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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Peter and the Wolf

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Our new Hardesty Children’s Series matinee performances of Ma Cong’s Peter & the Wolf are perfect for ballet’s youngest fans. This brand-new ballet experience is created especially for children and young families, and features a cast of characters children know and love, with narration to help them understand the story. This magical performance will come to life on-stage thanks to all-new sets, costumes, and choreography, designed just for Tulsa Ballet.

With tickets priced at only $10 and a total run time of 45 minutes, this performance is a fun way to spend a morning enjoying and learning about ballet, music and theater.

Our Friday matinees are great field trips for school and youth groups. Reserve your space now for your group of 10 or more! Click HERE to order group tickets.

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

Performances

Studio K | Tulsa

Fri. October 5 10:00am
Fri. November 16 10:00am
Sat. March 9 10:00am

Zarrow Studio | Broken Arrow

Fri. October 12 10:00am
Fri. January 18 10:00am

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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The Sleeping Beauty

February 21-24, 2019

True love awakens with a kiss to triumph over evil in one of the most beloved story ballets of all time. Featuring a vibrant cast of characters, including the innocent Princess Aurora, her dashing Prince Florimund, the malevolent Carabosse, and many more. With lavish scenery and opulent costumes, The Sleeping Beauty is one of the great classics in the history of ballet; enjoy it with your entire family!

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

Thurs. February 21: 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 and enjoy a private cash bar. 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 22 7:30pm
Sat. February 23 7:30pm
Sun. February 24 2:30pm
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Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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TBII: On Your Radar

August 23-25, 2019
Studio K at Tulsa Ballet and
Zarrow Performance Studio at Tulsa Ballet Broken Arrow
Purchase tickets to Tulsa performances here or for Broken Arrow here.

Three innovative choreographers….Tulsa Ballet Two….One unforgettable experience

Tulsa Ballet II, the second company of Tulsa Ballet, is comprised of the most promising young dancers from around the globe performing bold, innovative works from some of the world’s most in-demand choreographers:

This Must be the End | World premiere by Daniel van de Laar
A Tulsa Ballet Demi-Soloist who has performed with The Royal Conservatory in The Hague. While dancing with Nederlands Dans Theater 2 and Scapino Ballet in Rotterdam, Daniel had the opportunity to work with well-known choreographers such as Jiří Kylián, Paul Lightfoot & Sol León, Crystal Pite, Marco Goecke, and others.

Melodia | Ma Cong
Tulsa Ballet’s Resident Choreographer Ma Cong brings back this popular 2007 work. Inspired by the music of best-selling singer Lhasa de Sela, Melodia (which is ‘melody’ in Spanish) captures the rhythms of South America and the passion of the voice.

Watercolor | Jimmy Orrante
Former principal dancer with BalletMet for 20 years and three-time winner of the Princess Grace Foundation award, Watercolor explores the theme of water, examining its movement, fluidity, and stillness.

Catch both TBII 2019 | 2020 season performances with your own Mini-Series Subscription, good for On Your Radar and Next Generation, April 24 – 26, 2020.

Performances

Fri. August 23 at Studio K 7:30pm
Sat. August 24 at Zarrow Performance Studio 7:30pm
Performance is sold out – stand by line will be available
Sun. August 25 at Studio K 2:30pm
Only a few tickets are left

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.

 

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Creations in Studio K

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September 12-22, 2019
Studio K at Tulsa Ballet
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Get moved inside Studio K

See the show Tulsa World calls “Breathtaking”. Experience incredible works from the most in-demand choreographers in the world at Creations in Studio K

World premiere of Escaping the Weight of Darkness | Ma Cong
As Resident Choreographer, Cong creates works that become instant favorites at Tulsa Ballet, on Broadway, and around the globe. Set to the music of composer Ezio Bosso, this world premiere is a passionate work about finding the hope and faith to go on against all odds.

World Premiere of Fading Figures | Garrett Smith
Smith is recognized for the “eclectic vocabulary” of his contemporary works (Dance Spirit Magazine) and has created works for Houston Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, and others.

Prawn-watching | Val Caniparoli
Back by popular demand is Val Caniparoli’s Prawn-watching. Hailed by Tulsa World as “the meeting ground in this balletic battle of the sexes,” this thrilling work is set to the music of award-winning British composer Michael Nyman (Academy Award winning film The Piano).

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Performances

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Thurs. September 12 7:30pm
Ballet & Bubbly pre-show reception
Fri. September 13 7:30pm
Sat. September 14 2:30pm
Sat. September 14 7:30pm
Sun. September 15 2:30pm
Thurs. September 19 7:30pm
Pirouettes & Pinot pre-show reception
Fri. September 20 7:30pm
Sat. September 21 2:30pm
Sat. September 21 7:30pm
Sun. September 22 2:30pm

Location

Tulsa Ballet’s Studio K Theater in Tulsa

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The Nutcracker

December 8-23, 2018

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 magical holiday spectacular is guaranteed to capture your imagination. This production will be retired in a few short years, be sure to see it now before it’s gone forever!
General tickets (non-VIP) start at $25.

Nutcracker VIP Experience

Make memories with your family they will never forget with our special VIP Experience!
For just $105 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, call the Box Office or select seats in Price Scale 1 when you order online. Your VIP passes will be mailed with your tickets.

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.

ATTENTION SAT DEC 15th PATRONS! 

DOWNTOWN EVENTS THIS WEEKEND THAT MAY IMPACT YOUR VISIT

Tulsa Christmas Parade: The parade has been moved to Saturday, December 15 at 1pm. Street closures around the Performing Arts Center will affect your driving route and parking. Please plan on extra travel time to get to the theater and remember there is no late seating. Click HERE for more info.

Performances

Sat. December 8 7:00pm
Sun. December 9 2:00pm
Fri. December 14 7:00pm
Sat. December 15 2:00pm
Sun. December 16 2:00pm
Fri. December 21 7:00pm
Sat. December 22 2:00pm
Sun. December 23 2:00pm
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Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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Dracula

October 25-28, 2018

Ben Stevenson’s “ghoulishly entertaining” (Tulsa World) gothic ballet returns to Tulsa for the first time in six years! With awe inspiring stunning theatrics, vampire brides who soar through the air, and an exploding chandelier, this dramatic production will have you at the edge of your seat.

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

Thurs. October 25: 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 and enjoy a private cash bar. 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. October 26 7:30pm
Sat. October 27 7:30pm
Sun. October 28 2:30pm

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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Creations in Studio K

Create, Collaborate, Celebrate

September 14-23, 2018

For the past twelve years, Creations in Studio K has been dedicated to furthering innovation in dance by commissioning new works from world renowned choreographers.

Our annual Creations program will be extra special this season as Tulsa audiences will enjoy the first major collaboration between Tulsa Ballet and the Philbrook Museum of Art entitled Pentaptych. Featuring new choreography by Resident Choreographer Ma Cong, an all-new musical score by Ryan Lott commissioned by Philbrook, and original artwork created live on-stage by artist Eric Sall at every performance, this promises to be a groundbreaking event.

Creations in Studio K will also feature the reprisal of Alejandro Cerrudo’s Second to Last. Cerrudo’s work was selected through our newly implemented Dancer’s Choice program, which empowers the company dancers to participate in the artistic selection of choreography in order to share with you their favorite works. Watch the video below for an inside look at the creation of this work.

This triple-bill evening of dance will conclude with an exciting World Premiere by in-demand dance-maker Jennifer Archibald, Resident Choreographer for Cincinnati Ballet, entitled PARHELIA.

BROOKSIDE BLOCK PARTY AT THE BALLET – Thurs. Sept. 20th from 5:00-7:30PM. FREE EVENT featuring live music, food trucks, craft beer, local vendors and more! Be sure to get your ticket to Creations in Studio K which will begin after the Block Party concludes at 7:30pm that evening. LEARN MORE

Learn more about the program in the videos below!

Performances

Fri. September 14 7:30pm
Sat. September 15 2:30pm
Sat. September 15 7:30pm
Sun. September 16 2:30pm
Thurs. September 20 7:30pm
Fri. September 21 7:30pm
Sat. September 22 2:30pm
Sat. September 22 7:30pm
Sun. September 23 2:30pm

Location

Tulsa Ballet’s Studio K Theater in Tulsa

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Special Performance at Philbrook

See a reprisal performance of Creations in Studio K in the beautiful Philbrook Gardens. Click the image for information on purchasing tickets to this one-night-only even.t