American Theater Company
This semi-professional company performs out of the Williams Theater of the Tulsa PAC. Visit www.pac.com for tickets and information.
The Rocky Horror Show
October 19-27, 2007
If you missed this Halloween hit in '05 and '06, you must do the Time Warp this year with Dr. Frank-N-Furter and his freaky housemates in this campy musical by Richard O'Brien.
A Christmas Carol
Bob Odle and Richard Averill's musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' immortal morality tale, now in its 31st year of continuous production, is a classic in its own right.
The Santaland Diaries
December 13-22, 2007
Humorist David Sedaris' memoirs of his adventures as a Macy's department store elf is a sardonic and hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the business of Christmas.
February 15-23, 2008
This moving dramatization by Bryan Harnetiaux illustrates how Jackie Robinson won the first major civil rights battle of the 20th century by signing with the formerly all-white Brooklyn Dodgers.
Broken Arrow Community Playhouse
Performances held at 1800 S. Main St. in Broken Arrow. Visit www.bacptheatre.com for showtimes, tickets and other info.
September 7-8 & 13-16, 2007
As part of a Centennial partnership with the Broken Arrow Arts and Humanities Council, this show will combine music, dance and drama to pay tribute to our nation's pioneer women.
Hide and Shriek
October 19-20 and 25-28, 2007
A mystery farce with over-the-top action, chills and thrills, funny dialogue and hillbillies.
December 7-8 and 13-16, 2007
A feel-good musical based on the true story of a Great Lakes schooner captain who risks his life to transport tannenbaums to Chicago's German immigrants.
A Bad Year for Tomatoes
February 8-9 and 14-17, 2008
A famous TV actress decides to give it all up and retire to a tiny New England village. Sapulpa Community Theatre is doing the same show this season.
The Old Maid
April 4-5 and 10-13, 2008
Two 19th century cousins struggle to win the affection of a child who is the illegitimate daughter of the old maid.
June 6-7 and 12-15, 2008
A British man inherits a large sum of money from his uncle in New Jersey. But, there's a catch--to claim his money he must take his uncle's dead body on a weeklong vacation to Monte Carlo.
Clark Youth Theatre
Performances held at 11440 E. Admiral Blvd. For tickets and showtimes, visit www.clarktheatre.com.
Oklahoma!: The Musical
October 26-28 and November 2-3, 2007
In this state, you can never see it enough.
Best Christmas Pageant Ever
November 30, December 1-2 and 7-9, 2007
This Christmastime classic has become a tradition, and this is its 21st appearance on the Clark stage.
Much Ado About Nothing
February 29, March 1-2 and 7-8, 2008
A child-size version of Shakespeare's classic comedy.
April 10-13, 2008
Based on a beloved children's book, this is a modern-day fairy tale is full of wordplay and adventure.
You the Jury
May 9-10 and 16-17
The crime is murder and the jury is the audience, deciding the fate and outcome of the play.
Laughing Matter Youth Improv
Fun improv games and audience interaction. Performances are October 13, December 15, February 16 and April 19.
Grace Ann Productions
Performances held in various locations. For information, including dates, showtimes and tickets, visit www.grace-ann.com.
October 5-7, 2007
In one of Broadway's best, the soul of 1930s Harlem comes alive through this rollicking, swinging, finger-snapping revue.
Deaf Side Story
Grace Ann's major mission is bringing theatre to the deaf community by signing during each performance. With Deaf Side Story, the company continues that mission. More information to come.
Disney's High School Musical
The pre-teen phenomenon that has taken over TV is now taking the stage. Auditions are Nov. 17-18, 2007, with production information to follow.
Children's Letters to God
A favorite of Grace Ann's and of Tulsa's, performed by children and asking all the questions adults are to afraid to. Stay tuned for production dates, times and location.
Performances at 5328 S. Wheeling Ave. For information, visit www.hellertheatre.com.
September 27-30 and October 4-6, 2007
A fast-paced comedy about two brothers competing for their mother's attention and their girlfriends' patience.
November 8-10 and 15-17
"Here's my life. Make an offer." Donny is having a garage sale and everything he owns is up for bids.
Perilous Gravity in an Uncertain Universe
January 31, February 1-3 and 7-9, 2008
Selected from more than 200 entries from around the world, Heller's annual play contest winner receives its world premiere performance. Play written by Texan William Borden.
March 6-9 and 13-15, 2008
Henrik Ibsen's revolutionary foray into sexual hypocrisy is given a new translation from one of America's greatest contemporary playwrights, Lanford Wilson.
Recent Tragic Events
May 1-4 and 8-10, 2008
A surprisingly poignant and funny tale written by Craig Wright, one of the creators of HBO's Six Feet Under.
Laughing Matter Improv
Theatre off the cuff. Performances are September 7, October 12, December 14, February 15, March 28 and May 30.
Round the Bend Players
Tulsa's only theatre company for seniors. Performances are April 3-6, 2008. Show TBA.
The most edgy and daring theatre in Tulsa. Keep an eye out for late additions to the season. Performances at 1416 E. 4th St. For more information and tickets, visit www.nightingaletheater.com.
September 6-8, 2007
Evandrake Productions' inaugural performances examines the difference between genius and madness.
September 14-16, 2007
The search for Oklahoma's next stage-struck star begins, in a new and innovative Internet reality theatre competition.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
A comedic yet very real story of first, second and third generations Mexicans trying to relate to one another.
Old Fashioned Poison Candy
October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27, 2007
Back by popular demand, 50Swats' twisted take on Halloween.
Triple Xmas Show
December 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22, 2007
Not even Christmas is sacred once these guys get a hold of. You can bet it will be funny, though.
Down the 'Ol Hole
February 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23, 2008
In this post-apocalyptic mind-melter set in the not-too-distant future, a gang of cowboys gather for a last stand in the Ouchita hills.
Sapulpa Community Theater
Performances at 124 S Water St. in Sapulpa. For tickets and info, visit www.sapulpatheater.com.
Smoke on the Mountain
September 29-October 7, 2007
Pastor Oglethorpe is bound and determined to bring his church into the "modern world" with the first ever Saturday night singing event. Welcome the Sanders family as they sing all your gospel favorites.
It's a Wonderful Life
November 30-December 9, 2007
This beloved American holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With an ensemble that brings dozens of characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
All My Sons
February 8-17, 2008
The Arthur Miller play follows the fortunes and misfortunes of the Deever and Keller families through war, prison, love and tragedy.
A Bad Year For Tomatoes
April 11-20, 2008
Myra Marlowe leases a home in a small town in New England to get away from the pressures and demands of her acting career. In an attempt to shoo away nosy neighbors, she invents a demented sister locked away in an upstairs room.
June 7--15, 2008
An evening of three one-act plays offering a range of emotions, with a couple of kiddie beauty pageant mothers, a social worker and a struggling mother and two women examining their lives over chocolate cake.
Performances at 1381 Riverside Dr. For information, visit www.spotlighttheater.org.
Since 1953, the nonprofit Tulsa Spotlighters have been giving performances of the old fashioned melodrama "The Drunkard" and "The Olio" every Saturday night. Here, you can be a part of the show, boo and hiss the villain, cheer and applaud the hero and sing along with tunes of a bygone era. The Spotlight also has a children's theater series and a murder mystery musical dinner theater. Check the website for updates and information.
Spotlight Children's Theater Schedule
October 12-14 and 19-21, 2007
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
December 7-9 and 14-16, 2007
Anne Of Green Gables
February 29, March 1-2 and 7-9, 2008
The Little Princess
April 25-27 and May 2-4, 2008
June 20-22 and 27-29, 2008
Hansel and Gretel
August 15-17 and 22-24, 2008
Performances by the city's oldest continually running community theatre company. Productions usually held in the Doenges, Norman or Williams Theater of the PAC, but check www.theatretulsa.org for exact times and locations.
The Lion in Winter
September 21-29, 2007
In this Tony award-winning historical drama by James Goldman, the three sons of Kind Henry II of England and his estranged wife, Eleanor of the Aquitaine, vie for the throne. Henry favors the youngest, Eleanor, just out of prison, promotes the eldest, while the middle son's only hope is to play both sides against each other.
November 23-December 1, 2007
Ronald Harwood's play tells the story of an overworked, aging actor, known affectionately as "Sir," struggling to make his 227th performance of Shakespeare's King Lear. This drama highlights the actor's relationship with his costume dresser, who must both adorn Sir's body and strengthen his ego before the performance.
February 22-March 1, 2008
Noel Coward's most enduringly successful work is about a divorced couple, both recently remarried, who accidentally book adjoining suites at he same hotel for their honeymoons. Private Lives contains some of the famously witty playwright's best dialogue as well as the original song "Someday I'll Find You."
Love, Sex and the IRS
April 4-12, 2008
Jon has been cheating the IRS for years by claiming his androgynously named male roommate, Leslie, as his wife. Leslie has been cheating, too--with Jon's fiancée, Kate. When an IRS auditor decides to pay Jon and Leslie a home visit, mayhem breaks loose in this farce by William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore.
She Loves Me
May 16-24, 2008
Two feuding European shop employees in the 1930s are unaware that they are each other's romantic pen pals in this musical by Joe Masteroff, Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock. If you liked the movie You've Got Mail, you'll enjoy this elegant, old-world musical that inspired it.
(TO, TB, Celebrity Attractions, PAC Trust schedules)
Music, Dance and Musicals
Tulsa Symphony Orchestra
Unless otherwise stated, all performances are held in the Chapman Music Hall of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Visit www.tulsasymphony.org for tickets and information.
An American Evening
September 8, 2007
Gerhardt Zimmerman conducts this collection of patriotic pieces, including Corigliano's "Promenade Overture" and "To Music," Copland's "Appalachian Spring" and Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 "From the New World."
Symphony at Sunset
At the Tulsa Country Club
October 7, 2007
TSO partnered with Tulsa Southside Rotary Club and Tulsa Country Club to provide an evening of music under the stars.
A Magical Evening
October 27, 2007
Daniel Hege will conduct this bewitching collection of sorcery-inspired pieces, including Dukas' "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," John Williams' "Harry's Wondrous World" (from Harry Potter Suite), Wagner's "Magic Fire Music" and Falla's "Ritual Fire Dance."
An Evening of Contrast
November 10, 2007
Andrew Massey will conduct this collection including Prokofieff's Symphony No. 1 "Classical," Britten's "Suite on English Folk Songs" and Brahms' Symphony No. 1.
An Imperial Evening
February 2, 2008
Under the direction of conductor Vladmir Lande and director Donald Studebaker, TSO teams up with Tulsa Oratorio Chorus for this collection of Scandinavian pieces.
A Viennese Evening
March 15, 2008
With special guest violinist Filip Fenrych, this collection conducted by Benjamin Zander includes Mozart's "Overture to The Marriage of Figaro," Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major and Mahler's Symphony No. 5.
An Evening with Tulsa Symphony Orchestra
April 5, 2008
An orchestra showcase conducted by Carl Topilow including John Williams' "The Cowboy's Overture," Faure's "Elegy for Cello and Orchestra," Sarasate's "Zigeunerweisen," Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnole," Brahms' "Academic Festival Overture," Turrin's "Fandango" and Gershwin's "An American in Paris."
All performances in the Chapman Music Hall of the Tulsa PAC, except for the final series, which will be performed in the Kivisto Hall of the TB studios, 4512 S. Peoria. Visit www.tulsaballet.org for tickets and information.
Romeo & Juliet
September 21-23, 2007
This classic Shakespearean tragedy of feuding families and forbidden desire is choreographed by Michael Smuin and danced to the original music of Sergei Prokofiev.
November 2-4, 2007
Jerome Robbins' The Concert illustrates the humorous misfortunes of audience members at a concert hall. Val Caniparoli choreographs challenging neo-classic dance to the music of Franz Shubert in Vivace. And in Bruiser, the music of Graeme Koehn guides Stanton Welch's choreography as the dancers reveal the sport involved in ballet.
December 15-16, 20-23, 2007
Choreographed by Marcello Angelini to the music of Tchaikovsky and set against the romantic backdrop of 1920s Paris, this magical story told through dazzling dance adds sparkle to the holiday season.
The Great Gatsby
February 8-10, 2008
F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is adapted to this full-length ballet by Andre Prokovsky, performed to music from great artists of the Jazz Age. The Great Gatsby features flapper girls, roaring parties and hopeless romantic Jay Gatsby yearning for his long-lost love.
March 28-30, 2008
The setting for Black Cake, choreographed by Hans van Manen, is an elegant party in which socialites overindulge to the music of Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and others. Remansos exhibits the critically acclaimed choreography of Nacho Duato set to the waltzes of composer Enrique Granados, and European star Luciano Cannito displays more of his world-famous choreography in a world premiere.
April 25-May 4, 2008
A mix of internationally recognized choreographers and young, up-and-coming, yet already prominent, choreographers, including Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo, Young Soon Hue and Ma Cong. Audiences will have the chance to experience the company in a close and intimate way, which is something only the new Kivisto Hall can provide.
Bringing Broadway to Tulsa by way of the Tulsa PAC's Chapman Music Hall. Visit www.celebrityattractions.com for info and tickets.
September 11-16, 2007
The Broadway season kicks off with a gem of a show based on the memoirs of famed striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee. Standout songs from this big, brassy hit include "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "You Gotta Have a Gimmick" and "Let Me Entertain You."
Ring of Fire
November 13-18, 2007
The memory of music maverick Johnny Cash burns bright in this new Broadway tribute/revue. Six singers and eight musicians perform 38 of The Man in Black's greatest hits. The show is directed by Tony Award-winner Richard Maltby.
The Ten Tenors
The Ten Tenors win kudos and the hearts of audience members across the globe with music ranging from arias to ABBA. Over 77 million people on three continents have enjoyed the vocal artistry and supreme showmanship of this debonair Australian group.
March 4-9, 2008
A new generation of fans will be enchanted by Little Orphan Annie, Daddy Warbucks and Miss Hannigan as they show what a hard-knock life and easy street are all about. In Depression-era New York City, Annie endures an unhappy life at an orphanage before befriending a stray dog and finding a home with a kind and rich guardian.
The Phantom of the Opera
June 18-24, 2008
This is the darkly romantic story of a disfigured recluse who haunts the Paris Opera House and lives for the love of a beautiful singer, Christine. Adapted from Gaston Leroux's classic novel, this award-winning production revisits such memorable Andrew Lloyd Weber songs as "All I Ask of You," "The Music of the Night" and "Masquerade."
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