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With renewed energy, the 2021-2022 theatre season offers a dynamic lineup full of love, new beginnings, extraordinary dance and a bit of fantasy. Our new theatrical season will entertain, touch, enliven, and inspire all as we return to our theatres to share in the joy of live performance. We also look forward to offering our live steaming and video-on-demand options for select productions.

Contemporary Dance Oklahoma


8 p.m. Dec. 3, 4, 9, 10
3 p.m. Dec. 5, 11
Elsie C. Brackett Theatre

Internationally acclaimed choreographer Sidra Bell (2021 Brackett Distinguished Visiting Artist), fresh off her latest commission for the New York City Ballet, creates an exciting new work for the dancers of CDO. Gus Solomons Jr.’s (2020 Brackett Distinguished Visiting Artist) Bothy Breed, and Tommie-Waheed Evan’s Near Light, both postponed due to COVID, are performing along with original choreography from School of Dance faculty Leslie Kraus and Roxanne Lyst. This production is suitable for all audiences. Video-on-demand will be available here. View the digital program here.


Young Choreographers' Showcase


8 p.m. Jan. 27, 28, 29
3 p.m. Jan. 30
Elsie C. Brackett Theatre

School of Dance student choreographers present original dance works for the OU stage. Using the full range of their imagination from creating concepts, selecting dancers and collaborating with Helmerich School of Drama student lighting designers, these young artists surprise, delight and inspire audiences with their talents. This production is suitable for all audiences. Video-on-demand will be available. Tickets on sale Jan. 12.

The Scarlet Letter


Lori Laitman, composer
David Mason, librettist
Based on the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Jonathan Shames, artistic director/conductor
Beth Greenberg, stage director

8 p.m. Feb. 10, 11, 12
3 p.m. Feb. 13, 2022
Reynolds Performing Arts Center
560 Parrington Oval, Norman, OK 73019

Guest director Beth Greenberg brings to the stage this heartfelt story, enhanced immeasurably by Lori Laitman’s beautiful, evocative score and David Mason’s charged libretto. This extraordinary tale of life in early America brings together, in an almost perfect way, forces that still rage in our society today. Hester Prynne, shunned and shamed as a single mother, navigates her way through the harsh Puritan world. The abuse she withstands demonstrates the power of a community intent on enforcing rules with no regard for the human experience. Sung in English with English supertitles. This production contains adult content. Video-on-demand will be available. Tickets on sale Jan. 24.

A Midsummer Night's Dream


William Shakespeare, playright
 Judith Midyett Pender, director

8 p.m. Feb. 25, 26, March 3, 4, 5
3 p.m. Feb. 27, March 6, 2022
Weitzenhoffer Theatre, 563 Elm Ave., Norman, OK 73019

As Shakespeare said, “The course of true love never did run smooth.” Witness true love stolen, fought for, lost by magic, defended, and finally regained. Presented by Helmerich School of Drama, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is perhaps Shakespeare’s most popular, most lyrical, most wondrous, and most humorous play, perfect for those who can use a little crazy, funny love just now. This production contains light-hearted adult content. Video-on-demand will be available. Tickets on sale Feb. 7.

Pippin musical


Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Roger O. Hirson
Lyn Cramer, director

8 p.m. April 1, 2, 8, 9
3 p.m. April 3, 10, 2022
Elsie C. Brackett Theatre, 563 Elm Ave., Norman, OK 73019

With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four Tony Awards in 2013, including Best Musical Revival, Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world. This production contains adult content. Live stream will be available. Tickets on sale March 14.

Oklahoma Festival Ballet


Choreography by guest artist Robyn Mineko Williams.
New choreography after Marius Petipa by Boyko Dossev, School of Dance Faculty

8 p.m. April 22, 23, 29, 30
3 p.m. April 24, May 1
Reynolds Performing Arts Center

School of Dance is thrilled to announce its 2022 spring season of sensational ballets. The repertory includes a world premiere by globally acclaimed choreographer Robyn Mineko Williams. Finally, a restaging of the classically elegant The Sleeping Beauty Suite, Act III, as you’ve never seen it before! Join us for this incredible evening of inspiring and breathtaking ballets. This production is suitable for all audiences. Video-on-demand will be available. Tickets on sale April 4.

Mad Forest


Book by Caryl Churchill
Seth Gordon, director
Sept. 24-Oct. 3, 2021
Weitzenhoffer Theatre

She Loves Me logo


Book by Joe Masteroff, Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Shawn Churchman, director
Oct. 15-24, 2021
Reynolds Performing Arts Center
View the digital program here.

Coffee Cantata and La Serva Padrona


Johann Sebastian Bach, composer

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, composer
Jonathan Shames, artistic director and conductor
Harold Mortimer, stage director

Nov. 11-14, 2021
Weitzenhoffer Theatre

OU Opera Theater presents two classic one-act comedies. Coffee is at the heart of Bach’s Coffee Cantata—will Lizzy give it up for the promise of love? This inventive heroine brews up a plan with wit and charm. Sung in English with English supertitles.

In La Serva Padrona, Serpina uses mischief and guile to take charge of the life of the man she loves, winning both his heart and his estate! With its comedic banter and commedia dell’arte characters, this “maid to mistress” opera provides lively theatrical entertainment. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. This production is suitable for all audiences. Video-on-demand is available here.  The digital program may be viewed here.

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(405) 325-4101 OU FINE ARTS BOX OFFICE

Purchase tickets online, in-person, or by phone with the OU Fine Arts Box Office.
(405) 325-4101
The box office is located in the Catlett Music Center 500 W. Boyd St., Norman, OK.

This year we are offering Livestream and video-on-demand viewing options for select productions. Please check back for links to these options.

We are taking precautions to protect the health and safety of audience members, musicians, cast, and crew at all times in our theatres and concert halls. For patrons attending a performance, masks are not required, however highly encouraged in all indoor spaces and outside when social distancing is not possible. Seating will be adjusted per University policies. Please be aware that information will be updated as changes occur.

Individual Ticket Prices

Event  Advance
OU Student
At the
  $29*  $24*  $12*$35*
$15 (student ID)
Musical  $34*   $29*  $12*$40*
$15 (student ID)
  $24*   $19*  $12*$30*
$15 (student ID)
  $9*  $7*  $7* 
Live Stream  $10  $10  $10 
Video-on-Demand  $10 single  view  $25 group view  
Concerts  $10*  $6*  $6*  $10* for everyone


DISCOUNT – Older Adult (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 the performance. NO DISCOUNTS.



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