SWOSU Announces Panorama Lineup for 2008-09


A show from Broadway, comedian Chelsea Handler, The Fab Four Beatles group and Animal Planet host Jeff Corwin highlight the 2008-09 Panorama series at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

Four events are planned during the year, according to Panorama Committee Chairman Brian Adler. They are:

  • October 7 - Revolution...Theatre for the MTV Generation
  • November 3 - Tales from the Field with Jeff Corwin
  • March 7 - Comedian Chelsea Handler
  • April 14 - The Fab Four Tribute to The Beatles

All events begin at 7:30 p.m. and all events will be at the Fine Arts Center on the SWOSU campus.


Jeff Corwin
Jeff Corwin

Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handler

The Fab Four
The Fab Four

Driven by the power of rock and the heartbeat of percussion, Revolution on October 7 will combine live music and some of the world’s best Irish and tap dancing. The ensemble of dancers direct from Broadway is joined by a four-piece band and live video to create an energetic event.  

Emmy winner Jeff Corwin has been working for the conservation of endangered species and ecosystems around the world since he was a teenager. Animal Planet audiences best Corwin as host of The Jeff Corwin Experience. His program on November 11 at SWOSU will feature exotic animals and audience members will be called on-stage to interact with the animals and Corwin during the show.

Comedian Chelsea Handler will be at SWOSU on March 7. The nightly TV host of “Chelsea Lately” is a fast-rising star who has a wide following. She recently wrote a popular book entitled “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea.”  Handler has also been a correspondent on the Tonight Show as well as co-host of The View.

The final Panorama event of the 2008-09 year will be a performance by The Fab Four in a tribute to The Beatles. The Fab Four just recently performed at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas and has performed numerous times at the Las Vegas Hilton. The show includes three costume changes representing every era of The Beatles.

Tickets for Revolution go on sale August 1. Advance tickets for the event are $10 for SWOSU students and $20 for non-SWOSU students. Advance tickets for groups of 15 or more are $10. All tickets at the door will be $30.

Admission to the Jeff Corwin event is free.

Advance tickets for Chelsea Handler will go on sale January 7. Advance tickets are $15 for SWOSU students and $25 for non-SWOSU students. All tickets at the door will be $30.

Advance tickets for The Fab Four will go on sale February 16. Advance tickets are $10 for SWOSU students and $20 for non-SWOSU students. All tickets at the door will be $30.

Tickets will be available at the SWOSU Public Relations & Marketing Office, Room 205 of the Administration Building, and at the SWOSU Business Office, Room 109 of the Administration Building. Tickets can also be purchased with a credit card by calling 580.774.3019.

SWOSU’s Panorama series has been bringing outstanding events to the Weatherford campus since 1991. Panorama is partially supported by an endowed lectureship sponsored by SBC.

Additional information about the Panorama series is available by calling the SWOSU Public Relations & Marketing Office at 580.774.3063.