Tulsa Ballet Announces Its 2023/2024 Season

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Tulsa Ballet is proud to announce the six shows it will bring to the stage for the 2023/2024 Season. After an exciting 2022/2023 Season, one that saw a return to normalcy following two years of programming impacted by the global health pandemic, our upcoming season will feature a mix of World Premiere dances, company premieres and some of Tulsa’s all-time audience favorites.

The season begins with Creations in Studio K, our annual season-opener highlighting new and recently created works. This year, the popular triple-bill will feature brand new works by choreographers Penny Saunders and Adam Hougland, as well as a piece that will push the artistic and technical boundaries of our second company, Tulsa Ballet II: Yuri Yanowsky’s The Sun Sleeps.

November will see the return of the hilarious, witty, and exceptionally entertaining Don Quixote. Based on the classic novel by Miguel de Cervantes, the story follows the quest of the Don and his squire, Sancho Panza, to find the love of his life while battling imaginary dragons, menacing mills and anyone who gets between him and his beloved Dulcinea.

The holiday season will see the return of Tulsa Ballet’s The Nutcracker.  Following two years of record-breaking sales, Val Caniparoli’s and Ma Cong’s energetic and colorful production of the holiday classic will delight Tulsa audiences of all ages once again.

Audiences can give their regards to Broadway with the return of Strictly Gershwin! This popular production returns after performing to sold-out audiences in 2018. It promises to be the entertainment event of the year, with a huge cast, guest vocalists, guest tappers, and of course, the incomparable music of George and Ira Gershwin.

Intensity, drama, and passion combine with Romeo & Juliet. Tulsa Ballet’s version of Shakespeare’s tragic love story features choreography by American superstar choreographer Edwaard Liang, commissioned exclusively for Tulsa Ballet in 2012. Dance Magazine celebrated this production, saying Liang’s “inventive choreography served the story with flair.”

The 2024 Signature Series will start a new tradition for Tulsa Ballet; sharing exclusive works created for the company’s major fundraising event: Icons and Idols. First up is Roman Holiday, a work that superstar Italian choreographer Luciano Cannito created for Icons and Idols 2020.  The second piece of the program will be Dancing in the Streets by Emmy Award winning choreographer Joshua Bergasse. Rounding out the program will be the return of Celestial Bodies by Andrew McNicol, which was originally commissioned and created to celebrate Tulsa Ballet’s 65th anniversary.

Season subscriptions have already begun for the 2023/2024 Season. Season tickets for new and returning subscribers can be purchased by calling the Tulsa Ballet Box Office at 918-749-6006 or online at tulsaballet.org.

Quick Facts: Tulsa Ballet 2023/2024 Season

Creations in Studio K

Choreography by Penny Saunders, Adam Houghland, and Yuri Yanowsky at Studio K Theater.

September 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 7:00 pm | September 16, 17, 23, 24 at 2:00 pm

Don Quixote

Choreography by Marius Petipa & Anna Marie Holmes at Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

Preview November 2 at 7:00 pm | November 3, 4, at 7:30 pm | November 5 at 2:30 pm

The Nutcracker

Choreography by Val Caniparoli and Ma Cong at Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

December 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 7:00 pm | December 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23 at 2:00 pm

Strictly Gershwin

Choreography by Derek Deane at Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

Preview February 8 at 7:00 pm | February 9, 10 at 7:30 pm | February 11 at 2:30 pm

Romeo & Juliet

Choreography by Edwaard Liang at Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

Preview March 21 at 7:00 pm | March 22, 23 at 7:30 pm | March 24 at 2:30 pm

Signature Series

Choreography by Luciano Cannito, Joshua Bergasse, and Andrew McNicol at Lorton Performing Arts Center.

May 9, 10, 11 at 7:30 pm | May 11, 12 at 2:30 pm

TICKETS: Season tickets are available now – single tickets will be available August 1st.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Tulsaballet.org or (918) 749-6006

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