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May 2017

Something Rotten!

May 23 - May 28
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Direct from Broadway, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is a “big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in the ‘90s – the 1590s – this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom (Tony® nominee Rob McClure and Broadway’s Josh Grisetti), two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare (Tony® nominee Adam Pascal) keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting…

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Sangama

May 25 - May 26
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Kripalaya Dance Academy believes that the diversity that exists in each of us is something to be celebrated and not feared. "We may all be different," says director Priya Raju, "but we are the same in our hopes and aspirations, in our expressions of joy and happiness. And as humans, we all have a responsibility to look after each other and preserve each other's culture." Kripalaya's dance-and-music production "Sangama," which means "confluence," depicts how we can embrace our individuality and…

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Live From TulskaTown, Or What You Won’t

May 26 - May 27
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Hard-hitting satire? Ridiculous wordplay?? Hot and sexy sexual situation??? Whatever could all of these things have in common? They will all be front and center in "Live From Tulskatown, Or What You Won't." This show, from the minds of self-proclaimed "bumbling local dork" Jack Allen and friends, will be a wild, hilarious and emotional ride featuring original sketch comedy, music and well-crafted yodeling. Mature audiences only May 26-27 at 8:00pm

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Flyin’ West

May 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Following the end of the Civil War, many former slaves, anxious to leave the South and the increasing disappointments and dangers of Reconstruction, took advantage of The Homestead Act and went West to build new lives for themselves and their families. Many of these homesteaders were black women who overcame tremendous odds to work their own land and make a place for themselves in an often harsh and forbidding environment. Set in 1898, "Flyin' West" by Pearl Cleage is the…

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June 2017

Pete ‘N’ Keely

June 1 - June 4
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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It's 1968! Tune in as America's swingin' sweethearts — Pete Bartel and Keely Stevens — reunite for a live television special re-living their illustrious musical career on TV. Nevermind the fact that they haven't spoken to each other since their big break-up at Caesar's Palace five years ago! June 1-3 at 8 p.m. June 3-4 at 2 p.m.

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The Cherokee Maidens & Sycamore Swing in Concert

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Rising up from deep musical roots in America's Heartland, The Cherokee Maidens — along with their star-studded band, Sycamore Swing — pay homage to the past. Think Bob Wills meets the country cousins of The Andrews Sisters. The melodic braid of this trio is time tested. Kansan Robin Macy has performed up and down the I-35 corridor for decades. Red Dirt girl Monica Taylor from Oklahoma and bluegrass virtuoso Lauren "Sis" White from Kentucky join Macy to create signature three-part…

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Flyin’ West

June 2 - June 3
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Following the end of the Civil War, many former slaves, anxious to leave the South and the increasing disappointments and dangers of Reconstruction, took advantage of The Homestead Act and went West to build new lives for themselves and their families. Many of these homesteaders were black women who overcame tremendous odds to work their own land and make a place for themselves in an often harsh and forbidding environment. Set in 1898, "Flyin' West" by Pearl Cleage is the…

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Little Shop of Horrors

June 2 - June 4
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Don't feed the plants! This sci-fi-horror-film-turned-rock-musical follows Sydney, a meek florist shop assistant who discovers a strange and mysterious plant he fondly calls “Audrey II,” after his affection for a co-worker. With each day that Seymour cares for Audrey II, he gradually learns that the plant is a mean green mother from outer space who uses Seymour to do his deadly bidding. This production is set as a rock-and-roll ode to “B” horror films while bringing light to issues that…

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Voices of the Future: Songs About Teenage Life, Love & Hope

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Tulsa Youth Cabaret, a musical theatre troupe composed of talented young vocalists, delivers a rousing evening of songs about teenage life and love. This family-friendly show aims to leave attendees feeling inspired and hopeful for the future as they hear these young people articulating their perspective through moving solo and group performances of some of musical theatre's most beloved songs. Tulsa Youth Cabaret performers are hand-selected from Northeastern Oklahoma's stages. Many of them have made television appearances, competed nationally with…

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Shelby Eicher’s Hillbilly Jazz

June 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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"Hillbilly Jazz" is a fun show drawing on the movement in country music that was influenced by Bob Wills. Wills brought swing and boogie-woogie rhythms, along with electric instruments and drums, to a genre that was largely acoustic. Many artists in the 1950s produced this fresh sound. "Hillbilly Jazz" will have an all star line-up — Shelby Eicher, Tommy Crook, Steve Bagsby, Jared Johnson and Nathan Eicher — and will tap into this great sound with tunes by Merle Travis,…

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Vintage Wildflowers in Concert

June 4 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Acclaimed for its members' instrumental prowess, onstage charm and soulful vocals, Vintage Wildflowers has developed an enthusiastic legion of fans with its vibrant Celtic, folk and bluegrass blend. The music reflects the lives and backgrounds of these three women, melding the trio’s wide-ranging musical interests with their Celtic music obsession. This is Vintage Wildflowers' seventh appearance at SummerStage since the group was founded in 2008.

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Brown Bag It: Tulsa Rock Quartet

June 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Contemporary tunes performed on classical instruments, brought to you FREE during your lunch hour!

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Little Shop of Horrors

June 8 - June 11
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Don't feed the plants! This sci-fi-horror-film-turned-rock-musical follows Sydney, a meek florist shop assistant who discovers a strange and mysterious plant he fondly calls “Audrey II,” after his affection for a co-worker. With each day that Seymour cares for Audrey II, he gradually learns that the plant is a mean green mother from outer space who uses Seymour to do his deadly bidding. This production is set as a rock-and-roll ode to “B” horror films while bringing light to issues that…

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Wow! Handbells Rock!!!

June 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Handbell music is not just for the Christmas season! Join us as the Tulsa Festival Ringers play a variety of pop and classical tunes from “Eleanor Rigby” to “Nocturne No. 2.” For some songs, the ringers will be using additional instruments to enhance your listening experience, and you may be invited to sing along as they ring one of your favorites. The group, led by Artistic Director Jerome Robinson, is composed of handbell directors and experienced ringers from Eastern Oklahoma…

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Us/Them

June 9 - June 11
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Showing the same incident from two different perspectives — one of a white family and one of an African-American family — this play challenges perceptions of self, privilege and everyday human interactions. June 9-10 at 8 p.m. June 11 at 2 p.m.

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88 Keys & Me

June 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Using nothing but a grand piano, Jeremy Stevens tells the story of how that musical instrument changed his life. “88 Keys and Me” is a raucous romp through Jeremy's life as he explores all the virtues of the piano — classical, romantic, comedic and tragic. Mature audiences only

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Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound: After the Curtain

June 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Through his Emmy Award-winning work on "So You Think You Can Dance," Travis Wall has established himself as one of America's favorite choreographers. His artistic direction of SHAPING SOUND has already produced one spell-binding show in "Dance Reimagined," which has captivated audiences all across North America. Now, Travis and SHAPING SOUND are back with their brand new show, "After the Curtain." These visual musicians continue to dazzle audiences as they tell the story of a man fighting to find his…

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Silly Habits with Janet Rutland

June 10 - June 11
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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"Silly Habits with Janet Rutland" is inspired by a Janis Ian composition recorded by Mel Tormé in the early 1980s. "It's one of those terrific songs I've had in my back pocket for awhile," Rutland says. "I've also chosen a couple of vintage gems from the old Dick Van Dyke show." She'll be joined by master musician Scott McQuade and vocalists Terry Baxter and Barry Hensley. June 10 at 7:30 p.m. June 11 at 2 p.m.

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1964…The Tribute

June 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Since the early 1980s, "1964…The Tribute" has been thrilling audiences all over the globe with what Rolling Stone magazine has called the “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth." "1964…The Tribute" takes audiences on a musical journey to a special time in rock-n-roll history. Choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era, "1964" recreates an early 1960s live Beatles concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and onstage banter.

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Guitars Gone Wild: Jazz & Blues

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Since 2014, Joesf Glaude and Guitars Gone Wild have been playing to enthusiastic audiences around Tulsa and around the world. Their creative, high-energy and unique jazz infusion sound has made this dynamic, popular group in high demand to entertain at events ranging from fundraisers to festivals and corporate to club venues. Guitars Gone Wild will be playing selections from their newest CD, "String Theory," along with popular jazz and blues hits.

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Seeking Shelter

June 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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“Who are we as human beings, if we ignore the suffering of others?” –Anonymous. "Seeking Shelter" is an original show about a seemingly invisible people: the homeless. Through storytelling, song and dance, performers will shed light on the plight of our homeless population and give voice to our marginalized communities. In this dynamic and poignant 90-minute show, Karlena Riggs and Pete Brennan (and featured guests), will explore the common themes affecting our veterans, people of color, LGTB youth, and survivors…

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The Moody Dudes

June 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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With video, photos, and live rock songs from the era, some of which are rarely performed in this day and age, this show recreates the era of the mid- to late-1960s, focusing on the music and events leading up to the 1967 Summer of Love. The fact that three of the five members of the band lived through that period as teenagers lends verisimilitude to the event, as does the group's authentic garage-band sound. And remember: If it's too loud,…

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Just Us: Whitney Peters & Friends

June 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Whitney Peters has spent years performing on cruise ships and across the country in Branson, Nashville and other cities. She honed her craft singing and writing all over the world before relocating to San Antonio to perform in and direct several shows at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. “Just Us!” features a wide array of beloved Broadway tunes, torch songs and American standards, as well as hilarious parodies and comedy galore! Joining Whitney will be new Oklahoman Apollo Bradley, multi-talented guitarist…

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Protest! A Musical Revue

June 17 - June 18
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Protest! Is there really any other way to help our leaders understand what we want? If there is a silver lining to bad times, it is great music and great art. We won't tell you what to think, but maybe after seeing this show, you'll feel inspired to let yourself be heard! What do YOU want? June 17-18 at 7:30 p.m.

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Cats of Any Color

June 17 - June 18
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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“Cats of Any Color” looks at the symbiotic and syncopated relationship between Jewish and black people in the history of American popular music. The title is based on a Louis Armstrong quote, that “it’s no crime for cats of any color to get together and blow. Race-conscious jazz musicians? Nobody could be who really knew their horns and loved the music.” Creator, compiler and curator Rebecca Ungerman uses the music of the Jazz Age, the Civil Rights Era and today,…

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The Snow Queen

June 17 - June 18
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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On the heels of acclaimed European performances in Hamburg, Dresden and Venice and a two‑year sold-out run at the Berlin Comic Opera, "The Snow Queen," a fairytale opera by Pierangelo Valtinoni that will delight adults and children alike, will have its American premiere in Tulsa! Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story that inspired Disney’s smash hit "Frozen," this work is firmly rooted in the Italian lyric opera tradition with rousing choral numbers and tuneful arias. When young Kai falls…

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Matilda The Musical

June 20 - June 25
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards, "Matilda the Musical" is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, "Matilda" ran for almost four years to sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway. It's been running in London’s West End since 2011, and is currently touring the U.S. and Australia. The Wall…

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

June 22 - June 25
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Thirty-seven plays, one dead playwright, three guys in tights, and under two hours to finish. What could go wrong? Find out in this wild comic ride for Shakespeare fans and/or those who like their comedy fast-paced and interactive. No audience members will be harmed; we can't say the same for the actors! June 22-24 at 7 p.m. June 25 at 2 p.m.

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Mark Gibson Band

June 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Fronted by Tulsa singer/songwriter Mark Gibson, the Mark Gibson Band mixes blues, soul and Motown-inspired vibes. The songs are rhythmic, and the vocals are passionate. The band takes over a room and moves its audiences.

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Local Landmark, National Treasure: Celebrating 95 Years of Theatre Tulsa

June 23 - June 25
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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2017 marks Theatre Tulsa's 95th year of creating live, local theatre for multiple generations of Tulsans. On the cusp of its historic 95th consecutive season, Theatre Tulsa will present the most iconic moments from its storied history during an epic concert showcasing nearly 100 performers from the company's past and present and featuring music from such hits as "Oklahoma!," "Les Misérables" and more. June 23-24 at 8 p.m. June 25 at 2 p.m.

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One More Day with Danny Day

June 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Danny Day (aka Pat Hobbs) returns for a fast-paced trip through America's Songbook. Of course it wouldn't be Danny Day without a few surprises thrown in for good measure!

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Oy, Gestalt!

June 24 - June 25
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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“Oy, Gestalt” is a rollicking look at the life and career of influential Tulsa entertainer Rebecca Ungerman. Picking up where they left off 12 years ago with Ungerman’s first one-woman show, “Indulge Me,” authors Ungerman and P. Casey Morgan deliver a delightful pastiche of songs, stories and a few secrets. Mature audiences only June 24 at 8 p.m. June 25 at 2 p.m.

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