In an age of digital ease, we still think it is nice to step away from the television (or computer, or smart phone) and step into the grand tradition of seeing stories told on stage. Yes, the theater is still in vogue, and Oklahoma City has plenty of live theater options worthy of a night out on the town.
Home to Broadway, ballet, orchestra and drama, the Civic Center Music Hall is both a cornerstone of Oklahoma City history (it was built in the 1930s and renovated as one of the original MAPS projects) and a hub of performing activity. More than 600 shows take the stage at this venue each year, including the works of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and the Oklahoma City Ballet.
For a taste of local talent, the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Jewel Box Theatre, and the Carpenter Square Theatre all produce a full roster of live performances, ranging from classic musicals to locally-scripted dramas. And if you want to combine dinner and a show into one extravaganza, Greater Oklahoma City is home to the state’s only full-time professional dinner theater. The Yellow Rose Dinner Theater showcases Oklahoma talent in original productions, all while the audience gets to enjoy a delicious meal.