Artrageous brings art to life at OCCC

An interactive art and music performance

    (Published: 2-27-17)

Artrageous artist performs

Giant pieces of art jump to life with amazing speed unveiling larger than life masterpieces in just moments. Combined with captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting music, Artrageous takes you on a visual journey and a high energy ride of inspiration, creativity and engagement. Artrageous "Art & Music. Gone Wild" will be presented at the Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.

The troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, icons and musical genres, which results in a uniquely entertaining masterpiece show culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. A signature of the Artrageous troupe is interaction and engagement, so audiences must be prepared to be a part of the show. Each show is as unique as each audience.

A long time ago – in the 1980s – in a land far away – Vancouver, Canada – a troupe of misfits decided they wanted to see the world. Together they started the All and Everything Theater, a nonprofit children's theater focusing on children's entertainment, street theater and life-sized Bunraku puppetry. In the late '80s on Christmas Day, their theater building, which they built from the ground up, with all their props and puppets, burned to the ground.

Instead of packing it in, they created a new act called The Pink Flamingos. This music-based troupe performed for the likes of Sir Richard Branson, Steve Forbes and General Colin Powell, as well as in venues and events all over the world from India to Thailand to Paris to Austria. The troupe has performed at over 2000 events in its history.

As people who live and breathe the arts, creativity, community and inspiration, they have decided to go back to their roots and share their passion with the world as Artrageous – a show that focuses on all the things they believe in and everything that got them to this place. Art, music, theater, singing, dancing and audience interaction work collaboratively to entertain audiences.

To purchase your individual or group tickets to Artrageous "Art & Music. Gone Wild" or the last Performing Arts Series' performance of the season, MOMIX Dance Company, please choose from the following options:

  • Online at tickets.occc.edu
  • By calling the Cultural Programs department at (405) 682-7579
  • In person at the Cultural Programs Box Office

For more information about the Performing Arts Series at Oklahoma City Community College, visit www.occc.edu/pas or call (405) 682-7576.

Oklahoma City Community College opened the doors to the 1,049-seat Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater in early 2014. It features a large atrium with three-story high windows, state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment and will allow the college to host larger Broadway-style touring productions. The Visual and Performing Arts Center also houses an art gallery and academic center featuring a rehearsal room, library, six classrooms, seven studios, seven labs and faculty offices.

OCCC enrolls more than 20,000 students and has more than 90,000 participants in its various community programs annually. The college is currently the largest adult basic education provider in the state. OCCC offers a full range of associate degree programs that prepare students to transfer to baccalaureate institutions while other degree and certificate programs prepare students for immediate employment. At OCCC, students receive a quality education with small class sizes, dedicated professors and leadership opportunities. Students can choose from more than 80 major fields of study and participate in any of the 40+ clubs and organizations. For more information about OCCC, visit www.occc.edu.