TULSA, Okla. — Celebrity Attractions and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center announced Wednesday the weekend performances of ‘Oklahoma!’ have been postponed in light of the mass shooting at a Saint Francis medical building exactly one week prior.
The reimagined ‘Oklahoma!’ is not the 1943 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. The look and sound of this Broadway production is more contemporary with a focus on gun violence and our criminal justice system.
Celebrity Attractions wrote in part:
“As you know by now, the upcoming tour production of OKLAHOMA! is regarded as a revelatory reimagining of our state’s most beloved musical. It is meant to hold a mirror up to modern American society. Prop guns are featured at various times throughout the production as a storytelling device. There are multiple instances of gunfire in the production, and the show concludes with a graphic depiction of gun violence.
In light of the recent tragedy, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone the upcoming engagement of OKLAHOMA!. While we believe it is our responsibility as a Broadway presenter to inspire and challenge audiences through our programming, we also recognize that many in our community are still grieving a terrible tragedy. It is our hope to bring this production—and the conversations it creates—to Tulsa at a later date.”
Tickets will be automatically refunded and patrons should see that reflected in 30 days. If you have any questions call the box office at 918-596-7111, Monday - Friday, 10:30am – 5:30pm.
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