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The Phantom of the Opera
Aug.27 - Sep.7
Hailed by critics as "bigger and better than ever before," this production boasts many exciting special effects including the show's legendary chandelier, new scenic and lighting designs, new staging and choreography. The beloved story and thrilling score will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM on of the largest productions now on tour.
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Phantom Unmasked
 A Labor Day Cabaret & Live Auction to benefit Broadway Cares / Equity Fights Aids.

Presented by the cast of the Spectacular New Production of The Phantom of the Opera and City Rep Theatre.
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The Kingston Trio
 A memorable night of great music, fun, and nostalgia are in store when The Kingston Trio with a special appearance by original founding member Bob Shane takes the stage. Playing favorites such as Tom Dooley, Where Have All The Flowers Gone, and Scotch & Soda, this one night only show is sure to be a hit!

Joining the Kingston Trio will be "Your Father's Mustache" led by the founder of the popular international nightclub chain, Joel Schiavone. During the nostalgia boom following WWII, Your Father's Mustache, donning striped vests and banjos, entertained overflow crowds at night clubs in New York, Chicago, New Orleans, and other major cities around the world.

Hosted by the American Banjo Museum
A National Treasure in Downtown Oklahoma City
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Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari is one of the biggest stars in the comedy world. Rolling Stone put him on the cover of their special comedy issue labeling him "the funniest man under 30."

Ansari co-stars opposite Amy Peohler in the beloved Emmy and Golden Globe nominated NBC series "Parks and Recreation," which is now in its sixth season. Additionally, Ansari has landed a book deal and has been highlighted in the film world with movies like "30 Minutes or Less" and "Funny People."
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Old Crow Medicine Show
Old Crow Medicine Show got its' start busking on street corners in New York state and up through Canada, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. It's been nearly fifteen years since these humble beginnings, but you won't want to miss them live at Rose State College Performing Arts Theatre!

Opening for Old Crow Medicine Show is The Deslondes, (formerly Tumbleweeds) are a New Orleans-based country-soul, swamp-boogie band. In their writing and performing, they combine elements of early Stax, Sun, and Atlantic records with the influence of a more raw, stripped-down sounds gleaned off field recordings from Alan Lomax and Mississippi Records catalouge.
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Friends & Lovers
Simone Lamsma, violin
Berlioz: Overture to "Benvenuto Cellini"
Strauss, R.: "Don Juan"
Enesco: Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole

"When she finished, the audience was on its feet, with lots of foot stomping, clapping and bow waving on stage, which was good for four curtain calls,... a major talent..." - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Black Mass of Oklahoma
The Black Mass has been a feared ritual, and now it's being brought into the light. This will be not only be enlightening but educational as well. This Black Mass will be conducted for the public to attend with certain adaptations to allow for a legal celebration. 

Age Restriction: To attend the Black Mass event you must be at least 16 years of age.
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Tommy Emmanuel in Concert
Arguably the best guitarist in the world, and a two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. With a professional career spanning five decades, Tommy has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide. He's been given the title "best guitar player on the planet" by Chet Atkins, and he's also recognized as a “Certified Guitar Player” for his contribution to guitar music, a very rare distinction shared by only four other people in the world. Come see Tommy Emmanuel for one night only! Its a show you don't want to miss, you will be transformed!  
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Music Man-In Concert
Shirley Jones hosts this 50th Anniversary Celebration of one of America’s favorite movie musicals, The Music Man-In Concert. Co-starring Patrick Cassidy, it features gorgeous period costumes designed by Tony Award-winner William Ivey Long, video projection, film clips and some of Broadway’s finest singers and dancers. The Music Man-In Concert is composer Meredith Willson’s vintage portrait of Americana, featuring the fast talking and lovable salesman, Harold Hill, River City’s lovely Librarian, Marion, and a cast of colorful and unforgettable characters that discover and rediscover the power of music and romance, combined with a wonderful score including “Trouble,” “76 Trombones,” “Lida Rose” and “Til There Was You,” guarantees a very special event you won’t want to miss. 
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Gutierrez Plays Chopin
 Horacio Gutierrez, piano
Brahms: Symphony No. 3
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1

"He still lets go with a machine-like power in the combustible double octaves and then, increasing their speed, kicks into higher gear - all of this without note-clotting or blurring of tone." - LA Times
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Cartoon Classics
From Pinocchio to Kermit, music has been part of the fun of children’s cartoons.

Conductor Matt Troy leads the orchestra in these performances featuring the full orchestra, plus a variety of special guests to make a fast-paced and interactive one-hour concert designed for children ages 4-to 12-years old. 
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Gᵌ -- Gloria (cubed)
Gloria is a word that means praise, honor, or distinction or a state of great splendor, magnificence, or prosperity. How appropriate, then, that the three Glorias featured in this concert (Gloria cubed) are the extremely popular Vivaldi Gloria, the Gloria from the Mass in G minor by Ralph Vaughn Williams, and the Poulenc Gloria. All three pieces exemplify in their unique way the meaning of the word “Gloria”. Joining Canterbury in this performance will be the high school choral students from Moore, Westmoore and Southmoore as well as the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. The “Side by Side” program provides students with a once in a lifetime opportunity to perform a choral masterwork in a professional venue with experienced musicians.
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Stephen King's Carrie, The Musical
Oct.16 - Nov.1
Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, this musical hadn’t been seen since its legendary 1988 Broadway production until the show’s original authors joined with director Stafford Arima (Altar Boyz) for a newly reworked and fully re-imagined vision of this gripping tale. Carrie is a misfit. At school, she’s an outcast who’s bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie discovers she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it. 
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Oct.17 - 19
The enduring tale of Cinderella will delight audiences with the beauty and majesty of classical ballet wrapped in the promise of "happily ever after." Inspired by the Brothers Grimm and Perrault fairy tales, Ballet Master Jacob Sparso will create this magical world premiere production complete with a fairy Godmother, awkward stepsisters, and an unforgettable ball. Using Prokofiev's incredible score played by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and fantastic sets and costumes, Cinderella will enchant everyone's little prince and princess.  
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A Salute to Sgt. Pepper
Oct.24 - 25
 Classical Mystery Tour
Martin Herman, conductor
America's #1 Beatles tribute band plays a salute to one of the greatest albums of all time. 

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Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas!
Oct.28 - Nov.2
How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is the record-setting Broadway holiday sensation which features the hit songs “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas”. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Holiday loving Whos. Magnificent sets and costumes transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville, and helps remind us of the true meaning of the holiday season.  
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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Nov.14 - 23
CityRep presents the Oklahoma City Premiere of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, the 2013 Tony Award winner for best play. In Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, step-siblings Vanya and Sonia have never left the confines of their childhood home - a rambling Bucks County farmhouse. A surprise visit from their glamorous movie star sister, Masha, and her 20-something boy toy, Spike, throws the normally quiet household into utter upheaval. The result is an absurd, hilarious romp. Starring Oklahoma City's own Broadway leading lady, Stacey Logan.  
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Progessive Wildness
 Philippe Quint, violin
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 ("Classical")
Tchaikovsky: "Francesca da Rimini"
Khachaturian: Violin Concerto

"Russian-born, trained there and at Juilliard, Quint is a thinking man's virtuoso,..." - Orange County Register
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Brian Regan
One of the most respected comedians in the country, Brian Regan is a legendary performer selling out large venues from coast to coast, and earning praise from the press, the public, and fellow comedians:

“He is one of my favorite, favorite stand-up comedians.” - Jerry Seinfeld

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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. The spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller music. Join in the 30th Anniversary celebration of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas. Don’t miss this ultimate holiday tradition from the #1 Christmas music artist in history!  
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The Christmas Show
Dec.4 - 6
 Starring Beth Leavel with John Saqyer and Vince Leseney
Star of Broadway's "Elf" and "The Drowsy Chaperone," Beth Leavel is a leading light of the stage. With our cast of musicians, singers and dancers together with spectacular sets, costumes and lighting, The Christmas Show balances the glitz of Broadway with the spirit of a hometown holiday. Wonderful for the entire family!
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Canterbury Christmas
Canterbury Christmas has become a holiday tradition for Oklahomans because of its community centered nature and familiar songs associated with the holidays. Again this year, patrons are asked to bring a "CAN" to Canterbury to support the Regional Food Bank and an unwrapped gift or toy to support the Christmas Connection. Joining us this year are the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and the children of Canterbury Youth Choruses who are always well received. Also featured will be the annual holiday carol sing-a-long which has become an audience favorite. This concert is always full of holiday cheer to share with friends and family. And who knows? Santa may also pay us a visit!
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The Nutcracker
Dec.13 - 22
The Oklahoma City Ballet proudly presents Devon Energy Corporation’s all new production of The Nutcracker with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, featuring never-before-seen sets and costumes. Thanks to Devon Energy's significant investment, Artistic Director Robert Mills has collaborated with Emmy Award winning scenic designer Gregory Crane and costume designer Suzanne Hubbs to re-imagine this holiday classic, taking the ballet to a new level of excellence and artistry. See it again for the first time!  
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Jan.8 - 18
In her extraordinary first play, Margaret Edson has created a work that is as intellectually challenging as it is emotionally immediate. Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. During the course of her illness, Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience. 
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A Little Romance
 Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Mozart: Serenade in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusick")
Hanson: Symphony No. 2 ("Romantic")
Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 5

"Thibaudet is, unquestionable, one of the best pianists in the world." - Opus Colorado
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Jan.13 - 18
Winner of eight Tony® Awards including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go.  
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All That Jazz: A Symphonic Celebration of Kander & Ebb
Jan.23 - 24
 Joel Levine, conductor
These concerts will dazzle you with music from one of Broadway's most successful songwriting teams. Hear favorites from "Chicago", "Cabaret", "New York, New York" and more.

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Feb.5 - 15
A clever and naughty comedy, TARTUFFE is this season’s World Classics selection; but this classic is not richly stuffed and dead on arrival. Re-envisioned in a modern setting with a central character that bears a closer resemblance to the televangelists of the 1980s, this timeless piece of world literature will have you gasping, blushing, and roaring with laughter.  
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The Mountaintop
Feb.6 - 15
Winner of the distinguished Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop is a vivid and bold re-imagining of the last night in the historic life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Set in the now infamous Lorraine Motel, Dr. King has an unexpected visitor who challenges him to face his own humanity, as well as the fate of our country. Hailed as "daring, rousing and provocative" and "Soul Stirring",The Mountaintop is a spiritual march through the soul of a great man and the heart of a changing nation. Following its recent London and Broadway success, CityRep is proud to present the Oklahoma City Premiere of this provocative play.  
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Mystery and Magic
 Julie Albers, cello
Ravel: Pavane for A Dead Princess
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Mendelssohn: Overture to "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Mendelssohn: Music from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

"Her cultivated vibrato gave her sound a gossamer gloss, and from a technical standpoint, Albers displayed a complete mastery of the many obstacles put in her way..." - Long Island Newsday
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Knights & Princesses
Heroic knights and enchanting princesses abound in our magical, musical journey.

Each Discovery concert is preceded by one hour of lobby activities that enhance the performance theme. Arts and crafts, games and the Philharmonic’s Instrument Playground offer children the chance for creative play and hands-on learning. 
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Romeo & Juliet
Feb.13 - 15
Not seen in Oklahoma City for nearly a decade, Artistic Director Robert Mills brings Shakespeare's most poetic, yet tragic tale of two star-crossed lovers to the stage in this glorious new production of Romeo & Juliet. Set against a sumptuous setting in Renaissance Italy, you will feel the intense passion and romance of the times as this young couple meets, falls in love, and then faces their destiny. The Oklahoma City Philharmonic breathes life into Prokofiev's lush score to complete an unforgettable world premiere of one of the world's most beloved stories.  
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Pixar in Concert
Feb.20 - 21
 (Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts © Disney/Pixar)
Enjoy the artistry of Pixar with stunning HD, widescreen images with a live musical performance by a full symphony orchestra. Features clips from 13 animated films including "Toy Story", "Monsters, Inc.", "The Incredibles", and more.
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Feb.24 - Mar.1
Experience Camelot’s “one brief shining moment” in one of theatre’s most legendary musicals. Recount the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table in an enchanting fable of chivalry, majesty, and brotherhood in this four-time Tony Award® winning show. Intimate and fresh, never has this story of passion, pageantry and betrayal been more captivating. The celebrated score includes the classics “If Ever I Would Leave You", “The Simple Joys of Maidenhood", and “Camelot". 
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Terror and Triumph
 Louis Lortie, piano
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10

"...we were treated to a display of staggering, wonderfully intelligent pianism that showed Lortie at his finest." - The London Guardian

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Devon Energy presents An Evening with Jason Alexander
Mar.13 - 14
 Award-winning actor Jason Alexander, beloved for his portrayal of George Costanza on NBC's "Seinfeld," offers selections from his favorite Broadway musicals with symphony orchestra. A multi-talented veteran of the stage, Alexander performs a memorable evening of singing, dancing, and comedy.
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Corpus Christi
Mar.20 - Apr.4
The play begins: "We are going to tell you an old and familiar story." But from that point on, nothing feels quite familiar again. What follows is a story that parallels the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus. But McNally's Christ figure is a character named Joshua, a young man born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. Different from the other boys because he is homosexual, Joshua grows up in isolation and torment. He flees Corpus Christi in search of a more accepting environment, gathering followers along the way who are bound to him by his message of love and tolerance.  
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The Dream of America
 Harry Parker, director
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World")
Boyer: "Ellis Island: The Dream of America"

"'Peter Boyer's Ellis Island: The Dream of America' is a uniquely moving experience. It is surely a work for the generations." - Ellis Island Foundation
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Concert for the Planet
 A salute to Earth day with a musical tribute to Mother Nature.

The Philharmonic offers an optional "Kid's Club membership that includes a newsletter and t-shirt for each member at $18 per child. All concerts are general admission at $9 per ticket. Discounted subscriptions are available throught the Philharmonic ticket office.
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Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín
Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín tells the story of the courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp during World War II. The concert combines the magnificent music of Verdi with testimony from survivors of the original chorus and includes actors who speak the words of imprisoned conductor Rafael Schächter and other prisoners. This is not just another performance of the Verdi Requiem, but a tribute to the inspired leadership of Rafael Schächter. Having been performed all over the world including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, this powerful production is dramatic and inspirational, with a contemporary message of hope.
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The Amish Project
Apr.17 - 19
The Amish Project is a fictional exploration of the Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in an Amish community, and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake.

"Extraordinary....compelling...the play is also a remarkable piece of writing. —New York Times
"The Amish Project is thought-provoking, compelling theatre..." —  
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Nine Sinatra Songs
Apr.17 - 19
In this exciting and eclectic mixed bill of three different works, we prove the art of ballet is much more than tutus, tiaras, and Tchaikovsky.

Play (Oklahoma Premiere)- The music of techno giant Moby takes center stage with the ingenious choreography of Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch in Play. Inspired by the crowded streets of urban life, the dancers in Play march, slide, scoot, and accelerate their motion with Cinematic sweep.

Dear Miss Cline (Oklahoma Premiere)- Amy Seiwert’s was first introduced in 2009 when she created her world premiere ballet Finding/Almost on the Company. Ms. Seiwert’s brilliant work returns in 2015 as the Company premieres Dear Miss Cline, an endearing ballet using the music of country superstar Patsy Cline originally choreographed for Smuin Ballet.

Nine Sinatra Songs (Company Premiere)- The headlining ballet of this memorable triple bill is Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs. The iconic choreographer Twyla Tharp choreographed Nine Sinatra Songs in 1982 to the incredible voice and timeless songs of Frank Sinatra. A mix of ballet, modern dance, and ballroom, Nine Sinatra Songs’ popularity is evidenced by the companies that dance it around the world  
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A Night at the Cotton Club
Apr.24 - 25
 Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Byron Stripling, trumpet
Carmen Bradford, vocalist
Ted Louis Levy, tap dancer

Smoky, sultry, and swingin'. Your table is reserved for a salute to the "Hi De Ho" swing of Cab Calloway, the elegant "Satin Doll" sheen of Duke Ellington and the blistering blast of Satchmo.
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Sun-Drenched Celebrations
 Marques: Danzon No. 2
Respighi: "Roman Festivals"
Falla: "Three-Cornered Hat": Suite No. 2
Respighi: "Pines of Rome"
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Million Dollar Quartet
May.5 - 10
This Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. Featuring timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes”, “Ring of Fire”, and “That’s All Right”, this thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night.  
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Native American Play Festival
May.7 - 16
A one-of-a-kind event in the region, our 6th annual Native American Play Festival features the world premiere production of the winning play from the 2014 Festival. The Festival culminates in the final two days of dramatic readings, Native singers and dancers, storytelling, food, and other cultural events. Drawing visitors to Oklahoma from all over the country, OKCTC’s Native American Play Festival is quickly becoming a must see. Don’t miss it this year! 
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Avenue Q
Jun.12 - 21
Winner of the TONY® “TRIPLE CROWN” for BEST MUSICAL, BEST SCORE and BEST BOOK, AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. AVENUE Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There, he meets several colorful characters who help Princeton finally discover his purpose in life! Leave the kids at home and come to laugh out loud at this “R” rated Broadway sensation!  
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Jun.23 - 27
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration, OKLAHOMA!, remains this state’s most important musical landmark. Watch this classic love story unfold between Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl. 
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Mary Poppins
Jul.7 - 11
Everyone’s favorite nanny, Mary Poppins, uses her combination of magic and common sense to teach the troubled Banks family how to value each other again. This family favorite is filled with timeless classics such as “Jolly Holiday,” “Step in Time,” and the Academy Award®-winning “Chim-Chim Cher-ee.” 
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Big Fish
Jul.21 - 25
BIG FISH is an extraordinary new Broadway musical based on the novel by Daniel Wallace, spinning magic and myth, fact and fiction. This tale of reconciling father and son reminds us why we love going to the theatre - for an experience that’s richer, funnier, and BIGGER than life itself. 
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Billy Elliott
Aug.4 - 8
BILLY ELLIOTT is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey, with the music of Elton John, as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion that inspires his family and whole community, and changes his life forever. 
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