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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

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

From Rogers State Unviersity

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


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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Theatre Tulsa prepares epic production of 'Les Miserables' | Tulsa World

By JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer |

The first time Mark Frie heard the people sing — singing the song of angry men — it changed his life. ...

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Sapulpa Community Theatre in need of fundraising | Sapulpa

By SHANNON MUCHMORE World Staff Writer |

SAPULPA — When Debbie Pope’s grandson asked her recently if he could some day act in shows put on by the community theater of which Pope is president of the board, she told him of course. ...


American Theatre Company debuts new facility with 'Monsters' | Tulsa World

By JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer

Like a number of local theater companies, the American Theatre Company has for many years been a troupe without a home. ...

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Arts Scene: Festival returns to stage with dance, drama | Tulsa World

By JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer

After taking a brief break for the Fourth of July, the Tulsa PAC Trust’s SummerStage Festival resumes with a weekend of dance, drama and music.

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