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Great Fun With The 3rd Act Theatre Presenting “Romeo & Juliet….sort of”

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Cast and Crew of Drunken Classics. Photo courtesy of Sami Karbelk

“Romeo & Juliet….sort of” “Drunken Classics” and soused Shakespeare—the marriage of improvisation and Shakespearean lilt.  The 3rd Act Theatre Company is a brand new theatre located at the popular Shoppes at Northpark at the corner of 122nd and May Avenue.  Until they begin their first season with “The Lost Boy” August 8, 2019 at this great location, they have been gathering at many of the watering holes throughout the city showcasing their talents.  They do so with wine taken with wisdom and beer… Continue reading

Pollard Theatre Kicks off Season 33 with Benefit Concert

 

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Billy Bob Bovine and the Embryo Transfer performs for one night only, July 20th at the Pollard Theatre.

The Pollard Theatre in Guthrie is planning an exciting event! Billy Bob Bovine and the Embryo Transfer is a legendary local band and they’re bringing their tunes to the Pollard stage for one night only. Saturday, July 20th is the night, and all proceeds go towards the Pollard Theatre’s annual fundraiser. This concert event is a great opportunity to head out on the town, enjoy some great music, and support the arts. The Pollard Theatre has been bringing beautiful,… Continue reading

The Lyric Makes Headlines with Newsies

 

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Mattie Joyner and Sean Watkinson in Newsies. Photo by K. Talley Photography.

The Lyric’s Summer at the Civic series is unstoppable! The second of 3 large-scale musicals this season is the galvanizing Disney classic Newsies. Based on the newsboy strike of 1899 in New York City, Newsies follows Jack Kelly and his band of Manhattan-based newspaper peddlers. When the villainous Joseph Pulitzer raises the prices he charges his newsboys and girls (fondly called Girlsies), the paper-pushers unionize and strike. With the help of a young journalist, and their colorful outlook, the Newsies inspire and delight, and… Continue reading

Lyric Theatre Stages Epic Musical Titanic

 

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Ian Marcontell as Frederick Barrett, Jessica Anne Martens as Kate Murphy, Barbara Fox DeMaio as Ida Straus, Jeffrey Ambrosini as Captain E.J. Smith and Charlie Monnot as Harold Bride. Photo by K Talley Photography.

The final show in Lyric Theatre’s blast from the past summer series is the disaster tale Titanic. Though not the same plot as the Oscar-sweeping blockbuster movie, the stage version debuted the same year on Broadway, and enjoyed comparable success at the Tony’s in 1997. This story is a musical, and the Lyric is making sure to pack every inch of the Civic… Continue reading

Another Dynamic Presentation from Lyric Theatre with “Newsies”

 

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The cast of Disney’s “Newsies” Photo Courtesy of K. Talley Photography

Lyric Theatre is a tremendous asset to Oklahoma City, bringing excellent theatre to Oklahoman’s gaining recognition on a national level.  Their summer productions at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall are always thrilling, staged with magic, glitz and genius level talent.  Another example of excellence from Artistic Director, Michael Baron can be seen in the latest production “Newsies” directed by Ashley Wells opening July 9 and running through July 14, 2019. 

“Newsies” is loosely based on the notorious newsboy strikes taking place in… Continue reading

Carpenter Square’s “Clever Little Lies” Abounds with Clever Humor

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A visit to the parents turns into an uproar when son Billy’s phone keeps ringing in the new comedy “Clever Little Lies.” Pictured left to right are Chris Crane, Katy Hayes, Mary Sue Backus, and Pat Meirick. Joe DiPietro’s fast-paced play about marriage and all its ups and downs plays June 28-July 20 at Carpenter Square Theatre.

Joe DiPietro is an award winning playwright as well as a favorite for Carpenter Square audiences.  His imaginative “Clever Little Lies” is just as funny as it is clever; slightly shocking, simple but thought-provoking and hilarious all at the same time.… Continue reading

Sellin’ the Papes with Lyric’s Newsies

 

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From left, Jonathan Flores, Sean Watkinson, Jake Young, Phillip Giandiletti. photo by K. Talley Photography.

The Summer at the Civic rolls on! Fresh off their magical series opener Singin’ In the Rain, The Lyric is set to make headlines again, this time with Disney’s beloved musical Newsies. The stage version of Newsies is based on the movie, which starred a young Christian Bale, and the real-life newsboys strike in New York City at the turn of the 20th century. Newsies follows a group of newsboys, that is, the child workers who sold papers for pennies on… Continue reading

“Singin’ in the Rain” is a Splashing Smash Hit for Lyric

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Richard Riaz Yoder (left) Tatum Grace Ludlam (cente)r and Jeremy Benton (right) from “Singin’ in the Rain” Photo courtesy of K. Talley Photography

“Singin’ in the Rain” Lyric’s summer season opener is even better than remembered—surprising to Oklahoman’s after the rain endured this spring!  But delightful, refreshing and wonderful with a great cast, “Singin’ in the Rain” is a real crowd pleasure.  Lyric never disappoints with the massive Cecil B. DeMille level of musical extravaganzas, the quality of vocals and acting as well as dancing is always superb, but “Singin’ in the Rain” has something a little… Continue reading

Excellent Production from Shakespeare in the Park with “The Comedy of Errors”

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Jordan Nicholes as Dromio of Syracuse (right) and Tyler John Malinauskas as Dromio of Ephasus (left) eavesdrop on one another. Photo courtesy of Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park

“The Comedy of Errors” is one of the bard’s most delightful and beloved comedies.  One of Shakespeare’s favorite humorous devices is mistaken identity and “The Comedy of Error’s has two sets of twins to confuse their fellows.  D. Lance Marsh directs the fun at Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park in the Myriad Gardens through June 29, 2019.

Separated at birth, the twin sons of Aegean are both named Antipholus,… Continue reading

The Lyric’s Summer Series Returns with Singin’ In the Rain!

 

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From left, Jeremy Benton as Don Lockwood, Tatum Grace Ludlam as Kathy Selden and Richard Riaz Yoder as Cosmo Brown in Lyric Theatre’s production of Singin’ in the Rain. Photos courtesy Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma.

It’s here again!! The Summer at the Civic Series is the most exciting theatre event of the year. Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma presents a series of three fabulous, fully produced musicals in six weeks on the Civic Center Thelma Gaylord Stage. It’s a spectacular, blink-and-you-miss-it thrill ride and it’s starting soon!! This year, Summer at the Civic opens with the American classic… Continue reading

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