Carpenter Performing Arts Center


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Peter Gros

Peter Gros of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom

Sat, Oct. 1, 2016 at 8 p.m.


Embark on an adventure with Peter Gros—former co-host and current ambassador of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom—as he shares both the exciting world of wildlife and timeless tales from his travels! He’ll take you into the wild— introducing you to exotic animals on stage, while highlighting his many explorations with a mix of video clips, and inspirational stories!

Peking Acrobats

The Peking Acrobats

Sat. Jan. 21, 2017 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.


A Carpenter Center favorite, the masters of agility and grace return with a mesmerizing performance featuring all the excitement and festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival! Rooted in more than 2,000 years of history and tradition, The Peking Acrobats are experts at treacherous wire-walking, trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting and gymnastics. A legacy of superb talent and rigorous training, they amaze sold-out crowds wherever they perform!

Jason Bishop

The Jason Bishop Show

Sat., Apr. 29, 2017 at 8 p.m.


As America’s hottest illusionist, Jason Bishop mystifies with stunning and original state-of-theart magic, award-winning sleight of hand, and one-of-a-kind grand illusions delivered with a totally modern energy and an outstanding rock soundtrack. From exclusive grand illusions to close-up magic projected onto a huge screen—no other touring illusionist showcases such a diverse array of talents and virtuosity!