(STILLWATER, Okla.)-- The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at Oklahoma State University announces Acoustic Rooster’s Barnyard Boogie: Starring Indigo Blume to perform on March 11. Part of the center’s Family Series lineup for the 2022-2023 season, the performance is designed for ages four and up. The lively musical is a mashup of two of best-selling author Kwame Alexander’s beloved children’s books; Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band and Indigo Blume and the Garden City.

Created by the Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour in Washington, D.C., Acoustic Rooster’s Barnyard Boogie: Starring Indigo Blume brings the talent and professionalism that audiences expect from the Kennedy Center to Oklahoma.

“We’re thrilled to align ourselves with the Kennedy Center brand to share this heartfelt musical with Oklahoma families,” said Mark Blakeman, the Marilynn and Carl Thoma Executive Director of The McKnight Center. “The Kennedy Center has been producing works for young children for more than 30 years and their performances have inspired audiences around the country.”

Transforming two children’s books into one 60-minute musical is the result of a collaboration between Alexander, writing partner, Mary Rand Hess, and long-time musical collaborator, Randy Preston. The result is a heartwarming story to help children process big emotions like being scared, being brave, and believing in yourself. Special guests like Duck Ellington, Ms. Dairy Parton, and Acoustic Rooster himself will have the whole family dancing in their seats.

“Acoustic Rooster and Indigo Blume are characters that are already cherished by young readers,” said Blakeman. “It will be a special treat for the families that have been sharing these stories together to see these characters come to life on our stage.”

The McKnight Center’s Family Series was created to invite young audiences to have fun experiencing live theater, music, and more. All ages are welcome.

Tickets to the March 11 performance are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.mcknightcenter.org or contact the box office at 405.744.9999.

For more information or to schedule interviews, contact Sam Powell at sam@six-pr.com or 918.857.1750.