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A full season of drama, dance, opera and musical theatre is taking shape at the University of Oklahoma’s University Theatre. With renewed energy, the 2021-2022 theatre season offers a dynamic lineup full of love, new beginnings, extraordinary dance and a bit of fantasy.

We look forward to the season with high hopes, optimism and renewed enthusiasm in sharing the performing arts with our devoted friends and patrons. Our promise to you is that you may expect the exceptional quality that characterizes University Theatre. Our new theatrical season will entertain, touch, enliven, and inspire all as we return to our theatres to share in the joy of live performance. We also look forward to offering our live steaming and video-on-demand options in a season that is waiting in the wings!

Mad Forest drama


MAD FOREST
A Play from Romania

By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Seth Gordon

8 p.m. Sept. 24, 30, Oct. 1, 2
3 p.m. Sept. 26, Oct. 2, 3
Weitzenhoffer Theatre

Written by one of our most celebrated living playwrights, Mad Forest, A Play from Romania, is a gripping account of the Romanian Revolution of 1989 told by the young and the old, the wealthy and the working class, and by humans, animals, and spirits in a mesmerizing play that will challenge your senses. Helmerich School of Drama presents this fascinating, provocative exploration of the lengths one goes through to survive and maintain the best of humanity.

This production contains adult content. Live Stream will be available for Sept. 24, 26, Oct. 1 and 2 performances. To purchase live stream go here. View the digital program is available here.

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She Loves Me logo


SHE LOVES ME

Book by Joe Masteroff, Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Directed by Shawn Churchman

8 p.m. Oct. 15, 21, 22, 23
3 p.m. Oct. 17, 24
Reynolds Performing Arts Center

In an elegant Budapest parfumerie, we meet two clerks, Amalia and Georg, who, more often than not, don’t see eye to eye. After both respond to a “lonely hearts” advertisement in the newspaper, these unwitting pen pals become the most unlikely of lovebirds. Widely considered the most charming musical ever written, this delightful confection promises to bring out the hopeless romantic in all of us. This production is suitable for all audiences. Online viewing will not be available.

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Coffee Cantata and La Serva Padrona


BACH’S COFFEE CANTATA

By Johann Sebastian Bach

LA SERVA PADRONA
By Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Jonathan Shames, Artistic Director and Conductor
Stage Direction by Harold Mortimer

8 p.m. Nov. 11, 12, 13
3 p.m. Nov. 14
Weitzenhoffer Theatre

OU Opera Theater presents two classic one-act comedies. Coffee is at the heart of Bach’s Coffee Cantata—will Lieschen give it up for the promise of love? This inventive heroine brews up a plan with wit and charm. Sung in English with English supertitles.

In La Serva Padrona, Serpina uses mischief and guile to take charge of the life of the man she loves, winning both his heart and his estate! With its comedic banter and commedia dell’arte characters, this “maid to mistress” opera provides lively theatrical entertainment. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. This production is suitable for all audiences. Video-on-demand will be available. Tickets on sale Oct. 25.

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Contemporary Dance Oklahoma


CONTEMPORARY DANCE OKLAHOMA

8 p.m. Dec. 3, 4, 9, 10
3 p.m. Dec. 5, 11
Elsie C. Brackett Theatre

Internationally acclaimed choreographer Sidra Bell (2021 Brackett Distinguished Visiting Artist), fresh off her latest commission for the New York City Ballet, creates an exciting new work for the dancers of CDO. Gus Solomons Jr.’s (2020 Brackett Distinguished Visiting Artist) Bothy Breed, and Tommie Waheed Evan’s Near Light, both postponed due to COVID, are performing along with original choreography from Leslie Kraus and Roxanne Lyst. This production is suitable for all audiences. Video-on-demand will be available. Tickets on Nov. 15.

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Young Choreographers' Showcase


YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHERS’ SHOWCASE

8 p.m. Jan. 27, 28, 29
3 p.m. Jan. 30
Elsie C. Brackett Theatre

School of Dance student choreographers present original dance works for the OU stage. Using the full range of their imagination from creating concepts, selecting dancers and collaborating with Helmerich School of Drama student lighting designers, these young artists surprise, delight and inspire audiences with their talents. This production is suitable for all audiences. Video-on-demand will be available. Tickets on sale Jan. 12.

The Scarlet Letter


THE SCARLET LETTER

By Lori Laitman
Libretto by David Mason
Based on the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Jonathan Shames, Artistic Director and Conductor
Stage Direction by Beth Greenberg

8 p.m. Feb. 10, 11, 12
3 p.m. Feb. 13
Reynolds Performing Arts Center

Guest director Beth Greenberg brings to the stage this heartfelt story, enhanced immeasurably by Lori Laitman’s beautiful, evocative score and David Mason’s charged libretto. This extraordinary tale of life in early America brings together, in an almost perfect way, forces that still rage in our society today. Hester Prynne, shunned and shamed as a single mother, navigates her way through the harsh Puritan world. The abuse she withstands demonstrates the power of a community intent on enforcing rules with no regard for the human experience. Sung in English with English supertitles. This production contains adult content. Video-on-demand will be available. Tickets on sale Jan. 24.

A Midsummer Night's Dream


A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Judith Midyett Pender

8 p.m. Feb. 25, 26, March 3, 4, 5
3 p.m. Feb. 27, March 6
Weitzenhoffer Theatre

As Shakespeare said, “The course of true love never did run smooth.” Witness true love stolen, fought for, lost by magic, defended, and finally regained. Presented by Helmerich School of Drama, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is perhaps Shakespeare’s most popular, most lyrical, most wondrous, and most humorous play, perfect for those who can use a little crazy, funny love just now. This production contains light-hearted adult content. Video-on-demand will be available. Tickets on sale Feb. 7.

Pippin musical


PIPPIN

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Roger O. Hirson
Directed by Lyn Cramer

8 p.m. April 1, 2, 8, 9
3 p.m. April 3, 10
Elsie C. Brackett Theatre

With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four Tony Awards in 2013, including Best Musical Revival, Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world. This production contains adult content. Live stream will be available. Tickets on sale March 14.

Oklahoma Festival Ballet


OKLAHOMA FESTIVAL BALLET

Choreography by guest artist Robyn Mineko Williams.
New choreography after Marius Petipa by Boyko Dossev, School of Dance Faculty

8 p.m. April 22, 23, 29, 30
3 p.m. April 24, May 1
Reynolds Performing Arts Center

School of Dance is thrilled to announce its 2022 spring season of sensational ballets. The repertory includes a world premiere by globally acclaimed choreographer Robyn Mineko Williams. Finally, a restaging of the classically elegant The Sleeping Beauty Suite, Act III, as you’ve never seen it before! Join us for this incredible evening of inspiring and breathtaking ballets. This production is suitable for all audiences. Video-on-demand will be available. Tickets on sale April 4.

(405) 325-4101 OU FINE ARTS BOX OFFICE

OU FINE ARTS BOX OFFICE
Purchase tickets online, in-person, or by phone with the OU Fine Arts Box Office.
(405) 325-4101
The box office is located in the Catlett Music Center 500 W. Boyd St., Norman, OK.

ONLINE VIEWING OPTIONS
This year we are offering Livestream and video-on-demand viewing options for select productions. Please check back for links to these options.

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. For patrons attending a performance, masks are not required, however highly encouraged in all indoor spaces and outside when social distancing is not possible. Seating will be adjusted per University policies. Please be aware that information will be updated as changes occur.

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Individual Ticket Prices

Event  Advance
Purchase
Adult
Advance
Purchase
Discount
Advance
Purchase
OU Student
At the
Door
Drama,
Dance
  $29*  $24*  $12*$30*
$15 (student ID)
Musical  $34*   $29*  $12*$40*
$15 (student ID)
Opera   
  $24*   $19*  $12*$30*
$15 (student ID)
Lab
Theatre
  $9*  $7*  $7* 
Live Stream  $10  $10  $10 
Video-on-Demand  $10 single  view  $25 group view  
Concerts  $10*  $6*  $6*  $10* for everyone

* INCLUDES PROCESSING FEE AND TAX

DISCOUNT – Senior Adult (age 60+), military, OU faculty and staff

STUDENT – with OU ID, or under the age 18

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 the performance. NO DISCOUNTS.

 


 

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