Oklahoma - Music and Performing Arts

Oklahoma - Music and Performing Arts


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Be sure to catch part of Oklahoma music history and a show featuring the latest rock sensations in Tulsa at Cain’s Ballroom. Built in 1924 as a garage, the building was bought and transformed into a dance hall by its namesake, Madison W. Cain, in 1930. During the '30s and early '40s, Cain’s Ballroom served as the broadcast location for Bob Willis’s Western Swing band. It has since changed owners and purposes various times, eventually finding its home as one of the top locations for both local and national acts to play in Oklahoma.

Tulsa Opera (Tulsa)
Music and theatrics have gone hand-in-hand for quite some time. Whether it is a musical or an opera you’re looking to attend, you can find it in Oklahoma. Tulsa is home to the state’s only professional opera company. Founded in 1948, the Tulsa Opera has brought world-renowned shows such as Carmen and Porgy and Bess to the state. If opera is not for you, you can catch a musical or play in the local theater of many Oklahoma cities.

Tulsa Ballet (Tulsa)
Ballet brought grace to this western frontier many years ago. World renowned ballerinas Maria and Marjorie Tallchief brought their brand of style and poise to their native state. Today, the Tulsa Ballet works diligently to inspire their fellow Oklahomans through their craft.

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