Dorothy & the Prince of Oz

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February 13-16, 2020
Tulsa Performing Arts Center
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So much more happened after Dorothy dropped in

The Land of Oz is in danger, and only Dorothy can return and help restore peace to this magical world. With help from her friend Scarecrow, she braves a dangerous journey to save the Prince and reunite the kingdom, finding love along the way. Edwaard Liang’s ballet is “visually stunning” (Tulsa World), featuring vibrant costumes, epic battle scenes, and animated puppets from visionary Basil Twist.

Enhance your experience!

Pre-performance discussions are held in the Westby Pavilion on the Promenade level 30 minutes prior to curtain on Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances. Discussions are led by Tulsa Ballet artistic staff and visiting artists, and topics may include the choreography, musical score, costuming, or other subjects related to the performance. Pre-performance discussions are free and all ticket holders are invited to attend.

Performances

You can save on tickets to Dorothy & the Prince of Oz and our fantastic season by becoming a subscriber! Click here for details.

Thurs. February 13: Preview Night 7:00pm

A limited number of tickets are available for Preview Night. Be the first to see the show when you purchase your tickets to our special dress rehearsal. Arrive one hour early get a behind-the-scenes look as the dancers warm up before the show. Please note that Preview Night is a dress rehearsal performance. There may be extra pauses in the performance and noise from the technical staff.

Fri. February 14 7:30pm
Sat. February 15 7:30pm
Sun. February 16 2:30pm

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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TBII: Next Generation

UPDATE:

In accordance with the directive issued by Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum, the Tulsa Ballet performance of TBII: Next Generation has been canceled. Tulsa Ballet will continue to monitor the situation and follow the recommendations of Tulsa city officials and the CDC to protect the health and safety of our community. We appreciate your patience and support. Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for subsequent updates.

If you have previously purchased tickets to this performance, please follow instructions at the link HERE to choose which option works best for you.

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Experience the next generation of dance

Tulsa Ballet II, the second company of Tulsa Ballet, is comprised of the most promising young dancers from around the globe.

Next Generation features three exciting world premiere works from in-demand choreographers, created exclusively for TBII dancers:

Untitled World Premiere
Yury Yanowsky

Untitled World Premiere
Omar Roman

Untitled World Premiere
Rodrigo Hermesmeyer

Locations

Tulsa Ballet’s Studio K Theater in Tulsa

Anne & Henry Zarrow Performance Studio, Tulsa Ballet Hardesty Center for Dance Education in Broken Arrow

Have questions about attending a Tulsa Ballet performance? Visit this helpful guide.
Traveling to Tulsa? Stay with our preferred hotel partners! Click the links below for a special rate for Tulsa Ballet supporters.

Signature Series

UPDATE:

In accordance with the directive issued by Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum, the Tulsa Ballet performance of Signature Series has been postponed. New dates within a new season are to be determined. All tickets will be honored for the new performance schedule. Tulsa Ballet will continue to monitor the situation and follow the recommendations of Tulsa city officials and the CDC to protect the health and safety of our community. We appreciate your patience and support. Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for subsequent updates.

If you have previously purchased tickets to this performance, please follow instructions at the link HERE to choose which option works best for you.

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POSTPONED
Lorton Performance Center at the University of Tulsa

Experience classic favorites and world premieres

An unforgettable evening of contemporary dance and ballet handpicked by Artistic Director Marcello Angelini.

Glass Figures | Ma Cong
Created for the company in 2018, this dynamic work, featuring a score by award-winning composer Philip Glass, is a tribute to the joy of dance. Acclaimed by audiences and critics from Tulsa and New York City, critics have hailed the works as “a triumph.” (Tulsa World)

O Balcão de Amor | Itzik Galili
A quirky tribute to the culture of Cuba that will have you tapping your toes and laughing out loud. Featuring a score by the legendary “The King of Mambo”, Pérez Prado, you’ll love the thrilling dancing and Latin beat that will make it hard to keep in your seat!

World Premiere | Penny Saunders
After the success of the touching piece she recently created for TBII, Ms. Saunders returns to Tulsa to create a new work for company. A 2016 recipient of the Princess Grace Award and Resident Choreographer for the Grand Rapids Ballet, The New York Times has distinguished her as having “a remarkably fresh mind, with talents for suspense and surrealism.”

Location

Lorton Performance Center

 

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Peter and the Wolf

UPDATE:

In accordance with the directive issued by Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum, the Tulsa Ballet performance of Peter & the Wolf has been canceled. Tulsa Ballet will continue to monitor the situation and follow the recommendations of Tulsa city officials and the CDC to protect the health and safety of our community. We appreciate your patience and support. Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for subsequent updates.

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September 27 (Tulsa)
September 28 (Tulsa)
November 8 (Broken Arrow)
January 17 & 18, 2020 (Broken Arrow) SOLD OUT
April 3, 2020 (Tulsa) CANCELED

Studio K in Tulsa | 1212 E. 45th Place
Zarrow Studio in Broken Arrow | 1901 W. New Orleans Street
see below for directions

The children’s classic comes alive on stage

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go into the woods and experience the return of this fantastic family production with performances in both Tulsa and Broken Arrow.

The Hardesty Family Foundation Children’s Series matinee performances of Ma Cong’s Peter & the Wolf are perfect for ballet’s youngest fans and features a cast of characters children know and love, amazing sets, and costumes, plus an on-stage narrator to help guide them through the story.

With tickets priced as low as $10 and a total run time of 45 minutes, this performance is a fun way to learn about ballet, music, and theater and perfect for both the young and young at heart!

Schools & Groups

Our Friday performance times make for great field trips for school and youth groups. Reserve your space now for your group of eight or more! To order group tickets click HERE or contact Marissa Mitchell at 918-392-5914 or marissa.mitchell@tulsaballet.org.

$10 ticket price for tax-exempt organizations. Proof of exemption required. All other tickets are $15.

Underwriting support for Peter and the Wolf generously provided by the Hardesty Family Foundation and the Stinson Family.

Peter and the Wolf is offered as part of Any Given Child Tulsa benefitting Tulsa Public Schools, support provide by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation  and the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation.

Performances

Studio K | Tulsa

Fri. September 27, 2019 10:00am
Sat. September 28, 2019 2:00pm
Fri. April 3, 2020 10:00am
Fri. April 3, 2020 11:45am (SEE UPDATE ABOVE)

Zarrow Studio | Broken Arrow

Fri. November 8, 2019 10:00am
Fri. January 17, 2020 10:00am SOLD OUT
Fri. January 17, 2020 11:45am SOLD OUT
Sat. January 18, 2020 2:00pm SOLD OUT

Locations

Tulsa Ballet’s Studio K Theater in Tulsa

Anne & Henry Zarrow Performance Studio, Tulsa Ballet Hardesty Center for Dance Education in Broken Arrow

Have questions about attending a Tulsa Ballet performance? Visit this helpful guide.
Traveling to Tulsa? Stay with our preferred hotel partners! Click the links below for a special rate for Tulsa Ballet supporters.

TBII: On Your Radar 2020

CANCELED

August 28-30, 2020
Studio K at Tulsa Ballet and
Zarrow Performance Studio at Tulsa Ballet Broken Arrow
Purchase season tickets here.

See tomorrow’s stars of ballet, today! Tulsa Ballet II, the second company of Tulsa Ballet, is comprised of the most promising young dancers from around the globe. As these dancers grow from students into mature artists, they may be invited to join the main company or go on to perform with other respected companies throughout their careers.

As part of the TBII Mini-Series, Tulsa Ballet II will have its own season of two productions to showcase their talents:
On Your Radar | August 28-30, 2020
Next Generation | May 14-16, 2021

On Your Radar will feature three exciting World Premiere works from in-demand choreographers, created exclusively for TBII dancers. Jack and the Beanstalk will make it’s World Premiere, as well as featured choreographers to be announced soon, so stay tuned!

You can save $20 by purchasing a TBII mini-series subscription and see both shows!

Performances

Fri. August 28 at Studio K 7:30pm
Sat. August 29 at Zarrow Performance Studio 7:30pm
Sun. August 30 at Studio K 2:30pm

Locations

Tulsa Ballet’s Studio K Theater in Tulsa

Anne & Henry Zarrow Performance Studio, Tulsa Ballet Hardesty Center for Dance Education in Broken Arrow

Traveling to Tulsa? Stay with our preferred hotel partners!

The Nutcracker

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December 7-22, 2019
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Experience the magic of this holiday tradition

Celebrating 50 years of Tulsa Ballet bringing you this magical holiday experience, bring your family and friends to see Oklahoma’s premiere holiday show featuring world-class dancing, spectacular sets and costumes, plus a thrilling on-stage snow fall!

Set in 1920’s Paris, the birthplace of classical ballet, Marcello Angelini’s vision of The Nutcracker has been a Tulsa favorite since 2003. Whether you’ve seen it once or one hundred times, this spectacular production is guaranteed to capture your imagination and your heart.

This production will be retired soon, so see it now before it’s gone forever!

A special school matinee takes place Friday, December 13. See below for details.

Nutcracker VIP Experience

Make memories with your family they will never forget with our special VIP Experience!
For just $108 per ticket (plus fees), The Nutcracker VIP Experience includes:

  • Seating in our prime orchestra-level Golden Circle section for the performance date of your choice,
  • The opportunity to go on-stage after the performance to see the sets up close, meet the dancers and take photos with them in costume,
  • A keepsake Nutcracker autographed by members of the cast.

To order the VIP Experience for the loved ones in your life, select seats in Price Scale 1 when you order online or call the Tulsa Ballet Box Office at (918) 749-6006. Your VIP passes will be mailed with your tickets.

Nutcracker School Matinee

Friday, December 13, 11:00 am
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Schools are invited the share the magic of the holidays with their students!

Experience the full performance, accompanied live by the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, with specially discounted tickets. For more information, contact Marissa Mitchell at (918) 392-5914 or marissa.mitchell@tulsaballet.org.

Inclement Weather Policy

Performances will take place as scheduled, regardless of weather. Please plan accordingly and adjust your travel times if needed, as late seating is not available. Ticket purchases are non-refundable. For additional questions, please call the Box Office at (918) 749-6006, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

Performances

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Sat. December 7 7:00pm
Sun. December 8 2:00pm
Fri. December 13 7:00pm
Fri. December 13
School Matinee – call (918) 392-5914 for information11:00am
Sat. December 14 2:00pm
Sun. December 15 2:00pm
Sat. December 21 2:00pm
Sat. December 21 7:00pm
Sun. December 22 2:00pm
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Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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Giselle

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October 31-November 3, 2019
Tulsa Performing Arts Center
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Would you die for love?

One of ballet’s greatest love stories, the haunting Giselle arrives this October to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. When a young woman is betrayed by her fiancé and dies brokenhearted, she rises from the grave to save her beloved from the revenge of other scorned women.

Accompanied live by the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Tulsa Ballet presents Giselle for the first time in 15 years. You won’t want to miss this stunning tale of the power of love!

STORY

Giselle, an innocent peasant girl, has her heart fatally broken when she discovers the man she fell in love with is the disguised Duke Albrecht, who is betrothed to another. As moonlight settles on Giselle’s grave she is summoned by Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis.

These female spirits, all abandoned before their wedding day, rise from their graves at night to seek revenge upon men by dancing them to death. Giselle must decide to either join the Wilis in their eternal search for vengeance, or allow her love to forgive Albrecht.

Eerie and tragically romantic, this masterwork ballet was instantly popular when it debuted in 1841, and continues to be one of the most often performed classical ballets in the world.

Enhance your experience!

Pre-performance discussions are held in the Westby Pavilion on the Promenade level 30 minutes prior to curtain on Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances. Discussions are led by Tulsa Ballet artistic staff and visiting artists, and topics may include the choreography, musical score, costuming, or other subjects related to the performance. Pre-performance discussions are free and all ticket holders are invited to attend.

Performances

You can save on tickets to Giselle and our fantastic season by becoming a subscriber! Click here for details.

Thurs. October 31: Preview Night 7:00pm

A limited number of tickets are available for Preview Night. Be the first to see the show when you purchase your tickets to our special dress rehearsal. Please note that Preview Night is a dress rehearsal performance. There may be extra pauses in the performance and noise from the technical staff.

Fri. November 1 7:30pm
Sat. November 2 7:30pm
Sun. November 3 2:30pm

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Have questions about attending a Tulsa Ballet performance? Visit this helpful guide.

Traveling to Tulsa? Stay with our preferred hotel partners! Click the links below for a special rate for Tulsa Ballet supporters.

Signature Series

From Ballet to Broadway

May 9-12, 2019

Our season closer takes a look at choreographers that find inspiration across genres and seamlessly blend styles to create works with long lasting, widespread appeal. Classical ballet and Broadway-style dance fuse together in all three works for a joyful evening of movement.

Fancy Free | Jerome Robbins
Featuring a score by Leonard Bernstein, this short ballet (Mr. Robbins’s first!) was the inspiration for the musical On the Town. It follows three boisterous sailors on leave in 1940’s New York City as they vie for the attention of the young women they meet.

Who Cares? | George Balanchine
Described as Balanchine’s “homage to one of New York’s happiest voices, George Gershwin” (The New York Times), this joyful work remains as refreshing today as when it debuted in 1970. With the Gershwin brothers’ most popular Broadway standards fueling the rhythm, and Balanchine’s iconic style driving the dancing, you’ll love this work.

Remember Our Song | Andy Blankenbuehler
The three-time Tony Award-winning choreographer of Broadway’s Hamilton comes to Tulsa to create a brand new work inspired by Tulsa Ballet dancers – his first commission for a ballet company! Mr. Blankenbuehler is one of the most sought after choreographers on Broadway, and we can’t wait to open the curtain on this thrilling new collaboration.

 

Performances

Thurs. May 9 7:30pm
Fri. May 10 7:30pm
Sat. May 11 2:30pm
Sat. May 11 7:30pm
Sun. May 12 2:30pm
Sun. May 12 7:30pm
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Location

Lorton Performance Center

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TBII: Next Generation

April 26-28, 2019
Studio K at Tulsa Ballet and
Zarrow Performance Studio at Tulsa Ballet Broken Arrow

See tomorrow’s stars of ballet, today! Tulsa Ballet II, the second company of Tulsa Ballet, is comprised of the most promising young dancers from around the globe. As these dancers grow from students into mature artists, they may be invited to join the main company or go on to perform with other respected companies throughout their career.

As part of the TBII Mini-Series, Tulsa Ballet II will have its own season of two productions to showcase their talents:
On Your Radar | August 24-26, 2018
Next Generation | April 26-28, 2019

Next Generation will feature three exciting World Premiere works from in-demand choreographers, created exclusively for TBII dancers.  This year’s choreographers include:  up and coming choreographer Price Suddarth, former Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Yury Yanowski, and Tulsa Ballet Dancer Daniel Van de Laar.

You can save $20 by purchasing a TBII mini-series subscription and see both shows!

Performances

Fri. April 26 at Studio K 7:30pm
Sat. April 27 at Zarrow Performance Studio 7:30pm
Sun. April 28 at Studio K 2:30pm

Locations

Tulsa Ballet’s Studio K Theater in Tulsa

Anne & Henry Zarrow Performance Studio, Tulsa Ballet Hardesty Center for Dance Education in Broken Arrow

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Tchaikovsky

The Man Behind the Music

March 29-31, 2019

Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is the creator of the iconic music for some of the most beloved ballets in history. Audience favorites include the beautiful melodies found in The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake, among others.

While Tchaikovsky was celebrated for his professional success and popularity, the societal constraints of life in 19th century Russia created constant inner conflict between his private life and the public persona society required of him. This World Premiere delves into the complicated personal life of this acclaimed musician and features a stellar creative team that includes composer Oliver Peter Graber (Dorothy & the Prince of Oz), Russian historian Daniela Kolic, New Zealand’s top designer Tracy Grant Lord, and Resident Choreographer Ma Cong, and Artistic Director Marcello Angelini. The musical score will feature a blend of Tchaikovsky’s greatest works along with other influential composers of the time, as well as some brand new music by Oliver Peter Graber.

Enhance your experience!

Pre-performance discussions are held in the Westby Pavilion on the Promenade level 30 minutes prior to curtain. Discussions are led by Tulsa Ballet artistic staff and visiting artists, and topics may include the choreography, musical score, costuming, or other subjects related to the performance. Pre-performance discussions are free and all ticket holders are invited to attend.

Join us in the VIP Lounge for wine and hors d’oeuvres in the Westby Pavilion during intermissions! VIP Lounge admission is for Barre Society, Circle of Friends and Founders’ Society members. Become a member today and join us in the VIP Lounge at Tchaikovsky! Donor benefits start with gifts of $250 or more. To become a member, click here.

Performances

Fri. March 29 7:30pm
Sat. March 30 7:30pm
Sun. March 31 2:30pm

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Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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