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Asleep at the Wheel Click for TicketsAsleep at the Wheel
Fine Arts Center Feature Presentation

Sept. 29, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Ataloa Theatre

Asleep At The Wheel, widely known for the hit "Hot Rod Lincoln," is bringing a fresh look and sound into 2017. Ray Benson founded the band in Paw Paw, West Virginia, 47 years ago. Currently based in Austin, the band holds 10 Grammy awards, released 20 studio albums and had 20 singles on the Billboard country charts. The Grammy Award-winning "Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys" (2015) is the band's most recent release and marks their third full-length Bob Wills tribute album. Now traveling as an 8-piece band,recent additions Katie shore (fiddle, vocals), Dennis Ludiker (fiddle, mandolin), Connor Forsyth (keyboard, vocals), and Josh Hoag (bass) have instilled a newfound energy and their own unique style within the band. Between those Texas Twin Fiddles and Boogie Piano, you can bet you'll be dancin' down the aisles and swingin' all night long when the Wheel rolls into town.
 

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Composer's conert flyerComposer's Concert

Oct. 9, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Ataloa Theatre

 

This will be a showcase of original musical works created by East Central University Faculty, Students and Friends. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Romeo & Juliet Click to buy ticketsRomeo & Juliet
ECU Theatre & Showtime Production

Oct. 13-14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy I. Summers Theatre

ECU Theatre brings Shakespeare's most famous love story, "Romeo and Juliet," to the Dorothy Summers stage.  Follow the feud between Montagues and Capulets leading to the tragic deaths of the star-crossed lovers in the historic Dorothy I. Summers Theatre in Science Hall. The production is under the direction of Vickie Reifsnider.
 

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Instrumental MusicJazz Ensemble Concert
Instrumental Presentation

Oct. 16, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Ataloa Theatre

Enjoy the smooth and soulful sounds of East Central University's Jazz Ensemble.

Free Admission

 
 
 
 

A tribute to Scott Joplin, the King of RagtimeA Tribute to Scott Joplin

Nov. 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Ataloa Theatre

A Tribute to Scott Joplin will mark the centennial of the death of America’s great composer of ragtime music. Joplin, known during his lifetime as the “King of Ragtime,” composed some of the most well-known musical pieces of the era, including The Entertainer, and the Maple Leaf Rag.  Standing as great music in its own right, Joplin’s ragtime, with its syncopated rhythms, also became a major influence upon and a forerunner of Jazz.  The event will include concerts by ECU students and faculty throughout the day. At the 7:30 event, will be a combination lecture-concert featuring Chautauqua historic presenter Charles Everett Pace and pianist Donald Ryan. Mr. Pace will provide the first segment of the program. Through his Chautauqua historical presentation of Scott Joplin, members of the audience will gain insights into the man behind the music and his place in history  Following a brief intermission, Donald Ryan will take the stage to perform a variety of Joplin pieces. The event is free and open to the public, sponsored by Oklahoma Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 
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Perpetual Motion Dance Presents Quinze 15th Anniversary Concert Click to buy ticketsPerpetual Motion Dance
Fine Arts Center Feature Presentation

 

Nov. 9, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Ataloa Theatre

Perpetual Motion Dance is a modern and aerial dance company based in Oklahoma City with a mission to "create, develop and inspire innovative dance."  They blend post-modern and aerial dance techniques with a signature grace and technical ingenuity to create dance on all planes.  Perpetual Motion Dance is in their 15th season of creating original concerts in addition to regional and national touring.

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Showtime presents A Night at the Wax MuseumA Night at the Wax Museum
A Showtime Presentation

Nov. 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy I. Summers Theatre

ECU Theatre and Music's Singing Performance group will present a children's theatre show for young audiences.  Following two matinees on the mornings of the 9th and 10th, Showtime will present an evening show on Friday for the general public.  Bring the kids. Showtime is under the direction of Vickie Reifsnider with assistance from Rudy Lupinski.

 
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Instrumental Music ConcertInstrumental Ensemble Concert

Nov. 15, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Ataloa Theatre

East Central University Instramental Ensembles will perform. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

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The Elephant ManThe Elephant Man
ECU Theatre Presentation

Nov. 16-18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Chalmers Herman Theatre

ECU Theatre brings Bernard Pomerance's prize-winning play THE ELEPHANT MAN to the Chalmers Herman Theatre. The play chronicles the last years of Joseph Merrick, the actual elephant man who suffered from what is now thought to be an extreme case of neurofibromatosis and/or Proteus syndrome.  The play premiered in 1979, winning 3 Tony awards including Best Play, Best Leading Actress, and Best Director.  It has been revived twice with with Billy Crudup in the lead role in 2002 and Bradley Cooper in 2014. Singer David Bowie toured Denver, Chicago, and Broadway with a production in 1980 and Mark Hamill of STAR WARS fame made his Broadway debut in the play in 1981. The film version with John Hurt and Anthony Hopkins was not based on this innovative theatrical play.  The play will be directed by Dr. Richard Groetzinger with senior music theatre concentration major Philip Robert Newcomer in the role of Joseph, now thought to be either an extremely severe case of neurofibromatosis.
 

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Instrumental MusicWind Ensemble & Jazz Ensemble Concert
ECU Music Presentation

Nov. 19, 2017, 3 p.m.
Ataloa Theatre

Enjoy the music of East Central University Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Singers and ChoraleChorale Concert & ECU Singers

Nov. 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
St. Joseph's Catholic Church

ECU Singers and Chorale will serenade attendees off-campus at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church located at 1300 E. Beverly in Ada, Oklahoma. Admission is free and open to the public.
 

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Perpetual Motion Dance Presents Quinze 15th Anniversary Concert Click to buy ticketsBroadway Tonite Live!
Fine Arts Center Feature Presentation

 

Jan. 19, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Ataloa Theatre

Don't miss this fascinating and high-octane musical revue with an exciting cast of singers and dancers who have shined on the Broadway stage and on-tour around the world. Broadway Tonite Live! is a memorable and educational evening of pure entertainment and non-stop hits that continues to receive standing ovations and rave reviews in the U.S., Europe,and Asia. Broadway Tonite Live! takes you on an unforgettable journey through the greatest Broadway shows, including show-stoppers from "Oklahoma," "Anything Goes," "West Side Story," "Les Miserables," "Phantom of the Opera," "Rent," "Wicked," "Chicago," "Cabaret," "Jekyll & Hyde," and many more! The beautifully costumed performers will sing and dance their way into your heart with the timeless songs you know and love.

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Crimes of the Heart By Beth Henley. Click to purchase ticketsCrimes of the Heart
ECU Theatre Presentation

Jan. 25-27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Chalmers Herman Theatre

Senior Margie Beck will direct Beth Henley's award winning "Crimes of the Heart" in the Chalmers Herman Theatre. The tragicomedy is set in Hazlehurst, Missouri in the mid-20th century and won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  The story follows the three McGrath sisters who reunite in Old Grandaddy's house after Babe has shot her abusive husband.
 

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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Click to Buy TicketsHow to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
ECU Theatre Presentation

 

Feb. 15-17, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Ataloa Theatre

ECU Theatre and ECU Music bring Frank Loesser's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING to the Ataloa Stage. Based on Shepherd Mead's 1952 book, the musical opened in October 1961, winning 7 Tony awards, New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and the 1962 Pulitzer.  It starred Robert Morse and Rudy Vallee, who reprised their roles in the film. Recent revivals included Matthew Broderick's in 1995 and Daniel "Harry Potter" Radcliffe in 2011 winning Tonys for Best Revival, Best Director/Choreographer,and Best Featured Actor in a Musical for John Larroquette.  The show will be directed by Dr. Rick Groetzinger with musical direction by Vickie Reifsnider

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Instrumental MusicWind Ensemble & Symphonic Band Midwinter Concert
ECU Instrumental Music Presentation

Feb. 25, 2018, 3 p.m.
Ataloa Theatre

Enjoy the music of East Central University Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Composer's conert flyerComposer's Concert
12th Annual Concert

Feb. 28, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Ataloa Theatre

 

This will be a showcase of original musical works created by East Central University Faculty, Students and Friends. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Pirate School Click to Buy TicketsPirate School!
Fine Arts Center Feature Presentation

 

March 1, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Ataloa Theatre

This riotous, interactive pirate escapade satisfies children's universal curiosity for the briny buccaneers of yore, while promoting everyday polite behavior and social courage.  Now in its 24th season, Pirate School! has delighted thousands of families with a mischievous blend of improvisational clown theater and its signature brand of boisterous full-audience participation. Parents marvel as their kids become "good pirates," swaggering out of the theater transformed by this heartwarming family show.   The audience partakes in riotous, joyful competitions that rattle the rafters and zany lessons on how to stand, talk,sing, and laugh like jaunty buccaneers. Featuring an original cartoon-like sound effect and musical score, eye-popping puppetry, eccentric props, adept magic, slapstick swordplay antics,a misbehaving cannon, a talking skull, and the world's only wearable pirate ship, Pirate School! is truly a treasure to discover!

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Instrumental MusicJazz Ensemble Concert
ECU Instrumental Music Presentation

March 4, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Ataloa Theatre

Enjoy the smooth music of East Central University Jazz Ensemble. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Noises Off by Michael Frayn. Click to purchase ticketsNoises Off
ECU Theatre Presentation

April 12-13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Ataloa Theatre

ECU Theatre presents Michael Frayn's uproarious theatrical farce NOISES OFF on the Ataloa Stage directed by graduate student Jamie Davis. The play starts with an onstage rehearsal of a play called NOTHING ON.  The second act takes you backstage during the opening performance.  Act Three is a replay of the second act seen onstage.  The play opened on Broadway in 1984 and has had revivals in 2002 and 2015, winning Outer Critic Circle awards for the two revival directors,a Drama Desk award for direction, and a Tony and Outer Critic Circle award for featured actress Katie Finneran.
 

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Singers and ChoraleChorale Concert

April 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
St. Joseph's Catholic Church

ECU Chorale will serenade attendees off-campus at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church located at 1300 E. Beverly in Ada, Oklahoma. Admission is free and open to the public.
 

Free Admission

 

 

 


Instrumental MusicJazz Ensemble & Instrumental Ensemble Concert
ECU Instrumental Music Presentation

April 19, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Ataloa Theatre

Enjoy the music of East Central University Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble. Admission is free and open to the public.

Free Admission
 

 

 

 

Showtime Showtime
A Showtime Presentation

April 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy I. Summers Theatre

Showtime once again presents its spring program of songs in the musical theatre genre in the Dorothy Summers theatre.  The group is directed by Vickie Reifsnider and Rudy Lupinski.

 

 
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Instrumental MusicWind Ensemble & Symphonic Band Concert
ECU Instrumental Music Presentation

April 22, 2018, 3 p.m.
Ataloa Theatre

Enjoy the music of East Central University Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. Admission is free and open to the public.

Free Admission
 

 

 

 


Singers and ChoraleECU Singers Student Conductors Concert

April 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
St. Joseph's Catholic Church

ECU Chorale will serenade attendees off-campus at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church located at 1300 E. Beverly in Ada, Oklahoma. Admission is free and open to the public.
 

Free Admission

 

 

 

 


 
Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center 2017-18 SeasonCouples Fine Arts Membership
A membership for two includes tickets for the Fine Arts presentations: Asleep at the Wheel, Perpetual Motion Dance, Broadway Tonite Live! and Pirate School!.
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A membership for two includes tickets to ALL the productions listed on this page. 
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This membership includes one ticket to each of the Fine Arts presentations: Asleep at the Wheel, Perpetual Motion Dance, Broadway Tonite Live! and Pirate School!.
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This membership includes one ticket to ALL of the productions listed on this page.
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