Each year Texas A&M University holds an event infused with culture that brings together an exciting mix of performing arts, including Broadway shows and live music. This year is no exception, with an impressive lineup from The King and I and Finding Neverland to Frankenstein and The Boston Pops. If you’re looking to catch a great show while you’re in the Texas area, then take a look at what you can anticipate during this year’s OPAS.
A Tribute to Pop Culture
Sure to draw a crowd, The Boston Pops, combine nostalgia and entertainment to take you on a journey through the best movie scores. The orchestra is a classic favorite since it reaches a large audience and sparks memories by showcasing songs that span the eras. Scores include E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Harry Potter.
Classics of the Curtain
One thing you can always expect from the OPAS is an impressive lineup of musicals and plays. This year you can see beasts come to life in the chilling tale of Frankenstein, travel across the world in The King & I, sing along to your favorite songs in The Sound of Music, and feel like a kid again in Finding Neverland. Discover the full performance schedule here.
Bagpipes with Attitude
In search of something modern and unique? Get a ticket to see the Red Hot Chilli Pipers light up the stage with their Scottish-inspired rock. The group fuses traditional pipe tunes with contemporary rock hits like Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” to bring an electrifying show that will keep you on your toes.
Dinner and a Show
Combine your show with dinner at local eatery, Brazos Proper Texas Kitchen, who offer a special prix-fixe menu for guests attending the OPAS. Located right around the corner from Rudder Theater in the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, it’s a convenient and delicious destination to start your evening.