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OU Fine Arts Box Office (405) 325-4101
BY PHONE (405) 325-4101, box office hours: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
IN PERSON at the OU Fine Arts Box Office, Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd St.
Box office hours: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and again 1 hour prior to curtain at the venue.

University Theatre Announces the 2017-2018 Season!

University Theatre 2017-2018 Season

University Theatre has carefully selected a season of plays, musicals, operas and dance productions that will take your breath away. Join us for a season of total entertainment! Season subscriptions are onsale now! Check out the upcoming season here.

Call the OU Fine Arts Box Office at (405) 325-4101, or visit at 500 W. Boyd St. Norman; or you may mail in the completed University Theatre season subscription form (pdf). Return to the box office by Sept. 15.

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University Theatre Season Sponsorship at OU


University Theatre offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities for the 2017-2018 season.
Find out more in the Insiders' Guide to Program Sponsorship here (pdf).

Click here to become a Season Sponsor.

City of Angels musical at OU

Book by Larry Gelbart, Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by David Zippel
Directed by Shawn Churchman
8 p.m. Sept. 22, 23, 28, 29, 30
3 p.m. Sept. 24, Oct. 1
Weitzenhoffer Theatre

The Tony Award-winning musical, City of Angels moves between the beautiful Technicolor world of Hollywood and Stine’s glamorous film noir of the same title. While Stine’s movie plays out in black and white, he finds the dangerous temptations of the world of Los Angeles – the beautiful women, the lure of fame, the artistic compromises being made right and left – all too colorful. This production includes adult themes, film noir violence, some suggestive dialogue and some sexual content.

Noises Off comedy at OU

Book by Michael Frayn
Directed by Tom Huston Orr
8 p.m. Oct. 20, 21, 26, 27
3 p.m. Oct. 22, 29
Reynolds Performing Arts Center

Called the funniest farce ever written, Olivier and Tony Award-winning Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of hijinks and hilarity, as a cast of itinerant actors rehearse and perform a struggling production of Nothing’s On. Just when they start getting it right, everything goes wrong! This production contains adult themes, suggested sexual situations, and adult language.

Oklahoma Festival Ballet at OU

8 p.m. Nov. 3, 4, 9, 10
3 p.m. Nov. 5, 12
Elsie C. Brackett Theatre                                             

Join us for an exceptional evening of contemporary and classical ballet with Swan Lake, Act II as its centerpiece. Be swept away in a balletic fairy tale of love promised and challenged by evil in a magical lakeside setting. In addition, guest choreographer Trey McIntyre delights audiences with the premier of his new contemporary ballet as he joins School of Dance faculty choreographers in creating a memorable evening of ballet. This production is suitable for all audiences.

Hansel and Gretel opera at OU

Opera composed by Engelbert Humperdinck
Libretto by Adelheid Wette
Conducted by Jonathan Shames, Artistic Director
Stage direction by William Ferrara
8 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 2
3 p.m. Dec. 3
Reynolds Performing Arts Center

Gingerbread Alert! Missing children last seen entering an enchanted forest! Evidence found at the scene: a trail of breadcrumbs, guardian angels and a suspicious witch riding a broomstick in the vicinity. If you have any information, please contact the authorities at OU Opera Theatre! Presented in English. This production is suitable for all audiences.

Young Choreographers' Showcase at OU

8 p.m. Jan. 25, 26, 27
3 p.m. Jan. 28
Reynolds Performing Arts Center

A perennial favorite, Young Choreographers’ Showcase features new and innovative choreography created by School of Dance students especially selected for this production. Featuring dance works from the full spectrum of movement styles with lighting design by students from the Peggy Dow Helmerich School of Drama, Young Choreographers’ Showcase never fails to entertain and inspire. This production is suitable for all audiences.

Nice Work if You Can Get It at OU


Music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin
Book by Joe DiPietro, Directed by Lyn Cramer
Choreography by Kristen Beth Williams, Broadway star and OU Alumna
8 p.m. Feb. 9, 10, 16, 17
3 p.m. Feb. 11, 18
Elsie C. Brackett Theatre                                              

The roaring twenties brings together a cast of outrageous characters in New York to celebrate the wedding of a wealthy playboy. But, when the playboy meets a gutsy bootlegger who melts his heart, nothing goes as planned. Enjoy the glitz and glamour of this production, featuring some of the most memorable songs by George and Ira Gershwin, including ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’, ‘Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off’, and ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’. This production includes slapstick comedy, jazzy dance numbers and the occasional tender ballad.

Contemporary Dance Oklahoma at OU


Choreography by Austin Hartel, Roxanne Lyst
and David Hochoy, guest choreographer
8 p.m. March 2, 3, 9, 10
3 p.m. March 4, 11
Elsie C. Brackett Theatre

Contemporary Dance Oklahoma examines the creative range of modern dance, featuring choreography that is abstract, mood-inspired and narrative. Guest choreographer David Hochoy of Dance Kaleidoscope joins OU faculty choreographers in challenging our dancers and entertaining our audiences. This production is suitable for all audiences.

Lucia di Lammernoor at OU


Composed by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano
Conducted by Jonathan Shames, Artistic Director
Stage direction by William Ferrara
8 p.m. April 5, 6, 7
3 p.m. April 8
Reynolds Performing Arts Center                          

A ruined castle in the Scottish Highlands is the setting for Sir Walter Scott’s eerie Gothic romance. Torn by a family feud and forced into an arranged marriage, Lucia loses her mind and murders her bridegroom on their wedding night. University Theatre’s production of Donizetti’s gorgeous opera will feature lavish costumes, sets, full orchestra, and chorus. Performed in Italian with English supertitles. This production contains adult themes and violence.

Alice in Wonderland at OU


Adapted for the stage by
Eva Le Gallienne and Florida Friebus
Original book by Lewis Carroll
Directed by Judith Midyett Pender
8 p.m. April 20, 21, 27, 28
3 p.m. April 22, 29
Elsie C. Brackett Theatre

Come make memories with your children as you travel down the rabbit hole into the delightful world of Wonderland. Le Gallienne and Friebus have deftly adapted Lewis Carroll’s classic works, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, into a sumptuous spectacle of intrigue and excitement. This production is suitable for all audiences.


Event   Advance Purchase Adult Advance Purchase Discount Advance Purchase OU StudentAt the Door
Drama, Dance
$25* $20*$10*$35/$15 (student ID)
Musical$30* $25*$10*$40/$15 (student ID)
$20* $15*$10*$30/$15
(student ID)
Lab Theatre$8*$6*$6* 
Music Concert$9* $5*$5*$10
Discount – Adult Senior (age 60+), military, OU faculty and staff
Student – with OU ID, or under the age 18

Group Discount of $2 per ticket for groups of 20 or more at Mainstage productions.

DISCOUNTED TICKETS music be purchased in advance by phone (405) 325-4101 or in person at the OU Fine Arts Box Office, 500 W. Boyd St. in the Catlett Music Center.

TICKETS AT THE DOOR may be purchased at the venue, beginning 1 hour prior to performance. NO DISCOUNTS.

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