2019 - 2020 Performance Season

Jason Lyle Black

November 21st @ 7:30pm

Jason Lyle Black, an award-winning pianist, composer, and comedic entertainer will perform live on The Goddard Center stage accompanied by drums and guitar. He is known for his performance on the Ellen Show and his 30 million music video views worldwide. As a recording artist, Black has released five albums of solo piano music, including Piano Preludes, an album of original piano and string compositions from record label Stone Angel Music and producer Paul Cardall, which debuted at #1 on iTunes and #2 on the Billboard music charts.  

Todd Oliver & Friends

October 15th @ 7:00pm

A hit with audiences across the country, nationally-known ventriloquist and comedian Todd Oliver and his amazing talking dog are joined onstage by a rotating cast of animal performers and ventriloquist’s characters (they don’t like being called “dummies”). With Todd’s friendly personality and clean, contemporary humor, it’s a comedy act that all ages can enjoy. Todd adds to the fun with magic, original music and good-natured audience participation segments.

Try To Remember: Musical Revue

September 28th @ 7:00pm

The Chickasaw Nation Performing Arts has announced their 2019 tour production: Try to Remember: A Broadway Musical Revue. Since 2017, the Performing Arts Department has taken their annual musical on the road to share performance art with Chickasaw citizens across the state. This year, the production will be a Broadway-musical revue, featuring a live orchestra underscoring selections from such Broadway heavy-hitters, as Into the Woods, Oklahoma!, and Pippin.

JigJam

October 3rd @ 7:30pm

JigJam is a multi-award winning quartet from the heart of the midlands in Ireland. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with Bluegrass and Americana in a new genre which has been branded as ‘I-Grass’ (Irish influenced Bluegrass), their onstage energy along with their virtuosic musical ability has captivated audiences throughout the world. They have developed their own unique style of music influenced by American Folk music whilst staying true to their Irish roots. Described as “The best Irish group so far in bluegrass,” this sharply dressed outfit delivers an energy-fueled, foot-stomping live performance. All multi-instrumentalists, JigJam change onstage between banjos, guitars, fiddles, mandolins and double bass, which creates an experience pleasing to both the eye and the ear.

Tusk

August 16th & 17th @ 7:30pm

Tusk is the number one Tribute to Fleetwood Mac in the world, bar none. No wigs, no backing tracks, no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection with note for note renditions that no other Fleetwood Mac tribute on the touring scene today can come close to duplicating. Tusk covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and others over the years.

Stay with us after the concert for the AFTER PARTY! We will continue the party with the band in The Goddard Centennial Garden on both nights. (Weather permitting)

 

* Members receives free tickets to one performance only.

2018 - 2019 Performance Season

Carl Wockner

May 21st @ 7:30pm

Carl Wockner has skipped up the charts with his first two single releases of his album Crayon Days  receiving high rotation on national radio in both Australia and the US. His rare "Live Looping" style solo performance matched only with his signature vocal and unique acoustic guitar work renders Carl in a league of his own. The live shows have been recognized throughout Australia and the US with multiple headliner performances. Wockner is now rumored as one of the busiest musicians in Nashville. There's something about Carl Wockner's music that simply exudes peace. However you connect with Carl's music, you would agree that he is definitely onto something. There will be an afternoon outreach performance for area children and community organizations.   

The Hunts

May 3rd @ 7:30pm

The Hunts are an indie-alternative-folk band from the southlands of Chesapeake, Virginia. These seven brothers and sisters have a passion for creating compelling music and so have integrated one another's talents of writing, composing, and musicianship to make breathtakingly ethereal music. Stringed instruments, surrounded by enchanting harmonies and thrilling rhythms harken an organic, transcendental sound.

Sunny Side Up Film Festival

March 23rd @ 10a-10p

March 24th @ 10a-7p

The Sunny Side Up Film Festival is a two-day competitive event (March 23/24) for emerging filmmakers as well as screenwriters to inspire and encourage them to pursue courageous and bold artistic visions.

 

In showcasing indie films, the SSUFF hopes to attract high profile and novice filmmakers so attendees can enjoy the full range of artistic expression found only in raw, independent movie making.

 

The Festival's Award Show will be hosted and presented by comedian Rob Neville.

 

Join us for a family fun weekend and experience a film festival competition in the true spirit of independent films!

 

Tickets are $25 for Saturday, $30 for Sunday or $50 for a weekend pass.

 

Half-day tickets (10am-4pm) or (4pm-10pm) available for Saturday's screenings only, for $15.

 

Tickets for Sunday or weekend passes will include Rob Neville's comedy performance, prior to The Award Show.

 

Also, don't miss the "After Hang" at Two Frogs Grill from 7:30-10pm on Sunday, and he SSUFF Fundraiser Dinner is Friday March 22 at Giovanni's Italian Restaurant with comedy by Marty Tipton. Tickets for the fundraiser is sold only at http://www.sunnysidefilmfestival.com

Masters of Soul

March 19th @ 7:30pm

Masters of Soul is a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music. This 90-minute show features stylishly costumed, fully choreographed performances of both male and female groups backed by a live band. For many, Masters of Soul is the ultimate stroll down memory lane. For younger generations, this show offers an opportunity to experience an era in our country's history that produced many of the greatest music acts ever recorded. Masters of Soul performs: Gladys Knight & the Pips - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - The Temptations - The Four Tops - Diana Ross & the Supremes - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas - Barry White - Sam and Dave - James Brown - and many more!

March 8th @ 7:30pm

Truett

Raised on Bill Withers and Stevie Wonder and can croon a Sam Cooke song or shout his lungs out a la Jackie Wilson, Truett is more than the sum of his influences; what he does is unique and spectacular. Fast forward to today, Truett has not only developed immensely as an artist, but also as a songwriter and performer, touring all across the US and Europe, supporting the likes of Ron Pope and Jonathan Tyler, and headlining shows of his own. With a debut EP under his belt, he prepares to release his sophomore project, “Lies and Lightning,” along with a slew of pre-released singles from the 5-song EP.  Truett’s explosive mix makes for a singular experience.

Catapult

February 25th @ 7:00pm

Catapult Entertainment are unbelievably talented shadow dancers who perform behind a screen using their silhouettes to tell stories. After competing on "America's Got Talent" in 2013, Connecticut-based dance troupe Catapult Entertainment has experienced a huge surge in popularity and demand, both in the U.S. and internationally. Founded in 2008 by dancer-choreographer Adam Battelstein, Catapult specializes in shadow dancing, which is exactly what it sounds like: a super-mega-deluxe version of shadow theater. What these dancers can do with their bodies is pretty incredible! There will be an afternoon outreach performance for area children and community organizations.

OSU Symphony and Opera

March 1st @ 7:00pm

OSU and The Goddard Center would like to invite you and your family to come and enjoy an evening of operatic classics. OSU Opera Theatre and the OSU Symphony Orchestra will be presenting A Night at the Opera on Friday, March 1st at 7pm. This performance will feature some of the greatest songs from opera and musical theatre!

Conducted by Dr. Thomas Dickey, directed by Steve Sanders & April Golliver-Mohiuddin, with musical direction by Megan Barth Argo, the program will feature a 45-piece orchestra and 25 singers. Notable operatic works to be performed include “Dido’s Lament & Coro” from Dido & Aeneas by Purcell, “Humming Chorus” from Madame Butterfly by Puccini, “O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi by Puccini, “Lakmé Flower Duet” from Lakmé by Delibes, and “Brindisi” from La Traviata by Verdi, just to name a few. The “Carmen Suite” by Bizet and “Cavalleria Rusticana” by Mascagni will be among the more remarkable orchestral performances by the OSU Symphony.

EmiSunshine

February 2nd @ 7:30pm

The exceptional talents of critically-acclaimed teen music prodigy, EmiSunshine have captured the nation’s attention. The singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has been hailed by outlets such as No Depression, Billboard and Rolling Stone: “Sounds like the spunky, intense little sister to artists Iris DeMent, Natalie Maines, Nanci Griffith and Janis Joplin.” 

EmiSunshine has already graced some of the most prestigious stages, from the "Today Show" to the Grand Ole Opry (over a dozen times) and most recently, “Little Big Shots starring Steve Harvey” last April. Additionally, EmiSunshine stars in and performs three songs in her latest film appearance on “The King,” alongside such celebrities as Roseanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawke, Alec Baldwin and more. The film featured at this year's Sundance Film Festival and premiered at Cannes Film Festival, where Emi performed.   

Lucky Chops

Lucky Chops has been unleashing high-energy brassy funk on the world since forming in NYC in 2006. The intensity of the band's energy is fueled by their desire to share the healing and inspirational power of music with others. Lucky Chops maintains a busy schedule touring across several continents and is also committed to music education, regularly performing clinics and educational outreaches to help train and inspire the next generation of musicians. There will be a free workshop to area band students in the afternoon.

Sherman Symphony Orchestra

December 7th @ 7:30pm

Kick your holiday season off with the jolly Christmas Pops concert by the Sherman Symphony Orchestra. The full orchestra with complete woodwind, brass, and percussion sections and an expanded string presence will delight the audience with special arrangements of both classical and mainstream holiday music. This performance will be under the baton of Daniel Dominick who has been the Music Director and Conductor of the Sherman Symphony Orchestra since 1992. To add to the fun, there will be surprise guests and the ever-popular audience sing-along. Mark your calendars now, you won't want to miss this one!

Jeff Crosby

December 4th @ 7:30pm

Born and raised in a sleepy mountain town in Northern Idaho, singer-songwriter Jeff Crosby has managed to delineate the sometimes-amorphous genre of "Americana", package it perfectly, and deliver it to his listeners time and again. His songs present almost as pages ripped out of an intimately personal diary, detailing the rugged beauty of what it means to have loved, lost and kept on the move.

For five years, Crosby hung his hat in a little shoebox apartment off Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. After a chance encounter in the city, he met and befriended a music editor for the critically-acclaimed television show Sons of Anarchy and subsequently had two songs featured on the program. Amid treading the scene in L.A. while he was home and touring across the U.S. with his band, and later with Widespread Panic song-writer Jerry Joseph, Crosby had managed to travel abroad to several countries including the United Kingdom, Iceland, Mexico, Colombia and Nicaragua. All of these countries offered experiences that lent themselves to the songs in his newest record, Postcards from Magdalena. Now based in Nashville, Jeff continues to tour and share his stories with America at large.

Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium

November 12th @ 6:30pm

Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium is a companion piece to the globally popular show Erth's Dinosaur Zoo. The show incorporates spectacular puppetry, magical lighting and a beautiful soundtrack which features a mix of classical music and impressive soundscapes. "Aquarium" takes its audience on a journey to the bottom of a prehistoric ocean and back again, experiencing ancient and incredible creatures along the way. There will be an afternoon outreach performance for area children and community organizations.

Non-Member Event:
Saint Louis Brass

October 5th, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Founded in 1964, the Saint Louis Brass Quintet is one of America’s longest standing brass quintets. The group was originally formed by members of the St. Louis Symphony to play children’s concerts around the St. Louis area. Soon though, they had expanded to present full length concerts funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Missouri Arts Council and the Mid-America Arts Alliance. Now, forty years and more than 2,500 engagements later, the only original member still in the group — and the only one who actually lives in St. Louis — is trombonist Melvyn Jernigan – who retired from the Saint Louis Symphony after 35 years. The other quintet members hold top positions across the United States: Professors at Yale, UT Austin and Indiana University.

Non-Member Event:
Truett

September 28th @ 7:30pm

Raised on Bill Withers and Stevie Wonder and can croon a Sam Cooke song or shout his lungs out a la Jackie Wilson, Truett is more than the sum of his influences; what he does is unique and spectacular. Fast forward to today, Truett has not only developed immensely as an artist, but also as a songwriter and performer, touring all across the US and Europe, supporting the likes of Ron Pope and Jonathan Tyler, and headlining shows of his own. With a debut EP under his belt, he prepares to release his sophomore project, “Lies and Lightning,” along with a slew of pre-released singles from the 5-song EP.  Truett’s explosive mix makes for a singular experience.

Artrageous

September 25th @ 7:00pm

A Music and Arts Community that believes in bringing people together through the power and passion of the Arts. The Artrageous Experience is high energy, inclusive, full of mystery, and pure fun! For the first time on one stage, the Fine Arts meet the Performing Arts. Experience the thrill of witnessing giant masterpieces being created before your eyes in mere moments and join the challenge to see if you can guess what is being created. Artrageous is a totally unique concept that invites community and a sense of togetherness as the whole show culminates in a one-of-a-kind Live Arts installation at the end of each concert. Audiences interact with the Gallery, the Performers, and even add their own art. There will be an afternoon outreach performance for area children and community organizations.

BritBeat: A Beatles Tribute Band

August 25th @ 7:30pm

BritBeat - 'A Multimedia Concert Journey Through Beatles Music History' tells the story of the Beatles from their early days at Cavern Club in Liverpool, their dynamic debut on the Ed Sullivan Show, the attendance busting concert at Shea Stadium, onward to the psychedelic Sgt. Pepper era and finally the later years of Abbey Road and the White Album. The entire concert plays to the backdrop of immersive and captivating moving multimedia that intertwines with the moods and emotions of the Beatles' iconic music catalogue.

2017 - 2018 Performance Season

Robin Hackett with Rolando Diaz

May 12 @ 7:00 pm

Robin Hackett’s voice guides Rolando Diaz’s paintbrush on the Goddard Center stage. Robin Hackett is a naturally gifted singer, songwriter and author who brilliantly conveys inspiring, heartfelt messages through her music and words. She has toured Europe and also performs across the US. Wherever she travels, Robin always has her trusted guitar with her. Rolando Diaz believes that, “art is an expression of life”. Everything we see, feel, touch, smell and hear, in one way or another, become part of the images expressed on the canvas. Born from meager beginnings in Cuba, Diaz has painted with former First Lady, Laura Bush; painted live with Michael Martin Murphy and The Guess Who; painted the largest public mural titled I See The Ocean. Mr. Diaz’s art was exhibited at the opening of the Santa Fe Gallery. At the conclusion of the performance, his painting will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

Sunny Side Up Film Festival

March 24, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

March 25, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

The Sunny Side Up Film Festival is a two-day competitive event for emerging filmmakers as well as screenwriters to inspire and encourage them to pursue courageous and bold artistic visions.

 

In showcasing indie films, the SSUFF hopes to attract high profile and novice filmmakers so attendees can enjoy the full range of artistic expression found only in raw, independent movie making.

 

The Sunny Side Up Film Festival will be emceed by comedic celebrity impersonator Mark Staggs. After Staggs’ comedy routine on late Sunday afternoon, he and Brenda Whitehead will present the awards. Also, Oklahoma native and Academy Award Winner Gray Frederickson is scheduled to present the film festival’s 1st "Gray Frederickson Award" to a few selected winners. Mr. Frederickson produced such iconic Hollywood blockbusters as The Godfather, Apocalypse Now and The Outsiders.

 

So join us for a family fun weekend and experience a film festival competition in the true spirit of independent films!

 

There will be a VIP Fundraising Dinner and performance by Mark Staggs on Friday, March 23rd in Tishomingo, OK. Tickets to the Fundraising Dinner can be found by clicking HERE.

 

Saturday March 24th 10am to 10pm: Independent films will screen at The Goddard Center and there will be various filmmaker Q & A sessions.

 

Sunday March 25th 10am to 7pm: Independent films will screen at The Goddard Center and there will be various filmmaker Q & A sessions followed by a performance by Mark Staggs and an Awards Ceremony.

 

Tickets are $25 for Saturday, $30 for Sunday or $50 for a weekend pass.

 

Don't miss the "After Hang" at Two Frogs Grill, in Ardmore, from 7:30-10pm on Sunday, March 25th!

Bye Bye Birdie

March 30@ 7:00 pm

The Chickasaw Nation Arts & Humanities Division proudly present Bye Bye Birdie live on the Goddard Center stage. Bye Bye Birdie takes place in fictional small-town Sweet Apple, Ohio. When the military draft selects rock star Conrad Birdie, his fans are devastated, but none more than struggling songwriter Albert Peterson, whose song Birdie was just about to record. Albert's longtime girlfriend, Rosie, pushes Albert to write a new tune that Birdie will perform on television to a fan selected in a contest. The scheme works, with young Ohio teenager Kim McAfee declared the winner, but no one has counted on the jealous wrath of her boyfriend, Hugo. Hilarity and chaos ensues when townsfolk interfere in Conrad’s Sweet Apple residency; none as much as Albert’s overly-involved widowed mother. For tickets call (580) 226-0909.

Southern Fried Chicks

March 31 @ 7:00 pm

The Southern Fried Chicks have busted out of the hen house for a night on the town with their new show, the “Cage-Free Comedy Tour!” Join the Chicks for a night of free-range comedy starring Etta May, Sonya White, Karen Mills and Style Network’s Trish Suhr. Get to know the Chicks like never before! The new Cage-Free Comedy Tour features new stories, music, audience participation, singing, dancing and a multimedia show audiences are sure to enjoy. Since the debut of their one-hour comedy special on CMT, this top-grossing all female comedy tour has played to venues packed with people and laughter. Life and love in the USA has never been funnier as when these top headliners take the stage. Think Blue Collar Comedy Tour with better hair and bigger attitude!

Pirates of Penzance

March 16 @ 7:00 pm

The OSU Opera troupe take the Goddard Center stage with Pirates of Penzance. The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The opera's official premiere was at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York City on December 31, 1879, where the show was well received by both audiences and critics. The story concerns Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic soon learns, however, that he was born on the 29th of February, and so, technically, he has a birthday only once each leap year. His indenture specifies that he remain apprenticed to the pirates until his "twenty-first birthday", meaning that he must serve for another 63 years. Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic's only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully. This performance is fun for the whole family. For tickets call (580) 226-0909.

DBDT: Encore!

February 2 @ 7:00 pm

Dallas Black Dance Theatre is celebrating their 40th year and remain committed to create and produce contemporary modern dance at its highest level of artistic excellence through performances and educational programs that bridge cultures and reach diverse communities. DBDT: Encore! features eight artists of rising excellence from across the nation that support DBDT’s growing local and regional educational outreach. In addition to an evening performance, the ensemble will provide a workshop and daytime performance for schools.

Memphis Soul Band

January 12 @ 7:00 pm

Memphis Soul is a classy, high energy 8 piece group showcasing a distinctive sound and style inspired by such artists as Earth, Wind and Fire, Otis Redding, Al Green, Sam Cooke, and Aretha Franklin. Memphis Soul features a solid rhythm section, fiery horns, and dynamic male and female vocalists. Their style displays the rich musical legacy of the 50s, 60s, and 70s mixed with currently popular classic soul and R&B styles. Memphis Soul also performs popular standards from Frank Sinatra to Motown to current dance music that encompass its musical variety.

Texas Boys Choir

December 15 @ 7:00 pm

Steeped in the tradition of European church choirs, members of TBC begin their intensive vocal training at a young age. The repertoire draws heavily from sacred traditions of the early Renaissance and Baroque periods in music history. The director incorporates American favorites as well as songs from a wide array of international musical traditions to create crowd-pleasing programs, year after year. The choir continues to earn its reputation as one of the premier boy choirs in the world. For more than 70 years, Texas Boys Choir has been instrumental in instilling a love of artistic expression and a desire to succeed in its young members. This pursuit of excellence continues to inspire young people today, both artistically and academically. There will be an outreach performance for area students.

Mr. Popper's Penguins

November 30 @ 6:30 pm

Painter and decorator by day, Mr. Popper spends his time dreaming of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep and a penguin waddles out! With original songs and performing penguin puppets, this delightful, 60 minute action-packed musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s award-winning book (also made into a Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey) is the perfect family treat for ages 4 – 104! Produced by Casa Mañana by arrangement with Kenny Wax Family Entertainment and TC Beech. There will be two outreach performances for area students.

New Orford String Quartet

October 28 @ 7:00 pm

Hailed for their “ravishingly beautiful tone” as well as their “extraordinary technical skills and musicianship” the members of the New Orford String Quartet are all principal players in the Montreal and Toronto Symphony Orchestras. Rather than committing to a year-round schedule, the members of the quartet meet for residencies in various centres for short periods of time, providing a fresh perspective on interpretations of standard string quartet repertoire. The New Orford String Quartet is also dedicated to promoting Canadian works, both new commissions and neglected repertoire from the previous century. 

A.C. Green

September 26 @ 7:00 pm

The Goddard Center would like to announce A.C. Green as the first speaker in our Lowenstein Lecture Series. Outside of basketball, A.C.’s heart is dedicated to working with youth. Because of his love for young people, A.C. established the A.C. Green Youth Foundation in 1989. It’s mission is to serve both youth and the communities in which they live by providing information about sexual abstinence and social issues that concern our young people and educating them to make responsible choices to prepare them for their future. Through his “I’ve Got the Power” and “Game Plan” abstinence curriculum, videos, camps, and web site, A.C.’s mission is to help young people build self-esteem and character, and learn moral and ethical principles which will help them make responsible decisions. Mr. Green will give an outreach talk to the youth in addition to his evening appearance. The lecture is free to the public  but tickets must be reserved by calling (580) 226-0909.

EagleMania

August 25 @ 7:00 pm

EagleMania – The World’s Greatest Eagles Tribute Band. That isn’t their slogan by mistake! EagleMania has dedicated themselves to faithfully reproducing the music of The Eagles. Since their inception, EagleMania has been thrilling audiences all over the country with their stunning five part harmony and their uncanny ability to emulate the unmistakable sound of The Eagles. Their show consists of the Eagles’ greatest hits, as well as some of the solo work of Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Joe Walsh.

EagleMania has spent countless hours breaking down everything The Eagles recorded on their albums, and faithfully reproducing those unforgettable songs in the most authentic way possible. The audience is given a chance to experience the music the way it was meant to be heard, and it’s done live on stage night after night.

If you like The Eagles you will love EagleMania!

2016 - 2017 Performance Season

Wood & Wire: Bluegrass

June 24th @ 7:30 pm

Following the closing of the Juried Art Exhibit on June 24 will be a performance by bluegrass sensation Wood & Wire. It's been five years now since Wood & Wire sprouted out of the rich musical soil of Austin, Texas. In that time, they've written music, recorded albums, and performed at some of the most notable festivals and venues across the country. In the often tightly defined genre of bluegrass music, Wood & Wire's "band-style" ethos is not unusual. Nor are the elements of song crafting, so often associated with their Texas home, that permeate their sound. Wood & Wire is a culmination of very distinct musical personalities sharing one ambition, “to show up and drive, so that the energy hits you, and it's undeniable." That said, what comes out of this band’s blender is something entirely its own. Tony Kamel is the lead singer, guitarist and primary songwriter, Trever Smith is the banjoist, Dom Fisher is their bassist and Billy Bright is the band’s mandolin player.

Ventriloquist / Comedian Todd Oliver

May 06, 2017

7pm

Have you ever met a talking dog, a REAL talking dog? Get ready because on Saturday May 6th, 7:00 PM at The Goddard Center you are about to meet America's funniest canine, and his name is "Irving." Together with his partner comedian/Ventriloquist Todd Oliver, the duo has been featured on The Tonight Show, Late Show with David Letterman, and recently they were a top 4 finalist on America's Got Talent. Todd also features "Joey, Pops and Lilly" three wooden headed characters that will have everyone rolling in the aisles with hip contemporary outrageous comedy. Family friendly fun, multi-media audience participation make Todd Oliver and Friends a top draw in major entertainment venues across America!

South Pacific

April 01, 2017

Shows at 2 pm and 7 pm

Entertainers from Ada and surrounding areas will bring Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” to life at 2 pm and 7 pm on Saturday, April 1st, at the Goddard Center.

This production is the Chickasaw Nation's first large-scale musical endeavor. The musical debuted in August of 2016 at the Hallie Brown Fine Arts Center on the campus of East Central University.

“South Pacific” is a Tony Award-winning musical based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Tales of the South Pacific” by James A. Michener. It traces the lives of several characters on a South Pacific island during World War II.

Natalie May is performing arts manager for the Chickasaw Nation and “South Pacific” director. She pointed to an overarching moral for “South Pacific” – the power of love to overcome obstacles – as something she discussed with the cast repeatedly and something they all want the audience to absorb.

Gianni Schicchi

March 24, 2017

Performance begins at 7 p.m.

The OSU Opera program, under the direction of Professors April Golliver and Steve Sanders, will present "Gianni Schicchi." 

"Gianni Schicch" is a comic opera in one act by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Giovacchino Forzano, composed in 1917–18. The libretto is based on an incident mentioned in Dante's "Divine Comedy." The work is the third and final part of Puccini's Il trittico (The Triptych)—three one-act operas with contrasting themes, originally written to be presented together. Although it continues to be performed with one or both of the other trittico operas, "Gianni Schicchi" is now more frequently staged either alone or with short operas by other composers. The aria "O mio babbino caro" is one of Puccini's best known, and one of the most popular arias in opera. This event is sponsored in part in memory of Fred McFarland.

Tickets for this performance are $10 General Admission and are available at the Goddard Center Office, 401 First Ave. SW in Ardmore. Hours are TuesdaysiFridays 9am-5pm and Saturdays 1-4pm. Call (580) 226-0606 for more information

Tickets are now on sale.

Boulevard Brass

January 26, 2017

@ 7pm

Boulevard Brass is based in Norman and has earned a reputation as an exceptional chamber ensemble. The group was created in 2011 by some of the top brass players at the University of Oklahoma and has been performing together for over 5 years now. The group is comprised of Mervin Tay (Trumpet), Derek Blankenship (Trumpet), Logan Fish (French Horn), Daryl Nagode (Trombone) and Paul Nesper (Tuba). In addition to standard brass quintet repertoire they continue to compile an extensive library of arrangements covering all styles of music from historical Renaissance pieces to modern pop songs.

Erth's "Dinosaur Zoo: Live!"

January 13, 2017

@ 6:30pm

Audience members will have the opportunity to observe and interact with these extraordinary life-like dinosaurs in this entertaining and highly imaginative live show geared toward the science of paleontology. From cute baby dinos to some of the largest carnivores and herbivores, these dinosaurs are brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers and includes a menagerie of large-scale puppets, stilts, inflatables and aerial techniques. “Dinosaur Zoo” is produced by Erth Visual & Physical, Inc. This highly anticipated childrens’ performance features three performances at the Center: Two daytime student performances will serve 600 children along with another 200+ at the evening performance. This performance is sponsored in part by the Mid-America Arts Alliance.

Sherman Symphony Orchestra

December 17, 2016

@ 7pm

The Sherman Symphony Orchestra will perform its “Holiday/Pops Christmas” concert at the Center on the evening of December 17. This concert will be full orchestra with complete woodwind, brass, and percussion sections and an expanded string presence. This production will be conducted by Daniel L. Dominick who has been Music Director and Conductor of the Sherman Symphony Orchestra since 1992. A versatile conductor with an international conducting career, including concerts in the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, and Poland, he also maintains a busy conducting schedule in north Texas.

A Christmas Carol

December 08, 2016

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"A Christmas Carol"

There will be five performances, December 8 through December 11, 2016 at the Goddard Center. All performances are at 7:00pm, except for a Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:30pm.

SYNOPSIS: In 19th century England, the ghosts of Christmases past, present and future show Ebenezer Scrooge the poverty of his material wealth and the blessings that come with generosity. Can they convince him to change before it's too late? Come spend time with the characters you've come to love – Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and of course the irascible miser himself. This production will be the Christmas party needed to set you and your loved ones on the path to holiday cheer.What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

Casa Mañana's "A Year with Toad and Frog"

October 20, 2016

@ 6:30pm

Based on Arnold Lobel’s beloved children’s books and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score by Robert and Willie, this musical production is an enchanting experience for the whole family. This musical follows two friends the cheerful, popular Frog and the curmudgeonly Toad through four, fun-filled seasons, meeting new friends and learning life lessons along the way. Located in the heart of the cultural district of Fort Worth, Texas, Casa Mañana Theatre specializes in professional Broadway and Children’s Theatre and arts education, and has done so for more than 50 years. Two daytime student performances will serve 600 children along with another 200+ at the evening performance.

Kevin Welch

August 26, 2016

@ 7pm

A Midwest City graduate, Kevin’s captivating songwriting is a swirling sea of emotion that can’t be pinned down to any one genre but is rather a welcoming mix of Americana, folk, country, blues and gospel. Over his career Kevin has charted five singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts and released eight studio albums. He is also one of the cofounders of the Dead Reckoning Records label. Mr. Welch’s son Dustin debuted his first album “Whisky Priest” in 2010 which Lonestar Music Magazine deemed “one of the most compelling albums to come out of Texas in the past year!” Part of Kevin’s trip to the Center will include an Outreach Songwriting Workshop for area students.

John Fullbright

July 07, 2016

encore on July 8th @ 7pm

The Goddard Center’s 2016-2017 Performance Season will open on July 7 & 8 with back-to-back performances by Grammy nominated Oklahoma musician and songwriter John Fullbright, with band members Giovanni Carnuccio, Terry “Buffalo” Ware and David Leach. In 2013 Fullbright was nominated by the American Music Association Award Show in the category of Emerging Artist of the Year! In 2014, he received the Rising Star Award from the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and performed on The Late Show with David Letterman.

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