Lied Center for Performing ArtsDecember 18, 2014 7:30 PM
301 North 12th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588
A cappella groups have a tendency to be overtly gimmicky. With no instruments and only vocal prowess to bolster its music, an a cappella group rarely amounts to much and is typically called upon to be the shtick of some party or get together when all the members of the band dress in ridiculous clothing and sing barbershop quartet style tunes. In an attempt to sway the public's opinion about a cappella groups, The King's Singers present an extremely diverse song catalog that pulls just as heavily from old classical opera music as from modern top 40 hits. The band was founded in England in 1968 and is one of the world's oldest a cappella groups still in existence.
Omaha Community PlayhouseDecember 18, 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.