Enjoy a Summer Performance in Frontier Country
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA – This summer, include performing arts into your travel plans. See Broadway musicals, Shakespearean plays and children’s classics produced by one of Frontier Country’s theatre companies.
The summer season is in gear with shows from Lyric Theatre, Oklahoma Children’s Theatre, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park and the Sooner Theatre.
The Lyric Theatre, Oklahoma’s professional theatre company, loads its summer season with Broadway favorites, which all play at the Civic Center Music Hall in downtown Oklahoma City. See the timeless family classic “Sound of Music” June 24 to 28, big-band music in “Swing!” July 8 to 12, the movie musical “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” July 22 to 26 and a Tony award-winning comedy “Urinetown: The Musical” Aug. 5 to 9. Performances start at 8 p.m.
“Lyric is devoted to bringing all different kinds of musicals to the stage, and producing ‘Urinetown’ allows us the chance to give our audiences something new and different,” said Nick Demos, artistic director at the Lyric Theatre.
For tickets, call 405-524-9312 or visit wwwlyrictheatreokc.com.
Oklahoma Children’s Theatre
The Oklahoma Children’s Theatre uses a talented cast of children to present “Jungle Book” June 18 to 22 and “Robin Hood” Aug. 6 to 10 in the Burg Theatre at the Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center at Oklahoma City University. Show times are 10 a.m. and noon Wednesdays through Fridays, and 2 p.m. on weekends. The shows are recommended for all ages and include music, singing and dancing.
For ticket information, call the box office at 405-951-0011 or visit www.okchildrenstheatre.com.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, the state’s premier classical theatre company, holds its second summer season now through Aug. 30 at the Myriad Gardens Water Stage in Oklahoma City. Three Shakespearean productions rotating throughout the summer are “Much Ado About Nothing,” “The Three Musketeers,” and “Richard III.” Purchase tickets the night of the performance at the box office or online at www.oklahomashakespeare.com. Call 405-235-3700 for details.
The Sooner Theatre children’s summer shows are conducted inside one of Oklahoma’s oldest and best-reserved theaters in downtown Norman. This season, audiences can enjoy two productions filled with song and dance: “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr.” June 26 to 28 and “Fiddler on the Roof” July 31to Aug. 2. Show times are 2 and 7:30 p.m.
For tickets, call 405-321-9600, visit the box office or go online to www.soonertheatre.org.
Central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country is full of special performances, exhibitions, festivals and tourist activities. Plan summer getaways, create itineraries, request free brochures and download money-saving “Trips on a Tank Full” summer coupons at www.oktourism.com or call 800-FUN-OKLA.
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Cutline: Marissa McGowan stars as Maria in the Lyric Theatre’s summer production of “Sound of Music,” a classic story about a governess and the von Trapp children. Clockwise from top center: Joel Anderson, Jillian Bumpas, Caitlin Belcik, Alexandria Grable, Heather Newby, Tristan Gfeller, Phoebe Mitchell. Photo by Mutz Photography.
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