2020 - 2021 Performance Season

Celebrating 51  Years!

John Fullbright

Saturday, September 5th, 2020 8:30pm

John Fullbright got his start at the legendary Blue Door listening room in Oklahoma City. It was there that he recorded a live album and found his base, opening for many other writers including fellow

Oklahomans Kevin Welch and Jimmy Webb. His 2012 studio debut, From the Ground Up, received a Grammy nomination for Americana Album of the Year, and later that year he won ASCAP’s Harold

Adamson Award for lyric writing. In 2014, John released the critically acclaimed Songs, toured all over America and the UK, and appeared on Late Night with David Letterman

EmiSunshine

Thursday, October 9, 2020 - 7:30 pm 

Rolling Stone named EmiSunshine among “10 new country artists you need to know,” but she is more than country, as evidenced by "Stars," her new song with funk legend Bootsy Collins.

With music described as “old-timey,” the East Tennessee native adds her own unique contemporary blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, Bluegrass, Gospel, Blues, and Jazz. Many critics have compared her to a young Dolly Parton.

Known for her powerful voice and masterful ukulele-playing, this soon to be 16-year-old singer/songwriter has been attracting national attention since she was 9 years old, with appearances on “The Today Show,” NBC’s “Little Big Shots,” “Pickler & Ben,” “Song of the Mountains,” “WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour” the Grand Ole Opry (14 times) and elsewhere. In 2018, she was featured in the Grammy-nominated Elvis Presley documentary film “The King,” for which she wrote and performed two original songs—“Johnny, June and Jesus” and “Danny Ray.” In 2019, she received the prestigious ASCAP Foundation Desmond Child Anthem Award for musical excellence.

Emi’s latest album, “Family Wars” (produced by 4-time Grammy-winner Tony Brown), has received outstanding reviews in leading music publications. No Depression says the album “establishes EmiSunshine as a strong creative force… someone bold and talented enough to tackle today’s issues while honoring yesterday’s folk traditions.” American Songwriter says “Family Wars” proves “EmiSunshine is wise beyond her years.” Country Standard Time calls it “a superb album.”

All ages admitted. 

Cashore Marionettes

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 7 pm  

This Event Features a Student Outreach Performance

At the age of 11, Joseph Cashore created his first marionette from clothespins, wood, string, and a tin can.  It was while playing with this puppet that he was startled by the sudden but momentary sensation that the puppet was alive. This illusion had nothing to do with the appearance of the marionette and everything to do with the quality of the movement. After graduation from college, Mr. Cashore made his second marionette. He quickly discovered that in order to have the fluid motion he sought, he would have to create his own control designs. For the next nineteen years, Mr. Cashore experimented with the construction of the marionettes and devised unique control mechanisms.

Sherman Symphony

Friday, December 10, 2020 -7:30 pm

This Event Features a Student Outreach Performance

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 strings 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-a-long. Mark your calendars now. You won’t want to miss this one!

A Fool’s Errand

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 7 pm  

This Event Features a Student Outreach Performance

World-renowned clown, juggler, and comic acrobat, Jamie Adkins, stumbles onstage, desperately trying to become the man he imagines himself to be. In his new show A Fool’s Errand, Adkins uses his unique blend of circus arts, acrobatic skill and unguarded physical comedy to explore the what-ifs along the path of life, accompanied by a charismatic tuba player. With deftly awkward juggling performances or falsely flimsy balancing acts on a slack wire, Jamie Adkins skillfully masters the art of tricks and comedy, and strikes the heart of young and old alike.

OSU Opera

Friday, March 5, 2021 - 7:30 pm  

This Event Features a Student Outreach Performance

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 will present opera vignettes live on The Goddard Center stage. This

group of college students make opera fun and enjoyable for all ages, both opera aficionados, and novices

alike. The performance is directed by professors Steve Sanders & April Golliver-Mohiuddin.

Max Hatt / Edda Glass

Friday, March 26, 2021 - 7:30 pm 

Max Hatt / Edda Glass has “an incomparable spook” and a “unique sound” (Nashville Scene and NPR’s Larry Groce). Their award-winning original music and mesmerizing reinventions of the Great American Songbook create a swoon-inducing soundscape of voice and guitar that is both epic and intimate, making one feel “both lost and found, all at once” (New York Theater Guide). If we live in uneasy times, this music is both a reflection and antidote, an escape that is really a healing-in-place. As heard on NPR, PBS, NYC’s Lincoln Center, DC’s Kennedy Center, and the Sundance Film Festival.

Quebe Sisters

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 7:30 pm

With over fifteen years of touring to date, The Quebe Sisters have delivered their authentic triple fiddle and three-part harmony sound to the concert halls and festivals of North America, Europe, and Russia. Grace, Sophia, and Hulda Quebe front an innovative Progressive Western Swing band of the archtop guitar, upright bass, fiddles, and sibling harmony. The Dallas-based five-piece presents a unique Americana blend of Western Swing, Jazz-influenced Swing, Country, Texas-Style Fiddling, and Western music. The band’s stripped-down acoustic instrumentation breathes new life into seasoned sounds once found in Texas dance halls and honky-tonks. Grace continues, “To us, preserving the tradition of Western Swing isn’t about keeping something alive like a relic. Western Swing has always been about innovation.”

Broadways Next H!t Musical

Friday, May 20, 2021 - 7:30pm

This Event Features a Student Outreach Performance

Broadway’s Next Hit Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Have you heard of the TONY awards? Well, Broadway’s Next Hit Musical is…The PHONY Awards! The audience members write down made-up song titles and our master improvisers gather these suggestions and present them as “nominated songs” for this coveted award. We create spontaneous scenes and songs filled with great dancing, catchy melodies, and tons of laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns that song into a full-blown improvised musical - complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore. 

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