“The Mystery of Love and Sex” by Bathsheba Doran is a sensitive and sometimes humorous exploration of adolescent discovery, sexual identity, and coming to terms with unresolved issues. It’s certain that a large part of what makes life and all the ensuing problems bearable is humor. Without joy there is no life. Rhonda Clark directs a cast of four main characters and one delightful cameo with a great deal of sensitivity, but the humor in… Continue reading
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma produces high-quality, entertaining theatre for the whole family. Their Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) series offers exciting, professional theatre for the youngest patrons, and it’s always enjoyable for their parents too. Children are just as deserving of memorable theatrical experiences as their adult counterparts, and the Lyric’s TYA is sure to spark a lifelong love of live theatre for all who attend.
Kicking off 2020 is the latest in Lyric’s TYA series, Dr.… Continue reading
Founded in 2015 by collaborative artists Beth Amann, Jimmy Mavrikes, and Michael Windsor, Monumental Theatre Company is an innovative and exciting young theatre in a rich treasure trove for the arts- our nation’s capital. While DC is far from OKC, the theatre scenes in these two cities have a unique connection. Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma Producing Artistic Director Michael Baron previously held an Associate Artistic Director Role at Signature Theatre in DC. Signature and Lyric frequently collaborate, and the result is a lovely relationship between many DC based… Continue reading
By: Elizabeth Hurd
On Christmas Eve, 1951, NBC premiered the first opera written for television. It was called Amahl and the Night Visitors and it became a Christmas Eve tradition for 15 years. Gian Carlo Menotti, noted Italian-born American composer, based the opera on The Adoration of the Magi by Hieronymus Bosch. Many families gathered in front of their television sets to view the opera and Amahl’s beautiful story. However, things change and in 1966 NBC decided to update their programming, but the story of… Continue reading
In 1994 noted performer and novelist Tom Mula released a slightly different take on the classic we all know and love by Charles Dickens called “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol”. Now on stage, this story is being produced by the 3rd Act Theatre as a ‘Bonus’ production for Christmas. Doug Van Liew directs a cast of four on a very minimalist set, creating Mula’s version of “A Christmas Carol” from Marley’s viewpoint and… Continue reading
Jane Austen loved to write and she wrote well, publishing her novels anonymously and gaining a measure of respect. She wrote about life as she knew it and the importance of attending the right balls and garden parties. She gave us a glimpse of what behavioral ‘dance’ young couples had to perform in attempting to find a place in their future. Her novels are beloved by many, and although women today have fewer difficulties in creating a future, everyone… Continue reading
UCO’s Musical Theatre Christmas concert is a lovely holiday revue featuring Christmas numbers from a variety of stage musicals. There’s No Business Like Snow Business is a gloriously festive night at the UCO Jazz Lab. The show opens with the full cast performing “We Need a Little Christmas” and then breaking into smaller ensembles and solos. There are performances from several well-known Broadway shows, and they’re sung professionally by the UCO Musical Theatre students. The titles are helpfully displayed onscreen above the stage, and… Continue reading
It is a delightful and never-ending source of amazement to find the artistic level of talent in the heartland of Oklahoma. We have a number of great theatre groups producing outstanding productions to rival Broadway. This, of course, begins with the inspiration and education found in universities such as Oklahoma City University (OKCU) with outstanding music, theatre, art, and dance departments. The Oklahoma City University Theatre Department is presenting Tom Stoppard’s brilliant play “Arcadia” from December 5 through… Continue reading
The brightest age of entertainment may well have been in the days of radio, with great shows, like “The Shadow” and “Topper,” all full of wit, humor and the listener’s imagination. Each show had a sound effects man to recreate the sounds seen during the live presentation. Jack Donovan Foley refined many of these sounds and they are used extensively in Joe Landry’s “It’s a… Continue reading
Carpenter Square Theatre presents “Santaland Diaries” for a little holiday cheer. American humorist David Sedaris first presented “Santaland Diaries” as an essay on the Morning Edition of National Public Radio. The broadcast led to Joe Montello’s adaptation of the essay for stage, and the show has been a staple Christmas offering for theatre-goers looking for a little bah-humbugish humor. “Santaland Diaries” is a one-man show about the adventures of a Macy’s elf during the hectic Christmas season.
Linda McDonald… Continue reading