lied Center for Performing Arts has announced that its 2022-2023 season will feature more than 30 events, including top artists and ensembles from around the world in dance, classical music, jazz, musical theater, family, illusion and more.

“We have an exciting season of music, theater and dance to look forward to next year,” said Bill Stephan, executive director of the Lied Center Ma and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to the biggest shows currently on Broadway featuring “Hamilton” and “The Book of Mormon,” the 2022-2023 season at the Lied Center will be a celebration of world-class entertainment and inspiration. The season culminates with the return of American Ballet Theater’s “Giselle” with Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra.

“It’s going to be one of the greatest seasons in our history.”

Among the most anticipated events is the Lincoln premiere of the blockbuster musical “Hamilton,” which will arrive in August 2023 with a record-breaking 16 performances in the song. The season also includes the return of the musical The Book of Mormon, which was last seen in 2018 by more than 14,000 Lied Center patrons, making it one of the most popular shows in the history of the song.

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Broadway programming also includes the Nebraska premiere of Alanis Morisette’s Jagged Little Pill, the family classic Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the frenzy of Chicago, Broadway lead actor Brian Stokes Mitchell’s Lincoln premiere and more.

After a historic performance in Lincoln’s Pioneers Park that drew an audience of more than 6,000, the American Ballet Theater returns to Lincoln with its full troupe of nearly 100 dancers to present the popular classical ballet “Giselle.” In addition, world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma returns to Lincoln this year, this time in collaboration with pianist Kathryn Stott, following memorable performances in the song’s 20th and 25th anniversary seasons.

Another highly anticipated event is Danny Elfman’s The Music of the Films of Tim Burton, which will see Elfman live on stage, accompanied by Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra and backed by a giant cinema screen, to perform scenes from his legendary collaboration to project with filmmaker Burton.

Other season highlights include Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Food Network star Alton Brown, jazz legend Diana Krall, Disney’s Winnie the Pooh, political mockery from DC’s Reflecting Fools, mind-blowing magic from Reza: Edge of Illusion, and more more.

Lied Center Create Your Own Season packages are available at liedcenter.org, by phone at 402-472-4747, and in person at the Lied Center box office. To become a subscriber, customers can select four or more shows in the season and receive a discount of up to 20% on the entire order.

As Stephan puts it, “There’s so much to celebrate this season in song!”

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