Beehive: The 60s Musical is a hair raising good time for Pollard patrons. Susan Riley serves as narrator and she takes us from 1960, with the girl groups and iconic hairdos, all the way to Woodstock in 1969. Seen through the eyes of someone coming of age during this infamous decade, Beehive shows what it truly felt like to live while this era was unfolding. Music reflected the changing times as female empowerment began to take hold.… Continue reading
“Beehive” directed by Timothy Stewart is being presented at the Pollard Theatre April 12 through May 4, 2019. “Beehive” is about six young women coming of age during the tumultuous 60’s decade. What a show, what a period of time for those who lived it. In the 1960’s there was a real renaissance of music, attitude, style and growth. We went through a period of the modern pompadour-the beehive hairdo… Continue reading
Hold on to your quiches! The Boom’s quick-witted, crazy good-time play 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche is comedy gold. Based in 1956, five ladies of superb style and class gather together at the annual quiche contest. This passionate group, known as The Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein, is prepared for anything. Armed with forks, ready to taste this year’s winning egg concoction, they gather in the community center turned bomb shelter. There, along with the audience members, they set off to taste and… Continue reading
William Inge is one of America’s greatest modern playwrights, earning a Pulitzer Prize for his 1953 “Picnic”, in which a young Paul Newman made his debut as Alan Seymour. It’s no wonder that Oklahoma City University included “Picnic” on the 2019 season. Directed by Kristen Cerelli, Assistant Professor of Acting and Voice at Oklahoma City University since 2016, “Picnic” features a fine student cast. The set design by Dustin Bielich… Continue reading
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is a fabulously rich mystery by Mark Haddon. The story is told from the perspective of a young man who looks at the world in a different way, a highly focused way. This book has been adroitly adapted for the stage by playwright Simon Stephens and has received numerous awards, including seven Olivier’s and five Tony’s for the productions. Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre has taken on the… Continue reading
Steve Martin has always been a favorite for anyone needing a laugh but he can write a heart-wrenching plot that will cause tears to flow down your cheeks. Martin is the playwright responsible for the book, story and music of “Bright Star” in collaboration with the amazingly talented Edie Brickell. The two of them have created a fantastic musical that, in the expert hands of Michael Baron, is Lyric Theatre’s latest hit production.
The story is set in the south and the music style is… Continue reading
Carpenter Square is presenting “Death Tax” the popular new play by Lucas Hnath. While Hnath is clearly a fine writer, his style is particularly difficult when translating to the spoken word. Specifically, his dialogue, and much of the play, consists of speech making by the characters rather than conversation. The intensity in emotion is handled well by all the actors in both speaking and listening, yet they are unable to respond… Continue reading
Beehive: The 60s Musical is the ultimate celebration of female empowerment, music, fashion, and hairdos that defined an era. The 1960s were a time of great change for American history, and with it came some of the best music by the most iconic artists. Beehive celebrates these feminine revolutionaries and features some of their most recognizable tunes. Audiences will love hearing “My Boyfriend’s Back”, “Son of a Preacher Man”, “Me and Bobby McGee”, “Natural Woman” and more.
Timothy Stewart directs this revival production, which is returning to the… Continue reading
The Thelma Gaylord Academy’s Rokademy Experiment is gearing up for another epic concert performance. This time around, they’re performing The Hazards of Love by The Decemberists. Part rock theatre, part storytelling, the concept album is more than just fun rock music. The album features a plot and characters and creates a lavish musical fairy tale with each of the seventeen songs. The Rokademy has already impressed peers and parents alike with their rockin’ Christmas show, and this year’s annual spring concert is sure to bring the fire once again. This intricate lyrical journey is a chance for the students… Continue reading