Celebrating 40 Years in Tulsa: Celebrity Attractions’ 23-24 Season is “Simply the Best!”
Celebrity Attractions is kicking off its 40th year of presenting live entertainment in Tulsa this season with a line-up that is “Simply the Best!” Disney’s ALADDIN and BEETLEJUICE – The Musical! will make their Oklahoma premieres, followed by HAIRSPRAY, MY FAIR LADY, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and TINA – The Tina Turner Musical.
Season ticket holders will be able to renew their season tickets beginning April 3rd. New season tickets will be available for purchase this summer. Individuals interested in more information on season tickets are invited to register their email at CelebrityAttractions.com/Tulsa and follow Celebrity Attractions on their social channels listed at the bottom of this release.
“We love the support that the Tulsa and surrounding communities provide, allowing us to present first-class Touring Broadway at the Tulsa PAC,” said Kristin Dotson, CEO of Celebrity Attractions. “When the company started 40 years ago, it began in a back room of the home of owners and founders Larry and Kay Payton. Sadly, we lost Larry in 2013, but we know that he would be so proud and impressed to reach this milestone.” Dotson continued, “In these 40 years, we have grown to become a preferred market for first-run Broadway tours as well as investors in Broadway shows including the recent Tony Award® winner MOULIN ROUGE.”
The company, now co-owned by founder Kay Payton and Drew Payton, presents Broadway in four states, significantly impacting the local economy in each market. It is estimated that the current Broadway Season in Tulsa has contributed over $40 million dollars to the local economy.
September 26 – October 1, 2023
Discover a whole new world at Disney’s ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical.
From the producer of THE LION KING comes the timeless story of ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.
Hailed by USA Today as “Pure Genie-Us,” ALADDIN features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (NEWSIES) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST), Tony Award® winner Tim Rice (THE LION KING, AIDA), and book writer Chad Beguelin (THE WEDDING SINGER).
Directed and choreographed by Tony Award® winner Casey Nicholaw (THE BOOK OF MORMON, SOMETHING ROTTEN!!), this “Fabulous” and “Extravagant” (The New York Times) new musical boasts an incomparable design team, with sets, costumes and lighting from Tony Award® winners Bob Crowley (MARY POPPINS), Gregg Barnes (KINKY BOOTS), and Natasha Katz (AN AMERICAN IN PARIS). See why audiences and critics agree, ALADDIN is “Exactly What You Wish For!” (NBC-TV).
BEETLEJUICE – The Musical
November 21 – 26, 2023
He earned his stripes on Broadway … now the ghost-with-the-most is coming to Tulsa.
It’s showtime! Based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film, this hilarious musical tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes. With an irreverent book, an astonishing set, and a score that’s out of this Netherworld, BEETLEJUICE is “SCREAMINGLY GOOD FUN!” (Variety). And under its uproarious surface (six feet under, to be exact), it’s a remarkably touching show about family, love, and making the most of every Day-O!
January 2 – 7, 2024
You Can’t Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon that inspired the blockbuster film and live television event, is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?
Featuring the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the 60’s,” “Good Morning Baltimore,” “It Takes Two,” and incorporating “Ladies Choice” from the musical film adaption, HAIRSPRAY is “fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!” (The New York Times).
This all-new touring production will reunite Broadway’s award-winning creative team led by Director Jack O’Brien and Choreographer Jerry Mitchell to bring HAIRSPRAY to a new generation of theater audiences. Don’t miss this “exhilaratingly funny and warm-hearted musical comedy” (The New Yorker).
MY FAIR LADY
February 27 – March 3, 2024
From Lincoln Center Theater that brought you THE KING & I and SOUTH PACIFIC, comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY. Director Bartlett Sher’s glowing production is “thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was” (New York Times). “Every so often a revival comes along that reminds you how indispensable great theater can be” (NY1).
Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” and “On the Street Where You Live,” MY FAIR LADY tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” But who is really being transformed?
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
March 26 – 31, 2024
All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork. The New York Times Critic’s Pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is “the most successful American play in Broadway history. It has not played to a single empty seat” (60 Minutes). Rolling Stone gives it 5 stars, calling it “an emotionally shattering landmark production of an American classic,” and New York Magazine calls it “a real phenomenon. Majestic and incandescent, it’s filled with breath and nuance and soul.” With direction by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD — “the greatest novel of all time” (Chicago Tribune) — has quickly become “one of the greatest plays in history” (NPR).
TINA – The Tina Turner Musical
May 14-19, 2024
THERE IS ONLY ONE.
HER VOICE IS UNDENIABLE. HER FIRE IS UNSTOPPABLE. HER TRIUMPH IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER.
An uplifting comeback story like no other, TINA–The Tina Turner Musical is the inspiring journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock n’ Roll. Set to the pulse-pounding soundtrack of her most beloved hits, this electrifying sensation will send you soaring to the rafters.
One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner has won 12 Grammy Awards and her live shows have been seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history.
Featuring her much loved songs, TINA–The Tina Turner Musical is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Katori Hall and directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd.
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Ticket buyers are reminded that for Celebrity Attractions’ productions, the Tulsa PAC Ticket Office and Celebrity Attractions are the only official retail ticket outlets and the only way to guarantee that you are paying face value for legitimate tickets for all performances at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should also be aware that the Tulsa PAC Ticket Office and Celebrity Attractions are unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and are unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance.
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