Season anchored by the National Tour Launch of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA!, pop culture phenomenon and winner of six Tony Awards, DEAR EVAN HANSEN and Disney’s FROZEN
A Nederlander and Civic Center Foundation Presentation is delighted to announce its 2020 - 2021 Season lineup. Oklahoma City theatre-goers at the Civic Center Music Hall will experience a season unlike any other when OKC Broadway hosts the National Tour Launch of last year’s Tony® Award-winning Best Revival of a Musical and presents shows including the 2017 Winner of 6 Tony® Awards including Best Musical and two weeks of Disney’s newest theatrical smash hit. Plus – four more hits direct from Broadway and one of the most family favorite events that is back with an amazing new tour!
The 2020-2021 Season begins with MEAN GIRLS, the hilarious hit musical direct from Broadway with the award-winning creative team, and continues with the National Tour Launch of the musical revival EVERYONE is talking about, OKLAHOMA! The acclaimed new production straight from Lincoln Center Theatre of Lerner & Lowe’s MY FAIR LADY is next followed by DEAR EVAN HANSEN, the theatrical phenomenon that has taken not only Broadway and the entire country, but the world, by storm. Disney Theatrical Productions is legendary for bringing the most spectacular, heartwarming productions to the stage, and joining us in the 2020-21 Season is their newest Broadway smash FROZEN. The spring will bring PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, brought to life by a powerhouse creative team representing the best of music, Hollywood, and Broadway. Back in OKC by popular demand is the Broadway sensation WICKED to complete the Season Subscription package. An all-new tour of BLUE MAN GROUP will come to the Civic Center in November and can be added to any season ticket package!
“The 2020 - 21 Season is unprecedented. There is no other word for it. Not only are OKC Broadway and the Civic Center Music Hall honored to launch the National Tour of the Tony® Award-winning OKLAHOMA!, but this season’s shows are all either currently playing on Broadway or have just closed within the last year—which speaks directly to our mission to bring the very best of Broadway to the Civic Center Music Hall and OKC patrons as soon as possible,” said Elizabeth Gray, Executive Director of the Civic Center Foundation and General Manager of OKC Broadway.
OKC Broadway is the presenter of the nationally touring Broadway shows and is a partnership between the Nederlander Organization, known for presenting live theatre and concerts world-wide; and the Civic Center Foundation, who in its 19-year history has donated millions to the Civic Center Music Hall for improvements to heighten the performance experience for both performers and audiences. The 6-Show 2020-2021 Season Ticket Package includes MEAN GIRLS, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA!, MY FAIR LADY, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Disney’s FROZEN, PRETTY WOMAN: The Musical, and WICKED . BLUE MAN GROUP is an added special production and may be added on to a season ticket package.
The 2020-2021 OKC Broadway Season Lineup:
September 8 - 13, 2020
Direct from Broadway, MEAN GIRLS is the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team, including book writer TINA FEY (“30 Rock), composer JEFF RICHMOND (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), lyricist NELL BENJAMIN (Legally Blonde) and director CASEY NICHOLAW (The Book of Mormon).
Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. Soon, this naïve newbie falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.
New York Magazine cheers, “MEAN GIRLS delivers with immense energy, a wicked sense of humor and joyful inside-jokery.” USA Today says, “We’ll let you in on a little secret, because we’re such good friends: GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!” Recommended for ages 10 & up
Rodger’s & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA!
September 27 – October 3, 2020
“How is it that the coolest new show on Broadway is a 1943 musical?” says The New York Times. This is OKLAHOMA! as you’ve never seen or heard it before—reimagined for the 21st century, and now the Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Musical. Funny and sexy, dark and jolting, this acclaimed production of OKLAHOMA! “lets us experience Rodgers and Hammerstein’s greatness anew.” (The New Yorker).
Stripped down to reveal the darker psychological truths at its core, Daniel Fish’s production tells a story of a community circling its wagons against an outsider, and the frontier life that shaped America. Upending the sunny romance of a farmer and a cowpoke, this OKLAHOMA! allows the classic musical – and our country – to be seen in a whole new light. Recommended for ages 12 & up
Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY
October 27 - November 1, 2020
From Lincoln Center Theater and director Bartlett Sher comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY. Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” and “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” MY FAIR LADY tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” But who is really being transformed?
Recommended for ages 8 & up
BLUE MAN GROUP (Added Season Event)
November 13 - 15, 2020
More than 35 million people around the world have experienced the smash hit phenomenon that is BLUE MAN GROUP and now it’s your turn! BLUE MAN GROUP returns to Oklahoma City for a limited engagement on their new North American tour. It’s everything you know and love about BLUE MAN GROUP—signature drumming, colorful moments of creativity and quirky comedy—the men are still blue but the rest is all new! Featuring pulsing, original music, custom-made instruments, surprise audience interaction and hilarious absurdity, join the Blue Men in a joyful experience that unites audiences of all ages.
Recommended for all ages
DEAR EVAN HANSEN
February 2-7, 2021
WINNER OF SIX 2017 TONY® AWARDS INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL
AND THE 2018 GRAMMY® AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM.
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.
Declared “One of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history” by the Washington Post and “an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond” by NBC Nightly News, DEAR EVAN HANSEN has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics alike, including New York Times who called it a “gorgeous musical for anyone with a beating heart.”
DEAR EVAN HANSEN features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy®, Tony® and Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal). Recommended for ages 12 & up
March 11 - 21, 2021
From the producer of The Lion King and Aladdin, FROZEN, the Tony®-nominated Best Musical, is now on tour across North America, and the critics agree, “It’s simply magical!” (LA Daily News). Heralded by The New Yorker as “thrilling” and “genuinely moving,” FROZEN features the songs you know and love from the original Oscar®-winning film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers by the film’s songwriters, Oscar winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez and EGOT winner Robert Lopez. Joining them on a creative team that has won a cumulative 16 Tony Awards are Oscar winner Jennifer Lee (book), Tony and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage (director), and Tony winner Rob Ashford (choreographer). An unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and powerhouse performances, FROZEN is everything you want in a musical: It’s moving. It’s spectacular. And above all, it’s pure Broadway joy. Recommended for ages 6 & up
PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL
April 20 - 25, 2021
After an incredible record-breaking run on Broadway, Audience Choice Award winner PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL is coming to Oklahoma City! PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL is brought to life by a powerhouse creative team representing the best of music, Hollywood, and Broadway. Featuring direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), an original score by Grammy® winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance (“Summer of ’69”, “Heaven”), and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL will lift your spirits and light up your heart. “If you love the movie, you’ll love the musical!” (BuzzFeed News).
Recommended for ages 12 & up
May 12 - 30, 2021
So much happened before Dorothy dropped in.
WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”
From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story that USA Today cheers is “a complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry, and think.” Recommended for ages 8 & up
Current 2019-2020 Season Ticket Holders: You will automatically have the opportunity to renew your current date/time/seat locations for the 2020-21 Season. Visit OKCBroadway.com now and log onto ‘My Account,’ look for your renewal information in the mail and via email in the next week, or call the OKC Broadway Season Ticket Office at 877-737 BWAY (2929).
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