Oklahoma City University will present “Holiday Spectacular,” a performance of the Star Dance Company from the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment on Dec. 7-10. “Holiday Spectacular” will be performed at 8 p.m. on Dec. 7, 8, and 9, with matinee showings at 2 p.m. on Dec. 9 and 10. All performances take place in the Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center auditorium.
“Holiday Spectacular” honors the legacy of the Ann Lacy School of Dance and Entertainment. More than 130 dynamic performers will spread yuletide magic with high-energy holiday favorites, vivid costumes, and a graceful reminder of the reason for the Christmas season.
“We encourage all of our guests to step into the enchanting world of our ‘Holiday Spectacular,’ where the spirit of the season takes center stage,” said dance school Executive Director Melanie Shelley. “Join us for a dazzling celebration that is more than just a show — it's a yuletide journey that captures the heart of the season.”
Several artists have been collaborating for a show that seeks to sparkle and entertain. Audiences can expect to see earnest reindeer and rascally elves audition for a grumpy Mrs. Claus; mischievous toys come to life in Santa’s Workshop; and the people of the North Pole send Santa out into the night. Snowflakes will fall, angels will tiptoe through the night sky, and joy will abound as a reminder of what lies at the heart of the holiday season.
OCU was the first dance program in America to offer degrees specializing in the entertainment dance forms of tap, jazz and musical theater. Dancers from across the country come to OCU every year to hone their craft and go on to successful careers in show business. Alumni are performing, managing, choreographing and teaching all over the world.
Tickets ($25) for “Holiday Spectacular” are available at okcu.edu/tickets or by calling 405-208-5227. The ticket office will also open in the Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center starting two hours prior to each performance.