Events return to Omaha. The restrictions are expected to be lifted in the coming months

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – This week two different groups announced plans for events that will run throughout the year.

First and foremost is the Orpheum Theater. Some concerts will start with limited capacity next month.

Masks will be required, tickets will all be scanned over your phone, and concessions will be cashless. We can expect Broadway to return by the fall.

“It’s exciting to be here at the Orpheum Theater today to talk about our upcoming Broadway season. I think we have one of the best we have ever had. There will be the return of Hamilton, Wicked, Dear Evan Hanson, Hadestown, the Tony Award winner, Mean Girls, and so many more shows! “Said Joan Squires, president of Omaha Performing Arts.

Those in charge of the Orpheum Theater assume that they will reach their full capacity by the start of the Broadway shows. In the Blackstone District it will be very different for the rest of the year.

Farnam Fest will be back, but with an additional date in May. There will also be a new barbecue in the district later this year.

The organizers say safety is a top priority this year.

“Obviously wearing the mask. We will have hand sanitizer available. They know you wipe tables and check temperatures. Everything we did last fall to celebrate Farnam Fest this fall, we will be doing again here for this event, ”said John Driver, Owner of Scriptown Brewing Company.

The Blackstone District estimates about 1,500 people for the Spring Farnam Festival.

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