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University Theatre continues with a brilliant Spring 2021 season! We are delighted to bring you a variety of productions presented by the talented students, faculty, and staff of the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts.


New this year, University Theatre offers online viewing options for the fall performances. Live Stream and Video-on-Demand is available through ShowTix4u.

TO OUR VALUED PATRONS OF OU FINE ARTS
We are taking  precautions to protect the health and safety of audience members, musicians, cast, and crew at all times in our theatres and concert halls. There will be limited in-person seating. For patrons attending a performance, masks are required in all indoor spaces and outside when social distancing is not possible. Seating will be adjusted per CDC guidelines and University policies. Please be aware that information will be updated as changes occur.

Young Choreographers' Showcase

Young Choreographers’ Showcase presents a perennial favorite production featuring exciting, original choreography by School of Dance students selected and arranged in two completely separate programs for the first time in the history of this production. Showcasing dance works from the entire spectrum of movement styles, with lighting design by students from the Helmerich School of Drama. Young Choreographers’ Showcase is an evening of inspirational dance entertainment.
We suggest you plan to see both programs!

Performances:
8 p.m. Feb. 4, 5, 6
3 p.m. Feb. 7
Reynolds Performing Arts Center

In-person tickets on sale– Jan. 18
This production is suitable for all audiences.
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Spring Awakening

Following in the footsteps of Hair and Rent, Spring Awakening, presented by the Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre, captures the zeitgeist of a generation. It’s 1891 in a provincial German town, teenagers rage against their parents, the establishment, and their own bodies as they enter adulthood demanding truth about life’s most basic needs: love and sex.

Spring Awakening received 8 Tony Awards, a Grammy Award and multiple awards from Outer Critics Circle, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League, and the Lucille Lortel Awards.

Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
Shawn Churchman, director

Performances:
8 p.m. Feb. 19, 20, 26, 27
3 p.m. Feb. 21, 28
Elsie C. Brackett Theatre

In-person tickets on sale – Feb. 4
This production contains adult content and is rated “R.”
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Bizet's The Pearl Fishers (Reimagined)

Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers (Reimagined)
In collaboration with Oklahoma Festival Ballet

Bizet's evocative music will transport you to an exotic world of enchantment and romance.
Our newly imagined staging of Les Pecheurs de Perles brings together
the best of opera and ballet to tell an ancient tale of forgiveness and redemption.
Sung in French with English supertitles.

Music by Georges Bizet
Libretto by Eugène Cormon and Michel Carré Reynolds
Jonathan Shames, Artistic Director
William Ferrara, Stage Director
Christa St. John, Choreographer

Performances:
8 p.m. March 18, 19, 20
3 p.m. March 21
Reynolds Performing Arts Center

In-person tickets on sale– March 4
This production is suitable for all audiences.

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Oklahoma Festival Ballet

Five exceptional dances comprise this year’s production, including excerpts from Gerald Arpino’s Reflections and Viva Vivaldi; an expanded Thousand Cranes by Boyko Dossev, and Mary Margaret Holt’s Sphinx. Rounding out the program are two premieres by Michael Bearden and guest choreographer Mariana Oliveira.

Mariana Oliveira, guest choreographer
Choreography by Gerald Arpino, Michael Bearden,
Boyko Dossev and Mary Margaret Holt

Performances:
8 p.m. April 8, 9, 10
3 p.m. April 11
Elsie C. Brackett Theatre

In-person tickets on sale– March 25
This production is suitable for all audiences.

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ROE

Acclaimed writer, Lisa Loomer’s dramatic presentation chronicles the historic Supreme Court decision in the 1973 landmark case Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion. In this humorous, thoughtful and incisive play, Lisa Loomer cuts through the rhetoric to reveal the divergent personal journeys of the woman who was "Roe" and the lawyer who argued the case. A story with big ideas, the robust and topical Roe reflects the polarization in American politics today while illuminating the heart and passion each side brings to its cause.

By Lisa Loomer
Nancy Bell, director

Performances:
8 p.m. April 23, 24, 29, 30, May 1
3 p.m. April 25, May 2
Weitzenhoffer Theatre

In-person tickets on sale– April 8
This production contains adult content.
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Performances are subject to change.

IN-PERSON TICKETS
Purchase in-person tickets with the OU Fine Arts Box Office
by phone (405) 325-4101,
in person at the Catlett Music Center 500 W. Boyd St.,
or online at theatre.ou.edu.

LIVE STREAM AND VIDEO-ON-DEMAND
This year we are offering Live Stream and Video-on-Demand viewing options.

University Theatre sponsors

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Performances subject to change.

OU FINE ARTS BOX OFFICE
(405) 325-4101 
The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution.
Visit www.ou.edu/eoo

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE OU FINE ARTS BOX OFFICE AT THEATRETICKETS@OU.EDU

Individual Ticket Prices

Event  Advance
Purchase
Adult
Advance
Purchase
Discount
Advance
Purchase
OU Student
At the
Door
Drama,
Dance
$27* $22*$12*$35
$15 (student ID)
Musical$32* $27*$12*$40
$15 (student ID)
Opera   
$22* $17*$12*$30
$15 (student ID)
Lab
Theatre
$8$6$6 
Live Stream$10 $10 
Video-on-Demand$10 single view$25 group view  

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.

REFUNDS will be made for in-person performance tickets if performance is canceled.

 


 

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