The University of Central Oklahoma School of Music’s Musical Theatre Division announces a series of concerts for its Fall 2020 semester. The UCO Musical Theatre Concert Series are socially distanced performances taking place at the College of Fine Arts and Design House’s Courtyard, located at 320 East Hurd Street in Edmond.
“The UCOMT Concert Series came about due to the challenges of COVID,” said Greg White, Ph. D., director of the UCOMT division. “We decided our students would be safer performing outdoors, and we hope our audiences will feel safer watching the performances outdoors.”
The season kicks off with “Big Fish” running 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Sept. 23-26.
Based on the Daniel Wallace novel and the Tim Burton film of the same name, “Big Fish” tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman, and his adult son, Will. The senior Bloom has lived a full life and loves to share larger-than-life tales. When Will becomes a father-to-be, he sets out to learn the truth of his father’s stories.
“’Big Fish’ is a beautiful show brimming with heart and humor,” said White. “It’s about families, fathers, sons, wives, and knowing when the pavement ends we find our lives.”
Here is a list of all the events in the UCO Musical Theatre Concert Series:
“The Apple Tree” in Concert
Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 21-24, 8 p.m. at the CFAD House Courtyard, 320 E Hurd St
New Musical Theatre Bronchos Showcase
Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 12-14, 8 p.m. at the CFAD House Courtyard, 320 E Hurd St
“The Theory of Relativity” in Concert
Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 18-21, 8 p.m. at the CFAD House Courtyard, 320 E Hurd St
White acknowledged the challenges of producing shows during a global pandemic, but also shares the optimism of the musical theatre students.
“It’s a historic time in the world, but our UCOMT students have been saying COVID can’t kill creativity,” said White. “I couldn’t agree more.”
Seating is limited and reservations are required. Audiences must wear masks to their socially distanced seats, but can take masks off after being seated.
For tickets or more information about the UCO Musical Theatre Concert Series, visit www.mitchellhalltheatre.com.