The Woodward News

December 6, 2012

Bryan White to return for Christmas concert

Chris Cooper
Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — Country music star Bryan White will be returning to Woodward for the second year to perform a Christmas concert at the Woodward Arts Theatre.

Eryn Brooks, general manager for the Woodward Arts Theatre, said the theater is looking forward to hosting the talented singer again.

"He's quite popular, he's even won a Grammy," Brooks said.

In addition, she noted that the theater is always happy to feature Oklahoma artists whenever it can, and that includes White.

"He lives in Nashville now, but he was born in Lawton," Brooks said.

And it is because of his Oklahoma ties that White is able to perform in Woodward for the second year in a row.

"Since he's from Oklahoma he likes to return and do concerts here. He loves the area, he loves the people, he's from here, and he likes to come do shows because he has so many fans here," Brooks said.

Brooks encourages all to come out to White's Christmas concert on Dec. 14.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

"It will be an evening of enjoyable family friendly entertainment," Brooks said.

And if it is anything like last year, she said the concert will be a popular event, so people may want to get their tickets soon.

"Bryan was here last year, and everyone really really enjoyed him, so we decided to have him come back and do our anniversary show as a Christmas program," Brooks said.

Brooks explained that the Woodward Arts and Theatre Council usually holds its anniversary show in November.  But since White has such a fantastic Christmas set and was so popularly received last Christmas, she said the council decided to hold the anniversary show a little later this year so they could accommodate having a Christmas show as well.

"The anniversary show celebrates the founding of the Woodward Arts and Theatre Council which happened in the early 80s," Brooks said. "A group of citizens decided live theatre needed to return to Woodward so they raised the money, bought the theater, and completely renovated it to make it a viable space for live entertainment again. That's kind of how the council was born."

If you would like to support the Arts Theatre's ongoing efforts to promote live entertainment in Woodward, you can purchase tickets for the Bryan White Christmas Concert by calling the Woodward Arts Theater at 256-7120.  Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the concert.

Woodward Arts Theatre Members can purchase tickets at a reduced price.  For more information about how to become a member, visit the theater's website at http://www.woodwardartstheatre.com.