Strictly Gershwin

February 9-11, 2018

Give our regards to Broadway! Strictly Gershwin features the incomparable music of George and Ira Gershwin. Add to that a huge cast of performers (including guest tap dancers and vocalists!) and the result is a dazzling blockbuster show. Derek Deane’s choreography is a glamorous blend of classical ballet and the unmistakable moves of 1920’s Broadway. This performance will transport audiences to the golden age of Hollywood.

Tulsa Ballet is honored to be the first company to bring this entertaining work to the United States.

Note for patrons with seats in the rear mezzanine and balcony sections: Your view of the full set, including images and video projected onto a screen, may be slightly obstructed; however, this does not impact your view of the dancers or musicians on stage.

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.

Learn More!

Check out the great videos below to hear from the choreographer, guest tap dancers, music conductor, and guest vocalists!

Performances

Fri. February 9 8:00pm
Sat. February 10 8:00pm
Sun. February 11 3:00pm

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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The Nutcracker

December 9-23, 2017

Whether you’re seeing it again or for the first time, The Nutcracker will capture your imagination and make your holidays shine bright. Perfect for the entire family, this fanciful tradition features Marie, the Nutcracker Prince, and all your favorite characters as they dance to Tchaikovsky’s treasured musical score.

Set in 1920’s Paris, Tulsa Ballet’s The Nutcracker is an ode to both the era that inspired Tulsa’s art deco skyline, and the city that shaped the language of ballet.  This remarkable production features the visuals of a Broadway show, and more than 100 local children join the professional company to help the larger-­than-­life Mouse King battle the Nutcracker Prince and his toy soldier brigade. Audiences of all ages will be enchanted by this theatrical holiday production.

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.

Performances

Sat. December 9 7:00pm
Sun. December 10 2:00pm
Fri. December 15 7:00pm
Sat. December 16 2:00pm
Sat. December 16 7:00pm
Sun. December 17 2:00pm
Fri. December 22 7:00pm
Sat. December 23 2:00pm

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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Don Quixote

November 3-5, 2017

For the first time in ten years, Don Quixote triumphantly returns to the Tulsa stage. This visually stunning ballet features choreography Anna-Marie Holmes, after Marius Petipa. The story follows the wild and crazy Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza as they chase after Kitri and Basilio, the forbidden lovers. Based on the timeless book by Miguel de Cervantes, this 19th century classical ballet is one of the most entertaining and hilarious performances in ballet repertory.

Performances

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.

Performances

Fri. November 3 8:00pm
Sat. November 4 8:00pm
Sun. November 5 3:00pm

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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Creations in Studio K

PLEASE NOTE – This page refers to a past performance of Creations in Studio K. To learn more about our current Creations in Studio K performances, including a brand new lineup of choreographers and dances, please click HERE.

September 15-24, 2017

Now in its 11th year, the Creations in Studio K performance series continues to bring innovative and moving works by the world’s most in-demand choreographers to Tulsa. A program of dance unlike any other, this triple-bill features world premiere works commissioned just for Tulsa Ballet.

This year, the Creations in Studio K is dedicated to the power of the female voice as we showcase three female choreographers who are at the height of their creative careers:

Helen Pickett

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Young Soon Hue

Our Studio K theater will allow you to enjoy these dynamic World Premiere works in an intimate setting, where you can see every rippling muscle and experience the artistry and emotions of our performers up close and personal.

Special Events

BEYOND THE CURTAIN – Gender and Dance – Fri. Sept. 8th from 5:30-7:00PM. FREE EVENT featuring an interactive panel discussion with female leaders in the fields of dance and creativity.

Beyond the Curtain is supported by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation and the Mary Ann and John Bumgarner family in memory of Cherine Janzen.

To RSVP click HERE:

BROOKSIDE BLOCK PARTY AT THE BALLET – Thurs. Sept. 21st from 5:00-8:00PM. 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 8pm that evening. LEARN MORE

Single tickets go on-sale August 1, 2017. To reserve your seats now, become a Tulsa Ballet Subscriber!

Performances

Fri. September 15 8:00pm
Sat. September 16 3:00pm
Sat. September 16 8:00pm
Sun. September 17 3:00pm
Thurs. September 21 8:00pm
Fri. September 22 8:00pm
Sat. September 23 3:00pm
Sat. September 23 8:00pm
Sun. September 24 3:00pm

Location

Tulsa Ballet’s Studio K Theater

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Learn more from the Choreographers:

TBII: On Your Radar

August 25-27, 2017

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 25-27, 2017.
Emerging Choreographers Showcase, April 13-15, 2018.

On Your Radar will feature three exciting World Premiere works from in-demand choreographers, created exclusively for TBII dancers. The program will include new works by Jennifer Archibald, Karen Castleman, and Tulsa Ballet Resident Choreographer Ma Cong.

Morning Light | Jennifer Archibald
Red Rover | Karen Castleman
The Dream | Ma Cong

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

Single tickets go on-sale August 1, 2017. To reserve your seats now, become a Tulsa Ballet Subscriber!

Enhance your experience!

Stay after the show for a free post-performance discussion hosted by our artistic. Featuring interviews with the choreographers and the TBII dancers, this is your chance to gain access to exclusive behind-the-scenes content!

Performances

Fri. August 25 at Studio K 7:00pm
Sat. August 26 at Zarrow Performance Studio 7:00pm
Sun. August 27 at Studio K 3:00pm

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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Signature Series

May 11-14, 2017

Don’t miss this special closing program featuring three of Artistic Director Marcello Angelini’s favorite pieces, including:

Join us for our final performance of our 60th anniversary season with this stunning triple-bill evening of contemporary ballet. Cacti features 16 dancers creating rhythms together and will have you laughing out loud. A Million Kisses to My Skin is an exuberant tribute to classical dance that evokes feelings of bliss. Cripple and the Starfish, created for Tulsa Ballet’s Creations in Studio K series in 2014 and an audience favorite, returns for an encore performance.

Performances

Enhance your experience!

Pre-performance discussions are held in the Meinig Recital Hall 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. Please note that there will not be a discussion prior to the Sunday, May 14, 8pm performance.

Thurs. May 11 8:00pm
Fri. May 12 8:00pm
Sat. May 13 3:00pm
Sat. May 13 8:00pm
Sun. May 14 3:00pm
Sun. May 14 8:00pm

Location

Lorton Performance Center

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Watch the videos below for a behind the scenes look into Signature Series:

TBII: Emerging Choreographers Showcase

April 21 – 23, 2017

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 19 & 21, 2016, and
Emerging Choreographers Showcase, April 21, 22 & 23, 2017.

The Emerging Choreographers Showcase will feature three exciting World Premiere works inspired by the TBII dancers and created by up and coming choreographers:

Jennifer Archibald | OMENS | Arch Dance Company

Rodrigo Hermesmeyer | mollitiam | Tulsa Ballet Soloist

Arman Zazyan | Scandal | Tulsa Ballet Principal

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Performances

Fri. April 21 at Studio K7:00pm
Sat. April 22 at Zarrow Performance Studio 7:00pm
Sun. April 23 at Studio K 3:00pm

Location

Tulsa Ballet Studio K Theater

Tulsa Ballet Hardesty Center for Dance Education
Zarrow Performance Studio

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Swan Lake

March 24-26, 2017

The classic ballet returns to Tulsa for the first time in six years. Odette, a young maiden trapped in the form of a swan due to an evil sorcerer’s curse, must find eternal love to break the spell.

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.

Performances

Fri. March 24 8:00pm
Sat. March 25 8:00pm
Sun. March 26 3:00pm

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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Dorothy and the Prince of Oz

February 10-12, 2017

To make our 60th season something special, we’ve commissioned a brand-new, $1 million full-length ballet. Through a collaboration with BalletMet of Columbus, Ohio, the World Premiere of Dorothy and the Prince of Oz (working title) will take place right here in Tulsa, and is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. Featuring choreography by the esteemed Edwaard Liang (Artistic Director for BalletMet, choreographer for Tulsa Ballet’s acclaimed Romeo and Juliet) as well all new music, sets and costumes, this production will be the dance event of the year.

Single tickets to Dorothy and the Prince of Oz are NOW ON-SALE! With only 4 performances, this show is expected to sell out. Order your tickets today!

Want to bring a group of 10 or more to the show? Save on ticket prices when you book a group. Click HERE for more information.

VIP Experience

Make your trip to the land of Oz a memory your family will never forget with our special VIP Experience!

For just $105 per ticket (plus fees), the Dorothy and the Prince of Oz VIP Experience includes:

  • Seating in our prime center orchestra-level Golden Circle section,
  • 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 gift autographed by members of the cast.

VIP Experience tickets are only available for the February 11, 3pm showtime. 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.

Enhance your experience!

Pre-performance discussions are held in the Westby Pavilion on the Promenade level 30 minutes prior to curtain. Learn first hand what happens behind the curtain to bring this incredible show to life! Friday and Saturday discussions will be led by choreographer Edwaard Liang. Artistic Director Marcello Angelini will lead the Sunday matinee discussion. Pre-performance discussions are free and all ticket holders are invited to attend.

Performances

Fri. February 10 8:00pm
Sat. February 11 3:00pm
Sat. February 11 8:00pm
Sun. February 12 3:00pm

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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Production vlog updates:

The Nutcracker

December 10-11, 16-18 & 22-23, 2016

This holiday season, let your holidays dance when you bring your family to The Nutcracker. Share in the magic as a young girl’s fantasy unfolds in this remarkable production that mixes the visuals of a Broadway show with the heartwarming story of a fairy-tale Christmas.

More than 100 local children join the professional company to help the larger-­than-­life Mouse King battle the Nutcracker Prince and his toy soldier brigade. Audiences young and old will be enchanted by this theatrical holiday production.

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.

Check out behind the scenes footage on our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram with the hashtag #TBNutcracker.

Performances

Sat. December 10 2:00pm
Sun. December 11 2:00pm
Fri. December 16 7:00pm
Sat. December 17 2:00pm
Sat. December 17 7:00pm
Sun. December 18 2:00pm
Thurs. December 22 7:00pm
Fri. December 23 7:00pm

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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