Northeastern State University's River City Players begin their 2019 summer season shows on June 13 and tickets are on sale now. "60s Rock & Roll" and "60s Country" will be performed in the NSU Playhouse through Aug. 3.
"60s Rock and Roll" will visit classic rock 'n' roll hits inspired by Elvis, The Supremes, Frankie Valli, Otis Redding and more. Audiences should be prepared to move and groove to the beat during performances on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays at 2 p.m.
"60s Country" will take the audience on a stroll down memory lane as the River City Players pay tribute to the era that produced country giants like Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, George Jones and Tammy Wynette. Performances of this show will be Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
The cast has both familiar and new faces this year.
Veteran River City performers include: Trico Blue, a fourth-year RCP performer from Tahlequah; Carly Johnson, a second-year RCP performer from Muskogee; Auburn Kirkhart, a second-year RCP performer from Fort Gibson; and Lyric Peterson, a fourth-year RCP performer from Tahlequah.
New River City performers include: D.J. Fortner, from Austin, Texas; Denver King, from Bixby; Libby McCormack, from Guthrie; Katelyn Morton, from Tahlequah; and Hagen Wano, from Guthrie.
Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for NSU alumni and employees, $10 for seniors, $7 for children. Discounts are available for groups of 12 or more.
"We are thrilled to be showcasing the talents of college students from around the state," Dr. Robyn Pursley, chair of Art and Drama, said. "It is an incredible professional summer-stock experience that we are able to offer these young artists and they are such a great group to work with."
The box office summer hours until June 11 are Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Beginning June 11, the hours will be Monday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information about the River City Players or to purchase tickets, call 918-444-4500 or visit www.nsuok.edu/si.