Celebrity Attractions offers four-show ticket special
BY JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer
Sunday, October 07, 2012
10/07/12 at 4:32 AM
Celebrity Attractions is offering a special four-show season subscription for the remainder of its 2012-2013 season, beginning with the Tony Award-winning musical of "Mary Poppins," opening Nov. 13 at the Tulsa PAC.
Season subscribers will also have priority for ordering tickets to this year's bonus productions, which include the June 2013 engagement of Disney's "The Lion King."
"Mary Poppins" is based in part on the Academy Award-winning 1964 film but with a new script written by Julian Fellowes, creator of the hit TV series "Downton Abbey."
But the songs made famous by the film - "Chim Chim Cher-ee," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," "A Spoonful of Sugar" - will also be part of this story of a seemingly supernatural nanny who brings order and happiness to the Banks family.
The musical thriller "Jekyll & Hyde" returns to Tulsa on Jan. 22-27, 2013, with American Idol contestant and Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis in the title role of the idealistic doctor and the bestial creature he becomes when an experiment goes wrong.
Cathy Rigby takes to the air in a new production of her signature show, "Peter Pan," which will return to Tulsa on March 5-13. Rigby last performed this role in Tulsa in 2005, on a tour that was billed as the actress' "farewell" to the part.
In an interview last year with Playbill magazine, Rigby said, "As long as I can be believable on stage and I don't have to compromise anything that I've done, we said, 'Let's do it again.'
"The great thing about Peter Pan is that there is always this new generation of kids - if you wait five or six years, there's always families with new children and kids who are old enough. It just seemed like a bottom-line 'why not?' "
The season concludes April 30-May 5 with "West Side Story," a new production of the classic musical that combined the talents of some of the greatest creative artists of the 20th century: composer Leonard Bernstein, lyricist Stephen Sondheim, writer Arthur Larents and director-choreographer Jerome Robbins.
In addition to "The Lion King," bonus productions include "A Mannheim Steamroller Christmas," on Dec. 29-30.
Tickets for the four-show season range from $75 to $286 and may be purchased by calling 918-596-7109 or online at tulsaworld.com/celebrityattractions
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Cathy Rigby returns as Peter Pan on March 5-13.