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Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series

2019-2020 SEASON

The wonder-filled 19th Season of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series includes professional performances that revamp gothic novels, reimagine traditional holiday music, reinvent the classical quartet, and retell classic children’s stories. We invite you to experience the mystery and magic of live performances that create WONDER. Our Thursday-evening series continues to be made possible by the USAO Foundation and through generous support from the wonderful people at Oklahoma Arts Council and in our community.

See what we have planned for the 2019-20 season!

Dracula | PUSH Intimate theatre | Oct. 24, 2019

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Bram Stoker’s 1897 horror novel DRACULA comes to life in an original, multi-media performance that combines visual art, acrobatics, dance, and mime. The classic tale of seduction and madness manipulates the beautiful, remarkable, and unfamiliar to evoke wonder at “the strength of the human soul expressed through the power of the human body.” SUGGESTED FOR ADULTS ONLY.

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winter wonderland | M-Pact | Nov. 21, 2019 

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Get in the holiday spirit with M-PACT’S Winter Wonderland. This award-winning pop-jazz vocal a cappella group has been called the “Cirque du Soleil of Song.” Their vocal acrobatics and innovative orchestrations will awe audiences of all ages in this musical revue designed to kick-off to the most wonder-full time of the year!

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Dallas String Quartet | Feb. 20, 2020 

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Tradition. Innovation. Sensation. DALLAS STRING QUARTET starts the show as the string quartet you think you know, and ends as DSQ Electric, introducing the range of possibilities of strings performance along the way. These classically-trained musicians take audiences on a journey of wonder to “the meeting place of classical music and modern pop where artists like Beethoven and Bono collide.”

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Alice in Wonderland | DLUX Puppets | March 12, 2020

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DLUX, a professional theatre company, tours nationally with original performances using high-quality puppets and multimedia to retell classics for children, families and the young at heart. In this trip down the rabbit hole, Alice encounters life-sized puppets, created and voiced by master puppeteer Derek Lux. The “juke-box” musical includes popular music from the 60s, 70s and 80s in educational storytelling that emphasizes the value of communication, creativity and positivity. 

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The mission of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series is to encourage attendance at high-quality performing arts events as an aspect of a liberal arts education for our students, to provide an affordable entertainment resource for our college family and our community, and to become a leader in local arts education by presenting relevant and culturally diverse programming that reflects and broadens the aesthetic of our audiences.

For information or directions call 405-574-1318. Sponsorships are available from the USAO Foundation at 405-574-1349.

THE DAVIS-WALDORF PERFORMING ARTS SERIES IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF:

Logos of foundations and businesses who financially supported the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series. These include: the Oklahoma Arts Council, Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, USAO Foundation, Kirkpatrick Foundation and the Ad Astra Foundation