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March 2019

C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters

March 28 - March 31
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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In an eerily stylish office in Hell, one of Satan’s senior tempters, Screwtape, schemes meticulously to capture the soul of an unsuspecting human on earth. An international smash hit, this stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ satiric masterpiece creates a morally inverted universe that reveals unseen spiritual powers and principalities in humorous, vivid and surprising ways. Showtimes: March 28 - 7:00pm March 29, 30 - 8:00pm March 30 - 4:00pm March 31 - 3:00pm

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C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters

March 28 - March 31
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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In an eerily stylish office in Hell, one of Satan’s senior tempters, Screwtape, schemes meticulously to capture the soul of an unsuspecting human on earth. An international smash hit, this stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ satiric masterpiece creates a morally inverted universe that reveals unseen spiritual powers and principalities in humorous, vivid and surprising ways. Showtimes: Mar. 28 - 7:00pm Mar. 29, 30 - 8:00pm March 30 - 4:00pm March 31 - 3:00pm

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Tchaikovsky: The Man Behind the Music

March 29 - March 31
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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World premiere of a full-length ballet about the life of the famous composer, choreographed by Ma Cong! Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is the creator of the iconic music for some of the most beloved ballets in history. Audience favorites include the beautiful melodies found in "The Nutcracker," "The Sleeping Beauty," and "Swan Lake," among others. While Tchaikovsky was celebrated for his professional success and popularity, the societal constraints of life in 19th-century Russia created constant inner conflict between his…

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April 2019

Cynthia Simmons Trio: Jazz Appreciation Month

April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The Brown Bag It Series is a free concert series offered the first Wednesday of each month. Bring your lunch and enjoy the best regional talent Tulsa has to offer! Cynthia’s jazz career is an example of the wonders of social media. Several years ago, while relatively new to the Tulsa area she made a chance connection on Facebook to one of the city’s finest jazz pianists, Scott McQuade. Through Scott she was introduced to Chuck Cissel, The Oklahoma Jazz…

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Brown Bag It: Cynthia Simmons Trio

April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The Brown Bag It Series is a free concert series offered the first Wednesday of each month. Bring your lunch and enjoy the best regional talent Tulsa has to offer! Cynthia’s jazz career is an example of the wonders of social media. Several years ago, while relatively new to the Tulsa area she made a chance connection on Facebook to one of the city’s finest jazz pianists, Scott McQuade. Through Scott she was introduced to Chuck Cissel, The Oklahoma Jazz…

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American Dreams

April 4 - April 7
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Made up of 18 monologues and divided into six segments (fantasies, nightmares, hallucinations, sweet dreams, broken reveries and visions), this play uses the voices of real people to convey, with striking effectiveness, a sense of what America and its people are, both in truth and in fantasy. Ranging from the rich and famous (Ted Turner, Arnold Schwarzenegger) to the obscure (a farmer, a bellhop, a Hare Krishna disciple) to hardbitten cynics and hopeful optimists, the diverse monologues weave an evocative…

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The Wedding Singer

April 5 - April 7
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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A musical comedy set in the key of life. Take a trip back to the rockin’ 1980s for the story of Robbie, an aspiring rock star and down-on-his-luck wedding singer. After his fiancée dumps him at the altar, Robbie thinks love will never find him – until he meets the whimsical waitress Julia. Music by Matthew Sklar / Lyrics by Chad Beguelin / Book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy Showtimes: April 5 & 6, 11-13 - 8:00pm April 7…

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Frank Abagnale

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Frank Abagnale is a renowned cybersecurity and fraud prevention expert and the best-selling author and subject of Catch Me If You Can. BUY TICKETS online or call the OSU Center for Executive and Professional Development at 405-744-5208.

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The Wedding Singer

April 11 - April 14
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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A musical comedy set in the key of life. Take a trip back to the rockin’ 1980s for the story of Robbie, an aspiring rock star and down-on-his-luck wedding singer. After his fiancée dumps him at the altar, Robbie thinks love will never find him – until he meets the whimsical waitress Julia. Music by Matthew Sklar / Lyrics by Chad Beguelin / Book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy Showtimes: April 5 & 6, 11-13 - 8:00pm April 7…

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Trial By Jury

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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This four-part program is anchored by Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious Trial by Jury with a slight tech twist: iPhone or Android? Edwina is most certainly a "phone-sick girl." The remainder of the performance is filled with "Paulie—Star of the Stage" tap dancing and modern and classical movement with music from the Freedom Singers and Maurice Ravel.

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Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances”

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Acclaimed English conductor Matthew Halls leads the orchestra through an exciting and colorful program, featuring a broad range of whimsical musical styles: Strauss' "Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche," Op. 28; Piazzolla's "Serie Del Angel"; and Rachmaninoff's "Symphonic Dances."

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Waitress

April 16 - April 21
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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“THE WOMEN OF WAITRESS ARE CHANGING BROADWAY!” (Time Magazine). Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson ("I Am Sam"), choreography by Lorin Latarro ("Les Dangereuse Liasons," "Waiting for Godot") and direction by Tony® Award winner Diane Paulus ("Hair," "Pippin," "Finding Neverland"). “It's an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune.…

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Don Giovanni

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Love stories? Then you will LOVE Tulsa's Best Storyteller Competition where you will hear some of the best storytellers in Oklahoma tell TRUE (funny, serious, sad, harrowing, interesting) stories about their lives. Our previous monthly winners, 10 in all, will compete in a friendly competition for the "BEST STORYTELLER IN TULSA". Each storyteller will have 6-7 minutes to wow the audience with a compelling and interesting true snippet of their lives based on the evening’s theme. A StorySlam is a…

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Meghadootam: The Cloud Messenger

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Meghadootam is a ballet based on the great Sanskrit poet Kalidasa's epic work Meghaduta, in which a yaksa, a subject of King Kubera (the god of wealth), has been exiled for a year to Mount Ramagiri for neglecting his duties. The yaksa pines for his wife, and convinces a passing cloud to take a message to her by describing the many beautiful sights the cloud will see on its way.

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Sassy Mamas

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Love — or something close to it — is in the air. Sassy Mamas by Celeste Bedford Walker takes a look at "cougars" from a black woman's perspective. Three feisty, upscale sisters are in their prime and ready for fun, adventure, and…younger men! This hilarious comedy, which is also about female empowerment, was named Best Play at the 2017 Broadway World Regional Awards. It also won three NAACP Theatre Awards. Showtimes: April 28 - 3:00pm May 4 - 8:00pm May 5 - 3:00pm

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Carpe Diem String Quartet

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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This American quartet takes a "seize the music" approach to performance, reinvigorating the concert experience with boundary-breaking programs that mix classics with new compositions. Chamber Music Tulsa representatives heard the folk-inspired "Fiddle Suite Montana," composed by their violist, at Carnegie Hall. The audience went wild! Join us for a rousing finale to a season that celebrates the transformative experience of live chamber music. PROGRAM Rautavaara: Quartet No. 1, Quartettino Shostakovitch: Quartet in F Minor, No. 11, Op. 122 Nytch: Seize…

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May 2019

The Wizard of Oz

May 3 @ 3:00 pm - May 5 @ 5:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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There’s no place like home! Follow the yellow brick road to see our super-talented young tykes perform the family favorite! Lions, tigers, bears (and witches, flying monkeys, and so, so much more). Oh my! Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams / Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Harold Arlen and Herbert Stothart / Lyrics by Tim Rice and Yip Harburg / Based on the novel by L. Frank Baum Showtimes: May 3 & 4 -  7:30pm May 4 &…

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Don Giovanni

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Lucia Lucas, “the most prominent transgender singer in the opera world,” will perform the title role of Don Giovanni, an infamous rogue, charmer, seducer and cheat whom everyone finds magnetically sexy and irresistible. Described as “…absolutely impressive, arguably one of the most powerful and beautiful baritone voices you could hear” (TheSideBalcony), Lucas advocates for transgender understanding and has been a permanent member of the Staatstheatre Karlsruhe, Germany. Mozart’s "Don Giovanni" blends a dazzling combination of stark human tragedy and poignant…

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Sassy Mamas

May 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Love — or something close to it — is in the air. Sassy Mamas by Celeste Bedford Walker takes a look at "cougars" from a black woman's perspective. Three feisty, upscale sisters are in their prime and ready for fun, adventure, and…younger men! This hilarious comedy, which is also about female empowerment, was named Best Play at the 2017 Broadway World Regional Awards. It also won three NAACP Theatre Awards. Showtimes: April 28 - 3:00pm May 4 - 8:00pm May 5 - 3:00pm

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Don Giovanni

May 5 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Lucia Lucas, “the most prominent transgender singer in the opera world,” will perform the title role of Don Giovanni, an infamous rogue, charmer, seducer and cheat whom everyone finds magnetically sexy and irresistible. Described as “…absolutely impressive, arguably one of the most powerful and beautiful baritone voices you could hear” (TheSideBalcony), Lucas advocates for transgender understanding and has been a permanent member of the Staatstheatre Karlsruhe, Germany. Mozart’s "Don Giovanni" blends a dazzling combination of stark human tragedy and poignant…

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Sassy Mamas

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Love — or something close to it — is in the air. Sassy Mamas by Celeste Bedford Walker takes a look at "cougars" from a black woman's perspective. Three feisty, upscale sisters are in their prime and ready for fun, adventure, and…younger men! This hilarious comedy, which is also about female empowerment, was named Best Play at the 2017 Broadway World Regional Awards. It also won three NAACP Theatre Awards. Showtimes: April 28 - 3:00pm May 4 - 8:00pm May 5 - 3:00pm

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