2018-2019 Performing Arts Series & Ad Astra Foundation Series

OCCC is proud to present the following presentations as part of our 2018-2019 Performing Arts Series, and our new Ad Astra Foundation Series.  Join us for these world-class productions you won't want to miss!

Performing Arts Series
presented by the E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation

Tickets to the Performing Arts Series can be purchased as a season package subscription which includes all eight shows (at a savings of over 20%), or you can create your own subscription with our Pick 3 (10% discount) or Pick 5 (15% discount) packages.  To purchase tickets, visit tickets.occc.edu, or call the Box Office at (405) 682-7579.

The Capitol Steps

THE CAPITOL STEPS - MAKE AMERICA GRIN AGAIN  |  AUGUST  23, 2018

The Capitol Steps return to OCCC with their unique blend of musical and political comedy and satire, guaranteed to leave both sides of the political spectrum laughing. There’s never a shortage of good material in politics!

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The Music Man In Concert

THE MUSIC MAN IN CONCERT  |  SEPTEMBER 28-30, 2018

OCCC and CityRep Theatre present...

This 60th anniversary celebration of Meredith Willson's The Music Man is a concert adaptation of the beloved Broadway classic.  Starring Oklahoma favorite Jonathan Beck Reed, and Oklahoma native and Broadway leading lady Teri Bibb (Christine – The Phantom of the Opera, She Loves Me), and featuring the talents of performers from arts organizations the city over, this unique concert version will be a hit with the entire family!

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Sir James & Lady Galway Photo

SIR JAMES AND LADY GALWAY  |  OCTOBER 9, 2018

The “Man with the Golden Flute,” with his inimitable Irish charm and brilliant musicianship, enthralls audiences with a colorful array of musical morsels ranging from serious works to lighthearted fare.

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Stephen Lang Photo

BEYOND GLORY STARRING STEPHEN LANG  |  NOVEMBER 11, 2018

OCCC and CityRep Theatre present...

In a solo show about war veterans, Stephen Lang portrays a series of former servicemen recollecting their combat experiences and the acts of courage that won them the United States’ military’s highest laurel, the Medal of Honor.

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Golden Dragon Acrobats Photo

GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS  |  JANUARY 18, 2019

World-renowned Golden Dragon Acrobats combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.

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GENTRI Photo

A GENTRI VALENTINE  |  FEBRUARY 14, 2019

GENTRI is comprised of three dynamic tenors who all have extensive backgrounds in musical theatre. Pioneering a signature sound they call “Cinematic Pop,” the music of GENTRI is transfused with lush, epic orchestrations and rich, dynamic three-part harmonies.

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Parsons Dance Photo

PARSONS DANCE  |  MARCH 28, 2019

This modern dance company is internationally renowned for creating and performing contemporary American dance of extraordinary artistry that is accessible and enriching to diverse audiences.

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Lee Rocker Photo

THE STRAY CAT LEE ROCKER  |  APRIL 11, 2019

Lee Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning and rocking his giant upright bass in the legendary music group, The Stray Cats. Grammy-nominated, The Stray Cats have sold nearly 10 million albums and garnered an astounding 23 gold and platinum certified records worldwide. Founded by Rocker, Brian Setzer, and Slim Jim Phantom, The Stray Cats remain a radio staple, were music video pioneers at the infancy of MTV, and repeatedly brought rockabilly music to the top of the charts.

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Ad Astra Foundation Series

Tickets for our new Ad Astra Foundation Series go on sale July 16.  Visit tickets.occc.edu, or call the Box Office at (405) 682-7579 to purchase tickets.

The Sound of Music Photo

THE SOUND OF MUSIC  |  NOVEMBER 2-3, 2018

"Sparkling, fresh and lively."

– Los Angeles Times

The Hills Are Alive! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to to the Visual and Performing Arts Center at Oklahoma City Community College. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as a live television production when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.

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Bel Canto Trio Photo

BEL CANTO TRIO  |  NOVEMBER 29, 2018

OCCC and Painted Sky Opera present...

The Bel Canto Trio celebrates their 70th anniversary with a tour featuring today's internationally acclaimed rising opera stars: soprano Hailey Clark, tenor Joshua Guerrero, and bass-baritone Nicholas Brownlee. The trio will perform the program of the original Bel Canto Trio that featured Mario Lanza, George London and Frances Yeend, which toured the United States in the 1947/1948 season with some of operas greatest arias, duets and trios.

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Jim Brickman Photo

JIM BRICKMAN: A JOYFUL CHRISTMAS  |  DECEMBER 11, 2018

Jim Brickman’s distinctive piano style and captivating live performances have revolutionized the popularity of instrumental music, making him a driving force behind modern American music. The hit-making songwriter is the best-selling solo pianist of our time earning 21 Number One albums and 32 Top 20 Radio Singles.

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Todd Mosby Photo

TODD MOSBY NEW HORIZONS ENSEMBLE  |  JANUARY 31, 2019

Todd Mosby is an innovative guitarist, composer & improviser who creates an intriguing combination of new age, jazz, folk and world music. His vibrant creativity has led to numerous innovations in music spanning inventive compositions, imaginative technical books for guitar, co-creating a new instrument (the Imrat guitar), to an assortment of products which enrich and enhance artistic expression.

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6 Guitars Photo

6 GUITARS  |  APRIL 9, 2019

Chase Padgett delivers a virtuosic performance as he becomes 6 different guitar players each with their own distinct voice, views, and musical style (Blues, Jazz, Rock, Classical, Folk, and Country). Each of the characters, ranging from a 19 year old rock prodigy to an 87 year old blues man, share their journey with music from discovery to mastery through songs and stories.

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Teresa Walters Photo

INTERNATIONAL FIRST LADY OF PIANO TERESA WALTERS  |  MAY 2, 2019

Teresa Walters is described as 'The International First Lady of Piano' by The New York Times because her mesmerizing performances on today’s international stages earn worldwide praise. She is known for her commitment to music as the ultimate universal language, and for her vision of music as ministry.

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