COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) -They say life begins at 50, and now that MSC OPAS is fifty and fabulous, let the party begin.
MSC OPAS has a lot to celebrate as it announces its 50th anniversary season on Wednesday night at a special event at MSC’s TAMU Bethancourt Ballroom.
Fifty years is a long time when you produce the best in theatre, music and dance. Since 1972, Texas A&M University’s MSC OPAS has provided programs that enlighten, entertain and inspire audiences in the Brazos Valley and Lonely State.
Anne Black, Managing Director of MSC OPAS has been part of the good times for 38 years. She says she is proud of the past and looks forward to the next 50 years.
” It was wonderful. I mean being in College Station, Texas and having the kind of entertainment that we have in that community is really pretty amazing,” Black said. “We are very excited about the programs we offer. “My vision is that we continue to grow. There are plans to build a new performing arts center and I think it will give us opportunities that we haven’t had. I imagine OPAS and all the arts in this community exploding over the next fifty years.
For the past fifty years, MSC OPAS has brought the best in entertainment to the Texas A&M campus. Hit performances like Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Bandstand and Chicago.
OPAS Board President-Elect Tracy Corrier says she is excited about the future and the lineup of shows being presented in the Brazos Valley.
“With everything that’s happened over the past two years, we’ve had to take a break and now we have an exciting new roster,” Corrier said.
A full list of upcoming shows is below.
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Programming for the 50th season
Ann Cobb Wiatt Main Stage Series
Neil Berg’s 50 years of rock’n’roll
September 27 and 28, 2022 • 7:30 p.m. • Rudder Auditorium
November 15 and 16, 2022 • 7:30 p.m. • Rudder Auditorium
MY FAIR LADY The Lincoln Center Production
December 6 and 7, 2022 • 7:30 p.m. • Rudder Auditorium
THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY
January 31 and February 1, 2023 • 7:30 p.m. • Rudder Auditorium
February 21 and 22, 2023 • 7:30 p.m. • Rudder Auditorium
March 28 and 29, 2023 • 7:30 p.m. • Rudder Auditorium
Intimate Encounter Series
THE OTHER MOZART
October 13, 2022 • 7:30 p.m. • Rudder Theater
SWINGLE SINGERS HOLIDAY
December 1, 2022 • 7:30 p.m. • Rudder Theater
LUCY LOVES DESI: A funny thing happened on the way to the sitcom
January 25, 2023 • 7:30 p.m. • Rudder Theater
Singular Sensations Series
BACK HOME: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN DENVER
October 25, 2022 • 7:30 p.m. • Rudder Auditorium
DUBLIN IRISH DANCE
February 16, 2023 • 7:30 p.m. • Rudder Auditorium
OUR PLANET: LIVE IN CONCERT
March 8, 2023 • 7:30 p.m. • Rudder Auditorium
Special family event
WINNIE THE POOH
October 1, 2022 • 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. • Rudder Theater
October 2, 2022 • 2:00 p.m. • Rudder Theater
The OPAS programs are made possible in part by hotel tax revenue funded by the City of College Station through the Brazos Valley Arts Council.
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