Drumline Live, a show-stopping marching band performance, takes the Orpheum Theater stage tonight at 7:30.
The performance brings the excitement of halftime shows at member schools in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) group to the theater. HBCU marching bands often feature precise percussion, syncopation and high-stepping style.
Don P. Roberts created the show, inspired by the 2002 movie “Drumline.” Roberts, musical creator and director, adapted the original outdoor show to fit the stage.
In its fourth tour, Drumline Live's cast has honed its talents and energy. The 40-member cast, including a drum major, host, five dancers and 33 instrumentalists, boasts years of training in marching band programs across the southern United States. Creating riveting rhythms and an eclectic mix of sounds, Drumline Live shares the marching band experience with a wider audience.
Tickets, starting at $19, can be purchased online at TicketOmaha.com, by phone at 402-345-0606 or at the Ticket Omaha box office at 13th and Douglas Streets.