POSTED ON JANUARY 28, 2009:
[Theatre, Music, Dance]
Broadway in Bartlesville
300 SE Adams/ Bartlesville, OK 74003/ 336-2787/ www.bartlesvillecommunitycenter.com
The Spencers: Theatre of Illusion • February 16
This duet combines original theatrical elements with cutting-edge illusions, audience interaction, dramatic lighting, special effects, music, movement and stage magic. The Spencers have propelled the age-old art of magic into the 21st century.
Jesus Christ Superstar • April 27
Ted Neeley in the title role of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's show, first exploded onto the stage in 1971 and it was clear that the musical world would never be the same again. Jesus Christ, Superstar is a dramatized version of the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth.
Annie • June 3
Orphan Annie is back, giving a whole new generation the chance to experience this classic musical about never giving up hope.
Broken Arrow Community Playhouse
1800 S. Main St./ Broken Arrow, OK 74012/ 258-0077/ www.bacptheatre.com
Rumors • February 6-7 and 12-15
Four couples are at the exclusive town-house of a deputy New York mayor and his wife to celebrate their tenth anniversary. The party never begins because the host has shot himself in the head (it's only a flesh wound) and his wife is missing. His lawyer decides on a cover-up, which gets progressively more difficult to sustain as the other guests arrive and nobody can remember who told what about whom. Doors slam and hilarity abounds as the couples get more and more crazed trying to sort things out for themselves and the police.
The Gin Game • April 17-18 and 23-26
A man, a woman, a deck of cards. Sounds simple, right? But in D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, every deal is a chance for two feisty and combative retirees to make up for past mistakes. The Gin Game is a bittersweet comedy about an uneasy friendship between two opponents playing gin rummy as if their lives depended on it.
Nunsense • June 5-6 and 11-14
Nunsense tells the tale of the Little Sisters of Hoboken who, after an unsuccessful stint as leper colony missionaries, start a new life operating Mt. Saint Helen's parochial school in Hoboken, N.J. After one of the nuns, Sister Julia, Child of God, accidentally serves up a bad batch of vichyssoise, most of the Sisters of Hoboken die of botulism. The surviving sisters bury all but four of the nuns when they run out of money. The story takes a divinely comedic turn when the nuns "cook up" a clever scheme to raise money to bury their remaining four sisters -- preserved on ice in the storage freezer.
4506 E. 91st St./ Tulsa, OK 74113/ 596-7109/ www.celebrityattractions.com
All performances are held in the Chapman Music Hall of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
The Pajama Game • March 3--8
There's unrest at the Sleep Tite pajama factory when Sid and Babe sit on opposite sides of the negotiating table clashing over a seven-and-a-half cent raise. But love threatens to shut down the plant as the battle of the sexes plays out in this rollicking classic of the Golden Age of musical comedy. The Pajama Game is a rambunctious pillow fight full of jazzy songs, hot dance and exuberant laughter.
The Drowsy Chaperone • June 2--7
A rare combination of unprecedented originality and blinding talent, The Drowsy Chaperone boldly addresses a great unspoken desire in all of our hearts: to be entertained. It all begins when a die-hard musical-theater fan plays his favorite cast album, a 1928 smash hit called "The Drowsy Chaperone," and the show magically bursts to life. We are instantly immersed in the glamorous, hilarious tale of a celebrity bride and her uproarious wedding day, complete with thrills and surprises that take both the cast (literally) and the audience (metaphorically) soaring into the rafters.
Chamber Music Tulsa
2210 S. Main (Harwelden)/ Tulsa, OK 74114/ 587-3802/ www.chambermusictulsa.org
All performances are held in the Kathleen P. Westby Pavilion of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
The Talich Quartet • February 14 & 15
The Talich Quartet has been considered for many years to be one of the world's finest string quartets, representing Czech music over the whole of Europe and the United States. In addition to touring, the group has recorded the complete works of Mozart and Beethoven, and has received many international prizes, including the Diapasson d'Or, Grand Prix du Disque, Diapasson du Siecle, and the Gold Disque from Supraphon. The Quartet was approached by the Spielberg Foundation to work on classical recordings for the film documentary about the Holocaust called Hell on Earth.
Trio Fedele • March 21 & 22
The unique instrumental combination of flute, cello, and piano has taken this trio of Juilliard and Curtis Institute graduates to concert halls across the country. "The performance was flawless," said The Burlington Free Press, "the effect stunning...and totally musical." David Fedele, winner of the Young Concert Artists International Audition Award, founded Trio Fedele with friends and colleagues of long standing to explore a rich and varied repertoire from works of the baroque and classical masters to some of the most important music of our time.
3719 S. Wheeling Ave./ Tulsa, OK 74105/ 295-5965/www.choregus.org
Ken Tracy established Choregus Productions, LLC in 2006 to continue the tradition, dating back to classical Greece, of citizen involvement in the performing arts. Choregus was founded to present outstanding performing arts productions that otherwise might not appear on Tulsa stages. Performances are at the Tulsa PAC, 110 E. 2nd St.
Merce Cunningham Dance Company Performance • March 10, 7:30pm
Merce Cunningham is widely recognized as the greatest living choreographer. Earlier in his career he was also one of the greatest American dancers. Cunningham's dances have often been described as having much in common with Dada (collage structures) and Zen (multiplicity of centers). This does not mean that the dances are formless, but their structure is organic, like something in nature, not preconceived and imposed on the material. But there is no improvisation: the dancers know precisely what they are going to do before they go on stage.
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Performance • April 14 & 15, 7:30pm
ASFB is a uniquely structured and multi-faceted organization, founded in 1990 by longtime Aspenite Bebe Schweppe. It not only is a nationally recognized dance company, a leader in the dance world in terms of repertoire, acquiring and commissioning work from top choreographers; but it is also one of the largest dance presenters in the country, welcoming the best in dance in both Aspen and Santa Fe.
Clark Youth Theatre
11440 E. Admiral Blvd./ Tulsa, OK 74116/ 669-6455/ www.clarktheatre.com
The children's theatre company with the goal of wholesome, family-friendly theatre. The company also specializes in deaf theater, with most of the performances signed as well as sung.
The Sound Of Music • February 6--7 & 13--14, 7:30pm and February 8, 15, 2pm
One of the most popular musicals of all time, The Sound of Music tells the story of Maria, who comes to work as a governess for the Von Trapp family. It is the ultimate feel-good story, due to its message of hope, harmony and happiness. Tickets are $8 for adults or $6 for students and seniors.
Up The Down Staircase • March 27--28 & April 2--4, 8pm and March 29, 2pm
Best remembered as the 1967 movie with Sandy Dennis, Staircase tells the touching and humorous story of a new teacher in an inner-city high school. This will be a joint production with Theatre Tulsa, to be performed at the Tulsa PAC.
Jack and the Beanstalk • May 14--16, 7:30pm & May 17, 2pm
Written by a local Broken Arrow artist, this musical adaptation of the fairy tale delivers laughs and adventure. The show will be cast from middle school and younger actors, giving our preteens their chance onstage.
Grace Ann Productions
1125 E. 8th St./ Tulsa, OK 74120/ 491-3410/ www.grace-ann.org
Altar Boyz • March 6, 7, 13 & 14, 8pm and March 8 & 15, 2pm
Spectacular music, sinfully sensational dancing, faith that's stronger than their hair gel. The Altar Boyz get ready to rock the masses of all denominations by spreading the good news and soothing the troubled souls of Tulsa through the glory of sweet pop music. Performance to take place at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
4825 S. Quaker/ Tulsa, OK 74105/ 746-5065/ www.hellertheatre.com
The Clean House • Performances TBA at Henthorne
A fresh comedy about love, the power of a good joke and the virtues of a really lean house! Matilde, a Brazilian housekeeper, is keen to stretch her funny bone, but can't muster any elbow grease for her domestic duties. Her employers' house isn't in order, and neither are their personal lives. In pursuit of the perfect joke, Matilde ignores the boss' household dirt, only to be swept away by an affair of the heart.
Hannah And Martin • Performances TBA at Henthorne
Based on the true story of the relationship between the Jewish political theorist Hannah Arendt and the philosopher Martin Heidegger, who later used his fame and brilliance to help further the goals of the Nazi party during World War II.
Rabbit Hole • Performances TBA at Henthorne
A story of loss, and forgiveness told through daily moments as a family moves on after the accidental death of their four-year-old.
7777 S. Lewis Ave./ Tulsa, OK 74171/ 495-6000/www.mabeecenter.com
Peking Acrobats • February 4
Body contortion and colorful choreography are blended for an awe-inspiring performance.
Brian Regan • February 6
Laughter is the best medicine. Get a healthy dose with this lively comedian.
The Pink Floyd Experience • March 5
Take a trip down memory lane with all of your favorite Floyd tunes.
Gordon Lightfoot • March 7
This Canadian singer-songwriter brings folk music to town.
Loretta Lynn • March 8
The iconic country music songstress serenades the audience and takes you back to the 1960s and 70s with special guest Don White.
Little Big Town • March 29
This American country vocal group has grown since its naissance in 1998, hear them live with guest Zac Brown.
Vox Lumiere's The Hunchback of Notre Dame • March 31
See the theatrical adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic tale of deformed bellman Quasimodo and his undying love for Esmeralda.
Third Day • March 31
This band, famous for its contemporary Christian/inspirational music has garnered both national and international attention.
1416 E. 4th St. Tulsa, OK 74120/ 633-8666/ www.nightingaletheater.com
The most edgy and daring theater in Tulsa. Keep an eye out for late additions to the season.
Julius Caesar • January 31
Beware the Ides of March: There are six actors on stage acting out characters that are playing actors in Shakespeare's Caesar...a play within a play within a play. The catch is that it's more than "acting" really - it's very nearly possession...inhabitation...Because there are only 6 actors and several armies worth of characters, each actor will be having characters that literally "jump" in and out of them. More like voodoo. Layers upon layers force the audience to look at this text with brand new eyes. There is no backstage. Our Caesar is a living, breathing theatrical experience.
Why Won't He LUV Me Forever Part 2 • February 6--8
This gospel play, where reality meets religion, encompasses the struggle of walking in Christ, finding love, and getting through devastation while living in a secular world.
Dead in Love • February 13-14
Two friends, who happen to be ghosts, go in search of a girl they liked in high school. When one of them gets the chance to be with her, he has to do it in the body of an awkward nerd. Their lives will change forever in this heartfelt low-budget comedy.
Matt and Ben • March 12-21
It's the story Hollywood has glamorized, publicized and bombarded us with- how it all began for the two young men, now famous for their on-again-off-again romances and their big-budget smashes and flops. It started with a script for Good Will Hunting, slaved over by the bright young dreamers in their run-down apartment in 1996. Or was it? This hilarious, scathing play takes us back to the pivotal moment when the finished script that would change their lives...fell from the ceiling while they were working on something else.
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame
111 E. 1st St. Tulsa, OK 74103/ 281-8600/www.okjazz.org
All Spring Jazz Concert Series performances are held at the Jazz Depot. General admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, college students and Jazz Hall members and $5 for students. You may also reserve a seat for $20 per person at one of the front tables.
Salsa Rhythm Project • January 31, 9pm
Baile bien! This fun band will literally draw you to your feet with its Afro-Cuban rhythms.
Scott McQuade Trio • February 1, 5pm
Formerly based in Tallahassee, FL, this jazz pianist now resides here in Tulsa.
Frank Bray • February 8, 5pm
Jazz vocalist Frank Bray in concert from Geneva, Switzerland. Back by popular demand.
Valentine Dance • February 14, 7:30pm
With Jeff Shadley and Dionne White
Maestro Marc Gottlieb and Friends • February 15, 5pm
Chamber music and jazz by Maestro Marc Gottlieb and Friends
XVII Jazz Keyboard Concert • February 22, 5pm
Featuring Amy Cottingham, Scott McQuade, Donald Ryan, Jeff Newsome and Chuck Gardner
Pianist, Rick Fortner & Friends • March 1, 5pm
TU Jazz Band with the Sophisticated Ladies • March 8, 5pm
Chuck and Sandy Gardner • March 15, 5pm
Score featuring Sandy Gardner's "My Men and the Music."
Jazz Hall Blues Inductee and vocalist Ray D. Rowe • March 22, 5pm
Bruce Guthrie • March 29, 5pm
Bruce Guthrie tribute to Oklahoma Jazz Hall inductee and jazz legend Chet Baker
OSU Jazz Band • April 5, 5pm
OSU Jazz Band from Stillwater, Oklahoma
Sweeney, Campbell and Glazer • April 19, 5pm
TU Jazz Band • April 26, 5pm
TU Jazz Band featuring international Grammy-nominated jazz pianist ELDAR
Verdigris High School and Edison Screaming Eagles • May 3, 5pm
Salsa Rhythm Project • May 10, 5pm
Jambalaya Jass Band • May 17, 5pm
Chuck Cissel & Friends • May 24, 5pm
A brand new show highlighting the music of Stevie Wonder and Burt Bacharach
OK Mozart Festival
500-A South Dewey Ave./ Bartlesville, OK 74003/ 336-9900
OK Mozart International Festival • June 12-June 20
The 2009 season -- OKM's Silver Anniversary - features nationally renowned artists such as Robin Sutherland, principal pianist for the San Francisco Symphony, and violin virtuoso Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, both of whom participated in the first OK Mozart Festival 25 years ago. Adding glitz and glam will be the star of stage, screen and television, recording artist and native Oklahoman, Kristin Chenoweth, the featured soloist for Saturday night's Grand Finale concert.
The Playhouse Theatre
P.O. Box 701444, Tulsa, OK. 74170/ 872-1245
Romeo and Juliet • February 20-22, 25-28
Come witness one of the greatest love stories of all time like you've never seen it before. Romeo & Juliet is a fight against time and hate. The audience and the actors find themselves in a star-crossed relationship, fated to be together at this particular night and time, to complete the story that William Shakespeare began so many years ago. Shakespeare left us with a vision of love conquering hate. And if there were ever a time when we need to continue his vision, it's now! As the evening passes, the clock ticks on, love grows, hate thrives, and lines are crossed leading to consequences that will change the hearts of everyone involved.
Sapulpa Community Theater
124 S Water St. Sapulpa, OK 74066/ 227-2169/ www.sapulpacommunitytheatre.com
To Kill A Mockingbird • February 13--15 & February 20-22
The story is an exploration of human morality, and presents a constant conversation regarding the inherent goodness or evil in people. Atticus, father of Scout and Jem, also plays the role of teacher, for his children and his town. Atticus believes that people usually contain aspects of both good and evil, but that good will usually prevail. Atticus teaches this to his children, but also to the town, as he works to defend Tom Robinson, an innocent black man accused of raping a white woman. In the racist town of Maycomb in the heart of America's South during the Depression era, this is a Herculean task.
The Fantasticks • April 24-26 & May 1-3
This production tells an allegorical story of two fathers who put up a wall between their houses to ensure that their children fall in love, knowing that children always do what their parents forbid. After the children discover their fathers' plot, they each go off to experience the world on their own and return to each other able to make an informed decision about their future together.
Original Plays for Children • June 12-14
Sand Springs Community Theater
P.O. Box 1528/ Sand Springs, OK 74063/ 246-2196/ www.pageplayers.com
Love Letters • February 13--14
This Pulitzer Prize nominated play by A. R. Gurney, focuses on just two characters, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepiece Ladd III. The audience learns about their life-long relationship through letters they have written to one another documenting their separate lives. With a minimal set, and dramatic "reader's theater" flair, the two characters sit side by side at tables and read the correspondence - in which they discuss their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats. It is only in the ending that they realize they were really love letters all along. This production contains mature themes and language and is recommended for adult audiences.
The Diary of Anne Frank • February 26 -- March 1
To be performed at Clyde Boyd Auditorium.
Familiar to most audiences, this classic drama documents the experiences of Anne Frank and the seven others in hiding during the early years of Hitler's reign. The play opens with a flashback of the families settling into the small annex that becomes their home for over 2 years. The audience is brought into their world, experiencing their hopes and fears, trials and tribulations as Anne records these vulnerable years in her diary. We are proud to bring you this production in conjunction with the teaching of the Holocaust at Clyde Boyd Middle School.
207 N. Main St./ Tulsa, OK 74103/ 587-8402/ www.theatretulsa.org
Educating Rita • February 20--22 & 26-28
A twenty six year old woman working as a hairdresser signs up for a university course because she is eager to learn and discover what the educated lifestyle has to offer. She is met by an unsuccessful middle-aged academic with a drinking problem who has no experience in teaching working class students. What he sees is a perfect challenge.
Up The Down Staircase • March 27--29 & April 2-4
The plot revolves around Sylvia Barrett, a young English teacher who hopes to nurture students' interest in classic literature and writing, she quickly becomes discouraged and frustrated at the indifference of her students and the incompetence of her colleagues and decides to leave public school to work in a private setting. Or has something changed her mind?
Long Days Journey Into Night • May 15--17 & 21-23
A story of the Tyrone family. James Tyrone, a famous aging stage actor, his wife a beautiful but sad woman named Mary. Their sons are a study in contrast: Jamie, wild- fond of wine, women and song and Edmund, who is physically frail but intellectually sharp. The family seems happy enough- but clearly there is something we do not know, something under the surface gives an unnatural quality to their interaction (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1957).
4512 S. Peoria Ave./ Tulsa, OK 74105/ 749-6030/ www.tulsaballet.org
Unless otherwise stated, all performances are held in the Chapman Music Hall of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
Cinderella • February 6-8
Witness this familiar story like you have never seen it before! All new sets and costumes bring to Ben Stevenson's Cinderella a brand new look and feel. Experience the perfect balance of romance and hilarity -- your heart will melt from Cinderella and the prince's love and your sides will hurt from the uproarious antics of the ugly stepsisters.
Carnival of the Animals • March 27-29
Actor John Lithgow wrote this clever narration about young Oliver Percy who spends a night in a museum. Throughout the evening, fairy tale creatures including monkeys, turtles, elephants, lions, hyenas, kangaroos and more come to life to create a magical adventure.
Mediterranea • May 1-10
Mediterranea is a colorful, abstract exploration of the cultures around the Mediterranean Sea.
1610 S. Boulder Ave./ Tulsa, OK 74119/ 587-4811/ www.tulsaopera.com
All performances are held in the Chapman Music Hall of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
Hansel & Gretel • February 21, 7:30pm, February 26, 7:30pm and March 1, 2:30pm
The classic fairytale of the Brothers Grimm is combined with a lush Wagner-inspired romantic score in this evocative operatic masterpiece. Sets were designed by Maurice Sendak, creator of the fantastical children's book Where the Wild Things Are. This is a phantasmagoric production that you and your family will remember for years to come; a dream evening in the theater that no one will want to miss!
L'Elisir d'Amore • April 25, 7:30pm, May 1, 7:30pm, May 3, 2:30pm
Shy Nemorino has no chance with popular Adina. Especially now that dashing officer Belcore arrived in town! Things change, however, when Doctor Dulcamara, with his magic potions, brings the village under his spell. In the end they all raise a toast to love, friendship and laughter, in Gaetano Donizetti's effervescent comedy, bathed in the Mediterranean sun. And everyone is bound to recognize the sweet and melancholy melody of Nemorino's aria, made famous by Luciano Pavarotti.
Tulsa Oratorio Chorus
P.O. Box 14024/ Tulsa, OK 74159/ www.toconline.org
A non-profit organization and 100-plus voice chorus comprised of volunteer vocal performers drawn together by a love of orchestral vocal music.
Verdi "Requiem" • March 21, 7:30pm
A musical setting of the Roman Catholic funeral mass, Verdi's Requiem was originally composed in honor of Gioachino Rossini after his death in 1868.
"Masses & Motets" • April 18, 7:30pm
Tulsa PAC Trust
110 E. 2nd St./ Tulsa, OK 74103/ 596-7111/www.tulsapactrust.org
The Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust supports the arts and artists in Tulsa through season programming, educational events, facility grants and the annual SummerStage Festival. Performances are at the Tulsa PAC.
Imagination Series: Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks • Feb. 13, 7pm
Imagination Series: The Wizard of Oz • Feb. 20 & 21, 7pm, 11am
Imagination Series: The Rainbow Fish • March 6 & 7, 7pm, 11am
Tulsa Signature Symphony
10300 E. 81st St./ Tulsa, OK 74133/ 595-7776/
What began in 1978 as small professional chamber orchestra is now the symphony in residence at Tulsa Community College, performing a season of pops and classics each year. All performances held at the VanTrease PACE, 81st St. and Hwy. 169.
Peter Simon & Murry Sidlin • February 21, 8pm
February brings the return of pianist and former Tulsan Peter Simon, who previously appeared on the Performance Plus series to enthusiastic audience response. As a popular interpreter of the works of Franz Liszt, Simon displays an astonishing virtuosity and genius in transporting the composer's soul and musical spirit to the audience. Joining Simon will be Murry Sidlin, former conductor of the Tulsa Philharmonic, and an instrumental figure with Barry Epperley in the formation of the Tulsa Little Symphony, which ultimately became the Signature Symphony.
Carmina Burana • March 28, 8pm
The final Classics concert will be a joint presentation of Carl Orff's eternally popular oratorio Carmina Burana, featuring the combined choirs of the Signature Chorale, Bartlesville Choral Society, and the TCC Concert Choir. Under direction of G. Barry Epperley, the evening will also feature Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.
Magical Movie Music Night • February 13-14, 8pm
For years, movies have been a source for creative music makers around the globe. Orchestral scores for early movies like Robin Hood, Captain from Castille, or El Cid provided a huge tapestry for grand stories from the past. Hip music for MGM stars such as Rooney, Kelly, Reynolds, or Garland made us dance, sing, and fall in love. As time has passed, movie music has taken us from the wild west of John Wayne to the far reaches of the universe in Star Wars.
Steve Lippia - Simply Sinatra • April 17-18, 8pm
Vocalist Steve Lippia has quickly established his place among the finest interpreters of pop standards in the nation. With youthful, energetic talent, Lippia has headlined numerous times to standing-room-only audiences at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club in New York City, where he was backed by the Nelson Riddle and Woody Herman Orchestras. Lippia salutes "Old Blue Eyes" in this powerful tribute featuring Frank Sinatra's biggest hits, from "The Best is Yet to Come" and "My Way" to "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "New York, New York."
Tulsa Symphony Orchestra
111 E. 1st St./ Tulsa, OK 74103/ 584-3645/ www.tulsasymphony.org
Cinderella • February 6-8
The timeless fairytale is performed by the Tulsa Ballet.
Hansel & Gretel • February 21 & 26, 7:30pm and March 1, 2:30pm
The classic Brothers Grimm tale is combined with a lush Wagner-inspired romantic score in this evocative operatic masterpiece. From Maurice Sendak, creator of Where the Wild Things Are, comes a phantasmagoric production that you and your family will remember for years to come. Sung in English and featuring a debut cast headed by Blythe Gaissert and Maureen McKay in the title roles, this is a dream evening in the theater that no one will want to miss!
Made In America • March 14, 7:30pm
Guest Conductor is Edwin Outwater leading TSO in Williams' Summon the Heroes; Ives' Variations on "America"; Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine; Newman's Suite from The Natural; Barber's Second Essay, op. 17; Schuman's New England Triptych; Gershwin's Lullaby for Strings and three dance episodes from Bernstein's On the Town.
Verdi Requiem • March 21, 7pm
Erica Strauss, Dana Beth Miller, Dan Snyder and Wayne Tigges join TOC members in Verdi's Requiem.
Symphonic Safari • March 28 10am & 11:30am
Join the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra for a "Symphonic Safari," featuring Carnival of the Animals, Animal Ditties, Mole Music and other animal-themed classical music. This fun and whimsical concert will teach children about orchestral instruments, and musical principles such as timbre, rhythm and pitch.
Stay Up Late And Catch Some Z's • April 3, 7:30pm
TSO will again feature a Rotary Club of Tulsa Crescendo Music Award Winner. Pianist Zuo Zhang will perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1. Also on the program are Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 in E minor, op. 93.
L'Elisir d'Amore • April 25 & May 1, 7:30pm and May 3, 2:30pm
Shy Nemorino has no chance with popular Adina. Especially since dashing officer Belcore arrived in town! Things change however when Doctor Dulcamara, with his magic potions, brings the village under his spell. In the end they all raise a toast to love, friendship and laughter, in Gaetano Donizetti's effervescent comedy, bathed in the Mediterranean sun. And everyone is bound to recognize the sweet and melancholy melody of Nemorino's aria, made famous by Luciano Pavarotti.
From Heroes to Eternity • May 16, 7:30pm
Guest conductor Daniel Hege returns to Tulsa to conduct Tulsa Symphony Orchestra's last concert of the season. Guest artist will be TSO's Concertmaster Rossitza Goza, who will be featured in a performance of Richard Strauss' Ein Heldenleben.
1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Rd./ Tulsa, OK 74127/ 596-2700/ www.gilcrease.org
"Transcending Vision American Impressionism 1870-1940" continues through May 3, 2009
Between the Lines Cheyenne and Arapaho Ledger Art from Fort Reno is open now through March 22
Willard Stone Storyteller in Wood opens February 21 and continues through June 14
From My Point Of View: The Influence of American Impressionism • February 6, 12pm, Gallery 18.
Family Art Workshop • February 7, 21, March 7, 21, April 4, 18, May 2, 16 1-3pm
Join teaching artist Allison Lackner for a fun Museum adventure. Lackner guides students through different areas of the Museum with introductions to artists and cultures in the collection and special exhibitions. Students will explore their own creativity through gallery sketching and art making. Space limited to 20 participants per workshop. Advance registration is encouraged.
Third Tuesday Jazz • February 17, 5:30-7:30pm
Visit Gilcrease Museum and hear local legends perform America's Music! $8 per person, free for Gilcrease members.
Lecture -- Native American Artists: From Ledger Art to Post-Modernism • February 21, 1:30pm
Margaret Archuleta, former director of the Institute of American Indian Art, will present a program offering a national perspective on the Native American Fine Art movement in the 20th century.
Kids Dig Books • March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 10-11am
Listen to stories about children who use their imagination to pretend to be an animal, a painter, a flower, the sun or moon, a river or a hunter. Then create a work of art based on their flights of fancy. Free.
Gilcrease Forum: The Early Cherokee Connections of Gilcrease Museum • March 20, 1pm
Duane King, Vice President for Museum Affairs for The University of Tulsa and Director of Gilcrease Museum, will speak on an historic Cherokee alliance with Britain.
Southeastern Pottery • April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 10-12pm
Join potter Crystal Hanna in the preparation of native clays and traditional pottery building. Grind, sift, and prepare native clays before coiling open vessels using Southeastern/Mississippian ancient pottery techniques. Finish your work with the application of prehistoric Southeastern designs and stone burnishing. Cost is $90/members; $105/nonmembers.
"Impressionism in Pastel" • April 25 9am-4:30pm, 26 10am-4:30pm
Artist Joey Frisillo will guide you as you explore painting with soft pastels in an Impressionistic style. This two-day workshop will begin with an artist's demonstration, followed by paint application from your own photo reference. Cost is $90/members; $105/nonmembers.
Living Arts of Tulsa
308 S. Kenosha/ Tulsa, OK 74120/ 585-1234/ www.livingarts.org
Tulsa's go-to-spot for cutting edge art for more than 30 years.
"Transcend: The Face of Contemporary African American Art in Oklahoma" • February 6-19
Curated by Ok City artist Nathan Lee at Living ArtSpace and Liggett Studio.
24 Hour Video Race Kick Off • February 6
Living Arts Collaborates with Philbrook Museum of Art and the Individual Artists of Oklahoma for the 24 hour race begining at 12 midnight through Feb 7, 12pm -- Elements will be revealed at Living Arts at the Kick Off Party, 11-12pm.
Mi Corazon Ball • February 7
Ballroom Dancing Event-- Fundraiser
The Art of Play: Happening #6 • February 12 5-7pm
Social/Learn/Play Experience for adults. Featured Artists: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg & William S. Burroughs, presented by Walt Kosty.
Love & Lust: Erotic Poetry • February 14
Curated by Tony B at Liggett Studio
Video Race Screening • February 19
Showing Entries of Video Race, 6pm Open Bar Reception, 7pm Screening at Philbrook Museum of Art with winners announced afterwards at Living ArtSpace.
White Drum Circle • February 21
With Grateful Dead players Whirligig.
New Genre Festival XVI • February 26 - March 26
New Performance works, Installations and New Video Artworks.
"Domestic Arsonal" • February 26 - March 26
Installation by Salt Lake City, Utah artist Ellen Doktorski at Liggett Studio and ART.net -- installation of internet artworks at Living ArtSpace.
Laura Goldhammer -- Multi-media Show • March 13
ArtCar Trophy Making Workshop • March 21
The Art of Play: Art-Xperience • March 26, April 23, May 28, June 18, 5-7pm
Social/learn/play experience for adults.
"Dollar Stores to Diamonds" • April 2-23
Drums for Peace • April 11
Living Arts Poetry Slam 2009 • April 18
ArtCore Studios Winter Presentation • April 25-30
"Senses & Symbols" • May 7-28
Installation by Ok City Artist Elizabeth Brown at Living ArtSpace and new works by SK Duff. Paintings inspired by Folk Art from the World at Liggett Studio.
Tulsa ArtCar Weekend • May 14-17
Together with the Blue Dome Festival & Mayfest International.
One Heart in Rhythm • May 15-17
Gordy & Zoe Ryan African drumming/dancing workshop together with the Tulsa International Mayfest.
"Art of Erotica" • June 4-6
In partnership with the Oklahoma Equality Center during Pride Weekend.
New Arts Camp 08 • June 15-26
4-12th Grade Summer Camp (dates may change).
Bike in Cinema • June 20
Bicycle-related film shown in the alley by Living Arts and co-sponsored by the Tulsa HUB.
Featured Poet Night • June 21
6528 E. 51st St./ Tulsa, OK 74145/ 664-4732/ www.lovettsgallery.com
Lovetts 2009 Spring Perspective • February 26 -- March 26
Featuring Chapel, Maurice Evans, Todd Ford, Mateo Romero and James Smith.
"New Works by Jeremy Lepisto" • March 1 -- March 31
Featuring new works of cast glass by internationally renowned sculptor Jeremy Lepisto. Opening and discussion Friday, March 20, 5-7pm.
"Jewelry: No Lines, No Production" • April 24 -- 25
Featuring the one-of-a-kind works of ten National Contemporary jewelers invitation-only preview party & sale Friday, April 24, 5-8pm. Open to the public for one day only on Saturday, April 25, 10-6pm.
"Loloma: A Future Contoured" • May 22
Gallery Talk Series Presented by Lovetts Foundation for the Arts. Featuring Diana Pardue, Curator of Collections at the Heard Museum (Phoenix, AZ) and Author of "Contemporary Southwest Jewelry" (Gibbs Smith, 2007)
110 E. 2nd St./ Tulsa, OK 74103/ 596-7111/ www.tulsapac.com
Gallery hours: 10am-5:30pm, Mon.-Fri. Free and open to the public
Eleanor Davy Carmack: "Portraits of Tulsa Artists and Their Art" • February
Mikhail Baryshnikov Dance Company Photos • March
Art Directors Club • April
Abstract artist Diane Salamon presents "Journeys in Thought" • May
Philbrook Museum of Art
2727 S. Rockford Rd./ Tulsa, OK 74114/ 749-7941/ www.philbrook.org
"Dancing Across The Page: Native American Works On Paper" • Thru March 15
Drawn from Philbrook's acclaimed collection of Native American paintings, this exhibition explores traditional ceremonies and social activities in which dance plays an important role.
Eugene B. Adkins Collection • Thru December 31, 2009
The Eugene B. Adkins Collection is widely considered one of the finest collections of Native American and Southwestern art ever assembled by a private collector.
"Seeing Ourselves" • February 1 -- April 26
Masterpieces of American Photography from the George Eastman House Collection.
"Everyday People, Everyday Places" • March 22 -- June 14
Prints from the Age of Impressionism. The prints in this exhibition focus on scenes of everyday life in France from around 1850 to 1900.
"From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracci" • May 17 -- July 26
A century of Italian Drawings from the Prado. Featuring seventy Italian drawings from Madrid's Museo del Prado, this exhibition examines the period from Mannerism to the Baroque.
"Peggy Preheim: Little Black Book" • May 17 -- July 26
Peggy Preheim is best known for her exquisitely rendered pencil drawings, but she also creates sculptural assemblages and black and white photographs. This exhibition explores the full range of her work through 55 works from the past two decades.
Price Tower Arts Center
510 S. Dewey Ave./ Bartlesville, OK 741003/ 336-4949/ www.pricetower.org
"Fallingwater en Perspectiva: Félix de la Concha Paints Frank Lloyd Wright's House on the Waterfall" • Thru April 26
As one of the world's most celebrated buildings, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater helped define twentieth-century modernism. Yet it is a daunting subject for painters. Through insight gained from more than a year on site, Felix de la Concha (b. 1962, Léon, Spain) carefully crafted paintings that affirm more than just the architectural ideas; they are a meditation on the spirit of the place.
Tower Tots • March 3, 17, 31, 10-11am
Morning story and activity hour for children ages 3-6. Registration required. Free.
Lecture: "Falling Water: The Story Behind the House" • March 5, 6:30pm
Franklin Toker, author of Fallingwater Rising: Frank Lloyd Wright, E.J. Kaufmann, and America's Most Extraordinary House will discuss his work and the history of Fallingwater. Book signing to follow. Free.
St. Patrick Day Public Open House Gallery Concert with Kilkenny Road • March 17, 6pm
Join the Price Tower family for Celtic entertainment in the museum, green drinks and appetizers. Free.
Lecture: "Samara: A Usonian Dream" • April 2, 6:30pm
Linda Eales, Associate Curator of Frank Lloyd Wright's 1954 Christian Residence in West Lafayette, Indiana, will discuss the history of the home, known as Samara, and the pleasures and challenges of conducting tours in a Usonian design still occupied by its patron. Free.
Ragon Steele: Painting and Drawing Architecture • April 4, 1-3pm
Learn basic drawing and painting by local artist Ragon Steele. Reservations required. $45 members, $55 public.
Copper on the Lawn Concert Featuring MidLife Crisis • April 16, 7-9:30pm
Bring your friends, family and your blankets! Enjoy the outdoor performance and Copper Restaurant fare on the ground level. Free.
Symposium: Frank Lloyd Wright, His Life and Work • 10am-4pm
Emerging scholars in the areas of material culture, art, architecture, and design history explore the life and work of frank Lloyd Wright in recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of his death, and in honor of the legacy of his designs. $10.
Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art
2021 E. 71st St./ Tulsa, OK 74136/ 492-1818/ www.jewishmuseum.net
Serving Tulsa's Jewish and non-Jewish communities alike, providing grounds for history, art and education.
"In a Different Light: The Book of Genesis in the Art of Samuel Bak" • Thru February 8
Samuel Bak examines creation, cruelty, mortality, morality, and accusation. Subjects include: scriptural stories of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and the various encounters with their Creator, humankind's passage through Time and its changing role in existence, tikkun hao'lam - the enormous task of repairing the world, and Michelangelo's Creation of Adam, at whose center God's and Adam's pointing fingers nearly touch. This exhibition marks the first time in nearly 50 years that a Surrealist art exhibition has been on display in Tulsa.
"Ancient Rites, Modern Masters: Swed Masters Workshop Contemporary Judaica" • Through February
The twentieth century saw a revival in Jewish gold and silversmiths and their work can be seen here. These master artisans have melded many centuries' worth of influence from cultures around the world.
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