Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OKC Events July 31, 2002

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OKC Events July 31, 2002

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If you haven't made your patron reservations yet for the premiere performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera in Civic Center Music Hall, you'd best hurry. This special performance on Aug. 28 celebrates the first anniversary of the opening of the new performing arts center. Patron reservations are $125 and will benefit the Civic Center Foundation, which is presenting the premiere.

Those attending the opening night of the hit musical's four-week engagement in Oklahoma City also will be invited to make reservations for a reception following the performance. The festive after-party will offer libations, a fantasy cake, tours of select suites, guest drawings for trips, surprise visitors, Phantom tickets and other prizes. Reservations for this special event are $125 per person and may be made by calling 869-1451, Ext. 7.

The Phantom of the Opera won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The show, which opened on Broadway in January 1988, is based on the classic novel Le Fantome de l'Opera by Gaston Leroux.

The Phantom of the Opera will play Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Other than special reserved seat tickets for opening night, the price to attend this musical ranges from $25 to $67.50. Tickets are available at the Civic Center Box Office and select Homeland locations. To charge by telephone, call 297-2264.

This is a "biggie" theatrical event for Oklahoma and you won't want to miss seeing at least one performance of it.

Cowboys of Color

Coming to the James H. Norick Arena at State Fair Park at 8 p.m. Saturday will be the Ford Motor Co. Cowboys of Color Invitational Rodeo and it's got everything from ceremonial dancers and trick ropers to all that traditional stuff.

The fun begins at 8 p.m. with tickets at $10 for children general admission, $15 for children box seats, $12 for adult general admission and $17 for adult box seats. Tickets will be on sale after noon Saturday in the Coliseum Box Office. Groups of 20 or more may receive a $2 discount on general admission tickets.

More than 300 African-American, Hispanic, European and American Indian cowboys and cowgirls will be competing for cash prizes in traditional rodeo events, including barrel racing and steer wrestling. Boys and girls aged 16 and under also will compete in junior calf roping and junior barrel racing.

Proceeds from the rodeo will benefit the National Cowboys of Color Museum and Hall of Fame at the Renaissance Cultural Center of Fort Worth. Sponsors of the Rodeo are Oklahoma Ford Dealers, Radio Shack, Coors, Proline and Clear Channel Communications.

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