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Join an exciting entertainment experience by purchasing a membership for the 2016-17 East Central University Fine Arts Season, featuring comedian/actor Paul Reiser.

Reiser, who starred in the 1990s hit television sitcom “Mad About You,” will bring his comedic talents, with an opening act from Vance Gilbert and hosted by Oklahoma comedian Rob Neville, to the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

The season membership includes 11 events, including four other special featured performances - a concert by Hal Ketchum with an opening from Clint Austen, on Nov. 10; Theatreworks USA’s production of Charlotte’s Web on Jan. 20, 2017; Songs of the Fall concert, with the Baptist Generals opening, on April 12, 2017 and screenwriter/director John Waters, who will be the keynote speaker at Momentum Ada with “This Filthy World” on May 19, 2017.

ECU productions will include “Medea,” Oct. 6-8; “Showtime,” Nov. 4-5 and April 28, 2017; Student-Directed One-Act Plays, Nov. 17-19; “Legally Blond, The Musical” Feb. 16-18, 2017; “She Stoops to Conquer,” April 6-8, 2017 and the Collage’ Spring Dance Concert, April 21-22, 2017.

The full season memberships are $100 per person, which includes all 11 events. That is a savings of $45 overall. A fine arts season membership, which includes the five featured performances only - Paul Reiser, Hal Ketchum, Charlotte’s Web, Songs of the Fall and John Waters - is also available for $70, which amounts to a $20 savings.

Individual passes for the five featured performances are $30 for Paul Reiser, $20 for Hal Ketchum, $10 for Charlotte’s Web ($5 for children 12 and under),  $15 for Songs of the Fall and $15 for John Waters.

To purchase season memberships online go to Memberships can also be purchased by calling or 580-559-5751 or via email at

The 2016-17 ECU Fine Arts Season is sponsored by Communication Federal Credit Union, The Ada News, Score Broadcasting, Hampton Inn and Suites, Vision Bank, Santa Fe Cattle Co., Citizen’s Bank, ECU Bookstore, Vintage 22 and LaQuinta Inns and Suites.

Dinner and a show options are available as those who present their season membership card at Rib Crib, Vintage 22 and the Santa Fe Steakhouse, can get a 10 percent discount on the night of performances.

Other contributing sponsors include the Oklahoma Arts Council, Masonic Centennial Endowment for Cultural Enrichment and the Vinita Oliver Centennial Fine Arts Endowment.



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