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Abstract exhibit planned for Hideoutart

If you love abstract paintings, there's a show for you beginning next week at Hideoutart.

"Abstract My Walls," featuring the works of Tari Underwood, will be on exhibit Feb. 28 through March 31 at 911 W Britton Road.

An opening reception will be at 5 p.m. Friday.

For more information, call 405-760-0683.

UCO presents award-winning musical ‘Nine’

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma School of Music will present the Tony Award-winning musical “Nine” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27-29 and 2 p.m. March 1 at Mitchell Hall Theatre.

A musical adaptation of Frederico Fellini’s film “8½,” “Nine” centers on Italian film director Guido Contini. While facing a midlife crisis, he struggles creatively on his next project, which entangles him in a web of romantic difficulties.

Tickets are $15-$25 and can be purchased at or by calling 974-3375. This production features mature themes including nudity and sexual content, explicit language, violence, drug references, gunshots and strobe lights.

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SWOSU to stage opera ‘Alcina’

WEATHERFORD — Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Opera Workshop will present Handel’s “Alcina” Feb. 29-March 1.

The SWOSU Department of Music event will feature the three acts of the opera and involve several groups and students, including the SWOSU Symphony Orchestra, Southwestern Singers and selected vocal soloists.

Shows are at 7 p.m. Feb. 29 and 3 p.m. March 1 in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

The opera will be presented in Italian with projected translations.

OCU dance company presents ‘Broadway Revue’

Oklahoma City University’s American Spirit Dance Company will celebrate American dance from Broadway to Hollywood as they present this year’s “Broadway Revue” March 12-14 in Kirkpatrick Auditorium, 2501 N Blackwelder Ave.

Dancers hail from OCU’s Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment, the nation’s premiere musical theater and commercial dance program.

Show times are 8 p.m. March 12 and 13, and 2 and 8 p.m. March 14. For tickets, call 405-208-5227 or go to

Theater students win big at national festival

Students from KidsAlive! won national awards and earned recognition at the 2020 Junior Theater Festival West Feb. 7-9 in Sacramento, California. The festival united 2,200 students and educators from across the U.S. and internationally.

KidsAlive! won a Freddie G Excellence in Dance award. Educator Chad Haney was selected for the 11th annual Freddie G Fellowship.

Students Carter Haney, Crayton Haney and Miranda McLean received callbacks for future choreography shoots to be taped in New York City this summer. Crayton Haney and Dylan Howard were named to the Junior Theater Festival All-Stars, performing a song during the closing ceremony for all attendees.

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Reception set for Youth Art Month show

DUNCAN — “Take a Journey Through Art” is the national theme for this year's Youth Art Month Spotlight at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, 1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway. A come-and-go public reception is 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 5.

Art from numerous area high schools will be displayed in the main exhibit room March 1-31 as the the artistic accomplishments of students from Duncan, FAME Academy in Meridian, Comanche, Marlow and Rush Springs are recognized. This is the 10th year for the Heritage Center to serve as a regional site.

For more information, call 580-252-6692.

— Erica Smith, for The Oklahoman