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’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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
We are growing here at Oklahoma Art Scene and Hurd!! We have a 3-person team covering OKC theatre reviews and features. Theatre is a passion for all of us! You’ll see us in the lobby and sitting among you during your favorite plays and musicals, so we wanted to take an opportunity to introduce ourselves!
Elizabeth Hurd: Our founder and publisher, Elizabeth Hurd has been acting and writing for Oklahoma City theatre for over thirty years. Elizabeth is a true legend in OKC!
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