One of the best high-flying basketball teams will finally come to Marlow High School after the famed Harlem Wizards postponed their appearance until April 8.
Marlow Elementary School PTO will host the Harlem Wizards – Broadway troupe after COVID-19 postponed all shows in February 2020.
It will be two years since the original schedule had them at Marlow High School and organizer Kara Choate said it was a long-term goal for the PTO and they were delighted to have them here.
Formed in 1962, the Wizards will make their first trip to Southwest Oklahoma in several years. Choate said in 2020 that it took four years to get them on the books.
The Broadway cast of the Harlem Wizards will face off against the Marlow Blue Crew, a team made up of Marlow teachers, administrators, coaches and a few local celebrities.
The Blue Crew in 2022 will debut with State Representative Brad Boles and State Senator Jessica Garvin as well as select teachers and administrators from Marlow Public Schools.
Proceeds from this event will be split equally between Marlow’s three campuses and a portion will also go to the Beautiful Day Foundation.
Tickets are on sale for the Harlem Wizards event for $8 for students or children and $10 for adult general admission.
Reserved seats are also available in a limited variety for $16 and there is a special short side plus seats for $30 per ticket with a limited supply available.
The short side plus will include a pre-game meet and greet, souvenir lanyard, full color team photo, and $10 off the Wiz Kid Experience if they wish to purchase this option.
The Wiz Kid Experience is $45 on top of the ticket price unless purchased with the Courtside Plus Package, which makes tickets $35. The Wiz Kid Experience will offer viewers a pre-order replica jersey, participation in pre-game warm-ups, a grand entrance, and a group photo opportunity with Wizards players.
There is a special price for military and senior citizens at $9 per ticket with proper ID required.
Marlow Elementary PTO encourages online ticket purchases at https//harlemwizards.thudnertix.com/events/162831. Tickets may be available at the door if not sold in advance.
If tickets are available at the door, they will be $10 for students and $12 for adults with a $1.25 online processing fee added to each ticket.
Tickets will need to be printed so they can be scanned for entry. Admission is permitted at 6 p.m. on April 8 and the game begins at 7 p.m. at the gymnasium located at 313 S. 9th St. in Marlow.