Celebrity Attractions Broadway Season Comes to Tulsa

THE RAT PACK: Celebrity Attractions Broadway season starts with a tribute to Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin.

Courtesy Celebrity Attractions

The 2008-2009 Celebrity Attractions Broadway Season will cast a spell on Tulsa as the 10-time Tony nominated ‘Wicked” flies into town on its first national tour. Currently selling out in New York and across the country, this magical musical will thrill audiences of all ages.

Joining the witches and wizard will be Oprah Winfrey’s “The Color Purple,” a musical tribute to Frank, Sammy and Dean in “The Rat Pack” Live at the Sands, the Tony Award-winning musical comedy “The Drowsy Chaperone” and one rambunctious night full of pillow fights, jazzy songs, hot dance and exuberant laughter in The Pajama Game. To guarantee great seats for all five season productions at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, one can become a 2008-2009 Celebrity Attractions Broadway subscriber. Season subscribers have many advantages: the best seats at the lowest prices, the same great seats for every show, the opportunity to purchase additional tickets to individual shows and exchange tickets for an individual production before the general public, and priority notice of special attractions. To order season tickets, contact the Tulsa Performing Arts Center Subscriber Hotline at (918) 596-7109.

“The Rat Pack – Live at the Sands!”

Nov. 18-23, 2008

The Rat Pack – Live at the Sands is the hottest and coolest party in town. Following four unprecedented years on London’s West End, this acclaimed production vividly recreates a legendary evening at the Sands Hotel with the most famous performers of our time: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Dean Martin. It’s Las Vegas, it’s the Sands Hotel, the big band is swingin’, and those gorgeous Burelli Sisters are singin’, and, of course, the three wisecracking hip-cats bring their inimitable magic to the finest music ever recorded: “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “That’s Amore,” “Mr. Bojangles,” “The Lady Is A Tramp.” You won’t find anything like it anywhere else. It’s the Rat Pack – and it’s live! Ring-a-ding-ding!

Oprah Winfrey Presents “The Color Purple”
Jan. 20-25, 2009

Oprah Winfrey Presents “The Color Purple,” a soul-stirring musical based on the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the Oscar-nominated film by Steven Spielberg. It is the unforgettable and inspiring story of a woman named Celie, who triumphs over tremendous odds to find joy in life, and her true inner beauty. Nominated for 11 Tony® Awards, “The Color Purple,” is a landmark theatrical event. With a joyous Grammy-nominated score featuring jazz, gospel and blues, “The Color Purple,” welcomed by Oklahoma Heart Institute, is capturing the hearts of young and old, and uniting audiences in a celebration of love.

“The Pajama Game”
March 3-8, 2009

Bright and riotously funny, this fast-paced, frisky tale is theatre at its very best with this sparkling, all-new production of the Tony Award-winning, Broadway smash hit “The Pajama Game.” The feisty employee representative has found her match in the pajama shop superintendent and when the two get together, they wind up discussing a whole lot more than job action. The high-energy score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross brims with popular hits and musical theatre standards such as “Hey There,” “Steam Heat” and the hilarious “Hernando’s Hideaway” that will keep audiences humming all the way home.

“The Drowsy Chaperone”
June 2-7, 2009

Get ready to be transported to a magical, wonderful world. A world where the critics are in awe, the audiences are in heaven and the neighborhood is buzzing with excitement. Welcomed by Bank of Oklahoma, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” is the new musical comedy that is swooping into town with tons of laughs and the most 2006 Tony® Awards of any musical on Broadway! It all begins when a die-hard musical fan plays his favorite cast album, a 1928 smash hit called “The Drowsy Chaperone,” and the show magically bursts to life. The audience is immersed in the glamorous, hilarious tale of a celebrity bride and her uproarious wedding day, complete with thrills and surprises that take both the cast (literally) and the audience (metaphorically) soaring into the rafters.

July 15- Aug. 9, 2009

Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch makes for one of the most spellbinding musical in years. When “Wicked” opened on Broadway, it worked its magic on critics and audiences alike. The show went on to win 15 major awards, including the Grammy and three Tony® Awards. Today, “Wicked”, welcomed by ONEOK, is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster.”

For more information, contact Celebrity Attractions at (918) 477-7469, or visit our web site at www.celebrityattractions.com.

Updated 10-02-2008

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