(STILLWATER, Okla.)-- The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts announces tickets for its 2023-2024
season are on sale August 1. The season includes an impressive lineup of performances by the New York
Philharmonic, touring Broadway musicals The Book of Mormon and Come From Away, cellist Yo-Yo Ma,
country superstar Martina McBride, and more. Tickets to The Book of Mormon will be available August 8.
The performing arts center’s fifth season kicks off in September 2023 with American Idol winner Scotty
McCreery and concludes in April 2024 with a concert by the award-winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma, performing
with long-time collaborator, pianist Kathryn Stott. Other noteworthy performances include Broadway
tours of the musicals The Book of Mormon, Come From Away, and Pretty Woman, and a special
Valentine’s Day concert with film and Broadway star Sutton Foster. Returning for another popular holiday
movie-in-concert is the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, this time performing the score to How the Grinch
Stole Christmas, starring Jim Carrey. Also returning is the center’s annual Chamber Music residency,
which will feature four pianists for a “Piano Spectacular” program. In addition to the public concert, the
weeklong residency includes a private concert for donors followed by an onstage Soirée dinner with the
artists, a youth concert for school children, and multiple masterclasses for music students at Oklahoma
State University (OSU).
“This season’s lineup has been curated to intentionally offer top-tier talent in a variety of genres,” said
Mark Blakeman, The McKnight Center’s Marilynn and Carl Thoma Executive Director. “The McKnight
Center continues to attract world-class performances to Stillwater and we are excited to inspire those in
our community and region with our diverse season of music, Broadway entertainment, and more.”
The full 2023-2024 season at The McKnight Center includes:
● American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery – Fri., Sept. 15, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
● New York Philharmonic “Bright Night Gala Concert” – Fri., Sept. 22, 2023, at 6 p.m.
● New York Philharmonic “Saturday Night at the Movies” – Sat., Sept. 23, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
● New York Philharmonic “New World Symphony” – Sun., Sept. 24, 2023, at 2 p.m.
● Chris Botti – Fri., Oct. 13, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
● Pretty Woman – The Musical – Tues., Oct. 31 & Wed., Nov 1, 2023, at 7:30 PM
● Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox: Life in the Past Lane Tour - Fri., Nov. 3, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
● How the Grinch Stole Christmas In Concert with the Tulsa Symphony – Thurs., Nov. 30, 2023, at 7
● Martina McBride: The Joy of Christmas Tour – Sat., Dec. 2, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
● Come From Away – Tues., Jan. 23 & Wed., Jan 24, 2024, at 7:30 PM
● 1964 The Tribute – Fri., Feb. 9, 2024, at 7:30 p.m.
● An Evening with Sutton Foster – Wed., Feb 14, 2024, at 7:30 p.m.
● The Duke Ellington Orchestra – Sun., Feb 25, 2024, at 3 p.m.
● Chamber Music: Piano Spectacular – Sun., March 3, 2024, at 3 p.m.
● The Cameraman: Silent Film with Organist Peter Krasinski – Sun., March 10, 2024, at 3 p.m.
● The Book of Mormon – Mon., Apr. 1 & Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2024, at 7:30 PM
● Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott – Fri., Apr. 5, 2024, at 7:30 p.m.
All performances are presented in the center’s intimately sized Performance Hall, which seats 1,098. No
seat is more than 100 feet from the stage, giving the audience an up close and personal experience with
artists who typically perform in much larger venues.
Concert goers are invited to enhance their experience at The McKnight Center by arriving early for
certain concerts. Most classical music programs include Preludes, the center’s free pre-concert
conversations with visiting artists. Guests can gain insight into the music and artists, meant to deepen
their enjoyment of the concert.
Community members are also invited to arrive early for Pep Rally tailgate parties held in the center’s
outdoor plaza. The Pep Rally concert series includes three diverse and thrilling performances – country
star Scotty McCreery, jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, and the innovative and vintage-inspired Postmodern
Jukebox – all scheduled for the Friday before OSU home football games. Pre-concert tailgate parties
include food trucks, entertainment and games, appearances by the OSU Cowboy Marching Band, Pistol
Pete, BB the mini-horse and guests from OSU Athletics. Pep Rally visitors can purchase a ticket to
experience the concert inside, or are invited to watch a live simulcast of the concert on the plaza’s
32-foot LED viewing screen.
To purchase tickets, visit www.mcknightcenter.org or contact the box office at 405.755.9999. For more
information or to schedule interviews, contact Sam Powell at sam@six-pr.com or 918.857.1750.
About The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at Oklahoma State University
is a world-class epicenter for the arts dedicated to attracting celebrated national and international programs with notable
performing arts productions and artists. The McKnight Center is an expression of Oklahoma State University's commitment to
the arts to inspire and transform lives through artistic excellence, creative experiences, and impactful learning opportunities. To
learn more, visit mcknightcenter.org.