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

2019

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The Lyric Academy’s Mary Poppins is Practically Perfect!

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The Thelma Gaylord Academy’s Mary Poppins.

Lyric Theatre’s Thelma Gaylord Academy produces top-notch, professional quality theatre for OKC patrons. By utilizing their students, they present a unique experience and a chance for young artists to hone their artistry and technical skills. Their fall production of Mary Poppins is challenging, a technical marvel, and an absolute delight. It’s a spoonful of sugar, and it goes down joyfully.

Mary Poppins is a beloved story for the ages. The 1964 Disney movie starring a youthful Julie Andrews as Mary and Dick Van Dyke as Bert is loved and cherished by the young… Continue reading

UCO’s Musical Theatre Students Twist the Knife with Macabret

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Mica Martinez in “The Man That Got Away” from Macabret: A Spooktacular Halloween Revue. Photo by UCO Photographic Services.

The UCO Musical Theatre students present a “Spooktactular Halloween Revue” at the UCO Jazz Lab. The annual concert, Macabret, features the full cast of UCO musical theatre students, presenting contemporary pop/rock songs with a Halloween inspired twist. The production is wholly produced, performed, directed and designed by the students, with a little help from department directors and choreographers. Talent, hard-work, energy, passion, and a macabre sense of fun are on display, and it’s a wild and wicked event for the… Continue reading

Loving Letters in the Romantic Musical “She Loves Me” at Bethany Stage

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“She Loves Me” cast. Photo courtesy of Bethany Stage.

She Loves Me” is a lovely little musical love story based upon a premise that has been popular in ‘the shop around the corner’ and ‘in the good old summertime.’  Two young people begin corresponding through a lonely hearts advertisement in the papers and fall in love through their letters.  Sent anonymously to a ‘dear friend’ neither knows the identity or appearance of the other.  As this romance reaches the point of a meeting one of them discovers the identity of the wonderful pen pal.  She… Continue reading

“Holmes and Watson” Take a Plunge

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Ford Filson, Peter Fischaber Grant Britton, and …Photo Courtesy

Carpenter Square is presenting another Jeffrey Hatcher success:  “Holmes and Watson” directed by Tom Cowley.  Jeffrey Hatcher is a renowned playwright, whose award-winning plays have been produced with great success and earning rave reviews, including at Carpenter Square.  The production “Holmes and Watson” first premiered in 2017 in Arizona and is now showing here in Oklahoma City through November 9, 2019. 

Theatre is a collaborative art form.  It requires the dedicated cooperation of playwright, director, actors, technical crew, and audience.  While each is indispensable… Continue reading

Artist Spotlight: Kat Metcalfe

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Kat Metcalfe stars as Magenta/Usherette in Lyric Theatre’s Rocky Horror Show. Photo by Taylor Paulson.

October is beginning to look a lot like the holiday season warm-up. It’s busier than ever, especially for theatre. Artists, technicians, and reviewers alike are running crazy trying to get everything covered. This writer is LIVING for the tight schedule, just focusing on one musical, and one pumpkin spice latte, at a time.

One of those theatre artists, Kat Metcalfe, understands the hustle all too well. She’s currently in a hit run of The Rocky Horror Show at Lyric Theatre as Magenta/Usherette. The… Continue reading

The Pollard’s Evil Dead is Bloody Great!

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Wil Rogers and Megan Montgomery in The Pollard’s Evil Dead: The Musical.

Evil Dead: The Musical is a bloody, gory, funny, grotesque, absurd, ridiculous thrill of a parody and it’s great fun for theatre-goers. The Pollard Theatre brings it back by popular demand after a sold-out run five years ago. This go-round is exceptionally directed by Pollard company member Jared Blount, who’s not afraid to bring the gore directly to the audience. Evil Dead follows a group of five college kids on a Spring Break trip, in an abandoned cabin, in a dark and mysterious wood. What could… Continue reading

The 3rd Act Theatre Company Presents a Fantastic “Dracula”

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Don Taylor as “Dracula” in Gary Wright’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel. Photo Courtesy of Sami Karbelk

Since the 15th century the name of Vlad Dracul has inspired dread in the hearts of Romanians and the terror based on numerous legends spread. The largely imaginary Vlad the Impaler became ingrained as an instrument of fear throughout the world.  Since 1897 when Bram Stoker published his Gothic novel ‘Dracula’ vampires have reigned supreme within nightmares bidden and unbidden, chilling souls from sole to crown.  Gary Wright’s play “Dracula” premiered in 1999 and is quite true to Stoker’s… Continue reading

Hilarious Spoof “Evil Dead: The Musical” Back by Popular Demand!

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Unsuspecting youths making their way to the cabin in the woods–Cast of “Evil Dead: The Musical” Photo Courtesy of Jared Blount, The Pollard Theatre

The Pollard Theatre reanimates “Evil Dead: The Musical” to an audience committed to fun, frivolity and fabulous fear.  In 1981 Sam Raimi conceived the horror flick, “The Evil Dead,” birthing an entire franchise dedicated to bad zombies.  George Reinblatt wrote the book and lyrics for “Evil Dead: The Musical,” premiering in 2006, and it has since become a part of the cult classic ‘Evil Dead’ series. Additional Lyrics are by Christopher Bond. … Continue reading

Lyric Theatre Spectacularly Shocks with “The Rocky Horror Show”

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Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter (played by Eric Ulloa) prepares to return home. Photo Courtesy of K Talley Photography

Since 1973, almost everyone that loves this spooky time of year has experienced the outrageous cult classic ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show,’ whether from the original London production in 1973 or both the Broadway production and hit movie starring Tim Curry as Frank ‘N’ Furter in 1975.   In 2016, J. Robert Moore portrayed Frank ‘N’ Furter at Lyric Theatre to rave reviews; now Moore has returned to direct, ushering in Eric Ulloa’s turn in platforms to dazzle Oklahoma audiences!… Continue reading

“A Raisin in the Sun” Looks Back and Pays Forward

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Three generations of the Younger Family in “A Raisin in the Sun” Norma Goff as Lena Younger (left) Myles Currin-Moore as Travis Younger and Nykezia Giles as Ruth Younger (standing) Photo Courtesy of Jewel Box Theatre.

 “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry is one of the most definitively important plays of the 20th century.  Earning numerous awards since the 1959 Broadway debut, the play explores the obstacles faced by the black, or in the language of the day “colored,” community.  The title comes from a line in Langston Hughes poem ‘Harlem’ or ‘A… Continue reading

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