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TULSA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

110 EAST SECOND STREET | TULSA, OK 74103 A DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF TULSA 918-596-7122 | 918-596-7111

LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

TICKET OFFICE

Ticket office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. A free parking zone is available in front of the Third Street ticket office on the south side of the PAC. Ticket office opens two hours prior to curtain for events scheduled in Chapman Music Hall. The Second Street ticket office on the north side of the building opens two hours prior to each curtain for events scheduled in John H. Williams Theatre, Liddy Doenges Theatre and Charles E. Norman Theatre.

TICKET SALES

Call the Tulsa PAC ticket office at 918-596-7111. Nominal service charges are added to all phone and internet orders. The ticket office accepts Discover, MasterCard and Visa. Tickets can be bought online at MYTICKETOFFICE.COM or TULSAPAC.COM. Tickets can be printed at home or sent to your cell phone. The ticket office gladly exchanges tickets to events with more than one performance, subject to certain guidelines. Otherwise, all sales are final.

SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

All Tulsa PAC facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Please ask about wheelchairaccessible seating when purchasing your ticket. Parking is located on the street level of the parking garage near the PAC elevators. Use the south elevator to reach Chapman Music Hall. Restroom facilities are located in the Third Street Lobby and Promenade for Chapman Music Hall events and adjacent to the John H. Williams Theatre Lobby for events in the PAC’s other theatres. Headsets and telecoil units for the Sennheiser infrared hearing assistance system in Chapman Music Hall may be picked up at the Coat Check in the Third Street Lobby for Chapman events or from the House Manager on duty in the Williams Lobby for John H. Williams and Liddy Doenges Theatre events.

PARKING

Convenient underground parking is located west of the building, accessed from a one-way street going east on Second Street. Event parking is also available in several lots across the street to the east and south of the PAC.

We at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center are getting ready for our incredible 41st season and hope you will plan to spend as much time as possible seeing some of the best entertainment in the world. The TPAC is fortunate to have longtime community partners presenting world-class talent in our various theatres. Celebrity Attractions will be bringing you another stellar Broadway lineup and our own Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Opera and Tulsa Symphony continue to present the best that their specific genres have to offer in Chapman Music Hall. Our local theatre companies—American Theatre Company, Sand Springs Community Theatre, Theatre North, Theatre Tulsa and Tulsa Project Theatre—keep the Second Street theatres full of energy, presenting a myriad of titles featuring the region’s finest actors. And we certainly cannot forget about Chamber Music Tulsa, 35 Concerts, Tulsa Town Hall, Choregus Productions and the Tulsa PAC Trust for continuing to bring imaginative and forward-thinking lectures, plays and concerts to our facility. It is the goal of the TPAC staff that we partner with each of these companies to give you the very best experience possible. Customer service will continue to be our number one priority. The TPAC has been a home and haven for the arts for decades, and it is my goal to continue to look for ways to make us even better. Tulsa PAC is your home for creativity, collaboration and the energy that can only come from the performing and visual arts. Prepare to be thrilled, challenged and inspired by what will take place during the 2017-2018 season! I can’t wait for it to start, how about you?

With great anticipation,

Mark Frie

ADMISSION & LATE SEATING

Lobby doors open two hours prior to an event. Theatres open 30 minutes before curtain. Late seating is at the discretion of each presenter. Latecomers may be temporarily held out of the theatre or asked to take seats at the back if available.

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The cast of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Celebrity Attractions Photo: Mark and Tracy Photography.

AUG UST August 1

Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève: Glory – Choregus Productions

The acclaimed century-old Swiss company presents Andonis Foniadakis’ choreography set to the sparkling and architecturally rich music of Baroque master Georg Friedrich Händel. The result is daring, exuberant and deeply human. August 6

Brian Brooks: Wilderness – Choregus Productions

Control and chaos collide in Wilderness, performed by the critically acclaimed and award-winning Brian Brooks and his New York-based ensemble to live music by Sandbox Percussion. Like molecules of compressed energy, eight dancers hurtle through composer Jerome Begin’s relentless percussion score.

SIDE NOTES Theatre Tulsa celebrates its 95th year this season and is the longest active local theatre company west of the Mississippi River. The Little Mermaid originated as a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, written in 1837. The fairy tale differs from the Disney version in that the Little Mermaid sacrifices herself for true love in the end.

August 18-September 3

Ragtime – Theatre Tulsa

Celebrate our nation’s greatness with this epic, passionate story about the struggles and triumphs of Jewish, African-American and white Christian families in early 20th-century New York. Based on the award-winning novel by E.L. Doctorow, Ragtime was adapted for the stage by Terrence McNally. August 29-September 3

Disney’s The Little Mermaid – Celebrity Attractions

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, a young mermaid longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. It’s a hauntingly beautiful love story complemented by songs such as “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World” from Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken.

Ragtime Theatre Tulsa Photo: Josh New


SEPTEMBER September 10

Calidore String Quartet – Chamber Music Tulsa

Deborah Cox in The Bodyguard. Celebrity Attractions Photo: Paul Coltas

Among the most celebrated ensembles of their generation, the Calidore Quartet made international headlines in 2016 by winning the world’s largest prize for chamber music. On the program for the ensemble’s Tulsa debut are works by Haydn, Hindemith, Shaw and Mendelssohn. September 13-24

I Am My Own Wife – Tulsa Project Theatre and Lyric Theatre

This is the true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, Berlin’s most famous transvestite, who survived two of the most oppressive regimes of the 20th century, the Nazis and the Communists. TPT Artistic Director Matthew Alvin Brown portrays more than 30 characters in a fascinating tour-de-force performance. September 15

Captain Mark Kelly – Tulsa Town Hall

The highly decorated American astronaut commanded the space shuttles Endeavour and Discovery and visited the International Space Station four times. He also partnered with his identical twin brother, astronaut Scott Kelly, in a historic yearlong NASA study on how space affects the human body. September 16

Gala Concert With Jon Kimura Parker – Tulsa Symphony Classics

Known for his passionate artistry and engaging stage presence, the acclaimed pianist will perform Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2. Also on this program conducted by Daniel Hege are Brahms’ energetic Hungarian Dances No. 1 and No. 5 and Bartok’s colorful Miraculous Mandarin Suite.

Jon Kimura Parker Tulsa Symphony Photo: Tara McMullen


September 22

Chris Botti – 35 Concerts

Four albums recorded by this Grammy Award-winning trumpeter have reached No. 1 on the Billboard jazz chart. In addition to his solo career, Botti has toured with Paul Simon and Sting and performed with Aretha Franklin, Josh Groban and other vocal superstars. September 22-October 1

Green Day’s American Idiot – Theatre Tulsa Next Stage

Fed-up suburban youths struggle to find their place in a superficial society in this 2010 Broadway rock opera. Based on the Grammy Award-winning album by the punk-rock band Green Day, this show includes their hit songs “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends.” September 26-October 1

Green Day’s American Idiot Theatre Tulsa Photo: Josh New

The Bodyguard – Celebrity Attractions

R&B superstar Deborah Cox stars in this musical based on the smash hit film. A former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard is hired to protect music superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love.

SIDE NOTES The Calidore String Quartet Chamber Music Tulsa

Captain Mark Kelly is married to Gabby Giffords, the Arizona politician and former U.S. House of Representatives member who survived an attempted assassination in 2011. The 1992 film The Bodyguard was Whitney Houston’s debut acting role. Deborah Cox portrays the character in the Broadway show, but that’s only one of many connections the two divas shared. Houston and Cox recorded a duet, “Same Script, Different Cast,” for Houston’s 2000 LP The Greatest Hits.


October 6

How I Became a Pirate – PAC Trust Imagination Series Sail off on a swashbuckling musical excursion as young Jeremy Jacobs joins Captain Braid Beard’s band of comical pirates in search of the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy finds fun and adventure on the high seas but soon learns that home and family are treasures you can’t find on any map. October 13-14

TU Dance – Choregus Productions

Founded by former Alvin Ailey principal dancers Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands in Saint Paul, Minnesota, this 10-member professional company is acclaimed for its versatile artists who perform work that draws together modern dance, classical ballet, and Africanbased and urban vernacular movements. October 15

Danish String Quartet – Chamber Music Tulsa

Combining the hipster good looks of a rock band with impeccable technique and stylistic versatility, the musicians of DSQ, who met as young boys at summer camp, invite listeners to share their infectious joy in music. The bearded blonds will perform works by Haydn, Schnittke and Beethoven.

October 20 & 22

Faust – Tulsa Opera

This grand opera is all about ambition, love, redemption and deals with the devil. Composer Charles Gounod’s first great success, establishing his international reputation, vividly comes to life in a classic production designed by Earl Staley and reimagined by the youthful vision of stage director Omer Ben Seadia. October 20-28

Fun Home – American Theatre Company

The Best Musical of 2015 is a fresh and brilliantly told memoir marked by Gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst and great books. As she works on her memoir, successful middle-aged cartoonist Alison Bechdel recalls two time periods in her life: her childhood around age 10 and her first year in college. TU Dance Choregus Productions Photo: Michael Slobodian


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October 27

Dr. Bennet Omalu – Tulsa Town Hall

As chronicled in the film Concussion, Dr. Bennet Omalu was the first doctor to discover and publish findings of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in American football players. Born in Nigeria and now a U.S. citizen, Omalu was named a 2016 Great Immigrant honoree by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. October 28

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 – Tulsa Symphony Classics

Andrew Grams conducts Tchaikovsky’s emotional Symphony No. 6, Pathétique. The program also showcases Tim McFadden (principal trumpet) and Celeste Frehner (English horn) on Aaron Copland’s Quiet City and closes with Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber.

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Faust Tulsa Opera Danish String Quartet Chamber Music Tulsa Photo: Caroline Bittencourt

SIDE NOTES Tulsa Opera, celebrating its 70th anniversary this season, is the 12th-oldest opera company in North America. Opera News magazine says it’s one of America’s Top 10 favorite regional opera companies. Fun Home was nominated for 12 Tony Awards in 2015, winning five, including Best Musical.


NOVEMBER November 3-5

Don Quixote – Tulsa Ballet

This visually stunning ballet choreographed by Anna-Marie Holmes follows the wild and crazy Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza as they chase after forbidden lovers Kitri and Basilio. Based on Cervantes’ famous novel, this 19th-century classical ballet is one of the most entertaining in ballet repertory. Don Quixote Tulsa Ballet

November 3-11

Amadeus – Theatre Tulsa

Inspired by envy and motivated by madness, 18th-century composer Antonio Salieri seeks to destroy by any means necessary his brilliant, bawdy rival, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This 1981 Tony Award winner for Best Play was written by Peter Shaffer, who later adapted it into an Academy Award-winning film. November 8

PJ Masks Live: Time to Be a Hero – 35 Concerts

Time to Be a Hero is a brand-new stage show featuring the super-heroic trio from the animated TV series PJ Masks. Watch Catboy, Owlette and Gekko as they try to save the day from sneaky villains Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl. Fluttering Feathers! Leaping Lizards! What a CAT-astrophe! November 9

Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live! – Celebrity Attractions

Jungle Jack will introduce you to some of the world’s most spectacular animals and share humorous stories and amazing exclusive footage from his worldwide adventures. From the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, Hanna has explored the corners of the globe as one of the most visible and respected animal ambassadors. November 12

Meccore Quartet – Chamber Music Tulsa

Developing a reputation for thrilling concerts and for championing the works of their Polish compatriot, Karol Szymanowski, these celebrated musicians perform standing up, engaging their whole bodies to express the essence of the music. Their Tulsa debut features works by Szymanowski and Schumann. PJ Masks Live: Time to Be a Hero 35 Concerts


November 16-19

Martin Luther on Trial – Fellowship for Performing Arts

A trial in the afterlife, and the prosecutor is the Devil. In this new original play, Luther’s wife Katie defends him as witnesses, including Adolf Hitler, Sigmund Freud, Rabbi Josel, Martin Luther King Jr. and others, take the stand in a provocative exploration of one of history’s most explosive personalities. November 18-19

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert – Tulsa Symphony

Relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score. Additional performances were added soon after the original concert was announced last spring to meet the high demand for tickets to this family-friendly show. November 26

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Celebrity Attractions

The beloved TV classic soars off the screen and onto the stage with all of your favorite characters from the special, including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special!

SIDE NOTES Don Quixote was first presented by the Ballet of the Imperial Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia, in 1869. The Harry Potter film series— comprising eight films—has grossed more than $8.5 billion worldwide and is the secondhighest-grossing film franchise, just behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe and ahead of the Star Wars franchise.

November 28-December 3

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – Celebrity Attractions

Featuring the music of Carole King and Gerry Goffin, along with other contemporary songs, Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Meccore Quartet Chamber Music Tulsa Photo: Anita Wasik-Plocinska

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone- In Concert

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December 7-10

Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida: School Edition – Theatre Tulsa Family

Adapted from the Tony Award-winning hit, the student version of Elton John and Tim Rice’s musical is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal set in Egypt. The talented teens of Theatre Tulsa’s Broadway Bound class perform this timeless love story inspired by Verdi’s famous opera. December 8-23

The Nutcracker Tulsa Ballet

A Christmas Carol – American Theatre Tulsa

Robert Odle and Richard Averill’s musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ beloved novella has been a Tulsa tradition for more than 40 years! Ebenezer Scrooge’s ghost-inspired overnight transformation from miser to misery-reliever is an annual reminder of the basic message of the holiday season. December 9-23

The Nutcracker – Tulsa Ballet

SIDE NOTES American Theatre Company’s annual production of A Christmas Carol is the second-oldest production in the country, according to American Theatre Magazine. The company celebrates its 48th season in 2017-18. The Nutcracker premiered in 1892 and has been adapted onto stages and screens in many forms, including stopmotion animation, burlesque shows, ice skating tours and even a Barbie movie.

A young girl’s fantasy unfolds in this remarkable production that mixes the visuals of a Broadway show with the heartwarming story of a fairy tale Christmas. More than 100 local children join the professional company to help the larger-than-life Mouse King battle the Nutcracker Prince and his toy soldier brigade. December 21-22

A Sheridan Road Christmas – Sheridan Road

Sheridan Road’s holiday celebration features candlelight, nostalgia, a cappella carols and swinging Christmas tunes in the elegant Westby Pavilion. With table seating for everyone, ticket prices include refreshments of wine, cheese, coffee and holiday desserts as the audience enjoys the beautiful holiday harmonies. Featuring the Sheridan Road combo and new holiday arrangements from Tulsa pianist/ arranger Brad Henderson.

A Christmas Carol American Theatre Company Photo: Greg Roach


January 12-21

JANUARY

Evita – Theatre Tulsa

Experience the splendor and spectacle of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s epic saga about the early life, rise to power, charity work and untimely death of South American political leader Eva Peron. This show contains “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” one of the most beloved songs in musical theatre history. January 13

An Evening With Eric Whitacre – Tulsa Symphony Classics

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The Grammy Award-winning composer and conductor leads Tulsa Symphony and Tulsa Oratorio Chorus through a thrilling and diverse collection of his works, including “Water Night,” “Five Hebrew Love Songs,” “Equus,” “Songs of Immortality,” “Deep Field” and “Godzilla Eats Las Vegas.”

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Named Best Musical of 2014, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder tells the uproarious story of a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by — you guessed it — eliminating the eight pesky relatives (all played by one fearless man) who stand in his way.

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder – Celebrity Attractions

January 26-27

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet – Choregus Productions

This company’s bold vision — top choreographers, groundbreaking repertoire and virtuoso dancers — fosters a jewel of a dance company based in two culturally important cities of the American West: Aspen and Santa Fe. A European sensibility glossed with American ebullience forges ASFB’s aesthetic.

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January 28

Ensemble 4.1 – Chamber Music Tulsa

Ensemble 4.1 offers a rare opportunity to hear the unusual quintet combination of piano, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn. This German ensemble, making its Tulsa debut, performs rarely heard masterworks by Mozart and Beethoven, along with other gems from the Romantic and modern eras.

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Evita bowed on Broadway in 1979 with Patti LuPone in the lead role of Eva Peron, supported by Mandy Patinkin as Che. Patinkin would later work with pop star Madonna in 1990’s Dick Tracy, while Madonna would go on to play Peron in the 1996 film adaptation. A Gentlemen’s Guide To Love & Murder, winner of Best Musical at the 2014 Tony Awards, was adapted from the 1949 British film Kind Hearts and Coronets, which starred Alec Guinness, or as many fans know him, Obi Wan Kenobi of Star Wars fame.


February 3-11

Seven Guitars – Theatre North A renowned Broadway, television and movie actress, Linney has also been honored for her cancer advocacy work, which was inspired by her father’s death from the disease. In addition, as a result of her passion for the arts, Linney started an arts education program for children at Juilliard.

August Wilson wrote Seven Guitars as the fifth in a 10-play cycle about African-American life in the 20th century. After being released from jail, Floyd is motivated by a having a “hit” recording and believes that a life of disappointment and failure will turn into one of riches and glory. The “Seven Guitars” symbolize the seven characters in the play who tell their stories as they reflect on the journey of the lead character.

February 2

February 9-11

Freedom Train – PAC Trust Imagination Series

Strictly Gershwin – Tulsa Ballet

February 2

Laura Linney – Tulsa Town Hall

Freedom Train tells the thrilling story of Harriet Tubman, the Moses of her people, in a fascinating series of highly theatrical scenes that use dance, dialogue and music of the American Civil War period. It’s the story of self-sacrifice, dedication and survival, laced with warmth and a sense of humor that celebrates the human spirit. February 3

Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 – Tulsa Symphony Classics

It’s the American premiere of a phenomenally entertaining piece of dance, music, song and theater! Choreographed by former English National Ballet Artistic Director Derek Deane, Strictly Gershwin features 40 dancers, 14 tappers, four singers, 45 musicians and the timeless music of George and Ira Gershwin. Laura Linney Tulsa Town Hall Photo: Joan Marcus

Concertmaster Rossitza Jekova-Goza is the featured soloist for this concert, performing Korngold’s dramatic Violin Concerto. The program, conducted by Daniel Hege, opens with Medea’s Dance of Vengeance by Samuel Barber and closes with Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 in A minor, the Scottish.

Freedom Train Tulsa PAC Trust Imagination Series Photo: Jean-Marie Guyaux


February 16-25

Falsettos – Tulsa Project Theatre

This sung-through musical tells the story of a Jewish family living in New York at the beginning of the 1980s. Marvin has the perfect family — or so it seems until he leaves them for a man named Whizzer. When Whizzer is diagnosed with AIDS, the whole family — non-traditional as it may be — must come together. February 17

The Stars Align: Anniversary Gala Celebration – Tulsa Opera

Tulsa Opera celebrates 70 years with a gala anniversary concert featuring world-famous opera star Susan Graham. Joining her will be Oklahoma’s own silvery soprano Sarah Coburn, Native American conductor Timothy Long and Tulsa Opera Young Artist alumni David Portillo and Aaron Blake from last season’s The Pearl Fishers.

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Strictly Gershwin Tulsa Ballet


MARCH March 1

On the Road with Ellington – Sheridan Road

Enjoy a vocal jazz tribute to Duke Ellington, the prolific and influential 20th-century jazz artist. Sheridan Road vocalists and combo will perform some of Ellington’s greatest hits, such as “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” “Satin Doll” and “Take the ‘A’ Train,” as well as some of Ellington’s later works that transcended the boundaries of jazz. Cinderella Tulsa Ballet

March 4

Carnegie Hall Link Up: The Orchestra Sings Family Concert – Tulsa Symphony

Carnegie Hall Link Up pairs orchestras with students in grades 3-5 to explore orchestral repertoire and fundamental musical skills through a hands-on music curriculum. Students participate by singing or playing along with the symphony on recorders from their seats in the audience. March 6-11

Finding Neverland – Celebrity Attractions

In this 2015 musical, playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, Barrie sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers.

Kevin Kern and Tom Hewitt in Finding Neverland. Celebrity Attractions Photo: Carol Rosegg

March 9-17

The Humans – American Theatre Company

At Thanksgiving, the Blake family gathers at the run-down apartment of Brigid and her boyfriend, Richard. Brigid’s parents are unhappy their daughters have left home and abandoned their religion, forcing all involved to deal with aging, illness and a changing economy in this 2016 Best Play Tony Award winner.


March 9-18

Into the Woods – Theatre Tulsa

Journey into a world of magic and mystery in this unforgettable storybook fantasy from musical theatre maestro Stephen Sondheim. The show intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. March 11

Horszowski Trio with Masumi Per Rostad – Chamber Music Tulsa

In addition to playing Schumann’s Trio in F major, the Horszowski Trio will introduce the music of Andreia Pinto-Correia with a work she composed especially for them. Joining the Trio for Dvorak’s Piano Quartet in E-flat major is Masumi Per Rostad, violist of the renowned Pacifica Quartet. March 16-18

Cinderella – Tulsa Ballet

Originally choreographed for the National Ballet in Washington, D.C., in 1970 and danced by the likes of Margot Fonteyn and Ivan Nagy, Ben Stevenson’s version of Cinderella has been called his signature masterpiece — the perfect blend of dance, theatrics and humor set to Prokofiev’s classic score.

March 23

Rudy Maxa – Tulsa Town Hall

Rudy Maxa is a consumer travel expert whose writings and Emmy Award-winning television shows have been instrumental in saving time and money for thousands of travelers. His enthusiasm for exploration is expressed in nearly 100 television episodes focusing on great destinations of the world. March 24

Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 – Tulsa Symphony Classics

Principal Guest Conductor Daniel Hege leads the orchestra in The Chairman Dances, written by John Adams while he was working on the opera Nixon in China, and Edward Elgar’s In the South (Alassio), as well as Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, featuring soprano Sarah Coburn.

SIDE NOTES The Humans, which won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play, is told in one act and was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Horszowski Trio Chamber Music Tulsa Photo: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Bohemian-born composer/conductor Gustav Mahler graduated from the Vienna Conservatory and interpreted works of Wagner, Mozart and Tchaikovsky. Two years before his death in 1911, he was the director of New York’s Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic.

Daniel Hege Tulsa Symphony Photo: Chris Lee


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April 3-8

The Sound of Music – Celebrity Attractions

The spirited, romantic and beloved musical about Maria and the von Trapp family will once again thrill audiences with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. April 6

Curious George: The Golden Meatball – PAC Trust Imagination Series

Join the inquisitive, lovable little monkey — star of books, movies and TV — in this delightful new musical produced by Theatreworks USA. George, on a mission to enter Chef Pisghetti’s meatballs in the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest in Rome, learns the “secret ingredient” to cooking! April 13

Piper Kerman – Tulsa Town Hall

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Piper Kerman’s bestselling memoir Orange Is the New Black chronicles her 13-month stay in a federal correctional facility. The Netflix adaptation is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series. Kerman is currently a board member for the Women’s Prison Association.

Takács Quartet Chamber Music Tulsa Photo: Ellen Appel


April 13-21

The Producers – Theatre Tulsa

Two Broadway producers discover they can make more money with a flop than a hit in this hysterical musical from one of America’s greatest comedy writers, Mel Brooks. Based on Brooks’ 1968 movie of the same name, The Producers holds the record for most Tony Awards for a single production: 12. April 14

Voyage of Discovery: Space, The Final Frontier – Tulsa Symphony Pops

Pops Conductor Ron Spigelman leads the Tulsa Symphony in performing Gustav Holst’s sevenmovement suite The Planets, accompanied by images from NASA. Also on the program are John Williams’ epic Star Wars score and music from the Star Trek franchise.

Curious George: The Golden Meatball Tulsa PAC Trust Imagination Series Photo: Doug Dobos

April 22

Takács Quartet – Chamber Music Tulsa

For more than four decades, the Takács Quartet has epitomized excellence. In Grammy-winning recordings and masterful live performances, the quartet’s sound is full of warmth, intelligence and personality. Mozart, Dohnányi and Mendelssohn are on the program for this Hungarian quartet’s third visit to Tulsa. April 27 & 29

SIDE NOTES Mary Martin originated the role of Maria in The Sound of Music in 1959 at the age of 46. Martin had previously played the leads in Peter Pan, South Pacific and Annie Get Your Gun. She was also the mother of Larry Hagman (J.R. on Dallas). Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot was the composer’s final opera and was unfinished at the time of his death in 1924. Italian composer Franco Alfano completed the last two scenes.

Turandot – Tulsa Opera

Giacomo Puccini’s final and most musically adventuresome opera is a sweeping saga of pride, passion and devotion. This is the legendary fable of a Chinese princess who was so beautiful that men risked death for the chance to woo her. Turandot includes one of the world’s most beloved tenor arias, Nessun dorma. April 27-29

Tick…Tick…Boom! – Tulsa Project Theatre and CityRep OKC

This autobiographical pop-rock musical by Jonathan Larson, the late Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, tells the story of a composer and the sacrifices he makes to achieve his big break, eventually leading to a Broadway blockbuster. The Sound of Music Celebrity Attractions Photo: Jeremy Daniel and Matthew Murphy

Piper Kerman Tulsa Town Hall Photo: Sam Zalutsky


May 4-12

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – American Theatre Company

Edward Albee’s classic drama examines the breakdown of a middle-aged couple’s marriage. Late one evening after a university faculty party, the wife invites a younger couple over for a drink, and the guests are drawn into their hosts’ scathing, drunken diatribes and emotionally abusive games.

May 12

Home Grown: Tulsa Symphony Soloists and Other Uniquely Oklahoma Artists – Tulsa Symphony Pops

Starring seven Oklahoma musicians, this new event includes a piccolo tuba duet, a trumpet duet and other unique collaborations among Tulsa Symphony soloists and other Oklahoma artists, including jazz vocalist Annie Ellicott and pianist Barron Ryan. Harmony Project Tulsa and Tulsa Oratorio also join in the fun!

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May 12-20

Zooman and the Sign – Theatre North

Zooman and the Sign holds up a mirror to the pathological teen violence seen in black communities. The play by Charles Fuller, first staged in the 1980s, doesn’t attempt to explain black-on-black crime, nor does it give pat answers on how to eradicate it. It just tells one, lone story that exemplifies the simple truth that affects those living in areas directly touched by gang violence.

SIDE NOTES Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? debuted on Broadway in 1962. The 1966 film adaptation was one of only two films to be nominated in every eligible category at the Academy Awards and helped Elizabeth Taylor win her second Academy Award for Best Actress. The Lion King, based on the 1994 Walt Disney animated film, debuted on Broadway in 1997, and by 2014, it had become the top-earning title in box-office history for both stage and film productions, surpassing the record previously held by The Phantom of the Opera.

May 18-20

The Lion King Jr. – Theatre Tulsa Family

Students of Theatre Tulsa’s Broadway Bootcamp class perform the youth version of Disney’s Broadway blockbuster. Musical numbers include Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Circle of Life,” “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King,” “Hakuna Matata” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” May 24

Alicia Hall Moran: Black Wall Street – Choregus Productions

Mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran has been heralded for her beautiful voice and bold programming choices. With her collaborator and husband, pianist Jason Moran, she performs a staged concert that reconsiders the tragedy of the Tulsa Race Riot with a new gaze and a new soundtrack. June 1-30

SummerStage Tulsa 2018 – Tulsa PAC Trust

An annual tradition for more than 30 years, SummerStage offers affordable theatre, music, dance and more in the casual atmosphere of the PAC’s Second Street theaters. Local and regional groups and individuals present colorful, diverse shows — from familiar plays and musicals to original works and intimate cabarets. June 19-24

An American in Paris – Celebrity Attractions

An American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city yearn for new beginnings in the aftermath of World War II. Christopher Wheeldon’s Tony Award-winning choreography matched to unforgettable songs by George and Ira Gershwin bring the magic and romance of Paris to Tulsa!


SEPTEMBER 5-28 Marjorie Atwood

OCTOBER 3-30

OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 10 AM TO 5:30 PM, AND DURING ALL CHAPMAN MUSIC HALL EVENTS

Southeastern Indian Artists Association

NOVEMBER 2-29 Tulsa Artists Guild

DECEMBER 2-28 Nanda Thompson

JANUARY 4-30 TREE – Tulsa Artists

FEBRUARY 2-27 Tulsa PAC Staff Show

MARCH 2-29 Talitha Jacobs

APRIL 3-30 Cathy Deuschle and Rhonda Davis

MAY 3-30 J.V. Green

JUNE 2-28 Alpha Rho Tau

BROWN BAG IT SERIES Every First Wednesday of the Month | Free and Open to the Public Sept. 6

Janet Rutland

Oct. 4

Annie Ellicott

Nov. 1

Trio Balan-Kan

Dec. 6

Tulsa Festival Ringers

Feb. 7

Barron Ryan

March 7

the bART Center for Music

April 4

TSO Woodwinds Quintet

May 2

TSO Brass Quintet

June 6

Luis Eduardo Garcia

TICKET PRICES AND SHOWS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Annie Ellicott Tulsa PAC Trust Photo: Jeremy Charles


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2017-2018 Season Brochure for the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma

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