OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma Christian University (OC) Music Department will present its 25th-annual Valentine Cabaret dinner theater Feb. 13-15.
The Cabaret theme is “Songs for a New World,” a 1995 song cycle by Jason Robert Brown, a Tony Award-winning composer.
The four-person cast will perform 16 musical numbers that combine pop, rock, gospel and jazz elements. Among the songs is “Stars and Moon,” made famous by Tony Award-winning actress Audra McDonald.
In Brown’s words, the show 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.”
The dinner will start at 6 p.m. each night in the McIntosh Conservatory, followed by the concert at 7 p.m. in the Adams Recital Hall.
The signature candlelight dinner menu includes Chicken Parmesan, ziti pasta, green beans and tossed salad. Triple chocolate layer cake and cheesecake topped with strawberries will be served for dessert.
Chad Anderson will direct the Valentine Cabaret, with assistance from music director and pianist Eric Grigg. Anderson is a 1998 OC alumnus who has directed numerous musicals and cabarets at Oklahoma Christian.
The Cabaret cast features OC students Brian Wilcox, Micah Ndiba, Alyssa Jackson and Kendall Haliburton.
Tickets are $10 for the show and $25 for the dinner and the show. To purchase tickets or get more information, call (405) 425-5530 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Recognized as one of the best universities in the western United States by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review, Oklahoma Christian offers undergraduate programs in more than 60 fields of study, an undergraduate Honors Program, and graduate programs in accountancy, business administration, engineering, Christian ministry, divinity, and theological studies.