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The Dreams, an all-girl trio of soul singers, rise to the top of the pop charts and become superstars. But can they survive the cold, competitive world of show business?
Local playwright David Blakely updates Henrik Ibsen’s 1882 drama, setting it in Cushing, Oklahoma, and focusing on how fracking is changing the environment and threatening the town. Like the original, this modern adaptation shows how political pressure can make doing the right thing dangerous — both for the truth-teller and for an entire town. Julie Tattershall will direct.
The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra returns home to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center this fall for “Triumph,” featuring Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Coleridge-Taylor’s Ballade, Liszt’s Les Preludes, and culminating with Beethoven’s regal Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” featuring renowned pianist Garrick Ohlsson. Award winning conductor Lina Gonzalez-Granados will lead this performance. Program: Shostakovich – Festive Overture Coleridge-Taylor – Ballade Liszt – Les Preludes Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” * tickets go on sale September 9th
The Great Divorce — C.S. Lewis’ mesmerizing fantasy about heaven, hell and the choice between them — comes to life with Lewis’ signature wit, amazing actors and dazzling, state-of-the-art stagecraft! Lewis’ brilliantly drawn characters take a fantastical bus trip from hell to the outskirts of paradise. Each receives an opportunity to stay . . . or return to hell, forever divorced from heaven. The choice proves more challenging than imagined.
Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY is a Best Musical winner all across North America! This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!” On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all. * tickets go on sale September 9th.
Tulsa Opera takes its second at-bat with Puccini’s brief, beloved comedy Gianni Schicchi. This delightful duplicity will be followed by favorite highlights from the most famous operas of Puccini and Verdi. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
He’s young, he’s broke, his landlord’s knocking at the door, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby. To make matters even more desperate, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small-town Florida bar. When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business — and himself.
Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim. Performing: Haydn: Quartet in D-Major, Op. 71 No.2 Bach/Adolphe: ContraDictions Bach/Mackey: Lude Schubert: Quintet for Strings in C-Major, D 956 The Quartet will be joined by Michael Kannen, Brentano’s original cellist.
In collaboration with the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, this multimedia experience combines dance with documentary film to explore the events of 1921 and the path forward to hope and healing. This year, on the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, choreographer Jennifer Archibald is telling this tragic story through dance, captivating visuals, and footage from the actual event for an important and unforgettable theatrical experience. This program will also feature the return of Flight of Fancy, fast-paced and lively piece by Ma Cong.
Roald Dahl's amazing tale is now Tulsa’s golden ticket! It's the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including "Pure Imagination," "The Candy Man," and "I've Got a Golden Ticket," alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray. Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory...to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now's your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before – get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper! Audience Recommendation: Performances are recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is recommended for ages 6 and up. If you love the movie, the stage production is an absolute blast whether you are planning a family night out, girl's night out or a couple's date night. All persons entering the theater, regardless of age, must have a ticket. * tickets go on sale September 16th.
Founded in 2003 by violinist Annette von Hehn, cellist Stefan Heinemeyer and pianist Thomas Hoppe, the prize-winning ATOS Trio strives to convey the same spirit as in string quartet playing. PROGRAMS: Saturday, November 13, 2021 7:30 p.m. Williams Theatre Beethoven Piano Trios, Part 1 Trio in G Major, Op. 1, No. 2 Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1, “Ghost” Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11, “Gassenhauer” Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2 Sunday, November 14, 2021 3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre Pre-concert lecture at 2:15 p.m. Beethoven Piano Trios, Part 2 Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1, No. 1 Trio in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 3 Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, “Archduke” * tickets coming soon
Led by renowned conductor Sarah Hicks, this program features enticing and stirring works such as Lili Boulanger’s D’un matin de printemps, Poulenc’s Les biches (The Does), William Grant Still’s Darker America, and Stravinsky’s thrilling Petrouchka. Program: Lili Boulanger – D’un matin de printemps Poulenc – Les biches (The Does) William Grant Still – Darker America Stravinsky – Petrouchka