September is kickoff time – not only for football but for myriad performing arts companies around Oklahoma.

In Tulsa, Signature Symphony’s shows include The Wonderful Music of Oz on Sept. 6 and Classics – Tchaikovsky 5 on Sept. 28 at the TCC Van Trease PACE. The world-renowned Tulsa Ballet presents Creations in Studio K from Sept. 12 to 22, with works by choreographers Ma Cong, Garrett Smith and Val Caniparoli in the company’s Studio K Theater. On Sept. 14 at the Performing Arts Center, the Tulsa Symphony begins its season with Classics I: Opening Night Gala Concert with guest Rachel Barton Pine. Celebrity Attractions rounds out the month with the musical Les Misérables from Sept. 24 to 29 at the PAC.

Oklahoma City boasts shows aplenty. Based on the 1977 interviews between former President Richard Nixon and TV host David Frost, Lyric Theatre’s Frost/Nixon runs Sept 4-22 at Lyric at the Plaza. Romance and music fill the air when the Four Italian Tenors perform Sept. 12 at Edmond’s Armstrong Auditorium. The Oklahoma City Philharmonic offers Oklahoma Stories: Kilpatrick and Beethoven on Sept. 14 at the Civic Center Music Hall. You can catch OKC Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof, also at Civic Center Music Hall, from Sept. 24 to 29.

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