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Poetry & Music Concert - Saturday May t4th 2022

Brought to you by Opera Omaha and the Nebraska Writers Collective

Now in its fifth year, the Poetry & Music Project connects student poets and their words with composers to create original music and explore the connections between poetry and music.
Join Opera Omaha on Saturday, May 14 at 2pm for the 21/22 Poetry & Music Project Concert at The Benson Theater and via livestream.
The premier of all eleven original pieces with words by Nebraska student poets set to music by composers Alexis Lamb and Matt Browne, performed by Holland Community Opera Fellows Jared Hiscock and Jaime Marie Webb, with Head of Music Sean Kelly. Hosted by Nebraska State Poet Matt Mason and Holland Community Opera Fellow Fernando Antonio Montejano.
The Poetry & Music Project is produced in partnership with Nebraska Writers Collective and supported in part by Humanities Nebraska.
Additional project partners include The American Opera Project and Gallery 1516.
This event is free and open to the public. When you register, please indicate if you plan to attend in-person or via livestream.
Learn more about the Poetry & Music Project at www.operaomaha.org/poetry

Bring Me To Light - May 16th, 2022

2022 Senior Musical Theatre Showcase

UNK Musical Theatre Students present an original showcase – “Bring Me to Light: Musical Theatre Explores Social Issues” – a one-hour program appropriate for Middle School and High School – Adult audiences. The performance is free and open to the public,


Union County Strings!

Live at the Benson Theatre May 20, 2022


Come spend an evening with Union County Trio. Join Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Members Rick Hillyard, Dan Sullivan and Troy Johnson for an evening of acoustic versions of classic rock.

Union County Strings Live at the Benson Theatre!

May 20th, 2022

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A Special Call for Volunteers!

Would you like to volunteer at the Benson Theatre this weekend?

We are reaching an exciting time at Benson Theatre, we are ready to open our doors and we have many volunteer positions available. Our calendar is filling up with events that you could be a part of. If you are interested in joining our volunteer group, please email joe@bensontheatre.org and you will be contacted with details on our upcoming events. We are so grateful for your excitement and eagerness to share in engaging our community through educational and artistic experiences. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Photos From Our Inaugural Weekend

Grand Opening Week of the Benson Theater with performances of Susan Miller's "20th Century Blues".

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