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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.

Art Scene: 'Bad Jews'

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

Few things can tear a family apart quite like coming together after a funeral.

That’s the case in “Bad Jews,” Joshua Harmon’s comedy about a supremely dysfunctional clutch of cousins who engage in heated verbal and physical battles over which of them deserves a family memento.]

One believes she deserves it because she is the only “real Jew” in the family — unlike her cousin, who has divorced himself from most of the trappings of his heritage.

ARTS: Review of 'The Rocky Horror Show'

By James D. Watts JR. l Tulsa World 

 

This is not your grandmother's "Rocky Horror Show."

It's been 42 years since "The Rocky Horror Show" first made its platform-booted entrance on to a tiny stage in London, and 40 years since the release of the film version, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," inaugurated the concept of the midnight movie and created a cult audience for this melange of 1950s science fiction satire and 1970s-style pansexual outrageousness.

Experiences to Share at the Tulsa PAC

 Show Buzz by Nancy Hermann l Greater Tulsa Reporter

 

When people ask me when is the best time to visit Tulsa, my first thought is to reply “anytime,” but my answer, most often, is “October.”

Between football and the State Fair, there is much activity to remind us that fall has arrived. Please save some time for shows at the TulsaPAC. October is our busiest month of the current season and some internationally known talent is dropping by.

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.

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.

ARTS: Review of 'The Taming of the Shrew' by Tulsa Ballet

Taming of the Shew, Tulsa Ballet

By James D. Watts JR. l World Scene Writer

 

The old theatrical adage that "dying is easy — comedy is hard" is doubly true when it comes to ballet.

Ballet is a physical art form, and physical comedy is most often created by performers willing to execute all kinds of off-balance, out-of-kilter, potentially dangerous moves in order to elicit a laugh.

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