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Topic: university of Oklahoma

En route

Will the downtown streetcar route take shape in time to dovetail with Project 180 construction? Or is it moving too fast?


Clifton Adcock
The creation of a route for the MAPS 3 modern streetcar project took another step toward reality after the project’s oversight subcommittee unanimously approved a preferred partial route.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Night music

‘Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber’ comes to OU

 I saw “Phantom of the Opera” for the first time in Toronto at the historic Pantages Theatre, which was home to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famous production for more than a decade.

It was the summer before sixth grade, and it was one of those memorable trips that was full of firsts: first big train ride; first time in a large, vibrant city (I’m not counting Detroit); first time seeing professional musical theater. I loved it.

My experience with ALW’s “Cats” wasn’t as spectacular, mostly because I was seated behind what I’m assuming was the Detroit chapter of the Giants Society of America. Seriously, all I saw were cats leaping into the wings.

But even if you’ve never so much as seen a glimpse of Joseph or his “Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” you’ve got to admit ALW can score one hell of a musical. And, lucky us, his music is coming to the University of Oklahoma.

Tickets are on sale now for a one-weekend-only showcase of “The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.” The production is running April 14-17 at the Sharp Concert Hall inside OU’s Catlett Music Center.

This event mines the talent of OU’s creatives, with 30 vocalists, the university’s symphony orchestra, choirs and dancers. It’s all going to combine for a truly fantastic production. It will perform selections from ALW musicals like “Cats,” “Evita,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and more.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students. Call 325-4101.

by Jenny Coon Peterson 02.18.2011 3 years ago
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Hitting a Homer

OU’s School of Drama and University Theatre present a new take on one of the most beloved epics of all time with their production of Homer’s ‘The Odyssey.’

Performing Arts

Eric Webb

The Odyssey
8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday
Weitzenhoffer Theatre, 563 Elm Ave., Norman

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Coriander can-do

Authentic Vietnamese family recipes are interpreted for modern tastes at Norman’s Coriander Cafe.

Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill

Coriander Cafe
323 White Street, Norman

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Four for feet

All’s fair in love and war — both of which are explored in a quartet of pieces by Oklahoma Festival Ballet.

Performing Arts

Eric Webb
A Concert of Classics and Contemporaries
Oklahoma Festival Ballet 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 P.M. Sunday through May 8
Rupel J. Jones Theatre University Of Oklahoma 563 Elm, Norman, 325-4101
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

OU linebacker Austin Box dies

Details of death still not yet released


Gazette staff
Austin Box, senior linebacker at the University of Oklahoma, has died.
Thursday, May 19, 2011

Dance this

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Heat getting you down? Take a stagecation, as the University of Oklahoma School of Dance presents “SummerDance Goes to the Beach.”
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Death of a Sooner

The shocking death of Austin Box raises awareness about athletes on painkillers.


Rob Collins
The last time Wade Burleson saw Austin Box, the pastor told the Sooner athlete he looked like an old man.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A fan’s guide to Twitter


Brandon Buckner
In Oklahoma and across the nation, student-athletes are being reprimanded for abusing team policy and common sense in fewer than 140 characters. Last fall, Sooner wide receiver Jaz Reynolds was suspended from the team for insensitive tweets following the University of Texas shooting.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bitter pills

As police investigate Austin Box’s accidental death from drug toxicity, a nonprofit calls the tragedy ‘a teachable moment.’


Rob Collins
The El Reno Police Department’s investigation into Austin Box’s accidental death continues after last week’s release of the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s toxicology report.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011