Oklahoma City Community College will present The 3 Redneck Tenors Sept. 19 at the OCCC Visual and Performing Art Center, 7777 S. May Ave.
The performance by classically trained veteran artists from Broadway and international opera stages – Matthew Lord, Blake Davidson and Jonathan FrugÃ© – has been hailed by reviewers as the Duck Dynasty television series if it were performed at Carnegie Hall. The trio has been featured on “America’s Got Talentâ€ and Larry the Cable Guy’s show on the History Channel, “Only in America.â€
The event kicks off OCCC’s Performing Arts Series, which is scheduled to include Bandstand in October and Black Violin in November. The series ends with The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra in May.
The performers represent a wealth of stage experience and accomplishments. Lord, for example, is widely recognized as a versatile performing artist whose stage work is consistently praised for its naturalness, intensity and commitment. He has performed with almost every major opera house in the U.S. and made his New York Metropolitan Opera debut in 2004. Lord also has performed in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Phantom of the Opera as Piangi in the Hamburg Germany production. He is a graduate of the prestigious Julliard Opera Center.
Davidson is an award-winning singer who has performed worldwide as well in opera, symphony and musical theater. He has been featured in solo concerts at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and the Tokyo Opera House. Davidson sung with the Anchorage Opera and the Dallas Opera and was a featured soloist on the Dallas Symphony’s Christmas album.
FrugÃ©’s credits include choral performances and soloist appearances at Carnegie Hall with the New York City Chamber Orchestra and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Before joining The 3 Redneck Tenors, FrugÃ© had more than 20 leading roles to his credit including Col. Hugh Pickering in “My Fair Ladyâ€ and Jinx in “Forever Plaid.â€
On stage, the three men have many stories to tell, highlighted with comedy and audience interaction. Their smorgasbord of songs ranges from gospel and country to pop and classical.
To purchase tickets, go online to tickets.occc.edu or call the OCCC Box Office at (405) 682-7579. The Box Office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Tickets for the performance are $35 for upper orchestra seats and $40 for lower orchestra seats. Doors and concessions will open one hour before start time at 7:30 a.m. The OCCC Visual and Performing Art Center is located at 7777 S. May Ave., Oklahoma City.