By: Adam Foreman | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2018
You won’t want to miss Spamalot’s show stopping musical numbers.
It’s been a decade of bringing the world to Broken Arrow, and for the 2018-19 Spotlight Series, celebrating 10 years of amazing entertainment will be nothing short of spectacular.
The 10th anniversary of the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center will be celebrated with six incredible shows, including Broadway favorites, fan-favorite concert acts and one certain man who just keeps bringing in the crowds.
The season kicks off with “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” returning Nov. 6 to delight audiences with its cheeky humor. Another returning act, The Ten Tenors, comes back from Down Under Nov. 11. Perennial favorite David Phelps is back for his record sixth time on Dec. 15. Acapella singing sensation Home Free comes to Broken Arrow Dec. 29. Then it’s on to 2019, which kicks off with a bang when “Jersey Boys” brings the sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons to the stage Feb. 18. The season closes out on May 4, 2019, with the Broadway smash “Something Rotten!”
The Tony Award winning Best Musical, “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” begins its search for the Holy Grail in the Fall of 2018. This outrageous musical comedy is lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” with a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award winning team of Mr. Idle and John Du Prez, “Spamalot” tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences worldwide are eating up SPAMALOT!
All the way from Down Under, The Ten Tenors shot to international fame during a guest spot on Oprah Winfrey and haven’t stopped since. Amidst incredible international success, this Australian troupe has become known as one of the hardest working touring acts; performing an average of 250 shows per year across seven continents, they have sold over 3.5 million concert tickets; have four gold CDs and two platinum, two gold DVDs and one platinum and continually strive to challenge themselves and their audience.
A graduate from Baylor University, David Phelps is credited among today’s most spectacular voices. His seemingly endless vocal range, which extends more than three octaves, coupled with his gift for communicating a song, has brought the house down in the world’s most prestigious venues. As a soloist, he received 2009 Dove Award nominations for Male Vocalist of the Year and Long Form Video for the Christmas DVD, “O Holy Night.” His 2012 live concert DVD, “David Phelps: Classic,” has received acclaim from across gospel music and beyond, and has been featured on numerous television networks, including PBS.
Winners of the fourth season of “The Sing-Off” on NBC, Home Free is a five vocalist acapella country group originating out of Minnesota. Formed in 2000, all five members have formal musical training, structuring the band like a traditional barbershop quartet. To date the band has released five albums and has toured across the country on seven headlining tours.
They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story -- a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, “JERSEY BOYS.” This show contains authentic, “profane Jersey language” and is recommended for ages 12 and up.
Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, “Something Rotten!” is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” (New York Magazine).
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