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UCO College of Fine Arts and Design Announces 2018-19 Performing Arts Season

Three actresses in colorful costumes surround an actress holding an actor on the floor of the stage.

July 26, 2018

Media Contact: Steven Akins, Director of Marketing and Promotions, UCO College of Fine Arts and Design, 405-974-3774, sakins1@uco.edu

UCO College of Fine Arts and Design Announces 2018-19 Performing Arts Season

The University of Central Oklahoma College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD) will open ticket sales for the 2018-19 performing arts season Aug. 6. This year will feature a diverse lineup of music, dance, theatre arts, opera and musical theatre performances, beginning on Aug. 26.

Special highlights for the season, all hosted in Central’s historic Mitchell Hall Theatre venue, include:

  • Musical Theatre productions of “Most Happy Fella” in the fall and “Hair” in the spring;
  • UCO School of Music’s prestigious “President’s Concert;”
  • Department of Dance’s Kaleidoscope Dance Company performances;
  • Department of Theatre Arts’ production of “Macbeth;” and,
  • A unique collaboration between the School of Music and Department of Design in the “Flight of the Elephant” exhibition.

“The arts give us an opportunity to celebrate the human spirit in all its creative complexity,” said Steven Hansen, dean of the College of Fine Arts and Design.

“The performances and exhibitions our college will provide for the community this year should deliver inspiration, introspection and wonder; ideally, providing the impetus we need to become our best selves. Whether pondering the bloody truths imbedded in the 300-year-old Macbeth, experiencing the intuitive improvisation of David Sanborn’s jazz or witnessing the strength and beauty of the human body in motion, our season offers a 360-degree view of what the arts embody.”

The performing arts season also includes the Broadway Tonight series, which brings top performing artists in the industry to UCO to perform and work with music and dance students. This year, successful American saxophonist David Sanborn will open the Broadway Tonight season, Sept. 4, followed by the eclectic voices of Voctave, Jan. 19, 2019, and Ailey II, Feb. 16, 2019. For more information about Broadway Tonight performances, visit broadwaytonight.uco.edu.

Community members can enjoy a discount to Mitchell Hall and CFAD performances with the Central Arts Card. The card offers a discount of up to $5 per ticket for up to four tickets per performance at Mitchell Hall and other CFAD performing arts venues. Some exclusions apply. The card is available for purchase for $20, with proceeds benefitting scholarships.

Select performances from the 2018-19 CFAD performing arts season are supported, in part, by the Oklahoma Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Purchase tickets for CFAD performances and the Central Arts Card at www.mitchellhalltheatre.com or through the Mitchell Hall Box Office at 405-974-3375.          

For a complete listing of performances and events at the college, visit cfad.uco.edu.

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Cutline: The University of Central Oklahoma College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD) will open ticket sales for the 2018-19 performing arts season Aug. 6. This year will feature a diverse lineup of music, dance, theatre arts, opera and musical theatre performances, beginning on Aug. 26. Purchase tickets for CFAD performances at www.mitchellhalltheatre.com or through the Mitchell Hall Box Office at 405-974-3375. Seen here is a performance of “Eurydice” from the 2017-18 season.