Italian Saxophone Quartet; photo courtesy Armstrong Auditorium

Armstrong Auditorium

Performing arts enthusiasts can celebrate 25 years of Edmond’s Armstrong Auditorium with the 2023-24 season. On the roster is a bevy of live performances from international artists.

“It’s fantastic to have some legendary names back for our 25th anniversary season, as well as artists we’ve been eager to debut here for some time,” says Ryan Malone, Armstrong’s director of programming. “We are extremely grateful to all our patrons who have supported us over this amazing quarter century, from humble beginnings to such illustrious line-ups like this season’s.”

The season kicks off on Sept. 12 with Oklahoma native, talented cellist Joshua Roman. Other goodies to look forward to include the Paris-based Baroque quartet Le Consort on Nov. 7; Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev Nov. 30; and the Italian Saxophone Quartet on Feb. 7.  A return artist is violinist Ray Chen, coming on March 14. 

 “We immediately set out to rebook him,” says Malone, who urges those interested to buy tickets early. The season concludes with the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra on April 4.

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Ebb & Flow: Brahms’ Symphony No. 3; photo courtesy Tulsa Symphony

Tulsa Symphony & OKC Philharmonic

Symphonic showcases abound this season from both Tulsa Symphony and the OKC Philharmonic.

At TSO, interim executive director Ron Predl is excited about the season’s assortment of performances. 

“You will experience a diverse collection of the most loved works and composers, led by outstanding internationally acclaimed guest conductors from across the country,” he says.

The season kicks off at Guthrie Green on Sept. 1, with the “lively and entertaining Symphony in the Park,” says Predl. Other performances to enjoy include Masquerade: Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9 onOct. 7; Ebb & Flow: Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 on Jan. 13; and Fantastique Experience: Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique on Feb. 3.

Additionally, the David B. Waters Series: TSO @ TU offers “unique Sunday matinée concerts of charming and appealing chamber orchestra music,” says Predl.

In OKC, the Philharmonic is prepping for another knock-out season with both Pops and Classics concerts. Highlights include From Chinatown to La La Land on Nov. 3-4; Rachmaninoff! on Jan. 13; and An Evening with Bernadette Peters on May 3-4.

“We want the Oklahoma City Philharmonic to be meaningful throughout Oklahoma, to be fun and to just create something where there’s a place we are all one,” says music director and maestro Alexander Mickelthwate. “It sounds very simple, but it’s true. Doesn’t matter what race, color or ideology. We are humans, and we celebrate that through creativity. We want to have that creative force become so strong it shines outside Oklahoma City and helps elevate the entire state. We are your Oklahoma City Philharmonic. We feel the love, and we give it right back.”

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Ballet Under the Stars; photo courtesy OKC Ballet

OKC Ballet & Tulsa Ballet

Ballet fans in both of Oklahoma’s major metros have plenty of performances to get excited about.

In OKC, the season kicks off on Sept. 15 with Ballet Under the Stars at Scissortail Park. Other performances include Hamlet from Oct. 27-29, and The Nutcracker on Dec. 8-18 – which was recently re-imagined by artistic director Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye.

“We had wonderful feedback from Ryan’s new version,” says OKC Ballet’s executive director Jo Lynne Jones. “It was vibrant, clever, funny, and of course, stunningly beautiful.”

Other gems include Future Voices, running March 7-10, and the season closer, Shorts – running May 10-12. The latter presents three works in one program.

Shorts is going to knock your socks off,” says Jolicoeur-Nye. “My world premiere of Carmina Burana will feature dozens of local, live vocalists.”

Tulsa Ballet offers no shortage of innovative works. 

“Tulsa Ballet’s 2023-24 season is a celebration of the great works we have created and introduced in our repertory during the past decade or so,” says Marcello Angelini, TB’s artistic director “Tradition and innovation are the driving forces behind the success of our organization.”

The events kick off Sept. 15-24 with Creations in Studio K. Other must-sees include Don Quixote, Nov. 2-5; The Nutcracker, Dec. 9-23; Strictly Gershwin, Feb. 8-11; and Romeo & Juliet, March 21-24. The season concludes May 9-12 with Signature Series

“Each year, Tulsa Ballet commissions a new work created especially for our annual fundraising gala, Icons and Idols; dances that up to now have been exclusively performed at the gala,” according to the website. “Starting in May of 2024, we will share those special dances with you during Signature Series.”

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Pretty Woman: The Musical courtesy the McKnight Center for the Performing Arts; running Oct. 31 – Nov. 1.
Photo courtesy the Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Tulsa’s hub for all things creative, the Tulsa PAC beckons one and all to enjoy a diverse, enticing season of showcases.

Most of the region’s largest performing arts companies host their shows here – from Celebrity Attractions to Tulsa Ballet, Chamber Music Tulsa, Tulsa Symphony and Theatre Tulsa. But the PAC also hosts a bevy of smaller local theatre showcases, including works from American Theatre Company, Theatre North and World Stage Theatre Company.

The TPAC, however, presents a variety of showcases themselves. Highlights include Trancisco Trevino on Oct. 4; Straight No Chaser on Nov. 7; Festival Bell Ringers on Dec. 6, Call of the Wild on Feb. 29 and Pat Hobbs on May 8. For individual tickets and more information, visit

Hairspray; photo courtesy Celebrity Attractions

Celebrity Attractions

Celebrity Attractions brings another great season of Broadway goodies to Tulsa.  

“We love the support that the Tulsa and surrounding communities provide, allowing us to present first-class touring Broadway at the Tulsa PAC,” says Kristin Dotson, CEO of Celebrity Attractions. “When the company started 40 years ago, it began in a back room of the home of owners and founders Larry and Kay Payton. In these 40 years, we have grown to become a preferred market for first-run Broadway tours as well as investors in Broadway shows.”

Highlights this year include Disney’s Aladdin, Sept. 26-Oct. 1; Beetlejuice, Nov. 21-26; Hairspray, Jan. 2-7; Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, March 26-31; and Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, May 14-19.

It is estimated that the current Broadway season in Tulsa has contributed over $40 million dollars to the local economy; be a part of the movement by getting season tickets at

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism; photo courtesy OKCMOA

Art is around every corner at the OKCMOA. Exhibitions, programming and events are sure to enrich and thrill. 

Running through Sept. 3, Experiments in Abstraction: Art in Post War America 1950s-1980s displays experimental art that yields illusionistic and distorting effects – providing almost hallucinogenic experiences. True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism presents 100 artworks including sculptures, paintings, prints and photographs celebrating artist Auguste Rodin. The show runs through Oct. 22. 

Down the line, visitors can enjoy Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight, presented in tandem with the Chickasaw Nation, running from Nov. 11-April 28.

“We were presented with an incredible opportunity to not only bring the work of a living glass artist to Oklahoma City but that of one of OKCMOA collection icon Dale Chihuly’s most important collaborators,” says Michael Anderson, president and CEO of the museum. “Every aspect of this exhibition reflects our mission and purpose: to enrich lives through the visual arts, and to serve the entire Oklahoma City community.”

Next summer, make sure to check out Edith Head: The Golden Age of Hollywood Costume Design, running June 22 to Sept. 29. The exhibition “will feature costumes from the 1930s to the 1970s that were worn by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars of the 20th century,” according to the museum’s website.

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Installation view of ArtNow: The Soul Is a Wanderer, including Joseph Rushmore’s No Known Place, Elspeth Schulze’s The Sparing Ones and Moira RedCorn’s Ma^zha^ tseka Ma^thi^ (Moving to a New Country); photo by Ann Sherman courtesy Oklahoma Contemporary

Oklahoma Contemporary

“From blockbuster exhibitions to groundbreaking performances, Oklahoma Contemporary’s 2023-24 season will offer something for everyone,” says Linda Santiago, communications associate with the center. 

Guests can enjoy “local and international artists, literary collaborations, hands-on art-making, holiday fun and so much more,” she says. “Admission to the galleries and most programs are free.”

Highlights include Eva Schlegel’s, Multiple Voices, running Aug. 31-Jan. 13. The Austria-born and -based artist is best known for engineering steel and mirrors into architectonic sculptures. Stick around for ArtNow, running until Jan. 15. The show is the latest iteration of Oklahoma Contemporary’s biennial ArtNow exhibition.

Through Oct. 23, Patterns of Knowing features works by three artists – Jordan Ann Craig, the late Benjamin Harjo Jr. and Jeri Redcorn – “exploring how patterns sourced from Indigenous cultures embody a lineage of ideas,” according to the organization’s website. Stick around for showcases from other creators including Eduardo Sarabia and Jose Dávila, both running through August of next year. for updates and details.

108 Contemporary

Linda Lopez & Mathew McConnell: Live from the Moon

Aug. 4-Sept. 24

Shin-hee Chin: Entangled Harmony

Oct. 6-Nov. 19

The State of Craft 2023

Dec. 1-Jan. 2

Cynthia Marcoux

Feb. 2-March 24

Kayla Ohlmer & Ryan Kepler

April 5-May 26


June 7-July 21

American Theatre Company

The Great American Trailer Park Musical 

Oct. 6-14

A Christmas Carol 

Dec. 8-23

All The King’s Women

March 1-9

Under the Skin

May 3-11


Summer 2024

Armstrong Auditorium

Joshua Roman

Sept. 12


Oct. 24

Le Consort

Nov. 7

Ilya Vakushev

Nov. 30

Vida Guitar Quartet

Jan. 25

Italian Saxophone Quartet

Feb. 7

Sofia Philharmonic

Feb. 27

Ray Chen

March 14

Glenn Miller Orchestra

April 4

BOK Center

Zach Bryan 

Aug. 11-12

Fuerza Regida

Aug. 19


Sept. 21

Carin Leon

Sept. 23

Luke Bryan

Sept. 30

Jonas Brothers

Oct. 3

Nate Bargatze

Oct. 20


Oct. 21

Chris Stapleton

Oct. 26


Nov. 4


Nov. 9

Cirque Holidaze

Nov. 29

Parker McCollum

Dec. 30

Bob Dylan Center

Patti Smith Trio

Aug. 9

An Evening with the Bob Dylan Center

Aug. 30

Becoming Bob Dylan: Photographs by Ted Russell 1961-1964

Through Oct. 15

The Gift


Canterbury Voices

Modern Masters

Oct. 22

Handel’s Messiah

Dec. 3

For All the Saints (especially Patrick)

March 14



Celebrity Attractions

Disney’s Aladdin

Sept. 26-Oct. 1


Nov. 21-26


Jan. 2-7

My Fair Lady

Feb. 27-March 3

Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird

March 26-31

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

May 14-19

Chamber Music Tulsa

Junction Trio

Sept. 16-17


Oct. 13-15

Castalian String Quartet

Nov. 17-19

Danish String Quartet

Feb. 17-18

Horszowski Trio

March 15-17

Dali Quartet

April 19-21

Civic Center Music Hall

Events listed are presented by the Civic Center Music Hall; events presented by other performing arts companies, also to be hosted at the Civic Center, are listed under the according company

John Crist

Sept. 14

Little Theatre presents: The Turn of the Screw

Sept. 29-30

La India Yurida

Oct. 8

Joe Bonamassa

Nov. 5

Colin and Brad: Scared Scriptless

Nov. 19

Discovery Lab 

Math and Music Exhibit

Energy Exhibit


Central Gallery

Featured Hall

The Workshop

The Little Lab

Science Lab

First Americans Museum

200 Years of Doctrine of Discovery: Johnson V. M’Intosh and the Indian Removal Act

Through Aug. 31

One Place, Many Nations: Acknowledging the 39

Through 2025



WINIKO: Life of an Object


21st Century Mound Builders


Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

Yellowstone in Color: Moran and Prang Print the West

Through Nov. 26

Greenwood Rising

Still We Rise


The Greenwood Spirit


The Arc of Oppression


The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre


Changing Fortunes


A Journey Towards Reconciliation 


Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum

Explorers Hall


Main Street


Science Wing


Roesler Hall


Living Arts

Oh, Tulsa! Biennial

Aug. 4-18

Protection: Adaptation & Resistance 

Sept. 1-Oct. 13

Dia de los Muertos Arts Festival and Exhibition

Nov. 3-11

Drawing Rally

Dec. 1

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma


Sept. 13-Oct. 1

Lyric’s A Christmas Carol ‘23

Nov. 24-Dec. 24

Mabee Center

Gaither Homecoming

Aug. 18-19

National Fiddler Hall of Fame Induction Concert

Sept. 16

Casting Crowns

Oct. 19

Grady Nichols Christmas Show

Dec. 5

Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art 

Fr. Gerrer’s Travels

Through Aug. 27

McKnight Center for Performing Arts

Scotty McCreery

Sept. 15

New York Philharmonic: Bright Night Gala Concert

Sept. 22

New York Philharmonic: Saturday Night at the Movies

Sept. 23

New York Philharmonic: New World Symphony

Sept. 24

Chris Botti

Oct. 13

Pretty Woman: The Musical 

Oct. 31-Nov. 1

Postmodern Jukebox: Life in the Past Lane Tour

Nov. 3

How the Grinch Stole Christmas: In Concert with the Tulsa Symphony

Nov. 30

Martina McBride: The Joy of Christmas Tour

Dec. 2

Come From Away

Jan. 23-24

1964 The Tribute

Feb. 9

An Evening with Sutton Foster

Feb. 14

The Duke Ellington Orchestra

Feb. 25

Chamber Music: Piano Spectacular

March 3

The Cameraman: Silent Film with Organist Peter Krasinksi

March 10

The Book of Mormon

April 1-2

Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott

April 5

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

American Farmer

Aug. 25-Oct. 18

Nations at War!

Sept. 1-Jan. 21

Women in Wyoming

Sept. 8-Jan. 2

King Ranch: A Legacy in Art; Paintings by Noe Perez

Sept. 22-Jan. 2

Black Cowboys

Sept. 22-Jan. 2


Through Oct. 15

Small Works, Great Wonders

Nov. 4-26

Italy’s Legendary Cowboys of the Maremma, Photographs by Gabrielle Saveri

Dec. 8-May 7

Open for Business

Through Feb. 18

OKC Ballet

Ballet Under the Stars

Sept. 15


Oct. 27-29

The Nutcracker

Dec. 8-18


Feb. 9-11

Future Voices

March 7-10


May 10-12

OKC Broadway

Ain’t Too Proud

Aug. 15-20

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse 

Sept. 21


Sept. 26-Oct. 1

To Kill a Mockingbird

Oct. 10-15

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

Dec. 26-31

Les Miserables

Jan. 16-21


Feb. 21-March 10


April 9-14

Mamma Mia! 

May 21-26

OKC Philharmonic

Opening Night!

Sept. 9

Gothic Midnight

Oct. 7

From Chinatown to La La Land

Nov. 3-4

Folk Roots

Nov. 11

A Very Merry Pops with Take 6 and Sandi Patty

Dec. 1-2


Jan. 13

Mariachi Los Camperos

Jan. 26-27


Feb. 3

Bravo Broadway!

Feb. 16-17

Glorious Life

March 23

Cirque Musica Heroes & Villians

April 5-6

Pines of Rome

April 20

An Evening with Bernadette Peters

May 3-4


May 18

OKC Town Hall

Cristina Zenato

Sept. 21

Karl Rove

Oct. 19

Chris Willingham

Nov. 16

Thomas David Jones

Feb. 15

Mollie Hemingway

March 21

Pete Hegseth

April 18

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

An Artist’s Perspective Tour: True Nature

Aug. 6, Oct. 7

Drop-In Art

Aug. 19, Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18

Public Exhibition Tour: True Nature

Aug. 26, Sept. 10, Oct. 12

Late Night 

Sept. 8

Experiments in Abstraction: Art in Post War America 1950s-1980s

Through Sept. 3


Oct. 13

True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism

Through Oct. 22

Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight Members’ Preview Celebration

Nov. 10

Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight

Nov. 11-April 28

Cynthia Daignault: Oklahoma

Through Dec. 31

Paul Reed: Works on Paper

Through Jan. 31

James C. Meade Friends’ Lecture and Annual Friends’ Dinner

May 15

Edith Head: The Golden Age of Hollywood Costume Design Members’ Preview Celebration

June 21

Edith Head: The Golden Age of Hollywood Costume Design

June 22, 2024-Sept. 29, 2024

Chihuly Then and Now: The Collection at Twenty

Through June 23, 2024

Oklahoma Contemporary

Thursday Night Late: Summer Music Series

Aug. 10 and Sept. 14

Freedom Story: An Art Experience Celebrating 1958 Sit-ins

Aug. 18

Eva Schlegel Opening Reception and Artist Talk

Aug. 31

Eva Schlegel: Multiple Voices

Aug. 31-Jan. 13, 2025

Second Saturday Events

Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9

Performance Lecture – Thanmáhel

Sept. 28

The Antelope Party (In partnership with OKC Rep)

Oct. 12-22

Patterns of Knowing

Through Oct. 23

Looking for Tiger Lily (In partnership with OKC Rep)

Nov. 16-18

Artisan Holiday Market

Dec. 8-11

ArtNow 2023

Through Jan. 15

Under The Radar: On The Road (In partnership with OKC Rep)

Jan. 25-28

Vietgone (In partnership with OKC Rep)

Feb. 29-March 9

Eduardo Sarabia: Green Vines

Through Aug. 2024

Jose Dávila

Through Aug. 2024

Paycom Center

Thomas Rhett

Aug. 17

Santa Fe Klan

Aug. 18

PBR Freedom Fest

Sept. 8-10

Jelly Roll

Sept. 19


Oct. 12

Jason Aldean

Oct. 13

Nitro Circus

Oct. 20

Nate Bargatze

Oct. 22

Luis Miguel

Oct. 26

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey: The Greatest Show on Earth

Dec. 15-17

Philbrook Museum of Art

New Realms: Art Lab

Through Sept. 17

Trade & Transformation

Oct. 18-Dec. 31

Alexandre Hogue: Human/Nature

Through Oct. 29

Floral Resilience

Through Dec. 31

Printmaking: Art and the Written Word

Through Dec. 31

Terrain Notes

Through Dec. 31

Wyeths: Textures of Nature

Through June 9, 2024

Sam Noble Museum

Curiousiday: Wildlife Jamboree

Aug. 12

Nature’s Blueprints: Biomimicry in Art and Design

Through Oct. 22

Flight Lines: The Art of Natural History

Through Nov. 26 

Science Museum Oklahoma

Silent Sky 

Aug. 10-13

Sensory Room

Opening mid-August SMO21+

Aug. 25, Oct. 20

Currents: Turning the Tide on Ocean Conservation

Sept. 2 – Aug. 2024


Sept. 30

Solar Eclipse event 

Oct. 14

Parlor Car Tours

Nov. 23–Jan. 1

Frameless: NFTs in Contemporary Art

Through early 2024

Signature Symphony 

Bluegrass to Bohemia

Sept. 30

Christmas in Tulsa

Dec. 15


Jan. 27

Inevitable Beethoven:  The Struggle for Creation

March 2

Theatre North


Feb. 17-25


May 18-26

Theatre Tulsa

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Sept. 15-Oct. 1

The Trail to Oregon! 

Nov. 2-4

Mean Girls: High School Edition

Nov. 17-19


Jan. 19-Feb. 4

21 Chump Street

March 2

Calendar Girls

March 15-24

Once on This Island

April 26-May 12

Willy Wonka Jr.

May 24-26

Tulsa Air and Space Museum

Ray Booker Flight Lab


Build Your Own Aircraft Simulator


Bernouilli’s Principle


Shuttle Simulator


James E. Bertelsmeyer Planetarium


Tulsa Ballet

Jacob’s Pilow Bon Voyage Performance

Aug. 18

Jacob’s Pillow Festival

Aug. 23-27

Creations In Studio K

Sept. 15-24

Ballet on the Green

Oct. 6

Jack & the Beanstalk

Oct. 13-14

Don Quixote

Nov. 2-5

The Nutcracker

Dec. 9-23

Strictly Gershwin

Feb. 8-11

Romeo & Juliet

March 21-24

Icons & Idols

April 13

 Jack & the Beanstalk

April 19-20

Sharing Dance Day

April 27

Signature Series

May 9-12

Tulsa Botanic Garden

Autumn in the Botanic Garden

Sept. 21-Oct. 31

Botanic Garden of Lights

Select nights Nov. 24-Dec. 29

Tulsa Botanic Blooms

March 21-April 21

Tulsa Chorale

Brahms Requiem

Nov. 18

Rutter Requiem

Feb. 10

Mozart Requiem with Tulsa Symphony Orchestra

April 13

Tulsa Opera

Tulsa Youth Opera’s Amahl and the Night Visitors

Jan. 6-7

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

Feb. 9-11 

Opera Fizz: A Bubbly Night of Music and Mixology

April 26

Tulsa PAC

Events listed are presented by the TPAC; events presented by other performing arts companies, also to be hosted at the TPAC, are listed under the according company

Francisco Trevino

Oct. 4

Straight No Chaser

Nov. 7

Janet’s Planet: A Tour Through the Solar System

Nov. 15-16

Festival Bell Ringers

Dec. 6

Cat Kid Comic Club: The Musical

Feb. 8

The Call of the Wild

Feb. 29

Vintage Wildflowers

March 6

Patt Hobbs

May 8

Discovery Awards

May 23

Tulsa Spotlight Theatre

The Jungle Book

Through Aug. 6

How I Met Your Mummy

Oct. 6-15

An Enchanted Bookshop Christmas

Dec. 8-17

The Drunkard and the Olio

Every Saturday

Tulsa Symphony

Symphony in the Park

Sept. 1

Prelude: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5

Sept. 9

Chamber Music Series: Farrenc

Sept. 22

Masquerade: Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9

Oct. 7

The David B. Waters Series: TSO @ TU – Mozart’s Symphony No. 40

Oct. 15

Honor, Americana: Price’s Symphony No. 1

Nov. 11

Chamber Music Series: Mendelssohn 

Nov. 17

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Dec. 1

Ebb & Flow: Brahms’ Symphony No. 3

Jan. 13

Fantastique Experience: Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique

Feb. 3

Chamber Music Series: Beethoven

March 15

The David B. Waters Series: TSO @ TU – Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4

April 7

Fame & Fate: Mozart’s Requiem

April 13

Chamber Music Series: De Rivera

April 19

Finale: Mahler’s Symphony No. 5

May 11

Tulsa Town Hall

Bill Browder

Oct. 6

Brian Greene

Nov. 10

Rosanne Cash

Feb. 2

Mary Louise Kelly

March 8

Dawn Porter

April 12

Tulsa Youth Symphony

Fall Concert

Dec. 4

January Concert

Jan. 27-28

Winter Concert / Alumni Homecoming

March 10

Spring Serenade

May 5

Woody Guthrie Museum

Love Saves the Day: The Subettanean History of American Disco

Through Oct. 1

John Mellencamp and Woody Guthrie


Ballad Monger: Oscar Brand in Story & Song


World Stage Theatre Company

A Man of No Importance

Sept. 15


Oct. 19-29

Choir Boy

April 4-14

Big, Scary Animals

June 6-16

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