Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center

Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center The Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center is dedicated to bringing art and culture to our community.
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The Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center is a place for artist to learn their craft and bring it to their community. The Center offers two stages: the Ataloa theatre which seats 1,089 patrons and the J. Chalmers Herman black box theatre that seats 75-100 patrons. The HBFFAC also has art studios, band and choral halls, piano classrooms, a photo, radio and HD television studio, and a fully equipped scene and costume shop for theatre!

Mission: To provide our community with an avenue to experience the arts, culture and live entertainment.

HBFFAC Quote of the Day by Georgia O'Keeffe #quoteoftheday #arts #hbffac
05/15/2019

HBFFAC Quote of the Day by Georgia O'Keeffe

#quoteoftheday #arts #hbffac

Good luck Vocal and Instrumental students on your Juries this week! We know that you are stressed, sleep deprived, and a...
05/06/2019

Good luck Vocal and Instrumental students on your Juries this week!
We know that you are stressed, sleep deprived, and are practicing hard to finish this semester strong!
Break a Leg, You are going to do great!
#ecu #hbffac #arts #finearts #music #instrumental #vocal #juries

05/02/2019

We will be having East End Eats tonight!

Don’t forget to come experience the Collage concert this evening! Starts at 7:30pm
04/26/2019

Don’t forget to come experience the Collage concert this evening! Starts at 7:30pm

Don't miss out on an opportunity to watch the East Central University Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band perform  next Sund...
04/18/2019

Don't miss out on an opportunity to watch the East Central University Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band perform
next Sunday, April 28th at 3:00 P.M.
#instrumental #ecu

It’s the 64th Annual Student Exhibit. Come visit and take a look at our students artwork. #art
04/17/2019

It’s the 64th Annual Student Exhibit.
Come visit and take a look at our students artwork.
#art

Theatre Students Malik Sharp and Andrew O’Neal working in one of our recording studios for a project. We are proud of ...
04/16/2019

Theatre Students Malik Sharp and Andrew O’Neal working in one of our recording studios for a project.
We are proud of our students working hard to finish this semester strong!

Do you want to be an ECU Tiger? Apply now! ECU students can be involved in many different clubs and organizations like E...
04/16/2019

Do you want to be an ECU Tiger? Apply now!
ECU students can be involved in many different clubs and organizations like ECU Showtime or Pride of Tigerland!
One more chance to see this music performance in Dorothy Summers, Wednesday at 7:30 P.M.

ECU Showtime members are so proud to be a Tiger!
Come see our showtime show Monday night at 7:30 and Wednesday at 7:30.
#showtime #decadesshow #ecu

30 minutes till showtime! Come see this great show.
04/13/2019

30 minutes till showtime! Come see this great show.

Ada Arts Council
04/12/2019

Ada Arts Council

The Ada Arts Council is now accepting applications for the Criswell and Wight Memorial Scholarships. The Criswell Memorial Scholarship for 2019 is in the amount of $850 to assist in continuing education in the arts: theater, dance, visual arts, music, creative writing. The Wight Scholarship is open to all high school seniors living in Pontotoc County and is designed to provide college assistance for students of the arts. The amount of the Wight scholarship for 2019 is $400.

For more information on donating to AAC or for scholarship applications, please email: [email protected]. Deadline is April 15th.

04/11/2019

Come see All the Great Books (Abridged) tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday at 7:30pm. It is a student directed show! The cast is wonderful and hilarious!! The show is in the Chalmers theater in Hallie Brown.

Meet the cast of All the Great Books (Abridged) Malik Sharp, Taylor Packwood and Amanda Daniel. Opening night is Thursda...
04/09/2019

Meet the cast of All the Great Books (Abridged)
Malik Sharp, Taylor Packwood and Amanda Daniel.
Opening night is Thursday at 7:30 P.M in Chalmers Theatre. It’s free with an ECU Student/Faculty Staff ID!
#allthegreatbooksabridged #halliebrownfordfineartscenter #ecu

04/09/2019
AdaFest

AdaFest

"Sister" by The Nixons...

I know you are studying hard for the end of the semester, but take a break from those textbooks and come study All the G...
04/08/2019

I know you are studying hard for the end of the semester, but take a break from those textbooks and come study All the Great Books ( Abridged) this week! Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 P.M in Chalmers Theater.
It's going to be a great show!

Come grab some Nacho Biznez for lunch and join us on the plaza today for the Art Department’s Steamroller Festival! Le...
04/04/2019

Come grab some Nacho Biznez for lunch and join us on the plaza today for the Art Department’s Steamroller Festival! Learn about about this fascinating print making process!

Tonight is the night! This year's Guest Speaker is Tracy K. Smith. She will speaking in Ataloa at 6:30 p.m. There will b...
04/04/2019

Tonight is the night! This year's Guest Speaker is Tracy K. Smith. She will speaking in Ataloa at 6:30 p.m. There will be a book signing afterwards in the lobby.
We hope to see you tonight for this great event!
14th Annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival is April 4th through the 6th.

1 week till Opening Night of All the Great Books Abridged! Directed by Trey Shofner. Stage Managed by Andrew O’Neal. C...
04/03/2019

1 week till Opening Night of All the Great Books Abridged! Directed by Trey Shofner. Stage Managed by Andrew O’Neal. Cast includes Amanda Daniel ,Taylor Packwood , and Malik Sharp.
We are currently selling tickets at the ECU Box Office every afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. There is limited seating for this show so hurry now and reserve your tickets!
#allthegreatbooksabridged #theatre #ecu #halliebrownfordfineartscenter

4 hours till Aquila Theatre’s production of Frankenstein at 7:30 P.M. at the HBFFAC! Tonight's show is going to astoun...
03/11/2019

4 hours till Aquila Theatre’s production of Frankenstein at 7:30 P.M. at the HBFFAC! Tonight's show is going to astounding with a talented cast and technical masterpiece. You won't want to miss this show.

Tickets are $25 and we also have a special group discount! Call the ECU Box office and we can give you the details. Box office will open at 6:30 p.m. and House opens at 7:00 p.m.

🧟‍♂️👨🏼‍🔬🔥⚡️
#frankenstein #ecu #halliebrownfordfineartscenter #freetickets #boxoffice #production #theatre #adaartsdistrict #eastcentraluniversity

Our thoughts are with our fellow Tigers in Konawa during this tragic time.
03/09/2019

Our thoughts are with our fellow Tigers in Konawa during this tragic time.

Our thoughts are with our fellow Tigers in Konawa during this tragic time.

How well do you know the story of Frankenstein? 3 days till Aquila Theatre’s production of Frankenstein at 7:30 P.M. a...
03/08/2019

How well do you know the story of Frankenstein? 3 days till Aquila Theatre’s production of Frankenstein at 7:30 P.M. at the HBFFAC!

Tickets are $25 and we also have a special group discount! Call the ECU Box office and we can give you the details. This live show is an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Novel Frankenstein.

🧟‍♂️👨🏼‍🔬🔥⚡️
#frankenstein #ecu #halliebrownfordfineartscenter #freetickets #boxoffice #production #theatre #adaartsdistrict #eastcentraluniversity

4 more days till Aquila Theatre’s production of Frankenstein at 7:30 P.M. at the HBFFAC! This live show is an adaptati...
03/07/2019

4 more days till Aquila Theatre’s production of Frankenstein at 7:30 P.M. at the HBFFAC! This live show is an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Novel Frankenstein.
Tickets are $25 and we also have a special group discount! Call the ECU Box office and we can give you the details.
This is going to be an amazing show that you won't want to miss! Bring your friends and family to see this classic Horror story brought back to life. 🧟‍♂️👨🏼‍🔬🔥⚡️
#frankenstein #ecu #halliebrownfordfineartscenter #freetickets #boxoffice #production #theatre #adaartsdistrict #eastcentraluniversity

He's Alive! He's AAALLLIIIIIVVVEEEE!!!!!  Frankenstein's monster will rise from the dead in 5 days at 7:30 P.M. at the H...
03/06/2019

He's Alive! He's AAALLLIIIIIVVVEEEE!!!!! Frankenstein's monster will rise from the dead in 5 days at 7:30 P.M. at the HBFFAC!
Tickets are $25 and we also have a special group discount! Call the ECU Box office and we can give you the details. This live show is an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Novel Frankenstein.

This is going to be an amazing show that you won't want to miss! Bring your friends and family to see this classic Horror story brought back to life.
🧟‍♂️👨🏼‍🔬🔥⚡️
#frankenstein #ecu #halliebrownfordfineartscenter #freetickets #boxoffice #production #theatre #adaartsdistrict #eastcentraluniversity

6 days till Aquila Theatre’s production of Frankenstein at 7:30 P.M. at the HBFFAC! Have you purchased your tickets ye...
03/05/2019

6 days till Aquila Theatre’s production of Frankenstein at 7:30 P.M. at the HBFFAC! Have you purchased your tickets yet?

Tickets are $25 and we also have a special group discount! Call the ECU Box office and we can give you the details. This live show is an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Novel Frankenstein.

This is going to be an amazing show that you won't want to miss! Bring your friends and family to see this classic Horror story brought back to life.
🧟‍♂️👨🏼‍🔬🔥⚡️
#frankenstein #ecu #halliebrownfordfineartscenter #freetickets #boxoffice #production #theatre #adaartsdistrict #eastcentraluniversity

03/05/2019

I found a golden ticket! We hid our last set of tickets around ECU campus and Ada community today!
Good luck finding your lucky ticket!

To redeem your free ticket, you must locate a ticket, follow one of our social media accounts and bring the ticket to the ECU Box Office on the day of the show!

Frankenstein is next Monday at 7:30 P.M in the Ataloa theatre in HBFFAC If you don’t find a ticket, they are $25! 🧟‍♂️👨🏼‍🔬🔥⚡️
#frankenstein #ecu #halliebrownfordfineartscenter #freetickets #boxoffice #production #theatre #adaartsdistrict #eastcentraluniversity

1 week till Aquila Theatre’s production of Frankenstein at 7:30 P.M. at the HBFFAC! This live show is an adaptation of...
03/04/2019

1 week till Aquila Theatre’s production of Frankenstein at 7:30 P.M. at the HBFFAC! This live show is an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Novel Frankenstein.

Tickets are $25 and we also have a special group discount! Call the ECU Box office and we can give you the details.
This is going to be an amazing show that you won't want to miss! Bring your friends and family to see this classic Horror story brought back to life.
🧟‍♂️👨🏼‍🔬🔥⚡️
#frankenstein #ecu #halliebrownfordfineartscenter #freetickets #boxoffice #production #theatre #adaartsdistrict #eastcentraluniversity

14th Annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival is April 4th through the 6th. This year's Guest Speaker is Tracy K. Sm...
03/04/2019

14th Annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival is April 4th through the 6th.
This year's Guest Speaker is Tracy K. Smith. She will speaking in Ataloa at 6:30 p.m. There will be a book signing afterwards in the lobby.
We hope to see you at this great event!

ECU Instructor Kirk Palmer Named Oklahoma Collegiate Jazz Educator of the Year by OkMEA
02/15/2019
ECU Instructor Kirk Palmer Named Oklahoma Collegiate Jazz Educator of the Year by OkMEA

ECU Instructor Kirk Palmer Named Oklahoma Collegiate Jazz Educator of the Year by OkMEA

East Central University instructor Kirk Palmer was named Oklahoma Collegiate Jazz Educator of the Year it was recently announced at the Oklahoma Music Educators Association Winter Conference in Tulsa. Palmer has been the jazz band leader and trumpet...

Only 2 more chances to see ECU’s production of Man of La Mancha! These amazing photos of this production were taken by...
02/15/2019

Only 2 more chances to see ECU’s production of Man of La Mancha!
These amazing photos of this production were taken by ECU Student Tyler Rhoades .

ECU Theatre brings you the classic musical "Man of La Mancha" directed by Alan Marshall and featuring Dr. Richard Groetzinger as Don Quixote. The original Broadway production starred Richard Kiley and more recent revivals have starred Placido Domingo, Raul Julia, and Brian Stokes Mitchell in the lead role. It was also made into a movie with Peter O'Toole and Sophia Loren. The musical features songs like "the Impossible Dream," "I Really Like Him," "Dulcinea," "It's All the Same," "Aldonza," and "The Golden Helmet of Mambrino."
#manoflamancha #ecu #theatre #donquixote #halliebrownfordfineartscenter #adaartsdistrict

13th Annual ECU Faculty, Students and Friends Composer Concert set for Monday, Feb. 25
02/14/2019
13th Annual ECU Faculty, Students and Friends Composer Concert set for Monday, Feb. 25

13th Annual ECU Faculty, Students and Friends Composer Concert set for Monday, Feb. 25

The East Central University Music Department will present the 13th Annual ECU Faculty, Students and Friends Composer Concert on Monday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. The concert, free and open...

1 day till opening night of Man of La Mancha! Feb. 14-16, 7:30 p.m. – Ataloa TheatreECU Theatre brings you the classic...
02/13/2019

1 day till opening night of Man of La Mancha!
Feb. 14-16, 7:30 p.m. – Ataloa Theatre

ECU Theatre brings you the classic musical "Man of La Mancha" directed by Alan Marshall and featuring Dr. Richard Groetzinger as Don Quixote. The original Broadway production starred Richard Kiley and more recent revivals have starred Placido Domingo, Raul Julia, and Brian Stokes Mitchell in the lead role. It was also made into a movie with Peter O'Toole and Sophia Loren. The musical features songs like "the Impossible Dream," "I Really Like Him," "Dulcinea," "It's All the Same," "Aldonza," and "The Golden Helmet of Mambrino."
#manoflamancha #ecu #theatre #donquixote #halliebrownfordfineartscenter #adaartsdistrict

02/11/2019
The ECU Showtime

The ECU Showtime

Members of the ECU Chorale and Showtime performing the national anthem at the Thunder Game!
We are so proud to represent ECU wherever we go! Once a Tiger, always a Tiger!
#music #okcthunder #showtime #chorale #ecu

02/08/2019

Less than a week away from the opening of Man of La Mancha!!! Be sure to spend your Valentine’s Day weekend with us! 2/14-2/16!

come find our various ticket locations. these are just some of many!! I’m sure we can WORKOUT something 😉. seeing t...
02/05/2019

come find our various ticket locations. these are just some of many!! I’m sure we can WORKOUT something 😉. seeing this show can ELEVAT(or)E your success. can’t COMPUTE this information? ask a LIBRARIAN.
#frankensteinticketfind2019
#ecutheatre #eastcentraluniversity #ecutigers

02/05/2019
ECU Foreign Film Festival

East Central University's Ninth Annual Foreign Film Festival is celebrating its finale with an Event titled " ECU Celebrates Mexico" on Saturday February 9th at 6 p.m. in the Bill S. Cole University Center.

The event is free and open to the public. The Evening's entertainment will be ECU Showtime who will perform "Bailando" and "Bohemian Rhapsody" and members of the ECU Percussion Ensemble will perform "Asi te sone.
Here is a preview of ECU Showtime singing "Bailando"!

Congrats Chance Zernicek on finding two of our hidden tickets to see Aquila Theatre’s production of Frankenstein on Ma...
02/01/2019

Congrats Chance Zernicek on finding two of our hidden tickets to see Aquila Theatre’s production of Frankenstein on March 11 at 7:30 P.M. at the HBFFAC!
We know that you and your brother will enjoy the show!
We will be hiding 33 tickets again next Monday in random locations on ECU campus and off campus in Ada, OK. To redeem your free ticket, you must locate a ticket, follow one of our social media accounts and bring the ticket to the ECU Box Office on the day of the show!
Don’t want to start looking for tickets, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to see a great show. If you don’t find a ticket, they are $25! 🧟‍♂️👨🏼‍🔬🔥⚡️
#frankenstein #ecu #halliebrownfordfineartscenter #freetickets #boxoffice #production #theatre #adaartsdistrict #eastcentraluniversity

Man of La Mancha is only 2 weeks away! Have you purchased your tickets yet? $10 for adults, $9 for Senior citizens and N...
02/01/2019

Man of La Mancha is only 2 weeks away! Have you purchased your tickets yet? $10 for adults, $9 for Senior citizens and Non-ECU students $7 for Grades 7-12 $5 for Children $12 and under
Free for all ECU students, Faculty and staff with ECU ID.
You won’t want to miss this amazing show and cast made up Faculty, Community members and ECU students.
#halliebrownfordfineartscenter #adaartsdistrict #eastcentraluniversity #manoflamancha #ecu #theatre

We are giving away 200 tickets to see Aquila Theatre’s production of Frankenstein on March 11 at 7:30 P.M. at the HBFF...
01/28/2019

We are giving away 200 tickets to see Aquila Theatre’s production of Frankenstein on March 11 at 7:30 P.M. at the HBFFAC! This live show is an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Novel Frankenstein.
Each week we will be hiding 33 tickets in random locations on ECU campus and off campus in Ada, OK. To redeem your free ticket, you must locate a ticket, follow one of our social media accounts and bring the ticket to the ECU Box Office on the day of the show!
If you would like to purchase a ticket, they are $25.
Good luck finding your tickets and we hope you will enjoy the show! 🧟‍♂️👨🏼‍🔬🔥⚡️
#frankenstein #ecu #halliebrownfordfineartscenter #freetickets #boxoffice #production #theatre #adaartsdistrict #eastcentraluniversity

The Ada Arts Council is giving away tickets to Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories! Details in post below ⬇️Remembe...
01/11/2019

The Ada Arts Council is giving away tickets to Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories!
Details in post below ⬇️

Remember to go check out their event Cozy Up with the Arts on Sunday!

Update: Congratulations Chare Roland and Jo Anna Owens!

❄️❄️☕️CONTEST! 2 lucky winners! ☕️❄️❄️
🐉🌮☕️Dragons Love Tacos AND Hot chocolate! ☕️🌮🐉

In honor of the Ada Arts Council’s event Cozy Up with the Arts we are giving away two pairs of tickets ($20 value) for the production of Dragons Love Tacos & Other Stories at East Central University on January 17th at 7pm.

***Contest rules***

*Like the Ada Arts Council page
https://www.facebook.com/AdaOKArtsCouncil/

*Tag two friends in this post

*Publically share this post to your page

Contest will end at 3pm on Sunday January 13th.

Event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2221202234764617/?ti=icl

01/09/2019
01/09/2019
ECU Mass Comm Program

Great Job Mass Comm!

As Ada and ECU welcome students back for the Spring 2019 semester, students from the Mass Comm program would like to encourage locals and students from out-of-town to eat and shop Ada this semester!

Thanks to the Ada Chamber of Commerce and the Aldridge Coffee Shop for taking the time to talk!

ECU to Present "Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories" on Jan. 17
01/07/2019
ECU to Present "Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories" on Jan. 17

ECU to Present "Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories" on Jan. 17

East Central University, in conjunction with Theatre Works USA, will present "Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories" on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre of ECU's Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. "Dragons Love Tacos and Other S...

One more day until Nutcracker! Do you have your tickets yet?ECU students can get a DISCOUNTED ticket for $15 by calling ...
11/30/2018
The Nutcracker!

One more day until Nutcracker! Do you have your tickets yet?

ECU students can get a DISCOUNTED ticket for $15 by calling the box office or coming by before the show!

Better hurry! Tickets are selling FAST!

The classic Christmas ballet performed by the Oklahoma City Ballet in the beautiful Ataloa Theatre. Reserved seating for this production.

Area high school students to showcase art at ECU, Dec. 17-19
11/30/2018
Area high school students to showcase art at ECU, Dec. 17-19

Area high school students to showcase art at ECU, Dec. 17-19

Artworks from Ada area high schools will be showcased Dec. 17-19 as East Central University's Pogue Gallery will host an exhibit entitled "HS:X1 High School Exhibition 1." The exhibit, free and open to the public, will feature 25 artworks of various...

It’s countdown to to the concert! Are you going?
11/10/2018

It’s countdown to to the concert! Are you going?

Buy tickets today at www.ecok.edu/FineArts !

Did you know a VIP ticket for $85 gets you reserved seating AND a Meet and Greet with the band, plus more? Buy your tick...
11/08/2018

Did you know a VIP ticket for $85 gets you reserved seating AND a Meet and Greet with the band, plus more? Buy your tickets today for more details! www.ecok.edu/finearts

Buy tickets today at www.ecok.edu/FineArts !

Address

920 E Main St
Ada, OK
74820

General information

Hallie Brown Ford was East Central University's greatest benefactor. Ford has given approximately $7 million to ECU. Her $5.25 millon gift to the ECU Foundation Inc., the largest private gift to benefit the university, was the start of the art Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. Hallie Brown Ford was an active leader in business and community affairs and a generous supporter of education and the arts. She was one of the founders in 1957 of the Ford Family Foundation which has helped numerous arts organizations, universities and scholarship recipients, primarily in Oregon.

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