Jewel Box Theatre presents a wonderful and amusing comedy “Wedding Belles” a play guaranteed to put a twinkle in the eye. The play is co-written by Alan Bailey and Ronnie Claire Edwards and premiered in 2008 to high acclaim. The action takes place in the garden of Laura Lee Mcinerny, a prominent citizen of Eufala Springs, Texas in 1942. Laura Lee,… Continue reading
Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre, CityRep, is presenting the regional professional premiere of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, an intriguing tale with a special main character. Curious Incident focuses on Christopher, a 15-year-old, exceptional young man with a mystery to solve. Christopher must find a way to navigate the unknown outside world and the detective work at hand, a dilemma that is harder for him than most. Christopher has a special mind and therefore sees and experiences the world differently. He’s never ventured past his… Continue reading
Lyric Theatre’s Oklahoma premiere musical Girlfriend is a coming of age story about two recent high school graduates falling in love. It’s typical in every way that love stories are. There are nerves, first kisses, awkward silences, and shared mixtapes. It’s young love at its finest, most recognizable moments. What’s not so expected is that this isn’t a regular boy-girl post high school story. The two lovers at the center are both men, and that brings a refreshing, unexpected turn of events to the… Continue reading
It’s a common theme amongst Hedwig and the Angry Inch die-hard fans. Affectionately known as “Hed-Heads”, we gather together at live performances of the show as often as we can. Scrunched together at the wobbly tables inside The Boom, we quiz each other on how many times we’ve seen Hedwig, when and where we first saw it, and what number we’re on for witnessing this cast. Counting myself amongst the most dedicated of Hed-Heads, this is a welcome conversation starter.
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One of Robert Louis Stevenson’s most popular novellas “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” was first published in 1883. The story concerns an idealistic doctor, Henry Jekyll, who becomes fascinated with the idea of conquering the evil in man. He experiments upon himself, developing a formula that will isolate his own evil into a persona distinct from himself. This creates two personalities within one… Continue reading
“Almost Maine” is a delightful show about the lives and loves of folks living in a town that never quite became a township, hence, Almost, ME. The play, written by John Cariani, tells the story of lovers, those who seek, those who find and those who lose at the game of love. “Almost Maine” deals with romantic love, but also the love between good friends. The play consists of eight separate scenes featuring different characters. There is also a three-part series of vignettes,… Continue reading
Local artist and talent Emily J. Pace is taking a brief trip down to Fort Worth for a fun springtime show. Casa Mañana Theatre’s Grease opens March 2nd through 10th and it is Pace’s second time performing at the theatre. She was recently seen there in ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas as one of a pair of Christmas Elves. A former musical theatre student at UCO, Pace is known and loved by Oklahoma City audiences. She’s recently been seen in Kismet Arts Studio’s award winning production of Oliver!,… Continue reading
The Pollard Theatre’s Valentine season play Almost, Maine is a love story in nine parts, featuring four actors who each portray several characters. Almost is a township that isn’t quite a town, and the citizens there are very nearly finding love on a snowy winter night. Though charming and simple, the challenge for the story is rather complex. The actors must portray four or five characters each, all of whom are only in one scene. The characters are mentioned again in subsequent vignettes, but never appear on stage after the vignette ends. Every time a scene goes dark,… Continue reading
The rock musical Girlfriend, inspired by Matthew Sweet’s 1991 alt rock album, is a coming of age story of young love and self-discovery. The Lyric is bringing this regional premiere to OKC and their Plaza district stage via a collaboration with Washington D.C.’s Signature Theatre. Set in early nineties Nebraska, two young men find love in a world that’s not quite ready for them. Before the LGBTQ+ movement, before Pride Week, Queer Eye, and legal gay marriage, the world was a darker place for equality and the gay… Continue reading
Kathryn McGill directs “Twelfth Night” with perfection. Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park opens their 35th Season with a splendid production of one of Shakespeare’s most amusing comedies. “Twelfth Night” or ‘What You Will’ is one of Shakespeare’s most complicated romantic comedies utilizing one of his favorite devices: mistaken identity. Shakespeare was fascinated with twins, and he uses a pair of twins in “Twelfth Night” as well as the upcoming “The Comedy of Errors” also showing this season.
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