OPAS Announces Five Musicals For 2021-2022 Season

Line-up includes new dates for Season 47 cancellations of Beautiful, Fiddler on the Roof, and RENT plus, new musicals An Officer and a Gentleman and Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

COLLEGE STATION, TX: OPAS is pleased to announce that Broadway is heading back to Rudder Auditorium with five big musicals scheduled for the “Let’s Get Together” 2021-2022 season. After what will have been nearly two years without a Broadway national tour performance at Texas A&M University, blockbuster musicals get back to a sweet start with the family-friendly Broadway smash Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (November 9-10 • Sponsored by Blue Bell).

The new year brings even more Broadway programs. In 2022, OPAS welcomes Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (February 4-5 • Sponsored by Aggieland Credit Union), the 25th Anniversary Tour of RENT (February 16-17), an all-new musical based on the hit film An Officer and A Gentleman (March 8-9) and Fiddler on the Roof (March 28-29 • Sponsored by Brookshire Brothers).

In addition to the Broadway line-up, OPAS is also announcing a performance on the Intimate Gatherings series (sponsored by Comfort Keepers). The newly added program to that series, performed in Rudder Theatre, is a one-night-only concert by The Queen’s Cartoonists on March 24. Hailing from Queens, New York, The Queen’s Cartoonists is comprised of six world-class musicians performing a concert filled with music from classic cartoons and contemporary animation – synchronized to video projections of the original films!

OPAS Executive Director Anne Black explains, “In the spring of 2020, the pandemic hit just before our three big musicals were to be in Rudder as part of the “Tapestry” season – Beautiful, Fiddler on the Roof and RENT. The buzz centered around those musicals was positively palpable. So, we are thrilled these three musicals are back on the schedule.” She continues, “But that’s not all. After more than a year of no Broadway shows, three musicals just aren’t enough. That’s why we also have two new musicals on the season, both based on films, An Officer and a Gentleman and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”

The MSC Box Office will begin taking ticket orders for season ticket packages and single tickets on Monday, September 20 at 9 AM (979-845-1234 • boxoffice.tamu.edu). Packages include a build-your-own Broadway four-pack starting as low as $110.

Tickets to the previously announced concerts by Michael Cavanaugh, J. Robert Spencer (7000 Miles to Broadway), The Kingdom Choir and The Barricade Boys are already on sale at the box office. For more information about all OPAS performances and ticket options, please visit www.MSCOPAS.org. Black summarizes, “Now more than ever, ticket purchases and donations help ensure the future of OPAS. And remember, this is our 49th season. Wait until you see what we have in store for the upcoming 50th anniversary season of OPAS!”

MSC OPAS Re-Schedules The Barricade Boys
Performance for April 7, 2022

The concert originally scheduled to open the 2021-2022 OPAS season will now close the season!

COLLEGE STATION, TX/TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY: Due to current international travel restrictions, the cast and crew of The Barricade Boys are unable to travel to the United States at this time. Their performance, originally scheduled to open the OPAS “Let’s Get Together” season on September 14, has been postponed to Thursday, April 7, 2022 in Rudder Auditorium. All Barricade Boys tickets will be automatically moved to the new date. Tickets already distributed are automatically valid for the new date. Current ticketholders do not need to do anything.

OPAS Executive Director Anne Black states, “While we are obviously disappointed by this news, we understand that these are the times we are in right now and we continue to remain flexible. The artists’ health and safety are of most importance.” Black continues, “We look forward to getting back together in Rudder in October with the rock n’ roll sounds of Broadway star Michael Cavanaugh.”  

The remainder of the already announced 2021 fall programs will go on as scheduled. The 49th season will now open on October 20 with the concert starring Tony Award nominee Michael Cavanaugh performing the hits of Billy Joel and Elton John. 

The Broadway blockbuster musicals heading to the Brazos Valley as part of the OPAS 49th season will be announced on September 15. That news will come with the announcement of an additional Intimate Gatherings performance for the spring of 2022 as well. Broadway ticket packages and single tickets will on sale on Monday, September 20 at the MSC Box Office at 9 AM.