The 21st season of the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma’s acclaimed Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series will bring audiences back to campus for five live events on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. throughout the fall and spring semesters. Seating for events will be limited and season ticket holders will have priority access.
Broadway's Next HIt Musical | September 30, 2021
Broadway’s Next H!t Musical will bring an improvised, unscripted musical theatre event to the Te Ata Memorial Auditorium. Using suggestions from the audience, the group creates spontaneous scenes and songs accompanied by fantastic dancing and tons of laughter. During the “Awards Show” the audience votes for their favorite song and the cast turns it into a full-blown musical complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue and plot twists galore. Imagine all the fun of Whose Line is it Anyway? meeting a night at a Broadway Musical!
Rhythmic Circus | November 11, 2021
Rhythmic Circus will kick-off winter celebrations with their sensational show “Holiday Shuffle.” Families with children of all ages will be amazed and uplifted by this evening of joy and positive messaging through music, dance and humor. This company last performed their show, “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!”, to rave reviews during the 15th season of DWPAS.
The Peking Acrobats | February 17, 2022
The Peking Acrobats will debut their meticulously crafted blend of both traditional and state-of-the-art Chinese acrobatics at Science & Arts. For more than 35 years, these performers have dazzled audiences with a combination of trick cycling, precision tumbling, contortion, juggling and gymnastics. They hold the world record for human chair stacks and audiences may recognize company members who appeared in the film “Ocean’s Eleven” and its sequels.
Harmonious Wail | March 10, 2022
Harmonious Wail will shake campus with their fiery and distinctive combination of genres ranging from the jazz of the Hot Club de France to the deepest blues of the Mississippi Delta to heartfelt folk scenes across Anytown, USA. Having performed virtually last season, now audiences can have a drink and chat in person with the multi-award-winning trio featuring mandolin virtuoso and vocalist Sims Delaney-Potthoff, master bassist Jeffo Weiss and vocalist extraordinaire Maggie Delaney-Potthoff.
Foreign Tongues | March 31, 2022
The Arkansas-based slam poetry collective Foreign Tongues will bring the season to a close in a special additional performance. This first-of-its-kind event in DWPAS will feature an original poetry performance with all the energy of a slam and all the expertise of professional actors. Students will participate in writing and performance workshops and audiences will have an intimate opportunity to connect with the artists as they take storytelling to a new level.
The Davis-Waldorf Peforming Arts Series is made possible through the generous support of the following organizations: