Dragons Love Tacos
May 3-5 & 10-12 at The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. In this hilarious adaptation of Adam Rubin’s giggle-generating book, Boy and his faithful fido, Leroy, are swept up into the “Dos & Don’ts” of serving tasty treats to big beasts. Times vary. Tickets: $22.50. 402-345-4849.
Men on Boats
May 3-26 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Led by an all-female cast, this is the “true-ish” story of 10 explorers charting the course of the Colorado River in 1869. Guided by a one-armed captain, the outlandish but loyal crew encounters various disasters, conflicts, and harrowing adventures along the way. Times vary. Tickets: $30. 402-345-0606.
Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert
May 3-4 at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. The Star Wars saga begins in Omaha with the groundbreaking blockbuster screened with John Williams’ Academy Award-winning score performed in its entirety. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $19-$89. 402-345-0202.
The Wizard of Oz
May 4 at the Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. In a world premiere production, American Midwest Ballet takes us dancing down the Yellow Brick Road in this imaginative full-length ballet. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $27-$67. 402-345-0606.
One Man, Two Guvnors
Through May 5 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. When out-of-work Francis becomes employed by two men, he goes to great lengths to serve both employers without them finding out about each other. But soon, cases of mistaken identity and the introduction of several unusual characters begin to thwart his plan. Times vary. Tickets: $36. 402-345-0606.
May 9-25 at the Apollon, 1801 Vinton St. It’s 1969 and the U.S. is embroiled in the Vietnam War. Private George Andrews has been killed in action, but before his spirit can move on, he has some unfinished business that needs to be completed. Times vary. Tickets: $30+. 402-884-0135.
May 11 at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Celebrated actor Alex Gemignani brings his talent to the intimate setting of the 1200 Club in the Holland Center. This actor, director, and composer (who you may know from his work in Carousel, Chicago, Les Miserables, Sweeney Todd, or Hamilton) brings the glitz of Broadway to Omaha. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $40 advanced, $45 day of show. 402-345-0202.
Imomsohard: Mom’s Night Out Round 2
May 12 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Moms, best friends, and funny ladies Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley are the creators of the web series, #IMOMSOHARD. 8 p.m. Tickets: $49.25-$199.25. 402-345-0202.
May 16-June 16 at Bluebarn Theatre, 1106 10th St. A re-imagined tale of the origin of L. Frank Baum’s The Tin Woodman of Oz, The Woodsman gives the darkly beautiful, haunting, and heartbreaking story a new life through music, storytelling, and puppetry. Thursday-Saturdays 7:30 p.m., Sundays 6 p.m. or 2 p.m. Tickets: $35 general admission, $30 senior. 402-345-1576.
Samuel J. Comroe
May 16 at FunnyBone Comedy Club, 17305 Davenport St. A Los Angeles native and winner of Rickey Gervais’ comedy competition, “Just Sayin,’” Comroe’s comedy is made up of the trials and tribulations of living with Tourettes syndrome after being diagnosed at age 6. Tickets: $20-$30. 7:30 p.m. 402-493-8036.
May 21 at the Orpheum Theatre, 409 S. 16th St. Fans will journey through a true fusion of dance and music as Derek Hough explores styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop and everything in between. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $49.50+. 402-345-0606.
Omaha Improv Fest 2019
May 23-26 at multiple locations. This seventh annual event will host over 70 shows with teams and performers from all over the U.S for four nights of improv fun, including Katie O’Brien and her group the Katydids, who produce the hit sitcom Teachers, and Bob Wiltfong from The Daily Show. Times vary. Tickets: $5-$20 per show. 402-720-7670.
May 24 at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Highly praised actress and singer Marilyn Maye brings her talent to the intimate setting of the 1200 Club in the Holland Center. This Grammy-nominated recording artist, actress, director, arranger, and educator brings her art of song and performance to Omaha. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $30. 402-345-0202.
Love & Laughter Comedy Show
May 26 at Jesse’s Place, 2311 N. 24th St. Laugh with Vanessa Fraction of Def Comedy Jam and Tony Woods of BET’s ComicView at their upcoming show. Live music from Enjoli & Timeless, an R&B band from right here in Omaha. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Tickets: $25 advanced, $30 day of show, $45 VIP. 402-819-7773.
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May 28-June 2 at the Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Experience the acclaimed new production of this legendary musical. This is the epic story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim who meets an American G.I. and changes her life forever. Times vary. Tickets: $35-95. 402-345-0606.
May 31-June 30 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Set in the melting pot of New York City at the turn of the century, the lives of a wealthy white couple, a determined Jewish immigrant, and an African-American ragtime musician intertwine, creating a rich tapestry of American life. Times vary. Tickets: $42. 402-345-0606.
My Fair Lady
May 31 & June 1-9 at Chanticleer Community Theater, 830 Franklin Ave. Known as “the perfect musical,” My Fair Lady is based on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. Classic characters Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins illuminate this story of a poor flower girl’s rise to royalty. Times vary. Tickets: $80 adults, $64 seniors, $40 students. 712-323-9955.
Event times and details may change. Check with venue or event organizer to confirm.
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