Female Country Group and a Movie in the Courtyard of the Holland on July 20
Omaha Performing Arts presents Cox Music & Movies, featuring The Muppets (2011) and Lincoln-based female country group The Betties. This summer’s second free Cox Music & Movies event will be held on Friday, July 20 in the Courtyard of the Holland Performing Arts Center. Music begins at 7:45 p.m. followed by the movie at dusk, or approximately 8:45 p.m.
The Holland Performing Arts Center’s Courtyard will open at 7:30 p.m. Grass seating is available and blankets and chairs are welcome. Guckenheimer, the official food service provider for the Holland Performing Arts Center, will provide concessions, such as hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, nachos, beer, wine and soft drinks ranging from $2.00 to $6.50 during the events. No outside food, drink or pets are permitted.
The Muppets tells the story of three Muppets fans (Mary, her boyfriend Gary and his brother Walter, who is a puppet) who learn of a plan to tear down the Muppet Theater. Mary and Gary travel the world to assemble the Muppets so they can put on one last show and try to save the theater. The 2011 movie stars Jason Segal, Amy Adams and everyone’s favorite Muppets including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Rowlf, the Swedish Chef and many more. The Muppets has been rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America.
Prior to the movie, the audience will be treated to the sounds of female country group The Betties based out of Lincoln. Featuring banjo, upright bass and dobro with a 1940s, Patsy Cline-esque sound, The Betties are Heather Berney (Betty Jean) and Jordan Ellis (Betty Lou). Both women perform in vintage dresses to go with the band's name ("Betty" is slang for a cute girl).