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Oklahoma Festival Ballet will enchant audiences
with Tchaikovsky’s beloved fairy tale ballet, a holiday favorite!

THE NUTCRACKER

Choreographed by Willam Christensen
Directed by Michael Bearden

8 p.m. Dec. 5, 6, 7
3 p.m. Dec. 7, 8
Elsie C. Brackett Theatre

Once every four years, this magical ballet is brought to the stage by the Oklahoma Festival Ballet. Tchaikovsky’s magical score tells the story of Clara, who receives a nutcracker doll during the family’s Christmas Eve celebration. She dreams of a Nutcracker Prince, his fierce battle against the Mouse King and their voyage to the Land of Sweets and the Kingdom of the Sugarplum Fairy. From near and far, characters come to entertain her. Soon the adventure fades away and Clara awakes in her living room wondering if it was all a dream.

The School of Dance at OU is honored to present the first American full-length version of this timeless classic. The first performance was in 1944 by the San Francisco Ballet, choreographed by its artistic director and Balanchine student, Willam Christensen. Elegant, expansive and brimming with faultless mastery of technique, this ballet is a must-see production. Young dancers from Norman and the OKC metro area will comprise the children’s cast for this historic production.

This production is suitable for all audiences.

OU FINE ARTS BOX OFFICE (405) 325-4101
 

OU University Theatre spring variety package

Give the gift of entertainment that lasts all spring.
The Variety Package is the perfect gift for any occasion!

Young Choreographers' Showcase
Original choreography by School of Dance students
Jan. 23-26 • Elsie C. Brackett Theatre

Blood Wedding
By Federico García Lorca / Sara Guerrero, Guest Director
Feb. 7-16 • Weitzenhoffer Theatre

Così fan tutte
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Libretto by Lorenzo Da Pointe
Jonathan Shames, Artistic Director and Conductor
William Ferrara, Stage Director
March 5-8 • Reynolds Performing Arts Center

Legally Blonde The Musical
Music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Book by Heather Hach / Ashton Byrum, Director
Mandy Jiran, Musical Director / Karen Boyd Bethel, Choreographer
April 3-11 • Elsie C. Brackett Theatre

Contemporary Dance Oklahoma
Guest Choreographers Gus Solomons Jr., Tommie-Waheed Evans
Additional choreography by School of Dance faculty
Austin Hartel, Leslie Kraus and Roxanne Lyst
April 24-May 2 • Reynolds Performing Arts Center

Get your spring variety package today!

PACKAGE DETAILS- the spring variety package includes tickets to mainstage productions of Blood Wedding, Così fan tutte, Legally Blonde The Musical,  and your choice of Young Choreographers’ Showcase or Contemporary Dance Oklahoma. Four tickets in all for one low price.

PACKAGE PRICES- $90 adult / $36 student / $70 discount*
*(senior adult 60+, OU employee, military) plus tax

Call (405) 325-4101 or visit OU Fine Arts Box Office for this special offer.
The box office is located in the Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd St., Norman.

Packages are available through January 17, 2020.

www.ou.edu/eoo. For accommodations, please call (405) 325-4101.


An entire evening of choreographic premieres you must see!

YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHERS' SHOWCASE

8 p.m. Jan. 23, 24, 25
3 p.m. Jan. 26
Elsie C. Brackett Theatre

Young Choreographers’ Showcase presents youthful imagination and energy with exciting results. Graduate and undergraduate student choreographers whose work has been selected by adjudication create a program of dance styles that cover the entire spectrum of theatrical dance today. With inspiration and collaboration from Helmerich School of Drama student designers, these talented choreographers courageously take their work to the stage, and share their creativity with our audiences. This production is suitable for all audiences.
YCS tckets on sale Jan. 6.


A drama of intense family pride and deadly passion.

BLOOD WEDDING

By Federico Garcia Lorca
Translated by Brendan Kennelly
Guest directed by Sara Guerrero

8 p.m. Feb. 7, 8, 13, 14, 15
3 p.m. Feb. 9, 16
Weitzenhoffer Theatre

Federico Lorca’s passionate tragedy is set in the U.S. Southwest for this production. It portrays the heated rivalry of two families, and the rivalry of two men for a woman struggling between the attraction of a fiancé, who offers her wealth and peace of mind, in contrast to the more powerful attraction of her ex-lover. When her decision to marry is governed by pride, her wedding preparations are clouded by dark premonitions.

This production includes adult content.
Blood Wedding tickets on sale Jan. 6.

 

Cosi fan tutte
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Pointe
Jonathan Shames, Artistic Director and Conductor
William Ferrara, Stage Director
March 5-8
Reynolds Performing Arts Center
 

Legally Blonde The Musical
Music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Book by Heather Hach
Ashton Byrum, Director
Mandy Jiran, Musical Director
Karen Boyd Bethel, Choreographer
April 3-11
Elsie C. Brackett Theatre
 

Contemporary Dance Oklahoma
Gus Solomons Jr., guest choreographer
Tommie-Waheed Evans, guest choreographer
Additional choreography by School of Dance faculty
Austin Hartel, Leslie Kraus and Roxanne Lyst
April 24-May 2
Reynolds Performing Arts Center

 


OU FINE ARTS BOX OFFICE
(405) 325-4101 

500 W. Boyd St., Norman, OK 73019
office hours: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
The box office opens again 1 hour prior to curtain time at the venue.


Read about the entire 2019-2020 theatre season here.

Individual Ticket Prices

Event   Advance Purchase Adult Advance Purchase Discount Advance Purchase OU StudentAt the Door
Drama, Dance
$25* $20*$10*$35/$15 (student ID)
Musical$30* $25*$10*$40/$15 (student ID)
Opera   
$20* $15*$10*$30/$15
(student ID)
Lab Theatre$8$6$6 
Music Concert$9 $5$5$10
Discount – Adult Senior (age 60+), military, OU faculty and staff
Student – with OU ID, or under the age 18
*PLUS PROCESSING FEE AND TAX

Group Discount of $2 per ticket for groups of 20 or more at Mainstage productions.
 

DISCOUNTED TICKETS music be purchased in advance by phone (405) 325-4101 or in person at the OU Fine Arts Box Office, 500 W. Boyd St. in the Catlett Music Center.

TICKETS AT THE DOOR may be purchased at the venue, beginning 1 hour prior to performance. NO DISCOUNTS.

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