Publisher: Elizabeth Hurd / Managing Director: Adrienne Proctor / Editor: Jillian Pritchard Ball

Publisher: Elizabeth Hurd

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Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales” Heralds Great Summertime Theatre from Oklahoma Children’s Theatre

The Stinky Cheese Man Rejoices

Terry Veal directs “Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales” at Oklahoma City Children’s Theatre where a lot of magic happens.  When it comes to entertainment that is wildly successful nothing beats children’s theatre. You can see it in the faces of the children, an audience transfixed with wonder; eyes shining.  Sometimes they squirm, sometimes they are noisy, sometimes they cry, but they are always entranced with the action on the stage.  They are the future of theatre; they are the audience of tomorrow and they love to see the… Continue reading

Fun Loving Devils in Jewel Box Production of “My Three Angels”

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Three Angels, from left, Derek Kenney, Doug Monson and James A. Gordon

“My Three Angels” is the charming comedy from 1953 written by the collaborating couple Samuel and Bella Spewack and directed by Richard Lemin.  The play takes place in Cayenne, French Guiana in 1910 as the Edwardian Era closes.   Felix Ducotel, an honest, kindly, but quite inept family man manages a mercantile that his cousin, Henri Trochard owns.  He and his wife are having much needed repairs done on the roof by convicts as their home in Cayenne is a French penal colony. … Continue reading

“Beehive” Fabulous in Every Age for Everyone

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The cast of “Beehive” Pictured from left are Mariah Warren, Stef Fortney, Susan Riley, De’Vin Lewis, Jennifer Teel and Megan Montgomery. Photo courtesy of Jared Blount

“Beehive” directed by Timothy Stewart is being presented at the Pollard Theatre April 12 through May 4, 2019.  “Beehive” is about six young women coming of age during the tumultuous 60’s decade. What a show, what a period of time for those who lived it.  In the 1960’s there was a real renaissance of music, attitude, style and growth.  We went through a period of the modern pompadour-the beehive hairdo… Continue reading

OCU Presents “Picnic” in a Fine Performance

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Hal Carter played by Tyler Malinauskas and Madge Owens played by Sydney Epstein falling in love. Photo courtesy of Angela Polk taken by Bryan Cardinale Powell

William Inge is one of America’s greatest modern playwrights, earning a Pulitzer Prize for his 1953 “Picnic”, in which a young Paul Newman made his debut as Alan Seymour.  It’s no wonder that Oklahoma City University included “Picnic” on the 2019 season.  Directed by Kristen Cerelli, Assistant Professor of Acting and Voice at Oklahoma City University since 2016, “Picnic” features a fine student cast.  The set design by Dustin Bielich… Continue reading

Outstanding Performances from CityRep’s “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”

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Cameron Law as Christopher Boone and the cast of “Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” Photo courtesy of Mutz Photography

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is a fabulously rich mystery by Mark Haddon. The story is told from the perspective of a young man who looks at the world in a different way, a highly focused way. This book has been adroitly adapted for the stage by playwright Simon Stephens and has received numerous awards, including seven Olivier’s and five Tony’s for the productions.  Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre has taken on the… Continue reading

“Bright Star” A Magnificent Hit from Lyric Theatre!

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Bligh Voth and Michael Isaac twinkling in “Bright Star” Photo courtesy of KO Rinearson

Steve Martin has always been a favorite for anyone needing a laugh but he can write a heart-wrenching plot that will cause tears to flow down your cheeks. Martin is the playwright responsible for the book, story and music of “Bright Star” in collaboration with the amazingly talented Edie Brickell. The two of them have created a fantastic musical that, in the expert hands of Michael Baron, is Lyric Theatre’s latest hit production.

The story is set in the south and the music style is… Continue reading

Stations of the Cross through ‘Via Crusis’ at Scottish Rite Temple

Via Crusis 2019“Via Crusis” or The Way of the Cross.  The story of the long dark hours leading to the crucifixion of our Lord, Jesus, the Messiah.  Professor Wayne Campbell’s thoughtful script was a favorite for audiences every Easter at the Scottish Rite Temple in Guthrie for over 50 years. “Via Crusis” is now returning as a production of the Invisible Theatre Company as a Reader’s Theatre.  Tim Heaton, Artistic Director of the Invisible Theatre Company has created a thoughtful adaptation for the reading to be performed Friday, April 12, 2019.  The 2019 production is the first… Continue reading

“Death Tax” a Slightly Taxing Dark Comedy

Aiesha Watley as Nurse Tina sits beside the bedside of Linda McDonald as Maxine while Todd (Cam Taylor) and Maxine’s daughter (Katy Hughes look on.

Carpenter Square is presenting “Death Tax” the popular new play by Lucas Hnath.  While Hnath is clearly a fine writer, his style is particularly difficult when translating to the spoken word.  Specifically, his dialogue, and much of the play, consists of speech making by the characters rather than conversation.  The intensity in emotion is handled well by all the actors in both speaking and listening, yet they are unable to respond… Continue reading

What We Lost

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Jewel Box Takes Audience Down the Aisle with a Smile in “Wedding Belles”

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Julia Donaldson (kneeling) as Glendine and Peggy Hoshall as Laura Lee (left) with Barbara DeMaio as Bobrita (right) and Chris Harris as Violet (far right) overwhelm Lindsay Nicole Steinberg as the blushing bride Ima Jean (center)

Jewel Box Theatre presents a wonderful and amusing comedy “Wedding Belles” a play guaranteed to put a twinkle in the eye.  The play is co-written by Alan Bailey and Ronnie Claire Edwards and premiered in 2008 to high acclaim.  The action takes place in the garden of Laura Lee Mcinerny, a prominent citizen of Eufala Springs, Texas in 1942.  Laura… Continue reading

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