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Back by popular demand, Tchaikovsky returns to the Tulsa PAC! Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is the creator of the iconic music for some of the most beloved ballets in history. Audience favorites include the beautiful melodies found in The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake, among others. While Tchaikovsky was celebrated for his professional success and popularity, the societal constraints of life in 19th century Russia created constant inner conflict between his private life and the public persona society required of him. This stunning and inspiring performance delves into the complicated personal life of this acclaimed musician and features a stellar creative team that includes composer Oliver Peter Graber, Russian historian Daniela Kolic, designer Tracy Grant Lord, and Choreographer Ma Cong. The musical score features a blend of Tchaikovsky’s greatest works along with other influential composers of the time, as well as original music by Oliver Peter Graber. Tickets on sale August 1st
Jessica Vosk is a celebrated singer and actress known for stirring roles on the musical theater and concert stage. Vosk made her Carnegie Hall debut in November 2021 in a sold-out solo show titled “My Golden Age.” Other upcoming concert debuts include London’s Cadogan Hall in 2022. Before the infamous shutdown, she starred as the Narrator in the 50th anniversary of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoa”t at Lincoln Center. She also created the role of Aunt Val in the world premiere of “Becoming Nancy,” directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell. Before that, Vosk finished an acclaimed run as Elphaba in “Wicked” on Broadway, having played the role for two years. Vosk starred in New York City Ballet’s Jerome Robbins tribute “Something to Dance About,” directed by Warren Carlyle, and re-created the role of Fruma Sarah in the most recent Broadway revival of “Fiddler on the Roof.”
Join us for our third annual Rhapsody Gala celebrating the Sound of Tulsa’s Future! Rhapsody is the crescendo to the end of our season; it is a moment of celebration, delight, and an ecstatic expression of our gratitude for our incredible young musicians. This year we are upping the tempo and expanding the movement by providing excited speakers, live entertainment from our effusively enthusiastic TYS ensembles, excellent silent auction and raffle opportunities, world-class dining and cocktails, and a couple surprises—all set against the exuberance of the Tulsa skyline in the Summit Club Ballroom! All tickets, tables, auction bids, raffle tickets, etc. will go toward providing advanced musical training and exceptional performance opportunities to our community’s future leaders. Each dollar raised will contribute to giving these wonderful students a chance to creatively flourish! We hope you can join us in rhapsodizing these incredible talents!
There’s been an incident… A biracial couple must confront their feelings about race and bias after their son is detained by local police following a traffic stop. Written by Christopher Demos-Brown Directed by Jennifer Lynn Stage Manager Susan Fenrich
AIN’T TOO PROUD – The Life and Times of The Temptations is the electrifying new smash-hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Nominated for 12 Tony Awards® and the winner of the 2019 Tony Award® for Best Choreography, it’s a thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal during a decade of civil unrest in America. Set to the beat of the group’s treasured hits, including ‘My Girl,’ ‘Just My Imagination,’ ‘Get Ready,’ and ‘Papa Was a Rolling Stone,’ AIN’T TOO PROUD tells the unforgettable story of the legendary quintet that Billboard Magazine named the greatest R&B group of all time. Audience Recommendation: Performances are recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, Celebrity Attractions recommends AIN'T TOO PROUD for ages 12 and up. Regardless of age, a ticket is required for all attending.
One afternoon, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline’s door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn’t been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks a much deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.
Join us for our annual fundraising event! Enjoy dinner, entertainment, silent and live auctions, and more! Funds raised support concert programming, community outreach, and music education. Please invite your friends for this celebration of new beginnings with Signature Symphony leaders and the new Artistic Director, Scott Seaton. Consider sponsoring this incredible event!
Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles… Experience one of the most beloved films of all time as never before… with the power of a full symphony orchestra performing the entire musical score live-to-picture! Directed by Rob Reiner, The Princess Bride features an all-star cast including Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Wallace Shawn, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Christopher Guest, Fred Savage and André the Giant. The great Peter Falk narrates this romantic tale of the beautiful maiden, Buttercup, and her one true love, a young farm hand named Westley. After he’s captured by a ruthless pirate and presumed dead, Buttercup’s unhappy marriage to the horrible Prince Humperdinck seems inevitable. But before the wedding can take place, she’s kidnapped by three outlaws and it’s up to a mysterious Man in Black to come to her rescue… Now for the first time, composer Mark Knopfler’s unforgettable score has been specially arranged for symphony orchestra. Missing this cinematic concert experience would be inconceivable! So, in the words of Miracle Max… “Have fun stormin’ the castle!” The Princess Bride Ltd. All Rights Reserved
In the mood for big band music? The most popular and sought after big band of all time will perform in Tulsa at The Tulsa Performing Arts Center for one night only! On April 18, The World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform their greatest hits, including “In The Mood”, “Chattanooga Choo Choo”, “American Patrol”, “A String Of Pearls”, “Little Brown Jug”, “Pennsylvania 6-5000”, Tuxedo Junction”, and of course their theme song “Moonlight Serenade” as they continue their national tour. The 17 member orchestra, their lead singers, and vocal group will perform their catalog of big band classics just the way they would have over 80 years ago when Glenn Miller stood in front of his band. It is a show that continues to transport audiences back in time and is as nostalgic as it is exciting. Touring continuously since 1956, The Glenn Miller Orchestra is featured in over 200 concerts and dances per year. Each performance includes the timeless classics that made them famous the world over in a show that has moved audiences for generations.
Presented by Celebrity Attractions Fabulously fun and international award-winning, LEGALLY BLONDE – The Musical is the ultimate Broadway tribute to Girl Power! The story follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams, and proves that you can be legally blonde and STILL the smartest person in the room. This contemporary, sassy musical moves at a breakneck pace driven by memorable songs and explosive dances. LEGALLY BLONDE – The Musical warms the heart by proving that self-discovery can be way too much fun and hilarious to boot. Based on the beloved movie, LEGALLY BLONDE – The Musical will take you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway’s brightest new heroine and, of course, her Chihuahua, Bruiser. “A high-energy… hymn to the glories of girlishness.” – The New York Times Audience Recommendation: Performances are recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, LEGALLY BLONDE – The Musical is recommended for ages 10+. This is only to be used as a suggestion for you and your child. Each child is different; the decision to attend this show should be made by the parent or guardian. Everyone must have a ticket regardless of age.
Saturday, April 22, 2023 7:30 p.m. Westby Pavilion Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for wine and conversation Alexandra du Bois L’Apothéose d’un Rêve Ravel Trio Sunday, April 23, 2023 3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre Pre-concert lecture at 2:15 p.m. Gabriela Lena Frank Four Folk Songs Reena Esmail Piano Trio Ethel Smyth Trio in D Minor
Kick up your heels! The dazzling story of a struggling factory owner and an ambitious entertainer who creates a line of stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen! Book by Harvey Fierstein / Music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper