POSTED ON JANUARY 19, 2011:
¬Theatre, Music, Dance
American Theatre Company
3003 E. 56th St./Tulsa, OK 74105/Performances at Tulsa PAC and on the lawn at Philbrook Museum/ 918-747-9494/ americantheatrecompany.org
The comic and musical story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a socialite so wealthy and so deluded that she was able to command a performance at Carnegie Hall, even though she couldn't sing a lick. But, her sincerity, ambition, deep love of music and complete lack of talent brought a unique joy to thousands.
March 4-12//Speech and Debate
Three teenage misfits in Oregon discover they are linked by a scandal. Secrets become currency, the stakes get higher, and the trio's connection grows deeper in this searching, fiercely funny, dark comedy with music.
March 31-April 3//The Boy Who Ate Birthdays
A whimsical tale about a bright boy who devours a birthday, the whole day, and the race against time to recover the day before it disappears. Written by Robert Walters, illustrated by Dan McGeehan, with incidental music composed by Jeremy Stevens.
May 6-14 //A Lesson Before Dying
This wrenching story is an elegant but harsh illumination of the search for grace and dignity. Set in backwoods Louisiana in 1948, an innocent young black man awaits his fate for the death of a white man.
May 27-June 4//The Taming of the Shrew
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic basket to the lawn at Philrook for Shakespeare under the stars. Shrew, Shakespeare's anti-romantic but lusty comedy, features two wild-spirited, stubborn rebels who, over the course of their extraordinary courtship, end up being a most extraordinary couple, tamed by the only force capable of taming them, love.
Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa
2210 S. Main Tulsa, OK 74114/Performances at Tulsa PAC/918-584-3333/ahct.org
April 14//Sam Bush Band
Broadway in Bartlesville
300 SE Adams/Bartlesville, OK 74003/918-336-2787/bartlesvillecommunitycenter.com
January 24//Forever Plaid
In this hit musical, the four members of an all-male singing group get a second chance to fulfill their dream and perform the concert they never got to in life. This quirky, funny and entertaining tribute to friendship, music and the power of following your dream is brought to you by Barter Theatre and has been delighting audiences for more than 20 years. Singing in melodious four-part harmony, the boys will serenade with some of the 1950s greatest hits such as Three Coins in the Fountain, Sixteen Tons, Chain Gant, Heart and Soul and Love is a Many Splendored Thing.
February 22//New Shanghai Circus
Astonishing athletes defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats as they stretch the limits of human ability in this spellbinding show. Fearless performers with boundless energy bring you more than 2,000 years of Chinese circus traditions. If it's humanly possible--and even if it's not! Shanghai's acrobats, jugglers and contortionists do it with spectacular flair. The Incredible Acrobats of China are simply that--incredible! This talented troupe, just off a sold out highly acclaimed Broadway tour continues to wow audiences of all ages.
April 4//The Chorus Line
In an empty theatre, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It's what they've worked for with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. It's the one opportunity to do what they've always dreamed--to have the chance to dance. This musical is for everyone who's ever had a dream and put it all on the line.
Broken Arrow Arts & Humanities Council
123 N. Main/Broken Arrow, OK 74012/Performances at Broken Arrow PAC/918-259-5778/artsba.org
February 24//The Vienna Boys Choir
Broken Arrow Community Playhouse
The Main Place/1800 S. Main St./Broken Arrow, OK 74012/ 918-258-0077/bacptheatre.com
February 4-5, 10-13//Taming of the Shrew
William Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew is a comedy that depicts the courtship between Petruchio and Kate, a headstrong, obdurate shrew. Initially Kate is an unwilling participant in the relationship but Petruchio tempts her with various psychological torments until she is an obedient bride. Enjoy the sizzling chemistry between two of Shakespeare's most intelligent and intriguing characters!
April 1-2, 7-10//Mornings At Seven
Aaronetta and Ida Gibbs have lived next door to each other most of their lives and along with Esther, all of the Gibb sisters are an open book to each. Husbands not included. Into the fray comes Myrtle Brown, perpetually engaged to Ida's son Homer. But Homer can't seem to pop the question. Taking matters into her own hands, Myrtle finally gets a proposal by compelling Homer to fly the nest. Sort of. This show presents a charming portrait of small town America fifty plus years ago.
June 3-4, 9-12//Phantom of the Country Opera
The plot may sound oddly familiar: operatic sensation Christina Joseph leaves a promising career at La Scala and returns to her roots in Nashville, TN, singing backup at the Country Palace. There she finds an enemy in an aging Country-Western diva and a mentor in a mysterious janitor determined to make her Country Music's newest star. It's a splashy, hilarious Country-Western send-up of the classic tale of horror, The Phantom of the Opera! Filled with irreverent wit, painful punning, sly contemporary references and more than a touch of the absurd, this shameless romp is a bit like The Nashville Network on acid.
Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center
701 S. Main St. /Tulsa, OK 74012/918-259-5778/thepacba.com
March 4//Spencers Theatre of Illusion
A spectacular production filled with magic and mystery. The husband and wife team of The Spencers use world--class charisma to penetrate through walls, levitate and more in a show that combines drama, comedy, romance and suspense.
April 5//A Chorus Line
Winner of nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, A Chorus Line is the longest running American Broadway musical ever. Experience the National Broadway tour of a story about 17 dancers who all have one dream. This singular sensation will keep audiences entertained for many years to come.
7506 E. 91st St./Tulsa, OK 74133/Performances at Tulsa PAC/918-477-7469/celebrityattractions.com
March 1-6// Disney's Beauty and the Beast
The most beautiful love story ever told comes to life in this lush, romantic Broadway musical for all generations. The smash hit Broadway musical, is coming back to Tulsa! Based on the Academy Award winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including Be Our Guest and the beloved title song.
April 5-10//The Aluminum Show
A sensational hit around the world, this stunning and incredible production offers a theatrical experience that is totally unique, combining amazing special effects, acrobatics, jazz and modern dance, puppetry, dazzling aluminum costumes and lighting. This show is certain to be a delight to audiences of all ages, and a highlight of your season!
May 31-June 1//CATS
There's no better way to introduce your family to the wonders of live theater than with the magic, the mystery, the memory of CATS. What began as a musical about cats after Andrew Lloyd Webber picked up a book of poems in an airport bookshop has become one of the longest running shows in Broadway's history. Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber's timeless melodies, including the hit song, Memory.
June 14-19//9 to 5: The Musical
From multiple Grammy Award-winning songwriter Dolly Parton and Tony Award-winning director Joe Mantello (Wicked) comes 9 to 5: The Musical, a hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. Based on the hit movie, this all-new musical comedy features the blockbuster title song plus an exciting new score of 18 original numbers that mix her signature witty lyrics with Broadway and popular music.
Chamber Music Tulsa
2210 S. Main/Tulsa, OK 74114/Performances at Tulsa PAC/918-587-3802/chambermusictulsa.org
February 12-13//Trio Cavatina
Winners of the 2009 Naumburg Chamber Music Competition, Trio Cavatina is rapidly emerging as one of today's outstanding chamber ensembles. The trio formed at the Marlboro Music Festival in 2005, went on to give notable debut appearances in Maine's "Emerging Artists" Series and debuted at Carnegie Hall in 2010. Chamber Music America's Harris Goldsmith refers glowingly to Trio Cavatina's "potent, intense interpretations."
March 19-20//St. Lawrence String Quartet
The St. Lawrence String Quartet's mission is to play every piece in vivid color with pronounced teamwork and great respect for the composer. Since winning both the Banff International String Quartet Competition and Young Concert Artists' International Auditions in 1992, the quartet has continued to build on its reputation for imaginative, spontaneous music making. The St. Lawrence String Quartet is in residence at Stanford University and the musicians instruct their students to "play every concert like it's your last, every phrase like it's the most important thing you've ever said."
3719 S. Wheeling Tulsa, OK 74105/Performances at Tulsa PAC or Helmerich Theatre/Film Festival at Circle Cinema/918-295-5965/choregus.org
February 1//Quartet San Francisco
Three time Grammy nominees and International Tango competition winners, Quartet San Francisco expresses itself in its agility and standout virtuosic playing. As crossover specialists they excel in multiple styles--from jazz to tango, pop to funk, blues to bluegrass, gypsy swing to big band and beyond. Since its concert debut in 2001, Quartet San Francisco has offered its exclusive and ground-breaking literature to local, national and international audiences in a variety of venues that include tango and concert halls, jazz festivals, museums, and classrooms. "When the music says swing, we swing. When the music says groove, we groove."
For almost three decades Japan's spectacular Kodo drummers have electrified audiences with their rhythmic virtuosity and breathtaking graceful athleticism. In a stunning fusion of global cultures and performing arts, this percussion ensemble
gives an extraordinary live performance as a Choregus Special Presentation. Kodo's percussive art is based on the Japanese drum, the taiko, and the ancient Japanese rituals associated with drumming, creating a spectacular event to see, hear,
and feel. While the music is derived from traditional roots, the multi-dimensional performances are a melding of ancient and modern worlds. As the world's most popular and celebrated Japanese drum ensemble, Kodo strikes a balance between
athletic pageantry and spiritual beauty to create an unforgettable experience. The music is both rhythmically complex and dynamically nuanced--from its smallest drum to the half-ton o-daiko drum, carved from a single, massive tree trunk. This
will be performance that awes and delights--intense and exciting, Kodo is a must see. Kodo's One Earth Tour: 30th Anniversary will be a performance that awes and inspires.
February 22-23//Complexions Contemporary Ballet
A joint project of two former Alvin Ailey members, Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, Complexions of Contemporary Ballet presents a groundbreaking mix of methods, styles and cultures creating an entirely new and exciting vision of human movement. Whether it be the limiting traditions of a single style, period, venue or culture, Complexions transcends them all, creating an open, continually evolving form of dance that reflects the movement of our world--and all its constituent cultures--as an interrelated whole. For their first ever Oklahoma performances the company will perform the critically acclaimed Mercy, a new work currently under development and other work from the company's extensive repertory.
March 8//So Percussion
Since 1999, So Percussion has been creating music that is both raucous and touching, barbarous and refined. Called an "experimental powerhouse" by the Village Voice, "astonishing and entrancing" by Billboard Magazine, and "brilliant" by the New York Times, this Brooklyn based quartet's innovative work with today's most exciting composers and their own original music has quickly helped them forge a unique and diverse career. So Percussion has performed their unusual and exciting music all over the United States, with concerts at the Lincoln Center Festival, Carnegie Hall, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, and many other venues. In addition, recent tours to Russia, Australia, Italy, Germany, Spain, and the Ukraine have brought them international acclaim. With an audience comprised of "both kinds
of blue hair... elderly matron here, arty punk there" So Percussion makes a rare and wonderful breed of music that both compels instantly and offers rewards for engaged listening.
March 29//Dame Kiri Te Kanawa & Fredrica von Stade
In an uncommon and memorable event, legendary opera singers, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Frederica von Stade share the Chapman Music Hall stage for a spectacular duo recital! Both famed singers have the scarce combination of breathtaking voice and lively personality that makes them beloved stars in recital
as well as on the opera stage. Since their renowned performance together in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Santa Fe Opera, the two have enjoyed storied, but only occasionally intersecting, careers. The close friendship between the two stars is
evident in the extra sparkle that enlivens their rare joint appearances. Kiri Te Kanawa gained legendary status almost overnight after her sensational debut as the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 1971. From then, she moved rapidly into the front rank of international opera, and has become one of the most famous sopranos in the world. In the genre of opera, Kiri Te Kanawa is a familiar figure in the leading opera houses of the world--Covent Garden, the Metropolitan, the Chicago Lyric Opera, Paris Opera, Sydney Opera House, the Vienna State, La Scala, San Francisco, Munich and Cologne. On the concert stage, her natural serenity and vocal beauty have joined with the world's major orchestral ensembles - Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles
Philharmonic, London Symphony and the Boston Symphony.
Described by the New York Times as "one of America's finest artists and singers," Frederica von Stade continues to be extolled as one of the music world's most beloved figures. Known to family, friends, and fans by her nickname "Flicka," the
mezzo-soprano has enriched the world of classical music for three decades. Miss von Stade's career has taken her to the stages of the world's great opera houses and concert halls. Unparalleled in her artistry as a recitalist, Miss von Stade combines her expressive vocalism and exceptional musicianship with a rare gift for communication, enriching audiences throughout the world. The two renowned singers and accompanist Warren Jones will present a program of songs, arias and duets ranging from Mozart, Berlioz and Poulenc to Copland and Britten. Ticketholders in the Patrons Circle will be invited to attend a
special post-performance reception for Dame Kiri and Flicka at no extra charge.
April 5-6//Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet
Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet has vaulted into the spotlight as the contemporary dance company to watch. Their daring, athletic choreography and cutting-edge multimedia production designs take audiences on a choreographic journey exploring the infinite possibilities of movement. Founded in 2003, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet has distinguished itself through both its exceptionally talented core of sixteen dancers and its concurrent emphasis on acquiring and commissioning new works by the world's most sought--after emerging choreographers. For their
Oklahoma premier the company will present frame of view by Didy Veldman and Ohad Naharin's Decadance.
August 27-29//Oklahoma Dance Film Festival
The Oklahoma Dance Film Festival is the only festival of its kind in Oklahoma. This unique screening series features choreography for the camera, dance documentaries, and experimental shorts that emphasize movement. The theme for
the 4th annual festival is Imports and Exports. Films to be featured include: NY Export: Opus Jazz, a reimagining of a 1958 Jerome Robbins ballet filmed on location in contemporary New York City and starring an ensemble cast of New York City Ballet dancers--an audience winner at the South by Southwest Film
Festival; One Step at a Time, a documentary about Oklahoma's acclaimed Tulsa Ballet filmed and edited by students at Jenks High School in Oklahoma and screened at the 2010 Dance on Camera Festival in New York City; and Dancing Across Borders, the triumphant film about a young boy from Cambodia whose
exceptional talent takes him on a journey to the stage of the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Check the web site closer to Festival time for a full schedule of films and screening times. In collaboration with Living Arts of Tulsa and Circle Cinema.
Encore Theatre Arts
1302 E. 15th St. Tulsa, OK 74120/918-933-4203/encoretulsa.com
February 24-27//Steel Magnolias
April 28-May 1//Fame
June//Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
August//Alice in Wonderland
Grace Ann Productions
1125 E. 8th St. /Tulsa, OK 74120/918-491-3470/grace-ann.org
Heller and Clark Theater productions at Henthorne Park
4825 S. Quaker/Tulsa, OK 74105/918-746-5065/hellertheatre.com
January 28-30 & February 1, 4-5//A Delicate Balance
Wealthy middle-aged couple Agnes and Tobias has their complacency shattered when longtime friends, Harry and Edna, appear at their doorstep. Claiming an encroaching, nameless "fear" has forced them from their home, these neighbors bring a firestorm of doubt, recrimination and ultimately solace, upsetting the "delicate balance" of Agnes and Tobias' household.
February 14//Laughing Matters Valentines Benefit
This hearts-and-flowers themed comedy show comes with a chocolate sampler included for a great Valentines evening. Laughing Matter is Tulsa's longest running improvisation group, where the comedy always starts with suggestions from the audience.
February 25-26, March 4-5//Peter Pan
A whimsical tale of a boy who wouldn't grow up! Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland as the leader of the youngest 'gang' ever, playing and fighting with mermaids, Indians, fairies, and pirates. This will be the original version of this classic story, written by J.M. Barrie and starring Peter, Wendy, the Lost Boys, Tinkerbell, and of course, Captain Hook!
March 11//Laughing Matters Improv
March 12//Clark Teen Laughing Matter
April 8-9, 15-16//A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare's most popular play, told in a brand new style. Hold on to your hat as the twists and turns of royal quarrels, shape-shifting actors, the misadventures of young love, and the spells and antics of the fairy kingdom all combine for one of theatre's most memorable evenings.
May 13-14, 17, 20-22// Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
Moises Kaufman, author of The Laramie Project, brings to life poet and author Oscar Wilde and the public trials that ruined him. Wilde, on trial for "gross indecency," was at the height of his fame as the author of The Importance of Being Earnest and "The Picture of Dorian Gray." He first treated the trials as if they were theatre, but later found himself fighting for his freedom and his life. Using real quotes and transcripts from the courtroom, Gross Indecency shows a man having to defend himself--and his art--against a society's intolerance.
May 6//Laughing Matters Improv
May 7//Clark Teen Laughing Matter
Light Opera Oklahoma (LOOK)
2210 S. Main St./Tulsa, OK 74114/Performances at Harwelden Mansion and Southern Hill Country Club/918-583-4267/lightoperaok.org
February 13//Valentine's Day Cabaret
Annual evening of wining, dining and musical entertainment by favorite LOOK performers. Dinner by Palace Cafe. Proceeds benefit the 2011 LOOK Festival productions at the Performing Arts Center.
Featuring stars of the 2011 LOOK Festival, this evening of dinner, drinks, and entertainment supports LOOK musical theatre productions at the Performing Arts Center, June through July.
June 7-July 8//Evita
June 7-July 8//The Light in the Piazza
June 7-July 8//Trouble in Tahiti
307 S. Brady/Tulsa, OK 74120/Performances at Tulsa PAC/918-585-1234/livingarts.org
February 24-March 12//New Genre Festival XVIII
Various events and venues throughout town, from art galleries to stage performances by contemporary visual and performing artists.
March 4-5//Dreams Dammed
Choreographer Erin Dudley presents an evening of surreal dance that explores beauty, love and restraint within the limiting societal definitions of eroticism. Dudley has been interested in Butoh for many years. Butoh is a type of movement, or non-movement, that calls upon playful and grotesque imagery and is traditionally performed in white body makeup with or without an audience. Through the rabbit hole of Butoh philosophy, Dudley maintains an interest in contemporary technique and somatic awareness. She teaches dance and yoga at Stony Brook University throughout New York City and Brooklyn. Through her meditation and movement studies, Erin has developed an interest in the consciousness as it transcends and creates form, revealing the self in a pure state.
March 11-12//Cloud Eye Control--Under Polaris
At once playful and deeply expressive, Under Polaris confronts head-on the tension between primal nostalgia and modern technological optimism. In their latest mix of projected animation, live theater and electronic music, Cloud Eye Control charts an epic journey across a vast arctic expanse--a sublime icebound landscape illuminated under the ethereal lights of the Northern sky. Under Polaris is a National Performance Network Creation Fund project co-commissioned by REDCAT (Roy ad Edna Disney/Cal Arts Theater), PICA and Leslie B. Durst. Created with support from the Princess Grace Foundation Special Project Award.
1416 E. 4th St./Tulsa, OK 74120/918-295-5965/nightingaletheater.org
February 4-5, 11-12, 18-19//Back Bog Beast Bait
Examines the dangers of ignorance, the power of superstition, and the tendency of the educated to exploit the uneducated.
March 18-19, 25-26 & April 1-2//The 39 Steps
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have the intriguing, thrilling, riotous, unmissable comedy smash straight from Broadway, The 39 Steps. A cast of 4 plays over 150 characters in this fast-paced tale of an ordinary man on an extraordinarily entertaining adventure. The 39 Steps contains every single legendary scene from the award-winning movie -- including the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the first theatrical bi-plane crash ever staged and the sensational death-defying finale in the London Palladium.
April 22-23, 29-30 & May 6-7//The Year of Magical Thinking
Explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage--and a life, in good times and bad--that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child.
Odeum Theatre Company
3719 s. Wheeling Ave./Tulsa, OK 74105/918-295-5965/Performances at Tulsa PAC/odeumtheatrecompany.com
February 15-27//Reasons to Be Pretty
Spring is for lovers, and in this spirit of spring, Odeum revisits Neil Labute's commentary on modern society's obsession with physical appearance via the third in his topical trilogy, REASONS TO BE PRETTY. Nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play in 2009, the play unveils the impossibility of love through the lives of four friends/ lovers ascending into discontent with their unfulfilling lives and each other. Greg, though truly, madly, deeply in love with his girlfriend, Steph, makes the cardinal mistake of casually mentioning a minor physical "flaw" or two. From the moment the words slip the tip of his tongue, all hell breaks loose and the impossibility of love rears its ugly head
April 26-May 8//Swimming in the Shallows
Every relationship scenario you can think of, and some you never have, plus questions asked you never knew you needed answered! Girls have their dream wedding, a middle aged couple falls in love all over again, boy meets shark, and--wait, where did the keys to the lawnmower go? Odeum rounds out the 2010-2011 season with this fast paced, quick witted new comedy. Never fear, Odeum sticks to their guns, challenging audiences to a little introspection--and challenging them to do so amid the side-splitting humor and absurd logic of Adam Bock.
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame
Jazz Depot/111 E. 1st St., Upper Level/Tulsa, OK 74102/918-281-8600/okjazz.org
Oral Roberts College of Arts & Cultural Studies
7777 S. Lewis Ave./Tulsa, OK 74171/918-495-6518/oru.edu
March 1//ORU Guitar Solo & Ensembles in Concert
March 3-6//Lucky Stiff
ORU Theatre Department
March 8//Motion and E-Motion
Spring concert by the ORU Orchestra
March 24-26//New Play Workshop
ORU Theatre Department
April 1//ORU Chamber of Singers and Ladies & Gentlemen of Vocal Jazz
April 5//ORU Jazz Combos
Spring concert by ORU Wind Ensemble
April 11//Faculty Recital
Featuring Dr. Cheryl Bocanegra
April 12//University Choral
Spring dance concert.
Owasso Community Theatre
P.O. Box 1241/Owasso, OK 74055/918-237-1656/oktok.org
February 24-26//Anne of Green Gables
7700 Riverside Pkwy./Tulsa, OK 74136/Performances at Tulsa PAC/918-872-1245/playhousetheatretulsa.com
February 10-13//Love Song
By John Kolvenbach Beane is invisible to his career-focused sister and her cynical husband. Beane's life is a shrinking, darkening world...until Molly appears. When Beane discovers Molly, suddenly all of the love songs make sense. A play by John Kolvenbach, this off-beat romantic comedy makes its Oklahoma premiere.
March 17 & 19//Howie the Rookie
The Irish Repertory takes audiences on a white-knuckle ride through a nightmare Dublin, where enemies and allies are interchangeable, where the most brutal events take on a mythic significance. For mature audiences.
March 16, 18 & 19//Shining City
In this contemporary ghost story, Conor McPherson explores what it means to lose faith in God, in relationships and in one's self. This production is for mature audiences.
April 8-10//Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day. To be quite honest, it's a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. But then, everybody has bad days sometimes. In this delightful adaptation of her popular book, Judith Viorst sets Alexander's rather trying life to music and brings to the stage one of America's feistiest characters. Alexander's struggles with life's daily dramas will not only entertain but educate young audiences as they identify with Alexander and the obstacles he encounters, encouraging them to share their feelings and to realize that bad days happen--even in Australia.
May 19-22//The Great American Trailer Park Musical
With a Greek chorus of trailer park matrons, an agoraphobic troubled housewife, and a stripper on the run, Trailer Park will leave you doubled over with laughter. It's Family Guy meets Desperate Housewives. For mature audiences.
Summer 2011//Noises Off!
It's the night before opening at the Grand Theatre in Weston-super-Mare, but the cast is still fumbling with entrances and exits, missed cues, misspoken lines, and bothersome props. The show opens and tours with a cast full of deteriorating relationships, a stage manager keeping a monumental secret, and a director in hysterics. Complete mayhem ensues giving the audience the chance to experience what really happens "behind the scenes." Michael Frayn's theatrical sex farce will have you gasping for air in the midst of riotous laughter.
Robson Performing Arts Center
101 E. Stuart Roosa/Claremore, OK 74017/918-699-7390/claremorepac.org
February 12-13//Rave On!
Remember poodle skirts? How about carhops, the twist, hula hoops and Buddy Holly? Well, the '50s aren't just a thing of the past...Today Rave On Productions presents an electrifying show playing homage to rock n' roll's immortal legend--Buddy Holly.
Whether in a theater setting or with a full symphony orchestra, Rave On! has performed to sold out crowds locally and nationally. The impact of the music will make a lasting impression on audiences of all ages! This show has received attention and critical acclaim from reviewers and audience members all over the United States. The "rave" reviews are seemingly endless! Billy McGuigan has received national acclaim for his portrayals of the legendary Buddy Holly. Audiences continue to be awed by his realism, sincerity and talent. His interpretation of Buddy Holly has taken him all over the United States, and has led to incredible box office successes.
Sand Springs Community Theatre
P.O. Box 1528/Sand Springs, OK 74063/Performances at Charles Page High School Performing Arts Auditorium/918-246-2196/pageplayers.com
February 17-20//The Mousetrap
The longest running play in history, Agatha Christie's play is about a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. Soon after he arrives, someone is killed, and the murderer plans to kill two more! Don't miss this intriguing and mysterious Agatha Christie classic!
March 31-April 3//All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten
This musical takes a funny, insightful, heartwarming look at what is profound in everyday life. The actors share stories that feature colorful characters such as: a shy little boy who only wants to play the "pig" in his class production and steals the show; a man whose dream of flying carries him into the air in a lawn chair affixed with weather balloons; and a "mother of the bride" who's planned a perfect wedding--until fate intervenes. These stories celebrate our very existence, from the whimsy of childhood to the wisdom of old age.
August 2011//The Boys Next Door
This season's "OUT OF THE BOX" production is a very funny yet very touching play focusing on the lives of four mentally challenged men who live in a communal residence under the watchful eye of a sincere, but increasingly despairing, social worker. Filled with humor, the play is also marked by the compassion and understanding with which it peers into the half?lit world of its handicapped protagonists.
Sapulpa Community Theatre
124 S. Water St./Sapulpa, OK 74066/918-227-2169/sapulpacommunitytheatre.com
January 28-30 & February 4-6//God's Favorite
March 11-13, 18-20//Flowers for Algernon
April 29-May 2, 6-8//The Diviners
June 17-19, 24-26//Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
July 8-10, 15-17//Children's Musical
August 6-8, 10-12//Over the River and Through the Woods
Signature Symphony of TCC
10300 E. 81st St./Tulsa, OK 74103/Performances at VanTrease Arts Center for Education/918-595-777/signaturesymphony.org
Jan 22//Teresa Gomez
This soprano made her debut at Carnegie Hall as soprano soloist in Mozart's Requiem under direction of David Davidson and her recordings include The Seven Last Words of Christ by Dubois on Gothic Records.
February 7//Music Affected by the Third Reich
They came to America and transformed the art.
February 11-12//The Four Freshmen
A vocal harmony like no other, a twist of elegance with a splash of swing and a whole lot of fun. Now in their 61st year of performance, they continue to bring their unique brand of jazzy vocals and audience-pleasing charisma to performances worldwide. The names and faces have changed a few times along the road but the legendary sound and consummate entertainment continues.
March 12//Hye-Jin Kim, violinist
March 28//Music Affected by the Third Reich
They transformed our culture.
April 9//The Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin
Featuring the combined choirs of the Signature chorale, Bartlesville choral Society, the University of Tulsa Chorale and guest actors and soloists in a multimedia concert/drama that illuminates how and why the Verdi Requiem was performed 16 times by the prisoners of the Terezin concentration Camp in 1943-44. This very special Signature Classics event should not be missed.
April 29-30//A Night at the Movies Part II
Back for a sequel, this year's performance includes more outstanding symphonic movie music and all great movie vocal hits that you didn't get to hear in the first concert. Featuring the Signature Chorale.
Spotlight Children's Theater
1381 Riverside Dr./Tulsa, OK 74127/918-587-5050/spotlighttheater.org
February 4-6, 11-13//Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs of the Black Forest
March 25-27 & April 1-3//Aladdin
May 13-15 & 20-22//Robin Hood
Ongoing//The Drunkard & The Olio
Every Saturday night. Come see the longest running play in America where old-fashioned melodrama unravels and patrons are encouraged to boo the villain and cheer the hero.
207 N. Main St./Tulsa, OK 74103/Performances at Tulsa PAC/918-587-8402/theatretulsa.org
January 20-22//The Scarlett Letter
Hawthorne's classic exploration of sin, hypocrisy and society is vividly re-imagined in this sexually charged and psychologically complex tale of obsession and revenge. In 17th-century Puritan Boston, Hester Prynne has been branded and adulterous and
sentenced to wear the scarlet letter "A" on her dress. But she turns the mark of her shame into a badge of beauty and refuses to name her lover, the father of her daughter, Pearl. When Hester's long-lost husband unexpectedly reappears, however, he will stop at nothing to uncover the truth. Narrated by the spirited Pearl, this stripped-bare stage version of the "greatest American novel" makes for a raw and exhilarating theatrical experience.
March 18-26//Life With Father
May 6-14//The Pitman Painters
1212 E. 45th Pl. S./Tulsa, OK 74105/Performances at Tulsa PAC/918-749-6030/tulsaballet.org
February 4-6//Taming of the Shrew
Shakespeare's uproarious comedy about a fiery woman and her arrogant suitor is told through masterful choreography by the legendary John Cranko. This critically acclaimed production sheds a hysterical light on the path to the couple's stormy relationship and the multiple bumps and bruises along the way. Stunning scenery and remarkable costumes bring the Elizabethan period to life for a side-splitting examination of love and marriage.
March 25-27//Exceptional Synergy
The landmark piece created for Mikhail Baryshnikov that set the ballet world on fire! From the Tony Award winning choreographer of Movin' Out.
April 29-30 & May 1, 4, 5-8//Creations in Studio K
For the fourth consecutive year, audiences will have the unique opportunity to witness the debut of new works created especially for Tulsa Ballet by internationally recognized choreographers and performed in the intimate setting of Studio K, a 295 seat theatre in the heart of Tulsa's Brookside district. Be one of the first to experience the World Premieres of works by Ma Cong, Michael Corder and Tony Fabre.
3612 S. New Haven Ave./Tulsa, OK 74135/Performances at Cascia Hall PAC/918-406-5440/tulsacamerata.org
February 24//Encore! Young Chamber Artists Concert
three very different works by Central European composers. The ebullient Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano by the Czech composer Bohuslav MartinÛ casts an introspective glance on twentieth-century neoclassicism. Johann Strauss's famous Emperor Waltz, written in honor of the venerable Kaiser Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary, receives a charming chamber arrangement by none other than Arnold Schoenberg. Rounding out the concert is Brahms's monumental Quintet for Clarinet and Strings -- a late work by the master that drips with nostalgia for a bygone age.
May 19//The Soldier's Tale
The final concert of our inaugural season will highlight the eclectic mix of programming and broad-ranging artistic collaborations that we hope will characterize Tulsa Camerata for many seasons to come. We will be playing the striking Octet for winds, brass and double bass by the iconoclastic French modernist composer Edgard Varèse, which we contrast with one of Mendelssohn's lesser-known contributions to the string quartet repertoire. A string quartet arrangement of Frank Zappa's seminal rock instrumental Peaches En Regalia is the musical lynchpin of the evening, as all of the other composers on the program each had an influence on Zappa's music. All this is prelude to the main event: Tulsa Camerata's presentation of Stravinsky's complete melodrama The Soldier's Tale, which tells the story of a young man who sells his soul to the devil, with unfortunate results, through music, dramatic dialogue and dance.
Tulsa Children's Museum
P.O. Box 701620/Tulsa, OK 74170/Performances at Tulsa PAC/918-596-7409/tulsachildrensmuseum.org
January 29//Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
The phenomenal found of the "Kid Hop" movement brings his unique blend of storytelling, rhythm and rhyme to the PAC in a concert that respects the vibrant tradition of hip hop and the magic of childhood without compromising the integrity of either.
March 26//Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience
Tulsa Children's Museum's Family Music Series closes its 2010-2011 season at the PAC with a performance by Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience. "Creole for Kidz" introduces families to the rich history and multi-layered sound of zydeco, the music of the French- speaking Creoles of southern Louisiana. Zydeco is an important part of America's musical heritage. It informs blues and jazz and can itself be traced back to Native American, African and Caribbean sources. Simien is a respected musician in this genre and an accomplished educator. His six-person band has played for more than 250,000 students all over Louisiana and as far away as Mali and Paraguay. Simien's music and voice were recently featured in Disney's movie The Frog Princess.
Tulsa Community College Theater Department
10300 E. 81st St./Tulsa, OK 74133/Studio Theater/918-595-7777
1610 S. Boulder/Tulsa, OK 74119/Performances at Tulsa PAC/918-582-4035/tulsaopera.com
February 19, 25 & 27//Don Giovanni
An enticing smile, a wink of the eye. One look from him is all it takes. Don Giovanni is the legendary lothario who loves and leaves women at a shocking rate. Despite the warnings of his faithful servant, he refuses to end his womanizing ways. And, tonight, his game turns deadly. With this captivating music, you might just be the next to fall under his spell.
April 30 & May 6 & 8//Norma
The moon hangs low in the ancient night sky. The air is filled with secrets. Norma, a powerful Druid priestess, has had a secret affair -- and two children -- with the centurion of the occupying Roman army. When he threatens to leave her, she must make the ultimate sacrifice to save her children. Let the mystical world of Norma, the greatest bel canto masterpiece, move you.
Tulsa Oratorio Chorus
111 E. 1st St. Ste. 1/Tulsa, OK 74103/Performances at Trinity Episcopal Church and Tulsa PAC/918-728-8600/toconline.org
April 12//Side-by-Side Performance
Featuring Tulsa's best high school choral and orchestral musicians with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra.
April 16//Ninth Symphony
Beethoven's masterpiece performed with Tulsa Symphony's Joy and Brotherhood of Man.
Tulsa Performing Arts Center
110 E. 2nd St. Tulsa, OK 74103/918-596-7111/tulsapactrust.org/Presented by various companies in various theaters of the Tulsa PAC
January 26//Will Rogers' Romance with Betty and America
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Broadway, film and television actress Lynette Bennett stars in her one-woman musical drama based on the life of Betty Rogers, wife of Will Rogers (1879-1935), the world-famous Oklahoma cowboy, humorist, writer, movie star and humanitarian. In portraying Betty, Bennett offers a glimpse into the private life of the woman whose insights contributed to the public persona of her husband.
January 28//Black Journey
Explore African-American history from the slave era through the civil rights movement in this musical play. The story is told and illustrated through the music of the times: spirituals, Civil War songs, jazz and contemporary music. Recommended for 3rd grade and up.
January 29//Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem
Wicked grooves, sublime lead singing, great harmonies, sparkling original songs and a deep repertoire that spans 200 years of American music, Rani Arbo & (her band) daisy mayhem share an irresistible chemistry on stage that celebrates both tradition and improvisation with thought and exuberance.
February 18-19//Anne of Green Gables
Surprises abound when a Canadian farm couple adopts an orphan boy and the orphanage mistakenly sends an orphan girl. This classic, heart-warming musical, based on the best-selling novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, tells the story of vivacious Anne Shirley and her journey to find the family she has always wanted. Recommended for 2nd -- 6th grade
February 4-5, 11-12//Expressions of Black Souls
The poetic voices of Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou and Ntozake Shange, along with the music of Billie Holiday, James Brown, Destiny's Child and others will be heard in the musical play Expressions of Black Souls, documenting the rich history of African-American literary and musical expression and leadership.
In addition to the artists listed above, a cast of 12 will portray Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Mahalia Jackson, The Temptations, The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Funkadelic, Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Tupac Shakur, and others. Historical figures, including Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, Mary McLeod Bethune, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Barack Obama will also be characterized, along with entertainers such as The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey. The cast consists of Lawrence Rosenborough, Garnett Burkhalter III, Aubrey Walls, H.C. "Cee Fox" Stansfield, Terjuana Townes, Erica Ladd, Whitney Davis, Calisha Page, Jamaal Dyer, Felicia West, Balthazar Chinnell, and Kalen Ferguson. Dr. Rodney L. Clark is writer and director, Joey Crutcher Jr. is music director, Candice Marzett is choreographer and Alethia Sanders is costume designer.
In one of the most potent new sounds to emerge from Ireland in many years, concertina virtuoso Niall Vallely enlists his brother Caoimhín on piano and guitar powerhouse Paul Meehan to forge a new sound and to take Irish music onward to new frontiers. In the words of The Irish Times, "As fresh a breath that's blown through traditional and roots circles in a long, long time."
February 25-26//Tulsa Gridiron 2011
The Tulsa Gridiron has been turning up the heat on Tulsa newsmakers since 1933. The 2011 show, titled "Survivor: City Hall or... Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls of Fire," features skits and song parodies written and performed by Tulsans from all walks of life. The University of Tulsa's play-by-play announcer, Bruce Howard, joins this year's writing team. Tulsa music and theatre fans will enjoy appearances by Bob Hendrick, Liz Masters, Rebecca Marks, Dave Garcia and Darell Christopher, among many others, in more than two dozen numbers. As usual, there's humor to be found in a range of topics -- everything from bedbugs to Wikileaks. Rebecca Ungerman returns for a fourth year as director as well as a featured performer. County Commission Karen Keith, who appeared in the show during her TV days at KJRH, Channel 2, will serve as interlocutor. This year's Tulsa Gridiron Roasting Ear Award will be presented to the very deserving 2010 City Council Chairman, Rick Westcott. Proceeds from the shows are dedicated to scholarships for students involved in the support of free speech and political and social commentary.
March 19//National Fiddler Hall of Fame Induction and Concert
March 31-April 2//Man From Nebraska
In this play by Tulsa native Tracy Letts (August: Osage County), a luxury sedan, a church pew and visits to a nursing home form the comfortable round of Ken Carpenter's daily life. And then one night, he awakens to find that he no longer believes in God. This crisis of faith propels an ordinary middle-aged man into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery. This wickedly funny and spiritually complex play examines the effects of one man's awakening on himself and his family.
April 1-2//Avenue Q
Winner of three 2004 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score. Presented by New Space Entertainment.
April 1-2//Ferdinand the Bull
Ferdinand is an unusual bull who prefers picking flowers to joining the bullfighters in the ring. When he meets Danilo, a reluctant matador, they strike a blow for individuality by refusing to go along with the crowd. Based on Munro Leaf's beloved storybook, this production integrates Spanish, flamenco
dancing and original music. Recommended for K -- 6th grade
April 2//The Tartan Terrors
Taking the Celtic scene by storm, the Tartan Terrors, North America's premiere Celtic event, features the best in music, comedy and dance. Bolstered by the blistering piping of a two-time World Champion Bagpiper, the driving tones of drums from around the world, and a guitar played unlike any you've
ever heard, standing-room-only audiences understand why Dig This Magazine declares The Terrors "one act to keep an eye on!"
April 8//Mad Science: Star Trek Live
Audience members join Starfleet Academy only to be unexpectedly beamed into an adventure steeped in the grand tradition of Star Trek. Star Trek Live combines cuttingedge special effects, unmatched audience interaction, cool science and on-screen appearances from Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock themselves to create a warp drive theatrical experience. Recommended for 3rd grade and up.
April 9//Ghazal Ka Safar
April 15//Jon Meacham: The Media's Secret Bias--Liberals, Conservatives, and the Truth About the News
Network News. Cable News. The New York Times. The Washington Post. National Review. Has increased competition for viewers and readers destroyed impartial reporting in all forms? Has editorializing "why" joined "who, what, when and where?" Have left- and right-leaning biases and agendas become all too apparent? Newsweek editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham is perfectly positioned to assess and comment upon the presence and wide-ranging effects of bias in the media.
April 16//2011 Young Artist Competition Recital
May 21//Tommy Emmanuel and His Band
Returning to Tulsa celebrating 50 years on the stage. For this special anniversary concert tour, some of
Australia's top musicians perform with the world renowned guitar wizard.
June 3-4//Rabbit Boy Dances with Otter Girl
June & July//SummerStage 2011
SummerStage is a performing arts festival held during June and July at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Performances include a variety of disciplines: musicals, drama, comedy, dance and cabaret theatre events. SummerStage provides local arts groups and artists the opportunity to work together in forming
a showcase of talent from Tulsa and the surrounding communities. The result is a cohesive, colorful, balanced, diverse and high-energy festival with something for everyone.
Tulsa Symphony Orchestra
111 E. 1st St. Tulsa, OK 74103/ Performances at Tulsa PAC/918-584-3645/tulsasymphony.org
January 29//Broadway to Buenos Aires
Quartet San Francisco and Tulsa Symphony perform a program that includes music from West Side Story, Evita and more. Crafton Beck conducts.
March 12//Poetry, Prowess and Personal Passion
Les Preludes is perhaps the best known of Liszt's tone poems. The composer explained its meaning by saying: "What is our life but a series of preludes to that unknown chant, the first solemn note of which is sounded by death?" Unlike any previous piano concerto, the Prokofiev Op. 10 Piano Concerto required powerful technique, dazzling speed and unusual strength, which propelled him into the limelight as one of the premier performers and composers of his time. Symphony No. 3 was Brahms' present to Clara Schumann on her 64th birthday. Brahms had adored Clara from the moment he met her, although the two were reportedly never romantically involved.
April 16//Joy and the Brotherhood of Man
Egmont by Ludwig von Beethoven is a set of incidental music pieces for the 1787 play of the same name by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The composition celebrates the life, heroism and sacrifice of a 16th-century Dutch nobleman condemned to death for having taken a valiant stand against oppression. Symphony No. 9 is the master's final complete symphony and one of the best-known musical works in history. The symphony unfurls Beethoven's belief in universal freedom, equality and the brotherhood of man. His masterpiece culminates n the powerful final movement in which he sets the words to Friedrich Schiller's poem "Ode to Joy" to a tune so simply perfect that it remains one of the world's most recognized pieces of music.
University of Tulsa Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre
800 S. Tucker Dr./Tulsa, OK 74104/Performances at Chapman Theatre/918-631-2567/utulsa.edu
March 3-6//Hay Fever
Noel Coward's wit exposes the foolishness and pretense of the bright young things of his England, as the vastly entertaining home theatricals of the Bliss family escalate during a weekend of mistaken invitation, interludes and exposed secrets.
April 14-17 & 21-23//Rent
By Jonathan Larson, Rent is a Tony and Pulitzer Price-winning rock opera, based on the La Boheme. The musical centers around a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive under the shadow of AIDS.
Galleries and Museums
1400 N Gilcrease Museum Rd./Tulsa, OK/918-596-2700/
January 20-March 13//A Treasure of American Prints from the Gilcrease Collection
This presents the art of 31 printmakers. The artists, including Thomas Moran and Charles Banks Wilson, produced original prints, working directly on various surfaces -- metal plates, stone slabs, or blocks of wood -- from which their images were printed. Both creative and mechanical, printmaking combines an artist's unique vision and concept with his skill at manipulating the physical properties of a particular method. Traditionally used in book illustration as a form of communication, the print became an art form in itself when creative artists began to explore the various methods. As they became captivated with the processes, tools, and the promise of multiples, a new art form was born.
January 21//Forum: Printmaking
As part of the Gilcrease Forum series, Dr. Marwin Begaye, Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Oklahoma, will speak on the process of printmaking.
January 26//In the Courts of the Conqueror: The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided
Author and TU adjunct law faculty member Walter Echo-Hawk, Jr. will present a lecture entitled In The Courts of the Conqueror: The 10 Worst Indian & Law Cases Ever Decided, featuring special artistic presentation by artist Bunky Echo-Hawk. Sponsored by The University of Tulsa Law School.
June 26-January 2, 2012//America: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of a Nation
The exhibition will offer a sweeping look at American history from colonial days to the closing of the Western frontier. The epic show explores three centuries of American history through period art, artifacts and archival materials, drawn entirely from the diverse collections of Gilcrease Museum. It will present a look back at the magnificent experiment that has become the most successful and lasting democracy of all time, but it will also shed light on personal stories of perseverance, and, often tragedy.
Joseph Gierek Fine Art
1512 E. 15th St./Tulsa OK, 74120/918-592-5432/gierek.com
January 15-February 12//Dust and Furies
An exhibition of recent works by Kansas artist, John Gary Brown.
307 E. Brady St./Tulsa, Oklahoma/918-585-1234/livingarts.org
January 20-29//Border Images
6528 E. 51st/Tulsa, OK 74145/ 918-664-4732/lovettsgallery.com
March 5//Live Painting Demonstration: Robert Caldwell
Wildlife artist Robert L. Caldwell will, once again, be visiting Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for a solo exhibition of his newest paintings and graphite drawings. While at the gallery, he will be working on a painting in the afternoons and will be streaming these sessions--and interacting with people--live over the Internet. Artist Robert Caldwell will be available for questions and commentary during his demonstration. In addition, Robert will be exhibiting many of his new works, throughout his time in Tulsa. And as a heads-up: he nearly sold-out last year!
M.A. Doran Gallery
3509 S. Peoria Ave./Tulsa, OK 74105/918-748-8700/madorangallery.com
January 20-31//The Annual Small Works Show 2010
2727 S. Rockford/Tulsa, OK 74114/918-749-7941/philbrook.org
January 20-March 20//The Wyeth Legacy
Paintings by N.C., Andrew and Jamie from the Cowan Collection.
January 20-April 3//Shades of the Southwest
Celebrated for her etchings, Gene Kloss documented the landscape and people of the Southwest from Taos, New Mexico, to the coast of California. Kloss was active for most of the twentieth century and her art provided great insight into the people of New Mexico, their relationship to the environment and their religious rituals.
February 6-March 15//American Streamlined Design
The World of Tomorrow. The twentieth century reveled in machines and the speed they made possible. Sleek aerodynamic styling embodied a new and modern beauty. From the late 1920s to the 1950s, streamlining became the popular American design idiom for objects ranging from toy scooters to typewriters. This exhibition features more than 180 objects by such designers as Raymond Loewy, Henry Dreyfuss, Norman Bel Geddes and Walter Dorwin Teague.
Pierson Gallery and Boston Avenue Frame
1307-1311 E. 15th St./Tulsa, 74120/918-584-2440/bostonavenueframetheavenuestudio.com
January 20-February 5//David Charles Anderson: Contemporary Sculptor
Exhibit of over 40 contemporary sculptures by Tulsa artist, David Charles Anderson, spanning a period from the 1970's through the 1990's. David Anderson is known as a leading 3-dimensional abstract artist. He utilized fiberglass and epoxy resin, woods and bronze in his artwork that will range from a few inches tall, to outdoor and lobby sculpture that are twenty feet in diameter. He was represented by numerous galleries and his work is held in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, including Price-Waterhouse and by best-selling author Clive Cussler.
510 Dewey Ave./Bartlesville, OK 74003/918-336-4949/pricetower.org
January 21// Bruce Goff: A Creative Mind
Showcases the imaginative and inspiring architectural designs, many of them unrealized, by Bruce Alonzo Goff (1904-1982). Goff's original drawings are the primary resource for the exhibition which will be brought to life utilizing 3D construction models and cinematic photorealistic computer animation.
January 29// Over The Top Gala
Patrons of this black-tie-optional gala will enjoy a VIP reception, dinner, auction and entertainment from the Full Flava Kings.
Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art
2021 E. 71st St./Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136/918-492-1818/jewishmuseum.net
January 20-February 15// Breaking the Glass: Wedding Traditions in Oklahoma Cultures
January 20-February 15// Bridal Jewelry: Circles of Gold
February 15-September 25// Out of a Dark Cabinet: Rarely Viewed Treasures from the Permanent Collection
March 10-April 17// Fifth Annual Purim Mask Invitational
May 1--June 30// Mauricio Lasansky: Kaddish Series
July 10-September 25// Building the Land: Jewish National Fund Zionist Poster
Tulsa Artist Coalition
9 E. Brady/Tulsa, OK 74103/918-592-0041/tacgallery.org
Joshua Meier gives credit to his son Cyrus "for inspiring this body of work and for continually 'coping' with me as his father." He says, "The image of the child has long been a source of metaphorical inspiration. Throughout our lives, we hold on to ideals and values embodied by youth and childhood. We spend much of your younger days attempting to grow up and the rest of our adult lives trying to turn back the hands of time. The child has come to represent all the things we feel we've lost: innocence, openness, vulnerability, joy, imagination. Often we talk about the inner child; that lost version of ourselves that resides somewhere just under the surface and beckons us to a fresh, new beginning. In this form, the child becomes a symbol of hope, renewal, and freedom -- a promise of the future to come." Meier adds, "It seems that we are forever looking to the child as a way to cope with where we find ourselves today. What happens, then, when the child looks back at us? Coping explores this question and the possibility that the image of the child is no longer the peaceful, optimistic, and staid icon that it once was."
University of Tulsa
800 Tucker Dr./Tulsa, OK 74104/918-631-2739/utulsa.edu/art
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