After a year of virtual programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OPAS officials are proud to announce that the organization will be back in Rudder Auditorium and Rudder Theatre at Texas A&M University for the 2021-2022 season. OPAS Executive Director Anne Black revealed the blueprint for how the 49th season will work at a special media event on Thursday, May 27, from the outdoor stage at Brookshire Brothers in College Station.
Carrying a theme of “Let’s Get Together,” the fall season will include three concerts in Rudder Auditorium, including one by a Tony Award® nominated actor. The fall lineup will also feature a musical theater piece starring a second Tony-nominated actor in Rudder Theatre. Those events will be announced on June 10, 2021. Season ticket holders from the 2019-2020 season will have the chance to renew their tickets to the fall programs by June 30, with single tickets going on sale to the general public on July 15.
The spring lineup will include five Broadway national touring musicals coming to Rudder from February – April 2022. OPAS will announce those programs on September 15, 2021. Tickets to the spring events will go on sale to the general public on November 22 – just in time for the holiday shopping season!
Anne Black explains, “As you can imagine, the performing arts industry and the live performance business were turned upside down last year and the recovery has been daunting. Agents and producers whom we have been doing business with for years have shifted and, in some cases, shuttered altogether.” She continues, “Because of the delays in getting tours together and concern for the safety of touring casts, crews and patrons, split-week tours are confirming a little bit later than usual. The vast majority of them are using the fall and early winter to rehearse in anticipation of spring 2022 tour launches.”
While there aren’t Broadway shows on the fall lineup, OPAS is bringing concerts by Tony Award-nominated Broadway and West End performers. Plus, OPAS patrons can expect a very joyful message at the end of November with a roof-raising holiday concert by an internationally renowned vocal ensemble.
Black summarizes, “We started the pandemic with a simple message about the healing power of the arts. We kept that belief close to our hearts when considering what programs to put on the stage this fall. It is our hope that patrons will join us back in Rudder for all four of these events because each carries a special message of coming together.”
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