Greenroom: Your Theatre Hub

By: James D. Watts Jr. l Tulsa World Sceen Writer

The company’s 2012 production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” proved that it could stage shows of a quality commensurate with its aims of being the city’s only Equity theater troupe. Its newest show, “Godspell,” demonstrates similar qualities, especially when it comes to singing.

April 08, 2015 | 12:25 pm

By James D. Watts JR.l Tulsa World Scene Writer

Whenever the hero of “The 39 Steps” needs to be helped or harassed, threatened or thwarted, chased or captured, it’s time to send in the Clowns.

That’s what half the cast of this stage adaptation of the Alfred Hitchcock film are called, and they are responsible for playing all but four of the dozens of characters needed to tell the story.

And there are only two of them.

March 20, 2015 | 12:42 pm

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.

February 17, 2015 | 2:16 pm

August: Osage County tells the story of the Weston family and their unexpected reunion after their father disappears. As the story unfolds, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major new play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.  August: Osage County received five Tony Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as numerous other awards. 

December 06, 2014 | 5:13 pm

By: James D. Watts, Jr l Tulsa World Sceen Writer


Exactly why young Benjamin took up a stick at a local park and whacked young Henry in the face with it, breaking a couple of Henry's teeth, no one quite knows. Neither boy really wants to talk about it.

May 21, 2015 | 2:55 pm