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HISTORY OF OCU OPERA AND MUSIC THEATER COMPANY

On April 4, 1930, Oklahoma City University presented its first musical production – Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore. As OCU's talent pool and audiences grew over the next two decades, the university established the Oklahoma Opera and Music Theater Company. In 1951, it mounted the first of what has become 60 consecutive seasons of fully staged productions.

Now, after hundreds of performance of 130 different operas and musicals, we look back in gratitude at the half-million people who have attended shows on campus or on one of our international tours. We realize that the best way to build on the successes of the past is to confidently embrace the future. Our audiences enjoy the nation's most dynamic young performers, innovative stagings, and a repertoire that combines the comfort of the familiar with the thrill of the unexplored.

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OKLAHOMA OPERA & MUSIC THEATER COMPANY 2013-2014 SEASON

2013-14 Season, OCU's Oklahoma Opera and Music Theater Company

 

MAINSTAGE MUSICAL
Sept. 27–29
9 to 5

Dolly Parton, music and lyrics
Patricia Resnick, book (2008)

SPOTLIGHT MUSICAL
Oct. 25–27
Violet

Brian Crawley, libretto
Jeanine Tesori, music (1964)

MAINSTAGE OPERA
Nov. 15–17
Street Scene

Kurt Weill, music
Langston Hughes, lyrics
Elmer Rice, book (1946)

MAINSTAGE OPERA
Feb. 21–23
Our Town

J.D. McClatchy, libretto
Ned Rorem, music (2006)

SPOTLIGHT OPERA
March 7–9
The Tender Land

Erik Johns, aka Horace Everett, libretto
Aaron Copland, music (1954)

MAINSTAGE MUSICAL
April 24–27
South Pacific

Richard Rodgers, music
Oscar Hammerstein II, lyrics
Joshua Logan, book (1949)

TICKET OFFICE

CONTACT US Please call (405) 208-5227, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Ticket Office phone line is not open weekends or holidays. You may leave a voice mail message and the Ticket Office staff will be happy to return your call.

PHYSICAL LOCATION: The OCU Ticket Office is located on the main floor of the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management. Please call for directions or view campus map.

ADDRESS: Performing Arts Ticket Office
2501 N. Blackwelder, Oklahoma City, OK 73106-1493

ONLINE: OCU ONLINE TICKET OFFICE

PRICES: For our main stage productions in Kirkpatrick Auditorium, tickets are: $25.00 front orchestra, $18.00 rear orchestra and $12.00 balcony.

For “Spotlight” productions, all tickets are all $10.00.

SEASON TICKETS: To learn more about season ticket prices call the ticket office at (405) 208-5227 or view the season brochure. You can print and return via mail to: Oklahoma City University c/o Performing Arts Ticket Office, 2501 N. Blackwelder, Oklahoma City, OK 73106-1493

We accept cash, checks, and MasterCard, Visa and Discover credit cards (sorry, we do not accept American Express).

Group tickets discounts available for 10 or more. You must purchase group tickets in advance of show date. Please call the ticket office for group sales information.

OCU students, faculty and staff may purchase half-price tickets with OCU ID.

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m.
Sunday matinees: 3 p.m.

DIRECTOR’S TALK
Director talks are presented in the Burg Theater 45 minutes prior to mainstage productions.

Friday and Saturday: 7:15 p.m.
Sunday matinee: 2:15 p.m.

PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS

Held at OCU’s Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center
Mainstage productions presented in Kirkpatrick Auditorium
Spotlight productions presented in Burg Theater

There is free parking in the campus parking lots surrounding the Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center and Bass Music Center.

(view campus map)

OPENING NIGHT GALAS | DINNER AND A SHOW

Join us in the Atrium of the Bass Music Center for opening night dinners:

September 27 - 9 to 5
November 15 - Street Scene
February 21 - Our Town
April 25 - South Pacific

Dinner: 6:15 p.m. Friday ($20)

These Friday night galas feature cuisine from award-winning executive chef Kelli Keegan and musical accompaniment by Bass School students. Reservations required: 405.208.5227

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