Musical Theater Itinerary

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To experience Oklahoma’s impressive musical theater roots, look no further than the university that gave Broadway two of its leading ladies - Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O’Hara. Travel to the state’s unique entertainment venues to catch even more musical theater excitement. Oklahoma is home to historic theaters that have been entertaining audiences for almost a century, top-notch venues that draw major off-Broadway acts and a venue that was named one of the top 10 places to see lights off Broadway in the country.

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Claremore
121 N Weenonah Ave
Claremore, OK

Stop 1: Claremore Museum of History

See the original "Surrey with the Fringe on Top" and Laurey's honeymoon dress from the musical "Oklahoma!" on display at the Claremore Museum of History. The famous Rodgers & Hammerstein musical was inspired by the play "Green Grow the Lilacs" by Oklahoma playwright Lynn Riggs.

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Broken Arrow
701 S Main St
Broken Arrow, OK

Stop 2: Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center

The Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center is a wonderful place to see musicals in Kristin Chenoweth’s hometown. Kristin Chenoweth has taken the stage here more than once and even has a theater in the building named after her.

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Tulsa
110 E 2nd St
Tulsa, OK

Stop 3: Tulsa Performing Arts Center

The Tulsa Performing Arts Center is one of the best places to see musical theater in the state. Located in the heart of downtown Tulsa, many different groups come to perform here. Each season, Celebrity Attractions brings some of the best off-Broadway musicals to the Sooner State.

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Guthrie
102 W Harrison Ave
Guthrie, OK

Stop 4: The Pollard Theatre

In charming downtown Guthrie, the Pollard Theater welcomes audiences for six different shows each season. Known as one of the best musical theater companies in the state, the Pollard Theatre Company is well known for their annual production of “A Territorial Christmas Carol” during the holidays.

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Oklahoma City
2501 N Blackwelder Ave
Oklahoma City, OK

Stop 5: Oklahoma City University

Kelli O’Hara and Kristin Chenoweth both studied acting, opera, dancing and more as part of OCU’s musical theater and opera programs. Known for having one of the best musical theater programs in the state, OCU also holds performances for the public each school year.

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1727 NW 16th St
Oklahoma City, OK

Stop 6: Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma

Widely known as Oklahoma’s best theater company, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma produces an impressive array of shows each season. "USA Today" even named Lyric Theatre one of the ten best places to see lights off Broadway in the country.

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806 W Main St
Oklahoma City, OK

Stop 7: Carpenter Square Theatre

Carpenter Square Theatre is one of Oklahoma City’s best community theater companies, producing musicals and plays for over thirty years. They were named the Theatre of the Year in 2012 by the Oklahoma Community Theatre Association.

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201 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK

Stop 8: Civic Center Music Hall

The Civic Center Music Hall is Oklahoma City’s premier performing arts venue. Everything from Broadway shows to symphonies are held at the Civic Center each year including Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and off-Broadway shows from Celebrity Attractions.

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