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May 2018

Alicia Hall Moran: “Black Wall Street”

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Known for her passion and flair, mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran has been heralded for both her beautiful voice and her bold programmatic choices, combining an intellectual inquisitiveness with her exquisite music-making. "Black Wall Street" premiered in New York City’s historic Federal Hall, after development at the cutting-edge arts center National Sawdust, and in concert at the Schomburg Center for Research In Black Culture/New York Public Library. With her collaborator and husband, iconic pianist Jason Moran (Artistic Director of Jazz for…

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June 2018

Tulsa Youth Cabaret: One Perfect Moment

June 1 - June 2
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Tulsa Youth Cabaret is an auditioned musical theatre performing troupe composed of the most gifted teen vocalists in the region. Singers from the group have appeared on stages from Singapore to New York “One Perfect Moment” features solo and ensemble musical theatre numbers that depict the uniquely beautiful journey in the life of a teen. Celebrating that teens are our voices of the future, Tulsa Youth Cabaret will speak to attendees’ hearts as they’re taken back to a simpler time…

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Jerry Seinfeld

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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One of America’s most successful comedians, Jerry Seinfeld, returns to Tulsa to perform his signature stand-up routine. Hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere, Seinfeld's latest projects include the Emmy-nominated web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and his Netflix special Jerry Before Seinfeld. Seinfeld continues to perform nationally and internationally. Opening act is comedian Mark Schiff.

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Brown Bag It: Luis-Eduardo

June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Solo polyrhythmic concert and dance performance by Luis-Eduardo. FREE lunchtime performance. Bring your lunch and enjoy the show on the first Wednesday of each month

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SummerStage: WO

June 8 - June 9
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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WO is a collection of dance pieces created and choreographed by women about women’s issues such as miscarriage, menopause, ovarian cancer, sexism in the workplace, etc. The concept was inspired by recent political events, the women’s marches and the #MeToo movement, as well as many personal stories within our community. We are honored to collaborate with fellow women artists in the Tulsa area (including Deborah J. Hunter, Living Water Dance Collective, and Holy Mother Collective) to perform and present within…

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SummerStage: Boogie Wonderland: An Earth, Wind and Fire Tribute

June 8 - June 9
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Multiphonic Funk is a unique fusion of funk and jazz that covers other artists' music and performs its own original music. One of its biggest musical influences is Earth, Wind and Fire, and this show is a love tribute to that incredible band! Boogle Wonderland features many of your EWF favorites, plus some bonus songs by James Brown, Tower of Power and more, including several of Multiphonic Funk's original tunes. June 8-9 at 8 p.m.

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SummerStage: Janet Rutland Sings Gershwin

June 14 - June 15
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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"Janet Rutland Sings Gershwin" is the 14th SummerStage cabaret show for this popular vocalist. "In a way, I'm coming full circle," Rutland notes. "The first cabaret-style show I ever produced — 20 years ago — was all Gershwin material for Tulsa Jazz Society. In this year's show, I'll share a little about the lives of those amazing brothers, George and Ira, and present their songs in the best way I know how with some of the finest musicians in Oklahoma."…

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SummerStage: Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes

June 15 - June 17
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Kate Corrigan has her life in order, or so she likes to think. In what she describes as "not lower middle age" but "upper youth," she has a lucrative job, a no-strings-attached man, and a new house in the suburbs. "Consider yourselves part of the clutter," she blithely tells new neighbors Molly Blumenthal and her grandson, Jeff, when they pay Kate a call before she has even unpacked. And delightful clutter they soon become, overwhelming Kate's tiny existence with a…

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Miró Quartet

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The acclaimed Miró Quartet will perform a special noontime concert on June 15 as part of the OKM Music Festival (formerly OK Mozart). This concert offers general seating, and guests are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch. The Miró Quartet enjoys its place at the top of the international chamber music scene, garnering praise from audiences and critics alike. Formed in 1995, the Miró Quartet took first prizes at several national and international competitions, including the Banff International String…

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Heather Land – “I Ain’t Doin’ It” Tour

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Comedian Heather Land, a single mom who grew up in Tennessee, has a knack for finding the funny in the frustrating. Leaving no stone or situation unturned, she hilariously unravels everyday events, causing audiences to laugh not only at each other, but also (more often than not) at themselves. Her take on topics from ex-husbands to failed diets — delivered in a charming, self-deprecating style — has endeared her to millions of people of all ages. Land burst through the…

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Pinocchio

June 16 - June 17
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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This Pierangelo Valtinoni opera performed by and for young people is a fresh retelling of the classic Carlo Collodi story about a wooden puppet who experiences beautiful life adventures that teach him the value of honesty and integrity. The story is told through 20 characters in short scenes that children of all ages can follow easily. SYNOPSIS: The woodcarver Geppetto has created an animated puppet called Pinocchio. Geppetto sends Pinocchio, who can move unaided, to school, but Pinocchio prefers to…

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SummerStage: Onward

June 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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There’s a point in every show where a decision has to be made. The song about the choice is always compelling. It’s a choice between two places or people... or even a choice within the character. And how each character embraces the choice is how they move onward. Join us for an evening of song and shenanigans with selections from Broadway classics about moving onward!

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An American in Paris

June 19 - June 24
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the Tony® Award-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of World War II. Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony® Award winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season! The New York…

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SummerStage: Erica Papillion-Posey

June 22 - June 23
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Equally at home in the jazz and classical idioms, vocalist, recording artist and author Erica Papillion-Posey is not to be missed on any stage. In 2016 she performed her break-out role as Clara ("Summertime") in the award-winning Aurora Fox Theatre production of Gershwin’s "Porgy and Bess." Papillion-Posey released her second recording, "From the DEEP" last June. The Louisiana native’s 2015 debut recording, "The Standard Reimagined, when jazz…", a nostalgic torch tribute to the era of the elegant, timeless jazz siren,…

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SummerStage: Shades of White

June 22 - June 23
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Set in Tulsa in 1996 — the 75th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre — “Shades of White” explores the relationships between an Israeli immigrant and a former member of the Ku Klux Klan and their wives. Narrow-minded Dr. Whitehill and his crone of a wife, Birdie, are set in their miserable ways until Dr. Whitehill encounters Yossi, an open-hearted musician who loves life. Uplifting, humorous and ultimately hopeful, "Shades of White" is a fast-paced serio-comedy that is relevant for…

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SummerStage: Still I Rise

June 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Artist Vidhya Subramanian will perform in this dance/play combination based on the famous poem by Maya Angelou. It lends voice to women through the mythological character of Draupadi — a wife, mother, warrior and survivor. The show includes famous writings from five different languages and original music composed by Rajkumar Bharathi. It premiered in Palo Alto, California, this spring and is traveling across the U.S. this summer.

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SummerStage: Family Magic Show

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Master Magician Steve Lancaster conjures up fun and exciting illusions with so many surprise endings, you will wonder, “How did he do that?” It's a magical experience for children and adults alike. Special guest John Pansze joins the show as Sponji The Clown.

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Diana Krall: “Turn Up the Quiet” World Tour 2018

June 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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“A voice at once cool and sultry, wielded with a rhythmic sophistication.” – The New York Times Multiple Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer Diana Krall brings her “Turn Up the Quiet" World Tour to Tulsa. Having already ventured to Europe and with plans to visit South America, the “Turn Up The Quiet" World Tour is shaping up to be one of the biggest in Krall’s career. Her familiar band of Anthony Wilson (guitar), Karriem Riggins (drums), Robert Hurst…

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Force x Distance

June 29 - June 30
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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"Force x Distance" is an immersive and interactive performance experience in three acts. In Act I, audience members are asked to use their phone-flashlight to find and view the first performance and flash-photography only to view the second performance. Act II tells the story of a Modern Man who is transformed by Mami Wata, goddess of water and the fluid, into a powerful Simb Lion. The final Act is a collaboration with Astrophoria, providing live music and dancing alongside Luis-Eduardo…

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July 2018

Lizzie

July 13 - July 15
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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On a sweltering summer morning in 1892, in a small New England city, a prominent businessman and his wife were brutally axed to death in their home. Their youngest daughter, Lizzie Borden, was the prime suspect, and her trial was a coast-to-coast media sensation. This musical, presented in Oklahoma for the first time, features four women fronting a six-piece rock band. LIZZIE is sex, rage, betrayal, blood, murder, and American mythology set to a scorching rock score. July 13-14 at…

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Seussical Jr.

July 13 - July 15
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Theatre Tulsa's Broadway Beginners and Bootcampers (ages 6-15) let their imaginations run free in Seussical Jr., the student version of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens' whimsical musical based on several of Dr. Seuss’ most famous children’s stories. July 13-14 at 8 p.m. July 15 at 2 p.m.

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Lizzie

July 20 - July 22
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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On a sweltering summer morning in 1892, in a small New England city, a prominent businessman and his wife were brutally axed to death in their home. Their youngest daughter, Lizzie Borden, was the prime suspect, and her trial was a coast-to-coast media sensation. This musical, presented in Oklahoma for the first time, features four women fronting a six-piece rock band. LIZZIE is sex, rage, betrayal, blood, murder, and American mythology set to a scorching rock score. July 13-14 at…

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Hairspray

July 20 - July 22
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Theatre Tulsa's Broadway Bound students (ages 13-17) take on "Hairspray," one of the most hilarious shows in modern musical theatre. Teenager Tracy Turnblad’s life in 1962 turns upside-down when she wins a role on her favorite TV show! Music by Marc Shaiman / Written by Thomas Meehan and Mark O’Donnell / Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman July 20-21 at 8 p.m. July 22 at 2 p.m.

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1964… The Tribute

July 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The Beatles toured the world in the early 1960s, but now only a precious few remain who actually saw them live, who actually felt the "mania" that brought them to world acclaim. Today, all that remains are a few scant memories and some captured images in pictures and on poor quality film and video. "1964" meticulously re-creates the "magic" of those live Beatles' performances with artful precision and unerring accuracy. For those who never saw The Beatles live and always…

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Doug Varone and Dancers

July 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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For more than 30 years, Doug Varone and Dancers has devoted itself to the humanity and virtuosity of dance, reaching out to audiences well beyond the proscenium arch. This philosophy has earned the company a reputation as one of the most respected dance companies working today. The recipient of 11 Bessie Awards, the Company has toured to more than 125 cities in 45 states across the U.S. and in Europe, Asia, Canada and South America. Stages include The Kennedy Center,…

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Beijing Dance Theater

July 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Founded in 2008, Beijing Dance Theater (BDT) is led by its choreographer Wang Yuanyuan together with visual artists Tan Shaoyuan and Hanjiang. It has collaborated with many internationally renowned dramatists, musicians and designers, enriching the international dance stages with its world-class productions, each of which represents the highest level of Chinese contemporary dance. Artistic Director and Choreographer Wang Yuanyuan was born and raised in Beijing. One of China’s leading modern dance choreographers, she prides herself on being rooted in Chinese…

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Parsons Dance (Relaxed Performance)

July 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Autism-Friendly Performances, or "Relaxed Performances," allow audiences the freedom to express themselves and react openly while watching the dancers and hearing the music. For these performances, sensory stimuli such as lights and sound are modified and the theater designates quiet spaces to take a break from the show. There is also a talk-back element to the show. A Parsons representative will navigate the audience through the show, pausing between each piece to tell people what to look for and to…

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Parsons Dance

July 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Known for their remarkable athleticism and stunning ensemble work, Parsons Dance brings exuberance, joy and passion to any stage. Flawlessly fusing the gestures and movements that comprise modern dance with the discipline and precision of a classical dance company, the company is internationally renowned. Stunning works, like the iconic "Caught," exemplify this company’s innovation and huge audience appeal. “This is a 'dance your heart out' (at all times, no excuses) kind of enterprise" – The New York Times

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