OC says 'Hooray for Love' at Valentine Cabaret

OC says 'Hooray for Love' at Valentine Cabaret

The Oklahoma Christian University Music Department will present the 24th-annual Valentine Cabaret dinner theater Feb. 14-16.

This year’s Cabaret theme is “Hooray for Love: Highlights from the Great American Songbook.” Fourteen pieces written by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen and Burt Bacharach will be performed. Classics include “The Man I Love,” “I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good),” and “If I Only Had A Brain.” 

The Cabaret will begin at 6 p.m. each night with its signature candlelight dinner in the McIntosh Conservatory in OC’s Garvey Center. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. in the adjacent Adams Recital Hall.

The dinner menu features a tossed green salad, Chicken Cordon Bleu with a rice pilaf and grilled vegetable mélange. Triple chocolate cake and strawberry topped cheesecake will be served for dessert. 

This is the first Cabaret since longtime Chorale director Dr. Ken Adams retired in 2012. The Adams Recital Hall is named for him and his wife Lindy in honor of their contributions to OC’s Music Department over the past 40 years.

Chad Anderson will direct this year’s Cabaret alongside Eric Grigg, music director and pianist, with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic’s Larry Moore on bass. Anderson is a 1998 OC graduate and has directed nearly a dozen Homecoming musicals and Valentine Cabarets at his alma mater.

The Cabaret cast includes OC students Kirby Allen, Kalee Floyd, Hannah Faye Foster, Ryan Gonzales, Alyssa Jackson, Jabbarri Jones, Reece Kingcade, Stephanie Loyd, Rebecca Moran, Sarah Risley, Sean Steele, Lane Wheeler, Lauren Wheeler, Brian Wilcox, Moriah Willing and Tommy Winberry.

Tickets are $7 for the show and $20 for the dinner and the show. To purchase tickets or request more information, call (405) 425-5530 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.