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Review: Lyric Theatre Goes to THE PROM Photo Review: Lyric Theatre Goes to THE PROM
by Adrienne Proctor - July 13, 2023

Based on real events, THE PROM tells the story of a high schooler who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom. When the school board, PTA, and homophobic parents say no, a group of Broadway stars step in to give Emma and her date the prom of their dreams. Lyric's summer production runs through July...

Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS At The Pollard Is Horribly Fun Photo Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS At The Pollard Is Horribly Fun
by Adrienne Proctor - June 12, 2023

The Pollard presents the horrifically fun LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS through July 1st, 2023. The cult hit features singable tunes from Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, lovable shop owners, sadistic dentists, and one very bloodthirsty plant. LITTLE SHOP is a romp down memory lane and gives the audience a u...

Review: OU University Theatre Takes No Prisoners with MARIE ANTOINETTE Photo Review: OU University Theatre Takes No Prisoners with MARIE ANTOINETTE
by Adrienne Proctor - April 23, 2023

Marie Antoinette is a historical figure that has only grown larger than life and her wigs as time has gone by. The French Revolution starts as a spark and ends with a full-blown blaze in this historical drama, on stage at OU's intimate blackbox style Weitzenhoffer Theatre, now through April 30th on ...

Review: Lyric Theatre Gets Everything Right with THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Photo Review: Lyric Theatre Gets Everything Right with THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
by Adrienne Proctor - April 09, 2023

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma presents THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG now through April 23rd at their Plaza District location. When a well-intentioned but unprepared community theatre company attempts to open a murder-mystery play, disaster ensues. Lyric's cast of pros pulls off this comedic farce with gutsy ...

Review: Everyone's a suspect with The Pollard's murder/mystery musical CLUE Photo Review: Everyone's a suspect with The Pollard's murder/mystery musical CLUE
by Adrienne Proctor - March 12, 2023

Audiences have a chance to get in on the action and help solve the murder with CLUE: The Musical. Based on the popular whodunnit board game, CLUE is an interactive mystery musical that's entertaining and fun for all audiences. Come ready to investigate, as the ending to this musical changes from nig...

Review: Southmoore Has A Bikini Bottom Day With SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS THE MUSICAL Photo Review: Southmoore Has A Bikini Bottom Day With SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS THE MUSICAL
by Adrienne Proctor - March 07, 2023

The Southmoore High School Spring production is SpongeBob The Musical. This whimsical take on the popular 1990s cartoon features a star-studded lineup of original tunes by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Lady A, and more. The large ensemble cast is having the time of t...

Review: Lyric Theatre Embarks On An Epic Journey With BIG RIVER Photo Review: Lyric Theatre Embarks On An Epic Journey With BIG RIVER
by Adrienne Proctor - February 17, 2023

Big River is based on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. This Theatre for Young Audiences version has been adapted from the original Tony Award winning musical. Lyric presents their annual kids' show now through March 11th at their Lyric at the Plaza venue....

Review: 3rd Act Theatre Company comes to play and slay with EAT, SLAY, LEAVE Photo Review: 3rd Act Theatre Company comes to play and slay with EAT, SLAY, LEAVE
by Adrienne Proctor - October 27, 2022

When three best friends embark on a self-care weekend, they expect a quiet few days in the woods. They bring wine and bath bombs, and set up a 'ritual' to cast out their old selves. All hell breaks loose when they cast those demons out and right into their cabin. It's a fight to the death for the th...

Review: OKC Broadway Tempts Fate With HADESTOWN Photo Review: OKC Broadway Tempts Fate With HADESTOWN
by Adrienne Proctor - October 26, 2022

The 2019 Tony Award winner for best musical, HADESTOWN, makes its tour stop in OKC. Hadestown is a mashup of two Greek mythologies, with original music and lyrics by singer/songwriter Anais Mitchell. When Eurydice follows Hades to his underground kingdom, Orpheus risks it all to find her and bring h...

Review: Yee-haw! Lyric's ROCKY HORROR SHOW is bigger than Texas Photo Review: Yee-haw! Lyric's ROCKY HORROR SHOW is bigger than Texas
by Adrienne Proctor - October 09, 2022

Rocky Horror returns to Lyric Theatre and patrons are so glad! This season's production is nicer than Betty Monroe had, and it's bigger than ever with a Texas-themed setting. Rocky Horror is raunchy and sexy, and it's the cure for whatever is holding you back. Don't dream it, be it. Rose tint your w...

Review: OKC Broadway reaches new heights with HAIRSPRAY Photo Review: OKC Broadway reaches new heights with HAIRSPRAY
by Adrienne Proctor - September 07, 2022

OKC Broadway opens their fall season with the new tour of HAIRSPRAY. This is the Hairspray you know and love, with iconic musical numbers and higher than high hair dos. When teenaged Tracy Turnblad lands a spot on the Corny Collins show, she wants nothing more than to dance on TV with her friends. S...

Review: Lyric Theatre Death-Drops and High-Kicks in KINKY BOOTS Photo Review: Lyric Theatre Death-Drops and High-Kicks in KINKY BOOTS
by Adrienne Proctor - July 20, 2022

Lyric opens their final production of their 2022 Summer series. KINKY BOOTS is a fun-filled romp with a message of love and self-acceptance. With book by Harvey Fierstein and music by Cyndi Lauper, this Tony winner tells the story of Charlie Price, a shoemaker with a failing business. He meets Lola ...

Review: Lyric Theatre's CAROUSEL Dazzles on the Civic Center stage Photo Review: Lyric Theatre's CAROUSEL Dazzles on the Civic Center stage
by Adrienne Proctor - July 07, 2022

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma presents a dazzling spectacle on the Civic Center stage. The second of their three summer musicals, CAROUSEL is a beautiful musical, complete with epic dance numbers and opera-level singing. The orchestra onstage adds to the romantic quality of this Rodgers and Hammerstein ...

Review: FLIPSIDE: THE PATTI PAGE STORY at UCO Broadway Tonight Photo Review: FLIPSIDE: THE PATTI PAGE STORY at UCO Broadway Tonight
by Isaiah Werner - June 30, 2022

FLIPSIDE: THE PATTI PAGE STORY at UCO Broadway Tonight offers an incredibly fun and poignant look at the life, legacy, and music of Patti Page....

Review: Lyric Theatre's Summer Series returns with MATILDA: THE MUSICAL Photo Review: Lyric Theatre's Summer Series returns with MATILDA: THE MUSICAL
by Adrienne Proctor - June 22, 2022

MATILDA is a funny, irreverent story about a special young girl. Gifted with imagination and the ability to teach herself complex subjects, Matilda appeals to anyone who has the fighting spirit. Roald Dahl's beloved children's novel was adapted for the stage by Dennis Kelly, with songs by Tim Minch...

BWW Review: 3rd Act's HAMLET is Wondrous Strange Photo BWW Review: 3rd Act's HAMLET is Wondrous Strange
by Adrienne Proctor - May 16, 2022

3rd Act Theatre Company closes out Season 3: UNKNOWN with the re-imagined, gender-bent, immersive HAMLET. Now through May 28th, Dakota Lee Bryant directs this superb cast in Hamlet's tale of revenge. Kathy Skaggs stars as Hamlet and she's supported by a cast who are ready to recite Shakespeare, dual...

BWW Review: Lyric Theatre's got the beat with HEAD OVER HEELS Photo BWW Review: Lyric Theatre's got the beat with HEAD OVER HEELS
by Adrienne Proctor - April 19, 2022

Lyric Theatre returns to indoor performances! Back at The Paula Stover Stage in the Plaza district, Head Over Heels is a welcome home celebration for theatre patrons. Decked out in vibrant colors, the cast of eight performs music of The Go-Gos to the story loosely based on Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidn...

BWW Review: UCO Opera's THE CONSUL Is a Haunting Tale of Caution Photo BWW Review: UCO Opera's THE CONSUL Is a Haunting Tale of Caution
by Adrienne Proctor - April 05, 2022

UCO's opera department offers a cautionary tale. The Consul tells the story of one family trying to escape a country they can no longer call home. Though it ran on Broadway in 1950, it brings to mind current images that are seen on the news every night. Parallels to refugees and the bureaucratic sys...

BWW Review: Pride and Culture are on display with Lyric's DISTANT THUNDER Photo BWW Review: Pride and Culture are on display with Lyric's DISTANT THUNDER
by Adrienne Proctor - March 29, 2022

Lyric Theatre's latest New Work is the Native musical DISTANT THUNDER. Distant Thunder tells the story of Darrell Waters. The young lawyer returns home to a community he doesn't remember and re-learns about his heritage, regaining new friendships and relationships along the way. Native culture is al...

BWW Review: UCO's SWEENEY TODD Cuts Deep Photo BWW Review: UCO's SWEENEY TODD Cuts Deep
by Adrienne Proctor - March 07, 2022

UCO and Broadway Tonight's production of SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a haunting and spooky telling of Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece. The wronged Sweeney Todd and the opportunistic Mrs. Lovett are two of the most beloved antiheroes in Musical Theatre history. This production ho...

BWW Review: TITANIC THE MUSICAL at Howard Theatre At Heritage Hall Photo BWW Review: TITANIC THE MUSICAL at Howard Theatre At Heritage Hall
by Theresa Bertram - March 02, 2022

As I walked through the parking lot of Heritage Hall's Howard Theatre, 1800 NW 122nd Street, in Oklahoma City, I knew TITANIC THE MUSICAL was a fitting show to see as I climbed over the literal ice bergs to get to the door. Just prior to the show dates Feb. 24-27, an ice storm came across southern U...

BWW Review: A BRIEF ENCOUNTER Moves Seamlessly at Jewel Box Theatre Photo BWW Review: A BRIEF ENCOUNTER Moves Seamlessly at Jewel Box Theatre
by Kevan Dunkelberg - February 20, 2022

'Immersive' is one of those non-specific buzzwords that gets slapped on shows from time to time that could mean anything. There are undoubtedly more specific and meaningful words, and they could probably all be used to describe Jewel Box Theatre's production of BRIEF ENCOUNTER....

BWW Review: OKC Broadway twists and turns with reimagined OKLAHOMA! Revival Photo BWW Review: OKC Broadway twists and turns with reimagined OKLAHOMA! Revival
by Adrienne Proctor - January 27, 2022

The re-imagined version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA! is dark and twisting. It's controversial to say the least, and it makes its national tour stop now through January 30th at the Civic Center. OKC University alum Sasha Hutchings leads the dynamic and diverse cast in this modernized take o...

BWW Review: No requiem for DEAR EVAN HANSEN Photo BWW Review: No requiem for DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Adrienne Proctor - January 14, 2022

The national tour of Dear Evan Hansen makes its OKC stop at the Civic Center now through Jan 16th. When Evan's classmate commits suicide, his friends and family are left grappling and searching for answers. Evan constructs a friendship that never really existed between the two, and as the lie gets b...

BWW Review: ELF THE MUSICAL is a jolly good time! Photo BWW Review: ELF THE MUSICAL is a jolly good time!
by Adrienne Proctor - January 02, 2022

Elf The Musical is a jolly fun, heartwarming holiday tale for the whole family. Poteet Theatre inside St. Luke's United Methodist Church presents this musical on their cozy stage in downtown Oklahoma City. Buddy Hobbs grows up at the North Pole, and soon discovers he's not one of Santa's elves at al...



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Beetlejuice in Oklahoma Beetlejuice
Civic Center Music Hall (11/19 - 11/24)
JERSEY BOYS in Oklahoma JERSEY BOYS
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma (7/9 - 7/14)
Lyric's A CHRISTMAS CAROL in Oklahoma Lyric's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma (11/23 - 12/27)
& Juliet in Oklahoma & Juliet
Civic Center Music Hall (4/29 - 5/4)
Rodgers & Hammersteins's CINDERELLA in Oklahoma Rodgers & Hammersteins's CINDERELLA
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma (7/30 - 8/4)
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK in Oklahoma THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
Storyteller Theatre OKC (8/9 - 8/11)
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST in Oklahoma THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Storyteller Theatre OKC (7/12 - 7/14)
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