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

Publisher: Elizabeth Hurd

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

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


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”


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

“Disaster!” Unmitigated Success at the Pollard

Charlie Monnot and Kara Chapman “Disaster!” Photo courtesy of James Michael Avance

The Pollard ends this season with a bang! “Disaster!” is an incredibly funny show; music, song and hilarity in a single package directed as well as choreographed by genius Matthew Sipress Banks.  Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, with creator Drew Geraci, wrote this spoof on popular catastrophe films, gathering a stellar cast singing with flair and dancing like Fred Astaire—with a perfect grasp of comedic timing creating high-spirited merriment.

Banks cast is incredible, and each member, whether ensemble or main character has a wonderful moment of… Continue reading

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

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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”


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


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”


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