Next stage

And unlike, say, Broadway’s debacle of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” the stage is set for a rosy year.

“Around the country, there’s been some real challenges, but in Oklahoma City, we’ve been really blessed to have great support and a real appreciation for the arts,” says Larry Payton, Celebrity Attractions president. “For Oklahoma, the arts — particularly theater — have been doing well. I think, hopefully, we’re over the challenging times of a couple years before.”

Mark your calendars and/or BlackBerries; here’s an at-a-glance look for what’s on tap in the 2011-12 theater season.

Carpenter Square Theatre
Oct. 14-Nov. 5: “Dark Matters”
Nov. 25-Dec. 17: “A Fox on the Fairway” 

Jan. 13-Feb. 4: “A Steady Rain”
Feb. 24-March 19: “Aliens with Extraordinary Skills”
April 6-28: “These Shining Lives”
May 18-June 9: “Distracted”
June 19-July 21: “End Days”

Celebrity Attractions
Oct. 17-29: “Girls Night: The Musical”
Nov. 8-13: “Memphis”
Jan. 17-22: “The Addams Family”
Feb. 15-18: “Mamma Mia!”
March 13-18: “Stomp”
May 1-6: “Fiddler on the Roof”

Ghostlight Theatre Club
Oct. 14-Nov. 5: “The Man from Earth”
Dec. 9-17: “Screw the Eggnog, Pass the Rum: Eggnog
3-D with a Vengeance!”
Feb. 17-March 10: “The Credeaux Canvas”
May 4-26: “An Impending Rupture of the Belly”

Jewel Box Theatre
Oct. 6-30: “The Broken Statue”

Nov. 17-Dec. 11: “Flaming Idiots”
Jan. 19-Feb. 12: “Black Comedy”
March 1-25: “Sherlock Holmes and the
Hound of the Baskervilles”
April 12-May 6: “Around the World in Eighty Days”

Lyric Theatre
Oct. 12-22: “Altar Boyz”
Dec. 9-Dec. 31: “A Christmas Carol”
Jan. 25-Feb. 11: “Xanadu”
March 28-April 14: “Spring Awakenings”
June 26-30: “Bye Bye Birdie”
July 10-14: “Sweet Charity”
July 13-28: “A Year with Frog & Toad”
July 24-28: “Call Me Madam”

Oklahoma City Ballet
Oct. 22-23: “Coppelia”
Dec. 9-18: “The Nutcracker”
Feb. 11-12: “The Firebird”
April 20-22: “The Wizard of Oz”

Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre
Oct. 1-2: “The Last Night of Ballyhoo”
Nov. 11-20: “Next to Normal”
Feb. 10-19: “My Fair Lady”
May 11-20: “Lend Me a Tenor”

Oklahoma City
Theatre Company
Oct. 1-2: “Quilters”
Oct. 21-Nov. 6: “Buried Child”
Dec. 2-18: “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”
Feb. 3-19: “Same Time, Next Year”
March 9-25: “Gypsy”
April 13-29: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”
June 1-9: “Salvage”

The Pollard Theatre
Oct. 14-Nov. 5: “Drood: The Mystery of Edwin Drood”
Nov. 25-Dec. 23: “A Territorial Christmas Carol”
Feb. 3-25: “Laughter on the 23rd Floor”
April 6-May 5: “Legally Blonde: The Musical”
June 8-30: “La Cage aux Folles”

Poteet Theatre
Oct. 1-9: “The Importance of Being Earnest”
Nov. 11-27: “Annie”

Reduxion Theatre Company
Nov. 3-19: “Hamlet”
Feb. 9-25: “Much Ado About Nothing”
May 10-26: “Sense and Sensibility”

Sooner Theatre
Nov. 25-Dec. 11: “Joseph and the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat”

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