By: Adam Foreman | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2015
Superstar Liza Minnelli will perform November 12th.
It’s lucky number seven for the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center and Kristin Chenoweth Theatre, as the seventh season of the Spotlight Series is celebrated for 2015-2016 with “Legends Alive,” highlighted by the triumphant stage performance of Liza Minnelli.
This season brings a wealth of unforgettable Broadway shows, immortal entertainers and multi-award winners from all walks of life as well as three bonus shows that are guaranteed to please. The season kicks off with the legendary musical “Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” on Sept. 27; Tony-winning musical “Ragtime” swings into town on Dec. 8; The Ten Tenors are back again with a Christmas show on Dec. 15; 2016 kicks off with Broadway legend Patti LuPone and her show “Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda…played that part” on Jan. 29; “Million Dollar Quartet” hits the stage with four musical legends and their night of magic on Feb. 5; another Broadway legend, Bernadette Peters, takes the stage March 5; and the season closes out with none other than comedian and actress Lily Tomlin on April 22.
In addition, three bonus shows pepper the landscape this year, starting with hometown girl Kristin Chenoweth returning to inspire young performers for her second master class on Aug. 7. Contemporary Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman brings his 30-plus year career to the BAPAC on August 22. And finally on Nov. 12, Emmy, Tony, Grammy and Oscar winning legend Liza Minnelli comes to town for what is sure to be an unforgettable evening.
“We have really packed this season with nothing but legendary artists and shows,” said Mark Frie, BAPAC Foundation president/CEO. “To see all these names side by side, it makes me proud to know the BAPAC is becoming an entertainment destination.”
Since 2009, the Broken Arrow PAC has been the cornerstone of the Rose District in downtown BA and continually encourages the community to embrace a variety of performing arts. It also serves as the official location for the Broken Arrow Public Schools fine arts programs.
“Not only are we bringing the world to Broken Arrow with talented touring companies and award-winning artists for patrons, but we are also providing educational outreach programs for Broken Arrow students and beyond. With cast talkbacks after Broadway shows and master classes with stars like Kristin Chenoweth, students are able to connect with the real world of performing,” Frie said. “This summer we are holding our inaugural Kristin Chenoweth Broadway Boot Camp, where 50 students will learn the in’s and out’s of the performance world from higher education professionals and stage veterans. It’s just the beginning of what we will do to help today’s students realize their future aspirations as tomorrow’s fine arts performers.”
Season tickets for this year’s Spotlight Series go on sale May 18 to previous season subscribers, who also get first shot at purchasing tickets to all three bonus shows. The AVB Box Office is located at 701 South Main in downtown Broken Arrow or by phone at 918-259-5778, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. New season ticket buyers can begin buying June 8, with single show tickets going on sale July 1. Patrons can also visit brokenarrowpac.com or the BAPAC Facebook page at facebook.com/brokenarrowpac for show updates and more. Book your tickets and be part of the magic!
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