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“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” Lavish with Talent, Heart and Soul

Joshua McGowen as Jake Laurents and Kara Chapman as Sally Applewhite playing George and Mary Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Photo courtesy of Foley Artist (background) Jared Blount, The Pollard Theatre

The brightest age of entertainment may well have been in the days of radio, with great shows, like “The Shadow” and “Topper,” all full of wit, humor and the listeners imagination.  Each show had a sound effects man to recreate the sounds seen during the live presentation.  Jack Donovan Foley refined many of these sounds and they are used extensively in Joe… Continue reading

“Visit Santaland at Carpenter Square for Santaland Diaries”

C.W. Bardsher as Crumpet the Macy’s Christmas Elf. “Santaland Diaries”, Carpenter Square. Photo Courtesy of Rhonda Clark

Carpenter Square Theatre presents “Santaland Diaries” for a little holiday cheer.  American humorist David Sedaris first presented “Santaland Diaries” as an essay on the Morning Edition of National Public Radio.  The broadcast led to Joe Montello’s adaptation of the essay for stage, and the show has been a staple Christmas offering for theatre-goers looking for a little bah-humbugish humor.  “Santaland Diaries” is a one-man show about the adventures of a Macy’s elf during the hectic Christmas season. 

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OCU’s School of Theatre presents the Intriguing Drama Arcadia

OCU's production of Arcadia

OCU’s production of Arcadia runs December 5th-8th at the Burg Theatre.

Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia is an intriguing and complex drama about the influences of science, nature, truth, time, and sex on our lives. The play is set in two time periods and centers on a grand English estate. In 1809, a young girl and her tutor are delving into deep issues, of the romantic and intellectual variety. In present day, two scholars seek to unlock the mysteries of the house and the secrets of those who lived there. Oklahoma City University’s production of Arcadia promises to be mysterious, deeply intricate… Continue reading

Lyric Theatre’s A Christmas Carol Honors the Holiday Season

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Dirk Lumbard and Charlie Monnot in Lyric’s A Christmas Carol. Photo by K. Talley Photography.

A central theme of Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella A Christmas Carol is honoring Christmas. Not just during the holiday season, but year-round. Shortly after the publication of the famous novella, it was adapted for the stage and began its first production run in 1844. The Victorian Era story of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and the transformation he undergoes one fateful Christmas Eve is ubiquitous during the holiday season. Lyric Theatre’s adaptation by Producing Artistic Director Michael Baron is now in its ninth consecutive year, and it’s… Continue reading

“I Cried Because I Had No Shoes Until I Saw a Man Who Had No Feet.” *

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Sherry Jo Ward, First Chair for Disabled
Photo courtesy of Sherry Jo Ward

Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre, led by Founding Artistic Director Donald Jordan, presented an informative, moving and funny One-Woman Show by Sherry Jo Ward titled “Stiff” on November 20th, 2019.  

OKC REP once again partnered with the OCU School of Theatre and professor Rick Reeves to present the Oklahoma premiere of this nationally acclaimed production.

The show took place at the intimate CitySpace location in the Oklahoma City Civic Center Hall in downtown Oklahoma City.  It is due to the imagination and foresight of Jordan… Continue reading

It’s a Wonderful Life is a Unique Holiday Experience at The Pollard

Joshua McGowen, Kara Chapman, and Jared Blount (Foley artist) in It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Christmas is a busy time for theatres. Everyone seems to get into a Dickens-y spirit this time of year, with ghosts and Humbugs in every theatrical production you can find. A welcome break from tired traditions is It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. This production heralds back to the days of yesteryear, before iPads and streaming services flooded our airwaves, and brainwaves, at a constant, break-neck pace. Radio plays featured casts reading scripts over the air, breaking for commercials… Continue reading

UCO Presents the Musical Revue There’s No Business Like Snow Business

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From Left: Shafer Wilkerson, Hagen Wano, and Sierra Sikes star in the upcoming There’s No Business Like Snow Business at the UCO Jazz Lab.

It’s finally here! The holiday season hits hard and fast this week, with Christmas lights going up everywhere and early shopping already starting. Always in the holiday spirit, UCO’s musical theatre department presents another fun night of music with their latest themed revue. There’s No Business Like Snow Business features holiday songs, fun costumes, and a cheery, wintery show at the UCO Jazz Lab. Like their annual Halloween revue Macabret, Snow Business puts a Christmas… Continue reading

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is a New Tradition at the Pollard

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The Pollard’s It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.

The Pollard Theatre’s new holiday tradition returns for the 2019 Christmas season. It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play tells the story of George Bailey, a business and family man who attempts to end his life on Christmas Eve. An unlikely visitor intervenes, and in turn shows George what life would be like had he never been born. It’s a Wonderful Life is the perfect Christmas movie, and it’s become a tradition in households everywhere to revisit it every holiday season. The live radio play adds a unique… Continue reading

Historic Jewel Box Theatre Ends 62nd Season with Entertaining “Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes”

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From left, Katy Hayes as Marsha Bernstein, Denise Hughes as Kate Corrigan, Asa Brittan as Jeff Bernstein and Chris Harris as Molly Blumenthal in “Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes” Photo courtesy of Jewel Box Theatre.

Jewel Box Theatre ends Season 62 in conjunction with the end of this year, 2019, presenting “Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes”.  It is an amusing tale of suburban life in the 80’s by Sandra Fenichel Asher.  This cute comedy is directed by Deborah Franklin, familiar to Jewel Box audiences for many years.  Franklin has assembled a delightful cast of gals… Continue reading

The Lyric Academy’s Marvel Spotlight Highlights Great Fun

Squirrel Girl Goes to College

The Squirrel Chorus of Squirrel Girl Goes to College.

The Thelma Gaylord Academy presents a fun set of One Act plays. Marvel Spotlight features superheroes, both known and somewhat unknown, in a new light. In Hammered: A Thor and Loki Play, a teenaged Thor is facing his exams. Not one to make things easy on him, Loki gets up to his usual antics and tricks Thor into getting, well, hammered. In Squirrel Girl Goes to College, a young Doreen Green is just trying to live a normal life and make normal friends, despite the ever-present Doctor Doom… Continue reading

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