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OU University Theatre Season 2019-2020

Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts Cancels All Events for the 2020 Spring Semester

The University of Oklahoma has issued an update to the following restriction due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and as a precautionary and protective measure: all University-related events scheduled to occur during the 2020 spring semester are canceled. This includes, but is not limited to: performances, art exhibitions, recruitment events, tours, student programs, reunions, conferences and social events.

Legally Blonde The Musical

Everyone’s favorite blonde and Malibu fashionista takes Harvard by storm
in this award-winning upbeat story of self-discovery.


Music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Book by Heather Hach


Contemporary Dance Oklahoma




The Wolves drama


Book by Joe Masteroff, Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Directed by Lyn Cramer
Music Direction by Paul Christman

Oct. 4-13, Elsie C. Brackett Theatre

Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the garish Master of Ceremonies, expatriate entertainer Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd to leave their troubles outside. But, as life in pre-World War II Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through these dangerous times? This production includes adult content.

The Golden Cockerel

Composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Libretto by Vladimir Belsky
After the poem “The Fairy Tale of the Golden Cockerel” by Alexander Pushkin

Jonathan Shames, Artistic Director and Conductor
William Ferrara, Stage Director/English translation

Sept. 19-22, Reynolds Performing Arts Center

 Pushkin’s silly political satire may turn out to be a “wake-up call” for us all!
Presented in English. This production is suitable for all audiences.

The Wolves drama

A delightful meditation on society, sex and soccer.


By Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Judith Midyett Pender

Oct. 25-Nov. 13, Weitzenhoffer Theatre

A girls’ indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. This production includes adult content.

The Nutcracker

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


Choreographed by Willam Christensen
Directed by Michael Bearden

Nov. 22-Dec. 8, Elsie C. Brackett Theatre

Once every four years, this magical ballet is brought to the stage by the Oklahoma Festival Ballet. The School of Dance at OU is honored to present the first American full-length version of this timeless classic. This production is suitable for all audiences.

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

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.

Blood Wedding

A drama of intense family pride and deadly passion.


By Federico Garcia Lorca
New translation by Brendan Kennelly
Directed by Sara Guerrero

Feb. 7-16
Weitzenhoffer Theatre

Federico Lorca’s passionate tragedy Blood Wedding, set in southern Spain, 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.

Così fan tutte

Looks can be deceiving. So can love.


Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
Jonathan Shames, Artistic Director and Conductor
William Ferrara, Stage Director

March 5-8
Reynolds Performing Arts Center

Mozart’s sparkling music amplifies outrageous humor as well as the heartbreak of da Ponte’s cynical comedy.

The story revolves around two wealthy, but rather innocent, young sisters and their fiancés who are enjoying a summer vacation in Venice. Their wedding plans are interrupted when, after a few drinks, the men decide to make a friendly wager: they will test their sweetheart’s fidelity by disguising themselves and wooing each other’s fiancées. Soon, both couples face the unhappy consequences of their cruel game. Presented in Italian with English supertitles. This production is suitable for all audiences.