Who’s Who in OK
Fresh off two of this year’s hottest productions- UCO and CityRep’s collaboration of Hair and Lyric’s Summer at the Civic production of Newsies– UCO Musical Theatre Senior Easton Edwards recently caught up with me. His exclusive interview highlights some of his best moments as an actor and what he’s looking forward to in the future. In between finals, studying, and holiday madness, he was gracious enough to agree to an exclusive Q&A with OKASH! Read below and learn all about a new favorite… Continue reading
Oklahoma City based artist Kristin Küns just closed out a hit run as Cheryl, the un-dead younger sister of Ashley Williams in The Pollard’s revival production of Evil Dead: The Musical. Evil Dead is a crowd pleasing bloodbath, complete with lowbrow, hilariously frightening humor throughout. The energy of a show this physical is so demanding and constant, it takes a performer as professional and energetic as Küns to pull it off! She was gracious enough to answer my questions about the show, and fill me… Continue reading
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 demanding… Continue reading
Jon Haque is a man of many talents and disciplines. As the Business Manager at Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre Company he is tasked with making things as simple as possible for the production and excels in that behind the scenes capacity. He has had many successes as an actor in the Oklahoma City area not only at CityRep but at Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, the Pollard Theatre and Carpenter Square. In 2007 he received an Emmy Award for his television work at PBS, excellent recognition of his acting skills.… Continue reading
There are some excellent university programs for the arts in Oklahoma. But the real test for theatre folk doesn’t come from their academic career, it comes from their performance in the field. Amandanell Bold has been in love with the theatre from childhood. She has paid her dues working on the backstage crews and stage managing. She loves the ambiance and the thrill that occurs backstage when the crew is able to support the actors and directors in a hit show. Every now and then she is… Continue reading
The Broadway Academy of Performing is presenting “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” August 3, 2019 featuring Ella Latham. Latham is well-known to local audiences having appeared as Martha Cratchit in “A Territorial Christmas Carol” at the Pollard Theatre in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Many people may remember her performance in “Oliver” at Kismet, where she performed as Bet. Latham earned the award of Best Supporting Actress from Broadway World for Bet and Martha in 2018.
The production will take place in Wichita KS at Newman University as the culmination of the week-long performing… Continue reading
James A. Hughes, resident company member of the Pollard Theatre is one of the most versatile actors in the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. Hughes studied dance and costume design at Oklahoma City University, and his credits include directing and choreographing as well as performing on stage. His range includes many roles, from the beloved Bob Cratchit in Pollard’s “A Territorial Christmas Carol” to Boolie Werthan in “Driving Miss Daisy” also at the Pollard. “Driving Miss Daisy” is coming up again at the Pollard, opening August 23, 2019. And… Continue reading