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Allied Arts announces 2016-2017 season

Monday, August 1, 2016

For decades OSU Allied Arts has brought top-notch talent to the Oklahoma State University campus.  This year is no different as OSU Allied Arts has booked eight eclectic, energetic and inspirational presentations to Stillwater for its 2016-2017 season, including the addition of two free performances.   

Brandon Mitts, manager of the Office of Arts, Culture and Entertainment is eagerly anticipating the launch of the diverse season in September.  Mitts is most excited about providing the opportunity to further the arts movement on campus and in the Stillwater community as well as building on its successful 2015-2016 season.

“I am excited for the OSU and Stillwater community to get involved this season. It is a great opportunity to have the benefits of a smaller town but also have access to world-class performances like OSU Allied Arts provides,” said Mitts.  “We are offering tickets that are half of what you would pay in Oklahoma City or Tulsa, plus we have added two free events to make the arts accessible to all.”

The season kicks off Sept. 16 with the popular, politically-inspired comedic troupe Capitol Steps.  Next local modern aerial dance troupe Perpetual Motion Dance will thrill the crowd on Oct. 25.  Just in time for the holidays, Danú brings a Celtic-inspired holiday concert on Nov. 30 followed by critically-acclaimed Split Knuckle Theatre and their performance of “Endurance” on Jan. 20.  The season comes to a close with two prestigious music ensembles, Turtle Island Quartet on March 7 followed by international brass troupe, Mnozil Brass, on April 4.

This season also provides an opportunity for two free experiences, including Dr. Benjamin Myers, State Poet Laureate on Nov. 3 and multi-talented Native American artist Bunky Echo-Hawk on Feb. 3. Both of these performances are at 7 p.m. on the Student Union Theater with seating available on a first come, first served basis.

With the exception of the two free performances, all Allied Arts performances are held at 8 p.m. in the OSU Seretean Center Concert Hall located at the intersection of Morrill and Knoblock.  Season tickets are currently on sale at affordable rates for both OSU students and community members.  Individual performance tickets range from $10 for children 12 and under to $25 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.okstate.edu.  For more information, or to purchase season tickets, contact the OSU Allied Arts office at (405) 744-7509 or allied.arts@okstate.edu.

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