2011 Valentine Cabaret

imageThe Oklahoma Christian University Music Department has “something coming” on Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 10-12: the 22nd annual Valentine Cabaret dinner theater, featuring the music of the legendary Broadway composer Leonard Bernstein.

The festivities will start at 6 p.m. each evening, with a catered candlelight dinner in the McIntosh Conservatory, located inside the Garvey Center on the OC campus, followed by the Cabaret performance at 7 p.m. in the adjacent Recital Hall. The dinner menu will be a tossed green salad with dressing, followed by a hot London Broil steak, whole new potatoes with parsley butter, and grilled fresh vegetables, with chocolate and raspberry swirl cheesecake for dessert. Tea, hot coffee and water will also be served.

This year’s Cabaret is titled “It’s Love: Bernstein on Broadway,” and will feature 20 songs from the musicals “West Side Story,” “On The Town,” “Candide,” and “Wonderful Town.” The show will trace the ups and downs of relationships through such Bernstein favorites as “Something’s Coming,” “Maria,” “New York, New York” and “A Little Bit In Love.”

The Cabaret cast members are Laura Bowles, Hannah Faye Foster, Rachel O’Laughlin, Courtney Tarpley, Moriah Willing, Sam Durrill, Reece Kingcade, Cody Summerville, Brett Vanderzee and Brian Wilcox.

The show is directed and choreographed by Barbara Berard, with music direction by OC staff accompanist Eric Grigg, who will also play piano for the performances.

Patrons may also visit the University Gallery to view the exhibit of works by political cartoonist, Paul Fell. Tickets are $18 for the dinner and show, or $7 for the show alone. For tickets, call the OC Music Department at 425-5530, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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