Performing arts series season tickets now available

The fourteenth season of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series kicks off with The Best of Broadway Showstoppers on Oct. 23. Season tickets for all four DWPAS events are on sale now at 574-1213 or online at

Performing arts series season tickets now available


Fresh off a successful season featuring the return of the Golden Dragon Acrobats, the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series (DWPAS) is poised to entertain campus and community audiences with a diverse slate of performers in its fourteenth season at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

Tickets for the 2014-15 DWPAS season are now available at a cost of $40 for the general public; $35 for seniors 60 and over; $35 for USAO Alumni Association members; $20 for USAO staff/faculty; $12 for all students and children under 18; and $8 for USAO students.

Tickets can be purchased at the USAO Business Office, by calling (405) 574-1213 or online at /dwpas.

Series coordinator, Dr. Ken Bohannon hopes to build off of the triumphs of the thirteenth season by thinking outside the box.

“We started out the planning for this season by setting aside our pre-conceptions about the Davis-Waldorf series,” Bohannon said. “We wanted to bring the right performers to the right audience in the right venue and, now I think we have a special season ahead of us as a result.”

The DWPAS kicks off on Oct. 23 with The Best of Broadway Showstoppers, a musical review featuring experienced Broadway performers on the big stage in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium. Featured performers include Raymond Saar, Diane Ketchie and Scott Harlan with Etc Entertainment Company.

Featuring hits from The Producers, Spamalot, Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof and Wicked, The Best of Broadway Showstoppers is designed to satisfy any musical theatre lover’s need to experience the music live at the fraction of the price of a staged performance.

On Nov. 10 and 11, actor and comedian Dan Kamin will take the stage in Davis Hall Little Theater to share his one-of-a-kind stage show. So much more than just a comedian making the college circuit rounds, Kamin is an encyclopedia of comedy and stagecraft.

Having worked with actors such as Johnny Depp (on Benny and Joon) and Robert Downey Jr. (on Chaplin), Kamin’s live show brings the whole of comedy’s storied tradition together on one stage. Attendees should expect a highly physical, and hilariously educational experience.

On Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2015, USAO will welcome the Floyd Haynes Orchestra to the Student Center Ballroom for a first-of-its-kind Davis-Waldorf dance.

The Floyd Haynes Orchestra is one of Oklahoma’s premiere big band orchestras and will be helping lovers, young and old, celebrate the holiday with a repertoire that stretches from the 1920s through today. Featuring veteran players who have performed with the biggest names in show business, this promises to be a Valentine’s dance for the ages.

The DWPAS will close out the season on March 27 with Mariachi Rosas Divinas in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium.

The all-female Mariachi Rosas Divinas represent an innovation in a tradition dominated by male musicians. Buoyed by trumpets, violins and guitars, the Divinas will put an emphatic period on the end of the season with traditional songs and fun for the whole family.

All the DWPAS performances are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

The Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series is sponsored by USAO with major funding support from the Oklahoma Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Chickasha Public School Foundation.

Local businesses interested in sponsoring the series are invited to call 574-1349 for more information.