Publisher: Elizabeth Hurd


Arvel Bird jammin’ with some local musicians at Rollins Creek Ranch

Elizabeth Hurd  Published: Friday February 25th, 2011

Rollins Creek Ranch is one of the favorite hangouts for local musicians to jam. This evening Arvel Bird appeared for a concert with a jam with everyone after the show. Photos soon. Looking for him to come back to Rollins Creek! And….Arvel Bird has a show coming up on 02/27/2011 at 07:00 PM @ The Norman Train D… in Norman, OK Continue reading

The Nerd!

Elizabeth Hurd  Published: February 17th, 2011

Due to an error on the part of critic: Elizabeth Hurd, the actor portraying Thor was incorrectly identified in this review. Please note that the actor mentioned should be Fulmer and not Tabor. My profound apologies to both of them.

Pollard Theatre Company continues the 24th Seasons of Laughter with Larry Shue’s “he Nerd.” This is one of two modern farcical comedies written by Mr. Shue whose untimely death in 1985 prevented further development as a playwright. Continue reading

“The Great American Trailer Park Musical” is a Smash Hit!

Elizabeth Hurd  Published: Wednesday May 18th, 2011

“The Great American Trailer Park Musical” is an offensive slice of brilliance. Yet while the language may be offensive to some; it is never gratuitous or unwarranted. The book by Betsy Kelso is a wonderful story line for a musical. Music and Lyrics by David Nehls are exceptional.

Most importantly for any audience is that the songs add to the story rather than detract with distraction as is often the case for some of the latest musicals.

This production is a collaboration between Oklahoma CityRep Theatre and the University of Central Oklahoma Music Theatre and Broadway Tonight. The partnership is a great and intuitive blending for both entities. Continue reading

Ghostlight Theatre Club Presents “Lives of the Saints”

Elizabeth Hurd  Published: May 17th, 2011

It is time at last to let the ‘shpuunt’ out of the bag! If anyone can ever tell us what it is–but decides not to—that would be David Ives. “Lives of the Saints” is currently showing at Ghostlight Theatre Club in the Paseo District of Oklahoma City.
Author Ives may have clued in director Emily Etherton, regarding ‘shpuunt’ otherwise she would be unable to ‘cloomna floofa himna flek’ so beautifully and with such a great cast too! Anyone confused by this will be all straightened out once they check out this production showing through May 28. One thing is clear: “Lives of the Saints” is not only absurd, it is hilarious. The show is a series of separate sketches depicting outrageously impossible situations. Rather like a variety show in the Saturday Night Live and Monte Python genre. Continue reading