Local News

May 13, 2012


Chickasha area audiences will get an opportunity to see the original musical honored by the Kennedy Center National Theater Festival as one of the best in the nation when “Flipside: The Patti Page Story,” comes  to USAO.

The performances will take place at 7:30 p.m., May 24TH at USAO’s Te Ata Memorial Auditorium.           

“We are absolutely thrilled to be bringing ‘Flipside’ to Chickasha,” said Greg White, director of UCO’s Broadway Tonight Series and both the writer and director of the show.       

“Since the premiere of the show at Central last year, ‘Flipside’ has been very well received by many, which I couldn’t be happier about.  It’s exciting to bring the production back to where it all began,” he continued.           

The production was recently recognized by the Kennedy Center at the Kennedy Center National Theater Festival, earning 18 national awards including outstanding musical, outstanding director of a musical (White), outstanding sound design (Sun Hee Kil, UCO Sound Designer/Engineer) and outstanding performance by an actress (Haley Jane Pierce, Central alumna) among various other national awards.      The Kennedy Center National Theater Festival is a national theater program involving approximately 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide, which has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theater in the United States.  It is an incredible honor to be recognized at the festival.           

“We are humbled and honored to be recognized by the Kennedy Center for our production of ‘Flipside.’  It just goes to show that Central’s music theatre division is doing great things and is nationally very competitive,” White said.           

The performances of “Flipside” are a part of the Oklahoma tour of the production, which is taking place during the whole month of May.  The tour includes performances at UCO and in Claremore, Miami, Chickasha, Muskogee and Edmond.           

After the tour, White hopes that the production will continue to “live and breathe” and has aspirations for it to become an off-Broadway production.

Call for ticket information at 405-974-3375 or at USAO 405-224-3140



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