There are quite a few options for live theater in Oklahoma City. One of them is undoubtedly OKC Broadway, the company that took over Celebrity Attractions in 2016 to host touring productions at the Civic Center Music Hall. Celebrity Attractions had been doing it since 1983. Every year, there are several professional live theater productions to entertain subway residents.
Here’s information on the current season’s schedule, as well as the Civic Center Music Hall, ticket purchases, and past productions:
OKC Broadway 2016-2017 Season
- Newsies – September 20-25
- The Sound of Music – October 11-16
- Elf the Musical – December 27 and 31
- Pippin – February 7-12
- Motown the Musical – March 7-12
- Disney’s The Lion King – May 9-28
- Oh my! – June 7-10
OKC Broadway’s touring productions are presented at the Civic Center Music Hall at 201 N. Walker downtown, Oklahoma City’s premier performing arts facility. Originally built in 1937 and extensively renovated as part of the original MAPS program, the facility seats around 2,500 and features a cafe, bar, and concessions. A full profile of the Civic Center is available here at About OKC.
There are several convenient parking options near the Civic Center Music Hall. First, park at one of the measured points along the surrounding streets. Meters no longer apply after 6pm, so these venues are free for nightly shows; just make sure to get there early to grab one. There are also several surface lots nearby for $ 5 or $ 10.
Finally, the Civic Center offers pre-reserved parking for $ 10. There are a limited number of spots available for each show, and they can be purchased through okcciviccenter.com.
Tickets for individual productions generally go on sale approximately one month before the show dates. They can be purchased by calling the OKC Broadway box office at (877) 737-BWAY, the Civic Center box office at (405) 297-2264 or at select Homeland stores. The price of the tickets varies from $ 30 to $ 125, depending on the show, date and place of seating.
Nearby hotels and restaurants
Downtown Oklahoma City has several of the best hotels in the city within walking distance of the Civic Center Music Hall. Some of them (Skirvin, Colcord) also have quality restaurants. The restaurant at the top of the Devon Tower, Vast, is an excellent nearby option for dining, as is the Museum Cafe. Additionally, the Bricktown entertainment district, featuring several restaurants, is just a short drive away.
Past shows of celebrity attractions in OKC
Various past tour productions brought to OKC by Celebrity Attractions are listed here on About.com. They include:
- Will Rogers Follies – See also interview with Keleen Snowgren, Follies star and OU graduate, as well as full show review
- The famous musical comedy Hairspray
- The biblical story with stimulating music The Rock and The Rabbi
- Tom Bosley and Michael Lerned in On Golden Pond
- Classic musical tale of Don Quixote in The Man from La Mancha
- Broadway touring production crushes Wicked
- The classic Broadway gypsy