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Important Update:

The UCO campus is closed Friday, July 3, in observance of the Fourth of July. Operations will resume Monday, July 6.

Campus buildings reopened to the public effective July 1. Services are available virtually or by appointment only. Visitors should reach out to individual departments regarding appointments. Masks and social distancing are required while on campus. To learn more about current operations, view the university's summer reopening plan


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Steven Smeltzer is happy to be a part of Central Musical Theatre faculty at UCO. Steven has spent much of the past 30 years as a professional performer, director and choreographer in New York City as well as Nationally and Internationally. Since Steven has been at UCO, he has directed and choreographed “Grease”, “Hair”, “Chicago," 6 Women with Brain Death," “Saturday Night Fever," “Heavenly Holidays”, “Cabaret”, “Naughty & Nice & A Little Bit Nuts”,  “A Chorus Line”, “The Full Monty”, “Working," “Dido And Aeneas," “Pippin," “Christmas In The City," “Once On This Island," “Sing For Your Supper," “Jerry’s Girls,” and the Oklahoma premiere of “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” with Broadway Tonight and City Rep.

Steven had the privilege to direct and choreograph the first National Tour of “The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” which was also featured at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival in Scotland. Other recent credits include directing and choreographing “Into The Woods," “Peter Pan," “Seussical” (Summerstock Productions OK), “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” (NYC),  “Pirates of Penzance” (IA), “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” (NYC), “Forever Plaid” (FL), “The Rocky Horror Show” (CT), and the world premieres of “Over The Rainbow - The OZ Project” and “Finding Disneyland” (Sweden). In Europe, he directed and choreographed long running productions of “Hair," “The Golden Musicals of Broadway” (Jennifer Lopez’ first professional gig), and “The Best of Broadway." Regionally, he has directed and choreographed numerous productions of “Nunsense," “A Chorus Line" and “West Side Story,” among others.

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