For either $15 or $20, today's side deal scores you a general-admission ticket to see an opening-week performance of the Lyric Theatre's Driving Miss Daisy at the Lyric at the Plaza (a $30 or $40 value, depending on the night).
If you're taking dance lessons in the Oklahoma City region, chances are your instructor was taught by Louis Macias. The fleet-footed dancer has been perfecting the craft since 1954, and his journey has included stops at the Arthur Murray studios and on stage opening for the legendary Frank Sinatra. Yolanda Macias is no slouch, either, having once competed professionally for the Dance Council of America. The couple passes on their moves at Macias' Dance Center, where their team of instructors teaches classic ballroom styles alongside popular dances such as salsa, cumbia, and bachata.
We offer: -"Mommy and Me" classes for 2 year olds. -Creative movement and primary level, devoted to 4-8 year olds. -Pre-professional training levels 1-4, for ages 8-20. -Community ballet for teens and adults that want to dance in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
The dance instructors at Academy of Dance Arts lead recreational and pre-professional classes in ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop for students ages two and older. They also teach fitness classes for teens and adults including Zumba, Pilates, and yoga.
The Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre brings treasured plays to the Oklahoma stage, presenting varied seasons of stalwart standbys and modern classics. Theatergoers will feast curtain-starved eyes on Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize–winning Biloxi Blues, a semiautobiographical coming-of-age story set in an army training camp in 1940s Mississippi. An aspiring writer from Brooklyn, protagonist Eugene Jerome learns to cope with a hardnosed drill sergeant, deals with his first taste of anti-Semitism, and falls in love over the course of his basic training, turning his developing writer's eye on the comedy and poignancy of becoming an adult. The show, similar to diaries of a student's first year at a distant clown college, is by turns both hilarious and touching.
For 27 years, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park has entertained patrons of al fresco drama with works by the Bard and other noted playwrights. This year's summer season returns to the newly renovated Myriad Botanical Gardens' Water Stage with two productions by William Shakespeare and one by Anton Chekhov. Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor kicks off the season with a jovial love triangle set in Elizabethan middle-class society (June 16–July 9). Written in 1895, Chekhov's The Seagull inundates audiences with the romantic and artistic conflicts of four diverse main characters conveyed through melodramatic subtext and semaphore arm movements (July 14–30). A Midsummer Night's Dream closes out the season with the classic comedic tale that intertwines the lives of mischievous fairies, stern parents, and young couples in love (August 4–September 3).