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Congratulations To Donald Jordan and Jonathan Beck Reed!

Jonathan Beck Reed (in pink)
Donald Jordan (in baby blue)
Photo courtesy of MUTZ Photography

March 17 has been declared Donald Jordan and Jonathan Beck Reed Day by Governor Mary Fallin.  Wow, what an opening night for “Greater Tuna” this Saturday.

“Greater Tuna” the brilliant two man show with too many parts to count has been fascinating audiences and filling them with laughter since 1981. Joe Sears, Jaston Williams and Ed Howard wrote the hit comedy and Sears and Williams have toured it frequently over the years.

Another two actors, cast in the show in 1985, were intrigued… Continue reading

Yes Siree Bob, It’s Here, It’s Here, It’s Here “Greater Tuna” at CityRep!

Jonathan Beck Reed (seated) and Donald Jordan standing in “Greater Tuna”  Photo, Courtesy of Mutz Photography

 “Greater Tuna” the brilliant two man show with too many parts to count has been fascinating audiences and filling them with laughter since 1981. Joe Sears, Jaston Williams and Ed Howard wrote the hit comedy and Sears and Williams have toured it frequently over the years.

Another two actors, cast in the show in 1985, were intrigued with their parts and dreamed of doing the roles again and fantasized doing it together.  Donald Jordan, Founding Artistic Director of CityRep and… Continue reading

Judy Collins Dazzles Audience at OCCC

Photo Courtesy of Brad Trent

Judy Collins conquered Oklahoma City last night.  She came to OCCC to perform at the invitation of Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep) and gave us a magnificent concert.  Concentrating on the great songs from Sondheim’s wonderful repertoire Judy Collins is magnificent.  Collins has had a long career in folk music, including folk/rock, folk/country and folk/everything. 

She began her musical life as a piano prodigy and as a teenager was seduced by the beautiful folk ballads she heard.  Later, living in New York City she stood at the beginning of… Continue reading

Junie B.Jones: Lyric Theatre’s Musical for All Ages

by Adrienne Proctor

Kristin Küns as Junie B. Jones Photo Courtesy of KO Rinearson

Have you ever wanted to go back to First Grade? Well now you can! Thanks to Junie B. Jones, Lyric Theatre’s latest production in their Theatre for Young Audiences series, kids of all ages can experience first grade all over again. Based on the popular children’s book series, Junie B. Jones runs for three weeks at Lyric’s Plaza location and boasts all day-time performances.

This fun-loving show stars an invigorating young cast, many of whom play multiple roles. Kristin Küns stars as youngster Junie B.… Continue reading

CityRep Presents

           Judy Collins

 A Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim

 

Photo courtesy of Brad Trent

A generation or so ago the folk songs began to come back.  They had never left, they were simply incognito for a time, but the resurgence made them young again.  The young folk singing them again and writing them never grew old or any wiser but they gave us anthems that anchored us.  Such a singer/songwriter is Judy Collins, questioning, learning, teaching, singing, writing and sharing.  On March 9, she will be here again… Continue reading

Military Centric “A Few Good Men” Brings High Drama and Entertainment at The Pollard

……….by Adrienne Proctor

Crystal Barby and Joshua McGowen in rehearsal for Pollard’s “A Few Good Men”

There’s no better place to see a show than the Pollard Theatre. In the heart of historic Guthrie, the Pollard makes for a lovely evening of theatre and is a hidden gem in the local art scene. Their stellar company is putting on a new classic with A Few Good Men. Well known as a movie, this original work by Aaron Sorkin was a Broadway play first, and audiences everywhere should see it in its intended form! Intense, gripping and dramatic,… Continue reading

An Uncertain Romance Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

…By Clayton J. Blair

Ben Hall and Stacey Logan

CityRep continues their 16th season with the regional premiere of the 2017 Tony Award® nominated play “Heisenberg”, starring Oklahoma City’s own Broadway leading lady Stacey Logan and longtime local favorite Ben Hall.

Aboard a modern London train station, a man stands quietly lost in thought and a woman, a total stranger to him and 20 years his junior, comes up and kisses him on the back of the neck.  All of this happens before the show even begins….Intrigued? … Continue reading

Judy Collins brings “A Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim” to OKC

Photo courtesy of Brad Trent

Christmas is upon us!  As usual, the eight-ball is directly facing down this household.  As usual, I’m behind it. There are stockings left to hang, hot chocolate needing marshmallows, and a tree that’s barely trimmed. Of course, last week when everything was still under control, the flu came to visit and nobody did a thing.  Most of all, there is the pressure to find the perfect gifts! And me? What do I want for Christmas? I’d be happy with a new toothbrush right now!

…..Eureka!  I have it.  I… Continue reading

“A Territorial Christmas Carol” is Indeed A Traditional Treasure!!!

In the past thirty years folks living in this region of been enchanted by “A Territorial Christmas Carol” at the Pollard Theatre.  This show opens on the Friday after Thanksgiving and this year that will be November 24, 2017.  The show continues on through December 23, 2017 and it certainly is a nice way to create the true spirit of Christmas.  For nearly twenty of these memorable years the part of Ebenezer Scrooge is played by James Ong, a master in his craft.  This year will be Ong’s final year as Scrooge, and while 2018… Continue reading

“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” Shaping up with Style at The Pollard

Matthew Alvin Brown as Hedwig (foreground) with Renee Anderson as Yitzhak (seated)

John Mitchell Cameron’s “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” could be considered a rather controversial choice for the Pollard Theatre, however, it is an important choice as it acknowledges the alternative culture growing in America today.  Hedwig’s lyrics and music were originally written by Stephen Trask, with Cameron doing the book.

“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” first premiered off Broadway in 1998 and received the Obie Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical.  Since then it has drawn large audiences at every performance of the show for exceptional… Continue reading