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Arts Scene: American Theatre Company's 'A Christmas Carol'

By James D. Watts JRl World Scene Writer 

 

It took Charles Dickens only six weeks to write "A Christmas Carol," which was first published Dec. 19, 1843.

And it took about the same amount of time before the first stage adaptation of the novella was presented.

Since then, "A Christmas Carol" has never been out of print, and adaptations of the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly visitors one bleak Christmas Eve are everywhere.

ARTS: Review of Miss Saigon

By: James D. Watts JR. l Tulsa World

 I heard something very unusual at the end of Theatre Tulsa's opening night performance of "Miss Saigon." Silence.

Typically, hardly a second passes between the obvious end of a performance and the audience's reaction. But when the curtain lowered Friday after the final tragic moments of "Miss Saigon," the crowd in the Tulsa PAC's Williams Theater remained almost reverentially quiet, a silence gently broken only by the sound of a few people crying.

Theatre Tulsa works to make 'Miss Saigon' Fly

By James D. Watts JR l World SCene Writer

 

Theatre Tulsa will open its 92nd annual season this coming weekend with “Miss Saigon,” the musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, authors of “Les Miserables.”

“Miss Saigon” takes the story of Puccini’s opera “Madama Butterfly” and relocates it to war-torn Southeast Asia in the 1970s.

The fall of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War is one of the pivotal moments in the story, and “Miss Saigon” is maybe best known for the scene when a helicopter lands on stage.

Arts Scene: 'Spamalot' from Theatre Pops

By James D. Watts JR l World Sceene Writer

 

“On second thought, let’s not go to Camelot,” King Arthur says in the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” “’Tis a silly place.”

But being silly was the stock in trade of the British comedy troupe Monty Python’s Flying Circus. And the group reached a pinnacle of silliness with their first feature film that took the myth of King Arthur and slapped it silly.

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