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January 2019

Beauty and the Beast

January 24 - January 26
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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"Be our guest" for a spectacular production of the enchanting Disney classic! Experience this tale as old as time, as the brutish Beast must break a witch’s curse by winning the heart of the beautiful, headstrong Belle. Music by Alan Menken / Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice / Book by Linda Woolverton. Showtimes: January 11, 12, 18-20, 24-26 - 8:00pm January 13, 19, 26 - 2:00pm February 1 & 2 - 7:00pm February 2 & 3 - 2:00pm

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Golden Hornet’s “The Sound of Science”

January 25 @ 8:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The sound of science is a concert and album presenting eight pieces of music by seven celebrated composers. Written for amplified cello and electronics, all pieces will be performed by world-renowned cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, longtime member of Kronos Quartet and cellist for John Zorn, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, and many other composers. Paired with scientists of their own choosing, composers will create music inspired by and reflective of the scientist's life and practice. One of the year’s most-anticipated musical events,…

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Kenari Saxophone Quartet

January 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Discover the saxophone quartet, one of the hottest trends in chamber music! The Kenari Quartet's showcase performance in New York City captivated Chamber Music Tulsa representatives with their electrifying stage presence and seductive sound. Come listen and immerse yourself in the varied sonorities and moods they create, and share in the excitement about saxophone quartets! PROGRAM Escaich: Tango Virtuoso Mellits: Ex Machina Nagao: Chercher and Aspirer from Quartet for Saxophones Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue Ticheli: Out of the Blue Piazzolla:…

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February 2019

Beauty and the Beast

February 1 - February 3
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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"Be our guest" for a spectacular production of the enchanting Disney classic! Experience this tale as old as time, as the brutish Beast must break a witch’s curse by winning the heart of the beautiful, headstrong Belle. Music by Alan Menken / Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice / Book by Linda Woolverton. Showtimes: January 11, 12, 18-20, 24-26 - 8:00pm January 13, 19, 26 - 2:00pm February 1 & 2 - 7:00pm February 2 & 3 - 2:00pm

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Lara Logan

February 1 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Tulsa Town Hall Growing up in South Africa during apartheid, Lara Logan developed a great sense of the injustice surrounding her. Driven by her passion for creating understanding of political and human conflicts, she has built her journalistic reputation covering wars and insurgencies. Bold and battle-tested, reporting from war zones for months at a time, Logan goes to the extremes of human existence to report stories, earning the respect and admiration of her fellow correspondents. Tickets available by subscription at tulsatownhall.com

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Shostakovich’s 7th Symphony

February 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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A musical testament to the Soviet citizens who lost their lives in World War II, Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 expresses conflict and strength as well as lyricism and loss. Before the performance of this piece, guest conductor Gerhardt Zimmermann will present his "beneath the score" insights into this incredible work with a dramatic visual presentation.

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The Green Book

February 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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This play by Calvin A. Ramsey is about a time in the 1930s through 1960s when many African-Americans were traveling by car for the first time. Their excitement was tempered by the knowledge that segregation existed and laws varied from state to state. These vulnerable citizens had to know where to find safe accommodations, restaurants, service stations and anything else they would need during their travels. Hence, the creation of The Negro Motorist Green Book, which listed places throughout the country…

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Jambalaya Jass Band

February 6 @ 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! Known throughout Oklahoma for performing New Orleans Jazz, the Jambalaya Jass Band also performs standards, big band music and some Western Swing. The band is under the leadership of vocalist and trombonist Steve Ham. JJB has performed at weddings, wedding receptions, sporting events, dances , concerts, Mardis Gras parties, funerals,…

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The Resurrection of Black Wall Street

February 8 - February 10
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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In the early 1900s, Tulsa was home to a famous African American business district known as Greenwood. Booker T. Washington visited the area and christened it "Black Wall Street" because it was so prosperous. Sadly, much of it was destroyed in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. This new play, written by Rebecca Marks Jimerson and Henry Primeaux, is based on the childhood memories of massacre survivor Lassie Benningfield Randle. Showtimes: February 8 & 9 - 8:00pm February 10 - 2:00pm

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The Green Book

February 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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This play by Calvin A. Ramsey is about a time in the 1930s through 1960s when many African-Americans were traveling by car for the first time. Their excitement was tempered by the knowledge that segregation existed and laws varied from state to state. These vulnerable citizens had to know where to find safe accommodations, restaurants, service stations and anything else they would need during their travels. Hence, the creation of The Negro Motorist Green Book, which listed places throughout the country…

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The Green Book

February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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This play by Calvin A. Ramsey is about a time in the 1930s through 1960s when many African-Americans were traveling by car for the first time. Their excitement was tempered by the knowledge that segregation existed and laws varied from state to state. These vulnerable citizens had to know where to find safe accommodations, restaurants, service stations and anything else they would need during their travels. Hence, the creation of The Negro Motorist Green Book, which listed places throughout the country…

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Sunday in the Park with George

February 15 - February 17
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Inspired by the painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, this masterpiece musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine merges past and present into beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art. Sunday in the Park with George won a Pulitzer Prize and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Showtimes: February 15 & 16, 22 & 23 - 8:00pm February 17, 24 - 2:00pm

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The Little Prince

February 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Prolific film composer Rachel Portman brings the enchanting tale of adventure, friendship and love to the stage in an adaptation of the much-beloved book "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. A prince befriends a pilot (Will Liverman) whose plane crashes, and they take the audience on a magical journey of discovery. Liverman, "a mellow voiced and charismatic baritone ..." (The New York Times), and 2017 George London Award winner “is one of the most versatile singing artists performing today.”…

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The Little Prince

February 17 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Prolific film composer Rachel Portman brings the enchanting tale of adventure, friendship and love to the stage in an adaptation of the much-beloved book "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. A prince befriends a pilot (Will Liverman) whose plane crashes, and they take the audience on a magical journey of discovery. Liverman, "a mellow voiced and charismatic baritone ..." (The New York Times), and 2017 George London Award winner “is one of the most versatile singing artists performing today.”…

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The Sleeping Beauty

February 21 - February 24
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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True love awakens with a kiss to triumph over evil in one of the most beloved story ballets of all time, featuring a vibrant cast of characters, including the innocent Princess Aurora, her dashing Prince Florimund, the malevolent Carabosse, and many more. With lavish scenery and opulent costumes, The Sleeping Beauty is one of the great classics in the history of ballet. Enjoy it with your entire family! Showtimes: February 21 - 7:00pm February 22 & 23 - 7:30pm February 24 -…

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Sunday in the Park with George

February 22 - February 24
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Inspired by the painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, this masterpiece musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine merges past and present into beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art. Sunday in the Park with George won a Pulitzer Prize and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Showtimes: February 15 & 16, 22 & 23 - 8:00pm February 17, 24 - 2:00pm

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My Fair Lady

February 22 - February 24
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Love changes us all. "My Fair Lady" is one of the most beloved musicals of all time! Professor Henry Higgins seeks to prove he can make anyone a lady – even the brash and bawdy cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle. She started as his challenge; she became his inspiration! Music by Frederick Loewe / Lyrics and Book by Alan Jay Lerner / Based on George Bernard Shaw’s "Pygmalion." Season Tickets available. Showtimes: February 22, 23, 28 & March 1, 2 -…

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The Play That Goes Wrong

February 26 - March 3
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “A GUT-BUSTING HIT” (The New York Times) and “THE FUNNIEST PLAY BROADWAY HAS EVER SEEN” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “A RIOTOUS EXPLOSION OF COMEDY” (Daily Beast). Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad…

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My Fair Lady

February 28 - March 2
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Love changes us all. "My Fair Lady" is one of the most beloved musicals of all time! Professor Henry Higgins seeks to prove he can make anyone a lady – even the brash and bawdy cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle. She started as his challenge; she became his inspiration!Music by Frederick Loewe / Lyrics and Book by Alan Jay Lerner / Based on George Bernard Shaw’s "Pygmalion." Season Tickets available. Showtimes: February 22, 23, 28 & March 1, 2 - 8:00pm…

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Best of Enemies

February 28 - March 3
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Based on the bestselling book by Osha Gray Davidson, Best of Enemies is a true story about the relationship between C.P. Ellis, a Grand Cyclops of the KKK, and Ann Atwater, an African-American civil rights activist, during the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina, schools in 1971. The play exposes the poison of prejudice in the hearts of Atwater and Ellis who, by facing each other, are forced to face the worst, and best, in themselves. Showtimes: For showtimes, visit the Tulsa…

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March 2019

The Gryphon Trio

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The Gryphon Trio is committed to redefining chamber music for the 21st century. They have commissioned more than 75 new works and often collaborate on projects that push the boundaries of their art. For the Trio's return to Tulsa, they offer an inventive program that reflects their wide-ranging intellectual, cultural and musical curiosity. Prepare yourself to be charmed by these fascinating musicians! PROGRAM Clarke: Trio in E-flat Major Wijeratne:Love Triangle Ravel: Trio in A Minor

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Compagnie Hervé KOUBI

March 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The astonishing international phenomenon that is Compagnie Hervé KOUBI will return to Tulsa by popular request after their stunning (airline strike delayed) debut at the first Summer Heat International Dance Festival in 2016. French-Algerian choreographer Hervé Koubi is recognized as one of Europe’s most distinctive choreographers, and he has created an all-new work for the company of 12 French-Algerian and African male dancers that combines capoeira, martial arts, urban dance and contemporary dance with powerful imagery evocative of Orientalist paintings.…

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Margaret Singer and Barbara McAlister

March 6 @ 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! Barbara McAllister, of Cherokee Indian heritage, began her operatic career as an apprentice with the Santa Fe Opera Company and Central City Opera Company. After Santa Fe and Central City, she went on to perform with The Washington Opera Company, Cherokee Heritage Center, Arizona Opera, San Diego Opera, Tulsa Opera,…

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Platon

March 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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If every picture tells a story, Platon has a treasure trove of tales to share with the audience. His world-famous photographs give a glimpse into the souls of his subjects: Vladimir Putin, Aung San Suu Kyi, U.S. Presidents, Willie Nelson, Serena Williams and many more. Platon is the founder of The People's Portfolio, which aspires to create a visual language that breaks barriers and enlists the public to fight for human dignity around the world. Tickets available by subscription at tulsatownhall.com

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Professor Smart

March 14 - March 15
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Being wild and wacky makes Professor Smart unstoppable in performing his interactive and dynamic shows. He captivates, instructs and inspires, explaining fascinating science concepts through cool demonstrations, theatrical storytelling, juggling and physical comedy. Educators and critics alike call these insightful shows “educational entertainment at its best” and note that the kids have so much fun they don’t even realize how much they are learning. Showtimes: March 14, 15 - 11:30am March 15 - 7:00pm

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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: March 28 - 7:00pm March 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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