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Weekend Arts: Cherokee Art Market and fairy tales are in store for Tulsa this week 

James D. Watts JR l World Scene Writer 

‘The Lost Pages of ...’

Take a familiar fairy tale, add a few original characters with agendas that go beyond the hope of a simple “happily ever after,” and treat the whole enterprise with the sort of pop-culture irreverence that one normally finds in animated films such as “Shrek” or “Megamind.”

The Life Dramatic: 103 Shows to See on Stage

by Alicaia Chesser and the Tulsa Voice Staff

The Tulsa Voice lays out 103 shows to see on stage during the fall and winter. Each performance is listed and can be viewed online. For show times and performance locations, visit http://www.thetulsavoice.com/August-B-2015/The-life-dramatic/

How Tulsa got Wicked-The Tulsa Voice

It’s a tidy office in South Tulsa, far from the thriving, eccentric arts districts revitalizing the central city. The waiting-room table offers local magazines and a book chronicling the history of Christianity in America. It’s a cozy, calming atmosphere, maybe not what one would expect to see at the home office of Celebrity Attractions, the production company that brought “Wicked” to Tulsa.

Spam alert!- The Tulsa Voice

The dog days—they’re here. Heat so blinding and relentless that rational thinking becomes a massive feat. Endless hours with restless children. Nothing to do but get as naked as permissible and as ridiculous as possible.

Blessed are those who bring us farce in such moments. The genre celebrates the absurdity of human existence with improbable plot twists, exaggerated characters, larger-than-life situations and broad humor. It’s the funhouse mirror-image of tragedy, the gift of laughing at the preposterous nonsense of it all.

REVIEW: 'Chicago' puts Theatre Tulsa talent to good use

By JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer

Theatre Tulsa has been nothing if not ambitious for its 92nd season, beginning with the monthlong run last summer of “Les Miserables.”

The company’s latest offering, the John Kander-Fred Ebb-Bob Fosse creation “Chicago,” is almost as ambitious in size and scope as “Les Miserables.”

And it’s almost as successful in achieving its aims — not as completely, perhaps, but close enough.

Arts Sceen:Theatre Pops' ''August:Osage County''

By JAMES D. WATTS JR, Word Sceen Writer

 The last time “August: Osage County” played Tulsa, it was January 2010, when the Broadway touring production starring Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons came to the Tulsa PAC.

Naturally, so did the snow and ice that ended up cutting the run short.

A Christmas Carol

By James D. Watts JR. World Scene Writer

American Theatre Company takes a great deal of pride in the fact that, with the exception of the source material, its annual holiday production of “A Christmas Carol” is an all-Tulsa creation.

The script and the songs were written by ATC founding members Bob Odle and Richard Averill, the show’s set was designed by Richard Ellis, and the costumes were designed by Jo Wimer.

ARTS: Review -- "Wait Until Dark"

By JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer

The first major character in American Theatre Company’s production of “Wait Until Dark” is on stage long before the show begins.

New play from Theatre North tackles education problems, offers solutions

By JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer

The problem isn’t what we talk about when we talk about the problems and challenges that public schools, teachers and students must face.

The problem, according to the title of Rodney L. Clark’s latest play, is that “All We Ever Do Is Talk About It.” Theatre North will present the play this weekend at the Tulsa PAC.

Sapulpa Community Theatre announces run of 'You Can't Take It With You' | Sapulpa World.com

SAPULPA — Sapulpa’s only live theater venue, 124 S. Water Street, is has announced the Friday, Oct. 11 opening of “You Can't Take It With You,” written by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman, directed by Brittany Scott.  ...

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Tulsa Project Theatre season to play the PAC | Tulsa World

By JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer

Tulsa Project Theatre, the city’s only Equity theater company, will present its fourth season — made up of two comedy plays and two musicals — at the Tulsa PAC. ...

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RSU Theater to celebrate 10th year with showcase of original productions | Claremore World.com

From Rogers State Unviersity

CLAREMORE — Rogers State University Theatre continues to raise the bar as the program enters its 10th year on campus. ...

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Review: 'Les Miserables' a triumph from Theatre Tulsa | Tulsa World

By JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer

Everything about the musical “Les Miserables” is big — from the 2-inch thick, 1,200-page novel on which it was based, to the razzle-dazzle of its original production, with its turntable stage and buildings that contorted and collapsed into barricades.

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Classically bold | The Tulsa Voice

BY GEORGE ROMERO Not only has she played an influential part in the restoration of Theatre Tulsa as a flourishing civic theatre company, but she has also taken on the colossal task of directing the company’s season opening production of “Les Misérables.” The curtain rises this weekend, on Friday, Aug. 8. ...Read more at The Tulsa Voice

Arts: 'Les Miserables' at PAC ... | Tulsa World

By JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer

More than 70 local actors set for launch of ‘Les Miserables’

One of the most ambitious productions by a local theater company opens this weekend as Theatre Tulsa unveils its version of “Les Miserables.”

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