Allied Arts Announces 2017-2018 Season

Oklahoma State University Allied Arts is once again bringing top-notch talent to the Oklahoma State University campus once again.  This year, it has booked six innovative, vivid and unique performances to Stillwater for its 2017-2018 season. Each of the six performances brings high caliber talent to campus.

“We are excited to celebrate the arts in Stillwater and to bring some amazing performances to our community with our 2017-2018 season,” said Brandon Mitts, Arts, Culture and Entertainment manager. “OSU Allied Arts will offer programs that everyone can enjoy and be inspired by. Even in Stillwater, life can get stressful for people, so our events are a great escape as well as a great introduction to various cultures.”

The season kicks off Sept. 28 with Time for Three, a trio of orchestral players who provide their own take on music ranging from classic Bach to hits from Katy Perry.  On Oct. 17, world-renowned ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro, who has been compared to legends such as Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, will wow the audience with original compositions and unique arrangements of classics.  To round out the first half of the season, Hot Club San Francisco visits to Stillwater to give viewers a night of vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy swing on Nov. 17.

 The season continues on Feb. 6 when the Los Angeles Theater Works presents Olivier Award-winning play, “The Mountain Top,” which gives insight to what may have happened in the hours prior to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. On March 13, don’t miss Voces del Sur, the newest production from Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, which pays tribute to the vivid culture of Andalucía, a region in Southern Spain, through dancers and musicians. The season comes to an end with an April 6 performance of The Steeldrivers, who will be performing their new album that displays music with inspiration from bluegrass, blues, soul, R&B, country and rock ‘n’ roll.

This season, Allied Arts is also offering a free performance from the Ugandan Kids Choir on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Theater. The choir, which is composed of 10 sponsored children who come from the poorest areas of Uganda, is touring the U.S., showcasing traditional music and dance with high-energy performances.

All Allied Arts performances, excluding the Ugandan Kids Choir, are held at 8 p.m. in the OSU Seretean Center Concert Hall located at the intersection of Morrill and Knoblock.  Season tickets are currently on sale at affordable rates for both OSU students and community members.  Individual performance tickets range from $10 for children 12 and under to $25 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.okstate.edu.  For more information, or to purchase season tickets, contact the OSU Allied Arts office at (405) 744-7509 or allied.arts@okstate.edu.