Live Performances with Audio Description

Bring live performances and events to life with audio description.

There’s nothing like a live performance to transport you to a different place and time through the lighting, costumes and scenery. Yet if you’re visually impaired, you miss out on the visual pageantry of the show.

Cue audio description.

Audio description allows those with low vision to more fully enjoy live performances and events through a verbal description. A single earpiece is connected to a personal headset receiver that lets you listen to a trained audio describer verbally depict the action on stage as it happens. Only you will be able to hear the voice of the describer.

Though the service is offered free to visually impaired patrons, it must be requested in advance with ticket purchase.

Through Outlook Nebraska’s collaboration with different venues in Omaha and Lincoln, the generosity of our donors and grants from The Enrichment Foundation and the Gary and Mary West Foundation, we are pleased to enhance the live performance and event experience for our low vision clients and friends.

The following performances will offer audio description for those who need it. If you wish to use the service during another show, please call the venue to request it and purchase tickets at least two weeks in advance production.

Lofte Community Theatre
Pirates of Penzance | August 4, 2019 | 2 p.m.
Of Mice and Men | September 15, 2019 | 2 p.m.
The 39 Steps | October 20, 2019 | 2 p.m.
In-laws, Outlaws and Others (That Should Be Shot) | December 15, 2019 | 2 p.m.

The Orpheum Theatre
Hamilton | September 14, 2019 | 2 p.m.
Jesus Christ Superstar | December 14, 2019 | 2 p.m.
Les Miserable | January 18, 2020 | 2 p.m.
Bronx Tale | February 15, 2020 | 2 p.m.
Stomp | February 29, 2020 | 2 p.m.
Dear Evan Hansen | March 21, 2020 | 2 p.m.
Lion King | April 25, 2020 | 2 p.m.
Anastasia | June 6, 2020 | 2 p.m.
Jimmy Buffett's Escape to Margaritaville | July 11, 2020 | 2 p.m.

The Rose Theater
The Cat in the Hat! | October 5 | 2 p.m.
Ella Enchanted | November 2 | 2 p.m.
The Diary of Anne Frank | March 7, 2020 | 2 p.m.
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed | April 4, 2020 | 2 p.m.
Corduroy | May 2, 2020 | 2 p.m.

Omaha Community Playhouse
The Rocky Horror Show | October 25 | 7:30 p.m.
A Christmas Carol | November 16 | 7:30 p.m.
A Raisin in the Sun | January 25, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Native Garden | February 22, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Once | March 21, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Bright Star | April 25, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
For Peter Pan On Her 70th Birthday | May 16, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
The Color Purple | June 6, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.

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