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2020-2021 Season

Edgar Cruz

Sept. 17, 2020 | 7 p.m. | Virtual

We kicked off the series with a “living room concert” with this Oklahoma City-based guitar virtuoso. Watch and listen live as he performs pieces from his extensive repertoire and takes requests from our audience. Throughout the evening, Cruz will also lead a masterclass-style discussion of technical aspects of solo guitar performance and reflect on the rising prominence of fingerstyle guitar.

PUSH Physical Theatre

Oct. 8, 2020 | 7 p.m. | Virtual

Artistic directors Darren and Heather Stevenson will give audiences an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at new pieces in development with the company and how their creative process has adapted in quarantine. This “community conversation” will be live and allow for audience questions and comments.

Desdemona's Child Graphic

Oct. 23, 2020 | 7 p.m. | Virtual

Students and Alumni of the theatre arts program will present their fall performance in live, online video on one night only. DWPAS audiences are invited to experience the Oklahoma premiere of this new play, a contemporary sequel to Othello, that examines the enduring legacy of prejudice and trauma in a world where Shakespeare’s world crosses with our own. The cast and crew will hold a behind-the-scenes conversation with the audience after the performance, hosted by guest dramaturg, Science & Arts alumna Cynthia Cunningham, M.F.A.

Daniel Kelly

Feb. 18, 2021 | 7 p.m. | Virtual

Award-winning composer and pianist Daniel Kelly brilliantly reinterprets texts from Shakespeare’s most beloved plays as lyrics for original jazz songs featuring Nicole Zuraitis’ powerhouse vocals. The audience will not only enjoy a live, concert performance but will engage with the artists in real-time to collaborate on work!

Harmonious Wail

March 25, 2021 | 7 p.m. | Virtual

This multi-award-winning trio will round out our “alternative” series, introducing audiences to the group’s distinctive and fiery fusion of musical styles that reach from the jazz of the Hot Club de France to the deepest blues of the Mississippi Delta to the heartfelt folk scenes across every-town America. This exclusive online concert is a preview of their spectacular live performance that will be featured in the DWPAS 20th anniversary season.

2019-2020 Season

Dracula promotional image depicting a guy portraying a vampire

October 24, 2019 | 7:30 p.m. | Davis Hall Little Theater

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.”

M-Pact group photo of six males smiling

November 21, 2019 | 7:30 p.m. | Davis Hall Little Theater

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!

Dallas String Quartet group photo

February 20, 2020 | 7:30 p.m. | Davis Hall Little Theater

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.”

DLUX puppets depicting two actors and a puppet portraying Alice in Wonderland

March 12, 2020 | 7:30 p.m. | Davis Hall Little Theater

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.

2018-2019 Season

October 25, 2018 | 7:30 p.m. | Te Ata Memorial Auditorium
November 29, 2018 | 7:30 p.m. | Te Ata Memorial Auditorium

January 31, 2019 | 7:30 p.m. | Davis Hall Little Theater

March 7, 2019 | 7:30 p.m. | Science & Arts Ballroom

2017-2018 Season

September 21, 2017 | 7:30 p.m. | Te Ata Memorial Auditorium
November 2, 2017 | 7:30 p.m. | Te Ata Memorial Auditorium

February 15, 2018 | 7:30 p.m. | Davis Hall Little Theater

March 15, 2018 | 7:30 p.m. | Davis Hall Little Theater

2016-2017 Season

November 8, 2016 | 7:30 p.m. | Te Ata Memorial Auditorium
February 22, 2017 | 7:30 p.m. | Te Ata Memorial Auditorium

March 21, 2017 | 7:30 p.m. | Te Ata Memorial Auditorium

2015-2016 Season

September 24, 2015 | 7:30 p.m. | Science & Arts Alumni Chapel
November 19, 2015 | 7:30 p.m. | Te Ata Memorial Auditorium

February 4, 2016 | 7:30 p.m. | Science & Arts Ballroom

March 3, 2016 | 7:30 p.m. | Te Ata Memorial Auditorium

2014-2015 Season

October 23, 2014 | 7:30 p.m. | Te Ata Memorial Auditorium
November 10 & 11, 2014 | 7:30 p.m. | Davis Hall Little Theater

February 14, 2015 | 7:30 p.m. | Science & Arts Ballroom

March 27, 2015 | 7:30 p.m. | Te Ata Memorial Auditorium

2013-2014 Season

October 11, 2013 | 7:30 p.m.
November 12, 2013 | 7:30 p.m.

February 7, 2014 | 7:30 p.m.

March 7, 2014 | 7:30 p.m.

2012-2013 Season

September 25, 2012 | 7:30 p.m.
November 30, 2012 | 7:30 p.m.

March 1, 2013 | 7:30 p.m.

April 15, 2013 | 7:30 p.m.

2011-2012 Season

September 19, 2011
December 2, 2011

January 31, 2012

2010-2011 Season

September 25, 2010
December 6, 2010

January 25, 2011

February 28, 2011

2009-2010 Season

September 12, 2009 | 7:30 p.m. | Te Ata Memorial Auditorium
December 10, 2009 | 7:30 p.m. | Te Ata Memorial Auditorium

February 23, 2010 | 7:30 p.m. | Te Ata Memorial Auditorium

March 23, 2010 | 7:30 p.m. | Te Ata Memorial Auditorium

2008-2009 Season

September 16, 2008 | 7:30 p.m. | Te Ata Memorial Auditorium
December 9, 2008 | 7:30 p.m. | Te Ata Memorial Auditorium

February 6, 2009 | 7:30 p.m. | Te Ata Memorial Auditorium

March 10, 2009 | 7:30 p.m. | Science & Arts Alumni Chapel

2007-2008 Season

September 18, 2007 | 7:30 p.m. | Te Ata Memorial Auditorium
October 16, 2007 | 7:30 p.m. | Science & Arts Ballroom

November 6, 2007 | 7:30 p.m. | Te Ata Memorial Auditorium

December 11, 2007 | 7:30 p.m. | Te Ata Memorial Auditorium

February 15, 2008 | 7:30 p.m. | Te Ata Memorial Auditorium

March 4, 2008 | 7:30 p.m. | Te Ata Memorial Auditorium

2006-2007 Season

August 13, 2006 | 2:00 p.m. | Te Ata Memorial Auditorium
September 6, 2006 | 8:00 p.m. | Te Ata Memorial Auditorium

October 24, 2006 | 7:30 p.m. | Science & Arts Alumni Chapel

January 23, 2007 | 7:30 p.m. | Science & Arts Alumni Chapel

February 27, 2007 | 7:30 p.m. | Te Ata Memorial Auditorium

2005-2006 Season

2005 | 8:00 p.m. | Troutt Hall Auditorium
October 6, 2005 | 8:00 p.m. | Davis Hall Theater

October 27, 2005 | 8:00 p.m. | Davis Hall Theater

January 13, 2006 | 8:00 p.m. | Science & Arts Alumni Chapel

February 28, 2006 | 8:00 p.m. | Science & Arts Alumni Chapel

2004-2005 Season

September 24, 2004 | 8:00 p.m. | Troutt Hall Auditorium
October 28, 2004 | 8:00 p.m. | Davis Hall Theater

February 11, 2005 | 8:00 p.m. | Science & Arts Ballroom

March 6, 2005 | 2:00 p.m. | Science & Arts Ballroom

April 5, 2005 | 8:00 p.m. | Troutt Hall Auditorium

2003-2004 Season

September 18, 2003 | 8:00 p.m. | Troutt Hall Auditorium
October 25, 2003 | 7:30 p.m. | Science & Arts Ballroom

November 11, 2003 | 8:00 p.m. | Davis Hall Theater

January 20, 2004 | 8:00 p.m. | Science & Arts Alumni Chapel

March 9, 2004 | 8:00 p.m. | Troutt Hall Auditorium

2002-2003 Season

September 5, 2002 | 8:00 p.m. | Troutt Hall Auditorium
October 1, 2002 | 7:30 p.m. | Davis Hall Theater

December 19, 2002 | 7:30 p.m. | Troutt Hall Auditorium

February 13, 2003 | 8:00 p.m. | Troutt Hall Auditorium

April 17, 2003 | 8:00 p.m. | Davis Hall Theater

2001-2002 Season

In its inaugural year, the Davis Waldorf Performing Arts Series featured the Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra, Trio Montevideo from Uraguay, St. Louis Brass Quintet, and Glenn Miller Orchestra.