Fans of Jane Austen and her wonderful stories about women. Her characters are women who struggle in society. They are intelligent women, but they have no standing in society without marriage. That was the way of things in the Regency Period. Women and Girls of the day, and every day ever since have identified with these characters, especially the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Bennett. Erin Woods is clearly an Austen fan and her play “Jane Austen’s Christmas Cracker” is a delight. The play is quite interactive as it is a Christmas Party hosted… Continue reading
3rd Act Theatre is presenting “The Christmas Express” a delightful little Christmas comedy by Pat Cook. Living in a charming small town called Holly, the commonly held small town fate has local business suffering and the Depot for the train is certainly no exception.
The Manager of the Holly Railway Station is Hilda Trowbridge played by Christine Jolly and her assistant/porter is Satch Brunswick played by Joe Burleigh. Hilda suffers from severe depression and… Continue reading
There are many changes, a magical new set designed by Jared Blount and Michael Long, and several new cast members as well as a few familiar faces. pays homage to the previous incarnation of Scrooge by James Ong. Timothy Stewart directs bringing fresh ideas to the story and paying homage to the traditions that have made “A Territorial Christmas Carol” a highlight at Christmas.
While the new faces bring excitement to the show, it is impossible not to think of faces never to be seen again,… Continue reading
The pandemic is virtually over, yet there are still a few cases that crop up. No community has been hit harder by Covid-19 than the theatrical community here in Oklahoma City. The virus and the lockdowns directly and indirectly have had a major impact on every theatre in the metropolitan area and Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park has been working hard to overcome these difficulties as we recover and move forward. But this pandemic will always be with us… Continue reading
This is the season for horrific theatre—for Halloween. Horror is hard to do, especially when it is a little off the beaten path (so to speak) but that is what 3rd Act Theatre achieves with the world premier production of “Eat, Slay, Leave” by Heather Meyer.
The show is about a young woman and her two best friends since childhood spending a weekend at the cabin in the woods that has been the family vacation spot forever. There are many… Continue reading
“The Rocky Horror Show” is a cult-classic musical originally presented in 1973. The story revolves around a young couple, Brad and Janet and their adventures that begin with a blow-out on the highway and wind up as quite a blow-out at the residence of Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter where they have taken refuge. Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter is a very unorthodox fellow based on the character of Dr. Frankenstein. The sweet young couple is seduced into a world of… Continue reading
“[title of show]” is a rather unorthodox title for the musical currently being presented at the Pollard Theatre in Guthrie, Oklahoma. So, it deserves an unusual review as well—Let us begin at the end.
As the show ended and the actors took their curtain calls 9 people immediately stood up. These nine are the nine that represent the song ‘Nine People’s Favorite Thing”… Continue reading
“The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” or, simply “Hamlet” is currently being presented by 3rd Act Theatre in Oklahoma City. Considered to be one of Shakespeare’s most important works, “Hamlet” is also the longest play in his considerable repertoire. Dakota Lee Bryant directs expertly and the show breezes by without a hint of tediousness that can accompany the long productions. This version is an adaptation by Bryant and has been re-imagined so, while it is shorter, the integrity… Continue reading
Dance Unlimited and Spotlight Academy collaborate on student productions. This semester, “Winnie the Pooh” was presented by two different classes. Spotlight Acting Academy, Broadway Babies presented “Winnie the Pooh” with a cast of children in the four-, five- and six-year age group, while the Razzle Dazzle class presented a more advanced version.
In addition to “Winnie the Pooh” there was a presentation of “Freaky Friday” by the Curtain Call Acting Class as well as the Totally Drama Acting Class and the Broadway Bound Class.… Continue reading
The last half of the 20th century was filled with iconic moments and the baby boomer generation ruled society. Charles M. Schultz created the Peanuts Comic Strip in 1950 and everyone was hooked. The adventures of Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Sally and Snoopy were an integral part of baby boomer identity development and these characters have reflected the childhood of every generation since. In 1967 Clark Gesner and… Continue reading