Curious George: The Golden Meatball is adventurous fun for young audiences

Published December 26, 2018 | By Adrienne Proctor Lyric Theatre’s 2019 kicks off with the third venture in their Theatre for Young Audiences series, presenting Curious George: The Golden Meatball. Opening January 23 through February 17 at the Plaza Theatre location, the four-week run of this kid friendly show features all daytime performances. Mischievous monkey …

XMAS: Consider Yourself DESTROYED… with LOVE

Published December 18, 2018 | By Adrienne Proctor Christmas is the most wonderful, sparkly, expensive, stressful, exhausting time of year. It’s steeped in tradition and oftentimes, redundancy. Thank goodness for small favors, like turning off the 24/7 radio repetition of the same fifteen songs. And for the Thelma Gaylord Academy’s Rokademy Experiment, which sets out …

The Boom’s Scrooge in Rouge is ridiculous holiday fun

Published December 10, 2018 | By Adrienne Proctor Scrooge in Rouge is a raucous parody of the beloved Charles Dickens tale A Christmas Carol. All seriousness aside, no really, don’t expect a single moment of genuinely serious dialogue, it pokes fun of the most famous Christmas story ever told in the best way possible. Already …

The Rokademy Experiment destroys XMAS: with LOVE

Published December 5, 2018 | By Adrienne Proctor It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s so wonderful, sometimes you just can’t stand it. By mid-December, even the jolliest of holiday elves needs a little break. You may even be tempted to turn off the Christmas shopping radio commercials, roll up the windows to …

OU University Theatre and Helmerich School of Drama present A Christmas Carol

Published December 3, 2018 | By Adrienne Proctor The quintessential Christmas story about second chances, ghostly visits, and the things we can and cannot change returns to OU University Theatre. A new adaptation by director Tom Huston Orr is staged this year, and it’s rich in the history of A Christmas Carol. With poetic dialogue …

Nostalgia and holiday memories blend beautifully in It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Published November 24, 2018 | By Adrienne Proctor Historic Guthrie at Christmas is one of the most magical experiences in Oklahoma. The Pollard Theatre is a pivotal part of the traditional Christmas celebrations, and this year they’re offering a different story from the one they’ve become famous for. After the deaths of two important artists …

Have the most wonderful time with It’s A Wonderful Life

Published November 13, 2018 | By Adrienne Proctor This Christmas season, The Pollard Theatre is offering a new take on a well-known holiday story. It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is based on the timeless 1946 movie, which starred James Stewart and Donna Reed. Joshua McGowen stars as the down and out George …

Lyric Theatre continues a new holiday tradition with A Christmas Carol

Published November 7, 2018 | By Adrienne Proctor The holiday season is soon to be upon us! This time of year, we hold onto traditions and make new memories. The timeless Charles Dickens story A Christmas Carol is a subtly profound tale that’s been done by everyone from Patrick Stewart to The Muppets. Taking a …

OU’s Wartime Drama Dogfight is Beautiful and Heartbreaking

Published November 5, 2018 | By Adrienne Proctor The Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts and Oklahoma University present the musical Dogfight, a beautiful and haunting story of innocence, love, and things lost. Based on the 1991 film of the same name, Dogfight follows a group of young Marines on their last night of freedom …

All You Need is Music… and a LOT of Hairspray!

Published October 23, 2018 | By Adrienne Proctor Hairspray is presented by Sooner Theatre and directed by Jennifer Teel. Music direction is by Mervin Tay. Hairspray is a fun little ditty of a show about the 1960s, black and white television ads, aerosol cans of styling products, and bouncy teenager Tracy Turnblad. Tracy is a …