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Local colleges set theater schedules for academic year

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Most Oklahoma audiences already know that on any given weekend, college shows can prove as exciting as community or even professional theater, as new, fresh talent find their acting, singing and dancing legs.

University seasons also can offer those unusual, edgier shows that community theaters know have an audience, but not a large enough one to feed the necessary box-office revenues.

This year is no different. Here's what's on tap:

THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
" "The Grapes of Wrath," Sept. 21-30
" "The Scarlet Pimpernel," Oct. 19-28
" "Blithe Spirit," Nov. 9-18
" "The Nutcracker," Nov. 29-Dec. 9
" "Romeo and Juliet," Feb. 8-17, 2008
" "Lend Me a Tenor," April 4-13, 2008
" "Anything Goes," April 25-May 4, 2008

THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
" "The Pillowman," Sept. 20-23
" "The Fix," Oct. 4-7
" "Conviction," Nov. 15-18
" "Don't Dress for Dinner," Feb. 14-16, 2008
" "La Perichole," Feb. 28-March 2, 2008
" "Steel Pier" on April 3-6, 2008
" "Metamorphoses," April 24-27, 2008
 
OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY
" "Lend Me a Tenor," Sept. 6-7 and Oct. 11-14
" "Little Women," Sept. 21-23
" "Man and Superman," Oct. 25-Nov. 4
" "Le Villi," Oct. 26-28
" "Hotel Casablanca," Nov. 9-11
" "A Christmas Carol," Nov. 23-Dec. 16
" "Stage Door," Feb. 7-17, 2008
" "The Ballad of Baby Doe," Feb. 22-24, 2008
" "The Miser," Feb. 23-March 16, 2008
" "A Little Night Music," Feb. 28-March 9, 2008
" "Holes," Feb. 27-March 2, 2008
" "Twelfth Night," April 3-13, 2008
" "Urinetown," April 25-27, 2008

ROSE STATE COLLEGE
" "Life Is a Dream," Sept. 27-Oct. 7
" "The Fantasticks," Nov. 29-Dec. 9
" "Bus Stop," Feb. 14-24, 2008

OKLAHOMA CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
" "Oleanna," Sept. 6-8
" "A Piece of My Heart," Oct. 4-6
" "Arsenic and Old Lace," Nov. 29-Dec. 1
" "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui," on Feb. 28-March 1, 2008
" "Shakespeare in Pieces," April 24-26, 2008  

"?Linda McDonald

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