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A Spring in Their Step: OCU Dancers Usher in New Season with American Musical Theatre Revue

The American Spirit Dance Company at Oklahoma City University will bring rapid-fire tap, jazz and musical theatre numbers to the stage next month for its highly acclaimed Spring Show.

“This is our fastest-paced show of the year and your chance to see many styles of American dance, from what you would see on Broadway to cruise ships and theme parks to pop artists on major tours,” said Director Jo Rowan.

The show opens March 15 and continues through March 17 in the Kirkpatrick Auditorium inside OCU’s Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center at N.W. 25th St. and Blackwelder Ave.

High energy numbers like “It Don’t Mean a Thing,” “How About You,“ Crunchy Granola Suite,” “Let Yourself Go” and “Sun in the Morning” are sure to keep the audience jazzed. Reminiscent of the Rat Pack days, “Sing You Sinners,” and celebrating the big band era, “A Cool Cat in Town,” will transport viewers to an earlier time.

“Love is Good for Anything that Ails You” will feature a stunning chorus line of 24 dancers. A tribute to the red, white and blue, “Corcoran Cadets” and “Stars and Stripes” will elicit patriotic pride.

Just before closing out the show, dancers will “Raise the Roof,” celebrating some of the best moves in theatre jazz. 

Show times are 8 p.m. March 15 and 16 and 2 and 8 p.m. March 17. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased by calling (405) 208-5227.