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TULSA BALLET GIVES THE GIFT OF A WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION OF THE NUTCRACKER TO HUNDREDS OF LOCAL FAMILIES FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

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November 23, 2022

Tulsa, Okla. – Tulsa Ballet will treat more than 2,000 local social service clients and non-profit agencies with its 20th annual Hope for the Holidays on Thursday, December 16, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Dancers will grace the stage for a World Premiere production of The Nutcracker, dedicated to sharing holiday cheer to this special audience.

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The Nutcracker

December 10-19
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

With brand-new choreography by Val Caniparoli and Ma Cong, Tulsa Ballet’s past Resident Choreographers, and spectacular new sets and costumes by Tracy Grant Lord, Tulsa’s holiday tradition returns with an all-new blockbuster production of The Nutcracker. Taking audiences back to the original setting of 19th century Germany, this larger than life production brings the Victorian era to life with lavish visuals to tell the story of a young girl’s magical journey on Christmas Eve. From the epic battle between the Nutcracker Prince’s army of toy soldiers and the Mouse King’s rodent minions, to the enchanting land of the Snow Queen followed by the Sugar Plum Fairy’s Kingdom of Sweets, a cast of close to 100 local children joins the dancers of Tulsa Ballet to create a lifetime of memories for young and old. The Nutcracker is sponsored by The HA and Mary K Chapman Foundations and the Suzanne and Jim Kneale Family Foundation.

 

 

Performances

Friday, December 10 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 11 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 11 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 12  2:00 PM
Friday, December 17 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 18 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 18 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 19 2:00 PM

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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Vendetta, a Mafia Story

If you have Vendetta tickets with a March, May, or October 2020 date, you will be reissued tickets with the new corresponding date.

February 10-13
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

A performance we’ve all been waiting for, and one definitely worth the wait! The Corleone family and their rival mob families will pull you into their captivating world full of drama, passion, and even a little humor for a performance that takes you from Chicago to Las Vegas. Join Rosalia Corleone as she takes her place as the new mob leader in this story full of secrets. Whatever happens in the mob…..

PERFORMANCES

Thursday, February 10 (Preview Night) 7:00 PM
Friday, February 11 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 127:30 PM
Sunday, February 132:30 PM

Location

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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Swan Lake

March 24-27
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Odette, a young maiden trapped in the form of a swan due to an evil curse, must find eternal love to break the spell. Considered the most iconic classical ballet of all time, Swan Lake is an enchanting tale of love, sorcery, and deceit that critics praise as “effervescent and breathtaking.” Featuring iconic music and stunning sets and costumes, see for yourself why Swan Lake is the most performed ballet around the world.

 

Performances

Thursday, March 24 (Preview Night) 7:00 PM
Friday, March 25 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 26  7:30 PM
Sunday, March 27  2:30 PM

Location
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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Signature Series

May 12-15
Lorton Performance Center

We will close our season with the highly anticipated return of  Remember Our Song by Hamilton choreographer and three time Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler. Itzik Galili’s O Balcão de Amor will have you tapping your toes and laughing out loud with a tribute to the culture of Cuba; plus, another exuberant World Premiere from superstar British choreographer, Andrew McNicol.

Performances

Thursday, May 12 7:30 PM
Friday, May 13 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 14 2:30 PM
Saturday, May 14 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 15 2:30 PM

Location

Lorton Performance 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.

COSTUME SHOP MANAGER

POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED

Position: Costume Shop Manager
Department: Production
Reports to: Director of Production

General Position Description: The Costume Shop Manager supervises the wardrobe department and staff in maintaining and creating all costume elements, including shoes, hair and make-up, for all Tulsa Ballet productions. This position works closely with the Wardrobe Supervisor, Director of Production, Artistic Staff and Guest Designers.

Essential Responsibilities Include:

  • Creating and maintaining the overall look and aesthetics of Tulsa Ballet’s productions.
  • Organizing and supervising, including hiring, of costume shop personnel in alterations and construction of costumes.
  • Managing the day to day operations of the costume shop including, but not limited to, purchasing supplies, organizing costume storage and maintaining work schedules.
  • Scheduling, along with Ballet Master/Mistress, and supervising all dancer and supernumeraries fittings.
  • Providing the Director of Production with necessary information for creating annual budgets for the costume shop and its personnel in addition to alteration and new construction costs.
  • Working with the Wardrobe Supervisor to recruit and assign duties to all volunteer dressers for Company performances.
  • Insuring the Company’s costume inventory and rental inventory is properly maintained.
  • Supporting the education department and Tulsa Ballet Pre-Professional Ensemble (TBII) efforts in regards to costumes’ needs, including but not limited to, End of the Year Performance for Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education (TBCDE) and Hardesty Center for Dance Education (HCDE) and TBII mini season and education programs.
Qualifications: Minimum of 2 years’ experience as Costume Shop Manager or demonstrated progression of responsibilities in a professional costume shop; Strong organization and communication skills; Basic word processing and spreadsheet skills; Strong Costume Construction Skills, including but not limited to: draping and flat pattern manipulation, dye and other craft work, basic wig styling and maintenance; Ability to establish strong professional working relationships with various personalities; Previous experience with ballet or other dance company preferred; Touring experience a plus.
How to apply: Please send cover letter and resume to staffing@tulsaballet.org.