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The Oklahoma Christian University Music Department will present the 25th annual Valentine Cabaret on Thursday, February 13 through Saturday, February 15. The festivities will start at 6:00 p.m.each evening with a catered dinner in the McIntosh Conservatory, located inside the Garvey Center on the OC campus, followed by the Cabaret performance at 7:00 p.m. in the adjacent Adams Recital hall. The dinner menu consists of a tossed green salad, followed by delicious chicken parmesan, paired with ziti pasta and green beans. Dessert will be a choice of triple chocolate cake or strawberry topped cheesecake.
The theme of this year’s Cabaret is “Songs for a New World,” a 1995 song cycle by the Tony Award winning composer Jason Robert Brown, who is one of the most popular figures in contemporary musical theatre. The show, in Brown’s own words, is about “one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back.” Throughout the show, the four-person cast takes us through those times in life when everything seems perfect and then, suddenly, disaster strikes…and we watch how they regroup and survive.
The exquisitely crafted score, which combines elements of pop, rock, gospel, and jazz takes you through moments of comedy, drama, poignancy, and everything in between. Among the show’s sixteen songs is “Stars and the Moon,” which was made popular by the Tony Award winning actress Audra McDonald.
The cast consists of four talented OC students: Kendall Haliburton, Alyssa Jackson, Micah Ndiba, and Brian Wilcox. The show’s director is OC alumnus Chad Anderson. OC staff accompanist, Eric Grigg, is the music director and will play the piano for the performances.
Tickets go on sale at the OC Box office January 15. Tickets are $25.00 for the Dinner and Show or $10 for the show alone. For information call 425-6310 or click on the link below. Tables of eight may be purchased, otherwise general seating is available. oc.edu/ValentineCabaret