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The Sooner Theatre and Hal Smith Restaurant Group present the 5th annual VOICE OF THE HEARTLAND talent competition which will benefit The Studio of The Sooner Theatre, the theatre’s performing arts academy. This year’s proceeds will help finishing to fund the new location for Studio classes in Downtown Norman.

The Voice of the Heartland vocal competition is  open to three age groups,
7 - 12 years old
13 - 17 years old
18 years and up

Registration for The Voice of the Heartland vocal competition will be available online at beginning August 15, 2018. There is a $35 non-refundable entry fee for all applicants. The deadline to enter is September 17, 2018

The grand prize winner of The Voice Of The Heartland competition will receive a cash prize, along with the winners in each age category! Grand prize winner will also receive other great prizes and a chance to open a Sooner Theatre concert. 

The competition and Final Round event is sponsored by The Hal Smith Restaurant Group, Red Rock Canyon Grill, Hal and Sandy Smith, and Southwind Hills Event Barn. Media Support is provided by KFOR Oklahoma's News 4 and Cleveland County Lifestyle Magazine.

Tickets to The Voice Of The Heartland Semi-finals are $15 each and can be purchased at
or the door, Monday, September 24 beginning at 6 pm. 



Book by
Thomas Meehan & Mark O'Donnell
Music by
Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by
Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman

Based on the New Line Cinema film, written and directed by John Waters

You can't stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl's inspiring dream to dance.

The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.

It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network... all without denting her 'do!

Individual Tickets:
Star Circle $30
Main Floor $25


Book by Joseph Robinette
Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, and upon In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash written by Jean Shepherd
Produced with permission of Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Dalfie Entertainment.

December 7-9 & 14-16, 2018 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!! This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie's friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others. The delightfully versatile score ranges from gentle ballads to show-stopping full-ensemble numbers such as "Ralphie to the Rescue!", "A Major Award," "Sticky Situation," "Up on Santa's Lap," "Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana" and the inevitable "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!" A Christmas Story, The Musical will bring an exciting new dimension to those who have seen the movie and will certainly stand on its own for those who haven't. 

Individual Tickets:
Star Circle $33
Main Floor $28
Children (12 and under) $15

Media Support provided by KFOR Oklahoma's News 4

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois



By Dan Goggin
At The Studio of The Sooner Theatre Event Center
110 E Main
Norman, OK  73069 

June 6-9, 2019

Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease.” Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns,tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon.

General Admission Tickets: $20