There are quite a few options for live theatre in Oklahoma City. One of them is certainly OKC Broadway, the company that took over for Celebrity Attractions in 2016 to present touring productions at the Civic Center Music Hall. Celebrity Attractions had been doing so since 1983. Each year, there are several professional live theatre productions to entertain metro residents.
Here is information on the current season line-up as well as the Civic Center Music Hall, ticket-buying and past productions:
2016-2017 OKC Broadway Season
- Newsies - September 20-25
- The Sound of Music - October 11-16
- Elf the Musical - December 27-31
- Pippin - February 7-12
- Motown, the Musical - March 7-12
- Disney's The Lion King - May 9-28
- Mamma Mia! - June 7-10
OKC Broadway touring productions are presented at the Civic Center Music Hall at 201 N. Walker downtown, Oklahoma City's premiere performing arts facility. Originally constructed in 1937 and extensively renovated as part of the original MAPS program, the facility seats around 2500 and features a cafe, bar and concessions. A full profile of the Civic Center is available here on About OKC.
There are several options for convenient parking near the Civic Center Music Hall. First, park in one of the metered spots along the surrounding streets. Meters are no longer enforced after 6 p.m., so these spots are free for evening shows; just make sure you arrive early to grab one. There are also a number of nearby surface lots for $5 or $10.
Finally, the Civic Center offers pre-reserved parking at $10. A limited number of spots are available for each show, and they can be purchased through okcciviccenter.com.
Tickets for the individual productions typically go on sale about a month before the show dates. They can be purchased by calling the OKC Broadway ticket office at (877) 737-BWAY, the Civic Center box office at (405) 297-2264 or at select Homeland stores.Tickets range in price from $30 to $125, depending on show, date and seating location.
Nearby Hotels and Dining
Downtown Oklahoma City features several of the city's absolute best hotels within a short distance from the Civic Center Music Hall. Some of them (Skirvin, Colcord) also have quality restaurants. The restaurant atop the Devon Tower, Vast, is an excellent nearby choice for dining, as is the Museum Cafe. Also, the Bricktown entertainment district, which has a number of restaurants, is just a short drive.
Past Celebrity Attractions Shows in OKC
Several past touring productions brought to OKC by Celebrity Attractions have been detailed here on About.com. They include:
- The Will Rogers Follies - See also the interview with Follies star and OU grad Keleen Snowgren as well as the full show review
- The famous comedy musical Hairspray
- The biblical tale with rousing music The Rock and The Rabbi
- Tom Bosley and Michael Lerned in On Golden Pond
- Classic musical tale of Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha
- The touring production of the Broadway smash Wicked
- The Broadway classic Gypsy