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

Past Reviews

Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” — A Triumph for Oklahoma City University

Sage Tokach (Olga) with Marae Marae Narvaez (Irina) and Kaiden Lynn Maines (Masha) in Chekhov’s “Three Sisters”

Anton Chekhov is considered one of the masters of Russian literature and he is noted for his plays as well as his short stories.  “Three Sisters” was written in 1900 and premiered in 1901 with Konstantin Stanislavski directing as well as appearing as Lt. Col. Vershinen.  The play is certainly a tragic story of a family as the hopes and dreams they cherish fade along with youth.  Yet moments of mirth appear occasionally, and brief visions of the natural gaiety… Continue reading

Award Winning Director of The Pollard Presents The Little Mermaid, a Re-Imagined Classic

…..by Adrienne Proctor with Elizabeth Hurd

W. Jerome Stevenson Photo courtesy NewsOK Archives

The Governor’s Arts Awards is one of the prestigious awards given to individuals for their service to the community in arts.  For many years W. Jerome Stevenson has been leading the Pollard Theatre with incredible and diverse talent, down to earth practicality and profound integrity. Stevenson has been honored with the Community Service Award this year. Stevenson wears many hats, and the hat tree that can actually hold the number of hats he wears has not yet been designed.  He requires an entire coat closet… Continue reading

Blood Relations Brings Chills and Thrills at Carpenter Square Theatre

……..by Adrienne Proctor

Brenna Betz as Lizzie/Bridget (left) and Corrynn Englerth as Lizzie/Actress (right)

Sharon Pollock’s Blood Relations is the mostly true tale of Lizzie Borden and the events leading up to and following the murders of her father and step-mother in Massachusetts in 1892. The play features characters based on actual people and events, as well as fictional characters.

Corrynn Englerth stars as The Actress, a mysterious woman staying with Lizzie, ten years after Lizzie’s acquittal in the infamous murders. Englerth also spends the majority of the show as Lizzie herself, as she is “acting out” the murderous events… Continue reading

“The Mousetrap” Unfortunately Unheard

“The Mousetrap” by the incredible Grande Dame of mystery, Agatha Christie, first opened on the West End in 1952.  The show is still being presented! That’s right; “The Mousetrap” is as old as I am! London’s “The Mousetrap” is the longest running show in history. The University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond opened “The Mousetrap” on Thursday, March 29, 2018 and UCO only presents a show for one weekend.  That means that UCO’s “The Mousetrap” directed by Daisy Folsom has the shortest run of this play in history! It is a distinct possibility that the show will have… Continue reading

Lyric Theatre Presents the Inspiring, Tony Award winner “Fun Home”

…by Adrienne Proctor

Lyn Cramer as Alison \ Lyric’s “Fun Home” Photo by KO Rinearson

More than just a night out of the house, an evening at the theatre is one of the most powerful forms of escapism there is. Fun, dazzling, and inspiring, musical theatre can sometimes be so moving and ground-breaking that it becomes more than just entertainment. Lyric Theatre is offering that level of inspiration with their latest production, the regional debut of Fun Home.

A story of coming out, learning about yourself, and facing your own past, the five-time Tony Award winning Fun Home is deeply… Continue reading

“Greater Tuna” Celebrates CityRep’s Outstanding Performers!

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

In the early 1980’s Joe Sears, Ed Howard and Jaston Williams first imagined the town of Tuna, Texas as a familiar place for many Americans.  Tuna is a small southern town with a definitive culture, celebrating what they know has worked for generations, unaware that generations to follow are more sophisticated, but not necessarily less determinate.  The show celebrates the greatness of these Americans even as the dialogue holds up those inbred notions of self-superiority to ridicule; we must admire their strength and… Continue reading

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 with… Continue reading

Junie B. Jones Wows and Delights at Lyric Theatre

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

….by Adrienne Proctor

Junie B. Jones is a beloved book series about a precocious, intelligent little first grader, and Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma has brought her to life on stage. Kristin Küns stars as the energetic young Junie, and her cast of friends and family are equally charismatic and fun. The cast features six actors, most in multiple roles.

While Küns may only have one role, as the title character she’s on stage for the duration of the show. Küns sings, dances, and bounces about the stage with all… 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 co-founder… 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 a… Continue reading