Youth Talent Show

Omaha Mobile Stage is hosting a traveling, city-wide youth talent show in Omaha, Nebraska.

Upcoming Youth Talent Shows

Gene Leahy Mall, Performance Pavilion – Friday, September 9, 2022 – 6-9 pm – Open to all dance disciplines – 25 spots remaining

Gifford Park, 33rd and Cass St Field – Saturday, September 17, 2022 – 4-7 pm – Open to all performing arts disciplines – 28 spots remaining

Bryant Center, 2417 Grant St – Sunday, September 18, 2022 – Open to all performing arts disciplines – 29 spots remaining

Click here to register

Competition is open to:  
– Youth ages 3 to 18 and youth groups
– All performing arts disciplines are eligible

Performances are limited to 4 minutes and are judged on talent, originality, and showmanship.

Please complete the entry form and sign the waiver to participate.

You will be contacted within 4 weeks of the event date to confirm participation.

For questions, contact Kaylea at kaylea@livable.org.

2022 Youth Talent Show Presenting Sponsors

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Let’s chat! Contact oms@livable.org

Origin

Good Fellows Show Wagon at Omaha’s Pipal Park in 1966. From the Omaha World-Herald/Robert Paskach Photograph Collection at The Durham Museum.

Omaha has a unique legacy of using mobile performing arts to build social cohesion.

Beginning in 1952 and lasting for 59 years, the City of Omaha Parks Department operated the Good Fellows Show Wagon as a youth talent competition. In its heyday in the 1970s, the Show Wagon drew hundreds of contestants and thousands of audience members from the Omaha area and beyond. 

Among many who grew up, raised families and aged in the city during this time, it was a memorable and cherished feature of community life.

Do you have memories from these events? Share your Show Wagon Memories here.