Publisher: Elizabeth Hurd

Publisher: Elizabeth Hurd

The Pollard Provides the Most Magical Night of Your Life with Todd Oliver

Todd Oliver with Irving. Photo courtesy of the Pollard Theatre

For anyone who has ever looked deep into the eyes of a beloved pet and wondered what they would say, if they could only talk!  Well,  the answer awaits at the Pollard Theatre this weekend.  Todd Oliver’s Most Magical Night of Your Life is being presented for two nights, Friday, January 14 and Saturday, January 15.  And this magical night will hold the answers to what your furry friends might be thinking.  Or at least, what Todd Oliver’s furry friends are thinking!  Oliver is… Continue reading

Christmas Cheer from Painted Sky Opera at the Hudiburg Chevrolet Center

When times are tough, Christmas is often even tougher, and the only cure for the Christmas blues is to find a song in your heart.  J. Warren Mitchell and Nicole Van Every will be doing exactly that on December 18 at the Hudiburg Chevrolet Center in Midwest City.  Painted Sky Opera Company is presenting this Christmas celebration to bring greater joy to our hearts.

The celebration called “A Painted Sky Holiday” will feature a mix of classical holiday music such as “messiah by Handel as well as traditional Christmas tunes, we all know and love.  The Painted… Continue reading

Christmas Cheer Abounds with “A Tuna Christmas” at the Jewel Box Theatre

Brian C. Stockton as Helen Bedd (left) and Morgan Brown as Inita Goodwin in “A Tuna Christmas” Photo courtesy of Derek Kenney.

Tuna, Texas is a typical small community noted for being the third smallest town in the state.  Tuna is  filled with typical and stereotypical Texans in the alternate universe created by Ed Howard, Jaston Williams and Joe Sears.  The town of Tuna first came into being in 1981 with the play “Greater Tuna”  starring the authors Jaston Williams and Joe Sears.  Last summer “Greater Tuna” was an undeniable success for Jewel Box Theatre… Continue reading

“Little Women” An Inspirational Theatrical Delight for the Holidays

Caitlin Cairns as Jo March with David Burkhart as her admirer, Theodore Laurence, (Laurie). Photo courtesy of April Porterfield

Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” is a story beloved by readers for over 150 years.  The story, as narrated by aspiring writer Josephine March is about the lives of the March family.  The four daughters of Mr. and Mrs. March are Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy.  Their story begins during a time of great upheaval in this country, the civil war.  Life 150 years ago is very different from now, and yes, in that respect the tale… Continue reading

The Pollard Presents “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play:” with Great Inspiration

David Fletcher-Hall as William Buckingham playing the role of the angel Clarence (left) and Joshua McGowen as Jake Laurents in the role of George Bailey (right) in “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” at the Pollard Theatre in Guthrie, OK.     Photo courtesy of Jared Blount

Things have been pretty tough all around the world in the past couple of years and it is so easy to forget how wonderful life can be.  Live theatre companies have had a tough time and they are beginning to come back.  It is easy in this electronic… Continue reading

UPDATE: Charles Dickens brought to Life at The Harn Homestead with Lyric Theatre’s A Christmas Carol

 

W. Jerome Stevenson as Ebenezer Scrooge. Photo courtesy of Lyric theatre.

Ebenezer Scrooge comes to life again at Harn Homestead with W. Jerome Stevenson as the irascible miser in the role.  The show will continue to alternate the Holly and Ivy casts with Stevenson and Kaleb Michael Bruza as Mr. Bob Cratchit headlining.  There is absolutely no difference between the productions in effect, but there are subtle differences that make comparing the two casts extremely interesting. 

When the ghost of Jacob Marley appears, Scrooge reacts with the line ‘there is more of gravy about you than… Continue reading

All Together Now! at Kismet and Everywhere

Elizabeth Delgado Savage in All Together Now! Kismet. Photo courtesy of Bryan Cardinale-Powell

This weekend Music Theatre International presents All Together Now! a global event celebrating local theatre all across 50 states and 40 countries with over 2,500 participants including Kismet Arts Studio & Theatre.  The program is designed for theatres as a fundraising event to reintroduce live performing arts to audiences who have suffered in front of the television for over two years! 

Live performance has something that cannot be appreciated through electronic access alone and Kismet’s production gives an outstanding concert demonstrating are showcased, including offerings… Continue reading

“Macbeth” Presented in the Beautiful Shakespeare Gardens at Shakespeare in the Park

Madelyn Sproat as Lady Macbeth and Michael Stewart Allen as Macbeth in Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park’s production of “Macbeth” Photo courtesy of Shakespeare in the Park (OSP)

“Macbeth” often referred to as The Scottish Play by the superstitious, never fails to intrigue an audience and Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park’s presentation is certainly no exception.  Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park (OSP) is located in the fabulous and historical Paseo district and during the lull caused by the pandemic engaged in extensive remodeling. They created an amphitheater enabling outdoor performances at this location while still heeding equity rules. … Continue reading

Chagrin Falls at 3rd Act Theatre is Outstanding.

Rob May as Riley McDougal contemplates the joke retirement gift from Slaughterhouse colleagues. Photo courtesy of April Porterfield.

Mia McCullough is a talented playwright with many awards to her name.  Her play titled “Chagrin Falls” is currently being presented at 3rd Act Theatre in Oklahoma City.  Amandanell Bold directs a cast of four men and two women. The action takes place in the small Oklahoma town, Chagrin Falls, named for a four-foot cascade outside of town.  Oklahomans can be a rather self-deprecating lot, and initially the townsfolk seem rather defensive about where they live and work.… Continue reading

The Venetian Carnival Celebration of Painted Sky Opera Shines for Patrons

Barbara DeMaio, Executive Director of Painted Sky Opera performing at the 2020 Gala.  Photo courtesy of  James Michael Avance.

The gloom of this world is but a shadow and singers must lift their voices to the sky painting it with the sounds of glory.  Yes, this pandemic has brought loss and tragedy to us all and recovery is ponderous.  There are set backs and slip ups but through the tragedy there is the bright light of life and survival. And, in opera, tragedy can be the core that brings us together as one race, one people… Continue reading