Omaha Community PlayhouseNovember 28, 2014 7:30 PM
6915 Cass Street
Omaha, NE 68132
Based on Charles Dickens' perennial classic novel of the same title, A Christmas Carol has become an iconic Christmas season tradition on stages all around he world. The story follows an ill-mannered miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, who is convinced to change his ways after three ghosts from Christmases past, present and future visit him on Christmas Eve. Many critically-acclaimed stage adaptations of Dickens' tale exist, including a monodrama adapted and performed by world-renowned actor Patrick Stewart and a musical.
The Holiday Lights Festival kicks off with the Lighting Ceremony at downtown Omaha's Gene Leahy Mall. Come with your family and watch the magical process using more than one million light bulbs! The entire festival consists of various activities for the whole family like concerts, choir performances, ice sculpture displays, holiday markets and carriage rides at various venues. The New Year is heralded in with a dazzling display of fireworks exploding into the sky, at the fest's New Year’s Eve celebrations. Brighten up the holidays and your mood with the region’s hugest light display.
Just by looking at him, you wouldn't think that Sean Tillmann (aka Har Mar Superstar) would be one to breakdance or sing sexed-up R&B jams over boombox beats onstage in his underwear--but that's exactly what he does. The frumpy and overweight but awesomely energetic singer has built a career based upon his ironic image and musical persona, but unlike many artists of his ilk, he's got the skills to justify it all. The singer has be praised by high-profile acts such as Incubus and The Strokes, and has even been tapped to pen mainstream pop songs for the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Kelly Osbourne. Though the comedy to be pulled from his over-the-top 1970s porn star meets disheveled bum antics might be a little too much for some, many appreciate the strange and subversive ways in which Tillmann presents his legitimate skills as Har Mar Superstar.