The last half of the 20th century was filled with iconic moments and the baby boomer generation ruled society. Charles M. Schultz created the Peanuts Comic Strip in 1950 and everyone was hooked. The adventures of Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Sally and Snoopy were an integral part of baby boomer identity development and these characters have reflected the childhood of every generation since. In 1967 Clark Gesner and… Continue reading
Jewel Box Theatre presents a heart-warming drama, “The Amen Corner” May 5 through 22, 2022, Directed by LàCharles Purvey, the show has a cast of 13 dedicated actors. The play by James Baldwin premiered in 1954 and examines the profound impact religion has on the African-American family. The play centers around a minister of God, Sister Margaret Alexander. She is the pastor of a church located just above her… Continue reading
Oklahoma native Erin Sloan is directing “As You Like It” through May 14, 2022. It is great to be back for regular seasons and say goodbye to the worst of the pandemic. Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park begin the 2022 season with “As You Like It” a delightful comedy showcasing Shakespeare’s signature twist of characters in disguise creating confusion and social gaffes galore. The play is not only a great example… Continue reading
Vince Leseney has an expansive presence as well as voice and it takes a hearty crew to perform at that level. Michael Baron assembled that hearty crew in Lyric’s “Head Over Heels” currently playing at the Plaza. Yes, they are back indoors at Lyric’s home theatre in the Plaza district!
“Head Over Heels” is an exuberant musical written by Jeff Whitty. The show is based on ‘Arcadia’ by Sir Philip Sidney, but the music is all from rock and roll icons… Continue reading
Sherlock Holmes is one of the most loved as well as respected characters because of his wit as much as his brilliant intellect. That wit comes from the breast of Dr. John Watson and from the brain of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The character is fascinating and timeless, and part of that fascination comes from new interpretations, new readers and their take on the genius detective.
Playwright Tim Kelly is one of the… Continue reading
The world has been through significant and multiple major upheavals with the pandemic and not surprisingly the after effects due to the shutdown have been just as devastating to many. The light is shining brightly at the end of the tunnel and a return to normalcy is imminent although some things are different now.
Soon Carpenter Square Theatre will be able to announce a return to live performance with Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” directed by Rhonda Clark. The secondary pandemic delays on the new location… Continue reading
“Distant Thunder” is the name of a new musical that incorporates elements of typically romantic musical theatre chemistry in song along with a little pop and a little Native American traditional music. The musical is a collaborative piece with Lynne Taylor-Corbett and Shaun Taylor-Corbett, a mother/son duo writing the book. Lynne Taylor-Corbett also directs “Distant Thunder” while Shaun Taylor-Corbett partners with Chris Wiseman on the lyrics and music as well as starring as… Continue reading
Neil Simon is one of our most prolific as well as funny playwrights with numerous successful Broadway productions. One of them is “Rumors” written in 1988. “Rumors” is a particularly popular play, as it has plenty of opportunity for actors to shine—farce is fun! In the collaboration between author and performer it is absolutely paramount that actors have impeccably perfect timing. Director Denise Hughes has assembled a cast that has that element of perfection in their performances. … Continue reading
Conspiracy Theories abound due to uncertainties and vulnerabilities but also in a sense of fun. “The Shakespeare Conspiracy”, is a play by Ted Bacino and Rufus Cadigan and based on Bacino’s 2010 novel of the same name. And it is fun, yet based on logical possibilities of the many conflicting rumors as well as those facts as we know them to be. There have been numerous speculations over the years about the impact and rapid development of Shakespeare… Continue reading
Noël Coward. Versatile, witty, brilliant and engaging, Noël Coward was an actor’s dream playwright. The great movie “Brief Encounter” starring the brilliant stage actress Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard was directed by David Lean in 1945. The screen play was based on Coward’s play “Still Life” a short play in five scenes. Emma Rice has since adapted the stage play from the Coward’s screenplay of “Brief Encounter” and “Still Life” two of Coward’s greatest works.
In 2010 one of Oklahoma City’s finest… Continue reading