Orpheum Theatre | Omaha, Nebraska
The biggest Christmas tour is coming back this season! Catch the Grammy Award-winning Mannheim Steamroller live performance for their annual holiday tradition, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas.
The longest-running annual holiday concert by the Mannheim Steamroller is celebrating over 35 years of gracing audiences across the nation with their wondrous musical performances. Founded by Chip Davis, the Mannheim Steamroller is the #1 Best-Selling Christmas artist, with over 30 million copies sold for their holiday albums alone. Their modern interpretation of Christmas classics made them one of the most sought out acts for many generations.
This year, they are headed on an annual trek across the country, including a much-awaited stop at the Orpheum Theatre Omaha on Saturday, the 23rd of December, 2023. This is the perfect event to unravel the joys of the holiday spirit with the entire family. Tickets are available here right now! Click “GET TICKETS” to save seats for everyone today. Be quick before the show sells out!
“Mannheim Steamroller is a national treasure. They always deliver, and their Christmas Show is always breathtakingly joyful!”
–DC Theatre Arts
In the 1970s, the multi-instrumentalist Chip Davis created an unconventional album of classical music with rock influences. He recorded it with only two other players and a number of synthesizers. Since no significant record company would release the album, Davis established his own label, American Gramaphone. Under the alias Mannheim Steamroller, he released the album “Fresh Aire” in 1974. Since then, 41 million records have been sold by Davis. Speaking of the Mannheim Steamroller, Davis said: “I wanted to explore new ways of expressing music and created a sound I call ‘18th-century classic rock.’ I don’t believe in all acoustic or all electronic, all digital or all analog. My style is where they all meet.”
In 1984, the Mannheim Steamroller came out with its first Christmas album, and was followed by its very first tour. The success of both has led the Mannheim Steamroller to great heights, and now celebrating almost four decades of The Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour. The tour has become an annual tradition among Americans, and families from all over the nation flock to witness their wondrous shows. The concert gives the audience an immersive experience that is very different from simply listening to the records.
“On a CD, you cannot see the band playing live with a 20-piece orchestra,” Davis said. “Additionally, the repertoire they perform is not on one single CD. It is a compilation of Christmas classics, so a completely fresh experience. And by the way — speaking of fresh — the concert has some selected tracks of Fresh Aire music which are not on any of our Christmas CDs.”
The fan base for Mannheim Steamroller is extremely diverse, including everyone from young children to elderly people in their eighties. Roxanne Layton, member of the ensemble, remarked: “It really is amazing how diverse our audience is. I love that about Mannheim. I love looking out at the sea of faces. I love the diversity.”
The complete “Christmas 1984” debut album by Mannheim Steamroller is to be performed on this year’s tour. There will be performances of Christmas classics like “Deck the Halls,” “We Three Kings,” and “Good King Wenceslas.” Catch the magical performance and immerse yourself in the spirit and joys of the Christmas season at the Orpheum Theatre Omaha on Saturday, the 23rd of December, 2023!