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  • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

    Dec 6 - 11, 2016

  • Mamma Mia!

    Jan 17 - 22, 2017

  • The Sound of Music

    Feb 7 - 12, 2017

  • Kristin Chenoweth

    Feb 25, 2017

  • Joe Bonamassa

    Mar 9, 2017

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Poster

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

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Winner of 2 Tony Awards

December 6 - 11, 2016

Tracing the career of Carole King, and endorsed by the beloved Grammy winner herself, Beautiful is the feel good hit of 2014, scoring two 2014 Tony Awards. Described by The New York Times as 'A complex, revitalizing portrait of the real, conflicted person within the reluctant star', we learn about King's inspiring, but rocky road to the icon she is today.

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Mamma Mia!

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January 17 - 22, 2017

It's time to break out the platform shoes and feather boas for Mamma Mia's farewell tour! This sunshine-filled show redefined the concept of the jukebox musical for the new century by telling the bittersweet, yet hilarious story of single mother Donna, who is struggling to cope with her young daughter's impending marriage on a picturesque Greek island. Throw into the mix three lovers from her past, and a catalogue of ABBA's greatest hits, and you've got yourself a classic!

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The Sound of Music

February 7 - 12, 2017

Rodgers and Hammerstein's iconic musical about the Maria and the Von Trapp family is set for a 2015/16 North American tour. This new production is being helmed by Jack O'Brien, who has promised to wipe away the "varnish" and dig down into the real drama that lies at the heart of the story. Featuring one of the great scores of all time, The Sound of Music is set to be the unmissable family show of the year.

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Kristin Chenoweth

February 25, 2017

Emmy and Tony Award winner and Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductee, Kristin Chenoweth effortlessly transitions between stage, television and film with captivating grace and a twinkle in her eye. She received rave reviews while starring in the ABC series Pushing Daisies and Glee, but is most well-known for originating the role of Glinda in the hit Broadway musical Wicked, as the vain and sparkly foil to Idina Menzel's Elphaba. This latest touring concert sees the diminutive powerhouse 'Come Home' with a selection of much-loved Broadway standards, including her gorgeous solo numbers from Wicked.

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Joe Bonamassa

March 9, 2017

As Joe Bonamassa grows his reputation as one of the world's greatest guitar players, he is also evolving into a charismatic blues-rock star and singer-songwriter of stylistic depth and emotional resonance. His ability to connect with live concert audiences is transformational.

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Splash Seafood Bar and Grill
0.1 mi away at 303 Locust St.

RoCA
0.13 mi away at 208 Court Ave

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