Lyric Theatre stages epic musical Titanic

Published July 12, 2019 | By Adrienne Proctor The final show in Lyric Theatre’s blast from the past summer series is the real-life disaster tale Titanic. Though not the same plot as the Oscar-sweeping blockbuster movie, the stage version debuted the same year on Broadway, and enjoyed comparable success at the Tony’s in 1997. This …

Sellin’ the papes with Lyric’s Newsies

Published July 1, 2019 | By Adrienne Proctor The Summer at the Civic rolls on! Fresh off their magical series opener Singin’ In the Rain, The Lyric is set to make headlines again, this time with Disney’s beloved musical Newsies. The stage version of Newsies is based on the movie, which starred a young Christian …

Lyric’s summer series returns with Singin’ In the Rain!

Published June 15, 2019 | By Adrienne Proctor It’s here again!! The Summer at the Civic Series is the most exciting theatre event of the year. Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma presents a series of three fabulous, fully produced musicals in six weeks on the Civic Center Thelma Gaylord Stage. It’s a spectacular, blink-and-you-miss-it thrill ride …

The Pollard’s in for a DISASTER!

Published June 9, 2019 | By Adrienne Proctor What a Disaster! The Pollard closes out their 32nd season with one wild boat ride. Inspired by the 1970s natural disaster movies and the music of the disco era, Disaster! is a funny, low-brow comedy romp for (almost) all ages. The casino cruise ship where the chaos …

Carpenter Square presents the colorful White Guy on the Bus

Published May 21, 2019 | By Adrienne Proctor Bruce Graham’s 2017 drama White Guy on the Bus offers a surprising and honest take on race relations in the U.S. Bringing a personal touch to the subject matter, Carpenter Square Theatre tackles this heavy topic with a strong cast. Terry Veal is Ray, the titular White …

INCOMING! The Pollard prepares for Disaster!

Published May 18, 2019 | By Adrienne Proctor Downtown Guthrie this June is looking to be quite troubling. The Pollard Theatre’s upcoming production of Disaster!, written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, pays tribute to the great music and stylized catastrophe movies of the 1970s. It includes a large cast full of comedic greats in …

Lyric Academy’s Honk, jr. is a honk of a great time!

Published May 13, 2019 | By Adrienne Proctor Honk, jr. is a lovely adaptation of The Ugly Duckling, and the Thelma Gaylord Academy presents it with Spring in their step. Featuring a cast made up of the Academy’s 7-14-year-olds, these students tell the sweet tale of Ugly, a baby chick who just doesn’t quite belong …

Urinetown is the place to be!

Published May 5, 2019 | By Adrienne Proctor Urinetown: The Musical brings us to a not-so distant dystopian future where vital natural resources are in desperately short supply. The citizens who live in this dusty world must stand in line for hours each day, scraping pennies to use the bathrooms. Public facilities are closely monitored, …

The Rokademy students won’t want for love

Published April 24, 2019 | By Adrienne Proctor The Thelma Gaylord Academy’s Rokademy Experiment is no child’s play. The students that make up this band are polished performers who sparkle with the gleam of seasoned rock-stars. They take their audience on a ride they won’t soon forget. After attending an impromptu Christmas concert of theirs …

Beehive is a rockin’ tribute to the 60s

Published April 20, 2019 | By Adrienne Proctor Beehive: The 60s Musical is a hair-raising good time for Pollard patrons. Susan Riley serves as narrator and she takes us from 1960, with the girl groups and iconic hairdos, all the way to Woodstock in 1969. Seen through the eyes of someone coming of age during …