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
Listen to the music below!

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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Peter and the Wolf

October 5 & 12, November 16, January 18, March 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our new 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

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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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. 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.

Performances

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

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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TBII: Next Generation

April 26-28, 2019

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. Program to be announced.

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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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.

Untitled World Premiere | 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

Location

Lorton Performance Center

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